Family Outdoor Activities

 

You know what they say, sharing is caring. And sharing exciting adventures together as a family is the best way to build a solid base for a long lasting relationship. The experiences we have planned for this new year will leave fun and unforgettable memories that won’t wear off with time!

We have prepared different activities aimed at the whole family, in different seasons and in the middle of nature.

Be prepared to hike, snowshoe, snowball, sled, see magnificent flower blossoming, learn to find and harvest wild medicinal plants and pure aromatic herbs. Splash in the water with Paddle surf, kayak as a team and enjoy a whole sailing day which will create great memories that will last forever.

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Hikes with Kids

A yearly calendar of different walking routes designed especially for families, with a very reduced price, perfect for making hiking buddies for life!

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Where do we take off?
It will leave from a point in the north of Madrid near the school (mainly Plaza Castilla) but we’ll indicate the route being followed by the bus (A1, A6, M607, etc) so that, whoever wishes, can be picked up in some point of the road (service stations or similar usually)

When?
Provisional calendar 1 Dec, 19 Jan, 9 Feb, 16 Mar, 6 Apr, 8 Jun

Download – Info about December 1st – La Jarosa (Guadarrama)

 

The specific route, with the exact date and place, as well as the opening of registrations, will be published three weeks before each departure. It will be announced via email, social media as well as to the students in their classes. The dates may vary slightly depending on the weather.

What can we expect?

  • Zones: We try not to travel for more than 1h (maximum 1.5h) from Madrid. We will go to both mountain areas and other types of landscapes. In protected natural spaces and also in other places of interest, to know different types of environments, geological formations, flora, etc.
  • Always on Saturday to be able to rest on Sunday and avoid the stress of work / school the next day (although for weather or other reasons, sometimes it could be on a Sunday)
  • Out of commercial circuits and overcrowded areas
  • Walks adapted to the season of the year. For example, with the arrival of the heat, we’ll choose places where we can stop for a swim in nature. In winter, to be able to play with the snow. In autumn change of the leaves, etc
  • Special start and end time for families. The start of the activity is never before 10:30 am, to avoid having to leave Madrid before 9 am. We make sure to avoid the early mornings, the rush and the hassles. The end time will always be so that we do not arrive home later than 7 pm (8 pm summer time)
  • Trails adapted to all ages, so that siblings can share the day. Baby backpacks and carts welcome (except in some cases that would be notified in advance).
  • Routes balanced in distance and time with several stops to rest and regroup, accessible to all regardless of how in shape one is or how experienced in hikes.
  • Different activities to maintain the interest of young children
  • Picnic meals that everyone brings from home where we leave a long and relaxed time to encourage the socialization of both parents and children
  • Trip leaders who speak English and Spanish

Price 
€ 26 over 8 years
€ 15 from 3 to 8 years
Under 2 years, free

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Family Outdoor Activities

Vineyards of Madrid for adults and children | 17/11/18

For whom Children of all ages, seniors and babies in strollers
Place Vine country on the Southeast area of Madrid
Date Saturday, November 17
Time and place of departure 9:30 am from Plaza Castilla down the Castellana to until onde de Casal, then A3
Return to Madrid 6:30 pm (approx)

For the children
While the adults visit the winery and enjoy tasting three of them, (something boring for the little ones but where the parents will want to pay attention and enjoy) the children will walk again through the vineyards, pick grapes, step on them and make their own grape juice.

More details
To celebrate the end of the grape harvest and the colors of the vineyards in  the Autumn, we are going to take a walk through one of the areas of the Wines of Madrid Denomination of Origin. We will check out the beautiful village of Chinchón or Colmenar de Oreja and visit family run vineyards, where their grapes are grown the traditional way, where we will enjoy a great session of wine tasting and a barbecue, a paella or a menu made of traditional dishes of the region.

Includes

  • Bus
  • Visit to the vineyards
  • Visit to the winery
  • Vineyard and winery activities for children
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch at midday (barbecue, paella or regional food tasting)
  • Sporty People leader
  • Insurances
  • Photos of the day

Price
Adults and children over 8 years 66 €
Children from 3 to 8 years 44 €
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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A day in the olive grove, activities for all | 15/12/18

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For whom Children of all ages, seniors and babies in strollers
Place Finca olivarera in Ciudad Real or Toledo
Date 15 December 2018
Time and place of departure 10:00 am from Plaza Castilla touring the Castellana to the south and leaving by Conde de Casal by the A3
Time of return to Madrid 6:30 pm (approx)

For children there will be activities in the field, apart from varear the olives (hitting the branches with a stick so the olives fall on the ground, they will love it!), they will have a workshop of olive planting (you can take the little plant home!) And they will learn to marinate the olives with their parents. And we can do the activities indoors if the weather is bad or too cold!

More details
The world of the different types and qualities of olive oil, something naturally Mediterranean, is, however, still very unknown. We will visit one of the manchego olive groves that produce all their oil in a organic way. The owners will guide us personally through the farm to explain the growing of their trees. We will be able to pick up the olives with a stick, as in the past, we will know first hand how is the process of producing the fine liquid gold that is their extra virgin olive oil and they will give us a master class where we will try the different types of oils that we can find in the market, according to its elaboration, nuances of flavor, acidity and color, to understand how its quality differs, where to best use either of them, learn to read a label, etc. And all this while the children do different activities and paired with an appetizer made up of different handmade products from the area, which marry perfectly with their oils. Finally we will have an authentic La Mancha regional lunch with migas, pisto and meat (final menu to be determined) accompanied by wines from the DO La Mancha region. In short, a perfect day.

Includes

  • Bus
  • Walk through the centenary olive grove
  • Oil tasting with appertizers
  • Olive tree planting workshop for children (the little plant is a gift to take home)
  • Olives collection and marinating explanation
  • Tasting menu of local products from La Mancha with wine from the region
  • Sporty People Leader
  • Insurances
  • Photo report of the day

Price
Adults and children over 8 years € 71
Children from 3 to 8 years 44 €
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Snowshoes, igloos and sleds in the snowy forest | 26/01/19

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For whom Children from 3 years old with snowshoes (under that age in baby or hiking carriers), seniors. Not accessible to strollers.
Place Mountain area to be determined according to snow conditions
Date Saturday January 26th
Time and place of departure 9:00 am from Plaza Castilla, on the A1
Time of return to Madrid 6:30 pm (approx)

For children 
Walking with snowshoes and sledding is super fun for them. Parents with small children can carry them in a baby or hiking carrier, or drag them behind sitting on a sled, they love it! At a given moment we divide the group in two. Those adults who wish to do a longer route, go up the mountain with a guide. At the same time, children and adults who prefer it collaborate in the construction of an igloo. And they spend the end of the day before lunch sledding down the mountain, what can be more fun!!

More details
This is already a winter classic, which we cannot stop offering because it is the favorite of adults and children. We will go, depending on several factors, either to the Puerto de Cotos, Puerto de la Morcuera, Puerto de Canencia or Puerto de Navacerrada. We will spend the day in a beautiful environment, outside the usual routes, away from the weekender crowds, to find our own white paradise in the mountains. This is a varied and fun activity in a fairy tale landscape, where we will walk with snowshoes as a family, build an igloo guided by an expert mountaineer, slide downhill on our sleds and end up eating a delicious meal in a mountain restaurant. An adventure in the purest Nordic style!

Includes

  • Bus
  • Day of activities in the snow (snowsheing, igloo building, sledding)
  • Breakfast in the morning
  • Lunch menu with wine
  • Material: snowshoes, shovels and sleds
  • RC insurance and accidents
  • Qualified mountain guides
  • Leader of Sporty People

Price
Adults and children over 8 years old- € 77
Children between 3 and 8 years old – € 55
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Cross-country skiing, snow adventures and a fireplace | 02/02/18

For whom Adults and children from 4 years old for Xcountry skiing (under 4 have to go in backpack and will have other activities)
Place Puerto de Navafría or Puerto de Cotos
Date February 2, 2019
Time and place of departure 9:00 am from Plaza Castilla, on the A1
Return time to Madrid 7:00 pm (approx)

For children
Children can play outdoors safely in this special area of the National Park. An authentic Nordic cross-country ski trail where adults and older children (from approx 10 years old) can learn a new sport by going into the forest, while, at the same time, the younger, with children’s instructors, can also enjoy cross-country skiing in addition to snowshoes, sleds and other games in the snow.

More details
Cross-country skiing, flat and effortless, is an activity that we do not usually see in Spain. It’s fun, easy and suitable for all ages. In addition, the places where it’s  practiced is far from crowded and in idyllic mountain environments. While children try out with their specialized teachers, adults will walk with skis and sticks between the firs and pine trees, quietly, learning how to slide on completely flat tracks, guided by instructors. We will stop at a great corner for a mid-morning snack and then return to leave the material and eat in a rustic mountain restaurant in the vicinity of El Chorro (Navafría), very close to the waterfall of the same name. A lovely winter postcard. (If the activity was carried out in Cotos the lunch restaurant would vary, although it would be the same style of place, menu and natural environment).

It includes

  • Bus
  • Breakfast snack
  • Guided excursion and cross-country skiing course with special monitors for activities with small children
  • Rental material
  • Full meal in mountain restaurant
  • Short route to the waterfall of El Chorro (If done in Navafría. If done in Cotos, we’ll go sledding)
  • Civil liability + accident insurance
  • Photo report

Price
Adults and children over 10 years – € 88
Children between 3 and 10 years old – € 66
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Ride in family since 2 years and final BBQ | 02/03/19

For whom Adults and children from 2 years old, seniors. Accessible to strollers.
Place Cercedilla
Date Saturday March 2 
Time and place of departure 9:30 am from Plaza Castilla through A6
Time of return to Madrid 6:30 pm (approx)

For children
Very young children will be accompanied by an adult (their father or mother) who will take the horse from the reins, walking ahead. They can try first in the enclosed area on th ranch, in total security and tranquility, and, when they have already gained confidence, continue through the field, a straight and flat line in between the trees, without any complications, falls, or detours. It is a real pleasure to observe how little ones lose their fear and ride without worries! Also, they can visit the stables and even give the horses a carrot!

More details
We will go to a beautiful horse ranch, hidden in the middle of the Guadarrama National Park, in the area of ​​Cercedilla, managed by a very friendly family. A day in which the youngest can ride a real horse while the older children, and adults, will ride in nature according to their level. Perfect for those who do it for the first time and for the most advanced riders! After we’re finished we will have a great barbecue, with plenty of side dishes and even grilled veggies! The area is very wild and beautiful, with magnificent views. It is an excellent way to get to know the National Park from a totally different angle, outside the radar of tourism, surrounded by good local taste.

It includes

  • Bus
  • Horse riding routes for children, adults and children (different duration according to level and age)
  • Mid-morning snack
  • BBQ meal with drinks, dessert and coffee
  • Sporty People leader
  • Civil liability + accident insurance
  • Photos of the day

Price
Adults and children on horseback with adult groups € 82
Children who make a route accompanied by an adult who helps them on foot  € 50
Children who are not going to ride horses and are under 3 years old pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Adventure hiking, initiation to rock climbing and caving  | 27/04/19

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For whom Adults, seniors and children from 3 years old (children under that age will not be able to climb / rappel) Suitable for strollers with thick wheels (no pushchairs with Maclaren type wheels). Some flights of steps where prams will have to be folded or carried in the air)
Place Patones
Date Saturday, April 27
Time and place of departure 9:00 am from Plaza Castilla by A1
Return time to Madrid 7:00 pm (approx)

For children
Kids will have the time of their lives. There will be trees to hang from like monkeys, creeks to splash on, rock walls to climb and descend rappeling, a dry cave that’s variable in length and with quick exits… From the shyest to the most daring they’ll all enjoy to the fullest!

More details
The path that connects the town of Patones de Abajo with the beautiful town of Patones de Arriba is a gorge where we can enjoy a cave, initiation level, without any danger, suitable for all ages, who armed with helmets and frontal lights will amaze the little ones and entertain the parents, all in total security and with the ease of going out at any time if someone is ‘overwhelmed’. And, for extra excitement, while some visit the cave, others will try their skills rock climbing in nature and going down in very simple, but not the least exciting, rappels. Always  with the help of specialized instructors and accessible to all ages. An ideal way to share a most adventurous family day before going for a picnic on the banks of the Lozoya River, near the Pontón de la Oliva dam, a majestic enclave that never came into operation but retains all the charm of the places full of legends.

Includes

  • Bus
  • Breakfast snack
  • Rock climbing and rappelling activity
  • Caving activity
  • All the necessary material for the activities
  • Professional guides
  • Sporty People leader
  • Short hiking route along the Lozoya River
  • Picnic lunch in the countryside
  • Civil liability + accident insurance
  • Photo report

Price
Adults and children over 10 years – € 77
Children between 3 and 10 years old – € 60
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Aranjuez from the River: Kayaking from the forest to the palace | 18/05/19

For whom Adults and children in canoes from 2 years, smaller, consult)
Place Aranjuez
Date May 18th
Time and place of departure 9:00 am from Plaza Castilla, going down by Castellana and then A3
Time of return to Madrid 6:30 pm (approx)

For children
What can be more fun than a kayak adventure ride that starts in the middle of the forest and ends in a palace, with a little stop for a swim halfway? After a lunch menu in a perfect area where kids can play without danger, comes the cherry on top, a relaxed guided walk along the gardens of Aranjuez inside the Chiquitren

 

More details
ÇWe will revisit, from a completely different perspective, one of the most praised cities of Madrid, the historic Aranjuez, with its Royal Palace and its gardens, bathed by the Tagus River. And that’s exactly how we’re going to get there, by water, a much more exciting and special way to get to know one of the most beautiful places in the region. We will start in the middle of nature, following the same river route that old loggers used to transport timber from the forest to the city. On the way we will stop at a small beach to have a snack, swim or simply contemplate the nature surrounding us. In the end, we will change and go to visit the palace before going to eat at one of the traditional ‘gangos’ of Aranjuez, where children can play without borders. And at the end of the day, a walk in the chiquitren that passes through the Royal Gardens, for many their favorite moment!

Includes

  • Bus
  • Breakfast
  • Kayak ride through the forest, the river Tajo and arrival at the Royal Palace
  • Professional guides
  • All necessary equipment + Kayak rental
  • Visit to the Palace
  • Lunch menu in a gango
  • Sporty People Leader
  • Trip in Chiquitren
  • Civil liability + accident insurance
  • Photo report of the day

Price
Adults and children over 8 years € 77
Children from 3 to 8 years 50 €
Under 3 years they pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a seat, as the law requires that they be assigned one) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Sailing and Kayaking in the Natural Reserve | 15/06/18

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For whom Adults, seniors and children from 2 years – minors consult. Accessible to strollers.
Place Natural Reserve of Iruelas
Date June 15, 2019
Time and place of departure 9:00 am from Plaza Castilla by M40 and M501
Time of return to Madrid 8:00 pm (approx)

For children
Wearing a life jacket, riding a motor dinghy, steering a sailing boat, changing the sails, paddling a kayak or simply sitting down with their parents to go on an adventure, swimming on the beaches of the lake, playing outside while the grownups eat …  it’s nothing less than the best day of their lives!

More details
This is one of our classic summer activities that are a total hit both among children and parents. We will spend the day learning to sail on 6  people sailboats, with an instructor on board, and then kayaking along the beaches, everything in the most idyllic reservoir near Madrid, the Embalse del Burguillo, in the center of the Natural Preserve of Iruelas. Here you can still enjoy an lake without crowds. Initiation to sailing (2h) and kayaking route (2h), with a great outdoor paella between them. It is a perfect day of water and countryside.

It includes

  • Bus transportation
  • Sailing course
  • Kayaking route
  • Certified sailing and kayaking instructors (in English and Spanish)
  • Sporty People staff bilingual English / Spanish
  • Lunch menu
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the day

Price
Adults and children over 8 years old – € 77
Children under 8 years – € 55
Adults who do not participate in the activities but in the food and bus – € 40
Children who do not participate in the activities pay only the bus (also babies who do not occupy a place, because the law requires that they be assigned a seat) € 17

* This activity will be carried out with a minimum of 25 adults, if at the time there are fewer people and there would be a change, the families would be contacted

* Prices include absolutely everything: activities, transport, breakfast, lunch, accompanying personnel, specialized monitors, material, insurances, etc.

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Verónica Jerónimo
Enrichment Coordinator
veronica.j@hastingsschool.com 

 

The payment for those parents that haven’t got the direct debit established could make the payment three days before the outdoor activity via transfer into the school account ES53 0182 2325 05 0204020301, writing the concept, name and date of the activity.

14 to 8 days before the activity – 80% refund
7 to 4 days before the activity – 50% refund
From 3 days before the activity – Refund is not possible

 

We kindly ask you to understand that these terms are crucial for the activities to happen, as the money is used to make non refundable reservation payments.

If the family is not sure of being able to attend and does not want to risk losing the money already paid, it is advisable to wait until they are 100% sure, even if registering later may mean losing the spot.

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