How about the kids climbing down walls all summer?

Lifestyle / Fri 25th Jul 2014 at 12:43pm

outdoorSAILING, high ropes, bushcraft, abseiling and raft-building are some of the activities on offer to keep children occupied during the summer holidays at Essex Outdoors Centres.

There are four Essex Outdoors centres, run by Essex County Council, in Danbury, Harlow, Mersea and Bradwell-on-Sea, and each of them have a fantastic selection of great value summer holiday schemes.

The range of activities available include archery, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, orienteering, quad biking and mountain biking.

Cllr John Jowers, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, Communities and Planning, said: “Plenty of schools use our fantastic Essex Outdoors Centres during school term-time. They have great facilities, at good value prices, making a perfect summer holiday treat for children all over the county.”

At Bradwell, on the Blackwater Estuary, there are a number of watersports to do such as Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Sailing courses, a canoe day on the River Chelmer and Royal Yachting Association Powerboat Level 2 courses (suitable for age 14+ only).

Each of the centres run school holiday activity days, for young people aged eight and above, with up to four exciting activities in one day, costing £30 per person or book four days and the fifth day is free.

Activity days are available from Monday 28 July to Tuesday 2 September in Danbury, from Wednesday 23 July to Friday 29 August in Harlow, from Monday 21 July to Friday 15 August in Mersea and on Tuesday 12 August in Bradwell.

For more information about what is available at the individual centres and how to book visit www.essexoutdoors.com.

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