Adventure Days return to Lea Green Centre in Derbyshire to provide outdoor activities throughout selected school holidays. Darran, Assistant head of service and manager of our sister centre White Hall in Buxton, fills us in on the benefits of outdoor play and adventurous activities…
So you thought they were off on the adventure days to have fun, well the good news is they are but let me tell you what else the adventure day will do for your child.
Time spent in the outdoors on adventure activities and in new environments gives children a chance to challenge themselves with new and exciting experiences, overcome fears and grow in confidence and self-esteem.
Children see the activities as fun and a great adventure, it’s fantastic to climb a rock face or climbing wall, to crawl through a tunnel in a stream, to mountain bike, paddle a canoe or scale the high ropes course. What they don’t always realise is that they are also learning and building important skills for life. Research identified by the Learning Outside the Classroom organisation has shown that children will build resilience, improve communication and team work skills through outdoor activities which will better prepare them for life’s challenges.
And of course have a fantastic time!
Find out more about personal development and character through LOtC here.
Find out full details of Adventure Days taking place throughout the year here.