Can my kids come too?
YEP! We are keen to get people swimming outdoors, whatever their age. So if they are keen, who are we to say no?
If you are interested in this option, we would require that a parent or legal guardian is always with the child(ren), and that the responsibility for the child(ren) remains with the parent or legal guardian.
Swims would generally be shorter, with less "journey" swims, simply for the fact that children get cold faster than adults - their surface area to mass ratio is greater, and so they cool faster. Often child westsuits are not very well fitting either.
All of our regular staff (Dan, Gabby, and Mike) are CRB checked and work with children on a regular basis (in the case of Mike and Gabby) or have worked with children on a regular basis - but managed to escape (in the case of Dan)!
Check out our Wild Families Holidays for further details on kid friendly trips!
Can my non-swimming partner/friend come along?
Yes! You guys are EXACTLY the type of people we had in mind when we created the holidays. I don't know if you have had a look at the about us page, but you'll see that Gabby has got quite a long background in charter yachts & dive boats out in the British Virgin Islands. Lots of people who go out there to dive, or sail, or other watersports often bring a partner in tow - who either doesn't participate in the activity, or isn't quite as keen; and the partner still has a lovely holiday. This is what we want to do with swimming holidays - and nobody else really seems to do it, that we could find.
If you've not visited North Wales before... well you are in for a treat - if you are into the outdoors, it is great. There are so many options for outdoor activities. Lots of the swims we do involve a walk in or a walk out. If we are swimming off a beach, then there is the whole of the Wales Coastal Path (grand opening May 5th) to explore. If they are into biking, there are plenty of amazing road biking routes - and honestly, North Wales has got to be the best place in the UK for mountain biking! Wherever we are, we'll be able to recommend something to keep them entertained. Hopefully, we might even manage to encourage them into a little dip!
All of our locations are equally awesome - each different in their own way. We chose them for the variety that we can now offer. We honestly struggle to recommend one over the other - it depends on whether you fancy sea swims or mountain lakes, or a mix. Have a look at our facebook page photo albums to get a flavour for what is on offer - and have a browse through the intineraries (which are only samples - the details will change depending on the wishes of the group) and see what appeals.
So - as far as we are concerned, there is absolutely no problem with your friend coming along. In fact, we encourage it.