Looking for a new and exciting activity your child can enjoy throughout the Easter school holidays? One where they’ll learn a heap of new skills and form valuable friendships – all while spending hours outside in the fresh air? The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal has got you covered!
From Monday 11 to Thursday 21 April, they’ll be running a series of full-day Easter school holiday riding camps that’ll have horse-mad youngsters just begging for term 1 to end (if they’re not already)! Read on to find out what you can expect at these unique camp days for your kids, tweens, and teens!
Easter School Holiday Horse Riding Camps
The school holiday camps at The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal promise a rich learning experience for kids and teens. With activities both on and off the horse, they offer the perfect environment for children to learn how to ride a horse – and if your kids already have some riding experience, they’ll get to concentrate on improving their existing horsemanship skills.
As well as riding and caring for the horses, kids will spend their days taking part in team games and sports, arts and crafts, and a heap of other activities. A typical day looks something like this:
+ 8:45 – 9am: Drop off riders. Children will play games on foot while other children are arriving and signing in.
+ From 9am, kids will visit the horse stables where they’ll learn to clean the stable, as well as groom and plat the horses’ hair.
+ At 9:30am they’ll head off on a riding adventure, with a break for morning tea.
+ From 12 – 2pm, they’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch break, followed by a fun afternoon activity!
+ There’ll also be a daily Easter Egg Hunt for kids to take part in!
Afternoon activities may include archery and corn hole, arts and crafts, or how to make and cook damper. To see which days these activities are running, visit the Outlook Riding Academy website.
When: Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 – Thursday 22 April | Time: 9am-2pm
Where: The Outlook Riding Academy, Scenic Highway, Terrigal.
Who: Camps are suitable for children 5 up to 18.
Cost: $220 per child per day.
Active Kids vouchers are accepted.
Mums, Dads & Bubs Ride & Giggle
Want to do an activity with your little ones where you can make new friends too? The gorgeous “Mums, Dads & Bubs Ride & Giggle” sessions are designed for parents, guardians, and grandparents of young horse enthusiasts who want to get outside and meet other families living on the Central Coast. During these sessions, you’ll all spend an hour on horseback together, on a ride that may include an obstacle course, treasure hunt, trail ride, or horseback games!
When: Available 9am and 10am Mondays and Thursdays.
Where: The Outlook Riding Academy, Terrigal.
Cost: $77 per rider.
Tiny Tots ABC Riding Program
Got a toddler or preschool-aged child who simply adores horses and just can’t wait to get in the saddle? Sign them up for the “Tiny Tots ABC Riding Program” at The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal!
During these hour-long lessons, horse-crazed youngsters aged 2-5 will transition from a rocking horse to a real horse as they learn valuable riding techniques from a team of professionals in a safe and nurturing environment.
And what’s more, parents, guardians, and grandparents are encouraged to attend! So you can bring along your coffee and some morning tea and settle in to watch your little one as they embark on their exciting equestrian journey!
Little riding adventurers can expect to learn:
+ The art of effective horsemanship, as opposed to simply experiencing lead pony rides.
+ Attitude, balance, control, and confidence (mind-body skills) that will serve your child for years to come.
+ The same program used when teaching small children in The Outlook Academy’s professional lessons – all in a fun, loving environment.
The added bonus? Research has shown that kids who grow up in a safe environment and who have positive early learning experiences go on to become physically, emotionally, and socially healthy adults!
Higher Needs Groups
The Outlook Riding Academy regularly hosts groups and individuals with higher needs. If you require assistance with tailoring your child’s experience according to capability, get in touch with Sam on 0427 189 567.
Class Times: Classes are usually held at 10-11am every Thursday morning.
Cost: Private riding lessons are available for $99, or groundwork lessons for $55 (no riding). Groundwork lessons cover horsemanship, horse care, and stable/yard skills. Both offer an invaluable introduction to riding.
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