Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Wild Forest, Parsonage Farm, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0LA

Contact: 07970 739037

Website: http://www.wild-forest.co.uk/

Description

Discover our 20 acre woodland obstacle experience and activity centre. Whether you are looking for  a fun obstacle activity day, wanting to develop some serious OCR skills or just want to get fit, this is where you can train and have fun whilst opening up your senses as you explore the wild trails and unique training facilities. We are open to children from 6yrs+ all year round. Based at the Nuclear Races site Brentwood, Essex.

Wild Forest is a unique outdoor fitness gym and obstacles activity centre can provide a great learning environment for children and students.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

Our philosophy in training and working with children and students is to inspire and teach them staple tools and techniques that will give them an opportunity to grow, develop, gain confidence and in some cases an opportunity to find themselves. Our philosophy in training and working with children and students is to inspire and teach them staple tools and techniques that will give them an opportunity to grow, develop, gain confidence and in some cases an opportunity to find themselves.

Simply if we can teach a child or students to:

• Climb a ladder, rope or wall, then they can learn to climb other ladders in their life.

• Jump over ridges, bars and water, then they will be able to jump up and over challenges they are confronted with.

• Balance on beams, bars and slack lines will bring balance in their mind and emotions.

• Crawl under, though, over and down, then they will be able to crawl and adapt to those things around them.

• Run for enjoyment, rather than to escape or fend off.

• Be part of a team, to delegate, to lead, to guide, to mentor and to follow.

• Enjoy the outdoor environment, nature and it’s beauty.

• Appreciate that exercise and fitness, can be fun and enjoyable.

“Wild Forest offers an alternative way for young people to engage in physical activity in a woodland environment. Using the natural surroundings as a tool for fitness activities.

We believe that bringing the children and students into the forest will bring them in touch with their more sensitive side through contact with nature, tranquility, peace and inspiration whilst stimulating other children to gain strength and confidence.

What does a typical educational visit include?

Each educational visit is tailored to the exact needs of the group/visit so that all objectives, outcomes and goals can be achieved. Each booking will include a recee, pre-visit planning visit and follow up.

What group sizes do you cater for?
1-200

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes. No restrictions.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
By appointment. We have risk assessments, fire procedures, emergency procedure documents and liability insurance. By appointment. We have risk assessments, fire procedures, emergency procedure documents and liability insurance.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Outdoor sports clothing and trainers. Waterproof jackets, buffs , beanies and gloves depending on weather,

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
We have a qualified first aider on site.

Please list facilities available.
No pocket money required unless the school would like a tuck shop with Healthy natural bars, fruit, cold drinks, teas & coffee.

Facilities include:

• Hub lounge / workshop room
• Indoor and outdoor seating.
• Event tents for larger events.
• Basic refreshments –Event Catering.
• BBQ & Cold Food Options.
• Separate boys & girls changing rooms with changing area, toilets and hot showers.
• Secure key and valuable deposit.
• Camping – unlimited numbers.
• Personal Liability & Indemnity Insurance up to £10million.
• On site first aiders.
• Private FREE parking for 120 visitors.

What are your disabled facilities?
Step free entrance to gym from carpark. Although 2 steps into hub/changing rooms.

What are your opening days and hours?
By appointment Monday-Friday

Saturday and Sunday 9-4pm

Do you have any testimonials?

We took our two Year 5 classes from Holly Trees School to explore the Wild Forest experience and were not disappointed! The children had a fantastic day engaging with the instructors in a range of physical challenges aimed at improving teamwork as well as individual fitness levels.

It was very clear that the woodland setting enhanced the activities considerably and it was great to see the children helping and encouraging each other to overcome a series of obstacles. Children and staff alike were glowing by the time it came to board the coach back to school.

A grand day out!

Byron Hocking, Deputy Headteacher,Holly Trees Primary School, Brentwood, Essex


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Climbing Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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