Children and families

EXPERIENCES YOU WON’T FORGET THIS SUMMER

Our adventure days, family park cooking and holiday hunger inititaives have grown significantly during the last 3 years to include more locations, so that we can offer these unique opportunties to more young people and families in Suffolk.

We offer great value, paid-for and free places

Free places are part of the Suffolk Holiday Activity Programme – please see the eligibility criteria and how to book free places below.

FREE PLACE ELIGIBILITY

Free Places

  • To be eligible for Free Adventure Days or Family Park cooking sessions you MUST have been referred by your school or social worker and received an email letter from us.
  • Places are only available for families whose children are in receipt of free school meals.
  • Free places booked will be subject to confirmation from your school of eligibility.
  • Lunch is included on a free place.
  • You can only book ‘one free session’ per holiday per child in Eye, Stowmarket, Sudbury.
  • In Brandon, Bury, Newmarket and Haverhill ‘one free session’ includes 4 days.
  • To book a free place on either session please email us exploreoutdoor@acleisure.com

SUMMER ADVENTURE DAYS

 

Everyone sleeps well after our outdoor, adventure days

Action-packed, safe, structured activities with fresh air in abundance, all under the careful eye of  experienced forest leaders.

Sessions are outdoors all-day
Wear/bring suitable clothing for the weather
Please bring a packed lunch & drinks (not required on free places)

Children must be aged 8-12 years old

Cost
£22 per child per day – and please bring your own packed lunch
£72 per child per day for a 4-day consecutive booking Monday-Thursday

Book below.

Kids in trees
Families sitting round camp fire

FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

Adults and children take part in an amazing unique experience, away from the normal pressures of life.

These sessions are only available for families in receipt of free school meals.

The days run from 10:00-16:00 and include:-

  • Outdoor family activities 
  • Outdoor cooking class and lunch provided
  • Recipe book and videos
  • Food box for a family of 4

ADVENTURE DAYS SUMMER 2021
VENUE INFORMATION AND BOOKING DETAILS

£22 per child per day or £72 for 4 consecutive days Monday-Thursday

Brandon

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Brandon Country Park (The Engine House)
Bury Road
Brandon
IP27 0SU

Meeting Point
Orchard car park (please not not park in the main car park)

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park in the Orchard car park
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK BRANDON

BURY St Edmunds

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Nowton Park
Gardeners Cottage
Nowton Park
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5LU

Meeting Point
Meet inside the Walled Garden
(Please do not go to the main car park)

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park inside the Walled Garden
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK BURY

EYE

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Eye Community Centre
25 Magdalen Street
Eye
IP23 7AJ

Meeting Point
Meet in the main car park

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park in the main car park
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK EYE

Gt Cornard, Sudbury

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Stevenson Centre
Stevenson Approach
Great Cornard
Sudbury
CO10 0WD

 

BOOK SUDBURY

Haverhill

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
East Town Park
Coupals Road
Haverhill
CB9 7UW

Meeting Point
Meet in the main car park

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park in the main car park
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK HAVERHILL

MILDENHALL

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-14:00

Venue
Mildenhall Scout Group
St Andrew’s Street
Mildenhall
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 7HB

Meeting Point
Meet in the main car park

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park in the main car park
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK MILDENHALL

Newmarket

Dates
26 July-26 August

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
The Jarman Centre
119 Duchess Drive
Newmarket
CB8 9HB

Meeting Point
Meet in the main car park

Parking
We would like as many families to walk and cycle as possible
Please park in the main car park
Please park considerately
Mind out for children

 

BOOK NEWMARKET

COVID-19 SAFE ACTIVITIES - SEE OUR ADJUSTMENTS

Please note the following adjustments which we have made to our sessions this summer, to comply with government guidelines.

1. All Explore Outdoor programmes will take place outside to reduce the likelihood of transmission.

2. Toilet facilities at each venue will be cleaned at multiple intervals throughout the day.

3. All children who attend Explore Outdoor Adventure Days/Family Park Cooking are expected to socially distance following government guidance.

4. Explore Outdoor instructors will provide hand sanitisers, and regular handwashing is expected throughout the day.

5. Explore Outdoor Instructors and staff will wear appropriate PPE to administer any first aid.

6. All equipment will be sanitised after use.

7. Children/families who are self-isolating following the government guidelines will NOT be able to attend Explore Outdoor sessions.

8. We recommend parents should reduce the number of times their children attend Explore Outdoor.

9. On arrival, parents and children should remain in their vehicle. An Explore Outdoor instructor will meet you and sign you in. (Adventure days only)

10. Please avoid group gatherings in the car parks.

ADVENTURE DAYS KIT LIST

We aim to deliver fun, exciting activities outdoors in all kinds of environment and weathers.

Expect to get wet muddy and to have a great time!

Clothes to wear

  • Warm jumper or fleece
  • Pair of old trousers/Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Sun hat and sunglasses (April to October)
  • Woolly hat and gloves (October to April)
  • Pair of old trainers or walking boots (Wellies if it is wet)
  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers

Things to bring

  • Water bottle/bottles (Minimum 2ltrs)
  • Packed Lunch Snacks
    Sun cream (Factor 30+)
    Medication (Must be looked after and administered by the young person)
  • Rucksack to carry belongings in
  • Hair tie if you have long hair

What not to bring

  • No mobile phones or other electronics
  • No Expensive clothes or Jewellery
  • No Jeans (Denim is the worst clothing to get wet in)
  • No open-toed shoes/No flip flops or sandals
  • No caffeinated or Energy drinks

Please remember that children who are eligible for free school meals and therefore have a FREE place on the Adveture Days – DO NOT need to bring a packed lunch as we will provide one.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDING & SUPPORT PARTNERS 

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