2014 Outdoor Adventures
Tempus Leisure new Mini Triathlon Series
Going from strengthto strength with more 8 to 14 year olds than ever competing in this ever growing sport. Swim, cycle and run, open to all abilities, entry fee: £16.
- 13 Sept 2014: Siblyback with a lake swim
- 11 Oct 2014: Helston.
Full details, including age categories, start times and distances: www.tempusleisure.org.uk/minitriathlon
Cornwall Outdoors, managed by Cornwall Learning
Exhilarating multi-activity days with exciting activities including canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, coracle days, coastal traversing, Pico sailing, high ropes, archery, bushcraft and environmental days. For aged 6 years +. There are outdoor education centres at Porthpean, St Austell, 01726 72901; Delaware, Gunnislake, 01822 833885; St Just-in-Roseland, 01326 270885; Carnyorth, St Just, Penzance. 01736 786344.
New for 2014: Young Person’s NICAS Climbing Courses at Porthpean OEC, St Austell. 01726 72901 www.cornwalloutdoors.org
BF Adventure, Longdowns, between Falmouth and Helston.
New Children’s Holiday Club: will run Mon through Fri with different activities every day – starting Monday 28 July through to Friday 29 August, 9.45am to 3.30pm (£25pp) or from 8am to 5pm (£35pp), ages 7 to 11 & 12 to 15. They also run family adventure days and adrenalin-rush birthday parties. RAW (Rock, Arrow, Water) Adventure Days and birthday parties will be running every day subject to availability from Friday 25 July through to 1 September.
Call 01326 340912 or book online at www.bfadventure.org and remember to use discount code: blackbird
Be Active Truro Free Sport Festival. 11 to 16 Aug
Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub of free activities including ‘come and try’ sports sessions, demonstrations – anything from BMX demos to wheelchair basketball and climbing walls; from 10am to 4pm each day. The aim is to encourage more people of all abilities to get their recommended 30 minutes of activity, five days a week. You don’t have to be sporty to join in. A full programme will available at www.enjoytruro.co.uk, from Truro Tourist Information
Mylor Sailing School, Mylor Yacht Harbour near Falmouth.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced RYA Sailing & Power-boating courses, family taster sessions, clubs and lessons.
- Sailing Practice Club, 10am to 12noon, practice for adults and children with sailing experience, £15pp
- Sailing Race Club, 2.30 to 4.30pm,experienced 8+,£15.
- Swallows & Amazons fun sessions for 6yrs+, 9.30 to 11.30am & 12noon to 2pm, £15, book.
From 8 Sept: After School Sailing Club (non-profit making club). 5 week blocks. Mon to Fri, 4.30 to 7.30pm. Work towards RYA certificates, beginners welcome, (£14 per session, £70 for 5 weeks in advance).
From 8 Sept: Ladies Who Launch! 5 week course, half day per week, Thurs, Fri during school hours or Sun am. £100 discounted course!! 01326 377633 www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk
Swim Safe Bude,
29 July to 26 Aug: Open water has its own set of dangers and challenges which can’t be recreated in a pool; Swim Safe ensures a practical understanding of the differences, key safety messages and the practice of survival skills. These RNLI and ASA open water swimming and beach safety FREE interactive sessions are aimed at 7 to 14 year olds who can swim 25 metres+ unaided. www.swimming.org/go/parents/swim-safe
Summer Holiday Cricket Camps
Cornwall Cricket Board is running 43 days of children’s cricket camps at clubs around the county this summer. Each club will be hosting several days of cricket games and activities, run by the Board’s three Community Development Officers Chris Roberts, Liam Hoban and Matt Rowe. Young cricket enthusiasts and complete beginners can have fun learning cricket at St Blazey, Redruth, Werrington, Truro, Penzance and Menheniot cricket clubs and NEW for this year, at Rosudgeon, Camborne, Helston and Wadebridge.
It is much cheaper to book and pay in advance so sign up as early as possible, prices can be as low as £9 per day, whereas the ‘on the day’ price is £20.
The indoor Cornwall Cricket Centre, Truro College, hosts many clubs and other serious coaching groups, and is available for privatelyorganised tournaments and children’s parties.