Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



Exciting and Relaxing Themed Breaks at Kielder

Blokey Week

The year has kicked off with a couple of our guest’s favourite theme weeks.

 

Blokey Week gives our guests the chance to leave the women behind and spend time with the lads relaxing in the great outdoors.

WoodworkAs part of the week’s programme guests plan a woodwork project that will benefit the centre.  During the laser clay pigeon shooting session the group formulated a plan to assist wheelchair users and people who find it difficult to hold and aim the guns.  They came up with an idea to create static targets which the clays could be mounted onto and then placed around the field; this would give the guests a better chance of hitting a target.

Later on in the week the guests set to work designing and building the static targets.  The group were also tasked with building A-frames for the Gigs.  The frames sit inside the Gig and are fitted with a waterproof cover to stop rain from pouring into the boat, keeping our guests nice and dry whilst out on Kielder Water.

The week also included beer tasting, kindly provided by High House Farm Brewery, and Wylam Brewery, bowling, a curry night, and a trip to see Whitley Bay Warriors vs Trafford Metro in an Ice Hockey match where one of our instructors had a near miss with a flying puck!

Boat

The highlight of the week was the Boat Race where guests had to design and build a Putt Putt boat and engine using straws, a coke can and a tea light and race them in the pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamper Week gave our guests the opportunity to relax and unwind.  Upon arrival they were welcomed with a goody bag kindly donated by Body Shop.  During the week they were able to enjoy extra lie-ins, take long bubble baths, and have make-overs and aromatherapy treatments.  Some of our guests also had a Reiki session, kindly provided by volunteer Sam Lawrence.

Some of the week’s highlights included baking scones and biscuits, pamper afternoon’s with face packs, nail and hair treatments, a pyjama party with a movie and popcorn, lively Karaoke, Wii games and sessions in the hydrotherapy pool and Snoozelum (sensory room).

Guests also had time to spend a couple of days out and about at the Metro Centre and Gretna Green shopping for goodies such as handbags and clothes, and treats at the Cadbury Shop and Thornton’s Café which proved to be a huge hit.

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated products and time and made both of these weeks’ such great experiences for our guests.

 

Visit Theme Weeks for further information on programmes still to come throughout the year.  For further information on our Respite Care Holidays contact our Business Development Team on 01434 250232.

 


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