Wild swimming family holidays
We have been asked on many occasions if we would run a child friendly trip. The answer is YES. Welcome to “Wild Families”. Dan (water safety expert) and Gabs (child care professional, and open water expert) are going to provide you with the opportunity to take your family wild swimming. We are going to give you the skills and knowledge to take your kids out and about and show them a good time out in the wild.
We are basing this trip in the amazing Cwm Pennant Hostel in the Cwm Pennant Vally close to the base of Snowdon. There we have a zillion amazing spots to swim, just a stone throw away. The Hostel has so much to offer us, other than its great location. It has a large games room where we can have a get together if the weather is too bleak to swim (we have yet to experience that kind of weather!!) or for activities in the evening, as well as a comfy lounge with a TV and DVD player. But we are there for the great outdoors, so you can explore the 13th century ruins, and have a go at orienteering in the grounds. Yes boys, they even have a football net!
This trip is for you all to have a brill time swimming, but as we are both educators, we want you (as parents) to go away with more than just pictures and memories of an amazing trip. We are going to provide you with the knowledge you will need to make sure that you and your family carry on wild swimming long after the holiday. You will be reading the maps, deciding on locations as well as learning about how cold water affects us adults and the kids. Dan and Gabs will be with you in the water and every step of the way, but we are not coaching or training you this weekend, we are making sure that you are having a blast with your family!
We will not be one to one with your kids, as we feel this is not part of the family experience. We won’t be looking after your nippers while you swim across the lake to happily jump of elephant rock; we are going to show you how to manage the kids in the water, to get them to enjoy this with you.
We will be providing you with 3 hot meals a day, with the option of the kids having dinner earlier. We be offering a kids menu and an adult menu so we can sure that no one is hungry!
The price is £350 per person – that is for an all inclusive three night stay. Although we prefer to think of it as £700 per child – and they get to bring an adult for free!