2014 Outdoor Adventures

Climbing2014 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

kayakingExhilarating 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 sailingMylor 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 CampsCornwall 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.

Application forms and further details on www.cornwallcricket.co.uk, or by contacting Mark Mitchell, the Cornwall Cricket Centre Manager 07805 787858 / 01872 267138 or bookings@cornwallcricket.co.uk.

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.