Outdoor and Adventure Summer Holiday Programme 2017

Dates: 24th Jul 2017, 9:30am - 1st Sep 2017, 15:30pm

Category: Kids Activities

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“We had an amazing day. Haven't laughed sooo much in a long time. The kids had a fab day as did all the adults. The BBQ was great sat by the camp fire. The staff were amazing, informative and incredibly friendly, really well organised. Thank-you will definitely be back.”

Joanna, Very happy parent - attended Family Woodland Day

Fresh air, fun and friends!

Our popular Outdoor & Adventures Holiday Programme is available to all outdoor loving 7 to 14 year olds during the summer holidays from 24th July – 1st September 2017. Full details below or download and print the programme here.

Based in the wonderful grounds of Hestercombe children can romp through our woods and enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures from climbing to forest skills to outdoor cookery. There are no computers or televisions – just lots of fun, friends and fresh air!

From paintball to climbing to mountain biking to forest skills, our holiday programme has something for everyone! Our adventure days are for children aged 7 to 14 years and run from 9.30am to 3.30pm and cost from £25 per child per day. Call Andrew Burns on 01823 410126 or email aburns@1610.org.uk for more info or to book.

Week 1

Monday 24th July – Hullabaloo Animal day

A day for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. A day dedicated to animals, from the cute and cuddly to the creepy crawly. Topped off with a picnic lunch and a trip to feed the ducks.

Cost: £18
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -18 year olds

Monday 24th July – **NEW** Nature Detective Day

Come along and join our ‘nature detective agency’. Explore the vast Hestercombe woodland and all its hidden secrets.  Activities include, Scavenger hunt, pond dipping, Bugtropolis building, stick rafts and much, much more.

Cost: £20 –  BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7 -12 year olds

Wednesday 26th July - Ambush Paintball

An exhilarating day of frenetic paintball for both girls and boys! A full day of game scenarios including capture the flag, last person standing, and protect the bomb disposal expert! All the latest gear provided plus 200 paintballs! (Extra paintballs can be purchased if required £5 per 100)

Cost: £25 – BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 11-16 year olds

Thursday 27th July – Family Woodland Day

Come and spend a fabulous fun day in the woods with your tribe. A range of activities including den building, fire lighting, scavenger trail and many more, all in the beautiful  Hestercombe  woodland.

Cost: £35 per family (up to 5 people) BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: all the family

 

Week 2

Monday 31st July – Commando Challenge Day

Are you brave enough to take part? An action packed day for girls and boys. Learn all about camouflage and concealment and put your skills to the test during the spine tingling sniper challenge. Set up a bivouac, take part in a recce patrol and put all your new skills to the test in our ultimate commando assault course. As always this will be a popular one so book early to avoid disappointment

Cost: £20 - BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7 -12 year olds

Monday 31st July – Hullabaloo – Haynes Museum

A day for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Take a trip in our minibus to visit the wonderful world of Somerset’s own international motor museum. Enjoy the guided tour and explore the ‘top trump trail’.  

Cost: £18
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -18 year olds

Tuesday 1st August – **NEW** Wild Wet and Wonderful – WARNING! You will get wet!!!

Are your design and building skills up to the task?? Will your raft stay afloat or will you get wet?!  Enjoy a range of games and activities on our lake. Woodland water slides, water fights and much more.  Come along and join us on this fun and exciting day! (Towel & change of clothes required)

Cost: £20 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7 -12 year olds

Friday 4th August – Ambush Paintball

An exhilarating day of frenetic paintball for both girls and boys! A full day of game scenarios including capture the flag, last person standing, and protect the bomb disposal expert! All the latest gear provided plus 200 paintballs! (Extra paintballs can be purchased if required, £5 per 100)

Cost: £25 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 11-16 year olds

 

Week 3

Monday 7th August – Hullabaloo Surfing

A day for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Join us on our annual trip to Putsborough beach with Barefoot Surf School. Always a popular day so book early. Wetsuit provided.

Cost: £18
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -18 year olds

Monday 7th August – Woodland Adventure Day

Fun outdoor challenges, rope swings, mud slides, water fights, good old fashioned outdoor fun… This will be a messy one and not one to miss!!

Cost: £20 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7-12 year olds

Wed 9th / Thurs 10th / Fri 11th August -  Kids Super Camp (overnight stay)

The ultimate experience and challenge for young people aged 8 to 14.  1610’s overnight adventure camp is something every kid should take part in!  The 3 days & 2 nights  are full of challenging and fun activities with the great outdoors as a background.  Set in the safe woodlands of Hestercombe Gardens and run by experienced 1610 staff, children will learn a range of new skills, like positioning and putting up a tent (provided), mastering the climbing wall and preparing and cooking dinner.   Our 2 days are packed with activities and challenges that are immensely enjoyable.   A packed lunch is required for day one but all other meals are provided, including an evening meal in the Hestercombe café.  (Sleeping bags and roll mats can be provided for a small extra cost).

Cost: £140
Time: 9.30am drop off & 2.00pm pick-up on Friday
Age: 8 – 13 year olds

 

Week 4

Mon 14th August – Hullabaloo – Segway’s & Summer Fun

A day for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Back by popular demand!

Travel around the Hestercombe woodland on the 2 wheeled Segway’s and join in the fun with a range of Summer  outdoor activities.

Cost: £18
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -18 year olds

Mon 14th August – **NEW** Wild Wheels Day – Segway’s / Mountain biking

A first for our holiday program!  Experience the thrill of riding a Segway around the Hestercombe woodland and exploring the surrounding areas on one of our mountain bikes. All equipment provided.

Cost: £20 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -12 year olds

Wed 16th August – Family Woodland Day

Back by popular demand!- Come spend a fabulous fun day with your tribe in the woods, activities will include – Den building / Paintball target shooting / Climbing wall / Fire lighting / Rope swings / Scavenger Hunt / BBQ lunch and much, much more! – This is going to be great.

Cost: £35 per family (up to 5 people)
Time: 10am – 3pm
Age: All the family

Thurs 17th August – Paintball Day

An exhilarating day of frenetic paintball for both girls and boys! A full day of game scenarios including capture the flag, last person standing, and protect the bomb disposal expert! All the latest gear provided plus 200 paintballs! (Extra paintballs can be purchased if required, £5 per 100)

Cost: £25 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 11-16 year olds

Friday 18th August– Secret Agent Boot Camp

Could you be the next 00 agent? Our boot camp will test your skills. Learn to crack secret codes and decipher the hidden messages. Brush up on your shooting skills in our target range and solve the ‘mystery’ of Hestercombe. 

Cost: £20 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7 -12 year olds

 

Week 5

Monday 21st August– Hullabaloo – Crealy Park

A day for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. A day packed with excitement. Our fast track passes will ensure the children get to experience everything the park has to offer. From animals to rollercoasters this day has it all and is certain to be very popular.  

Cost: £18
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 8 -18 year olds

Monday 21st August – Ambush Paintball

An exhilarating day of frenetic paintball for both girls and boys! A full day of game scenarios including capture the flag, last person standing, and protect the bomb disposal expert! All the latest gear provided plus 200 paintballs! (Extra paintballs can be purchased if required, £5 per 100)

Cost: £25 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 11-16 year olds

Tues 22nd August – Survival Day – WILD CHILDREN WANTED!

Can you survive a day in the Hestercombe woodland. Follow the map, build a waterproof shelter, find and cook your own food, light a fire and much more. Rations provided!

Cost: £20 Lunch included
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Age: 7 -12 year olds

 

NEW for 2017!!!

Thurs 24th / 25th August – Family Camp

The ultimate 1610 experience for the family.  1610s overnight family camp is something every family should take part in!  The 2 day, 1 night camp is full of fun activities with the great outdoors as a background.  Set in the safe woodlands of Hestercombe Gardens and run by knowledgeable and friendly 1610 staff.

Experience some real quality family time, packed with activities. Enjoy an evening around the camp fire and a night under canvas. (tents, roll mats & sleeping bags can be provided at a small charge)

Activities will include – Den building / Paintball target shooting / Climbing wall / Fire lighting / Rope swings / Scavenger Hunt / Night walk and much, much more! – A packed lunch is required for day one but all other meals are provided

This is going to be great!

Cost: Adults £30, Children aged  4-16yrs £20
Time: 9.30am arrive Thursday &  2.00pm leave on Friday
Age: All the family

 

Week 6

Wed 30th 31st August - 28 hour Survival Camp – Only for the brave!

Can you survive 28 hours in the Hestercombe woodland? The ultimate experience and challenge for young people aged 8 to 14. 1610s Survival camp is something every kid should take part in!  Set in the safe woodlands of Hestercombe Gardens and run by experienced 1610 staff, children will learn a range of new skills including building a waterproof shelter and preparing & cooking dinner.  Our 2 days are packed with activities and challenges that are immensely enjoyable.   A packed lunch is required for day one but all other meals are included.

Cost: £65 Rations Provided
Time: 9.30am drop off & 2.00pm pick-up on Friday
Age: 8 – 12 year olds

Fri 1st September – Fun in the Sun (we hope)

What better way to finish the school holidays than to join us at Hestercombe.

Non stop action, a day packed with many of our popular activities. Rafting, target shoot, climbing, water fights and load more.

Cost: £20 BBQ lunch included
Time: 9.30am drop off & 2.00pm pick-up on Friday
Age: 7 – 12 year olds

 

For more info or to book please contact Andrew Burns on 01823 410 126/236 or email Andrew at aburns@1610.org.uk.