Multi activity days for children aged 6-9
Fun and friendships await in the park on our new activity days for 6-9 year olds. Try climbing, pioneering, archery, canoeing, fire and shelter building and much, much more. Book on to individual days or receive a discount when you book a whole week. Ages 6-9
Multi activity days for children aged 8-13
Go wild for the outdoors and get a taste of all the activities on offer at Dinton! Wild Days are a great way to encourage children out of the house and into the open air. With loads of adventurous activities on offer, this is an excellent way for children to keep fit, make friends and develop water confidence. Book on to individual days or receive a discount when you book a whole week. Suitable for ages 8-13.
Sailing courses for children aged 8- 13
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 1
This week-long course introduces young participants to the basics of dinghy sailing: no previous experience required! Following the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 syllabus, participants will learn the basic skills to get their boat moving whilst having lots of fun and games along the way. On completion, participants will be able to join our weekly Junior Sailing Club. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 2
Budding sailors will build on the skills gained at Stage 1 as they work towards Stage 2 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The new techniques learnt will set them well on the way to becoming independent on the water. Participants can then consolidate their knowledge by coming along to our weekend Junior Sailing Clubs, where they can start working on their Stage 3 skills. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 3
Stage 3 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme focuses on sailing confidently and safely in all directions, and introduces sailors to new manoeuvres and important sailing knowledge. On earning the Stage 3 certificate they will be able to hire a single-handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres, so precise and controlled manoeuvres are a must! Stage 3 is a big jump up from Stage 2 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 4
Venture into the realms of double handed dinghy sailing – the ultimate team work challenge! On completing the Stage 4 certificate, sailors will be fully competent in moderate conditions and ready to progress on to the advanced sailing modules or hire a double handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres. Stage 4 is a big jump up from Stage 3 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
RYA Advanced Dinghy Sailing
Having completed the RYA Stage 4 course and practiced their skills at Junior Sailing Club, the advanced modules help your child to take your sailing up to the next level, covering seamanship skills.
Pre-requisites: RYA Stage 4 with logged practice afterwards. Ages 8+.
Paddlesport days for children aged 12+
Discover Canoeing and Kayaking - Beginners course
£50pp | 9.30am - 1.00pm | Suitable for age 12+
Taking you on the next steps towards becoming an independent paddler, for a fun and safe time on the water. Developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; developing your decision making and practical skills, giving you confidence on the water.
The course is run as a mixed fleet of Canoes, Closed-cockpit Kayaks and Sit-on-top Kayaks, you will have an opportunity to try all of them if you want or you can stick to just one type. Our Instructor will tailor the course to your aspirations and the course will give you time to practice the vital skills until you feel confident. As part of the day you will be working towards the British Canoeing Paddle Discover Award.
Paddleboard Proficiency Award
This one day British Canoeing course is aimed at those who have little to no experience. This day will give you a comprehensive view into the popular world of stand up paddle boarding and the confidence to go out on the water on your own. The course covers the basics from different types of boards, fins and leashes and paddling techniques though to environmental factors that may affect your journey and rescue techniques to keep you safe.
The course covers:
* What to wear
* How the boards differ
* Use of leashes and PPE
* Access and planning your journey
* Getting on and off of the water safely
* Standing up on the board
* Controlling the direction of your craft
* Manoeuvring the board
* What to do in the event of a capsize
* What to do in the event of a board failure
* How to rescue an unconscious casualty
* Access and environmental awareness
* Paddling possibilities beyond this course
After School and Weekend Clubs for Children Aged 8 - 13
Junior Powerboat Club
Learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your existing skills in a relaxed and enjoyable series of afternoons.
Over this 6 week programme, students will learn to handle powerboats in a safe and controlled manner. The course follows the RYA Powerboat Level 1 with some added extras to take you beyond the basic syllabus.
Students will then have the option to attempt the Youth RIB Challenge. This is also suitable for students who already own a powerboating qualification and want to brush up on their skills. Ages 8-16.
Junior Sailing Club
Our Junior Sailing Club is the ideal way to consolidate skills between courses: after all, practice makes perfect! Participants receive fun, informal coaching and try a wider selection of boats, including higher performance boats. Club sessions will incorporate games and races with more advanced sailing skills, greatly aiding progress through the RYA Stages. To join the Junior Sailing Club you must first have completed Stage 1 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. Ages 8+.
Book 6 consecutive Saturdays or Thursdays for £108. It is not possible to switch between Saturday and Thursday sessions in a 6 week block. Or you can book as you go for £20 per session. Bookings must be made in advance to guarantee space.