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

Many thanks for having us, the children had a wonderful time and the staff were amazing as always!

Ian Potter - Leigh Primary - Sept 18

Organised for my stag do, had a fantastic day. Well organised, staff were friendly and fun and the activities (paintball and Quad Bike Trekking) were great fun!

Tom Davies - Stag Weekend - Sept 18

My family had a great time full of laughs and fun, it was a great way of bringing the family together young and old and will be back to do it all over again.

Janet Williams - Paintball - Sept 18

Booked a Raft Building Session for a team building exercise. Great fun was had by all and the staff were fantastic, at hand to help and joined in which made everyone feel comfortable and safe! Would definitely recommend and consider again.

Corporate Raft Building - September 2018

Selected Oaker Wood Leisure as a corporate team building event. Booking the event was simple and easy. Oakerwood presented the activities at a pace and ability that not only matched the abilities of our rather diverse group, but also achieved the end goal of promoting personal and team confidence and growth. A fantastic day that we all thoroughly enjoyed at a great price.

Thorough instructions with continuous feedback from the instructors. Had so much fun. Would definitely do this activity again. Recommend anyone to try it- it’s so much fun. Lovely to have these activities on the doorstep that are such a reasonable price.

Sarah - Clay Pigeon Shooting - Aug 18

We stayed at Oakerwood for my sisters hen party. We had our own glamping village with our own sleeping pods, campfire,kitchen, bbq hut, showers and toilets. We did the Borne Obelisk and quad bikes activities which were great fun. The team who looked after us were lovely and really helpful. I highly recommend this place for families, friends or stag and hen parties

Natalie - Hen Weekend - Aug 18

I have been to many paintball sites around the UK and none come close to Oakerwood's professionalism. I would happily recommend this place to everyone, it makes Herefordshire worth visiting!

Justin Griffiths - Paintball - Aug 18

Just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for helping us make this weekend such a success for Jonny's Stag do. Everybody commented on how amazing the venue was, the food was good and all of the staff we came into contact during the activities were really engaging and really added to the whole experience.

James Whitehouse - Stag Weekend - Aug 18

All our young people had a fantastic time doing paintball and rafting for the day. They had a fantastic time and we would recommend any other Scout Group to visit, David and his staff were excellent all through the day.

1st Osterley Scouts - Aug 18

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