When I first visited this amazing activity centre, I came with a group of friends on a school trip, and I wasn't disappointed. When we arrived, the staff were extremely friendly and answered any questions we may have had. The activity centre is set at the edge of the beautiful Scotsmans flash, which is well known for its interesting array of wildlife. When we went inside, we were given our wetsuits, boots, life jackets and any other equipment we would need, everything was included. The changing rooms were clean, tidy and checked each night. Each changing room had two toilets and a sink which were also clean. Once ready, we were given a quick briefing before we were allowed to choose our kayak and paddle and set off on the activity. The instructors were extremely friendly, and were always there to ensure that you were safe at all times and were there to help you back into your boat if you fell in.
The instructors had many different activities for us to do while on the water, including games like chariots and gladiators. Many of the activities were team based, and it was a great way to get to know people and make friends. Safety equipment like helmets were given out when needed.
There are many other activities which the outdoor education team has to offer, including many different types of sailing boats which catered for inexperienced sailors as well as advanced ones which were fairly easy to set up. My favourite team based activity was to construct your own raft. You were given a variety of materials and at the end, you had to ride it! All activities at the centre were extremely fun and there is no shortage of equipment.
The team also offers a free activity day during the summer which offers a wide range of activities all at once including, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and wind-surfing. A BBQ is also on offer with vegetarian options and drinks as well! Overall I really enjoyed visiting the flash and have returned many times, often more than once a week! It is a perfect hobby for anyone who is interested in exercise and fun activities.
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