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.
Sample Itinerary - 1 night camp
Day 112.30 Arrive -camp induction1.00 Lunch 1.30 Activity 1 e.g.Low Rope Challenge3.45 Drinks and snack 4.15 Activity 2 e.g. High Rope Trekking6.30 Supper campfire7.30 Campfire Games
Day 28.30 Breakfast9.30 Activity 3 e.g. Rafting12.00 BBQ Lunch12.30 Camp inspection1.00 Depart
We have 2 completely separate Camping Villages, both set amongst mature trees and positioned in a beautiful secluded spot overlooking the sun setting over the Welsh mountains. Designed to give a wilderness feel without removing too many of your creature comforts.
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. Winding paths in the Beaches Village, lit by fairy lights at night lead through the trees to each Pod.
Each Village has a covered communal dining area where you can opt for catered/self catered or a mixture of the two. All cooking equipment & crockery is provided together with a barbecues, gas oven, microwave & toaster for cooking.
At the heart of each Glamping Village is our fire circle, with fixed seating allowing plenty of room for your group to sit around the fire. Toasting marshmallows, singing camp fire songs and telling ghost stories all make great memories of Oaker Wood Camp.
We also have a wooden chalet style Activity Hut which can be used for evening activities and games and quizes in wet weather.
There are toilets and hot showers in each village, so its easy to warm up after a wet rafting session!
Costs of our residential activity camps vary depending on number of nights, catering options and choice of activities.
I have just spent 3 days at Oaker Wood with 23 year 5 children. I can honestly say it's the best I've ever been on. Despite it raining every day we had a brilliant time. The pods were warm, the food delicious and plentiful and the staff were fantastic. Great range of activities for the kids but with a good balance of down time. Well done Oaker Wood, St Matthias have had a wonderful time, thank you.
St Matthias - May 19
Can I just say a huge thank you to you and all of your team, each year we come to Oaker Wood and it remains a highlight for everyone in Year 6 including myself and Mrs Creber. The week is a sensational week not just because of the activities but for me the sense of family. Most of the core staff remain with you which makes it special as many outdoor centres have a high turn over of staff which doesn't allow the continuity which your place naturally does. So once again a brilliant week really can't wait to come again next year.
Jon Westwood - Wyche Primary - Oct 18
Our children had a fabulous time and haven't stopped talking about their stay with you last week. Staff too were very complimentary about your staff and activities. This was the first time we have travelled so far afield and would love to return. As our children are grouped Y5 and 6 together we would only be looking to visit again in 2 years time.
Christine Friar - Creeting St Mary School - Oct 18
Many thanks for having us, the children had a wonderful time and the staff were amazing as always!
Ian Potter - Leigh Primary - Sept 18
I would like to say a very big thank you from all the staff and children at Water Mill for making our stay at Oaker Wood unforgettable. The children had a wonderful time taking part in new activities and doing things they never thought they would be able to do. You all looked after us really well and your staff are a credit to you.
Watermill Primary - June 18
The children had a fantastic time and the staff were really impressed too. The food was great and went down well with the children. Please pass on our thanks to all of the staff. The children didn't stop talking about them. It was so lovely to have staff that really encouraged the children; many of the children achieved more than we expected and it was all down to their encouragement.
St Martin's Primary - Hereford - June 18
On the journey to Oaker Wood I thought I was expecting too much. I came back knowing I'd expected too little. Everything from the rooms to the activities were better than I ever imagined. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
Y6 Pupil - Heber Primary School - June 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
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
I’d just like to email and say what a great time everyone had at Oakerwood last week. The staff were fantastic as usual, thank you for making the trip so easy for us.