You do not need to bring any specialist kit with you as that will all be provided. Bring with you the right clothing to allow you to take part in a range of activities:
Arrive wearing clothes you are happy to get wet and wear under a wetsuit, for example, a t-shirt and shorts or leggings, so that you are ready for any water-based activities.
Bring a pair of trainers that you can get wet. You will need shoes with a decent hard sole that offer protection around the whole foot and will not fall off when doing activities. Please don't bring sandals, flip flops or water shoes as they do not offer enough protection.
A towel and a spare change of clothes including a spare pair of shoes or trainers.
Walking boots, long thick socks, a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, and a warm jacket or jumper. If you do not have walking boots and waterproofs, we can supply, but in response to COVID-19 guidelines, it is preferable you bring your own if possible. Make sure you still bring a long pair of thick socks and a warm top.
Avoid cotton clothing as much as possible as it is very ineffective when wet – it is heavy, uncomfortable and offers very little warmth. Synthetic clothing, like football tops or fleeces, works much better (as does some wool clothing).
Wear warm and long clothing (no jeans). It is necessary you are in a pair of full-length trousers and a long-sleeve top. The thin long-sleeve top will help protect against the sun and keep you warm and long trousers if out on the hill, will help protect against the risk of tick bites (your instructor will brief you about ticks as necessary).
Bring a hat (or two), gloves and a scarf. If it's looking like it will be sunny and hot, bring a sun hat. Or if it's more likely to be wet and windy bring a warm hat. Not sure what it is going to be like? Bring both.
A rucksack and a couple of plastic bags. Plastic bags will help to keep the contents of your rucksack dry on activities and are useful to put anything you don’t need in to leave at the centre.
You will also need to bring a face covering and hand sanitizer in case these are needed.
Remember to also bring your own packed lunch, a bottle of water (a litre bottle is recommended) and a flask filled with a hot drink. There will be the opportunity to refill your bottle at times during the day. Please avoid bringing food with nuts in as there may be other participants with severe allergies to nuts.
- How to prepare for your Adventure Day