Residential outdoor adventure in Sherwood Forest
Guy at Walesby Forest told us a bit more about what they offer and how they deliver amazing school residential trips at their 250 acre site in the historic Sherwood Forest.
Tell me more about Walesby Forest and the 250-Acres of fun and adventure for everyone
Walesby Forest is a 250-acre site in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood county, Nottinghamshire. We have been welcoming guests to site since 1938, founded by the City of Nottingham Scouts as an out-of-city centre, and today welcome school children, university students, members of the public, and scouts to use our site all year round.
Our primary aim is to provide a safe outdoor adventure education centre offering residential, camping, activities, and facilities. We also promote the development of young people, allowing them to achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and members of their local, national and international communities.
What accommodation do you offer?
We offer varied and flexible accommodation whether in lodges or tents. Our four lodges can sleep an entire class and come with a kitchen, dining area, and dormitory style rooms. There is also the option of a tented village, or if you prefer we can set up our tents for you in a classis camp style.
What activities can you offer? I hear that you have a lake
We have over 40-activities on site. Our lake is at the top of our site where you can kayak, canoe, raft build or try bodyboarding. Once dry you can go climbing indoors or outdoors, try archery, rifle shooting or laser quest. If you are after something more physical then how about the assault course, low ropes, leap of faith or Jacob’s ladder. Or, if something more cerebral is your thing then try our team building, crate stack, or nightline. And if that were not enough then how about some orienteering across the site taking in the fantastic landscape and scenery.
What do you offer in the evening?
How about an old-fashioned sing along by the giant campfire, maybe a disco or quiz if you still have the physical or mental energy.
And do you really tailor your programme to every school?
Yes, absolutely, as schools will have different budgets and goals that they want to achieve, and some keen to try out new things to challenge their students. However, do not worry as if this is all brand new to you we will always be able to advise and suggest a programme we think will work for you.
Anything else to add?
Our longevity as an outdoor centre we believe speaks volumes about the service we offer. We are very proud that schools, groups, and members of the public come back to have fun with us year in and year out. We guarantee tired but very happy children who will have had an amazing time.
If you are interested in hearing a bit more about how Walesby Forest can help you with planning your school's next activity trip then why not get in touch here.
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