WHAT IT MEANS FOR US?
This is a huge blow to our small business, as a seasonal business we rely on the Easter Holidays to kick start our season. We have already suffered cancellations before our season has even begun, and I don’t doubt for a minute there will be many more. We are looking to the coming months fully aware that our diary isn’t going to fill up fast, we understand it’s a gamble to book things while everything is so up in the air.
With all of that in mind we are worried about what the future here might be, so we have decided to offer a deposit free booking system from the 18th March 2020 until we can see the end of this uncertainty. So please get booked in for the coming weeks/months as there really isn’t anything to lose but great things to gain, some much needed fresh air, activities in the outdoors and a whole lot of fun. School trips, family fun, birthday parties and corporate events are all ways in which you can really help us to keep our business running through 2020.
We also sell gift vouchers as most other small independent business’ do. Purchasing a voucher for the future means you still get your great day out and us indies get a little bit of help now.
When it comes to the booking If things cannot go ahead due to Coronavirus then its as straight forward as that, no money loss or refunds to worry about.
We are following government guidelines and taking practical measures, all indoor surfaces are being disinfected regularly. Equipment is in rotation and being disinfected before each group visits and we have a huge advantage in being outdoors with only one group on site at a time.
Hope to see all our existing and new customers flooding through our gates soon, but in the meantime look after yourselves and the people around you…
WHO ARE WE?
Round Ponds Adventure is an outdoor pursuits centre based in Frodsham, Cheshire. We run outdoor climbing, raft building, bush craft and problem solving sessions. We work with a host of different groups; schools, uniform groups, charities and youth groups. We also offer our activities for birthday parties, confidence building and just good family fun.
Our small independent business was set up by myself and husband Joey on my family farm. We have spent over a decade working within large companies which deliver outdoor educational sessions and after a lot of thought decided maybe we can do this ourselves offering a highly personal service that is tailored to exactly what you require.
Joey has worked in various instructing and coaching roles since leaving school (which was longer ago than he likes to think). Having worked in such a variety of places with a range of ages and abilities it has given him the ability to coach all manor of groups and events. He is our head of activities and spends his days maintaining equipment, planning and delivering sessions, and updating and improving our practices. You will also find him attending a host of courses developing himself in order to benefit Round Ponds. Don’t be fooled by all of his serious roles though as he is an outstanding, fun and chilled out instructor. Just take a look at the reviews you don’t often find one without him in it!
With Joey the front man to the centre i take on a bit more of a ‘business’ role, my history is predominantly in accounting and administration so you will very often find me tapping away in the office; planning, marketing, filing reports etc. I may be the day to day running of behind the scenes here at round ponds but i am a massive advocate in getting kids outdoors! Growing up on a farm i spent my life outside getting involved i constantly strive to get that message pushed out at round ponds. I spend most of my spare time Mountain biking, Climbing and Running so it only made sense that i trained to become an instructor too. With Bush craft and climbing under my belt next stop is paddle sports when i get the time!
We have received such positive feedback, encouragement and made some great friends and relationships in the past 2 years. We may be small but that’s how we like it, we will never loose the personal touch and grow beyond our beliefs.
If we haven’t me you yet hopefully we will and to all those that support Round Ponds, Thank you!
Sally, Joey & Bob