Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 24 Thames Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1TS

Contact: 01865 727378

Website: http://www.highropesoxford.com/

Description

LASERGAMING & HIGH ROPES OXFORD Brings the Best School Adventure activities Oxfordshire has to offer.

Our site at Culham Adventure Park in Oxfordshire offers a unique variety of outdoor adventure & educational programmes to schools and educational establishments.  Our programmes range from tailor-made developmental programmes to High Ropes sessions and even Team building days for staff!

Our programmes incorporate our Lasergaming, Oxfordshire’s ONLY High Ropes  Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.


We are committed to offer the very best adventure activities available that are fun, safe and inclusive with trained and experienced staff.

With our activities, you can:
•    Celebrate your pre/end of term or Activity week
•    Reward your team/class/club for achieving a mile stone or having a successful month/season/quarter or year
•    Encourage communication between the group
•    Engage children in challenge by choice activities
•    Help build relationships between teachers and pupils, leaders and children, coaches and players
•    Promote teamwork between girls and boys, or a disparate class
•    Unite a group
•    Focus the club/team/group/class on new goals and incentives
•    Build relationships between parents/ teachers/leaders/coaches
•    Character build, and role play
•    Promote self confidence and self esteem
•    Use our facilities for your presentation night or your end of term event
•    Book our activities for your Activity weeks/Days out
•    Use our outdoor forest classroom for learning outside the classroom lessons and team evaluations.


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?


We offer many sessions, and can tailor each visit specifically to the needs of the group but our most 2 popular sessions are our Multi activity day and the Lasergaming day.


The Multi activty Day consists of half day Laser and half day high ropes. Our new tree top adventure course is an aerial assault course in the trees. It has over 43 challenging elements to negotiate, from our Tibetan Bridge, Burma Bridges, and Floating platforms to our Tarzan swings, zip slides and Black element – Gladiator Rings!


You will start the course with a 30 minute kit up and safety briefing which includes demonstration and you completing a mini-course to ensure you know how to use the safety equipment and how to negotiate elements. After completing this, you will start Zone 1, the first of your challenges. Here you will find elements that prepare you for the rest of your course and check your head for heights. You will cross some bridges, change levels of height and element difficulty, climb some ladders, cross balance beams and finish with our Zip Slide! If you have completed Zone 1 comfortably, then you are ready for the rest of the course.


You will then continue on the rest of the challenge course. you will come across multi-level elements where you can choose what grade of element you complete, if you are still finding your feet you can go for the Blue run, nice and easy, or if you are feeling adventurous you may want to try the red route or brave the black route for the thrill seekers!


There are many ways you can challenge yourself whilst on the course, it may be walking across the wobbly bridge with your hands out to the side, not using the handrails or it may be trying different routes. As you continue your journey through the trees, your confidence will grow and you can challenge yourself as little or as much as you like.


When you finish the final Zip, you will return to the climbing cabin, where you can either hand back in your safety equipment or you can finish the day off with our 13m/42ft powerfan parachute descender – our grand finale Black element. Climb your way up the pole, stand on the platform and see if you have the nerves of steel to take the leap of faith.


After Lunch, you will then be off to the Lasergaming Zones for an afternoon of live action combat gaming. Games based on your favourites such as Call of Duty, Quake, Desert Storm, Starwars etc, our live gaming experience is like being in your own movie or game but the plot is determined by you.  No projectiles, masks or paint are involved and the games are team based.


With 7 different gaming guns to choose from and live action role play games, this truly is a outdoor adventure that you do not want to miss!

Also our APC, .30Cal, .50Cal, RPG, medic boxes also feature on these days.


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?


http://www.facebook.com/lasergamingoxford


http://www.facebook.com/highropesoxford


What size groups do they cater for?


From groups of 10+ to 250+ and year groups


This venue has the following accreditation:


We are a ERCA Certified site and are members if the Institute of outdoor learning.  We are also the founders and members of the Battlefield operators association.


What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?


We provide session information packs, risk assessments, insurance documentation, disclaimers, and any other info for the day.


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?


We take our own video, photos and audio’s regarding your groups on site.


How do you arrange a risk assessment?


We provide risk assessments for the teachers and they can book to do a pre-risk assessment anytime to complete the schools paperwork where a member of our staff will show them round and answer any questions they may have.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Lisa Pointin deals with all educational event/trip enquiries see contact details above.

 

What does it cost?

Costs are dependent on the group sizes and activities but prices start from £20pp, teachers attend free in line with the LEA recommended ratio’s.

For instance for each child or adult or group. Are there any group discounts? Does a supervising adult go free, for instance with every 10 children? If you have various costs then please give a few examples to give our users an idea of the cost involved.


Is specific clothing required?


Suitable outdoor clothing suitable for the weather and trainers or walking boots.


Do you have first aid on site?


We have a qualified first aider but we recommend that each school has a first aider on site with them to meet there own risk assessment requirements.


What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?


Snack shack/shop, canteen, seated picnic area & forest shelter to eat packed lunches,.


Are there disabled facilities?


Our ground activities are suitable for disabled children, and depending on the disability, adaptations can be made to the high ropes course for 90% of disabilities.  We have disabled toilets.


What are your opening days and hours?


We open every day except 2 weeks at Christmas, weekdays, weekends, term time and school holidays.  8.30am – 10pm ( depending on season)


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Climbing Green Awareness High Ropes Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Paintball & Laser Tag Personal Development-Mentoring Residential School Trips Safety Awareness Science & Technology SEN Sports Team Building Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Drama Engineering Environmental Studies Geography PE PSHE Science

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


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