Please ensure you read our Guide To A HopScotch Holiday - HERE as it gives you all the information you need for your stay at Ardvullin. However, here’s a quick run through of some of the questions you may have:
Are meals provided?
No. All our breaks are self catering and you will be responsible for buying, bringing and cooking the food. Our advice is to keep meals simple and more information is in our Holiday Guide (above).
How much does it cost to attend a HopScotch break?
Our breaks are free to applying groups. The only cost to you is money for food and your own staffing costs. We require a refundable deposit of £250 to secure each booking.
Who can attend a HopScotch break?
You must identify 12 children between 7 and 11 years old who fit our application criteria, either 6 boys and 6 girls or 12 children of one gender. You will also have to provide 3 staff members of staff or volunteers from your own organisation for the duration of the HopScotch break. Our project worker always makes sure you have a great time. She lives on site.
How long will our HopScotch break last?
You will get picked up by our minibus driver in the HopScotch bus on the Monday morning and you will be taken back home on Friday, so you will have a whole week of holiday fun to enjoy.
Where will our group be staying for the week?
You will be staying at our beautiful respite break centre which is called Ardvullin. Ardvullin is in the Scottish Highlands on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Fort William is the closest large town. The house used to be a gate-keepers lodge and we have converted it into a lovely and very comfortable holiday home for the children who come for a HopScotch break. As well as the house, there are also large grounds to explore, including a fantastic adventure playground. You will be the only group staying at Ardvullin House for the week so you will have the place to yourselves.
What will our group do on our HopScotch break?
There’s so much to do! As well as being able to enjoy the house and its grounds you might find yourself: taking the gondola up the Nevis Range; using the playroom in Ardvullin; visiting a chocolate factory; playing lots of games; riding bikes through the beautiful highland scenery (or learning to ride a bike if they have never cycled before); going on a boat ride to spot local sealife; horse-riding; playing on the most amazing beaches; visiting a climbing centre…the list goes on, and our project worker always makes sure there are plenty of incredible fun things to do, so you will have lots of new experiences.
How will we travel to Ardvullin?
You will be picked up by the HopScotch minibus on the Monday morning of the week you are coming to stay. During your time with us we will transport you everywhere the group needs to go in the minibus, and then take you home again at the end of the week.
What are the sleeping arrangements like?
We have two big bedrooms, with bunkbeds for 6 children in each room. There are also two rooms for the adults who accompany the group, each sleeping up to 3 people.