Smooth sailing following our relaunch and expansion
2018 is already proving to be a busy and exciting year...
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 and shows alongside full time employment, we never really knew how things would turn out.
Following a few years of steady growth we took the exciting leap to leave the security of employment and solely focus on Independent Adventure in 2015. This gave us the freedom and confidence to develop Talkin Adventures, at our fixed base of Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, ready for Easter 2017. What a whirl wind life has been since!
Along with the introduction of Talkin Adventures, we have completely relaunched Independent Adventure as an event planning company. We do more than just run activities - we work with you to achieve your goals. This might include addressing some relationship issues in a work place, rewarding your team after a busy period, meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum for outdoor learning, or might simply involve entertaining visitors to your venue with an informative talk about the local area. Since the beginning, we've had local accommodation providers recommend us to their guests as we can bring activities to their venue. This year we've been able to send enquiries in the opposite direction as clients have been coming to us to deliver more complete packages. Maybe it's the new website that shows more of what we can do?
We try to keep work and home life separate but relaunching and expanding a business with a 3 year old and new born does have it's challenges. A year of sleepless nights and juggling responsibilities and we are very pleased how everything has turned out! Two amazing children and a totally transformed business with regular client base leave us feeling positive about the year ahead, just imagine what we can do with regular sleep and a little bit of time!
As a business, our core values of delivering great, bespoke, service with a positive approach has really worked well. Our booking sheet has never been so full, with repeat events from schools and corporate clients, along with lots of youth groups, hen and stag parties, birthday parties and an ever diversifying list of event services. We're always looking to meet new people and build relationships with people and businesses across Cumbria and beyond. We're extra excited about the opening of Carlisle Lake District Airport and hopefully visitors to our 2 fantastic World Heritage Sites, (Hadrian's Wall and The Lake District), will stop off at Talkin Tarn Country Park for a day out with the kids and take out a boat, have an ice cream and maybe even hear a woodpecker or two. We're only 10 minutes away from the airport with some great amenities! Who knows, maybe Loganair and Carlisle Airport will open up a new line of business with corporate retreats from London South End.