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Pure Adventure
Landline: 01534 769165.
Mobile: 07700777006.
October Half Term
Spooky Activity Club!
Date: Monday 24th - Friday 28th October.
Age Range: 9-16.
Cost: �180.
Drop off time and place: Liberation square 9.00am.
Collection time and place: Liberation square 4.00pm.
Booking Deadline: Friday 21st October.
This October half term we will be running a special holiday club for kids, incorporating Halloween in to the various activities we run!!!
All our main activities will be run (weather dependant) with a unique element of holiday fun added to the mix...
Shipwrecked Sea Kayaking...
Ghostship Rib Voyage...
Hollow Zorbing...
Cycling skeleton treasure hunt...
There will also be exciting games played on the beach and woods including Ghostcatcher, Dead man's Treasure, pumpkin bowling, capture the ghost, nightline and many more seasonal games.
If you think your child may enjoy a week of adventurous ghostly fun filled activities with us, please send me an email or call to book.
Daily Activities will also be running each morning and afternoon throughout the week, for both kids and adults. The activities available are displayed on our website. Discounts are available for multiple and group bookings. Please contact me for further information. Prices start from �20 per person.
Competition Winner And Kid's Winter Parties
Gadget Show Winner!
Pure Adventure recently hosted a competition regarding the Gadget show which was broadcast on Television on Friday 26th August.
The question asked was 'Which presenter on the Gadget Show wins the RIB powerboat challenge?
The correct answer was 'Otis'!
1st prize goes to: 'Angela Simoncelli' - 2 seats on RIB trip
2nd prize goes to: 'Milo Milne' - Performance remote control speedboat
Congratulations to the Winners! Please contact us to claim your prize
Kids Winter Parties
Wondering what to do for your kid's party this winter? Look no further...
Zorb ball Magic!
Age: 8-12 year olds
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: �200
Numbers: 10-20 kids
The party kicks off at Quennevais sports grounds with zorbing activities, followed by games in creepy valley woods! This adventure will be sure to build up the kids appetites and ensure a good night's sleep.
We can run this any time at weekends or afterschool, providing there is light!
Blokart Madness!
Age: 8-14 year olds
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: �200
Numbers: 8-16 kids
This party is held at Le Braye in St Ouen. Blokarting races will be run on the beach, followed by capture the flag on the sand dunes! Bring a camera along as the competition could be compelling...
Blokarting is a tidal dependant activity so please call us for suitable times.
To book a party please contact us.
Terms and conditions-Winter Parties
Blokarting relies on wind to operate. In the event of their being insufficient wind, Zorbing can be organised as a backup event.
Heavy rain prevents Zorbing or Blokarting from commencing, however pure adventure are happy to run games as a substitute if desired.
Winter parties may be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions.
Keep your eye out for the following upcoming projects.
Loyalty Cards
After Work Activities
Afterschool Adventure Club
Mum's Activity Day's!
As usual if anyone has any ideas for us to look in to, we welcome the suggestions.

Hobbs of Henley
Welcome to our autumn newsletter!
As summer draws to a close and we have time to reflect over the last couple of months, we look back with enjoyment as we've had another cracking season when we saw record numbers of people at Hobbs when the sun was shining. Over the summer, we welcomed back Norman Cook and Zoe Ball, James Cracknell popped in to visit and we even had Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden on board! We really enjoyed hosting the Breakfast show with BBC Radio Berkshire's Maggie Philbin one early August morning when we had most stunning sunrise! For the third year running, Hobbs of Henley were the official River Taxi providers for the ever popular Rewind Festival. Henley saw swarms of eighties revivalists flock to our beautiful town in scorching sunshine and thousands of festival goers used the river to get there and back. We received many thank you letters from people who used our services saying that the river taxis helped enhance the whole festival experience. We look forward to working with the organisers again in 2012.
Over the summer months, we have also ran a couple of competitions. Karen Howells won a twelve seater boat for the day with her winning poem based on 'what do you love about Henley' and Rebecca Dixon was the winner of our competition in the Henley Standard and they won two tickets to the Roger Winslet Jazz Cruise at the end of September. Our current competition is one for the kids! Please visit our website at for full details.
Summer crept back for a few days in late September which left us rushed off our feet which enabled our boat hire season to finish with a bang.
Even though the summer season has come to a close, there is still loads happening at Hobbs, so if you have any enquiries, then please do call us on 01491 572 035 or visit our website for more information. Don't forget our Santa Cruises for the kids as well as our Christmas party nights!
Hobbs on film!
Now you can enjoy year round views of Hobbs and the river Thames in Henley thanks to the newly installed webcam on our Premises. Here at Hobbs of Henley we have teamed up with Farson Digital who have installed Henley's first webcam as part of their national network of riverside webcams aimed at fisherman. Views from the webcam will be on the Hobbs of Henley homepage, so you can check the weather, traffic and river conditions all year round! The Henley webcam is Farson's first camera located on the river Thames!
Regional TV and radio for Hobbs
Not only will we now be on film all year round, but we were also featured on ITV Meridian and BBC Radio Berkshire during the record breaking Indian summer this year.
As temperatures hit nearly 30 degrees in October, BBC Berkshire's DJ Andrew Peach chose to broadcast his morning show from our premises, interviewing our MD Jonathan Hobbs on how the great weather was giving us a late boost to our boat hire season.
Challenge Henley Triathlon
We were very excited to be working alongside the organisers of Challenge Henley Triathlon, a new event for Henley which took place during September. Hobbs provided River Taxis for spectators and competitors . The event was deemed to be a huge success by the competitors and the locals in Henley. We hope to see this event back next year and will continue to help with River Taxis supporting this great event addition to the Henley events calendar.
The Chiltern Centre
Hobbs of Henley hosted a fundraising Lunch Cruise aboard The New Orleans in September in aid of The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children in Henley.
Jonathan Hobbs was moved to donate The New Orleans free of charge,after hearing of an Appeal to raise �350,000 to secure the Centre's future.
Passengers attending the cruise included Henley MP John Howell, Anne Ducker - leader of South Oxfordshire District Council,and Sir William and Lady McAlpine.
Winter Storage
October brings the start of our winter storage programme where we provide the facility to take our 80 mooring holders boats out of the water for safe winter storage, as well as 18 in Goring.
We have some space left for some non Hobbs mooring holders but these spaces are going very fast.
Please contact us ( should you want to take advantage of this service or ring us 01491 572 035 for more details.

Scottish Seabird Centre
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS. 01620 890202.
All events are FREE for members, or included in the entry price to the Discovery Centre for non- members, unless otherwise stated. Entry to the Discovery Centre is �7.95 for adults, �4.50 for children and �5.95 for concessions. Book tickets online in advance at
Puffin Club - Weekends and holidays, 14:00-15:00, FREE - Fun 'make and do' sessions for kids age 4 to 8.
Russell Childs exhibition - 1 Oct-15 Nov, opening hours, FREE - Beautiful wildlife by a local photographer.
Storytime by the Sea - 7 Oct, 14:00, FREE - Kids can snuggle down for stories by the sea - ideal for age 2 to 5.
Scottish Seabird Centre's Walking with Birds - 12 October. Aberlady FREE - Contact Gordon Spiers 01875 820971 or 07763467790. See for full details.
Tim Wootton exhibition - 14 Oct-17 Nov, opening hours, FREE - Drawings and paintings inspired by seascapes and birds of the watery landscape - iconic images of where sea meets land.
Walking with Birds and Edinburgh RSPB - 15 October. Morton Lochs FREE - Contact Margaret Harrison 01506 844580 email
Wild About Art: Octo-puppet - 16 Oct, 14:00-16:00, FREE - Fancy making your very own octopus puppets? Create your own show with your creations. Drop-in session with Alchemy Arts.
Walking with Birds and Edinburgh RSPB - 22 October. Vane Farm- Goose Watch 6.45am FREE - Contact Margaret Harrison 01506 844580 email
Pirate Weekend - 22-23 Oct, 10:00-17:30, FREE - Ooh ar me hearties! Get in on the action with our biggest event this October. The Centre is taken over my pirates for one weekend only. Join in the swash-buckling fun! Prizes for the best dressed!
Halloween Puffin Club - 29/30 October 14.00-15.00 FREE - With Halloween in the air Puffin Club takes a spooky turn. Join us to make some truly gruesome masks to scare away the ghosts and make sure nothing goes bump in the night!

Gerrards Cross Sailing Association (GXSA)
Wednesday October 19th, John Andrews & Freda Haylett, Qwyver Travels On
John and Freda return to tell us about the next part of their round the world voyage, from New Zealand to Brazil via Australia and South Africa in their yacht Qwyver.
Members will recall the previous presentation in January last year when we were treated to photographs of tropical islands when outdoors we had thick snow - a memorable delight.
Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross 19:45 for 20:15
Wednesday October 12th, Lucy Hone, Cruising with Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten ships provide inspiring cruising in the cooler parts of the globe, most famously via its "Norwegian Coastal Voyages". Hurtigruten ships now cruise well beyond the Norwegian coast to Greenland and Spitzbergen, as well as Antarctica. The voyages are memorable, the photographs stunning. Lucy Hone of Hurtigruten will give us an illustrated talk on the company, its ships and its cruises.
GXSA Programme Autumn 2011
We are pleased to announce Gerrards Cross Sailing Association's programme of talks for the Autumn which can be found on our website.
You will agree that this excellent programme which has a wide appeal from Lucy Hone telling us about Hurtigruten and its coastal voyages in Norway and beyond, through to talks for cruising yachtsman and those interested in traditional boatbuilding.
The high point of the programme is a one day "Masterclass" when Jimmy Cornell, a well known author and ocean voyager will give a one day illustrated "teach in" on Ocean Sailing. Tickets for this event, which is being run in conjunction with the Cruising Association's Thames Valley section, will be scarce. To pre-register, please contact Ray Prowse via GXSA's contact us page.
We very much look forward to welcoming you.
Best wishes
Ken, webmaster, GXSA

Scudamore's Punting Company
Halloween Ghost Tours
Our punting & walking tours will be running from 21st to 31st October (private tours only on the nights of the 24th and 25th). As previously, the tours last 90 minutes (45 minute punt ride + 45 minute walking tour). The prices continue to be �18.50 for adults, �17.00 for concessions and �9.75 for under-12s.
Summer Season Tickets
This year we will be offering both joint and individual season tickets, with prices starting from �90. For a one-off reasonable fee, customers can enjoy almost unlimited use of our craft for either 5 or 7 days per week. For more information see
Main Self-Hire Season Tickets. These are valid from 1st April until 30th September and come in four different categories. They allow almost unlimited canoeing, kayaking, punting and rowing for either 5 or 7 days per week (depending on the type of ticket purchased) for a one-off fixed fee. We offer both individual and joint tickets with prices starting from �90. See for more information.
May Week Fireworks Punts. We will be offering self-hire punts as well as public and private chauffeur tours taking in Trinity May Ball Fireworks on Monday 20th June and St. John's May Ball Fireworks on Tuesday 21st June. Both the self-hire and tours are extremely popular so we advise customers to book well in advance. See for more information.

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