Children and families

EXPERIENCES YOU WON’T FORGET

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.

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

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.

See venue information and book

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.

Available only 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

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 for the whole family as well.
-You can only book ‘one free session’ per family per holiday.

See venue information and book

ADVENTURE DAYS & FAMILY PARK COOKING
VENUE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

Brandon

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Adventure Weeks and free Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Week and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 29 MARCH -1 APRIL

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 6-9 APRIL

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

BURY St Edmunds

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Adventure Weeks and free Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Week and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 29 MARCH -1 APRIL 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 6-9 APRIL

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

EYE

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Adventure Days & Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Day and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

Gt Cornard, Sudbury

Dates
29 March-1April
6-9 April

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Stevenson Centre
Stevenson Approach
Great Cornard
Sudbury
CO10 0WD

*Please note the free Adventure Days & Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Day and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

 

Haverhill

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Adventure Weeks & free Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Week and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 29 MARCH -1 APRIL 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 6-9 APRIL

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

MILDENHALL

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals.You can only book one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.
There are unfortunately NO Adventure Days in Mildenhall.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

Newmarket

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

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

*Please note the free Adventure Weeks & free Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Week and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 29 MARCH -1 APRIL 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE WEEK 6-9 APRIL

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

Stowmarket

Dates
29 March-1 April
6-9 April

Session Time
10:00-16:00

Venue
Museum of East Anglian Life (don’t follow SatNav)

Meeting Point
Adventure Days (paid or free) – please meet in the Iliffe Way Car Park
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14 1PN

Family Park Cooking
Enter through gate at the end of Lockington Rd
Lockington Road
Stowmarket
IP14 1DG

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

 

*Please note the free Adventure Days & Family Park Cooking days are only eligibale for children in receipt of free school meals. You can only book one Adventure Day and one Family Park Cooking day per holiday.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PAID FOR ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE ADVENTURE DAY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FREE FAMILY PARK COOKING

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.

 

Explore Outdoor Covid-19 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.

Child hanging upside down from a tree branch

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDING & SUPPORT PARTNERS 

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