Woodland Adventure: West Midlands

Highlights

  • Magical Woodland Adventure 
  • Your own exclusive Bell Tent Village in the forest 
  • Free entry to the West Midlands Safari Park
  • New for 2022- brand new bell tents, axe throwing & caving! 

What's it like?

Kids need adventures more than ever before and what better way to do this than to stay in bell tents in the woods, next door to the West Midlands Safari Park (listening to the roar of the dinosaurs!) and enjoy a range of outdoor activities amidst the trees. New for 2022, we have brand new bell tents, axe throwing & an artificial caving system coming to our Woodland Adventure in the West Midlands and we can't wait to welcome you all next summer for lots of fun & adventures. 

We're now taking bookings for 2022 and are already seeing a lot of interest from schools, particularly at our UK centres so we recommend booking soon. 

In addition to an action-packed activity programme, you'll have the opportunity to visit the popular West Midlands Safari Park (next door), included in the price of the trip. 

It's an adventure like no other, with your own exclusive Bell Tent Camp in a private woodland, offering an authentic outdoor adventure with a range of forest activities and all the comforts you need for younger groups. With your own exclusive camp, this is an adventure just for your school allowing you a genuine opportunity to bring your class together for team building and the best childhood experience ever- a proper adventure in the woods! 

Days are spent enjoying bushcraft activities such as fire lighting, shelter building and camp crafts, climbing, target sports, an adventure blind trail, artificial caving (NEW 2022), axe throwing (NEW 2022), forest orienteering and giant initiative. Not forgetting the West Midlands Safari Park. 

Evenings are spent cooking marshmallows around the campfire and enjoying a range of activities and games.

You will also enjoy either a full day or half a day at the West Midlands Safari Park (depending on whether you choose a 2 or 4 night programme) with an education programme on offer as well as the chance to meet the animals and enjoy the theme park. 

An exciting part of this adventure residential is the chance to sleep in a cosy but very large Bell Tent! Your class will have your own private Tented Village which has comfortable bell tents for the children and separate bell tent accommodation for teachers (with proper beds). Close to the tents is a night toilet and a short walk away is the larger toilet and shower block, with private facilities for adults. The camp accommodates from 30 to 100 people and you can choose to stay for 2 or 4 nights.  

Location

 

Every young person should get to play in the woods which is why we've created this magical forest adventure which combines sleeping under the stars in cosy bell tents, with a range of woodland activities. The perfect introduction to camping & the great outdoors. Below is our sample 4 night programme, available Monday-Friday. We also offer shorter 2 night programmes here for schools who want a Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday trip. 

Sample 4-night adventure programme 

  Morning Afternoon Evening
MON   Welcome at 12pm. A woodland picnic on arrival, followed by climbing. Campfire Cooking
TUES Target Sports (archery & rifle-shooting) Caving (NEW)/Nightline Woodland Trek
WED West Midlands
Safari Park
West Midlands Safari Park Tug of War
THUR Bushcraft / Orienteering Giant Initiative/Axe Throwing (NEW) Acorn's Got Talent by the campfire
FRI Breakfast
Depart 10am
Optional Visit to the Severn Valley Railway before heading back to school (extra charge)

All Activities

Our activities include the following:
Archery

Archery

Giant Initiative

Giant Initiative

Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing

Bush Craft

Bush Craft

Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible

Caving

Caving

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Orienteering

Orienteering

Excursion Day

Excursion Day

Target Sports

Target Sports

Your own exclusive Bell Tent Village

What could be more exciting for children than to sleep in bell tents in the woods (what an adventure!) This forest adventure is all about connecting children with nature and we can't think of any better way than sleeping under the stars in a real life bell tent, surrounded by trees, with all their friends. 

This unique adventure offers your school exclusivity of your own cosy little tented village making this the perfect residential for schools seeking a personal experience.

Accommodating up to 100 people (in two separate villages), each private village has a number of tents for children and separate tents for Party Leaders. Separately we have Acorn staff tents close by, a night toilet close to the tents and fixed toilet and shower facilities, which include private Party Leader toilets and individual lockable shower cubicles.

There is a sheltered area for dining, with fire pit, offering an authentic camping experience and allowing for all weather dining! The village has an earthy, natural feel with bell tents surrounded by woodland and timber buildings. Each tent has  comfortable floor mats for children. Party Leader tents have raised beds. 

Our aim is to make the camping outdoor adventure experience more accessible and appealing to primary aged groups by offering comfortable accommodation, fixed onsite facilities, a mature and experienced staff team to work with the group, exclusive accommodation for primary schools and an activity programme tailored to suit younger children. This location was chosen due to its close proximity to the much loved West Midlands Safari Park, which is included in the programme.

Al fresco dining & campfire nights

Meals are served in the sheltered dining area, in the heart of your Tented Village, by our catering team. With years of experience in catering for young people, all meals will be child friendly and healthy, wholesome food. One night will involve the children preparing and cooking their own meal as part of the bushcraft safari experience and there will be regular campfire nights and opportunities to toast marshmallows. Our staff will dine with the children each night and put on evening activities. We like to get to know our groups and the small nature of this camp gives full opportunity for staff to engage with pupils and teachers, ensuring the best possible experience for the whole group. 

Accommodation Summary

  • Exclusive use of your own bell tent village in the woods
  • Toilet & shower block (with a night toilet in the village itself)
  • Separate toilet & shower facilities for adults
  • Sheltered dining area with campfire pit
  • Acorn staff sleeping close by (in tents) 
  • 24 hour night time support 
  • Accommodating up to 100 people for 2 or 4 night stays 
  • Located in next to the West Midlands Safari Park, near Bewdley 

2 or 4 Night Programme

FROM £149pp
  • Includes full board accommodation, your own exclusive 'Bell Tent Village', activities, entry to the West Midlands Safari Park, evening activities and free leader
  • places 1:8 ratio.

Having been an Acorn customer for years (& years), we’re really looking forward to this new Woodland adventure- a magical experience for our Y7s

01384 398 870

info@acornadventure.co.uk

Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,

Stourbridge,

West Midlands DY8 1AN

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