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What to Bring

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If you are planning to stay with us at the activity centre, you will need to bring certain items as you will likely be getting wet. Although not a complete list, the following items are essential for activities at Trent Lock:

Evening Visitors:

  • Change of activity clothing suitable for water activities (jeans and tracksuits are unsuitable as they become heavy when wet)
  • Windproof and Waterproof cagoule (referred to as cag)
  • Soft shoes must be worn for all water activites (bare feet would be dangerous) such as trainers, plimsoles or similar. Wetsuit boots (wet shoes) if available. Crocs, flipflops, 'slip-ons' and open toe sandals are not suitable as they come off, don't necessarily float and likely to sink
  • Wetsuit or Drysuit if available
  • Wetsuit shorts or surf shorts
  • Swimming costume
  • Own Buoyancy Aid if preferred (we do provide one)
  • Towel
  • Sun Cream
  • Spectacle sport straps
  • Hair Bobbles
  • Walking boots if planned activities include orienteering arond the neighbouring fields
  • Dry trainers for Climbing or Pioneering
  • Long sleeved top if Archery is planned

Weekend Campers:

If you are staying with us for the weekend, you will need the same items as Evening visitors and, in addition:

  • At least two changes of activity clothing and a complet change of clothing for the evenings
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, flannel, deodorant, feminine hygiene)
  • Own camping equipment
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bag, Roll Mat and Pillow
  • Torch
  • Warm Jumper
  • Pyjamas
  • Teddy?

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What we provide:

Buoyancy aids, helmets, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided. Please see our Facilities page for a complete list of equipment.