About Us

All of the Venture into the Woods outdoor activities have been established and will be supervised by fully trained, activity supervisors, who have fully enhanced, DBS checks.

Our leaders take full responsibility for your child’s wellbeing, safety and enjoyment while taking part in a Venture into the Woods activity.

Our activity leaders

Andrew Myers-Nobbs – has been involved in the scouting movement in Greater London North for over 30 years. With experience in running Cub sections for younger members, to higher management roles at District Level, he brings a wealth of experience to Venture into the Woods. Coming from an engineering background, with Health and Safety qualifications, Andrew is responsible for Risk Assessments of our play area locations and the outdoor activities. He also holds a full First Aid at work certificate.


Derek Chambers – is a professional Dog Walker and Pet Sitter in the Finchley area. He has had his own business for many years, and is well known to many people who recognise him when walking both his own dogs and his client’s dogs. Derek has worked with the Scout Association for more than 25 years. In addition to his current role as a Scout Leader, he has also held roles at Management level and is also a climbing instructor, air rifle instructor  and GNAS Archery coach.  . He also holds a first aid qualification to assist humans and dogs!


Insurance Cover

Venture into the Woods activities are fully insured with £5 million Public Liability Cover. The children who take part in our woodland adventures, will be in an outdoor environment, involved with various practical activities, such as building dens, using equipment and tools that will all take part under the leadership of and be fully supervised by a qualified Venture into the Woods leader.

While we will take every reasonable precaution to minimise the risks with all of our activities and we review our risk assessments regularly, due to the very nature of our pastimes means that we are unable to remove every risk. Being in a woodland environment brings its own natural hazards, such as exposed tree roots, fallen branches and uneven ground, and we ask parents to be aware of this when booking their party. We will always prioritise the safety of anyone who attends our events.

Whichever activity options you decide on for your adventure party, we will provide the venue, the equipment, the qualified and fully trained instructors and party entertainers. All you need to provide is the birthday child and their friends of course, food, drinks and if you wish, a birthday cake.