Woodlands Adventure outdoor activity centre team

Our instructors hold enhanced DBS and child protection certificates and are qualified first aiders, as well as having many other professional qualifications from National Governing Bodies.

The pictures below show members of our permanent team, but you may see other seasonal instructors during the summer months.

Craig. Centre Manager

Craig came into the industry in 2005 after graduating university. he began his career working for a water-sports charity, working with disabled and disadvantaged members of the community. Craig has worked in various roles within this industry and holds a number of outdoor and education qualifications in a range of activities. Craig has a specialism in first-aid and a passion for tinkering with powerboats.

Greg. Activity Manager

Greg came to Woodlands in 2010 and, approximately 6 years ago, was promoted to Senior Instructor and became our Activities Manager in June 2017.

Greg first became involved in the instruction of outdoor activities in 1998 with 3D Education, before moving around Europe, instructing with Center Parcs. Greg has a strong interest in mountain biking.

Lynne. Office Manager

Lynne is the Office Manager at Woodlands Adventure.  She has been here for 10 years and is involved in every aspect of the business.

Previously working in the retail and motor trade sectors. Lynne has considerable knowledge and experience of business administration gained over the past 22 years and holds a diploma in Leadership and Management.

Key. Senior Instructor

Key has undertaken youth work since 1992. He has been a Duke of Edinburgh Award. Assessor for bronze and silver and has a Basic Expedition Leader Award. He has also worked as a special needs youth officer.

Key started working at Woodlands Adventure on a work placement in 1999, achieving an NVQ in outdoor activities. He is currently head of paddle sports with a level 3 in canoeing.

Key has paddled in the UK, France, USA and India. He has also climbed in France, Spain and Italy and has a Climbing Wall Award with an Abseil module, from the British Mountaineering Council He is currently working towards a Single Pitch Award and a Mountain Leader Award.

Peter. Senior Instructor

Peter’s journey in the outdoors, began with paddling when he was nine years old and he has since grown to and love all aspects of the outdoor industry.

During his career, Peter has been fortunate enough to work all over France and Britain, in various coaching and instructing roles.

Peter’s 16 years as an activities instructor has recently lead to him specialising in outdoor activities with SEN groups, which he looks forward to continuing whilst working at Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning in his senior instructor role.

Amy. Senior Instructor

Amy came to Woodlands in 2019 achieving Archery GB and Paddle Instructor Awards and Climbing Wall and Bushcraft training, 

She enjoys kayaking, climbing and travelling in her camper van and is currently working towards a CWI and Paddlesport Leader Awards.

In September 2021 Amy has been promoted to Senior Instructor with office assisting duties. 

Matt. Activity Instructor

Matt came to Woodlands in 2019 and has been working in the outdoor industry since 2016, he has achieved a number of qualifications during this time. Matt enjoys kayaking, airsoft and he is currently working towards his kayak core coach.

Stacey. Activity Instructor

Stacey has been involved in the outdoor industry as a seasonal instructor since 2014, alongside roles in the care sector. Stacey became a full time activity instructor in 2021 and is now currently working towards gaining her paddle sports instructor qualification.

Harry. Activity Instructor

Harry has been at Woodlands Adventure for 2 and a half years and has previously been a football coach for 2 years before joining Woodlands. He enjoys producing music and playing 5-a-side football. He is also currently training to be in the West Midlands Fire Service after completing fire cadets in 2017.

Josh. Activity Instructor

Josh has been instructing and working in the outdoor industry for nearly two years.

Before working in this industry, he had a job at kfc which resulted in him eating too much chicken.

Josh’s main interest is cycling, but he also enjoys other adventurous activities such as kayaking, climbing, canoeing and endurance events.

Kai. Activity Instructor

Kai has been working in the outdoor industry for almost four years after completing his apprenticeship.

Before working in this industry, Kai has had multiple jobs which include games master, kung fu, kick-boxing teacher and an outdoor activity leader for a youth club.

He enjoys gaming, challenging puzzles and riddles, as well as outdoor activities, archery, tomahawks, zip wires and mud runs.

Sue & Karen. Housekeeping

You may see members of our wonderful housekeeping team in the residential buildings during your stay.  Karen has worked at Woodlands Adventure for over 10 years and Sue joined the team just over 5 year’s ago.