How to prepare for your Adventure Day
Here is all the info you need to help you prepare for your Adventure Day, including what you need to bring with you.
1. Come ready for a fun and challenging day by having an open mind as to what exactly you will be doing. By the time you arrive your instructor will have considered the best options and planned a full day of adventure.
2. There is a range of clothing you will need to wear and bring with you so that you can take part in a range of different 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.
3. 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.
4. Bring sun cream, having applied it once already before you arrive. Factor 50 sun cream is best because it will last longer without having to reapply. Putting it on before you arrive with the help of someone will ensure that you have applied it properly to all areas of uncovered skin.
5. Make sure you have all the medication that you need and is listed on your medical form. Even if you do not use the medication very regularly, an inhaler for example, please bring it. Not having your medication on the day may mean you are unable to participate in activities.
6. 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.
We look forward to seeing you on your Adventure Day. If you have any questions about how to prepare, please get in touch with us by email before you arrive.