Applebees Fitness, Channel Adventure and Fit Food Tasty are delighted to have received further funding to deliver a holiday activity programme during half term at our awesome facility at COACH, in and around French Weir Park, Taunton. This will combine exciting outdoor activities with Health & Fitness whilst focusing on healthy living, lifestyle and nutritious food.
We will be running separate morning (10-1PM) and afternoon (1.30-4.30pm) sessions.
Outdoor Education is a great medium to not only support children’s physical and mental health but also to develop their personal and social skills developing their self esteem and self worth. Our course does not only support children’s physical and mental health but also develops their personal and social skills improving their self esteem and self worth. The activities on offer will vary depending on age of participants, numbers, weather conditions, river levels but planned activities include;
Team games, tree climbing, axe throwing, fitness games, rowing fitness, bushcraft with food preparation. Each child will be provided with a free meal each day as part of the course and given some nutritional info.
The course is suitable for those aged 8-16. We will aim to group ages appropriately but this will depend on the ages of those who book.
Courses will take place Mon-Fri 25th-29th. These are 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm.
This funding has been made available to enable local groups to provide holiday activities including food to children eligible for free school meals in Somerset. School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. We are proud to be able to collaborate with local businesses to offer this fun filled course to the local area and local children. Funding is provided for one whole week of morning or afternoon sessions.
If you are in receipt of free school meals you can book this course free of charge. If you are not you are very welcome to book and the price is £20 per day (either morning or afternoon).
Activities will be led by fully qualified instructors from Applebees Fitness and Channel Adventure. Appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures are in place which can be seen in our waivers upon booking. All staff have relevant first aid qualifications and a DBS check where required. We operate a staff to child ratio of 1:12 for our outdoor activities, this ratio increases for fitness based activities and will be dependant on activity.
In order to you or someone else to collect your child we will ask you to provide a password to ensure we know who is responsible for which child. Please do not share this with anyone else unless they are picking your child up on your behalf.
We will ensure we follow the latest government guidance relating to covid and activities for young people. COACH is a covid secure venue with regular cleaning taking place. The nature of the activities and the age of the children attending means that social distancing cannot be guaranteed but we will maintain this as far as is reasonably possible.
We will meet at the front of COACH, French Weir Park, TA1 1AW, look out for the flags! You can park in Elm Parade, Wood Street or Enfield Car Parks. you can also park at tesco on Castle Street. Until your child has registered they are still your responsibility so if you wish for them to walk independently to the meeting point please ensure they know to register as soon as they arrive.
You will be asked to inform us of any medical information we need to be aware of on the booking form. If your child requires any medication to be taken during the time they are with us please ensure it is clearly labelled and inform a member of staff on arrival.
Food will be provided but please ensure your child brings the following:
– water bottle and drink (they will be able to refill water bottles if required)
– Snacks if your child is likely to want any
– Old trainers that you are happy to get wet
– Please wear fitness / PE type clothing
– Please bring extra layers
-ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather eg warm clothing such as trousers, jumper, waterproof jacket, trainers, hat and gloves if necessary.
If you have any questions please just drop us an e mail and we’ll be happy to help