How long have we been operating for?
We have been operting for 12 years as Outback2basics. We recently changed the company name to The Stone Age Company
What is the trip all about?The Stone Age Company is a small family run business based in a woodlands on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. It has been operating for the last 5 years. We teach outdoor education and are passionate about encouraging children to use and respect their natural environment. We teach a mixture of Stone Age education and Bushcraft inspiring young people to be creative and enjoy the woodlands.
What happens if it rains?
Are there toilets on site?
Are there any risks involved?
How many adults and staff will be present?
What do the activities entail?
How secure are the woodlands?Our woodlands are part of a large estate. We share the woodlands with Fishermen who are members of the Bradford Rural Estate fishing club. The fishermen are only there during the day and it is rare that we see anyone. Our site is based some distance away from the lake. The woodlands are secured by a locked gate throughout the day and night. Our area of woodlands is nestled down a track and remains a very private area.
Our part of the woodlands can be accessed by car down a woodland track. The Outback2basics vehicle remains on site in case of emergencies. Emergency services can access us via the woodland track.
What do you do in case of emergency?
We have clear emergency procedures and all our staff have been trained in case of an emergency. We have a full first aid kit on site and all of our lead staff are First Aid qualified.
Do you ever cancel sessions?Working outdoors we are susceptible to the elements and on some occasions we will have to postpone sessions. If the winds are 20mph or more and if it is gusting 35mph or more sessions cannot go ahead in our woods due to the safety of our group. We can cancel on the morning of the session but try to make contact the day before. Our protocol is to head out to the woods and see the effect of the wind then report back.