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Adventure Badaguish Holidays Spring

SPRING RESPITE BREAK MARCH 2021

5-Day active holiday break in the beautiful Scottish Cairngorms.

LOCATION
Aviemore, Scotland

Date
25th March - 29th March 2021

DURATION
5 Days

GROUP SIZE
Up to 12

MEETING POINT
Edge Autism, Musselburgh

ACCOMMODATION
Wigwams - 2-people sharing

DIFFICULTY
Easy but active

SPRING RESPITE BREAK MARCH 2021

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5-Day active winter break in the beautiful Scottish Cairngorms. Quad Bikes, Paintball, Archery, Pony-trekking and more….

Discover the Cairngorms in Springtime – cosy wigwams, home-cooked comfort food, banter and new friends.

Are you a toxophilite – if you are you will love this break!

 

Come away with us to this beautiful highland region for an incredible 5 day adventure!

We guarantee action packed days full of exciting activities and chilled out nights- sharing stories round the camp fire.

This is the ideal place to meet new friends, build new skills and make lasting memories.

 

 

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What's included

GUIDES
Experienced instructors for all outdoor activities

TRANSPORT
Mini-bus transport from Edge to Aviemore & return
Mini-bus for holiday

EQUIPMENT
All outdoor equipment
Personal Protective gear
Transport to and from adventures

ACCOMMODATION
Badaguish Wigwams
Accommodation in 2-bed wigwams: Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults

**We can offer SINGLE occupancy wigwams for an extra cost, but these must be booked as pairs (so speak to your mates) as we can only take an even number of folk away this trip. If you would like further information regarding this – contact the office.

Heated and fitted with comfortable sleeping platforms
Kettle and fridge per camping wigwam
Toilet/shower facilities are located in a separate building.

MEALS
ALL Food will be catered for by Speyside Kitchen and will consist of locally-sourced, healthy hot food – 2 x courses with all dietary requirements catered for.

SUPPORT STAFF
Edge Staffing for FIVE days
24/7 cover – travellers must be able to self-care overnight – staff are on hand in separate accommodation if required
1:3 staff ratio

What's not included

BEDDING
Bring sleeping bag, pillow, blankets if you need some extra warmth

PERSONAL EXPENSES
Bring some pocket money

TRAVEL
To and from the start point in Musselburgh (unless agreed with the office – this will be charged individually)

CLOTHING
Personal clothing – see Kitlist

 

Kit List

Waterproof jacket with hood
Waterproof trousers
Warm jacket
Long trousers
Fleece
Base layers
Worn in hiking boots or shoes
Goretex or waterproof shoes (optional, but helpful in streams and muddy puddles)
Hiking socks (plus some extra socks)
Flip flops or light trainers for camp
Gloves
Beanie
Sunhat
Sleeping bag
Sunglasses
Bath Towel and small travel towel
Refillable water bottle
Toiletries
Personal medication if needed
Antihistamines/bite relief if you are allergic
Head torch
Personal snacks
Mobile phone chargers
Swimming gear
Sensory Aids

**The wigwams have strict Rules regarding noise, behaviour and the use of our facilities or equipment – please ensure you read them and contact us if you need to discuss them. We would ask all of our young people to be in their wigwams and quiet by 11pm every night.

Itinerary

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 

AM: 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.

PM: Archery

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

PM: Disc-Golf

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.

 

Dinner: BBQ dinner in the bothy and ‘night hide ‘n’ seek’ around Badaguish.

 

DAY 3 – Saturday

Paintball

HALF-DAY WARFARE

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

DAY 4 – Sunday

Quad Biking

Hairy coos and possibly red squirrels!

THIS ACTIVITY IS RATED 5 STARS – Join us for an inspiring outdoor adventure. Our quad bike treks follow a network of tracks and off-road trails through the magnificent ancient pine woodland and across the heather moorland of this traditional Highland estate with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Look out for the estate’s herd of long-horned Highland cows with the chance of seeing wild deer and other local wildlife along the way. The treks are led by experienced and fully trained professional guides who are happy to stop at particularly impressive viewpoints and indicate areas of special interest. There are plenty of photo opportunities – don’t forget to bring a camera!

Pony-Trekking **This is dependent on weather – we have a plan B. 

Meet your pony at the Stables and ride through the beautiful countryside which is part of the Cairngorm National Park. This is an ideal ride, where you can learn the basics of riding in a friendly environment and understand the ‘ Highland’ pony as a breed, its uses and the characters at the stables.

This ride is ideal for participants who have little or no riding experience. The ride is on quiet trails through fields and pinewood with no roads. We offer different rides to suit all levels of ability. Please read the individual terms and conditions and note the level of experience required – this is an important requirement to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and that our riders are safe at all times.
We aim to use pedigree Highland ponies due to their hardy and strong nature as well as their kind temperament. We also have a Shetland/Exmoor cross pony and a Dartmoor pony to allow us to take smaller riders. We are a very friendly team, both human and equine, and have rides going out all year round (weather dependant) tailored by ability.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Protective headgear provided.

PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE
Wear suitable outdoor clothing & sturdy shoes with a small heel.

EXPERIENCE
No previous experience required. However, all riders need to be fit and active enough to mount and dismount unaided.

WEIGHT & DISCLAIMER
MAX 16 stone (100 kg)

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.

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