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Pre-visit preparation

Coming for a course at one of our centres? Its time to get ready...

This really is a simple process. These are the things you need to think about or do yourself before you come.

Fill out a consent form and hand it in to your group leader

Download an under 18 consent form here

Download an over 18 consent form here

This is very important! If it isn’t handed in or it isn’t filled out properly and signed you will not be able to take part in the activities. This form can be obtained from our resource section or from your school or group leader. It is essential that it is read, understood and signed by the participants’ parent, guardian or carer and handed in to the group leader. Remember it is two sides long! If you have already sent the consent form and something comes up that we need to know please tell us as soon as you can via phone or email.

Food arrangements

If the person visiting us has a special dietary requirement then please describe it on their consent form. Our kitchen staff are able to accommodate almost any requirement as long as they know about it in advance. If you need to give us more information please get in touch.

Any special considerations

We hope we cover all specific considerations you may require during our normal booking procedure with your school or group but if there is something you think we have missed or wish us to know more about then please drop us a line and we can make the arrangements you need.

What to pack

Download a kit list here. As well as that, here are a few top tips

Clothes. Bring old ones. Lots of them! We would hate to think someone missed out on an activity because they were concerned about getting their best top dirty! Take in to account the time of year as when it is cold lots of thin layers are better than one big thick jumper but you will still need some long lightweight layers in the summer. It does not need to be specific outdoor wear, normal clothes are perfect. However, if you do feel the need to go out and buy some outdoor clothes then do bear in mind that there are plenty of shops who sell real good value outdoor clothes and you do not have to pay top-prices to get good quality. By all means bring some nice clothes too but save those for after activities. Oh, bring plenty of socks too!

Money. There are tuck shop/souvenir shops and sometimes we visit places that have gift shops so a little money is good. Change rather than notes is a real help to us. £10 is plenty.

Disposable camera Great for a few memories. not the end of the world if it is lost/broken. Unlike your digital camera!

Re-usable drinks bottle 1 Litre is ideal

Phones.We discourage the use of mobile phones on activities. The break, get lost and are an unnecessary distraction. NYOLS staff will always have a phone for emergency use and your school or group staff will always be able to arrange contact home when needed.

Any powered items. It is a good idea to leave anything that requires power at home. There are limited sockets and anything that has not been PAT tested by our technicians cannot be used.

Anything valuable Keep it safe by leaving it at home