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Key Stage 1-2. Encourage teamwork and build self-confidence in the great outdoors. school rate applies.

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Key Stage 3-4. Break free from the classroom, and let the outdoors teach new skills. School rate applies.

Training for life…

Our philosophy in training and working with students is to inspire & teach them staple tools & techniques.  To discover a unique fun obstacle experience offering teamwork, motivation, mindset, focus, resilience, self-confidence, determination, friendship & health benefits for all abilities & ages 6 + years.


  • Climb a ladder, rope or wall, then they can learn to climb other ladders in their life.

  • Jump over ridges, bars and water, then they will be able to jump up an over challenges that they are confronted with.

  • Balance on beams, bars and slacklines will bring balance in their mind and emotions.

  • Crawl under, though, over and down, then they will be able to crawl and adapt to those things around them.

  • Run for enjoyment, rather than to escape or fend off.

  • Be part of a team, to delegate, to lead, to guide, to mentor and to follow.

  • Enjoy the outdoor environment, nature and it’s beauty.

  • Appreciate that exercise and fitness, can be fun and enjoyable.

See what others had to say

Our children (and adults!) had a fantastic time at Nuclear Wild Forest.  Having been on various teambuilding outdoor trips we can safely say this was the best one of them all.
Sam and her team were highly skilled and ensured the children’s safety throughout.  We are looking forward to visiting and getting muddy again!
Manor Park July 2022
The staff were all welcoming and the facilities were exactly what we needed.
We were in a group led by Sharon. She put all the children at ease and made them feel safe. She gave them clear instructions and was very encouraging so that even some of the more nervous children were joining in fully with all activities very soon.
I felt that Sharon had a good understanding and experience of working with children with additional needs. She was able to identify children who needed a little more encouragement or attention and make them feel included and encouraged.
“We loved the magic carpets!”
“Other children will love this because they encourage you loads.”
“I’d give Nuclear Mud Run a Ten-star rating!”
“It was just really fun!”
“It was really fun to try new things and they were very encouraging.”
“Other children will like this because it was really fun to get covered in mud!”
“Other children will enjoy this – nobody was forced to do anything they didn’t want to do but in the end we all had a go on every activity.”
Our favourites were:
The rings at the beginning; going in the lake at the end; crawling through the mud; the inflatable doughnuts.
Ansley Primary June 2022

Once again we had an incredible time with you all today.  The children loved it!  Thank you for being so caring with J and making their Leavers trip one to remember. Same time next year 😉

Bowes Primary – July 2022

What an incredible team you guys are!  Over the years I have organised and supported many, many school trips and the ones which are really memorable are those where the people we meet are outstanding.  You and your team are exactly this.

Thank you for being so helpful and accommodating with all of my nit-picking in the run up.  I know that it must have been irritating and I really appreciate your patience.

The students have had a wonderful experience and I am already receiving messages from parents whose – at first reticent – children have come home absolutely buzzing.   There was not a feeling of enormous anticipation from either students or staff. From the students, in part, as school trips are often seen as an opportunity to wear your cool clothes. I think that today enabled them to see much more important qualities in each other, and just relax and have fun and laugh at themselves.  I even heard one girl say ‘I am so glad that I didn’t wear mascara!’  Likewise the staff were not all really keen, and the Deputy Head stopped me to mention this before we left – I think that he perceived that I was pushing people who really wanted to supervise to participate.  However, several of the staff who had either not come with a change of clothes or a particularly positive outlook thoroughly enjoyed themselves and fully participated.  I had to find one of them a change of clothes to travel home to London in as she couldn’t resist the fun!



Farrington July 2022

We had a fantastic time at the Wild Forest for our Form 6 leavers treat day – what an incredible, jam-packed day full of fun, adrenaline and physical activity. The children were greeted by very welcoming staff and then were taken to start the course. The course included activities such as, a variety climbing and hanging walls, going through tunnels and climbing up water ramps and much more. The children thoroughly enjoyed the final activity; The Death Slide. The instructors were brilliant in encouraging nervous children to participate in all of the activities.   We had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend for school trips.

Maldon Court July 2022
We recently visited Wild Forest and it was a huge success. Instructors were kind and informative and took a genuine interest in the students having a great experience. The obstacles provided great challenge to all participants and enabled them to showcase resilience throughout. All the students said they thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward to coming back next year.
Loxford July 2022

I just want to say thank you for a brilliant day!  It all went so successfully and so many children have exceeded my expectations!  Thank you to your team who were fabulous.  I will definitely be pestering SLT for me to be able to bring year 5 next summer.

Ms Lemon Branfil School June 2022
Dear Sam,
Just to let you know how impressed we all were with the activities, organisation and management of the whole day yesterday.  Every one of our pupils, regardless of ability had a fabulous time and would love to come again.
Thank you so much.
From the staff at Fairways Primary

This was our first trip organised as a school since the beginning of the pandemic, and it was brilliant from start to finish. We organised it for our year 6s in lieu of their cancelled residential. Sam was very helpful during the planning and organising and answered all the questions I had before the trip. On the actual day, it was very well organised and the children got to make the most of their time there by getting involved with a range of obstacles. The staff were friendly and encouraging to everyone, including the teachers! They clearly demonstrated each obstacle and made them seem achievable, even to the children who were anxious. There were basic showering (hot wash with a hose) and changing facilities at the end, which were fine as the children were well prepared with their kit. Would recommend this to any other schools wanting an active day outside of the classroom; the children developed their team-work and communication skills, how to challenge themselves and most of all had lots and lots of muddy fun!

Writtle Junior School – June 2021

Our students (and accompanying adults) had a great day at the Nuclear Races. The staff were organised, friendly and managed behaviour effectively. The children were challenged throughout the day and many achieved things they initially thought they wouldn’t be able to do; they were encouraged to push through their boundaries and persist. Parents were extremely happy with how the day was run and how excited their children were when they got home. It was a great way to end the year and I thoroughly recommend to schools looking for an active, inspiring and stimulating day out.

Lorraine Draper – Ainslie Wood Primary School (June 2021)

I just wanted to say a big thank you for hosting such a great day for our Year 6 pupils. It was so wonderful to be able to challenge the children with new experiences and to hear their screams of laughter!

The staff were amazing and supported every child in overcoming fears, encouraging them to try activities that they previously thought they would not be able to do.

Our year 6 students usually go to a residential but this year, due to Covid, we thought we would try something different and more local. We are so glad that we did! Staff certainly felt that the day at Nuclear Races went above and beyond and we are now considering planning a staff event as soon as we are able.

A fantastic day for all – made possible by a friendly and supportive team from Nuclear Wild Forest.

Samantha Wakeling – Headteacher at Quarry Hill Academy (June 2021)
I thought the day was excellent and so well organised. The children were enthusiastic to take part in the activities and were expertly guided through the obstacles and coxed superbly to do activities they may have been nervy of.
As a staff we felt we couldn’t single out one member of the team as we thought you were all excellent.
Head Teacher – St. John’s C of E Primary School

The students and teachers from The Chalfonts Independent Grammar loved their trip to nuclear races. It was thrilling, exciting, fun and messy! An excellent team building experience and worth all the mud in the world. This was our 4th trip to Nuclear and we will keep going and going – no better way to test your resilience and you have an amazing sense of achievement afterwards.

October 2020
The children had a really fantastic time at Wild Forest. It was a great opportunity for the children to connect again as a class and develop those team work skills that have been under used due to Covid restrictions. It was great to see some children stepping up as leaders and motivators, it was also lovely to see children who are usually apprehensive, giving it a go. The instructors, Laura and Debbie were amazing. They really helped to make the trip such a positive experience. They knew when to support and when to motivate to get the best out of the children. They remained calm at all times and demonstrated the obstacles gracefully. As the class teacher, I felt that I was in safe hands and I too could enjoy myself. The children were still buzzing the next day. We can’t wait to come again.
Thank you so much for a fabulous day.
Heidi Zigic, St. Michael’s School, Bishop’s Stortford. (June 2021)

Our whole year group, children and staff, had a great time on our Nuclear day. The children threw themselves into every challenge they faced, particularly if it meant landing in water or a massive pile of mud, and came out at then with new confidence and better teamwork skills. We will be back again!

Sam Birkinshaw – Chalkwell Hall Junior School – September 18, 2018

As part of an activity week, we took nearly 350 pupils over 3 days to the Nuclear Wild Forest site.

The day was well planned and offered tasks to suit and challenge the children’ physical skills and abilities, improving their team work skills and resilience.

Many of the children were just looking forward to getting really messy in the mud… but the inclusion of the obstacles really boosted their self-confidence and gave them a real sense of achievement to take away with them!

There was never any pressure to complete the obstacles, but plenty of positive encouragement and advice was offered every step of the way by staff, who many are serious OCR competitors themselves.

The team leaders celebrated the pupils successes and highlighted good practice along the way for other to learn from.

We had an absolutely fantastic time visiting the Nuclear Wild Forrest venue and would thoroughly recommend the day to others!

I’ll probably bump into you or your staff this summer for your Saturday classes!

Roger Reeves – Longdean School Activity Week – June 29, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Wild Forest. Our favourite part was the death slide, where we would shoot down a wet slide that would launch us flying into the lake. After 3 hours completing the obstacles and zip wire, we were so muddy we were pleased to get in the warm showers. It was very enjoyable and we had a great day. We would most definitely do it again. Y9 & 10 Thank you for creating an amazing experience for our students. They were begging to return as soon as we got on the coach. So, see you next year! Very happy students make very happy teachers!

Alison Waters – Sylvia Young School – July 20, 2018

The hugest of thank you’s to Laura and Sam for an amazing time at Nuclear Wild Forest – the day surpassed all our expectations! Monkey bars, climbing walls, ropes, obstacles galore, ‘the deathslide’ and mud… so much mud! The girls had a blast – working together to face challenges whilst getting filthy and soaked – and they are still buzzing from the experience! Instructions at each obstacle were delivered in an informative but fun way, and all safety measures with regard to COVID were well executed. A huge success and we can’t wait to come back!

The Village Prep School, NW – 3 September 2020
An amazing day had by children and staff! The activities were great and muddy!!!
The team made everyone feel welcome and included.
The whole day was organised well. Thank you
A staff member from H.G School. (July 2021)

Our children absolutely loved their afternoon at Wild Forest! I know that it’s something that they will remember – most said it’s the best school trip they’ve ever been on.  Your instructors were excellent and were able to encourage the timid children and control the boisterous children.  We will definitely be back next year with our Year 6s! Thanks for organising it for us.

St Michaels Junior School (July 2020)
School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) are a rugby Charity that uses the core values of sport to help vulnerable and disengaged students from secondary education, realise their potential and re-engage with school.
SOHK have been using Nuclear Races Wild Forest for the past four years to run end of year reward trips for the secondary school students we work with. The trips have been professionally run and the staff are brilliant.
Nuclear Races has ensured a great experience for all of our students and it has allowed them to work as team, get our of their comfort zone and overcome barriers. This has left the students feeling a sense of achievement and of course they all have a great time!
I would recommend any school or sports team to book a day at the Wild Forest for a fun filled challenging day.😀
Torran Macdougall – School of Hard Knocks (July 2021)

Yet another amazing day with the Wild Forest Team! This is the trip that all the children and staff look forward to and spend the rest of the year talking about!

The day was so well organised by Sam and her fantastic team and every instructor ensured that all children were safe, encouraged, supported and ultimately had the most fun ever! As a teacher, the day gives you such a unique experience to build relationships with your class, develop team spirit and respect and share such an exciting adventure that would not be possible in a classroom environment. This is the fourth year that we have visited and are already looking forward to returning next year!

Thank you so much Nuclear!

Jenny Walkom – Chalkwell Hall Primary School (September 2021)

We all had an amazing time. Thank you so much. Laura was extremely pleasant, polite and understanding of our boys’ needs. She was encouraging and patient, demonstrating the best way to complete the obstacles. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Mrs Archer – Estuary HIgh (September 2021)


Torrential rain… perhaps not the best of conditions, but it did nothing to stop the girls having an absolute blast.

What a day at Wild Forest! So much rain, and SO much mud, but Third Form got stuck in (literally!), showing bravery, teamwork, resilience and kindness in bucket loads. All girls faced a fear in some form or another, but with the guidance of Laura and lots of cheering, all obstacles were tackled – absolutely brilliant! Our quote of the day: “I feel like a superhero”.

Thank you to the team for making pretty awful conditions a lot of fun, and bring on next year!

Mrs Reynolds – The Village School
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and Tracey for attending the Aspirations Workshops today. You were both immense and you received so many compliments from staff and children alike! I think the Space Hoppers were a huge hit!
The energy you brought to each workshop was epic and you fully engaged the children. It is fair to say, they were properly knackered afterwards, but in a great way!
Here’s hoping we can work together again really soon. I know the staff and children would welcome you both in! I also hope we get a chance to visit you again and tackle another mud run, I loved it last time!
Take care both of you and once again, you are complete stars.
Lucy – Arthur Bugler Primary School

Thank you so much for a memorable enrichment day. The staff were fun and engaging and really helped to motivate the students to do their best. It was lovely seeing all the students experience an obstacle course that tested them mentally and physically. Once again THANK YOU for such a great time

Mr Boon – Lee Valley Academy March 2022

I really enjoyed this school trip to Nuclear Races considering it was the first trip we had in a long time. There were so many activities to do and enjoy with our friends, it was a fun day which brought us all together making a memorable and fun day for all. My favourite thing was to watch my peers and some of my teachers go down the Death Slide and fall into the lake. Another activity I really enjoyed was the wall, running up the ramp and trying to hold onto the rope or edge trying not to fall and the cheering of your friends encouraging you told hold on and get to the top gave an excellent rush of excitement and adrenaline. I would definitely go again! 10/10.


Student – Lee Valley Academy March 2022