Foxlake Faqs

Parties

What is the best party combination?

The most popular party combination is our Foxfall Ropes course followed by the Ringo. 50-minutes on Foxfall, followed by a 10-minute break and then a 15-minute ringo session is a brilliant party for all ages!

 

Which ringo should I book for my party?

We have two different ringo sizes, 2 man (small – £25) and 4 man (large – £30) all sessions are 15 minutes long and fully instructed by qualified staff. The small ringo can have up to 6 kids in a session and the large ringo can have up to 10 kids in a session. The kids will swap on and off the ringo in the 15-minute session.

 

E.g. if you have a party of 4 and book the Large ringo they will stay on the ringo for the full 15 minutes, if you have 8 in your party they would each get 7.5 minutes on the ringo.

 

Is there more than one party group on Foxfall on a session?

Yes. Each Foxfall session can have up to 24 people in it, you will share the session with other parties and groups that have booked the same your as you.

 

Is there a minimum or maximum group size?

There is no minimum group size for a party, the maximum number of people we can take on a Foxfall session is 24 so this may be the maximum for a party that wishes to be on the same Foxfall session.

 

What is the minimum age/ height requirements?

All participants must be 6 years old on the date if the party and be at least 1.2 metres tall. They will not be able to reach certain obstacles if they are smaller than the 1.2m limit.

 

Must parents take part in the party?

No. Parents must be present at sign-in and be on-site during the party, but parents do not need to take part in the session. All sessions are fully supervised by qualified instructors.

 

I don’t know final numbers – how many should I book for in the meantime?

 

We advise you book for the maximum number of participants to avoid disappointment if the session is full later when you try and add participants. We must know your FINAL NUMBERS 48 hours before your booking – we will otherwise have to charge you in full for the sessions and participants you have booked.

 

Preferably let us know 1 week before your booking, 48 hours is the ABSOLUTE LATEST we can amend a booking.

 

Can I bring my own party food?

Yes. You can bring your own party food but please respect the fact we have a café on site. All indoor seating areas and picnic benches on the decking area is reserved for café customers. Picnic benches on the grass and gravel area next to Foxfall (with an overhead shelter) are for picnics.

 

Does the café supply party food?

The Boardside café provide a range of delicious party options for party bookings, and will reserve you a seating area either inside or outside for after your activities. Contact the café on cafe@foxlake.co.uk for information on food packages.

 

Must all parents of kids attending a party read and sign the terms and conditions?

No, if parents are happy for the party organiser to sign on their behalf of their kids. All kids must be signed for upon arrival. If you would like we will email you the terms and conditions so you can send to parents to read them before the party.

 

How far id Foxlake Adventures from Edinburgh?

Depending on traffic and your location in Edinburgh travel time is around 45 minutes. Please DO NOT use our post code in a sat nav as this will take you to the wrong end of the farm. Type ‘Foxlake Adventures’ for the correct directions.

Wakeboarding

What is a Pay and Wake?

15 minute fully instructed wakeboarding session with a qualified wakeboarding instructor. The session is suitable for all abilities, beginners will also have a dry land lesson before the session starts.

 

What is a Learn to Wake?

2 x 15 minute sessions with a 15-minute break in the middle. Sessions will always be instructed by our qualified wakeboarding instructors. This lesson is suitable for all abilities and allows you double the water time than the Pay and Wake session. Beginners will also have a dry land lesson before the session starts.

 

Which lesson should I choose?

The only difference in the sessions is the length of time you get wakeboarding! Both sessions are suitable for all abilities as our instructors will coach you depending on your ability. If you would like to progress further, we recommend the Learn to Wake session. If you would like a taster session to see if wakeboarding is for you then we recommend the pay and wake session… but be warned, it’s addictive!

 

15 minutes of wakeboarding for a beginner is allot of time and as wakeboarding uses muscles you don’t otherwise use it may be a good idea to start with a single 15 minute session.

 

Which wakeboarding cable should I book?

For beginners, it does not matter which cable you book, for wakeboarders at obstacle standard Cable 1 and Cable 2 have different obstacles so book onto which you would prefer to ride;

 

Cable 1 obstacles: 2 x large kickers, 1 x large box and 1 x A- Frame.
Cable 2 obstacles: 2 x small kickers, 1 x manual pad and 1 x Incline.

 

Does kit hire come as included in the prices?

Yes. All necessary kit is provided – O’Neill Wetsuits, O’Neill Buoyancy Aids and a range of 2016/ 2017 wakeboards in range of sizes

 

I have a large group; can we book both cables at the same time?

Yes. Booking both cables at the same time will allow your group to wakeboard in half the time than if you all went on the one cable one after the other.

 

What is the cheapest way I can wakeboard?

We have various options to purchase bundles of wakeboarding sessions, the most cost effective way to wakeboard is to buy a season pass, this allows kids to wakeboard for £12 per set and adults to wakeboard for £16.50 per set.

 

Bundle deals are bought as a bulk number of sets and are paid for in full at time of purchase

 

Season passes are paid for in monthly instalments over 12 months

Ringo

Which ringo should I book for my party?

We have two different ringo sizes, 2 man (small – £25) and 4 man (large – £30) all sessions are 15 minutes long and fully instructed by qualified staff. The small ringo can have up to 6 kids in a session and the large ringo can have up to 10 kids in a session. The kids will swap on and off the ringo in the 15-minute session.

E.g. if you have a party of 4 and book the Large ringo they will stay on the ringo for the full 15 minutes, if you have 8 in your party they would each get 7.5 minutes on the ringo.

 

 

What swimming ability is needed for kids and adults on the ringo?

Although it is possible to complete a ringo session without falling in the water it is not a given that you will stay on! Because of this the swimming ability necessary is the same as all other water activities – confidently swim 25 metres unaided.

Foxfall

Must parents take part in Foxfall sessions with their kids?

No, all our sessions are fully instructed by qualified instructors. Adults must be on site to supervise children but do not need to take part in the activity. You may also spectate all around the course as there is a path surrounding the course.

 

I have a 5-year-old but he/ she is over 1.2m tall, can he/ she take part?

No, all participants MUST be over 6 years of age to participate

 

Are non-swimmers able to take part?

All participants MUST be confident in water and able to swim confidently with flotation. Our terms and conditions state “Swimming Ability – you must be able to swim at least 25m unaided and without any flotation device prior to booking – it is your responsibility to ensure this standard. If your swimming ability is not of this standard, you must advise a member of Our staff at the time of signing this document”.

 

Will my party have sole use of Foxfall?

No, each Foxfall Session may have up to 24 participants per hour made up of numerous different groups.

 

When should I arrive for my session?

All participants MUST arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your booking to sign in and get changed into wetsuits/ buoyancy aids/ helmets.

Segway

What are the restrictions for age/ weight?

Minimum weight of 40KG/ 6.5 Stone
Maximum Weight of 120 KG/ 19 Stone
Age 10 years- 65 years.

 

How is a Segway session structured?

The first 20 minutes of a Segway session is used for training on the Segways. If the instructor is not happy with your ability or you are not comfortable continuing in the session you may stop at this point and you will be refunded 50% of the cost. The second part of the session is a 40 Minute off-road Segway experience

 

What counts as On-Peak / Off-Peak?

Weekends and holidays are On-Peak, weekdays during term times are Off-Peak

 

What is the maximum number of people in a Segway group?

We have 6 Segway’s available per session