Adventure Sports Festival 2016
The 15th Adventure Sports Festival took place at the Outdoor Activity Centre on Sunday 24th July 2016. Organiser Jon Tipton from Extreme Wheels (Bolsover District Council) said the popular free event had the highest attendance so far, with around 650 people taking part in activities ranging from canoeing on the mill pond to arts and crafts drop-in workshops.
Attendees also enjoyed an appearance by Keelan Phillips, World and UK BMX flatland rider, who entertained the crowd with a variety of tricks and stunts and hosted some workshops throughout the day.
Junction Arts, DCC Countryside Service and the National Trust ran drop-in activities with outdoor and environmental themes, including burning designs onto wood using a pyrograph and making badges and flags. Junction Arts also collected stories from participants to contribute to their ‘JA40’ 40th year celebrations.
Set in an impressive Limestone gorge in the grounds of the Pleasley Vale Mill Complex, the Outdoor Activity Centre stages adventurous activities for children from the local communities, including targeted and specialist intervention programmes which are highly respected, besides offering a range of bespoke adventure and team building activities for groups of all sizes.
This Summer the centre is hosting a number of fun adventurous sessions for children aged 8+ on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 2nd to 24th August 2016. There’s loads to do from Archery, Bushcraft, Kayaking, Caving to Weaseling and Canoeing!
For more information, please visit Summer Adventure 2016 or call Call 01246 242366. Booking is essential as places are limited.
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