Covid 19 – We are temporarily closed due to National lockdown. We reopen on 29th March and are taking bookings for Glamping & Activities for this Spring  & Summer and offer a   Covid promise.

Primary Schools

Adventurous Activities in a Magical Forest

Our Multi-Activity Days and overnight camps fulfil the PE National Curriculum target of Outdoor and Adventurous Activity Challenges.

We encourage Team Building and leadership skills for children aged 7-11, combining fun and personal development in a wonderful woodland environment. Watch children flourish in challenging new surroundings.

We are open all year and can accept groups from 10 children to 350.

We specialise in residential camps for KS2.

See your students grow amongst our trees.

Residential Camps

Camping is a great way for children to explore the outdoors, the excitement of sleeping in one of our Wooden Glamping Pods with their school friends adds to the whole Oaker Wood Experience.

We have 2 completely separate Glamping Villages so each school has exclusive use of a village, no sharing facilities with other schools. Each village sleeps up to 60 children, or for larger groups both villages can be booked together.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in Wooden Glamping Pods each sleeping between 4 and 8 on bunk beds. Pods have electric lighting and heaters for the colder months.

Each Village has a covered communal dining area where you can opt for catered/self catered or a mixture of the two.

At the heart of each Glamping Village is our fire circle. Toasting marshmallows, singing camp fire songs and telling ghost stories all make great memories of an Oaker Wood Camp.

Sample 2 Day Itinerary

Day 1
11am Arrive at Oaker Wood- Camp Induction
12pm Lunch
1pm Borneo Breakout Low Rope Challenge
3.15pm Break
3.30pm Zip Wire & Monkey Climbing
6pm Supper
7pm Camp fire & School Activity
9pm Lights out
Day 2
8.30am Breakfast
9.45am Rafting
12pm Lunch
1pm Junior Paintball
3.30pm Depart Oaker Wood

Activities & Day Visits

Coming to us just for a half or full day trip? No problem, we offer a range of adventurous activities. Most activities are suitable from 7 years however, if you are looking to bring your whole school on an exciting away day please talk to us.

Browse our activities and then get in touch and we’ll do the rest.

Low Ropes Borneo Assault Course

A half day activity encouraging Fun Team Building. Students are divided into groups of approximately 10 and with their Oaker Wood instructor take on a variety of challenges along our Borneo Low Ropes Assault Course. Fantastic for encouraging children to work together, improving communication, team work and leadership skills.

From 7 years

High Ropes & Zip Wire

Our High Ropes challenges are favourites amongst Primary school children. New experiences and facing their fears, mean children gain in maturity and confidence.

Our High Ropes activities are also key to developing skills in peer support and mentoring as children encourage each other to tackle the challenges.

From 7 Years

Rafting

Rafting is one of the highlights of a visit to Oaker Wood especially for schools staying on site with us as the session is often followed by camp fire & hot chocolate.

In addition to learning some key water safety skills there are plenty of races, games and, for those that wish to, a wild swim in the lake.

From 7 Years

Junior Paintball

We offer Paintball from 8 years as we have Low Impact Paintball. The guns are smaller and the paintballs smaller too, so less painful.

Our paintball zone is the most established in the area, children love the realistic scenarios based around our bus, trucks and helicopter.

From 8 Years

Target Shooting

Children can experience pistol shooting in a safe environment. Hit the targets & knock over the cans are just two of the games we play.

Depending on the age of the children we also offer rifle shooting & cross bows.

From 7 Years

Woodland Krypton

Set along a trail through mature Oak trees, The Woodland Krypton is a circuit of challenges. Each team must complete the tasks that lie ahead of them, scoring points along the way
The tasks vary depending on the age of the group as we can adapt this activity to suit the objectives of your activity day.

From 5 Years

We come to your school

Fun end of term activity day at your school.

We have a range of fun It’s a Knock Out and Total Wipe Out Inflatable obstacle courses which we can bring to your school.

Relay races, inter-house competitions or PTA Fund Raiser.

Find out more

Your safety

Qualifications, Certificates & Accreditations

All of our staff are DBS checked and all senior instructors hold a 1st Aid Certificate.

Staff follow a rigorous in house training programme and our High Ropes Instructors hold ERCA qualifications (European Ropes Course Association). Throughout the year we operate a continual monitoring programme to ensure consistent performance across our staff team.

We are members of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC), Association for the Heads of Outdoor Centres (AHOEC), UK Paintball Sports Federation (UKPSF), and hold the Adventuremark Accreditation.

On booking we will provide you with all Risk Assessments and Insurance details.

Primary School Enquiry