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22nd November 2013 - Exciting times at Wild Park...
We are now able to plan your
whole stag/hen or group party.
Let us take away all the hassle and arrange everything from transport to hotels, as well as evening entertainment and of course great activities here at Wild Park.
Just give us a call on 01335 360485 and we can help you with your ideas and plans..
19th November 2013 - Doesn't time fly when you are having fun!
We have had
another record year and we haven’t reached December yet !!
The staff have worked so hard and judging by the feed back are to be congratulated on making customers visits memorable, our motto is simple; we treat everyone how we expect to be treated ourselves.
We had the Xrunner in September with over 2500 runners taking part, it gets better every time. The format is changing next year , we are not hosting a March run, the weather was not kind to us resulting in lots of cars to be towed off and it was a little chilly. So we are going for a two day event next September , watch this space!!
Also in September we had a film crew making a 2nd World War film called’ Allies’, very interesting there were tanks, trucks, motorcycles and lots of soldiers, American, German and English, they filmed for three nights and then came back for three days to film battle scenes, fantastic. Several well known actors, Julian Ovenden, the latest love interest for Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, Matt Willis who was on the children in need programme last Friday evening who sings with Busted or rather now Mcbusted as they have teamed up with Mcfly and Christopher Riley who has been in ‘Game of Thrones’. We were unsure what we were letting ourselves in for by hiring our facilities out but they were a real friendly down to earth bunch of people and they deserve success, so watch out for it’s release which will be within the next year.’ALLIES’
We are now concentrating on next year and we have several new ventures planned including pistol shooting and an obstacle course for children,
Archery has been a great success and will continue to grow, well done Shaun!! The Woodland laser also continues to grow as does our conference and management training facility, local and national companies are finding our facilities to their liking, one local but national is MOTORPOINT who have used us as a training venue, much appreciated!
If anyone wants to see our facilities and what makes us unique please feel free to call Davina , she will be only too pleased to show you round
Christmas is rapidly approaching, we sell gift vouchers for any amount it can be the full price of an activity or a contribution, it is a fantastic present to give, we are open over Christmas except Christmas day and Boxing day.
4th August 2013 - Great fun for a great cause
The lovely ladies from Keith Hall hair salons Ashbourne and Tutbury came to Wild Park for a charity paintball game in aid of Childline. They all looked like they had a great time from the photos, take a look. The ladies are raising money for Childline, ChildLine is the UK's free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people. Whenever children need us, ChildLine will be there for them - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Wild Park have also donated to Childline a percentage of what they have spent with us today. Thanks for coming ladies, we hope to see you all again soon. Love the Wild Park Team x.
15th July 2013
The sun is shining, and the schools are flooding to Wild Park. Activity weeks at Wild Park are busy, hard work and great fun. We have seen school from London to Chapel en le frith in north Derbyshire. Today we received a lovely email from one of the group leaders from Chapel en le Frith High School after their 3 days at Wild Park paintballing and quad biking:
‘I just wanted to send a huge
thank you for a wonderful day. We came to Wild Park on Tuesday
9th July with a group from Chapel High School, I as group leader
brought 30 teenagers to the Quad biking activity. From the
moment we arrived the organisation and professionalism shone
through, everything that could be thought of was covered and we
felt well looked after. The activity its self was well informed
and although safety was always the main concern, because of this
so much fun was had. Huge thanks go to our instructors on the
day, helpful, encouraging and pure gentlemen. This is my second
year attending with Chapel High School and I can assure you my
name will be first on the list to come next year. Wild Park you
should be very proud.’
So thank you to all the lovely students and staff that have visited and to those that are booked in, as well as a huge thank you to all the Wild Park staff that have made the day’s run so smoothly and added to the fun. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining for all the other schools that are booked in as well as all the holiday makers and local groups.
17th June 2013 - Father's Day at Wild Park Derbyshire
I hope all you Dad’s had a great Father’s day and were spoilt rotten! We had a great time Quad Biking at Wild Park even the sun came out to join us. Here are some pics of the day:
If you looking for a special gift for someone take a look at our gift vouchers
4th April 2013
I hope you all have had a lovely
Easter; we certainly have here…too many chocolate eggs!
So this morning Jamie has ordered a couple of 50 cal paintball guns (low impact paintball guns) to try out, let’s hope he isn’t testing them out on me!! This is fairly new technology in the paintball world so we thought we should have a look.
We have a great weekend lined up and at last I think the weather is looking slightly better, maybe spring is finally here.
Some of you who have been here recently might have noticed a few obstacles dotted about the place, this is because again we hosted the X Runner 10k race in March. It was a slightly muddy day but it all added to the fun, check out a few of the pics I have put on here (see below).
We recently ran a Facebook competition to win 5 bronze paintball packages, the lucky winner was Mark Allen, so congratulations Mark. For anyone you who hasn’t liked us on Facebook yet please click here, we post pictures of your day, competitions, latest news and more.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, for those of you who are coming here we are looking forward to seeing you!
Davina and the Wild Park Team
29th March 2013
Wild Park Derbyshire featured in the April 2013 edition of the Derbyshire Life Magazine. Here's a PDF version of the article or below are jpeg copies of the 3 page article.
1st March 2013
If you're into Paintballing then Wild Park Derbyshire have a very special event happening on Sunday 10th March. It's our 1st ever 'Paintballing Walk-On Day', turn up with your own Paintballing gear or hire from Wild Park Derbyshire and compete against everyone else! For more information contact Wild Park Derbyshire on 01335 360485.
22nd January 2013
Happy New Year.
Well the weather has been
something of a topic recently and especially here at Wild Park
because it has been so much fun!
We have had groups booking in especially because of the snow and the Wild Park team seem to be having increasingly longer lunch breaks having snow ball fights, quad biking in the snow and also skiing! Check out our Facebook page (Wild Park Derbyshire) for photos and videos.
As another year starts I would like to thank everyone that has visited us in 2012 and everyone who has already booked for 2013. We are looking forward to a great 2013 with some exciting plans being bounced around, so watch this space.
During 2012 we had a great time lots of new faces and of course lots of groups who come on a regular basis. We also welcomed some new schools during activities week which was one of our busiest to date and super fun the whole team were brilliant!
Jamie Else tied the knot…twice! Yes to the same lady, the second wedding was in Greece (where his wife Thea is from) and they left us in charge!! I’d like to think they relaxed but I’m not 100% sure.
We also experienced some interesting weather mainly RAIN! Quad bikers arrived clean and went home looking like people covered in melted chocolate! The showers were a very welcome sight, but I am assured they absolutely LOVED it.
After a record year we are looking forward to an even better one and we look forward to seeing new and old customers in come what may…snow, rain and sunshine, whatever we guarantee fun!
31st October 2012
Halloween at Wild Park
This year the team at Wild Park decided to get into the spirit of all things spooky ready for Halloween. We put together a Halloween holiday special paintball session over the half term for anyone that dared!
We also offered an extra 50 balls for anyone that dared come in fancy dress….
The staff also dressed up, Kelly was nominated best dressed but Jamie wasn’t far behind take a look…
Thanks to everyone that came to Wild Park. Looking forward to seeing you at the next one Thursday 27th December. Maybe it will be snowy!!
15th October 2012
Last Friday not only did the sun shine but our new Laser Tag
The Wild Park team had the Friday feeling and thought that there was no better way to make sure the guns were working properly than to try them ourselves.
We put on the jackets, programmed in the laser guns, strategically picked teams and used Wild Park as our test game zone.
The conference room, garden, work shed and fields became our play ground.
Team Jamie, Ryan and Andy started off running out of the starting point (reception) at full pelt trying to get a head start, while team Jody, Kim and Davina strategically planned their attack.
After a drive by, some heavy gunfire across the car park and a few casualties team Jody, Davina and Kim WON!
We then came the conclusion that, yes the new laser guns definitely work and are ok for the public to use!!
Since then we have had quite a few laser tag groups use the new guns and they have worked a treat.
Next a few new paintball guns are on their way…..watch this space!
10th September 2012
Monday Mornings at Wild Park
Most people dread Monday mornings, it always feels a bit difficult getting back into work after a weekend.
At Wild Park Monday mornings consist of a lot of prep for the week ahead, including cleaning, updating the website from the weekend, lots of phone calls and of course still taking out groups for Quad trekking, Paintballing and Laser Tag.
On Monday’s the best part of the day for us are the comments we receive.
A lovely lady Rebecca Swindell came paintballing on Saturday 1st September and she took the time to write in…
“ Hi All,
I brought a party of 6 12 year olds today for paintballing. The day has been fantastic, the safety precautions second to none, no over charging or trying to sell food or photos. I felt totally at ease providing my own refreshments and the group photos were for free and I can down load as many copies as I want. Alton towers and many other attractions ought to learn from you. ”
So on a Monday morning when we are playing a bit of catch up from the weekend this is what puts a smile on our faces!
Thank you Rebecca and everyone else that writes in.
What a fantastic year we are having the staff have been fantastic, hard working so professional and always entertaining. We have had a real cross section of people through the door, John Port School for an evening game, thanks guys! Rolls Royce has also been with a very large group, in fact if you want to know how we are doing look at the comments page.
Thank you, to all who wrote to thank us! It really is appreciated, especially for the staff. All the comments are dated and they all say the same underlying theme which is that they had a fabulous time and we are professional, polite and value for money.
is a very competitive market and it is difficult to explain to
potential customers why we are better than most other venues in
the country. It’s not what you pay at the beginning it’s what
you have paid at the end and what a fantastic day. Our mission
statement is TO BE THE BEST.
We look forward to seeing you all soon in what looks like a very busy May.
The Wild Park Team