Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning

As a registered charity established in 1906, we provide extensive and challenging outdoor activities. Charity no: 1120499.

Woodlands Adventure is a local children's charity run by the Birmingham Boys & Girls Union, founded in 1906. We offer residential, camping, day, half day & evening visits. Fully instructed activities: 2 zip lines, archery, axe throwing, canoeing, Atlatl, kayaking, vines & bridges, raft building, assault course, team build, mud run, high ropes, orienteering & geocache, climbing, abseiling, nature

Operating as usual

16/04/2024

A busy week here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning, we have visits from Severn Trent, Beeches, Walsall College, Paget Primary and Shrubbery School!

10/04/2024

Team bonding Days! Now available for Corporate groups from 22nd July!

Group bookings, minimum 12 participants, full day or half day of activities with a meeting room.

Please email [email protected] for further information and price.

09/04/2024

This week we welcome the Thames Valley Police for a visit at the weekend and Nuneaton school for their third visit with us so far this year! - thank you for choosing to stay at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning!

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 03/04/2024

Some recent photo's of our visitors, enjoying some of the things we have to offer here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning

Climbing, canoeing, nature walks and taking on the leap of faith on our High ropes!

Thank you for sharing your photos with us, we love to see them!

25/03/2024

We welcome back Turning Point today during the half term, thank you for choosing Woodlands Adventure again for your visit, have fun!

20/03/2024

Another busy week to the start of the season, we welcome back Nuneaton Academy on their second visit this year!

We also have visits from Topcliffe and IIsley School today and later in the week. We hope you all have a great week here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning

12/03/2024

This week we welcome back Nuneaton Academy and Bloxwich Academy on the first residential visits of the season here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning

Enjoy!

05/03/2024

Today we welcome Maryvale School - we hope you enjoy your day here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning

01/03/2024

SPECIAL OFFER! Monday to Friday half term fun for residential groups!

This is for children, suitable for ages 7 and up. Group bookings, minimum 24 participants.

£89.59pp Half Week Bookings, 6 activities, on selected dates.

Please email [email protected] for further information.

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 29/02/2024

The Westminster School have been visiting us this winter, seen here helping to maintain the site with our staff and planting trees.

Thank you for the photo's, we love to see them!

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 29/02/2024

Are you thinking about a change in career?

Fancy a break from the 9 to 5 rat race?

Feel like being in the fresh air all day?

Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning are recruiting seasonal instructors for the upcoming 2024 season. A busy and successful year means preparation is well underway and so recruitment has begun.

The contract would be from March until October 2024.

For more information please email the Centre Manager at: [email protected]

28/02/2024

Book now for 2024!

Please email [email protected] or call 0121 353 7329 for availability.

23/02/2024

SPECIAL OFFER! Monday to Friday half term fun!

This is for children group bookings, minimum of 12 participants. Suitable for ages 7 and up.

Day visits, £ 31.50pp for 4 activities.

Selected dates are available. Please email [email protected] for availability, prices and further information.

22/02/2024

We can't wait for the warmer days here at Woodlands Adventure.

It is already looking to be another busy year and we can't wait to welcome those who have already booked with us.

21/02/2024

Bookings for 2025, residential and day visits are now available!

Please email [email protected] for availability, prices and further information.

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 07/02/2024

The Westminster School have been visiting us here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning this winter, taking part in activities and helping to maintain the site with our staff.

Thank you for all your hard work and we look forward to seeing you again!

07/02/2024

Thank you again for the recent donations, this time new radios for all of our Woodlands staff to use on site. 👍

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 25/01/2024

We would like to say a big thank you for the generous donations to install new infra-red heating located in our sports hall and new ovens in the main building kitchen.

Thank you, these will make a big difference to our visitors and the running of our indoor activities.

17/01/2024

Ready to explore in 2024 Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning is proud to unveil our brand new caving system.

From the start, our cave has been designed with the idea of exploring an unworked mine rather than a natural ‘cave’ to give people a sense of what the Black Country and Birmingham mining communities faced in previous generations.

Enter our ‘mine’ and discover the challenges of navigating the low ceilings and fallen boulders. Perfect for developing self-confidence, a sense of adventure and exploration while encouraging individuals to support their friends and colleagues taking part.

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 02/01/2024

Happy New Year from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning, our office is now open following the festive period.

If you would like to book your 2024 group day visit, camping or residential stay, please email [email protected] for more information, prices or to check availability.

We have some fantastic activities suitable for the age of 7 upwards.

18/12/2023

The Trustees, Management & Staff of The Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, trading as Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning, would like to wish all of our customers & supporters a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The office is now closed for the festive period, reopening on the 2nd of January 2024, we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Thank you for your continued support :)

05/12/2023

The Trustees of The Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, trading as Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning would like to thank the Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire for their generous and kind donation which was presented to us today, from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association Ltd.

Pictured left to right: Centre Manager, Mr Craig Wright, Mr B Pattni from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association Ltd and the Chairman of the Birmingham Boys & Girls Union, Mr J Cox.

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 29/11/2023

Are you looking for a venue to hold your 2024 group weekend residential visit?

Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning offer a self-catering residential package, arriving on Friday, departing on Sunday with 6 fully instructed activities, accommodating up to 64 young people with 8 leaders.

Lots of fully instructed activities to choose from: Assault course with or without the mud run, kayaking, raft building, canoeing, vines & bridges, high ropes, archery, zip line, team building, climbing, abseiling, monkey tree climbing, tomahawk throwing, bush craft, tomahawk throwing, mini medics, river land/woodlands explorer or try our new artificial caving activity!

Spring and Summer weekend dates are in limited availability. Please email us for pricing and further information: [email protected] :)

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 15/11/2023

*REC OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSES 2024*

Based in the West Midlands Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning will be hosting regular REC (Rescue Emergency Care) 16hr outdoor first aid courses.
Our first dates are the 27th/28th January 2024 (£120pp)
Please email [email protected] for more information.

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 10/11/2023

We are delighted to share with you our latest newsletter, if you would like us to email you a copy, please email [email protected] :)

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 31/10/2023

NEW FOR 2024

Are you thinking about a change in career?

Fancy a break from the 9 to 5 rat race?

Feel like being in the fresh air all day?

Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning is now looking to recruit instructors for the upcoming 2024 season. A busy and successful year means preparation is well underway and so recruitment has begun.

We have a range of job opportunities starting between January and March for both full time and seasonal instructing staff (contracts until October 2024).

We are also recruiting for a part time office assistant to assist the Office Manager on site in programming activities, organising staff rotas and liaising with customers.

For more information on any of the job roles please email the Centre Manager at: [email protected]

Photos from Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning's post 26/10/2023

Our new artificial caving activity is now ready for lots of young people to participate in and it is a fantastic addition to the excellent activities here at Woodlands Adventure & Outdoor Learning. Yesterday, our staff team completed their training to deliver this exciting activity, along with their rescue training. I must say, I think they had a bit of fun as well testing this out. :)

20/10/2023

This week, we have welcomed pupils from St Mary of the Angel's Primary School and Hillstone Primary School, we hope you enjoyed your time with us, we have loved having you here and hope to see you again soon :)

Photos from Good Shepherd Services's post 19/10/2023
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Our Story

Woodlands Adventure is a local children's charity run by the Birmingham Boys & Girls Union, founded in 1906. Charity no: 1120499. We offer residential, camping, day, half day, & evening visits. Fully instructed activities: 2 Zip lines, archery, ax throwing, canoeing, kayaking, vines & bridges, raft building, assault course, mud run, high ropes, climbing, abseiling, nature days, circus skills, frisbee golf, monkey tree climbing, bush craft & shelter building.

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Powerboat 2022
Atlatl, Woodlands Adventure
Our staff took the new Katakanu for a paddle around our lake today!
We are taking bookings for 2022 & 2023!  Here's one of our popular activities in action, the lake Zip Line.Weekend group...
Zip line at Woodlands . if you fancy a try book in with us for this and loads more!!!!

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Bourne Vale
Walsall
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