Umberslade Adventure

Umberslade Adventure

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Posted 2018-07-27 by Suefollow
A family adventure centre with a number of fantastic outdoor activities on offer.

Tucked away in Hockley Heath sits [Link Umberslade Adventure]. This outdoor adventure centre has plenty of fantastic activities for families, including camping and ‘glamping’, nature trails, low ropes courses and a commando course. It is open during late July to early September and again for the October half term holidays.

The Umberslade Estate has been a staple of the local area since the late 19th century and has remained in the hands of the Muntz family since then. The aim of the contemporary is twofold – to preserve and maintain the local woodland while welcoming and encouraging visitors to explore the area and develop their own knowledge and appreciation of the native plants and wildlife.

If you are looking for family activities in the next few weeks, here’s what’s on for families.

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Glamping and Camping

Whether you are a camper or a glamper – a glam way of camping – has the experience for you! The Glamping experience is £130 per night and includes a fully equipped, luxury tent, king sized bed, blankets, bedding and a hamper with goodies!

If you prefer the more traditional experience of camping, you can bring along the tent and set it up in the large camping area. There are plenty of facilities available and the cost is from £10 per person.

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Woodland Adventures

has activities for families with children of all ages.

  • Play Area and Toddlers Area – the centre has a play area for older children, plus a toddlers area.
  • Archery – is available to children aged 5 and over.
  • Nature trails – nature trails has hidden treasures dotted around! You can have a go at the scavenger hunt and activity sheets for 50p or pick up an activity pack for £2.
  • Tree climbing – a safe tree climbing experience with a qualified instructor. A fee of £2 per person applies to tree climbing.
  • Low ropes course – a fantastic low ropes course for adults and children of all ages! It is only two feet from the ground, making it an easy and fun, yet tactical course to navigate with the kids.
  • Commando course – families and children are welcome to take part in this challenging exercise course!
  • Zine Line – who doesn’t love a Zip Line! The zip line is 420 feet in length and is suitable for children aged 5 and over. It is open between 10am and 4pm each day (closed 12:30pm to 1pm.) An additional fee of £3 per persons applies to the zip line.

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    Birthday Parties

    also offers birthday parties! Parties are available for groups of between 15 to 20 people and you can choose 2 activities for your guests to participate in on the day. Parties are £15 per child and includes catering, a party host and room and a ride in the army truck!

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    Umberslade has plenty of facilities and amenities for parents with children, including:
  • Baby change facilities
  • Picnic areas
  • Deer Wood Lodge – the on-site café serving delicious cakes and snacks, plus coffee and tea.

  • is the ultimate outdoor adventure for the family! If you are looking for more great family activities in and around Birmingham, read on here .

    Essential information

    Chalcot Wood, Cut Throat Lane, Hockley Heath, West Midlands, B94 6SE
    07761 025 651

    2018 Opening dates: Monday, 23 July to Sunday, 2 September (closed Saturdays) and October half term Saturday, 27 October to Sunday, 4 November. Also closed on the following dates Sunday, 29 July.

    Opening hours: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday (last admission 3pm) and 10am to 3pm Sundays (last admission 1pm)

    Cost of entry: Adults £5.50, children £6, concessions £5, children under 4 free

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