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KSA Activity Weekends 2013

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For forms please contact Alison Bridges on 01629 534402 or by email:

When: 2 nights, 3 days -  5th to 7th April or 13th to 15th September2013
Venue: Dukes Barn, Derbyshire.
Cost: £80 for those with KS or under 19, £135 for other Members, £310 for Non-Members.


Overview of the Activity Weekend Venue

The Klinefelter's Syndrome Association have held Activity Weekends at the Ron Beddoes outdoor centre at Dukes Barn for many years because it provides, through its qualified staff, a safe, adventurous environment in which people of all ages and abilities can experience exciting activities, learn new skills, develop an awareness of the needs of others and gain a wider appreciation of the natural environment.

Activity Weekend 2011

Activities include:

  • Hill walking
  • Stream walking
  • Rock hopping and scrambling
  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Caving
  • Canoeing

However, you are under no obligation to take part in any activities that you may feel uncomfortable with! There is also an orchard and a sensory garden for those less active. Indoor facilities include a games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and TV/DVD if required. Dukes Barn is situated in the beautiful village of Beeley, on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate and is in an ideal location for short riverside walks.

The concept of Dukes Barn is that it is an 'outdoor classroom' where participants can not only learn new skills, but learn about themselves and have fun in the process! To quote their website:

"Above all, we help people identify and meet their own personal challenges. Enabling people to overcome their difficulties and generate self-confidence is our major goal. We are always careful to ensure that the challenge is big enough to conquer, but not unrealistic. We provide an environment where people can develop at their own appropriate pace".

 Read the report on the Activity Weekend 2011

Alison Bridges
Activities Organiser
01629 534402


2 nights, 3 days 5th to 7th April or 13th to 15th September 2013
Venue: Dukes Barn, Derbyshire.
Cost: £80 for those with KS or under 19, £135 for other Members, £310 for Non-Members.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:13  

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KSA Activity Weekend 2014

You are too late for the  2015 SPRING Activity Weekend which was a huge success so book soon for the next one!

The Next Activity Weekend is the 18th to 20th September 2015.

Extra special rates for families who have never attended one of these hugely successful events!

Existing low rates for adults with KS.

To book or enquire about this fantastic opportunity to meet others with KS and have a great weekend at the same time please email:


Don't miss out - book early!!

Special 'Earlybird' price IF BOOKED BEFORE 8th August:

Cost: £80 for those with KS or under 19, £135 for other Members, £310 for Non-Members.

If booked later the costs rise to £90, £145 and £350 respectively.

Please book early as the weekends fill up fast!!

Contact me as soon as possible if you want further information or wish to book a place by phone on 01629 534402 or

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2015 Annual Conference & AGM

When: 6th-7th June 2015
Venue: Derby
Cost:   £40 per day or £60 for both days! 


To celebrate our 25th anniversary, the KSA are delighted to announce that Conference 2015 will be bigger and better than ever before!

For the first time the Conference will run for 2 days!!  Following the success of the psychology workshops this year, Saturday will be a dedicated Psychology Day plus a short AGM. On Sunday will be Conference Day - giving everyone more time to talk, listen and learn.  Of course we will still hold the Friday Get-together and, in addition, we can have a super Saturday evening as well.

Conference dates: 5th June - Friday Night Get-together

                                6th June - Psychology day and AGM

                                7th June - Conference day. Speakers include renowned endocrinologist, Richard Quinton.

  For further information and booking form please contact





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