DAY 1 – Thursday
Your highland adventure begins. Meet your staff at Edge in Musselburgh, load up the buses and head off to your Aviemore wigwam. All that’s left to do today is settle in, get to know your fellow adventurers, grab some dinner and get ready for the exciting adventures ahead.
After dinner, it is time for team games, or chill-out in your wigwam, get some ‘down’ time.
DAY 2 – Friday
Archery is great fun and the majority of people can demonstrate an aptitude for archery when they get the chance to try it. The range of recurve bows are suited for use by anybody from an 8-9 year old through to the largest adult. We use shatter-proof aluminium arrows, and provide protective arm guards and finger tabs. All we ask of you is that ideally you wear a long sleeve top.
It is also worth noting that one of our two ranges is accessible by vehicle right to the firing line, and with archery being a popular sport with wheelchair users and those with other disabilities, we’d suggest this as one of the most accessible of outdoor activities.
This will be led by a qualified Archery Instructor who will teach you the basics and then give plenty of time to practice, before going into a series of games that will let you put that new found ability to use in a fun and competitive environment
Disc golf is played like traditional golf, but instead of a ball & clubs, using a disc (frisbee). The disc is thrown from a tee to the ‘hole’, a specially designed basket that catches the disc. The disc golf course is set alongside the main golf course, & comprises nine holes, & can be played as a round of 9 or 18 holes.
PM: Mini Highland Games
Half-Day activity for all
Our Highland Games offers a nod to Scottish culture in the form of a great bit of team fun. You’ll be split into two or more ‘clans’ which will then compete across four events.
Try your hand at the caber toss, remembering that it’s not all about distance, but also about the quality and accuracy of your toss in keeping the caber aligned and hopefully turning through 180 degrees. Support your team-mates as they hold the shot in hand and drive up from the legs to power it out to the furthest distance possible. And thirdly, it’s not quite an authentic Highland Games event, but it’s great fun nonetheless…..how far can you ‘wang’ the welly? Plus we’ll throw in a few little extra twists along the way to keep the humour levels high.
The event then finishes in the traditional way of all Highland Games with a tug-o-war to see which clan is the ultimate champion. We can guarantee that it’ll get everybody’s competitive juices flowing, and that there will be plenty of laughs along the way. If you come prepared to be daft and have fun & don’t take yourself and life too seriously, then this is a great craic.
Dinner: BBQ dinner in the bothy and ‘night hide ‘n’ seek’ around Badaguish.
DAY 3 – Saturday
AM : Paintball
Get ready for an energetic and adrenaline-fuelled morning of paintball warfare. 100% natural purpose-designed and built ‘battlefield’ is set amongst the Scots Pine forests of the Cairngorms National Park, just minutes from Aviemore.
You will be split into ‘clans’ and then play out a number of different game scenarios over a 2-3 hour period. Who will prove to be the bravest? Who’s the most tactically astute? Who’s a crack shot sniper? Who’s just a sitting duck? And for Edge groups, not forgetting the ‘leader’ hunt!
All safety equipment, the gun and an initial supply of 200 paintballs are included.
Dinner: Take-away pizza in the staff lodge
On-site at Badaguish. Mindful, sensory, stimulating and empowering. Bushcraft sessions will focus on shelter building, fire, toasting marshmallows, and whittling around the fire. You’ll be amazed how addictive it is. This will be a creative, fun afternoon to relax those tired muscles after a morning of crazed paintball.
DAY 4 – Sunday
Experience the adrenaline of going over the edge with Edge. This will take place outdoors in Insh Forrest. With modern adaptive equipment you can take control of your descent – what an amazing challenge.
We provide helmets, harnesses and ropes. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, trainers and layers appropriate to the weather such as waterproofs.
Mountain Walking & Orienteering
Orienteering involves using a map to find orange and white flags placed around a course. Split into small teams and see who can collect the most in the time given.
Our guided walks or for everyone and range from easy to steep mountain terrain. The Cairngorms National Park has stunning trails to mountain bothies through the ancient Caledonian Forest.
Arrive back at the wigwams in the late afternoon for a well-deserved break, enjoy the stunning scenery, have a shower, change into warm, dry clothes.
Dinner: Pot stew in the staff lodge, prepared by Speyside kitchen. Dependent on weather get around the campfire in the bothy – **Smores** anyone? Bad weather – no worries – team games and banter!
DAY 5 – Monday
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Load the bus and head home after breakfast.