Woodland Adventure Zone

Portland College, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4TJ
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Woodland Adventure Zone, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire


If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!

The Woodland Adventure Zone is a new, triple-award winning, accessible forest adventure, purpose-built within the grounds of Portland College near Mansfield.

Set amongst acres of pine trees in Sherwood Forest, it is a truly unique setting for your outdoor adventure.

With access for wheelchair users and people with disabilities, the Woodland Adventure Zone provides an exciting experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Things to do:

Climbing – The 7m climbing tower is perfect for both experienced climbers and people new to the activity.  There are different routes to explore, with some more challenging than others, meaning you can reach the peak in your own way.

Abseiling – What goes up must come down! So, you’ve mastered the climb and admired the treetop view, next you can experience the thrill of abseiling back down to ground level.

Gravity Drop – If you’re feeling really brave, you can try the gravity drop.  This exhilarating, fully controlled descent gives the illusion of free-falling – it really is a leap of faith!

Zipline – Fly through the trees on the 90m zipline reaching speeds of around 30 miles an hour.

Bushcraft – The bushcraft activities are great for learning outdoor skills, such as fire building, shelter/den making or cooking.  They can also run games and treasure hunts to make your visit even more fun!

Woodland walks – If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience you can enjoy a stroll around the woodlands, look out for wildlife and enjoy the natural environment.

Gravity trail – If you’re already booked onto a session, why not bring your bike too, then you can finish your day with a cycle around the forest, and if you’re an experienced cyclist you could try out the gravity trail too.

Sensory play – Perfect for people with sensory needs, there is a range of play equipment dotted around the forest such as a wheelchair swing, musical instruments, dens and games.

There really is something for everyone, so book your place, take your friends and family, take a picnic and make a real day of it!


Whatever the occasion, the party packages will give you a celebration to remember!

Perfect for all ages, if you love the outdoors, then book your party amongst the trees.  Party guests can enjoy a 3-hour experience that includes a choice of 2 activities and access to a dedicated party room.  Guests can decorate the room and take their own party food, if you’ve got a particular theme in mind the team can help you with that too. 

Holiday Fun:

During school holidays there are a range of fun activities, such as the popular dinosaur trail and treasure hunts.  Keep an eye on their website or the What’s on Guide to see what exciting things they have planned.

Team Building Days:

Looking for a team day with a difference? The Woodland Adventure Zone provides a unique, challenging and fun experience.  So, if you’re looking for a creative way to motivate and reward your team after a difficult year, a session in the woodlands is the perfect solution!

Food and Drink:

In Autumn the brand-new coffee shop will be opening which will offer a tasty selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. In the meantime, there are vending machines to purchase drinks and snacks as well as a water fountain to refill your water bottles. 

Age restrictions:

There are no age restrictions on visiting the Woodland Adventure Zone, however, harnessed activities (zipline, climbing, abseiling and gravity drop) are only available to visitors aged 7+.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


There is free parking for anyone booked to attend the Woodland Adventure Zone. It is situated at Portland College, just south of Mansfield on the A60. When you arrive on campus you will see the Visitor Car Park on your right, just after the second zebra crossing.

Public Transport:

The Trent Barton Pronto service runs regularly throughout the day and stops just outside the main entrance.


The Woodland Adventure Zone is a safe and fun facility which is accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

On arrival, visitors sign in at reception and are greeted by the Woodland Adventure Zone staff leading the session. 

The woodland paths are wide with a firm gravel surface, they are a little steep in some areas.  The paths can become muddy in wet weather.

There are accessible toilets and changing facilities near reception.

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Guide Prices

• £15 per person for a 90-minute session
• £20 per person for a 2-hour session
• £20 per party guest (minimum of 6 guests) for a 3-hour party experience
• Team building days – please contact the team for a quote

Map & Directions



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - • 7m climbing and abseiling tower (wheelchair users can abseil in their chair or using a harness, specialist staff will support wheelchair users throughout the abseil) • 7m gravity drop – this is not accessible for wheelchair users • 90m zipline (we provide access harnesses so wheelchair users can enjoy the zipline) • Bushcraft activities – the bushcraft area is accessible for wheelchair users • The wheelchair swing is accessible for wheelchair users. • The accessible woodland paths are wide and have a firm gravel surface, this can get muddy in wet weather. • All sensory play equipment is accessible for wheelchair users

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Opening Times

Woodland Adventure Zone (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* The Woodland Adventure Zone is open 7 days per week from 10am until 4pm. Sessions fill up quickly so booking in advance is essential. They are unable to admit people without confirmed bookings.

Before booking your place, please read the full Terms and Conditions on the Woodland Adventure Zone website.

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