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This family holiday is the ultimate experience for adventure-seekers.
You won’t be afraid to make a splash as you scramble through ghylls or push yourself to reach new heights as you climb and take on the high ropes. In between our adventurous activities we will be getting close with nature as we discover what wild creatures live in our grounds and cook an evening meal over an open fire after an afternoon of bushcraft.
One day will be spent with your adventure leader who will lead you up a local mountain of the Lake District, sharing it’s hidden secrets along the way. Evenings will be a mix of led activities and own time for you to enjoy with your family. You will also have one day free so that you can go out and explore the local area. Ask your leader on the best places to visit in the area!
This holiday is most suitable for families with children aged 7 -15. Younger children are welcome, although activities might not be suitable for them. If your child will be under the age of three on time of arrival, please select the ‘Infant’ booking option so they can attend for free!
Tutor: Adventure Leaders
This experience will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic adventure leaders.
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- Arrive and welcome
- Ice breakers - Time to get to know your Adventure Leaders and the other families
- Climbing - A chance to experience rock climbing on a natural rock face, gaining a real sense of mountaineering risk and adventure. Skills in balance, technique and control will be developed through ground based games and bouldering before moving onwards and upwards to practice these skills on the rock face
- Mammals and Moths - Have a go at setting up humane mammal and moth traps ready for us to see what has visited us later in the day
- Low Ropes and Team Challenges - The low rope challenges are a good way to develop flexibility, strength, control and balance in an exhilarating outdoor environment. Balance beams, rope bridges and scramble nets allow the whole group to keep active and try different ways to conquer the challenge
- Nature Night Walk - An evening stroll around the grounds looking for signs of night-time wildlife
- Ghyll Scramble - Step outside your comfort zones as you journey upstream and experience the flow of an impressive mountain river as it cuts its path through the wild environment. Work together to scramble up the sides of waterfalls and jump into plunge pools. Journeying up the river you will encounter the unique habitat and wildlife of the gorge.
- High Ropes - Here you will be given the chance to experience fun, outdoor challenges at height in a safe environment, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. You will take part in activities on the Wobbly Pole, Jacobs Ladder and Vertical Challenge.
- Orienteering - Are you good at using treasure maps? Build your skills to see if you can solve the clues and find your way around. You never know what you may find!
- Free Day - Get off the beaten track and explore with your family. Ask your Adventure Leader on the best places to visit in the area!
- Mountain Day - Your adventure leader will lead you up a local mountain of the Lake District, sharing it’s hidden secrets along the way.
- Canoeing - Head off through some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside on your canoe and play games, observe wildlife and build bonds with each other during this thrilling adventure.
- Raft Building - This is a wet, challenging and fun activity to increase teamwork and communication skills. Consider buoyancy, stability and steering when designing and building a raft to launch onto our wild lakes or rivers. Aboard the raft, with others, you will take-up your paddles and work together to face races, wet games and time trials.
- Bushcraft Afternoon - Learn new survival skills in the woods! We will be cooking our evening meal on the fires we build and eating out in the wild.
Before You Attend
What to bring
- Waterproof coat
- Comfortable shoes
- Lunch box
- Water bottle
- 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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