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

Thank you to all of the Oaker Wood team for a fantastic stag do! All the staff there were really friendly and went the extra mile to make sure that everybody was having a good time. Loved the glamping village, we will return soon!

James Hatton - Stag Weekend - June 19

Absolutely awesome weekend. Highly recommend it. The team there are fantastic. Very well organised. Accommodation was comfy and warm, and hot showers. Even if the weather is wet there's a lovely Scandinavian bbq hut for you to eat, chat and keep warm altogether. Great campfire area for you to enjoy on those dry evenings. The fact that the 'village camp' was ours exclusively meant we could do our own thing and not have to worry. We did the quad trekking and code breaker activities which were hilarious... Who knew we could be so competitive. Can't wait for another chance to get back and try something else! 5 stars to Oakerwood.

Michelle - Hen Weekend - June 19

Really great staff especially a fella called Brooksy great fun paintballing really well organised. really helped the stag have a great day. well done.

Stag Party - June 19

We booked for paintballing for my sons 14th birthday. A mixture of children and adults. They all absolutely loved it! Lovely friendly people and a great atmosphere. Games and missions were excellent. Thank you all! Definitely will be back :)

Ashley - Paintball Party - May 19

It was the second time we went, so we knew it was going to be a great fun. Family Adrenalin package and Quad biking. This time, however, we needed to postpone the first scheduled date, jut a day before the event. On the top of that, on our way we were held up due to motorway accident, but the staff manged to find another time for the following day, just half an hour before our scheduled event would have started. Amazing flexibility and customer focus, never experienced any similar. VERY BIG THANK YOU!

Pal Galik - Family Quads - June 19

Booked for a friends hen doo. Helen, Mel and Ben were brilliant and looked after us well. It was an hilarious couple of hours! Would definitely recommend!!

Jenny Roberts - Hen Party - June 19

Went to Oaker Wood last weekend for my husbands 40th birthday with a group of 14 friends. We did the code breaking challenge and we had a brilliant time. Even though everyone went into it with a bit of scepticism, even those that thought they would hate it came out smiling! The staff pitched it perfectly for us and gave us some of the challenging activities. Was just a fantastic afternoon for us all.

Felicity Brantingham - May 19

Fantastic 11th birthday party at Oaker Wood doing Junior Quad Biking. Staff were great with the children ensuring all of them had a fun time. Facilities in the base hut at the side of the track were clean, tidy and perfect for what was needed. Children had a wonderful time.

Sarah - Quad Bike Party - May 19

I organised a paintball day for 12 of my family. The lads at the site made the day memorable and special. They helped and reassured the girls who were worried about safety and made sure we got full value from the games . Other sites I’ve been to try to over sell the paintballs but not at Oaker Wood ... no pressure at all. Great day and will go back for other activities if we are in the area .

David Hiscock - Paintball - May 19

Fantastic weekend at Oaker Wood using the pods and campsite. Facilities are excellent and the staff are brilliant and really go out of their way to ensure your stay and activities meet your expectations. Already looking at booking another stay next year.

Paul Wagstaff - Stag Weekend - May 19

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