Children’s’ Play Areas
The main play area has two forts, swings, slide, sand pit and the ‘north face’ climbing wall. There are also swings, slide and picnic benches at the far end of the meadow. In the woods is a hidden play house and older children can explore and build dens and shelters.
There are two pools within a floodlit fenced area. The children’s splash pool is 40 cm deep and the main 11.5 m heated pool is 2 m at the diving end. A large sun bathing terrace gives plenty of space for loungers and has great views towards the River.
Lenvos is situated on an established cycle route. For family cycling the tow path of the Blavet is easy, flat and safe. The more adventurous can take to the forests on one of the many mountain bike tracks. Bike hire is available in Pontivy and at Lake Guerledan.
Bushcraft & Nature Treks.
One morning each week we go out into the grounds for ‘Bushcraft’. Any children over the age of 4 can join in and learn about the plants and creatures we find. The content varies according to the ages of the children and the season.
The children can follow the clues to try and find the elusive ‘Crocky Bob’, legendary crocodile hunter of the Blavet valley! Den making at ‘base camp’ is great to get the children working together in a practical way. Going through the enchanted woods, there’s a good chance of catching a glimpse of some of the fairies and imps who live here.
For Young Teens
For the older explorers there’s a jungle trek around the perimeter to make a ‘forward camp’ and bivouac. Skills learnt can include ‘matchless’ fire lighting, catching bush tucker, camp cooking, advanced shelter making and river crossing.
50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾
This is a scheme devised by the National Trust to encourage children to spend more time outdoors. With 60% of children spending less time outside than their parents, ’50 Things’ is an attempt to reverse the trend. They have a Club website for your children to join and collect participation points (see below).
We believe strongly in the benefit of escaping the sofa, tv and games console and love the ’50 Things’ concept. Lenvos has great facilities and 30 of the National Trusts suggestions can be done in our grounds and another 15 in the area.
Download : Lenvos 50 Things List
Register with the National Trust to collect points: www.50things.org.uk
We have not asked to be endorsed by the National Trust who operate in the UK, but Bushcraft have ten years experience of running Bushcraft courses for Children. Outside of our weekly Bushcraft session we offer guests our facilities and experience and encourage parents to involve themselves with their children so any enthusiasm gained on holiday can be continued at home. Your children will be able to tick off at least ‘3 Things’ on Bushcraft.