Unique Outdoors School Trips Outdoor Activities Berkshire
Unique Outdoors Wokefield Park, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3AE
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What we offer
Unique Outdoors is the home of all sorts of amazing adventures located at our beautiful 15 acre woodland in the grounds of Wokefield Estate, Berkshire. Our activities and fantastically friendly team are very well known across the local communities with safety and your experience being our utmost priorities!
Unique Outdoors offers an exciting range of outdoor activities to all sorts of groups including; birthday parties, charitable organisations, church and leisure groups, schools and local clubs and sports teams. We are affiliated with Berkshire Scouts and have an outstanding reputation throughout the local community with lots of repeat bookings and happy customers.
Schools can benefit from getting students into a different setting where pupils have a great opportunity to stretch themselves within a safe environment. Our main business, GRA Ltd, has been working with a host of large corporations, professional sports teams and schools for over 27 years. We are the industry leaders in releasing the potential of individuals, teams and organisations working across the globe delivering indoor and outdoor learning and development programs. Unique Outdoors is the weekend and evening based leisure business for GRA Ltd providing high quality, safe activities through our friendly, fully qualified team.
Apart from having fun, students will learn a bit about how to interact with each other as a group. We have a strong challenge by choice? ethos that allows people to challenge any self-limiting beliefs in a pressure free environment. Many guests often end up surprised at what they can achieve, especially on the ropes course!
We can provide short activities for smaller groups or half to full day activity packages for larger groups and vice versa. Just get in touch and we can put something bespoke together if you have something other than our standard activities and packages in mind.
If you have the space we can bring activities to you. We?ll visit the site and carry out specific risk assessments beforehand to assess the suitability of the areas. Laser combat, archery and zorbing are all available on a mobile basis.
What makes us a great choice?
Unique Outdoors is based within Wokefield Estate, Mortimer, Reading. We share the 250 acre parkland with one of De Vere hotel's flagship venues as well as the BMW national training academy. We have activities scattered around the grounds but are principally based within our 15 acre outdoor centre in the woods behind the hotel. It really is an amazing space and is a stone's throw away from J6 of the M4, Mortimer railway station or just off the A33 if you're coming from Basingstoke/Winchester direction. It's a quiet and inspiring place to come and take part on an evening session or day of activities.
Accreditation and Awards
We are an AALA accredited outdoor centre. We are also one of 3 active European Ropes Course Assocation (ERCA) training centres in the UK.
Group Sizes Catered For
Most groups are usually between 10 and 60 people but we can accommodate more depending on activity choice.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We could incorporate anything like this into your session upon request.
Risk Assessment Details
All of our activities and activity areas are fully risk assessed.
Average cost usually ranges from £13-£60 per person including VAT depending on the size of your group and how many activities you are booking. We will put together a bespoke packaged based around your budget and requirements (2017)
Closed top shoes must be worn for all activities. Otherwise participants should dress appropriately depending on the weather conditions
First Aid Information
All of our instructors have current first aid training.
We have 3 buildings available for taking cover and eating lunch etc. These will need to be pre-booked as they are subject to availability. Cold water is available in all of these rooms and there large spaces with picnic benches outside. We are onsite with a large hotel with restaurants. You can book food with us in advance as we have an external catering service.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The outdoor centre doesn?t lend itself to wheelchair users due to the thick shingle safety surface and relatively small toilet facilities.
Opening Hours & Information
Our usual opening hours are 08:30-17:00 Monday-Sunday. We run evening sessions in the Summer between 17:00 and 22:00 if pre-booked.
We have provided a number of activities for schools over the years including Downe House School in Thatcham who we have worked with for over 4 years. The testimonial below is from an event in 2013. We have run 6 events for Downehouse up to June 2017 so far both on and offsite.
Unique Outdoors offered our pupils an exciting, challenging and very well organised team building day! The instructors are warm and inviting with heaps of patience and encouragement, which is often needed with a group of 60+ teenage girls!
We achieved everything we had hoped for plus more, even those scared of heights accomplished their fears in some small way by the end of the day, it's a day I would highly recommend.
Mrs Julie Dell, Head of Co-Curricular Department, Downe House School.