Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know should be listed below. If, however, you have a query which is not answered here, please contact us on 01202 677272 or via email - [email protected].

Teacher FAQs

What specialist equipment is required?

Across the wide range of trips we offer, you will always be provided with safety equipment and equipment for each activity. Clothing is the only item you will need to provide.

We provide all the necessary boats, boards, bikes and ski equipment as well as approved buoyancy aids where required! You usually only need to bring swimming things and some old clothing and trainers you don't mind getting wet. Nevertheless, the activities can be most fully enjoyed if participants wear simple yet relevant clothing. A wetsuit might also be a useful purchase for activities in the UK and these are also now widely available at reasonable cost from our equipment partner - Decathlon.

Parents/guardians can be directed to Decathlon to purchase good quality clothing and equipment.

Do my group need to be strong swimmers?

Funnily enough you don't have to be a strong swimmer, or even a swimmer at all, to enjoy our watersports activities, although it does help to be water confident. As mentioned above, we provide buoyancy aids and, provided we are notified in writing, we can accept non-swimmers on our activity trips.

Are there any extra charges?

Our residential school group trips are fully inclusive of our activities as detailed here and in your group's itinerary, all meals and drinks from arrival to departure at the centre, insurance and, for trips to our French centres, return travel. We do offer a number of extra additional activities and excursions to enhance your trip. These can be arranged and paid for in advance through your account manager and are subject to availability. No refunds will be given for extras booked and paid for but not used.

It is advisable to include a contingency fund of at least £10 - £15 per person in the overall cost of the trip. This will enable you to cover the cost of any incidental expenses whilst on the trip. For example, you may need to pay for a doctor's consultation or cover the cost of prescribed medication (these sorts of fees are applicable in France). Any left over contingency fund can be returned to parents on your return to school. Some groups have used the contingency fund at the end of the trip to provide pupils with an ice cream treat or with a meal on the return journey.

Do the coaches have seatbelts?

Yes, all coaches provided by Rockley have seatbelts. These must be worn at all times by all passengers.

Do we need passports?

Staying in the UK - simple answer is no.

Heading to France from the UK - Yes. You will not be able to leave home without it.

Is our money safe?

In accordance with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, all pupils and accompanying adults booking with Rockley Adventure, part of Rockley Watersports Ltd, are fully protected for the initial deposits and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your trip due to the insolvency of Rockley Watersports Ltd.

This protection is provided by way of an insurance policy arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk

IPP Policy Number 20450

There is no requirement for financial protection of Day Trips and none is provided.


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