Activity & Experience Gifts

Stuck for a present idea?  Our talented experts offer fab gift experiences for you to choose from – all taking place at Fourwinds. Call us on 01354 658737 and purchase your gift choice for that someone special.  Accommodation in our B&B  is available at discounted rates when combined with these activity gifts and when booked direct by phone on 01354 658737, or bring your tent or camper/caravan and stay on our campsite. Click the links below for more details on each topic.

Accommodation in our B&B or campsite is available at discounted rates when combined with these activity gifts and when booked direct by phone on 01354 658737

A paddle on the Old River Nene with a picnic lunch – 4 hours – 2 to 3 people – £55.00

Includes a gift card & information sheet, useful ‘dry bag’ gift, 4 hour paddle in open Canadian canoe for up to 3 people (min 2 people anddscf3228 terms apply), picnic lunch, buoyancy aids and tuition

Guests will be sent off on our Canadian open canoes (after basic tuition and with buoyancy aids!) down the Old River Nene, with a sumptuous picnic to enjoy along route.  Amongst other birds, they will get the opportunity to spot kingfishers, swans, little egrets, moor hens, crested grebes and herons.  If lucky they may spot an otter or water vole.  A wonderful peaceful experience suitable for those with good mobility, an interest in the countryside, wildlife and good food!  Participants will contact us to arrange a suitable date for their voyage of discovery :).  Call us on 01354 658737 or email us on

This activity is available between March and September.  Please call to book a suitable day on 01354 658737.  Start time is 11am.

Archery taster session 1.5 to 2.5 hours, per person – £20.00

Includes gift card and information sheet, archery themed key ring, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hour archery session at Fourwinds with a coach (dependent on numbers, min age 12 years, terms apply), light refreshment

Guests will learn how to safely hold, aim and shoot a recurve bow and enjoy some competition scoring time on both 3d animal targets and paper face targets.  Participants will be provided with a choice of dates to book onto the session and will contact Fourwinds to book on.

Taster sessions start at 11am and for Spring/Summer 2017 are:   9th April,  28th May, 11th June, 9th July, 23rd July, 13th August, 27th August, 10th September  (dates may be subject to change due to weather)

Archery Beginners Course – 1 day – inc. lunch – £97.50 pp

Including gift card and information sheet, lunch and refreshments, bow stringer gift, archery tuition within a small group (adults and children over 14 – terms apply)

Participants will learn about the different bows and equipment that can be used, how to string, maintain and use a recurve bow and arrows safely, understand what is required in terms of etiquette within a club setting, shooting techniques and practice on 3d targets and paper faceimg_2074s.  John is an English Field Archery (EFFA) instructor and has had previous experience as a GNAS coaching assistant at local club level.  His tuition is often recognised by archery clubs as evidence that a suitable beginners course has been completed, which can help new members to join without initial club coaching. Participants will be provided with a choice of dates to book onto the course and will contact Fourwinds to book on.

This course runs between March and September.  Call to book a suitable date on 01354 658737.  Start time is 10am

Make your own Dreamcatcher workshop – £20.00 per person

Including a gift card, information sheet, dream catcher key ring, light refreshments, all materials and tuition.

Participants will learn to make their own personal dreamcatcher in a relaxed imagesinformative environment with John, while listening to the tale of the dream catcher and other Native American cultural stories from the past and the present. All materials and light refreshments are included.  Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10 years of age.  Participants are welcome to bring their own feathers or use ours.  Depending on the group size the workshop will last approximately 2 hours.  Participants will be advised available dates with their booking information.  Terms apply

Winter/Spring 2017 dates are:  February 5th, March 5th, March 12th, April 9th, April 23rd.  The workshop starts at 2pm.  Call 01354 658737 to book on.

Digital camera techniques and skills with our professional photographer

David Millward is a professional photographer with more that 40 years experience who currently specialises in landscape and wildlife photography with particular emphasis on macro.  He has produced images for books and magazines as well as commercial slide presentations, product photography and has sold his work through various galleries.  You have a choice of three courses from a 2 hour taster course to 2 fdavidintroull day workshops each of which are stand alone or can be combined to advance your technique even further.  More advanced specialised tuition is also available on request. The courses are available for DSLR, CSC, Mirrorless and Bridge cameras.  Please state make and model of camera when booking.  Please make sure your camera batteries are fully charged and you have plenty of space on your memory card.

Digital camera taster session – 2 hours – £25.00 per person

Aimed at those new to ddavidtasterigital photography.  You will learn how to steer your way from full auto mode which enables you to access your creativity.  Subjects include, aperture priority, depth of field and exposure value (EV).  Practice shoot and Q & A.

Call David to book your taster session – 07868 445773

Basic workshop (1)* – 1 day – £60.00 per person

We recommend this workshop as a prelude to any other tuition. David willdavid1stday give you the necessary skills and confidence to take control of your camera to get away from the auto setting. Subjects covered, camera settings, aperture priority, shutter priority and programmable auto, effects of ISO, avoid camera shake, blurred backgrounds, tips on composition and exposure values (EV). Practice shoot and Q & A. Light lunch and refreshments also included.

Winter/Spring 2017 dates are:  4th February, 4th March, 8th April. Call David on 07868 445773 to book on

Boost your Skills Workshop (2)* – 1 day – £60.00 per person

david2nddayIn this workshop David will help you to perfect your skills and become more creative. Subjects covered include more camera settings, manual mode, Raw Vs jpg, using your built in flash, how to cope with low light and other difficult conditions, backlit subjects, lenses and converters, water and moving subjects, image stabilisation/VR, manual focus when and how. Practice shoot and Q & A. Light lunch and refreshments also included.

Winter/Spring 2017 dates are; 11th February, 11th March, 15th April.  Call David on 07868 445773 to book on

We envisage these workshops will attract small friendly groups.
*A £10 discount if you book both workshops together. More specialised subjects can be covered on an ad-hoc basis. Please contact David to discuss this. Tel 07868 445773

Coloured Pencil Art with our professional artist

Everyone has used coloured pencils in school but they are now being used as a fine art medium or used in the large range of colouring books now available. A lesson from Jo cajon help you by advising on materials and showing you new techniques to get the best from your coloured pencils. What could be more relaxing than spending a few hours colouring? Jo Goudie has been working with coloured pencil for over 15 years and has exhibited in London and in the National Exhibition of Wildlife art as well as providing workshops and lessons for the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick. Jo can be contacted directly on, Tel 07970 520737.  Click here for terms.

2 Hour Taster – £25.00 per person

Includes a run through of pencil types and useful equipment followed by a pre printed hands on lesson giving you a picture you can take home and show.

Call Jo on 07970 520737 to book your taster session.

4 Hour Lesson – £45.00 per personrobindone

Includes a more in depth look at materials followed by a slightly more advanced pre printed hands on lesson giving you a picture you can take home and show. Also includes a break for refreshments. Can also be done as an extended beginners lesson.

Winter/Spring 2017 dates are: 1st February, 1st March, 5th April. Call Jo on 07970 520737 to book on.

6 Hour Lesson – £75.00 per person

Includes an in depth look at materials followed by an advanced pre printed hands on lesson. If the person is more experienced and wants to work on improving their own pictures, this can also be catered for. Also includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Winter/Spring 2017 dates are 8th February, 8th March, 12th April.  Call Jo on 07970 520737 to book on

 Balance Bike Strider Adventure Zone session passes – for active toddlers – from £5

The perfect gift for active toddlers – a special pass to Striding Fun at one of our20161121_152505 balance bike Strider Adventure Zones.  Join the increasingly popular world of Strider Racing at one of our venues across the region. No bike necessary as we have a fleet of 8 to choose from. Purchase 1, 2, 4 or 6 sessions from as little as £5 – ideal for a school friend or your favourite Grandchild. Parents welcome at all sessions!!  Pre booking essential. Please call 07818504685 for more details on packages and locations including Fourwinds.

March Strider Adventure Zone at Fourwinds takes place on Saturday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.  You must pre book your slot.  There are also other locations and dates available.  Call Theresa and Darren on 07818 504685