The purpose of this area is to answer your questions and give you some information about Abernethy if you have a child or children coming to stay with us.
We have 4 adventure centres, a bunkhouse in Scotland and a winter ski training base in Switzerland, welcoming over 10,000 individuals per year. Nearly half of our guests are school children and the other half is made up of a diverse group of people – families, uniformed groups, youth groups, unaccompanied kids on adventure holidays, social services groups and more.
Abernethy is a Christian organisation which means that most of the staff teams are Christians with a passion for working with young people. Many school groups join in with our Explore session, and unaccompanied kids camps will feature some tailored Christian input. Please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss this if you have any doubts.
We have approximately 100 members of staff who help run the centres and include maintenance teams, receptionists, cooks, housekeepers, outdoor instructors, a marketing team, accounts team and senior team leaders and operations directors.
Our 4 centres are based around former country estates, each with its own grounds and with the majority of staff living in accommodation on site. We have games rooms, sports halls, drying facilities, single sex dorm style bedrooms with some en-suite accommodation and our Nethybridge centre also has a swimming pool and dry ski slope.
Our homecooking is all prepared on site and guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch (often a packed lunch), 2 or 3 course dinner and supper. Special diets can be catered for with advanced notice (at least 2 weeks) and we would encourage you to contact the centre directly to discuss any particular dietary requirements your child may have. If you have any concerns at all about our food then please get in touch.
Special equipment is provided as required and helmets are worn for many of our activities. Kit lists for your childs visit to Abernethy will be provided when booking but will generally include old warm clothes, a pair of trainers or shoes that can get wet, swim kit, towel and toiletries.
We would ask that valuable items be left at home – these may include expensive cameras, phones, etc. We will not be liable for damage or loss and such items can be costly to replace and could spoil a childs holiday.
Abernethy offers a wide range of holidays for groups, schools and individuals. If you would like to find out more then sign up for an e-newsletter or request more information.
If you have any questions about any of the above or about something which is not mentioned, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by e-mail or by calling 01479 818005
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