A to Z

The A to Z of what we offer

Abseil

 

What:

Have you ever had the chance to lean back and go over the edge?  Abseiling is the ultimate test of faith and overcoming your fears.

Where:

We are able to run abseil events / activities at crags / rock faces across the Somerset region OR we could run an abseil off a building near you (subject to suitability).  We regularly run abseils at Split Rock Quarry for people to book into – click here

For whom:

Ideally for those aged 7 to 87!

We run abseils for  groups (big and small), school / college groups, corporate events or for the general public as part of a charity / sponsored event

 

WOLT Team Santa abseil at Chippenham Christmas Lights turn on

When:

These are run to order.  Just contact us below to discuss your requirements.  For our next ‘book in and have a go’ abseil click here

What now:

Contact us for details

Archery

ARCHERY IN WILTSHIRE

What:

Everyone should experience archery – that chance to shoot an arrow at a target and develop your skills.

We have a wide range of recurve bows to suit your ability and are able to deliver both taster sessions to more focused ‘GNAS Feather Awards’.

Where:

We have access to both indoor and outdoor archery venues across the county including weekly sessions at the Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH) – see here for more details

For whom:

We would suggest the youngest age would be 7 (due to size and strength) but we have had strong 5 your olds do really well.  No upper age limit!

We can run archery sessions for individuals, groups, corporate or school children

When:

We run weekly sessions open to all at Brokerswood Holiday Park, BA13 4EH  – see the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below or we can organise a special archery event for your group at a venue to suit you

What now:

Book Archery Now at Brokerswood!

or Contact Us to arrange your own session

How about….

Why not combine this with a bushcraft session and make your own bow?

OR want to be involved in an archery battle?  We now offer  Battlezone Archery

 

Axe throwing

What:

Release your inner viking with an axe throwing session.  Our instructor will coach you through successful throwing techniques and introduce to a number of games and challenges

Where:

These sessions can be run across the county at suitable venues.  We also run these sessions at the  Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH) – see here for more details

For whom:

We would suggest the youngest age would be 12 (due to size and strength).  No upper age limit!

We can run axe throwing sessions for individuals, groups, corporate or school children

When:

These sessions are run to order.  How about combining axe throwing with one of our many other activities like archery and  Battlezone Archery to create a themed experience.

What now:

Contact Us to arrange your own session

How about….

 

 

Battlezone Archery

 

 

Battlezone Archery is an exciting combat game that allows players all the excitement of Dodgeball but using specially made bows and arrows.

 Why Battlezone Archery

Battlezone Archery uses the latest equipment to bring you this action packed real adrenalin fun game for all ages and all abilities. It is designed to be user friendly.

 

Battlezone Archery Game play

Two teams of equal players face off across a purpose built field layout. Each team has 5 specially designed bunkers made by Boost Air®, 5 target cones that are placed in front of each bunker, each holding a ball. There are several objectives to the game. The scoring is very simple! You will get 30 points for an eliminated player and 50 points for a targeted cone. Each game will last for up to 10minutes, where the scores are added and teams swap ends.

There are two umpires each responsible for a half zone of the field. The two teams are separated by a neutral zone. If a player catches an arrow, they can bring one of their eliminated players back in to the game. The game ends when either, all team members are eliminated, all 5 cones have been hit or time runs out. The umpires have a scorecard for each game and will record the points. A match is made up of 5 games. If there are numerous teams, then it is run as matches where the winning team moves through to the next round, so there will be an eventual winner.

How Safe is Battlezone Archery?

The equipment has been specially designed for the game. The Battlezone Archery arrows have a round rubber tip, which will absorb the impact when it hits a player. The Battlezone Archery bows mare made of a flexible material so are difficult to break, no other type of bow must be used for the game. Each player will wear a safety mask for added protection to the head. Available if necessary are body protectors. Arm and finger guards are provided to all players.

Team sizes and minimum ages

You will need a minimum of 8 players to form 2 teams.  Minimum age is 10.

Battlezone for you?

You can either book in to a one-off Battlezone event OR experience it as part of a multi-activity session (e.g. at Brokerswood Country Park) with canoeing, climbing, tarzan trail, team challenges and much more.

We are able to bring Battlezone archery to your event / location across the County.

Prices:

‘Arrive and Unleash’ Sessions – 1 hour and 15 minutes – minimium group of 10 – £15 per head

‘Brokerswood Party’ Sessions – 2 hour and 30 minutes of activities with ONE other activity from our party menu – minimum group of 10 – £20 per head (may be extra for certain activities)

If you would like Battlezone Archery at a location near you – Contact us for details

 

Bushcraft / Survival

 

If you are looking to participate in and learn some basic bushcraft and survival techniques – let’s talk!

We offer half days / whole day and 2 day / 1 night bushcraft / survival activities at our base in Roundwood (opposite Brokerswood Holiday Park – BA13 4EH).  These activities are offered to  groups, schools, corporate days , families and clubs.

Contact us for details

Next survival weekend:  6-7 April 2019

What:

A 2 day, 1 night survival bushcraft weekend aimed at adults and families

When:

0930 Saturday 6th April – 1330 Sunday 7th April

Where:

Set in 40 acres of woodland at Roundwood, opposite Brokerswood Country Park – BA13 4EH

Who:

Ideally suited for anyone aged 7 and above who wants to learn basic bushcraft and survival skills.

More details:

On this course you will help cook meals on an open fire (including some yummy baking!), gain knowledge of outdoor skills and learn about the practical side of being outdoors. The weekend will be based in our beautiful 44 acre woodland taking you right back to nature. The weekend will cover the following, including the opportunity to try out sleeping in a hammock and of course having lots of fun playing in the woods! –

Fire-craft -Including bow drill and fire-steel.

Knife skills and knife safety

Shelters – Using natural and modern materials

Bushcraft knots

Plant and tree uses

Leave no trace campfire and camp

Each family unit or adult will be given a FREE mora knife on completion of the course

Costs:

Adults: £100 per head

Children: £60 per head

Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 2 children): £250

Book now

Camp outs in the woods

Bring your group / family / school over to experience camping in 40 acres of woodland.  This can either be in tents (we can provide these) or you can build your own shelter / bivi for the night.  How about using one of our hammocks for a truly amazing experience!

Camping in the woods can form part of a bushcraft activity day / weekend

Canoeing

The widest range of boats, the widest range of locations and a wide range of challenges

What:

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is able to deliver a wide variety of canoe and kayaking experiences – from taster sessions to the British Canoe Union’s (BCU ) Paddlepower, 1  and 2 star awards.

We are aware that some people are put off by the thought of being stuck in a capsized kayak so we now have 2 fleets of ‘sit-ons’, as well as our general purpose and white water spec kayaks.  We also have two fleets of canadian canoes allowing you to enjoy both single and double bladed paddling.

We provide some of the best coaching you will receive in the Wiltshire area, enabling you to achieve your award to a high standard.

  • 1 star course usually takes between 5-6 hours for complete novices.
  • 2 star course usually takes 8  sessions plus a 3 hour journey BUT this requires lots of commitment and extra paddling time.  It is worth discussing your training needs with us to identify if the 2 star is the best course for your group or whether you should try the D of E specific canoe / kayak training course.

Canoe trips in Wiltshire and Bath?

Why not try one of our KAYAK or CANOE journeys to explore our amazing County.  Choose from the ‘Salisbury Loop’, The Mad Marden, Chippenham to Lacock,  Melksham to Bradford on Avon, BoA to Bath, The River Frome, or a journey along the Wilts & Berks Canal.

Where:

We have access to a variety of sites across the whole County – lakes, canals and rivers – enabling us to deliver that is local, challenging and suiting the needs of your group.  We also run weekly canoe sessions at Brokerswood Holiday Park from March – October for anyone aged 7 and above.  Click here for details

For whom:

We cater for all ages but would suggest this is ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.

We can run sessions for birthday parties / groups / corporate events / school classes and more!

When:

We run weekly sessions open to the public at Brokerswood Holiday Park between March and October. Click here for details

We are also able to run tours, lessons, for fun sessions to order – contact us for details

Do you need to be able to swim?

If coming to our Brokerswood venue – then the answer is NO as the lake is only 90cm max deep!  If you are looking for a session on a river we would encourage you to be able to swim 20m with a buoyancy aid on

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements or

Book Canoeing at Brokerswood now

Doggy SUP Sessions

Doggy SUP  sessions in beautiful Wiltshire

What:

A chance to experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding with your dog in Wiltshire.  We have a selection of wide stable boards that allow you and your doggy to enjoy this amazing activity

Where:

Bradford on Avon – meet at the Train Station Carpark

For whom:

Anyone and their dog with a maximum weight on the board of 110 kg.  This activity is physical so participants will need a basic level of fitness PLUS the ability to lift / help their dog on to the board from the water, if needed.

When do these sessions run:

28th June  – meet up at 1830.  Session runs 1900-2030

26th July  – meet up at 1830.  Session runs 1900-2030

30th August  – meet up at 1830.  Session runs 1900-2030

or… we can run these to order if you get a group of 6 people and doggies together

What do I need to wear:

Unless you have an amazing balance – you are very likely to get wet!  We suggest either bringing your own wetsuit or we may be  able to supply wetsuits, if needed.  Otherwise – bring a complete change of clothing and footwear, plus a towel.

Do I need to be able to swim:

No!  You will wear a Buoyancy Aid and helmet.

Does the Doggy need a life-jacket?

Yes!  You will need to bring your own life-jacket along to fit your dog.  We understand that dogs can swim extremely well but the life-jacket will avoid them drowning (if they become too tired in the water) and aid you needing to lift / help your dog back on to your board should he / she jump off!  These life jackets can be purchased fairly cheap off Ebay.

Other Doggy Info

There can be up to 9 other people and dogs on this session.  Your dog needs to be friendly towards other dogs / people!  Please also bring dog poo bags – just in case!

What others have said:

As seen on the BBC  (follow link for film)

What now:

Contact us for more details or if you would like to organise a private session for your own group

Book Now

 

 

First Aid Courses

The most engaging, interesting, relevant and dynamic first aid courses in Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset – GUARANTEED!

With extensive experience of working outdoors and with groups who need to be kept engaged we are able to offer First Aid programmes that are relevant, exciting and up-to-date. We incorporate lots of practical outdoor scenarios that help embed learning and keep participants on their toes!

We can deliver First Aid courses to school staff, youth groups, students, D of E groups and voluntary groups, delivered at your venue or based at Brokerswood Country Park (BA13 4EH).

Please note – there now is no such thing as a ‘HSE Approved First Aid Course’.

Our courses are accredited through Omni – Health Care and our Outdoor First Aid Courses are accredited through the Institute of Outdoor Learning (see below).

Some of the courses we offer:

16 hour IOL Accredited Outdoor First Aid Course

EFAW / Emergency First Aid at Work Course (6 hours)

EFAW plus F / Arb Specific First Aid Course

FAW / 18 hour First Aid at Work Course

First Aid Training for under 16’s

First Aid Annual Refresher Courses

 

Emergency First Aid at Work – 6 hour

Course Description:
– A nationally recognised first aid qualification
– Run on site at your premises or a local venue
– First aid handbook for each participant
– Continuous assessment throughout the course
– First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years

Course Overview – At the end of the course participants will be able to:
– Assess and prioritise a first aid incident
– Deal with an unconscious casualty
– Carry out resuscitation on an unconscious casualty
– Control bleeding and manage shock
– Be able to recognise and deal with a wide range of common injuries until the arrival of medical care
– Maintain first aid records
– Use and maintain first aid kits

Prices from £360 plus certificate charges for up to 12 people

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EFAW plus F / Arb Specific First Aid Course

We are proud to deliver these courses for Sorbus International – based near Frome.  Click here for details.

 

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IOL Accredited Level 3 Outdoor First Aid – 16 hours – Including Paediatric First Aid

See available dates

Course Description:

THE BEST – MOST RELEVANT – MOST ENGAGING COURSE IN WILTSHIRE! And accredited through the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

A comprehensive 16 hour, Band 3 qualification following the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s framework – Suitable for D of E Leaders, Forest School Leaders, and Outdoor Instructors (Mountain Leaders, SPA, HML’s) who work in remote settings (up to 2 hours from help).

– Leading to a nationally recognised first aid qualification
– Delivered by professional first aid instructors
– Run in 80 acres of woodland and lake setting
– In depth first aid manual for each participant
– Practical assessments throughout the course
– First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years

Course Overview – At the end of the course participants will be able to:
– Assess and prioritise a first aid incident
– Deal with an unconscious casualty
– Carry out resuscitation (CPR) to adults / children & infants
– Recognise and respond to choking to adults / children and infants
– Control bleeding and manage shock
– Deal with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
– Deal with a casualty suffering burns and scalds
– Manage eye injuries
– Deal with casualties overcome by fumes or suffering from poisoning
– Recognise and deal with symptoms of hypo / hyperthermia
– Deal with a broad range of common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical care – especially in a remote area and water based settings – including methods of moving casualties
– Maintain first aid records
– Electric shock
– Specific issues relating to working with infants and children – including asthma, anaphylactic shock, febrile convulsions and recognition of meningitis
– Use and maintain first aid kits
– Practical usage of outdoor equipment in first aid scenarios
– These courses will incorporate a variety of outdoor scenarios to cement learning and give the participants a chance to share experiences / ideas / good practice

Prices from £145 plus VAT per person plus certificate charge (discount given to D of E leaders and IOL members)

Dates of Next IOL – Outdoor First Aid Courses : (click on dates for info / form)

2019 Dates:

25-26 April-2 spaces available

3-4 June– 9 spaces available

11-12 July– 12 spaces available

5-6 September– 12 spaces available

21-22 October– 10 spaces available

5-6 December– 10 spaces available

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First Aid at Work – 18 hours

Course Description:
– A comprehensive 18 hour first aid course
– Leading to a nationally recognised first aid qualification
– Delivered by professional first aid instructors
– Run on site at your premises or at a local venue
– In depth first aid manual for each participant
– Practical assessments throughout the course
– First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years

Course Overview – At the end of the course participants will be able to: 
– Assess and prioritise a first aid incident
– Deal with an unconscious casualty
– Carry out resuscitation (CPR)
– Recognise and respond to choking
– Control bleeding and manage shock
– Deal with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
– Deal with a casualty suffering burns and scalds
– Manage eye injuries
– Deal with casualties overcome by fumes or suffering from poisoning
– Deal with a broad range of common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical care
– Maintain first aid records
– Use and maintain first aid kits

 

Prices from £150 per person plus certificate fee
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First Aid courses for children and young people

The WOLT are skilled in their ability to engage, enthuse and educate- being able to deliver first aid courses to under 16 year olds – making them exciting, relevant and fun!   These courses can be delivered at one of our venues or your own venue.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements

 

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Annual First Aid Refresher courses

The HSE advises us all to participate in an annual 6 hour refresher course to keep our knowledge and skills sharp.

Prices from £65 per person

 

To discuss your First Aid needs please contact us

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Forest Schools

Forest Schools in Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team uses a professional and personal approach to deliver Forest School programmes that challenge, develop, educate and that are fun for young people. These programmes create a supportive environment that aims to build a respect for the Forest, each other and oneself.

Our programmes are delivered at various sites across the county by our Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioners.

Our alternative provision Forest School groups are aimed at primary or KS3 school pupils who may either be having difficulty with self-esteem, struggling within a classroom environment, at risk of exclusion or those who just need the chance to succeed or be inspired in an outdoor environment. Please contact us if you have other requirements, we have a ‘can do’ attitude! Sessions usually run from 9:30am-2:30pm.

For more information please contact us

Download our Forest School Information Booklet for Schools and Parents

High Ropes Course

 

What:

If you are looking for team challenges off the ground – we have the following:

Crate stack – in teams of up to three see how high you can build the crate tower (with you on top) until you either run out of crates or it tumbles!

Jacobs Ladder – in teams of up to 4 climb the pole ladder that gets harder as it gets higher.  Can you get all your team to the top?

Leap of Faith – that old classic that is all about trust and overcoming fear.  Climb up to the platform and launch yourself off to touch the ball.

Power rope climb – either a personal or group challenge to climb the gym rope and cargo net.  Requires lots of core strength!

Where:

Roundwood, near Brokerswood Holiday park, BA13 4EH

For whom:

These challenges are ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.  You can book in as a family / group / school / corporate team

When:

We run sessions to order

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Induction Days / Camps

 

Let us help make the new school year one to remember!  We can either come to your site and run a multi-activity day OR you can bring your class(es) / school year over to our base at Brokerswood Holiday Park for an amazing Induction Day or Camp.

Activities can include:

At your site / school:

  • Mobile climbing wall
  • Archery / Battlezone archery
  • Team challenges / Problem solving
  • Tug of war
  • Bushcraft challenges

At Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH)

  • Climbing wall
  • High ropes (jacobs ladder, crate stack, leap of Faith)
  • Tarzan Trail (like a mini go-ape)
  • Zip-wire
  • Archery / Battlezone archery
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building
  • Bushcraft  / Survival challenges
  • Orienteering
  • Games in the woods
  • Camp fire

Contact us to discuss your ideas

Kayaking

The widest range of boats, the widest range of locations and a wide range of challenges

What:

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is able to deliver a wide variety of canoe and kayaking experiences – from taster sessions to the British Canoe Union’s (BCU ) Paddlepower, 1  and 2 star awards.

We are aware that some people are put off by the thought of being stuck in a capsized kayak so we now have 2 fleets of ‘sit-ons’, as well as our general purpose and white water spec kayaks.  We also have two fleets of canadian canoes allowing you to enjoy both single and double bladed paddling.

We provide some of the best coaching you will receive in the Wiltshire area, enabling you to achieve your award to a high standard.

  • 1 star course usually takes between 5-6 hours for complete novices.
  • 2 star course usually takes 8  sessions plus a 3 hour journey BUT this requires lots of commitment and extra paddling time.  It is worth discussing your training needs with us to identify if the 2 star is the best course for your group or whether you should try the D of E specific canoe / kayak training course.

Canoe trips in Wiltshire and Bath?

Why not try one of our KAYAK or CANOE journeys to explore our amazing County.  Choose from the ‘Salisbury Loop’, The Mad Marden, Chippenham to Lacock,  Melksham to Bradford on Avon, BoA to Bath, The River Frome, or a journey along the Wilts & Berks Canal.

Where:

We have access to a variety of sites across the whole County – lakes, canals and rivers – enabling us to deliver that is local, challenging and suiting the needs of your group.  We also run weekly canoe sessions at Brokerswood Holiday Park from March – October for anyone aged 7 and above.  Click here for details

For whom:

We cater for all ages but would suggest this is ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.

We can run sessions for birthday parties / groups / corporate events / school classes and more!

When:

We run weekly sessions open to the public at Brokerswood Holiday Park between March and October. Click here for details

We are also able to run tours, lessons, for fun sessions to order – contact us for details

Do you need to be able to swim?

If coming to our Brokerswood venue – then the answer is NO as the lake is only 90cm max deep!  If you are looking for a session on a river we would encourage you to be able to swim 20m with a buoyancy aid on

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements or

Book Canoeing at Brokerswood now

Laser Tag

 

What:

The mission is simple – win by shooting the enemy.  You are equipped with a laser gun that can shoot up to 40 metres. We run a variety of games, including ‘2 Team Death Match‘, ‘Hunger Game Madness‘ and ‘4 Team Chaos‘.

Where:

The battlefield can be in 40 acres of woodland  woods based near  Brokerswood Holiday Park or at a location near to you.

For whom:

Our Laser Tag is a favourite of children (aged 7 and above)  and adults.   This is ideal for parties and as part of a multi-activity party – click here for details

When:

Sessions run for 1 hour 15 minutes.  We can either run a bespoke session for your group or why not incorporate Laser Tag as part of one of our party packages at Brokerswood Country Park and add another activity like canoeing, tree climbing, archery, team games and Battlezone Archery to make the most amazing party ever – click here for details.

Prices:

‘Arrive and Blast’ Sessions – 1 hour and 15 minutes – minimium group of 10 – £14.00 per head

‘Brokerswood Party’ Sessions – 2 hour and 30 minutes of activities with ONE other activity from our party menu – minimium group of 10 – £18.50 per head (may be extra for certain activities)

What now:

If you would like us to run Laser Tag at a location near you or…. if you are organising an event locally why not think about hiring our Mobile Climbing Wall and / or Battlezone Archery as well?

Contact us for details / a quote

Low Ropes Courses

What:

Low Ropes courses are a fantastic tool for personal and team development. These courses are set only 30-40cm off the ground and yet pack plenty of challenge!

We are able to set up a series of challenges that aim to get all involved, encourage folk out of their comfort zones and give plenty of scope for evaluating team roles.

Where:

Our ERCA qualified instructors can set up temporary low ropes courses at any venue with suitable trees (over 30cm in diameter and approx 2 – 6 metres apart).  We have also a low ropes course set up at Roundwood (opposite Brokerswood Holiday Park)

For whom:

These challenges are ideal for anyone aged 7 and above, and especially designed for any group that is looking a team work / development

When:

We run sessions to order

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Mobile Climbing Wall

MOBILE CLIMBING WALL IN WILTSHIRE, BANES AND SOMERSET

The Megalith 7.3m Mobile Climbing Wall

The Everest Challenge 8.3m Mobile Climbing Wall

We have two mobile climbing walls that can be hired for event days / team challenges / private parties and school activities.

The ‘Megalith’: rumour has it that this 7.3m Sarson stone was removed directly from Stonehenge and now travels the county allowing the masses to climb it

The ‘Everest Challenge’: the tallest mobile climbing wall in the South West – standing at a mammoth 8.3 metres it is so high some people have been known to experience high altitude sickness!

The walls can have 4 people climbing at once and use  automatic belays so that one instructor is needed.

The wall takes approximately 30-45 minutes to erect and is a fantastic visual as well as physical attraction to your event.

How much does it cost to hire?

As a rule of thumb mobile climbing walls can cost between £350-650 per day, depending on which wall you want, the location (distance travelled), timings and how you want to ‘fund the wall’ (e.g. who keeps the money taken in?)

Something extra?

If you are running an event on a field / sports area why not also ask us to bring along Axe ThrowingArchery,  BattleZone Archery and / or Laser Tag to make it a truly amazing event

Frequently asked questions…

Q  What if it rains / bad weather?

3 days before the event we will discuss the weather (!) – if it looks like there will be heavy rain or strong winds we will cancel.

Q  What ages can go on the wall?

There is no age restriction as such – people need to fit the harnesses.  In reality this tents to be 5 and above and under 18 stones.

Q  How much should we charge for the wall?

This is up to you.  Ideally you will sort out the collection of money – leaving our instructors free to do what they do best!  From experience customers need to feel they have got their money’s worth – thus you could charge them a set charge for an amount of time on the wall.  We have seen organisers charge up to £5 for 10 minutes or 4 climbs

Q  What space is needed for the wall?

We need a grass / hard FLAT surface approx 8-10 metres long by 3 metres wide.  You will need to make sure their is vehicle access to the selected space.

Q  What about risk assessments / certificates?

We can email you our risk assessment and copies of all inspection certificates for the  auto belays and the wall.

Q How do I go about booking the wall?

Either call us on 07789 940971 or email us to discuss availability / prices.  Then complete the booking form with a deposit.

mobile climbing wall booking form – word version

mobile climbing wall booking form PDF version

 

Mountainbiking

 

What:

Wiltshire has some amazing areas for the wide range of different mountain-bike preferences: down-hill tracks, humps and jumps, single tracks through the forest, long open rides.

From taster sessions to a more challenging Mud ‘n’ Blood session.

We have two fleets of 10 bikes that can be used as part of a group booking or you may choose to use your own bike(s) subject to our staff performing a quick safety check.

Where:

The team has an extensive knowledge of mountain-bike venues across the whole County and beyond.

For whom:

We are able to deliver sessions to suit the need and ability of the group (school, youth group, corporate or a group of friends)

When:

We run sessions to order

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Problem Solving

Bespoke Team Building / Development Sessions for schools, youth groups, adults, parties and corporate groups

We are aware that the phrase ‘Team Building’ has different meanings to different people. Thus we have put together some exciting packages to suit your aims / needs:

‘A shared fun experience’
We can offer any of the activities in our menu  as a ‘team activity’. The Zombie Apocalypse is proving very popular as a team activity. Also check out the Brokerswood Trophy Challenge if you have several groups willing to compete against each other.

‘A systematic team development day / weekend’
The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team  are able to utilise Outdoor Learning Activities to truly deliver team building programmes based on professional corporate sessions.

These sessions aim to give participants various opportunities to work in a team activity, evaluate their own performance and then provide technical feedback and further challenges to improve / develop.

Programmes can be delivered a tthe Brokerswood Holiday Park / Roundwood (BA13 4EH) or at your own venue (if space allows)

Sessions are recorded to allow participants to evaluate their own and others’ performance.

Prices depend on numbers, aims of the sessions and food options.

Contact us for more details.

Raft Building

 

What:

A few barrels, a few posts and a few bits of rope – what could possibly go wrong?  Aimed at developing the concept of team work, collaboration and the learning of basic rope work why not try out one of our Raft Building and / or River Crossing challenges.  All kit is provided

Where:

We are able to access a variety of locations (lakes and rivers) across the County including the 4 acre lake at Brokerswood Holiday Park, BA13 4EH,

For whom:

These sessions are great for parties / stag & hen dos / corporate team days and school groups.  We also run fun water sessions for groups who want to spend more time in the water than out!  This includes the chance to sit under a small water-fall.

When:

These run to order or we can be part of a multi-activity party based at Brokerswood Holiday Park – click here for details.

What now

Contact us for more details and to discuss your requirements

Rock Climbing

 

What:

Outdoor rock climbing in Wiltshire and just over the border!

We have staff who are passionate about climbing.  Do you or your group want experience of getting out on the rock?  We are able to offer introductory sessions to coaching sessions for participants to really focus their skills.

If you are looking to focus on your climbing technique and basic rope work we are able to run climbing sessions at our base at Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH) using our mobile climbing wall and tree climbs.

Why not combine your climbing with an abseil activity as well?

Where:

We have access to various crags and cliff faces in the Somerset area.

For whom:

Ideal for anyone aged 7 and above.  Sessions can be run for families / groups / parties / corporate / schools

When:

Sessions are run to order

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

SUP Tuition / Tours and Fun sessions in beautiful Wiltshire

What:

Stand Up Paddling Boarding (SUP) provides a fantastic way to develop your core muscles and balance, as well as exploring the countryside from ‘a different angle’.  We have a variety of SUP’s (plastic and inflatable) to suit your size and ability.

We even offer DOGGY SUP sessions where you can Sup with your dog! – CLICK HERE for DOGGY SUP session details

Where:

Stand Up Paddle Boarding are run in a variety of locations (rivers, lakes and canals) across Wiltshire and North East Somerset.

  • Bradford on Avon – meet in the Train Station Car Park
  • Salisbury – meet in the Coach Station Car Park
  • Chippenham – meet at the Sea Cadets HQ

For whom:

We run

  • private sessions to order for small groups / individuals
  • ‘open sessions’ for anyone aged 7 and above to book on to
  • sessions for groups (adult parties / corporate / friends- an opportunity for lots of team games and fun!

When do these sessions run:

We run these sessions generally between April – October.  ‘Open Sessions’ can be booked via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below which will take you to our calendar of dates.  If you want a private / group session contact us directly

What do I need to wear:

Unless you have an amazing balance – you are very likely to get wet!  We suggest either bringing your own wetsuit or we may be  able to supply wetsuits, if needed.  Otherwise – bring a complete change of clothing and footwear, plus a towel.

Do I need to be able to swim:

No!  You will wear a Buoyancy Aid and helmet.

What others have said:

As seen on the BBC  (follow link for film)

And featured in The Times Newspaper

What now:

Or contact us for details including dates for 2019

 

Tarzan Trail

 

What:

The Tarzan Trail is similar to a Go-ape style high ropes challenge course. The course is 4.5 metres off the ground and includes a rope swing, climbing hold crossings, slack lines and the 100 metre zip-wire.  Participants are connected using the ‘smart-snap’ system meaning that they are connected to the safety cables at all times.

Where:

Based at Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH)

For whom:

Anyone aged 7 plus is accompanied by an adult, otherwise 9 plus and over 1.2m high

Max weight is 18 stone

What if you get very scared?

Our instructor(s) will come up with you onto the course to give you all the care / guidance and support you need.

When:

The Tarzan Trail can be booked by groups / schools / parties all year round

For individuals / smaller groups / families the course is open every Saturday at 2pm PLUS Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school holidays.  The Tarzan Trail can be booked as part of a multi-activity day that includes archery and canoeing.

How much does it cost?

£16.50 for individuals.  Discounts available for groups and as part of a multi-activity package

How do I book?

Groups / schools / parties – click here

Individuals / smaller groups / families – click here

Team Building Activities

Bespoke Team Building / Development Sessions for schools, youth groups, adults, parties and corporate groups

We are aware that the phrase ‘Team Building’ has different meanings to different people. Thus we have put together some exciting packages to suit your aims / needs:

‘A shared fun experience’
We can offer any of the activities in our menu  as a ‘team activity’. The Zombie Apocalypse is proving very popular as a team activity. Also check out the Brokerswood Trophy Challenge if you have several groups willing to compete against each other.

‘A systematic team development day / weekend’
The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team  are able to utilise Outdoor Learning Activities to truly deliver team building programmes based on professional corporate sessions.

These sessions aim to give participants various opportunities to work in a team activity, evaluate their own performance and then provide technical feedback and further challenges to improve / develop.

Programmes can be delivered a tthe Brokerswood Holiday Park / Roundwood (BA13 4EH) or at your own venue (if space allows)

Sessions are recorded to allow participants to evaluate their own and others’ performance.

Prices depend on numbers, aims of the sessions and food options.

Contact us for more details.

Temporary high ropes and zipwire courses

 

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team are experts in setting up temporary High Ropes Courses, Tree climbs and Zipwires across the Wessex area.  Past projects include:

  • Zipwire across the River Frome as part of Frome Children’s Festival
  • Bi-annual Tree climb and zipwire days in Chippenham for teenagers
  • 40m Zipwire for Chippenham Carnival
  • 2 x zipwires across the River Avon as part of the annual Melksham River Festival

Contact us to discuss your ideas!

Tree Climbing

 

 

 

What:

People should climb trees!  Let’s do it in a safe manner.

Tree climbing is an amazing way to experience and enjoy trees.  You will have a chance to climb a variety of trees including Oak and Beech Trees in a safe manner – wearing a harness and helmet, and connect to a climbing rope.

This activity is a great alternative or introduction to Rock Climbing.

Where:

We are now able to offer TREE CLIMBING at the Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH) or at a tree on your grounds (subject to a survey).

For who:

Suitable for all ages (5 plus).  Ideal for individuals, groups, parties, corporate and school groups.

When:

We run tree climbing sessions to order or as part of multi activity days.

Let us set up a tree tops / tree  climbing challenge for your event

If you have access to a park / playing field with suitable trees we can set up the following tree challenges:

  • zip wire
  • natural tree climbs
  • vertical climbs using climbing holds attached (harmlessly) to the tree
  • high slack lines
  • mega rope swings.. and more!

What now:

Contact us to discuss your requirements

Zipwires

What:

We love zip-wires!

The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team are the leading experts within Wiltshire for setting up permanent or temporary zip-wires from trees or high ropes courses.

Where:

We have a zip-wire that is part of our Tarzan Trail at Brokerswood Holiday Park (BA13 4EH) and regularly erect zip-wires across Wessex for activities such as carnivals  and community fun days.  If you are planning a community event – let’s talk through the options!

Zip-wire across the River Frome

For whom:

Our zip-wires are ideal for anyone aged 5 and above (our oldest participants so far has been 82 years old)!

When:

Either every Saturday as part of our Tarzan Trail or we build to order.  It is also worth liking our Facebook page to be kept informed about the various zip-wires we erect around the County

What now:

Contact us for details

Zombie Apocalypse Challenge

If you go down into the woods tonight – you’re sure for a big surprise…..

The Ultimate Team Challenge for Youth Groups, Stag / Hen Parties or those  who have NO FEAR

Set in Roundwood, near Brokerswood Holiday Park.

ONE dark evening
ONE 40 Acre Woodland
ONE Team of participants
ONE map
ONE Horde of flesh eating Zombies
TWO Separate Games – one based on ‘The Walking Dead’, the other
based on ’28 Days Later’

As a team you have but ONE mission; to evade and escape the zombies.

The games will be followed by a  BBQ.

 

WARNING:  This is a seriously scary activity.  Minimum age restrictions apply.

The Zombie Apocalypse was fun, terrifying and energetic in equal measure.  Who would of thought team building could be so effective by putting people in the wood at night and releasing flesh eating Zombies!

Nationwide Building Society, Feb 14

Price:  £35 a head. (including BBQ and drinks)

Minimum group size 10

The Zombie event is run to order – usually on a Friday or Saturday evening / night.

Camping may be available for groups / individuals at the Roundwood – contact us to discuss

Available dates:    We run these on  Saturday evenings January – December, and Friday nights in May- July.  We can also do most week days during school holidays.  The event starts at dusk (thus the start time will change throughout the year) 2019: 12th

February onwards: call or email for dates

However.... you may be able to join another group who have booked in so email or phone to ask

 

To make a booking:

1.  Please phone or email with your preferred date.

2.  We will hold the booking for 8 days – download the sheet below (booking form) and send this to the office with your deposit (contact us if you want to pay by BACS)

3.  Get your group together (top tip – get a deposit from each group member as some will cry-off on the night!).

4.  Make sure each group member reads, signs and brings the info sheet (below) with them on the night – plus the correct footwear and torch.

5.  One week before the event you will be contacted to discuss the eating arrangements / weather / any final questions

6.  Work on the cardio!

7. Set your satnav to Brokerswood Holiday Park BA13 4EH and not the office address in Warminster.  We do not employ Zombies as our office workers (any more).

8. Pay the balance on the night.

9.  Like the WOLT facebook page so that you can add your comments / thoughts of the night

Downloadable sheets:

zombie info sheet 2019

Zombie Booking Form 19 – Word or PDF file