Children 1st Bide Oot is designed with families to support their emotional wellbeing.

Bide Oot offers families who work with Children 1st the chance to try new skills, sports and activities together during a residential weekend at an outdoor education centre in a remote area of Scotland.

Families who have already experienced Bide Oot say it has helped them strengthen relationships, built their confidence and had a long-term positive impact on their mental health, relationships, and emotional wellbeing.

Children and families' local Children 1st’s family support team continue to work alongside them before, during and after their experiences with Bide Oot.

Experience Bide Oot

Bide Oot residential weekends currently take place with Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre.

Children 1st Bide Oot is the only partnership between a children’s charity and outdoor education centres that offers families the opportunity to experience the incredible benefits of bringing together outdoor education and long-term family support.

The Bide Oot team get to know families before their trip to help them prepare for their adventure, and will work alongside local Children 1st family support teams following the residential weekend to help families improve relationships and stay connected to activities in their local environments.

Thanks to STV Hunter Foundation Children 1st Bide Oot has funding for the next three years.