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.

Lynne

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.

Greg acting CM

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.

 

Key

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.

Sue and Karen

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 4 year’s ago.

Amy

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. 

Jordan

Jordan has worked in the outdoor education sector since 2017, working with a variety of groups, instructing climbing, high ropes, paddlesports & other activities. He is also involved with Scout groups helping to facilitate extra activities for young people and is working towards qualifications in climbing and paddlesports. Jordan is keen to specialise in bushcraft  to provide young people with a high quality introduction to the outdoors and all of the potential within nature.

Matt

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.

Peter

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.