The Blacklands Farm trip this year was the first time I had taken my son on an out-door activities holiday, being a single parent on a low income I was very excited to hear about Craggers at my local community centre. Living in a city I especially wanted to take Danny, my 5 year old on a camping holiday as we rarely able to go to the countryside, the Blacklands Farm trip was fantastic despite the English weather!
The activities provided were lots of fun and very inclusive, giving my son and I a safe environment to experience climbing, abseiling, orienteering and much more, I was amazed at how much we were able to fit into 4 days. Danny really enjoyed the zip slide and wild food hunt – we cooked the edible plants for dinner that night. The hands on approach of sharing daily chores, childcare and the organisation of activities gave the group chance to get to know each other very well and share ideas and my skills, I felt comfortable and supported throughout the holiday. We both made many friends at Blacklands Farm and will be looking forward to the next Craggers trip.