Special rates for schools and youth groups. The price depends on the numbers, times and learning outcomes. Contact us for a precise quote.
Walks can vary in duration to suit the needs of the young people and learning outcomes.
As a rough guide allow around 2 to 3 hours for a walk to Seymour and from the tower.
Marine and rock pool explorations can vary in length.
Contact us. Staff go free.
The exact number must be confirmed when you confirm the booking. We accept local authority orders, cheque and credit/debit cards.
The time of low water varies each day so start times will vary.
This is agreed when booking. Often this is La Rocque Harbour, Le Hocq or Green Island depending on which walk is booked. All have public toilets nearby. Other locations are possible for rock-pool explorations
All departure points are on the Route 1 bus service. Some groups find taking the bus a great way to develop learning. This also saves on minibus hire and is good for the environment. We can supply quotes for a minibus with a driver
We need advance notice of any special needs/medical issues. A consent form must be signed by the parent/guardian of the child. Education department consents to undertake outdoor activities are accepted.
Leaders accompanying children must have contact details and copies of the consent forms.
Any medication that might be required should be taken on the walk as we may be up to 1 mile from shore.
All our staff working with young people have undergone Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Police checks, hold First Aid certificates and undergo regular staff training to operate in the area.
We operate to a ratio of 1 staff to 12 young people.
Walks with schools/youth groups
Group leader familiarisation
A site visit involves a walk to the tower or area to be explored with our staff and a member of staff in charge of the group. This enables site-specific issues to be identified and is an opportunity to identify learning outcomes for the group.
School/Youth groups above 12 students
If a leader undertakes a site visit before the event, larger groups can be taken working on a ratio of 1 staff to 12 students.
What to wear
It is often cooler as you head down the beach. Ensure children have clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
A change of clothing should be taken by each child in case they get wet. This can be kept in our van.
Hat for sunny or cooler days.
Footwear is suitable for walking over uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces. Trainers are fine, but they will get wet, so spare footwear needs to be taken on the trip. No Flip-flops or Crocs.
Jogging pants (or similar)
Suncream. (min SPF 35)
Packed lunch. Keep food wrappings to a minimum. A lunch box is often ideal as it can be re-used (and used to carry back stones and shells).
Something to drink. To protect the environment, use a cycle water bottle.
It is often cooler as you head down the beach. Ensure children have clothing suitable for the weather conditions
Role of the group leader in youth/school groups.
The group leader needs to be with the group
Leaders are responsible for supervising lunch breaks.
It is sometimes necessary to cancel the activity if there is a forecast of heavy rain, strong winds or thunderstorms. Any change will be advised no later than 24 hours before the activity.
An alternative date will be offered if we need to cancel due to the weather. Sometimes, it is possible to offer high ropes course activities at Valley Adventure for groups working to a fixed programme, e.g. during school activity weeks.
Overnight stays in Seymour tower
We have undertaken overnight camps in Seymour tower. However, this is limited to 6 young people plus staff and a guide.