FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will require long sleeves and trousers for some activities. Footwear is required on all activities and
needs to be enclosed (flip flops are not suitable).
Bring plenty of clothes and a bag for your wet
and muddy clothing. Remember it is always
better to have too many layers than too few.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY VALUABLES AT STUBBERS?
We advise that you leave your phone and any
valuable jewellery at home. If you wish to bring
any valuables onto activity, you do so at your
WHAT IF I CAN’T SWIM?
In the safe confines of the centre we do not require participants to be able to swim. When near water
you will always wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket.
This will support you safely should you fall in until
an instructor is able to assist you. If you think you
will need extra assistance, please let us know.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Most activities are not affected by the weather
as long as you are dressed appropriately. If an instructor feels that you are too hot, cold or wet
they can shorten or change the activity for another.
If you are worried about the weather conditions
please call us on 01708 224753.
WHAT IF I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION?
Please ensure that the instructors are aware of
any medical conditions and that you have and any medication required. If you require extra assistance please advise us In advance.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I HAVE A DISABILITY?
At Stubbers there is something for everyone, all ages and abilities can take part, achieve their goals and enjoy their visit. Most activities can be tailored to all ability levels and some are supported by specialist activity equipment including specialist sailing boats and access hoist. Please make sure that our staff are aware of any special needs that you or a member of your group may have.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CERTAIN ACTIVITY?
We want to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day
and takes something away with them – That is why
we believe in challenge by choice. Our staff can advise on how best to participate on a level that is comfortable for you. This way everyone contributes and all contributions are valued.
DO WE MIX WITH OTHER GROUPS?
In general, no. Each group has their own accommodation or base for their stay and their own activity programme.
WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE ON SITE?
We are pleased to provide full changing and shower facilities. The Source Coffee Shop is open every day providing high quality drinks and snacks. The Young Adventurers play park is available for use under the supervision of adults.
DOES STUBBERS HAVE INSURANCE?
Stubbers Adventure Centre has £10 million public liability insurance. Any claim for compensation will
be referred to the underwriters. We strongly recommend that you take out suitable insurance
cover against cancellation, accidental injury and
loss for damage to personal property whilst visiting
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN SAFETY ON ACTIVITY?
At Stubbers we regularly check and maintain our safety equipment to the highest standards and ensure that it is continually safe and reliable. Following training, staff are regularly monitored to ensure standards are maintained.
HOW DO YOU RECRUIT YOUR STAFF?
The Stubbers staff have many years’ experience both at Stubbers and at other centres. Upon application all staff are required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure, provide us with 3 satisfactory references, undertake a training period (the length of which depends on qualifications and experience) and
work their first month on probation. All staff are qualified First Aiders.
WHAT IF I LEAVE BEHIND ANY CLOTHING?
Valuables and small items will be kept for 4 weeks and if not claimed will be disposed of at the Centre’s discretion. Clothing is disposed of weekly. Wet or very dirty clothing is disposed of daily.
HOW DO I GET TO STUBBERS?
Stubbers Adventure Centre is located on the edge
of Upminster. Our closest train station is Upminster
where you can then get the 370 bus to our centre.
We also have a large car park which is free to use.
See page 28 for more information.
WHO DO I CONTACT IN EMERGENCY?
If you need to contact Stubbers call 01708 224 753 between 9am and 5.00pm. If they are staying with
us we will provide you with a mobile number to
contact us out of hours.
Do Carers have to pay when visiting stubbers?
Disabled guests can receive a free carer pass for:
- Big Adventure Monday
- Pay & Play
- Bespoke Adventure
In order to get a free pass disabled guests must provide one of the below types of document prior or on the day of their visit:
- Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter (dated within the last 12 months).
- Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 12 months).
- A current and valid Blue Badge.
- Letter from GP or consultant (dated within the last 12 months) confirming the need for a full time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis.
A helper must be over 14 years of age and capable of assisting the guest who holds the disability. The helper would be expected to understand the disabled person’s condition and assist them in managing it for the duration of the visit. For example, if the disabled person finds communication difficult due to a diagnosed medical condition, the helper would be expected to take responsibility for ensuring the disabled person is aware of relevant safety information displayed on our maps or explained by the instructor.
Please note, each disabled guest must provide the documentation above to receive a carer ticket.
Note: Please contact Stubbers regarding Schools and Youth Groups – 01708 224753