A message to our anonymous donor

We would like to say a heart-felt “thank you” from all of our trustees and staff to the very generous person who has recently sent us a donation of £5,000 through the Charities Aid Foundation. We fully respect your wish to remain anonymous. We do not know if you are the same person who has …

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Centre Manager

      It is with great pleasure that we welcome the arrival of our new Centre Manager, Craig Wright, who joins us from Entrust Support Services having been a Senior Instructor and Training Coordinator there for the last 10 years. Craig has an extensive background in outdoor education and has kayaking, power-boating, bush-craft and …

Thank you for all your Support

The last year has been such a difficult one in so many different ways for everyone – and Woodlands has been no exception. 2020 saw the cancellation and postponement of every single booking made with us, as was the case with every other outdoor learning centre across the country, and hence our income dropped to …

Covid-19 Update

New National Restrictions. Covid-19 Following the latest announcement from the Government over the weekend regarding the new national lock down, Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning will be temporarily closed for day visits and hall hire from Thursday the 5th of November until Wednesday the 2nd of December. We would like to express our thanks and …

Newsletter 2020

LOOKING FORWARD! Last February, we started to write our Spring 2020 Newsletter, informing you of our latest developments and plans for the future. Little did we know what was around the corner! It has obviously been, and continues to be, a very difficult time but we are still here, preparing for the next season but …

Chairman’s interview with BBC Radio’s Jason Rosam

Charity Tuesday, BBC Radio’s Early Breakfast Show On the 4th of August 2020, the Chairman, Mr Jonathan Cox from the Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, trading as Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning  was very kindly invited to talk about our charity, with the show’s presenter Jason Rosam, in the Charity Tuesday section on BBC Radio’s …

Covid-19

During these unprecedented times the Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, trading as Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning, has taken the decision to temporarily close the centre with immediate effect, until further notice in accordance with government guidelines and advice regarding the current Covid 19 pandemic.  The situation will be closely monitored and reviewed on a …

Ship Ahoy!

The team went above and beyond for this year’s annual pirate themed day visit with the children from Shrubbery School last week.  Amy, Becky, Kai and Matt, looked the part in their fancy dress, pirate flags were attached to the boats on the lake, everyone wore a pirate eye patch and the team put on …

Newsletter 2019

OFFICIAL OPENING OF OUR 2nd ZIP WIRE. We were delighted to welcome Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, to Woodlands Adventure last August, to perform the official opening of our new zip wire which was installed last year in memory of our former Chair, Neil Aitchison.  The project was achieved through donations from Neil’s …

Newsletter April 2018

COMPLETION OF THE DAY BLOCK & A NEW CAMPING CABIN. 2017 saw the completion of our new Day Block, providing much improved and extended showers and toilets with male, female and disabled facilities. We received generous support from several charitable trusts for this purpose, and we welcomed Graham White (The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable …