LATEST NEWS for July 2020

We now have a new phone number. Tel: 01902 754612.
All emails remain the same

We are now open with a restricted programme with lower numbers and social distancing in place.  We have completed our safety assessments and consulted with our staff and volunteers.  

You can all help by making an appointment if you need to see us, please don’t just drop in.  We much prefer payments over the phone by card if you can manage it.  Please wear a face covering if you need to come into the office.

Please keep checking for news on our Facebook page.

You can still get in touch with us – emails are best.  
All emails remain the same.
Tel: 01902 754612.

We are now able to offer a limited holiday programme.  Activities will be outside, with social distancing  and other COVID-19 measures in place.  We can only offer a significantly lower number of places.  It has been great to see children and families back and enjoying the activities.  At this point, we have a few spaces left on Stickman Stories, Minibeast Hunt, Forest School and the Scavenger Hunt.  

The programme is available on Facebook and available here. 

The next dates for minor bike repairs for key workers  are Fridays  7th, 14th and 28th August  10:30am – 2:30pm, by appointment only.  

We can do a basic safety check, puncture repairs, check gears, replace inner tubes etc.  Please contact us to book an appointment to drop your bike off. 

Email on or ring on 01902 754612. 

These sessions are for key workers only. We will require proof of your employment: this can be an id card, letter from your employer etc. A relative can also bring the bike on your behalf.

Click here for further detail

Wildside is now offering two bike repair sessions open to all on Saturday 5th and 12th September (10:30am – 2:30pm).   As these sessions are not under the Cycling UK scheme for key workers we will charge £4.40 per bike plus the cost of replacement parts where necessary.   By appointment only.   Email on or ring on 01902 754612.

From time to time, we also have refurbished bikes for sale (at the moment mainly children’s bikes).  If you are interested, please contact us as above to see what we have available.

For further details click here


We are unable to offer our normal open boat trips.  Social distancing would be impossible with a full compliment of passengers.

We are offering our ‘mini-bubble boat trips’ instead.   These  could be for a single support bubble, two households that are already meeting, or a group of six unrelated people (e.g. from a community group).  A maximum of 12 would apply for family groups.

1.5 hour return trip to Autherley £75.

4 hour return trip to Wightwick £135.

Concessions available for groups of people with additional needs.

For more information click here.

We have a course on Saturdays 5th, 12th and 19th September to help people with some previous experience develop their skills, especially in solo paddling skills.  10.00am to 3:30pm.  £20 per person per day.

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Susan Brisco will be running a two day  workshop on watercolour wildflower painting on 8th and 15th September for people with some experience in watercolours.  10:30am to 1:00pm, £12 per person.

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