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Educational Visits UK March 2011

ISSUE 7 | JUNE 2011

Families set to go wild as new Adventure Woodland centre opens to public

Beamish Wild

Beamish Wild, County Durham’s purpose built outdoor adventure attraction, which incorporates an extensive high ropes course and birds of prey conservation facility, has opened its brand new family friendly Adventure Woodland centre in time for the Easter holidays.

The Adventure Woodland complex at Beamish Wild is set in the picturesque 25 acre grounds of Beamish Hall Country House Hotel and has been specifically designed to offer families the chance to experience an active and fun day out.

Some of the new activities on offer at the site include the Tip Top, a 20 foot pole climb; Topple Tower, where daredevils can climb and stack a tower of crates as high as they can before it topples them off; Zipping, a run of exhilarating zip wires; Monkey Trouble tree ropes; and the giant Climbing Tree, with grips to help people squirrel their way to the top.  Qualified staff from Beamish Wild will supervise all visitors using these attractions.

For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, other activities including archery, tractor rides, den building and a mysterious woodland maze, have all been designed to provide hours of entertainment for the family. 

Beamish Wild centre manager Alex Tocu, said: “The new Adventure Woodland at Beamish Wild is a really exciting addition to our existing birds of prey and high ropes centres.

“Since opening Beamish Wild in 2009 we have had a lot of interest from families with younger children wanting to try out our high-wire course, which for safety reasons has a higher height limit, and minimum age requirement of 10 years.

“The new Adventure Woodland has been designed specifically so that families with children of every age can enjoy all of Beamish Wild’s most exciting activities.  Youngsters can get a great taste of adventure and adrenaline in a controlled environment and with professional supervision.

“We’re really excited by the potential of the Adventure Woodland. When combined with the other attractions at Beamish Wild, I think it offers something new that is unique in North East England.”

Beamish Hall is the only four star country house hotel in County Durham. Since the Craggs family took over the reins in 2004, the hotel has undergone a complete transformation, with over £7million being invested into the site. In addition to the new Adventure Woodland attraction, this has included the complete refurbishment of the grade two listed house, as well as the addition of new bedrooms, meeting and function rooms, the Beamish Wild Birds of Prey Conservation Centre and High Ropes Activity Centre and The Stables pub and micro brewery.

Beamish Hall managing director Amy Craggs, said: “Everyone at Beamish Hall and Beamish Wild is really looking forward to the coming holiday season and we are proud to be able to offer our guests a unique range of attractions and services to experience and enjoy.   

“Reservations across the business for the coming Easter break are really strong, which is very encouraging ahead of the summer months.”

Entry prices for Beamish Wild start at £4.50 for term time week day concessions and a season pass is just £40.  Prices for the High Ropes Activity Centre start at £20. 

For more information or to make a reservation, call 01207 233 733 or go to

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