How to Book
1. Phone the Outdoor Education team on 01592 583388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for course inquiries.
2. You can pay for your course over the phone with your credit or debit card, or at the O.E. Centre with cash or cheque (made out to Fife Council).
3. Once payment has been made you will receive a course booking form, please complete this and email or send back to the Centre to confirm your booking.
4. Your booking will be confirmed in writing and course information sent out within 5 days of receiving your booking form.
Please note that bookings cannot be accepted without payment. If you are unsure of the suitability of the course, please contact the Outdoor Education Centre on 01592 583388 to ask for advice. Paddle Nights, Sailability, Sail nights and On Board club – please book over the phone and pay on the day.
Who can take part?
Apart from age restrictions, courses are open to anyone subject to management approval. Employees of Fife Council and volunteers who would like the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities and who may use the activity to benefit others in the context of their work, may access some training courses at a reduced rate. Whenever possible we will make arrangements in terms of access and instruction for those with additional support needs provided we know in advance of the visit.
Cancellations by the Customer
Changes or cancellations by the customer will be confirmed by email. Refunds will only be given if we can fill the vacancy, so applicants are advised to arrange cancellation insurance.
Cancellations by Lochore Meadows
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that courses run, occasionally we may need to cancel courses due to dangerous or unsuitable conditions. We will endeavor to give as much notice as possible. Occasionally courses may fail to reach a feasible minimum number. In these circumstances we will ensure you receive at least 5 days notice. In the event of cancellation by us for the above reasons, you will be offered either a full refund or an alternative date for the course.
All courses will be conducted in accordance with Fife Council guidance for outdoor activities and excursions. All adventure activities carry an element of risk and by choosing to do an activity you (or your carer) accept this risk. If you’re taking part in a watersport you may get wet and cold, as a mountain biker you may fall off. Minor cuts and bruises are not uncommon. You will also be out in the changeable Scottish weather. Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness and be suitably experienced. Please ensure that any medical condition that the staff should be aware of is stated in the booking form. If in doubt, please check with your doctor. You will be encouraged to participate fully in the course but the degree of challenge is yours to choose. You will be expected however, to comply stringently with our safety guidelines and procedures. All Courses are run by competent staff to standards approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Courses are designed to provide safe, challenging and enjoyable learning. All technical equipment can be provided.
All activities are covered by Fife Councils Public Liability Insurance. This does not include personal accident or belongings insurance. Participants should arrange their own insurance cover as necessary.