(NB. Grafham water is not affiliated with 1stRamsey scouting)
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9.30am -5.30pm but get there really early to park up (8.30a.m) and beat the queues (then you can start the cheap taster sessions straight away).
There is NO pre-booking!
You have to sign up & pay for the courses you wish to do (they are all close together so not hard to dart from one to the other).
Well worth doing, it has proven incredibly popular & is a fantastic chance to have a cheap day of adventuring with your family or with them watching... & a perfect opportunity to get a badge or two started (or completed).
children 5 & under were free in 2013, but do check with Grafham before you go!
It's not clear whether this will be a one off this year or carry on as before, ...I was typically doing 6 activities (with some repeats for the ones she really enjoyed) ..dry activities in the morning wet activities in the afternoon (for example) as you don't want to keep getting changed, may as well get wet (ish) for just one part of the day.
If the weather is looking good it's definitely worth taking a picnic or a portable barbecue, plenty of space to play along with raised seating & tables on the decking accessing the main building.
Archery, climbing, high ropes, blind trust trail, Canadian Kayaks (the open Indian style canoes), Power-boating, sailing, ... & more indoor rock-wall climbing are all achievable in a day & many count toward BADGES!
It is typically a fantastic family day, & had a barbecue (£2.50 in 2013)
& endless cups of tea for 50p (with free re-fills).
It was a bargain day out (free-parking too) & will be happening again in a few weeks time, it would be good to see some more Beavers & cubs there hopefully.
Even if you only wanted to do a few things or just to get some fresh air with the family dog, on your bike or a walk, Grafham is super fun to go to on a warm day.
As a result of last year I'm now doing archery as a hobby, (we haven't got room for another speedboat on the drive)!
I'd never climbed before last year in a harness & rope, it can be a bit scarey at first BUT it's great fun seeing just how far you can get knowing it's safe to go high & aim for the top of the platform, it challenges you , might scare you (a bit) whilst you get your head into adventure mode ..& then you are really proud of what you can achieve!
Why not take a look at a badge page (click the badge you are interested in & it will open a link with what you need to do to earn it)!
Suggested as achievable for Beavers...
Talk to your leader about what you can do to earn your badges they will have some advice & might be able to help you with what you can work towards.
There are drink & snack machines at Grafham, all taster sessions are by the Grafham team (all qualified instructors) ..this is not a Scouting endorsed event but is very worthwhile going to for a great day out & we highly recommend it!
Hope to see you there.