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Minis 2

Our minis ski course is a fun way for children between five and eight to learn to ski. Each lesson will need to be repeated to reach the required standard to move up to the next level.

Is it right for me?

This is for children between ages five and eight. They must have completed Minis 1 and have been told they are ready to start Minis 2.

How does it work?

Our experienced, qualified instructors will meet the minis in our equipment room and get them kitted out with skis, boots and a helmet. Equipment is always included in our prices - you'll just need to bring a pair of gloves and wear full length sleeves and trousers.

After recapping the previous lesson, in the second lesson the children will learn the plough position and then use it to vary their speed whilst travelling in a straight line. They will learn how to move down the slope in a steady, plough shape. The minis will have about an hour on the slope with their instructor. With maximum group sizes of four there will be plenty of time for individual help and support.

What comes next?

After each lesson, the instructor will let you know whether your mini is ready to proceed to the next level. When you are, you can book the next lesson!
FAQ's

Yes we offer ski lessons from ages 5+. There are 2 options: 


Minis Group Lessons

We offer a course of 6 group lessons called Minis. Lessons are suitable for children aged 5 - 8 and each lesson will have a maximum of 4 children per instructor and are 1.5 hours. The course is designed so that lessons are repeated until a required standard is met and the child is ready to move up to the next level. Your childs instructor will let you know when they are ready to progress. 


Minis Private Lessons

These are 1 to 1 lessons just for children aged 5 -8. They can be used as an assessment to determine whether younger children are ready to join group minis lessons or as a way of younger children learning to ski. Each lesson is 45 minutes long (including kit up and dekit time). 


You can book group and private minis lessons here -https://mendip.me/book/minis/

You can book Minis lessons here - https://mendip.me/book/minis/

All participants will need to wear full length sleeves, full length trousers, a pair of socks and a pair of full fingered gloves. 

We will provide ski boots, skis and a helmet. You are welcome to provide your own helmet if you prefer. 

If your child has had a ski lesson elsewhere or has experience of skiing on snow, we would recommend booking them into a private Minis session. This can be used to assess which level of group minis sessions is most suitable for them or if they are ready to use the slope as a recreational skier. 

Unfortunately we are unable to offer snowboarding lessons to children younger than 8 years old. 

It is up to you! Some children learn better in the smaller group size of the minis and with the younger children where as some children prefer the longer, adult group sessions. You are welcome to book 8 year olds onto either session type.

General FAQ's

This ranges depending on the activity...


Tobogganing is available for ages 4+

Skiing is available for ages 5+

Snowboarding is for ages 8+ (but must also have at least a size 2 feet and be 1.2m tall)

Frisbee Golf does not have an age restriction and under 6's play for free


Our outdoor activity sessions can be run in two ways, with different minimum ages:


If you are booking individual spaces on an activity session, the minimum age is 8. 


You are also able to book a session privately just for your group. If you book the session exclusively we can relax the age restriction to include children aged 6 or 7. At least one adult must take part and be included in the group if there is anyone taking part under the age of 8.  

As an outdoor activity centre we go ahead whatever the weather! The only exception to this rule is lightning directly over the centre, which we monitor very closely. Make sure you bring a change of clothes if it's raining, wrap up warm if it's windy, and drink plenty of fluids if it's hot. Make an adventure of it!!!

All of our activity sites have plenty of parking onsite. Parking is free of charge.

We are very fortunate to be situated in such a stunning location set in the Mendip hills. Unfortunately, this does come with its limitations. We currently only have stair access to our slopes and cafe, and the paths leading to our onsite activities can be fairly muddy and uneven.

Pushchairs/wheelchairs/mobility scooters may struggle depending on what part of the centre they are trying to access. 


Please view our full accessibility statement here: https://www.mendipactivitycentre.co.uk/accessibility

You will receive a confirmation email from us once your booking has been made. Sometimes this email can end up in your junk folder, so please check there first if you can't find it. 


If you can't find a confirmation email, your online booking may not have been fully completed - please check whether the session you were trying to book is still available online. If it is, please try to make the booking again. If it's not, please contact us so that we can check what's happened.

If you've searched through our list of FAQs to see and still can't find the answer, there are a few ways you can get in touch.


Firstly you could either:

Click here to "Create a new support ticket" or send an email to hello@mendip.me


Finally, if you would rather speak with one of our friendly team, you can arrange a phone call by clicking here.

The Alpine Lounge is open: 


Monday - Friday, 2.30pm - 8pm 


Saturday - Sunday, 9.30am - 6pm.


Food service stops 1 hour before close. 


During school holidays. we are open all day. 


We do no accept bookings for the cafe, it is walk in only. 


Click here to see the menu. 

Mendip Activity Centre, Mendip Lodge and Mendip Basecamp are all cashless. 


We accept all major credit and debit cards (excluding American express).

Yes! We have a bunkhouse right on site that is available year round and, during the Summer months, we have 2 canvas villages onsite also. 


For full information, pricing and options please see our Education webpage here - https://www.mendipactivitycentre.co.uk/education

Yes! Whatever your size, scale or budget, we offer bespoke team away days. 

Take a look here for more info -https://www.mendipactivitycentre.co.uk/corporate 

We have 2 options for our party room.

1-.Pizza party @ £6.75 per person, minimum of 8 children, 40 minutes in the party room.


2- Non catering @ £50 for 50 minutes in the party room.


Your activity cost is not included in the above cost and should be booked to end on the hour so you can progress straight to party room when you have finished.


Pizza party includes 1 x 9 inch pizza  with a choice of toppings(Cheese, Pepperoni or Ham & Pineapple) and unlimited squash per child.

Our public opening times are kept up to date here: 

https://www.mendipactivitycentre.co.uk/about-mendip


If in doubt, all activities can be booked in advance at www.mendip.me/book 


We are open to private education groups, corporate groups, youth groups outside of this time. 

Education enquiries here: www.mendip.me/education

Corporate enquiries here: www.mendip.me/corporate

Youth group enquiries here: www.mendip.me/youthgroups






Tobogganing
Christmas and Twilight tobogganing is sold out so we are unable to rearrange your session outside of your booked times.


Frisbee golf or recreational snowsports

We are likely to be able to change your start time at arrival as long as it is within our opening hours and on the same day.


Private session
We will start whenever you arrive but we are unlikely to be able to overrun.


Individual spaces on a session

We will do our best to fit you into the session at a point that does not disrupt it too much for other participants. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we're sorry but it is very unlikely we will be able to fit you into the session due to missing the safety and equipment briefing and kit up.


Let us know you cannot make your session, or request an amendment: 

Please email hello@mendip.me



These terms are for activity bookings and may vary for large group bookings or accommodation bookings. Please check your confirmation email.


In case of a cancellation or amendment of bookings the following rules apply:

- Mendip reserves the right to cancel or alter any activity or event due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, an alternative date will be arranged.

- If you need to cancel or rearrange your booking with more than 48 hours notice then we will create a gift voucher to the value of the booking (less a £5 administration charge) which will be valid for 12 months for any of our activities.

- If you have to cancel within 48 hours of your booking regrettably we can not offer any credit or rearrange your booking.

- For any cancellation made with less than 48 hours until your booking, due to medical reasons supported by official documentation, a credit will be applied to your account for you to rebook another time.

- N.B. the term 'booking' shall be taken to mean any session, course or event arranged by Mendip.