TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex) characters Joey Essex, Frankie and Chloe have been filming today at Stubbers. We weren’t allowed to grab any exclusive pictures for our blog but look out for them in this Sunday’s (26th February 2012) episode!
The stars took part in Zip Wire, High Ropes and Grass Sledging, so there is sure to be a few giggles, tears and maybe a bit of screaming along the way!
It was great to have them on site and we hope they will come again one day soon for a bit of team building or maybe a bushcraft weekend??
It may have been cold but the intrepid amongst you were out in your droves, competing and taking part in the first Mud N Madness event at Stubbers Adventure Centre! The event was organised by One Step Beyond and helped raised in excess of £10,000 for St Francis Hospice in Essex.
Special mention to all the Stubbers staff who ran –
The entered Stubbers team posting the joint 25th fastest times of the day (Andy, Keren and Sam) As well as 5th out of the team race! Congratulations to you all! You can find all the results at the One Step Beyond Website.
The feedback has been fantastic so far – here are just a few of your comments:
David: Had a great time at Mud N Madness yesterday! Possibly the craziest thing I’ve ever done! Bring on the marathon!
Sally: Brilliant event – I spend a lot of my free time watching my husband get wet and muddy and the people who organised this were friendly and a lovely atmosphere – well done.
Gordon: We made it to the end, what a great day, I will be ready again next year. well done to Saint Francis and 1 step beyond for organising this great event .Thank you
Kevan: I have just completed the Mud N Madness challenge and all I can say is WOW, what an EXCELLENT race. You should be proud of yourselves for all the organization and effort it has taken to host this most FANTASTIC event. Making it one for the calendar. Bring it on next Year!!
We would just like to say thank you all for making it such a great day, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!
February sees the first of our great value Half Term Activity Weeks for kids, running from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February the cost of this fun packed week is only £115 for the full week 8.30am – 6.00pm or £29 for individual days.
Activity days are a great way to make new friends and share fun experiences, and learn new skills. Run by our fully qualified and professional team, places fill up fast!
Call the booking hot-line now on 01708 224753 to reserve your places.
Saturday 4th February saw our first Mud N Madness event, run to raise money for St Francis Hospice and Cancer Research. A great day was had by all, despite the cold! More info and photos to follow – thanks to everyone who took part and to One Step Beyond for managing the event.
Activity Week Sleepover – Additional £112 (Summer Activity Weeks Only)
Increase the fun of the activity week and sleepover every night. Includes additional evening fun activities including, film night, night walk, campfire and many more. The week is fully catered with accommodation in bunk tents in our tented village.
Tower Week – £149 (Summer holidays)
For youngsters who love heights and a challenge! A whole week of rope based fun working towards NICAS award scheme Levels 1 and 2 for Climbing. The programme includes all the ropes courses and walls Stubbers has to offer including the Zip wire. The week culminates in a day trip scaling the real rock of Harrissons rocks in Kent on Fridays. (Subject to staffing and vehicle availability).
We are delighted that the Stubbers website is getting a revamp as well as building two new additional sites. One to focus on Children’s Activities which will make booking places via the internet much easier launching approximately Easter and enable you to pay online and an additional site for our Team Building section to focus on Team Building news and booking courses with us. We hope to make visiting Stubbers on the web a much more seamless experience! Launch dates to follow shortly.
The Essex Adventure Race event of the year is on it’s way! Stubbers Adventure Centre is delighted to announce our “Mud N Madness” event to take place on Saturday 4th February 2012 at Stubbers in Upminster, Essex.
This isn’t your typical iron man or adventure race, in fact it is so much more! The event is designed to push you to your limits, whether taking part as an individual or a team of 3, it is sure to get the adrenalin pumping whilst raising some cash for St Francis Hospice and Cancer Research.
7.5km of obstacle, adventure and mud! This course isn’t for the faint hearted, but never fear, no experience is nessecary, just a sense of adventure and determination!
Anyone! You can enter as a team of 3 or as an individual. The cost per entry is £40 individual and £100 for a team. Start times are 9.00am – 13.00pm for individuals and 13.00pm to 15.00pm for teams. Maximum 1000 entries!
8 challenges lie ahead, a combination of water activities, running and assault courses!See the video on the right of your screen for a sneak peek!
Challenge 1 – Heartbreak Hill
1500 metres of army style challenges up and down Heartbreak Hill!
Challenge 2 – Take to the Water
800m in a vessel of your choice – what will you chose?
Challenge 3 – Trail Run
Time for an easy jog – chance would be a fine thing! 1400 metres to contemplate how to take on the next challenge…
Challenge 4 – River Crossing
Sounds easy… careful you don’t end up in the wet stuff! Focus your mind!
Challenge 5 – Assault Course and Beasting Session
Time for the purpose built assault course and a work out area where you will be met by Origins Boot Camp who will make sure there is no time to put your feet up!
Challenge 6 – 4×4 Mud Alley
2400 metres of Mud (n Madness!) easy in a 4×4 – not so easy when you are running the purpose built track! Good Luck with this task!
Challenge 7 – River Dips
Time to clean up after the muddy track, and enjoy a couple of cooling dips in the River… in February!
Challenge 8 – Make it to the Finish
Watch out for some more adventure challenges before you cross the line to a hero’s welcome!
On Wednesday 30th November Schools are closing across Essex and the UK in a one day strike.
Stuck with work? Need to find something for the kids to do? Never fear! Stubbers has put together a last minute Action Adventure Day for 9 – 16 year olds to come and enjoy at Stubbers!
Cost for the day is £25 – start at 9am until 4.30pm with late pick up available until 6pm at no extra charge. An action packed day of four activities to include off road driving and laser tag.
See you there!
The Stubbers Team
Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house…
Everyone needed to get out have a bit of fun and de-stress from all the Christmas preparations!
Parent’s go FREE on Monday 19th December at Stubbers Adventure Centre in Essex. Join the kids for the day on a great family day out. This is a great opportunity to have a go at some exciting activities with your children.
This Christmas we are offering you the chance to spend a (relatively) quiet day finishing off the Christmas Shopping whilst we look after the kids!
We have set up 2 special dates, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December, where you can drop the children off for a fantastic Activity Day between 8.30 and 9am and pick up between 4.30 – 6pm, giving you the chance to get those last minute pressies for the family.
Early morning in the summer time at Stubbers and the sound of creaking limbs, grunting and groaning and the occasional expletive, welcome to Origin Ultimate Boot Camp.
The team at Origin identified Stubbers as the perfect venue to hold their morning (6 a.m.) and evening boot camp sessions. With its hilly terrain, assault course, gun run equipment and much, much more, it is the perfect place to make people suffer.
To the credit of several of the Stubbers team including centre manager Bob Edwards, they joined in with great gusto (most of the time). The idea was intense fitness training to encourage weight loss, toning, general health improvement and increased stamina.
The course was available on a single session basis or multiple sessions. Hailed as a great success we look forward to welcoming
Origin back soon.
Origin Personal Training
Contact: 07703 060 000
Stubbers has long been renowned for family queue and go days and this year has had the opportunity to put on two, the biggest being for Proctor and Gamble with over 200 guests.
The actual capacity is for 1000 guests as we do like a challenge! Queue and go days provide the best of everything at Stubbers as the client books the activities they want and they remain exclusively theirs for the whole day. This format works particularly well for companies entertaining staff and their families as the children can go on most of the activities with their parents and as many times as they want.
Stubbers will always organize a good range of activities that take into account those who love heights, water, motor sport and all our land based stuff.
A group of over 100 people costs as little as £40.00 a head, the bigger the group, the cheaper it gets.
The team will also organise bouncy castles for the toddlers, barbeques for the hungry and soft drinks for the thirsty. Something for everyone and always a brilliant day out.
Breaking news. The local authority has accepted the bid made on behalf of Stubbers Adventure Centre and we hope to finalise details of the purchase over the next couple of weeks.
Centre Manager Bob Edwards attended the cabinet meeting where the decision was made and the council were unanimous in their support of the good work done by Stubbers and very pleased that it will be continuing to provide for the young people of the area.
The purchase will take Stubbers into the next phase of its development where facilities and accommodation can be improved.
Thank you to all of our friends for their support.
The Stubbers Team.