Kit List

Going to Tirabad is the best decision you will make! The following is a representative kit list which will keep you warm and dry throughout all activities. It should be noted that any specialist clothing and equipment is provided by the centre. It is also worth noting that you might get wet and muddy every day and whilst clothes can be dried in the drying room overnight, underwear and socks will need to be changed at least once a day.

The Essential List

The following is a list for every child. Every item is essential regardless of the season. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that their child is adequately equipped. Safety outdoors starts with basic clothing and please make sure that ALL clothing is labelled.


  • Underwear for each day ( with a potential change if they get wet)
  • 5 pairs of woollen thick socks (loop lined ski socks are best)
  • 3 warm shirts
  • 3 sweaters (wool or fibre pile/fleece are best)
  • 3 pairs of tracksuit/leggings/ski trousers
  • NO JEANS are allowed for out of doors use
  • Set of old but warm clothing for caving
  • Hat, scarf, gloves
  • Old trainers that can get wet and muddy
  • Wellington boots and walking boots if you have them. Do not go and buy these especially for Tirabad as the Centre has them available
  • Drink bottle (essential – more than half a litre)
  • Sun hat in the summer
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Insect repellent (summer)
  • Watch for orienteering
  • Children will need to wear three warm layers for most activities and it is best if the layer they wear next to their skin is a man made thermal material.



  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Bath Towel (2)
  • Polythene bag for laundry
  • Casual clothes for evening
  • Indoor shoes or slippers to keep clean
  • Nightwear
  • Pillowcase
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Writing Materials
  • Camera if you wish
  • Book