A club made up entirely from recycled teenagers is looking for more young-at-hearts to join in the fun.
If you are aged 50-plus and need something more in your life, or if you want to be the envy of your children and want to meet new people while also having adventures at the same time, the 50+ Adventure Club could be for you.
Membership has enriched our lives in more ways than we could ever have imagined.Dennis Tromans
Based in and around Northamptonshire and surrounding counties, club members take part in exciting activities, some of which are new and that many members wish they had done when they were younger.
This year on the club’s annual annual trip to the Lake District they will be ghyll scrambling, rock climbing and going on the Via Ferrata experience.
On other trips elsewhere they will be in-line skaing, land paddling, trying their hand at microlighting, going on the longest zip wire in the Northern hemisphere, tubing, taking part in wet activities at Wyboston Lakes, indoor caving, tobogganing, learning circus skills, horseback riding and bat watching from a canoe.
For those who prefer more indoor pursuits, the club organisess regular 10-pin bowling outings and indoor karting trips.
Jane and Dennis Tromans are the club’s membership secretary and chairman.
Mr Tromans said: “Without a doubt, joining the 50+ Adventure Club 13 years ago was one of the best decisions that we have ever made.
“Membership has enriched our lives in more ways than we could ever have imagined – not just taking part in club activities (often getting very wet and muddy in the process) but making many very special friends along the way.
“We owe many thanks to a young work colleague all those years ago who mentioned that her 70-year-old mother had joined some crazy club and was going white water rafting at the weekend.
“The rest is history.”
The club was formed in 1999 with the backing of the sports and recreation officer of East Northamptonshire Council who brought together a group of strangers who went on to become the first 50+ Adventurers.
The club puts on a programme of activities that are challenging and interesting and has more than 120 members.
There is no upper age limit for being a member.
If you want to find out more about the club or look at this year’s planned activities, go to www.fiftyplusnorthantsadventureclub.org.uk.
The club is also on Facebook or call 01536 505548 for more details.