Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Beamish Wild School Holiday Camp - Another Big Day Out

We were recently invited to road test Beamish Wild School Holiday Camp.

Obviously we jumped at the chance to have another Big Day and go build dens. climb trees and take part in a host of fab activities, here's how our day went...

Beamish Wild is an activity centre set unsurprisingly in the beautiful countryside of Beamish, well in the grounds of Beamish Hall to be exact. 

We arrived on a bright Sunday morning in plenty of time to have a play on the rope Park and then went to meet Tom our leader for the day.

Safety first

Our first activity was crate stack tower. The kids were tasked with building the tallest crate tower they could WHILE TWO OF THEIR TEAM MATES WERE STANDING ON TOP! Peanut was very pleased to get 10 crates high!

We had lots of fun and Tom was helpful and encouraging always ensuring everyone's safety. He even managed to rope (literally) me into taking part....

Then we went tree climbing and Tom talked first about setting a personal goal and how this wasn't about achieving what someone else said but a personal challenge!  The kids all did really well and we were very ready for a lunch break after all the excitement.

I was really pleased at this point that Peanut had chosen her lovely Aspen Ecco Boots with goretex, as you can see from the pictures we were very muddy but these boots kept her feet warm and dry and didnt hinder her adventures at all 

Huge thanks to www.thatspeachy.com for this awesome picture of my girl 

The first activity after lunch was den building, I won't lie this is one of my favourite things to do with the kids and everyone really got into the spirit of things. There was espionage, spying, wanton destruction and some very serious interior design going on in the kids den, the adults I think had so much fun helping them and watching them really get along that we totally failed to build anything of our own. 

I think the kids would have all happily played in this little clearing for the rst of the day but the activity came to an end with the kids being declared winners

We wrapped up the day with a round ( I don't think that is the right term) of Archery and then drove home some very happy, mucky and tired children !

Image courtesy of  NorthEastFamilyFun.co.uk

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending these school holiday camps, my boy who never wants to leave my side has asked if he can be booked in for the next holiday! They are an awesome way to develop creativity and confidence a lovely environment to make new friends and I guarantee a good nights sleep for the kids afterwards! I think they are really good value for money (especially if you use discount code BLOG17 for 10% off) and if you happen to have a spare day and kids all in the right age range you can drop them off and head straight to The Stables to enjoy some of their scrumptious food and drinks, and spend the day chilling in the peaceful grounds 

But don't just take my word for it, you can watch our video ..

and check out these reviews from My Boys Club, North East Family Fun and Here Come The Hoopers 

The summer camps run every school holiday from Easter through to the end of October. We offer a 1, 2 or 3 day option, with a wide range of dates throughout. To check availability click the tab at top of this page. The days run from 8.45am (earliest drop off) until 15:30pm.
Costs start at £20 for 1 day £38 for 2 days and £54 for the 3 day option (Lunch not included). Your little ones are sure to be entertained with activities including:
  • Den Building
  • Fire Lighting
  • High ropes activities including Crate Stack, Leap of faith, Tree Creeper
  • Woodland Crafts
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Sports
  • Rounders
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mini Olympics
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • And more
Huge thanks to Tom for being patient, kind, encouraging and looking after our offspring. Also huge thanks to Beamish Wild for inviting us 

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