Kids courses

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Have a Go Days

Have a Go Canyoning

A day’s introduction to this new, exciting and dynamic activity. Challenge your sense of adventure as you journey through a Scottish gorge. Scramble, jump, slide, abseil and swim your way down the canyon, led by a team of instructors there to give you an amazing experience.

The choice of canyon will depend on water levels, weather and group ability.

  • Meet at the Outdoor Education Centre for a 09.30 start.
  • Welcome and introductions, outline of the day
  • Equipment issue
  • Travel to venue
  • Change, briefing, set off
  • Introduction to canyon techniques, practice on dry land
  • Descent of the canyon
  • Travel back to OE Centre

Have a Go Coasteering

Action and adventure in the tidal impact zone. Explore exciting sections of the stunning coastline by scrambling along the cliffside, jumping from rocky outcrops and swimming through caves and zorns.

The venue will be chosen with weather conditions and the group in mind.

The session will be progressive and appropriate to the group.

  • Intro to the coastal environment
  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Journeying in the coastal environment
  • Access and the environment

Have a Go Kayaking

Have a Go Mountain Biking


Multi-Activity Courses

Fun in The Park

It’s summer and school’s out so why not join us for the FUN based outdoor course. Each course is run over 2 days and is tailored to the age and abilities of the group.

You will have the chance to try out land and water activities at Lochore Meadows Outdoor Education Centre. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, archery and jetty jumping.

The instructor will make the best decision for your child based on factors such as the weather and abilities within the group. We will try to keep to the programme, but please be aware that activities may be subject to change on the day.

Those wishing to access activities at a higher level should book on a skills course appropriate to their level of interest and experience. All participants need to be water confident and are likely to get wet and muddy during the two days.

We will provide a selection of the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Team Challenges
  • Open Canoeing
  • Orienteering/Finding your way
  • SUP
  • Mountain Biking
  • Funboat Sailing
  • Raftbuilding
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Cooking

Multi-Activity 2 day

You will have the chance to try out land and water based activities at Lochore Meadows Activities may include kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, archery, island adventure and jetty jumping.

On our Easter and October 2 day adventure, there will be different activities each day weather dependant.

The instructor will make the best decision for your child based on factors such as the weather and abilities within the group. We will try to keep to the programme, but please be aware that activities may be subject to change on the day.

Those wishing to access activities at a higher level should book on a skills course appropriate to their level of interest and experience. All participants need to be water confident and are likely to get wet and muddy during the two days.

We also have skills and multi-activity courses available during the summer holidays.

We will provide a selection of the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Team Challenges
  • Open Canoeing
  • Orienteering/Finding your way
  • SUP
  • Mountain Biking
  • Funboat Sailing
  • Raftbuilding
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Cooking

Multi-Activity 3 day

It’s summer and school’s out so why not join us for the FUN based outdoor course. Each course is run over 3 days and is tailored to the age and abilities of the group.

Similar to Fun in the Park but the group will go away for the day on Wednesday to a local hill, beach or bike trail depending on the group and weather conditions. The off-site day may involve watersports, coasteering, mountain biking.

The instructor will make the best decision for your child based on factors such as the weather and abilities within the group. We will try to keep to the programme, but please be aware that activities may be subject to change on the day.

Those wishing to access activities at a higher level should book on a skills course appropriate to their level of interest and experience. All participants need to be water confident and are likely to get wet and muddy during the two days.

We will provide a selection of the following activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Team Challenges
  • Open Canoeing
  • Orienteering/Finding your way
  • SUP
  • Mountain Biking
  • Funboat Sailing
  • Raftbuilding
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Cooking

Multi-Activity 5 day

It’s summer and school’s out so why not join us for our ultimate adventure course. Each course is run over 5 days and is tailored to the abilities of the group.

You will have the chance to try out land and water activities at Lochore Meadows

After a fun first day at Lochore Meadows the rest of the week will be away at various locations. Thursday & Friday will be a mini expedition either at a campsite or wild camp depending on the group and weather conditions.

The instructor will make the best decision for your child based on factors such as the weather and abilities within the group. We will try to keep to the programme, but please be aware that activities may be subject to change on the day.

Those wishing to access activities at a higher level should book on a skills course appropriate to their level of interest and experience. All participants need to be water confident and are likely to get wet and muddy during the two days.

The overnight part of the Ultimate Adventure course.

The plan is to prepare for a biking and canoe expedition most likely in the Loch Tay or Loch Tummel area. They will prepare kit and canoes before driving to the Loch. The group will spend the day biking, paddling and end up at their chosen wild camp site either on an island or the Loch side. The following morning after breakfast the group will paddle down the loch to the minibus before returning to Lochore Meadows for a planned finish time of 3.30pm.


Sailing

Stage 1

All Stage 1 courses use single-handed RS Quba dinghies. You will learn quickly and improve your skills while enjoying the thrills and spills of this exciting sport. Courses are mostly practical with some theory. By the end of this introductory course you will have basic understanding of how a boat sails and some experience of steering and handling the boat.

The course aims to cover RYA Stage One

  • What to wear and bring
  • Rigging and de-rigging dinghy’s
  • Tacking
  • Stopping
  • Crewing
  • Sailing round a course
  • Where is the wind coming from
  • Rowing
  • What next?

Stage 2

Stage 2 sailing courses use single-handed RS Quba dinghies and maybe the double handed Feva’s. You will learn quickly and improve your skills while enjoying the thrills and spills of this exciting sport. Courses are mostly practical with some theory. At the completion of this course you will have a widening range of skills and knowledge and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor.

The course aims to cover RYA Stage 2

  • Launch and recovery
  • Rigging and de-rigging dinghy’s
  • Tacking
  • Stopping
  • Leaving & returning beach / jetty
  • Controlling Speed
  • Gybe / get out of irons
  • Sailing round courses
  • Capsize recovery

Stage 3/4

This course is aimed at those with at least a season’s experience sailing since completing a Stage 2 course. You should be confident sailing a dinghy on your own. At the end of the Stage 3 course you will be able to sail in any direction and rig and launch your own boat. You can regard yourself as a sailor, not a beginner.

The course aims to cover RYA Stage 3 -weather permitting

  • Rigging & de-rigging dinghy’s without assistance
  • Rope Work
  • Sailing backwards
  • Reefing ashore
  • Sailing triangular course
  • Coming alongside
  • Person overboard recovery
  • Apply 5 essentials
  • Capsize recovery
  • Sailing theory

Discover Paddlesports

This course is designed for individuals with little or no experience of paddling. With the opportunity to try canoe, sit-on and kayak, a fun session will support you in learning the basics on the water by completing the Paddle Start Award.

The course aims to cover

  • Equipment information
  • Clothing information
  • Lifting and carrying
  • Launching and landing
  • Forward and backward paddling
  • Basic turns
  • Use of different boats
  • Sideways movement
  • Rescues and capsizes
  • Turns on the move
  • What next?

kayaking


For more information contact the Outdoore Education Team - info.outdoored@fife.gov.uk

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