Listed below are the activities at Willesley Campsite. We normally book in 2 hour long sessions, but can be flexible dependent on other bookings and people’s availability. At the weekends, sessions usually start at 10,1 and 3. Guidelines for numbers: Most activities will entertain 15-20 participants for the full two hours. The less participants, the more activity time they get, but watching is fun too . We recommend slightly less (10-15) for abseiling. There are two categories of activities – Leader led and Instructor Led.

Instructor led activities

The following activities must be supervised by an appropriately qualified instructor. We have some local instructors who may be available given sufficient notice. Send an enquiry, we’ll ask them if they are free and let you know at least two weeks beforehand if anyone is available. You may provide your own suitably qualified instructors if approved by The Willesley Activity coordinator at least two weeks beforehand. Wardens may need to see valid certification on the day before the activity can start. Wardens or deputies may audit behaviours during the activity and reserve the right to cease activity if rules are not complied with without refund. This is to ensure safe operation.

  1. Abseiling/Climbing 2. Archery 3. Air Rifle Shooting 4. High Zip Wire

To book an activity, please contact our booking secretary.

Activities

1. Abseil tower. 50 Foot (15 metre)  high abseil wall and 30 foot (9m) Climbing wall including equipment and an instructor.

Tower Rules

Risk Assessment Tower 1

Risk Assessment Tower 2

 

 

2. Archery

Archery Rules

Risk Assessment Archery

 

 

3. Air Rifle Shooting.
Risk Assessment Shooting 1
Risk Assessment Shooting 2

 

 

 

4. High Zip wire.

Please note there is a minimum recommended height of 1.2m and age limit of over 9 for this activity.

Risk Assessment High Zip Wire

 

Leader-led activities

The following activities must be supervised by one of your responsible group leaders who must read the operating rules and sign to say that they will enforce them before the activity can start. Wardens or deputies may audit behaviours during the activity and reserve the right to cease activity if rules are not complied with without refund. This is to ensure safe operation.

  1. Bouldering Wall 2. Karts 3. Low Zipwire 4. Potholing 5. Spider Frame. 6. Orienteering


1. Bouldering Wall. Challenge yourselves around our bouldering wall with a rubber floor just in case you slip off
Bouldering Wall Rules

Risk Assessment Bouldering Wall

 

2. Karts. We have four Berg off road go-karts for you to try your skills pedalling around our forest track

Karts Rules

Risk Assessment Karts

 

3. Low Zipwire. A 100m long sit-on zip wire through the forest for participants up to 70kg

Low Zipwire Rules (on site at present)

Risk Assessment for Low Zip Wire

 

 

4. Potholing. We have made the old brick water tanks from the hall into a below ground labyrinth. It’s as dark as you want to make it, cold and wet, just like a cave. Wear old clothes, and a torch if you want. Leaders can add to the fun by hiding treasure, making spooky noises etc.

Potholing Rules
Risk Assessment Potholing

 

5. The Spider’s Web. It looks easy to get through the spider’s web, until you try…

Spiders Frame Rules

Risk Assessment Spider Frame

 

 

6. Orienteering

We have 40 permanent orienteering markers positioned on site, maps and courses designed for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (with the ‘answer’ checksheets for the leaders). You will need to bring paper and pencils for participants to log their checkpoints. TO DOWNLOAD – right click and select “Save Image As”

TO DOWNLOAD - right click and select "Save Image As"
Willesley Orienteering Marker Positions. TO DOWNLOAD – right click and select “Save Image As”. Click for full image.