Activities

Cuskinny is all about experiencing the great outdoors in fun and creative ways. Whether its team adventure challenges, educational tours or group activities for a fun day out , Cuskinny will work with you to develop a unique programme to suit your individual requirements.

The range of activities and exercises we have to offer have been designed to support learning and positive group dynamics.  We carefully select our instructors based on both their skills but also in their ability to run groups in both a fun way but also a safe and structured manner.   Cuskinny promises to be a fun day out for every group.  We have a minimum group size of 13 and we can offer tailor made packages to suit your groups needs and wishes. Simply call or email us on our contact us page.

 


Zipline

Experience an adrenaline rush on our 50m Zipline. You will be given a full safety briefing and kitted up with harness and helmet. Our Zipline is fully ERCA certified.

COVID Safety Protocol:  Participants will sanitise hands before and after course.  Touch points will be sanitised after each session. Instructor will wear a face covering.


Climbing Wall

Push your limits on our 24ft realistic granite texture climbing wall. 4 participants can climb at any one time on 4 distinct climbing routes offering plenty of time to tackle the various challenges. Our wall also has a hydraulic auto-belay system that gently lowers climbers back to ground level.

COVID Safety Protocol:  Participants will sanitise hands before and after course.  Touch points will be sanitised after each session. Instructor will wear a face covering.

Squirrel Trail

This is a low ropes course challenge where your team has to get from start to finish going tree to tree over and around various beams, ropes, tyres tight wires and moving obstacles without touching the ground.  Each section requires different skills, balancing and problem solving whilst on the move.  This activity teaches balance, agility and confidence building. As it is only 1-2 feet off the ground it is great for nervous and adventurous children alike. Our instructor will ensure that the whole group works together to get through the course as a team.

COVID Safety Protocol:  Participants will sanitise hands before and after course.  Touch points will be sanitised after each session. Participants will be asked to keep 2m apart whilst on the Squirrel Trail. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.

Grass Sledging

Similar to the winter sport of downhill tobogganing our special grass sledges are designed to run speedily downhill on our sloped grass run. Grass sledges are equipped with brakes that bring the sledge to a gradual stop.   Participants are offered

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will sanitise hands before and after session.  Sledges will be sanitised after each session with antiviral spray. Participants will be asked to keep 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity. Helmets will be used once per person per day and will be sanitised before reuse by immersion in 65degree celsius hot soapy water or quarantined for 72 hours as per current advice.

Team Games

A range of field games designed to encourage teamwork, communication and problem solving.  Great fun for all ages. Your groups will work in two teams to complete a set of mental and physical challenges that will play to all strengths.  The better the group works as a team the faster they will solve the challenge!

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will sanitise hands before and after session.  Touch points will be sanitised after each session with antiviral spray. Participants will work together in their pods and will be asked to keep 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.

Bushcraft

Our specially developed programme takes place in our woodland classroom here at Cuskinny Court.  Learn the priorities for a survival situation.  Build a lean to shelter, start a fire using a flint and steel, and how to make dirty water safe to drink.  

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will sanitise hands before and after session.  Touch points such as fire starting flints will be sanitised after each session with antiviral spray. Participants will work together in their pods and will be asked to keep 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.

Backwoods Cooking in the Wild

There is nothing like cooking over a campfire! participants will be given a set of ingredients and recipes for cooking a meal without the use of pots or pans.  We change the recipes periodically but we usually include a simple dough bread that is baked over the fire wrapped around a stick.  Fire safety is paramount with this activity and the instructor will be on hand to ensure the safety of participants at all times.

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will wash hands before and after session and also at the direction of the instructor when required.  Each pod will be given a box of ingredients and utensils and that box will be single use for that pod for that day. Box and all utensils will be washed and sanitised and any unused food items will be discarded, we will carefully calculate portions so as to avoid unnecessary food waste.

Participants will work together in their pods and will be asked to keep 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.

 

Drumming Circle

Experience the spontaneous creation of music in the wild. Our leader will help each person in the group drum together to create their own unique sound. This exercise is a fun and exciting way to bring people together through music. This is activity will take place in our well ventilated Pagoda.

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will sanitise hands before and after session.  Instruments will be sanitised with antiviral spray after each session. Participants will sat 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants.

Cuskinny Forest Team Challenge Course

This takes place in the beautiful forest area of the grounds and incorporate many different challenges for the group. We have tunnels to crawl through, mazes to negotiate, spider webs to weave through and various other over and under challenges for the group to overcome. The course blends into the woodland environment, making use of the natural pathways available. In order to make their way round, the group need to work together as a team to overcome the challenges they face. This is not a race challenge and encourages each team member to use their different skillsets as a team. It is designed to build confidence and encourages positive group dynamics.

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will wash hands before and after session.

Participants will sat 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.  There are no wet or mucky elements, the majority of the course has bark mulch and wood chip underfoot to remove the need for changing rooms and also for add extra safety.  Participants will be advised to bring a change of shoes. On wet days waterproof clothes can be worn to keep inner clothes dry to avoid the need for changing clothes on site.

Forest Quest

A fun introduction to Irish woodland ecology.  Your group will be brought to a woodland area and through tasks and challenges they will uncover and identify the layers of woodland habitats that are home to the entire food triangle of predator animals, prey animals, producers and decomposers.   Cuskinny Court is home to a wide variety of animals such as Buzzards, Foxes, Badgers, Red Squirrels, Hedgehogs, Rabbits, Owls, Bats and numerous creepy crawlies.

They will learn the importance of biodiversity and the vital and broad role of woodlands and all the elements within.

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will wash / sanitise hands before and after session.  Any touch items such as pens will be single use will be sanitised or quarantined before re-use.

Participants will work out of their pods and 2m apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.

Archery

Learn to aim and shoot an arrow from a bow at a target. This is a fun way for people to learn about the sport and the session is filled with fun competitions to can hit the bullseye.  We also provide junior archery using smaller bows and closer targets.

COVID Safety Protocol: Participants will sanitise hands before and after session.  All bows and arrows will be sanitised with antiviral treatment after each session. Participants will work in their pods apart during activity. Instructor will maintain 2m distance from participants and will wear a mask for the activity.