If you and your family love spending time in the outdoors, then our Great Outdoor Adventure will be the perfect getaway for you. Channel your inner Columbus!​

The first day will be spent on the lookout for wonderful wildlife so listen out for rustling in the bushes or splashes in the pond! Together we will be helping our local environment stay nature friendly by taking part in one of our conservation activities. ​

The following day you will be able to get off the beaten track as a family and explore the countryside as you wish. Ask your adventure leader on the best places to visit in the area! We want to hear all about it the following day on our big day out. We will be learning how to navigate the countryside by orienteering and completing one of our nature spotter guides.. from ladybirds and squirrels to wildflowers and animal tracks, how many will you find?​

Our evenings will be just as adventurous as we head out on a night walk, on the lookout for swooping bats. On the final night we will gather around a campfire, lit using the skills you have learnt, whilst enjoying some roasted marshmallows!

For a full list of activities, see our timetable below. Our activities are most suitable for children aged 6 – 12 however younger and older children are welcome to join in. Children should be accompanied by a guardian on all activities.

All of our family activities are scheduled to take place outside, in line with the current government guidelines. If bad weather means that we are unable to carry out the outdoor activities, indoor activities will be available for families to take part in individually.

Tutor: Adventure Leaders

This experience will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic adventure leaders.

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  • Frog on a rock
  • Children looking in ground
  • Hand in water

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Example Timetable

All activities are subject to change, due to weather conditions at the time.

Monday

  • Arrival and welcome to FSC Orielton
  • Ice breakers
  • Mammals and Moths - Have a go at setting up humane mammal and moth traps ready for us to see what has visited us in the morning.

Tuesday

  • Mammals and Moths - Discover what has been out at night in our centre grounds by opening up our small mammal and moth traps. Learn how traps are used for scientific monitoring and what happens with the data collected.
  • Mini Beast Hunt - Mini beast hunt around our local woodlands and meadow. Pond dipping in our small ponds.
  • Conservation activity - To keep our centre nature friendly, we regularly take part in conservation activities such as coppicing and building bat boxes!
  • Nature Night Walk - An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife.  Set some mammal traps ready for the following morning session, then find out what it’s like to be a bat and hopefully hear some different species of bats using a bat detector.

Wednesday

  • Free Day - get off the beaten track as a family and explore! Ask your adventure leader on the best places to visit in the area!

Thursday

  • A big day out in the wild! - A walk around the Stackpole Estate's beautiful stretch of coastline with it's award-winning sandy beaches, tranquil wooded valleys and lily ponds. Help us to navigate our way and spy as many species as you can to fill in on our spotter sheets. Don't forget to pack your binoculars if you have some!
  • Campfire - Come join us for an evening around the campfire on the estate grounds. Toast some marshmallows and have a good time with your new friends.

Friday

  • Wave goodbye!

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Waterproof coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Rucksack
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Please bring plenty of extra layers and spare clothes, you never know what the weather will be like!
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