Coronovirus and visiting Oaker Wood

Further to government advice on Fri 20th March Oaker Wood is now CLOSED and will not re-open until July at the earliest. We will be contacting all those people with existing bookings.     


  • We understand that our guests will have concerns and questions. We’d like to offer reassurance that, if we cancel your break/ activity day due to closure of Oaker Wood following guidance from relevant bodies, such as Public Health England, we will notify you as soon as possible.  We will offer you a change of date (subject to availability) or you can choose a full refund.

  • Over the coming weeks/ months we will contact you around the time your balance is due (10 days before day visits, 6 weeks before Glamping Visits) with a view to making a decision between whether the booking goes ahead because we have reopened or postponement/ cancellation following government recommendations.

  • Our office is closed so please email us if you need to get in touch as we are working from home.

We are looking forward to opening our gates as soon as it is safe to do so. At this time we would like to assure you that we are busy behind the scenes doing everything we can to re-open as soon as we are able to safely do so. We will only open at the right time when we are confident it is safe for both our customers and staff.

We are assessing what changes should be implemented across our business to protect you, our staff and our local communities. To help us achieve the best possible experience in a safe environment, we have joined the Vertex Industry Group. This consists of six working groups, combining knowledge from a group of experts from across the high ropes, leisure and adventure park industries to research, develop and recommend a strategy for re-opening. The group’s objective is to coordinate an industry wide response offering guidelines for safe opening and operational procedures. The guidelines will follow relevant government and Public Health recommendations and guidance available at the time.

The Vertex Industry Group will cross share information with various recognised industry organisations. These include:

  • Outdoor Industries Association

  • European Ropes Course Association – ERCA

  • Adventure UK

  • Work at Height Safety Association



The reopening strategy will be based on, but not limited to the following:

  • Hygiene measures – for both staff and customers

  • Capacity management – restrictions on customer numbers

  • Social distancing – in accordance with Public Health guidance available at the time

 These statements are subject to change as we continue to monitor and learn about Covid-19 and how it affects the realms of travel.

What our customers say

Had a fab time! Really good experience and such lovely friendly staff..we had such a laugh and will definitely go back.

Quad Trekking - March 2020

We took our team here last week for a team building day, and it was absolutly fabulous. We were treated to a round of shooting, which was great and really brought out a new side to the team; perfect to get them interacting with each other in a "non-work" enviroment. The team were really friendly, patient and clearly expereinced. We then did the 100m zip wire - which was great fun and really got some of the team to come out of their shell. We also used the meeting room before hand, tea and coffee facilities all provided, as well as a simple lunch. Couldn't of asked for more. The team already want to return!! Thank you to all the team at Oaker wood who made our day such a success.

White Heron Properties - Team Building - March 2020

The codebreaker challenges were great and inclusive for everyone, the area was beautiful, staff were lovely and great at keeping everyone involved and great facilities available including lots of hot drinks! Great time

Katie Bannister - Code Breaker - Hen Party - March 20

Had a fantastic morning on the shooting range with Ben and Pav, both of whom were excellent- very patient and with a great sense of humour. Fired air pistols, air rifles and crossbow in an action packed hour. Met Dave at the end who was equally happy and down to earth. Will definitely go back, probably on a drier day! Thanks Oaker Wood

David - Family Target Shooting - Feb 2020

Great session clay pigeon shooting this afternoon. All the staff were helpful and knowledgeable and we all managed to hit the clays! Really would recommend and definitely would visit again! Thanks very much guys!

Hayley Morgan - Clays - Feb 2020

It was cold wet and windy. They loved it. Great paintball games all a little different. loads of friendly staff. Covered areas to eat and drink.

Paintball Party - Dec 19

A great morning thoroughly enjoyed by unexperienced guns. The personal help and training was greatly appreciated and on this occasion was the most talked about part. Please thank your staff for making it so enjoyable and worthwhile. We will return.

Brian Bright - Clay Pigeon Shooting - Jan 20

What a great day EVERYONE had! From the ease of booking to the actual event was such an easy process. On the actual day I found the staff very polite, helpful and professional and good fun! Nothing was too much trouble - I even forgot to take a knife to cut the birthday cake but Helen was on it straight away - thanks Helen! The kids had so much fun - 4 games, all very well organised, very safe (if you follow the instructions). Kids are still talking about it days after. Thanks OAKERWOOD for a brill day!!

Trudi Dyson - Paintball Party - Dec 19

Visited Oaker Wood back in the summer, the guys Sam and Chris were brilliant. My son was a bit nervous but Chris helped him become confident quickly and all had a great time, will definitely return and highly recommend.

Had such a great day Saturday paint-balling. The two ladies that looked after us were fun, helpful and so lovely! Will definitely be coming back for more activities. Thank you

Annie Jones - Paintball - Nov 19