What does risk-taking really look like in early childhood?

Risk taking.. allowing to learn through mistakes.. grow in confidence in their own abilities.. exploring friendships and showing support to be brave..

BIRDWINGS

One of the biggest hurdles to outdoor play is understanding the nature of risk-taking. We have found that the most challenging daily risk-taking children will experience in our nature immersion programs has little to do with wild nature play at all. Snakes, fire-work, water-play and tree-climbing are not as challenging for children as putting on their own clothes, trying new foods or saying farewell in the morning.

In moving beyond the security of our comfort zones where everything within is known and safe, the children have learned that each person’s zone of comfort is different, and that we take a risk when we step out of it. We learn about fear … safely. And together.

received_3102725796167792179959492357041861.jpegChildren are very often much more courageous and resourceful than we adults imagine they will be. In our distress at noticing children’s discomfort, we can do them a disservice by not trusting them to learn…

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Lets Make 2019 BIGGER & BETTER!

The Education Secretary; Damian Hinds is “Urging schools to embrace old fashioned pursuits in the great outdoors to help pupils develop ‘character and resilience’.” (Please find article below).

With this continuous push to get kids away from gadgets, to learn more about themselves through adventurous activities and to develop an understanding and appreciation for nature, Take 2 Adventure have been getting involved with local schools to encourage and promote the importance of outdoor learning.

If your school would like to be a part of our outdoor adventure programmes please click here to see what we can do for you.

Need to know more? Here is a little look back on last year:

We delivered our outdoor provision in a number of schools within and around the Retford area, amounting to:

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We also ran sessions for North Wheatley Beavers, Brownies and Guide Unit and attended public events with our mobile archery range.

‘ditch the gadgets and get outside’

Schools Adventure

OUR AIM

With the rise in digital technology, the lack of green space available and growing fear from parents, the children of today are losing touch with nature. Only 10% of our children currently have access to outdoor learning. If our children grow up disconnected with nature, they won’t fight for it..!

BENEFITS

There are huge benefits to regular outdoor learning. It teaches children critical life skills, encourages resilience and nurtures their creativity. Apart from being great fun, our sessions can also;

  • Increase concentration
  • Improve coordination & motor development
  • Develop patience & adaptability
  • Build self-confidence & self-esteem
  • Enhance safety awareness
  • Promote teamwork, communication skills & problem solving
  • Develop a love for the outdoors

WE OFFER

  • Bushcraft, wilderness & survival skills
  • Target sports – archery & air rifles
  • Stone age Sessions
  • Team building
  • nature activities
  • & much more..!

Our packages run from March to November and we offer a range of activity options to suit all school budgets. The following options are available.

Option 1 – Adventure Day

Our Adventure Days offer the children a chance to enjoy a bespoke selection of activities. Each day can be tailored to suit a specific class or age group and most activities fit into curriculum topics.

Full Day:

Up to 36 children £430

Up to 24 children £335

Up to 12 children £190

(Half days on request)

Option 2 – Activity Day

Our Activity Days are a great option for tight budgets. One instructor delivers a 45-60 minute session of an activity of your choosing. Groups of 6-10 children will rotate on this activity throughout the day.

Full Day: £150          Half Day: £80

Option 3 – Overnight Adventure Camp

For a more challenging, realistic adventure we run our Overnight Adventure Camp, which will be set up on school premises. We provide all the tents, equipment and food, all you need to do is supply some excited children!

£45 per child Monday-Friday camp

£50 per child Friday-Saturday camp

Option 4 – After School Clubs (Sept-Oct & Feb-Apr)

We offer our After School Clubs for up to 12 pupils. We can deliver a range of activities during the programme or we can work progressively on one activity.

£50 per hour (+25p per mile over 15 miles)

Option 5 – School Holiday Activities

We run our own Holiday Activities in various locations, however, if you would like us to run a holiday activity at your school contact us below.

£16 per child – Adventure Day

£45 per child – Overnight Adventure Camp

We are also available for PPA cover and can discuss this to suit your needs.

For more information on any of the above contact us via the form below or give us a call on 01777949781

Laura 07972830887

Stuart 07951139980

Adventure For All

Our mobile adventure company offers bespoke outdoor learning and adventures for all.

#BRINGINGTHEADVENTURETOYOU

WE OFFER

  • Bushcraft, wilderness & survival skills
  • Target sports – archery & air rifles
  • Team building
  • Nature activities
  • & much more..!

Our packages run from March to November and we offer a range of activity options to suit all budgets and time. The following options are available.

Adventure Day

Our Adventure Days offer children a chance to enjoy being children; having fun whilst learning in nature. Our adventure days run at a variety of locations click here for more information

Overnight Adventure Camp

For a more challenging, realistic adventure we run our Overnight Adventure Camp, which will be set up at a local campsite just outside of Retford. We provide all the tents, equipment and food, all you need to do is supply some excited children! Click here for more information.

Private Bookings

We offer our private bookings for all of the activities listed above. All you have to do is source a suitable location; village hall, large garden, sports field etc and we will come to you!

Price upon enquiry. Click here for contact details.

Events

Our mobile archery and air rifle range is also a great addition to any school fair, summer fete, charity day and fundraisers.

For more information on any of the above click here or give us a call on 01777949781

Laura 07972830887

Stuart 07951139980

December Guided Walk – Sunday 30th December

Our guided walks offer you the chance to explore and experience what our countryside has to offer; with the confidence of knowing you are in safe hands. We will show you some amazing viewpoints and help you step out of that 9-5 routine and challenge yourself to achieve more. Our walks vary in distance so there is always something to suit all abilities: These varying levels are designed to accommodate all fitness abilities and experience and we always try to end our walks with tea and cake or a pint!

Sunday 30th December – Whitwell, Nottinghamshire

Where: Circular walk from Whitwell (near Worksop)

Distance: 10 miles (16 km)

Start: 9.30am – Whitwell village (free parking)

£12pp

A circular walk starting in the local village of Whitwell, just 20 minutes from Retford. The walk will move out of the village to the open fields, (there are a significant number of styles as we leave Whitwell and these unfortunately are not dog friendly) the tracks thereafter are good and the route varied; fields (a little muddy) beautiful woodland, grounds of Welbeck estate and lunching within the historic crags of Creswell.

For more information or to book your place please email Take2Adventure@gmail.com

Note: limited to 12 people

November Guided Walk

It has been a year now since our first official Take 2 Adventure ‘Guided Walk’ and what a fab year it has been thank you to all those that have been a part of our walks come rain or shine! A very big well done to all those who braved the October walk! Hats off to you, that was the wettest walk I have done in a very long time. As I write this the sun is shining and skies are blue, so fingers crossed we can have some of this fresh crisp autumnal weather for the next guided walk on Sunday 18th November.

Sunday 18th November – Peak District

Where: Bakewell and Monsal Dale

Distance: 12 miles (18.5km)

Start: 9am – Bakewell Bridge Carpark, Coombs Road DE45 1AQ

£12pp

A circular walk starting in the beautiful town of Bakewell heading over to Monsal Dale passing by villages of Over Hadden and Sheldon before returning to the start point via Magpie Mine, Monsal Head Viaduct and the River Wye. A fab walk, easy terrain and not very hilly so do not be put of by the distance as we will be on good paths and river tracks for nearly all the way.

For more information or to book your place please complete the form below.

 

Private Bookings

We also offer private bookings for up to 6 people, these can be tailored to suit you group’s abilities, aims and goals.

To book or register your interest, please fill in the contact form below with your name, number of participants, date of activity and contact phone number. You will then be emailed a payment invoice to secure your places.

 

 

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October Half Term Adventure Day

After a number of successful school holiday ‘Adventure Days’ we have decided to run another day this October half term holiday.

We will be stepping it up with a selection of new activities to learn and develop existing ‘outdoor’ skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities on offer will be as follows;

  • Air rifles
  • Archery
  • Team Building
  • Bushcraft
  • Fun challenges and games

 

Take2Adventure will provide the following:

  • Fully qualified, First Aid trained and DBS checked staff
  • All activities

Parents will provide the following:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (trainers if the weather is fine and warm but walking boots would be preferred)

 

Ages: 6-12 years

Location: Goachers Farm, Wood Lane, North Wheatley, DN22 9BG

Date: Thursday 1st November

Time: 10am-3pm

Price: £16 per child

 

To book your place or for more information email us on take2adventure@gmail.com

Please be aware there are only 20 spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.

Duke Of Edinburgh Open Expedition

Take 2 Adventure deliver and supervise Open Expedition Programmes, which are designed for individuals who cannot make their school dates or who do not have a team to complete their expedition with.

Our next available expeditions are listed below.

SILVER PRACTICE 

28th October – 31st October 2018 | Peak District CANCELLED

SILVER QUALIFYING

14th April – 17th April 2019 | Peak District CANCELLED

The first day will be an opportunity to get to know your group, plan your route and undertake pre-expedition checks. Following this you will complete your training or refresher session with our team of friendly experienced instructors. Take 2 Adventure will provide supplies for this evening’s meal, which will give you the opportunity to come together as a group and test your cooking skills.

You will then go on to complete your 3 day 2 night expedition.

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED:

  • Tent (shared 2/3 person tents)
  • Stove and fuel (1 per tent)
  • First aid kit (1 per team)
  • Maps and Compass (2 per team)
  • All camping fees
  • Mobile phone (1 per team)
  • DofE Safety Supervisors / Assessors.
  • A pre-expedition information pack including information on how to get to the venue and a complete kit list.
  • Evening meal supplies for training / refresher day

COST

£140 per person, per expedition.

For a 10% discount, book both your Practice and Qualifying expedition.

October Guided Walk!

Our guided walks offer you the chance to explore and experience what our countryside has to offer; with the confidence of knowing you are in safe hands. We will show you some amazing viewpoints and help you step out of that 9-5 routine and challenge yourself to achieve more. Our walks vary in distance so there is always something to suit all abilities: These varying levels are designed to accommodate all fitness abilities and experience and we always try to end our walks with tea and cake or a pint!

Sunday 14th October – Peak District

Where: Lady Bower Reservoir and Derwent Edge

Distance: 10.5 miles (16.9km)

£12pp

The start of the walk will encounter  woodland, which by October will be a wash with autumnal colours. The path will then venture alongside the reservoir, to an steep(ish) ascent up onto Derwent Moor. The upward hike will be honoured with (fingers crossed) views across the moorland and over to Derwent Edge, which is where the walk will start coming to it’s end, along the edge and finally down into the moorland below.

For more information or to book your place please complete the form below.

 

 

 

 

Private Bookings

We also offer private bookings for up to 6 people, these can be tailored to suit you group’s abilities, aims and goals.

To book or register your interest, please fill in the contact form below with your name, number of participants, date of activity and contact phone number. You will then be emailed a payment invoice to secure your places.

 

 

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Guided Walks are back!

The crazy summer season is coming to an end but things don’t slow down for Take 2 Adventure.

Autumn brings the return of our guided walks and we have some great walks lined up! The Peak District is one of our favourite places to explore and we look forward to sharing our findings with you.

Our next guided walk will be in September. Details are below

Sunday 16th September – Peak District 

Where: Curbar

Meet: Curbar Gap Car Park, Clodhall Ln, Hope Valley, S32 3YR

Time: 9.30am

Distance: 8.4 miles / 13.4 km

£12pp

This stunning walk passes through moorland plains and passes by an impressive series of gritstone edges with views down to the River Derwent valley below and some landmark monuments to Napoleonic Battles are visited.

The walk begins and ends in the village of Curbar.

If you would like to book this walk either visit the Guided Walks
page or email us at take2adventure@gmail.com

Summer Adventure Day

After the success of our previous Woodland Adventure Day we are very excited to announce we will be running another fun filled day this summer.

Wednesday 29th August
10am to 3pm

Come and explore the woods in North Wheatley! We will be stepping it up with a selection of activities to learn new and develop existing ‘outdoor’ skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities:

Fire Lighting

Learn how to use a flint and steel to successfully light a fire

Campfire Cooking

Build a fire and cook some campfire favourites which could include damper (bread), chocolate orange cake, hot dogs or popcorn!

Woodland Challenges

Take part in a variety of challenges designed to test teamwork, problem solving and communication skills in the surroundings of natural woodland.

Bushcraft

Develop some cool bushcraft skills using all naturally sourced plants.

Shelter Building

Upgrade from the tarps and para cord and build a shelter using all natural materials.

Address: (drop off and pick up point)

Village Hall
Sturton Road
South Wheatley
Retford
DN22 9DL

Price:

£15pp (must be booked and paid in advance to secure place)

Ages:

All activities are suitable for 6-12 year olds.


You will need:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (trainers if the weather is fine and warm but walking boots would be preferred)

Please meet at Wheatley village hall car park where children will need to be signed in by their parent or guardian by 10am. From here a short nature walk will lead to the woods. They will take part in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the day, there will be plenty of time for breaks and lunch. Pick up will be at 3pm back at the village hall where parents/guardians will need to sign their children out.

To book please complete the contact form below or if you have any questions please email Take2Adventure@gmail.com.

(Please note places are limited so book early to ensure your place)

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Providers

Take 2 Adventure Ltd are now official providers of the Duke of Edinburgh!

As of now we are looking to build of our very own DofE portfolio! We have worked with and run DofE expeditions for other companies all over the UK but now it is our turn to run the expedition programme, provide support and offer guidance to schools and young people in our local area and beyond.

Working with DofE participants is one of the best parts of our job, aside from the fact that we are able to spend time in beautiful areas, it is being out there with the young people; while they learn through the experience of camping, navigating and cooking, while they explore their local area or further afield and while they overcome the challenges of working as a team. Many these elements come as a first time experience and the debrief at the end of every expedition always gives time for reflection, showing development of their personal skills, the discovery of leadership qualities they didn’t know they had or realising an inner confidence at their abilities. This is what makes DofE so special. That is why we are so excited to help more young people realise their potential and experience all things outdoors along the way!

For more information about how we can provide support or run an expedition for your school, if you are a young person wanting to find an open expedition or simply looking for an additional assessor or supervisor contact us: Take2Adventure@gmail.com