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The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
We think our Talkin AWESOME Adventure days are the perfect Christmas present for kids aged 8 to 14. It ' s a day packed with fun where they learn to kayak, toast marshmallows and explore life around Talkin Tarn - and that ' s just the start! But if you ' re still not sure, this might help you decide … There ' s something a bit special about gift ex...
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Wake up to Adventure!

Wake up to Adventure!
Here at Talkin Adventures, we ' re passionate about life outdoors. We are in awe of the changing seasons and the way every day brings a new view of the Tarn. But mostly, we love sharing those experiences with the children and families who visit our business throughout the year. Our Talkin AWESOME Adventure Days are jam-packed with activities for ch...
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Hen Party Cocktails

Hen Party Cocktails
​This super group of Hens were looking for some fun entertainment during their stay in Cumbria. They had a chat with us about activities that would suit a broad range of ages and personalities, and decided that an evening Cocktail Masterclass at their self-catering accommodation would be perfect, with some outdoor activities the following day....
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Adventure Days with Talkin Adventures

Adventure  Days with Talkin Adventures
Get outside and have a great time... Adventure Days with Talkin Adventures provide a brilliant opportunity for outdoor adventure experiences for 8-14 year olds. Spend time in the outdoors, away from the distractions of tablets, mobile phones, TV and computer games. Create real memories as you try a new activity, meet new people and have a grea...
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Archery at Muncaster Castle

archery-at-muncaster-castle Enhancing your visitor experience
It's a fantastic place to be, on Cumbria's West Coast, Muncaster Castle stands proud above the River Esk, before it meets the sea at Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle has to be one of the best tourist places to visit in the Lake District. Combining a long history with some superb events and experiences, we just love coming here to enhance the ...
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Corporate Team Building in Cumbria

custom-raft-building Raft Building Team Event
​Since 2011, Independent Adventure have delivered events and activities for a wide range of organisations across the UK. A recent experience on Ullswater in the Lake District highlighted the importance of our flexibility and client centred approach. ​This corporate client of regional directors and head office team were looking for a ...
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Carlisle for kids in October Half Term

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​There's loads happening across Carlisle and Cumbria in preparation for Halloween and, dare we say it, Christmas in a couple of months! We've given some thought to how we can help keep your kids entertained and out of your hair for a day in the half term holidays. We have put together the ultimate day for 8-14 year olds down at Talkin Tarn Cou...
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Boat Hire at Talkin Tarn

boat-hire Hire a boat at Talkin Tarn
​Now into our second year of being based at Talkin Tarn, we still love meeting new people and watching them enjoy the water from our boats. People are often surprised at the scale of Talkin Tarn - it's 1.3miles around the edge and 13m deep in the middle! With a variety of boats, canoes and kayaks we can also provide boat hire in the lake distr...
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A Special Offer for your School

A Special Offer for your School
Working with school groups is one of the things that we do best. Schools regularly come to us for superb activity days at Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, and we also travel into schools with land based activities to reduce your transport costs, time and organising pressure. ​Outdoor activity sessions are a great way to build...
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Team building events for people who don't want team building events!

Team building events for people who don't want team building events!
It's a tricky one, the work is being done, the orders are being met and the customers are happy. Behind the scenes though, you can see that your team need a day out, a break, a great big thank you, and a boost to their morale. It can be hard to introduce the idea of a Team Building Day whilst remaining positive about the existing relationships and ...
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Introducing the Lake District

Introducing the Lake District
When you live and work in and around the Lake District it's easy to take for granted the beauty, history and culture that surrounds us. Still, spending so much time in an area has a long lasting impact on a person's outlook, personality and experiences. As a Cumbria event planning company and activity provider, Independent Adventure are often asked...
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Entertaining the kids in the School holidays

Entertaining the kids in the School holidays
​After such superb weather over the bank holiday weekend, our thoughts are turning to the end of May half term. Hopefully the conditions will be just as good and we can all spend most of it outdoors! For us, the school holidays are a busy time. Over the bank holiday we will be hiring out boats to families at Talkin Tarn Country Park , near Car...
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Carlisle Team Building Event

Carlisle Team Building Event
Carlisle City Council approached our event planner to provide a team building event for one of their departments. Having worked with us on a previous occasion, the organisers were confident that the group would benefit from some time with us. With clear objectives for a group reward to improve working relationships, we suggested Raft Building and t...
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Cumbria Hen Party at Talkin Tarn

Cumbria Hen Party at Talkin Tarn
Talkin Adventures were pleased to welcome this fantastic bunch of hens to Talkin Tarn at the weekend to enjoy our Treasure Chest Challenge. This group staying locally at Bush Nook Guest House in Gilsland, Cumbria, were looking for a fun hen party ideas and this activity seemed to suit them perfectly. A little different to the usual hen party games,...
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Smooth sailing following our relaunch and expansion

Smooth sailing following our relaunch and expansion
2018 is already proving to be a busy and exciting year... Friendly, professional instructors for your events As the new season approaches for our Cumbria events and activities at Talkin Tarn, we are delighted that all of our hard work is beginning to reap it's rewards. When we formed Independent Adventure back in 2011, running archery at fairs...
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School Holiday Adventure Day Camps

School Holiday Adventure Day Camps
​Our Adventure Day Camps were so successful last year that we've rolled out over 10 dates for 2018! We've also made it easier for you to find and book your ideal day camp with our online booking and payment system. Simply find the date and combination of activities that sound best for you, click to book and follow the instructions on the web page. ...
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2018 Archery Name Offer

2018 Archery Name Offer
We're giving a FREE place on each of our Archery Beginner Sessions at Talkin Adventures . All you have to do is thank your Folks for giving you the right name! Throughout the year,we organise lots of events including Archery for Beginners. These popular events are great fun and will have you hitting GOLD in no time at all. We play games, shoot ball...
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Cumbria Hen Party at the Big White House

Cumbria Hen Party at the Big White House
This happy group of Hens enjoyed some fun outdoor activities at the Big White House in Cumbria. Thank you for inviting us along to provide your activities. We're very glad you had such a good time!  Venue: The Big White House Activities: Archery & The Treasure Chest Brief: Provide activities for a Hen Party group staying at the B...
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Improving team relationships

Improving team relationships
Client: Carlisle City Council Objectives: To build relationship bonds and confidence for a group of apprentices from different departments. Package: A full day of activities began with a breakfast briefing in the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. A relaxed archery session focused on enjoyment, peer support and group encouragement. Orienteering provided the op...
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Learning outside the classroom

Learning outside the classroom
School: Turton High School, Bolton Objectives: An adventure day in school to reward the winning group of an English project competition.  Package: An action packed day, ready for a 9:15 start and designed around the usual school breaks and 3pm home time. This has become an annual event, with us attending for the last five years. Catering for 2...
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Team rewards in Carlisle

Team rewards in Carlisle
Client:  Nestle, Dalston Objectives: To introduce new challenges and bring the team together, with an element of competition... Package outline: Nestle brought 100 delegates to us at Talkin Adventures over two days. They arrived for breakfast rolls at 8:30 and then enjoyed an action packed day of outdoor activities, including Ar...
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