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climbing wall taster (CWT)

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn

Course Information: If you are interested in finding out what indoor climbing is all about then come along to one of our 1 1/2 hour taster sessions. We will show you the basics of wearing a climbing harness, tying in safely and belaying so that you can get on the climbing wall and see what it is all about. Whilst you are climbing and belaying your instructor will give you hints and tips to make it easier and keep you safe at all times. We hope that you will leave armed with the tools to go indoor climbing yourself and come back for another Creative Outdoors course.

Assessment: None. We want you to just enjoy the experience.

What is provided? All climbing equipment and instruction is provided. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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rock climbing taster (RCT)

Pre Requisites A desire to learn

Course Information
Whether you have some experience of climbing indoors and want to progress to the outdoors or you have never tried climbing before this 1 1/2 hour taster sessions is for you. We will cover the basics needed for you to be a safe climber which will include learning how to put on your harness and helmet, tie in as a climber and safe belaying techniques. You will then get a chance to put into practice what you've learnt by climbing. Whilst you are fitting in as many climbs as you want your instructor will give you technical hints and tips to help you get better and design a programme around you and what you want to get out of the day.

Assessment 
There is no assessment but your instructor will happily give you an action plan at the end of the day to guide you along the road to becoming the climber you want to be.

What is provided? We believe it is important to use your own equipment if you have it but please show it to your instructor at the beginning of the session so that they can check its suitability. If you have equipment you use at the indoor wall, bring it along. If you are brand new to the sport and have no equipment don't worry. Helmets, harnesses and belay devices are provided for you, as well as all the group safety and climbing equipment required to make your day safe but fun. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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abseiling taster (ABT)

Pre Requisites: None

Course Information: This 1 1/2 hour taster to abseiling is a great way into the activity. Learning the basics will give you confidence and the thrill of your first abseil is one to remember.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? We believe it is important to use your own equipment if you have it but please show it to your instructor at the beginning of the session so that they can check its suitability. If you have equipment you use at the indoor wall, bring it along. If you are brand new to the sport and have no equipment don't worry. Helmets, harnesses and belay devices are provided for you, as well as all the group safety and climbing equipment required to make your day safe but fun. You will also receive a certificate on completion of the session. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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paddlesport taster (PST)

Pre Requisites: None

Course Information: A 1 1/2 hour session designed to get you hooked on paddlesports. You will experience paddling kayaks and canoes and learn new skills in a fun way.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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rolling taster (RLT)

Pre Requisites: Basic knowledge of kayaking

Course Information: In this 1 1/2 hour taster you will have tuition with an instructor and a chance to practice your new found skill. The instructor can either help you work on something specific e.g your back deck roll or build a session for you dependent on your previous skill and knowledge.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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navigation taster (NAT)

Pre Requisites: Basic fitness.

Course Information: On this 1 1/2 hour session you can not only go for a walk in beautiful surroundings but also learn some basic navigational skills using just a map and a compass.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided: All navigation equipment is provided. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your course please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your day or we can have it ready for you to use on the first day of your course.

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mountain biking taster (MTBT)

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn and basic on road cycling skills.

Course Information: In this 1 1/2 hour taster we will take you on your first journey off road or further progress your skills in mountain biking. You will be given the skills or have the chance to refine your riding looking specifically at balance and movement and safety on the trail.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All mountain bike equipment and protective equipment. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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archery taster (AT)

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn.

Course Information: In this 1 1/2 hour taster we will introduce you to the world of bare bow archery. Your qualified instructor will show you how to hold the bow correctly, load an arrow and shoot it at the target. Once you have the basics you will spend the rest of the session practicing your new skill with your instructor giving you some more tips to perfect your aim and technique along the way.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All archery equipment is provided for you. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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survival skills half day (SSHD)

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn and be in the outdoors

Course Information: During this 1 1/2 hour session you will learn basic survival and Campcraft techniques that test your powers of ingenuity and resourcefulness. You will be taught how to make a shelter and build a fire using just your natural surroundings. 

Assessment: There is no assessment but your instructor will be more than happy to suggest ways to further your survival skills after you have left the course.

What is provided? We will provide a suitable area and all the materials required for the session. If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

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