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Frequently Asked Questions about The Leaside Trust and the Activities we provide.2023-10-05T21:37:26+00:00
What do I need to bring for water based activities2023-01-26T10:20:43+00:00

Appropriate clothing for the weather – jumper, trousers, long sleeved t-shirt
Old pair of trainers (flip-flops, crocs or open back/toe shoes are not suitable)
Shorts or swimming costume and towel
A change of clothes including underwear/socks/trainers
Warm coat
If wearing glasses, an eyewear strap or similar
Hat and gloves/sun cream and sun hat
Water bottle and a nut-free packed

*if undertaking both morning and afternoon water-based sessions we suggest
bringing an extra change of clothes, one set for the morning, one for the
afternoon and one including dry shoes to go home in

What do I need to bring for land-based activities?2023-01-26T10:23:57+00:00

Appropriate clothing for the weather – jumper, trousers, long sleeved t-shirt
A full change of clothes, as you could get wet.
An old pair of trainers (flip-flops, crocs or open back/toe shoes are not suitable)
Warm coat
Hat and gloves/sun cream and sun hat
Water bottle and a nut-free packed lunch

Do I need to be able to swim?2023-01-26T11:22:55+00:00

No being able to swim is not compulsory as everyone has to wear personal flotation decises supplied by us. All we ask that you are confident in water in the unlikely event you fall in.

What is the minimum age?2023-01-26T11:46:37+00:00

Our minimum age to participate in adventure sports activities is 8. We do have some capacity for younger children to take part in environmental education and narrow boat activities.

What time should I arrive before my activity?2023-01-26T11:48:40+00:00

Unless advised otherwise, we would like everybody to present themselves at Leaside 5 minutes before start of their sessions.

What happens if I am arriving late?2023-01-26T11:50:00+00:00

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our sessions, latecomers cannot be admitted.

Can I book by phone?2023-01-31T11:45:08+00:00

We are unbale to take bookings by phone, individual bookings can be made using our online booking system or for group bookings please fill out an online group booking form.

Is equipment provided?2023-01-26T12:14:42+00:00

All activity equipment is provided.

Are your staff qualified?2023-01-26T12:15:59+00:00

All coaching staff at Leaside are suitably qualified for the activities they deliver.

What happens in bad weather do you cancel the scheduled activities?2023-01-26T12:17:05+00:00

We operate in all weather conditions, however we may have to adapt your session ensuring your safety at all times.

Will there be other people on site?2023-01-26T12:18:19+00:00

Yes, Leaside may have other groups or individuals taking part in separate sessions with a different member of staff.

Is there a safe place to put my valuables?2023-01-26T12:19:50+00:00

We recommend that you do not bring anything of value, but we do allocate you with an area where your belongs can be left. However, Leaside can not take responsibility for your personal belongings.

When does membership start?2023-01-31T11:48:03+00:00

Membership starts from the date of application.

How long is membership for?2023-01-31T12:18:50+00:00

Leaside membership last for 12 months.

How can I pay for membershp?2023-02-04T13:48:42+00:00

You can pay in full, online by debit/credit card or you can select to pay by direct debit in 3 equal installments.

Can I store my boat at Leaside?2023-02-04T13:50:18+00:00

Boat Storage is possible  for members (subject to available space).

Do you offer payment plans for membership?2023-08-09T11:11:55+00:00

Yes, if you choose to pay for membership by direct debit, your payment will be split in 3 equal payments:

For youth membership this would be 3 payments of £23.34

For Adult membership it would be 3 payments of £40

1st payment after you join, the second and third payment in 3 months intervals.

Do you offer concessional membership rates?2023-08-09T11:11:11+00:00

Our concessional rate is £50 for youth members and £110 for adult members.

What proof of eligibility do I need to provide in order to get concessional membership?2023-08-09T11:10:05+00:00

Youth Membership:

Proof of DLA/PIP, Free School Meal entitlement.

Adult Membership:

Proof of DLA/PIP, Pension Credits or Job Seekers Allowance.


What is the application process for concessional membership?2023-08-09T11:13:45+00:00

Please contact us by emailing to arrange a confidential conversation.

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