Are you a budding James Bond? Learn some of the techniques and skills that spies use from ex-surveillance officers who've been involved in real operations all over the world. You'll find out all about hidden cameras and be shown the kind of bugging devices and radio equipment used by real secret agents. Then you can take part in a laser tag gun shoot out! Next up you'll be shown how to use a pistol and there'll be a fun test to see who's fastest with a gun! Afterwards, you'll take part in a fun session where you'll learn all about code breaking. Can you get past all the laser beams without triggering any alarms and then crack open the safe? At the end of your experience you'll receive a certificate to take home.
Saturdays and Sundays between April and November, at least three times a year.
Suitable for girls and boys aged between 10 and 16. A parent or guardian is required to sign a disclaimer on the day (please be aware that no child can participate without completion).
Spy training will go ahead whatever the weather. Lots of the activities are outdoors, so if it's raining you are going to get wet!
Your training will last around three hours.
There will be up to 45 children taking part, split into groups, with at least five instructors.
Parents and friends are welcome to come along and watch the training. There are lots of chances to take photographs and video.
Training takes place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather on the day and wrap up warm in winter. Wear flat shoes - walking boots or trainers are perfect. Eye protection is provided where necessary. Changing facilities are available on site.
There's a tuck shop which sells soft drinks, crisps and snacks at nominal cost. Chargeable tea and coffee is also available for adults. No live ammunition or weapons are used any of the activities, to fully comply with current legislation.
Great day out for my 14 year old grandson. He enjoyed every part of it. It was well run informative and fun and the weather was great. Certainly would do another day out.
Great event for my 12-year-old son - he loved it. He thought the rifle shooting was best. He least enjoyed the laser tag because people had too many lives and could re-spawn behind enemy lines so there was little incentive to try to carefully reach the enemy base. Overall a great afternoon though.
Is how my daughter summed her time, as a wannabe spy!! 3 hours of well supervised, well run and excellent activities. She especially enjoyed the sniper shooting and eavesdropping gadgets. Very much recommended and fab day out for a 10 year old spy mad girl.
Have used a number of 'experience' companies in the past both for myself and as gifts for family. This was the first time I have used Red Letter Days. From the ease of booking, through to confirmation e-mails, to the day itself (spy academy day for my 10 year old son), everything was 1st class. The experience was superbly organised, very professional and thoroughly enjoyable.
Tom had a fantastic time with very keen and enthusiastic coaches. Although very cold, all the running around kept hypothermia at bay! Thank you.
My Son had a great birthday experience with his best mate Grant and his final comment was 'when can we do it again!!'
Three teams, each doing three missions, in three hours - great fun. My two really enjoyed it from code breaking, to gadget learning, dodging laser beams, firing weapons - a great day!
My son chose spy academy for his Red letter experience and had a wonderful day. The team were pleased to answer any questions and were really helpful. I'm glad we took our video camera as his smiley face was priceless. His brother is seven and can't wait to be ten as he cant wait to have a go. Everyone was really friendly and will definitely go back again.
It was an action packed day where I learnt to fire an air rifle and pull a gun out of my holster. I loved the dark room with the lasers and enjoyed the outdoor quasar. The code breaking was challenging and I made some friends. It was interesting to see what surveillance equipment is used. I would really recomend this day out to anyone. Now I am saving up for an air rifle and hoping someone will treat me again to spy games!
I had a brilliant day and I want to do it all again. The range of activities was excellent and the instructors were first class who explained everything to us. My favourite activity was the sniper shooting. I also loved the rifle shooting ( I was really good at it!!!). I liked that my Mum and Dad were able to follow us around and see how we got on. I will be back very soon for another outstanding day.
Purchased the Spy Academy day for my son's 11th birthday. He had a brilliant time. Loved shooting the air rifle and the laser tag. Perfect experience for children his age as it's something they don't usually get to do. They are all treated really well and the professionals there are great and very friendly. Highly recommended!
I booked this for my son's 10th birthday, he had a fantastic time. It was 3 hours but the time went really quickly. He loved everything from the code breaking to the laser shoot out - really very enjoyable.
This was a great day. It was good getting to try all the different activities. I enjoyed the laser the best!
It's well worth the money ... the staff are very good with them.
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