High Ropes & Climbing Helpful Hints

Below is a list of helpful hints intended to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible. Please ensure that all of your group are aware of these hints, as inappropriate clothing can ruin the session.

We recommend you plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your booking time. If you arrive late, your session will not be extended to accommodate your lateness. 

• Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movements.

• We do not recommend wearing denim jeans – if they get wet they become heavy and have little to no insulation properties.

• Footwear should be comfortable and supportive. Trainers and walking boots are good,  NO flip-flops, crocs or sandals.

• On cold days we would recommend gloves and hats. These do not want to be too bulky as the hat will need to go on under the helmet and the gloves do not want to restrict the use of your fingers.

• On wet weather days waterproofs are advisable as is spare footwear to travel home in.

• If you would like to bring your own harness or helmet to use on our site you may do so but only after they have been assessed as safe by an Oaker Wood instructor.

• There are mosquitoes on site during the summer so insect repellent is advised if you are prone to being bitten.

• We can provide tea, coffee and squash free of charge. There is no shop on site so if you require anything else you will need to bring it with you.

For general Helpful Hints on all our activities- Helpful Hints.

What our customers say

We had an amazing time for my dads 50th birthday. Oaker Wood staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The process from start to finish was brilliant and everyone had an amazing day. Thank you very much, we will definitely be back soon.

Sarah Lamonby - Paintball - May 18

What a great weekend, all the staff were brilliant and also very helpful. Quad trekking and raft building was a definite good choice for a bunch of lads wanting to have a laugh!! Will definitely be recommending!!

Oscar Coates - Stag Weekend - May 18

I cant recommend this venue or the team highly enough. We've done many Rugby Tours over the years with the lads but this year needed to be more about the bonding and the fun element so off we went to Oaker Wood, and what an experience they had, the highlight for the boys was the rafting, they had so much fun as did the adults the whole experience was just fabulous, the teams looking after us were great, very hands on and relaxed.

Telford Hornets U14's - May 18

Thanks guys, Bea and her friends had a great time on Sunday; you looked after them all ( 16 x 13 year olds) really well and answered ALL their questions. The venue is stunning, plenty of room and a great battleground !

Jane Mayglothling - Paintball Party - April 18

From the minute we arrived the staff were friendly but professional. The dads and lads paintball session was well run but allowed a great deal of energy to be burnt off. Beautiful surroundings and well structured site. Thanks for a great afternoon

Market Harborough Rugby Club - May 18

Went quad biking today at Oakerwood. There was a group of 8, mostly boys with two girls. Had Chris and Dicky as our guides and they were spot on, made you feel relaxed and comfortable and let us girls go at our own pace. Amazing place with fab staff. Highly recommend, cracking day.

Sian - May 18

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all at Oaker Wood for the fantastic two days we spent with you last week. Year 4 had a great time.

Almeley Primary School - May 18

Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend - we had an amazing time!! Your site is so beautiful and you were so welcoming it felt safe and secure. The children and staff had such a great weekend.

Coles Diner Youth Club - May 18

We have just got back from the most amazing weekend! We have come away feeling overwhelmed, how perfect are weekend was! We chose fully catered and our two activities were paintballing and quad biking. The food was beautiful and the activities so much fun! We already can’t wait to return!! Thank you so much for making us feel welcome!

Sophie Boffey - Hen Weekend - May 18

Just wanted to thank you and all of your staff for another fantastic visit to Oaker Wood. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as have the staff. All the Instructors were so professional and kind, and the organisation so well thought out, that the trip ran like clockwork.

Eardisley Primary - May 18

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