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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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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: 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

AM: 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.

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 

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

PM: Bushcraft

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

Abseiling

 

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.

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

Badaguish Edge Adventures Kit List:

Camping:

  • 1x Rucksack
  • 1x Sleeping bag
  • 1x Pillow
  • 1x Blanket (optional)
  • 1x Pyjamas

Activity clothes – NO JEANS OR COTTON

Warm clothing:

  • 2x Fleeces
  • 3x Quick drying T- shirts
  • 2x Outdoor trousers
  • 1x Waterproof jacket
  • 1x Waterproof trousers
  • 1x Worn in walking boots or trainers
  • 4x Warm socks
  • 1x Warm jacket (one that can get dirty or wet)
  • 1x towel

Comfy clothes:

  • 2x Tracksuit bottoms
  • 1x Pyjamas
  • 1x Flip flops (not to be worn during activities)

Toiletries:

  • 1x Shampoo/Conditioner
  • 1x Bodywash Soap
  • 1x Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • 1x Deodorant
  • 1x Hairbrush/Hair ties
  • 2x Towel (1x extra)
  • Antihistamines/bite relief
  • Personal medication

Extra items:

  • 1x Phone charger
  • 1x Head torch
  • 1x Refillable water bottle
  • 1x Warm hat
  • 1x Gloves
  • 1x Scarf
  • 1x Sunglasses
  • 1x Sunscreen
  • Personal sensory aids
  • Personal snacks
  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Book/small card games
  • Pocket money

Food:

  • All food is provided

**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.

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