The Great Escape Company

The Great Escape Company

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Come and zipline with us this May Bank Holiday weekend!
We are open Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd from 10am until 4pm.

Please book before arriving with us.

Bookings to be made online at: www.thegreatescapecompany.co.uk.
or call 07974242841

We look forward to seeing you!

Are you looking for some adventurous outdoor activities to do with the children on Good Friday and Easter Saturday? Come and visit us at The Great Escape at Great Hagley Estate, situated in the beautiful South Shropshire hills. Have a go on the exhilarating Black Hawk Zipline and the Tiger Challenge Course!

We are open from 10am until 4pm.

All bookings to be made online at: www.thegreatescapecompany.co.uk. or call 07974242841

Team work on the Tiger Challenge Course! Can you make it to the end? πŸ…πŸ’ͺπŸ€©πŸ§—
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πŸ‘‹ we have not posted for a while as we didn’t want to bore you with endless winter scenes, but now Spring is here we thought it was time to get back on our SM and tell you what’s happening &

We have made lots of improvements during the winter and we are getting ready to open the and for the πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

We look forward to seeing you all soon! πŸ¦β˜€οΈπŸ•Άβ›ΊοΈπŸŒ³

All bookings online please. Link to website in our bio πŸ‘†

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Great effort Team 447!
We are looking forward to welcoming our final school camp of the year today. The children have an action packed two days ahead of them. 🀞🀞the weather is kind β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ πŸ•
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Thank you for this great shot of waiting to be rescued by the Year 8s on their recent leadership camp. πŸ₯Ά
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Well done to all the Year 8s for embracing the new life skills they have been taught over the last two days & putting them into practice this afternoon in the scenario based exercises πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€©
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A Great Escape instructor in the making?!
Thank you Will for all your help this weekend 🀩 despite the very cut thumb after whittling sticks πŸ™ˆπŸ©Έ
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A busy few days on the zip line. Our zippers have not been deterred by the constant showers 🌦.
Thank you for all your help. we are glad you are back from your holidays!
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Happiness is how many crates you use to build the crate stack tower! The team with the highest tower winsπŸ…πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Happy times zip lining with from β˜€οΈπŸ•πŸ˜€πŸŒ³πŸ¦Œ
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NEW longest Zip Wire in the Midlands - over half a km! and the NEW Tiger Challenge Course! Outdoor a OBJECTIVE BASED OUTDOOR ADVENTURE. TEAM-BUILDING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT USING PRACTICAL CHALLENGES AND PROBLEM SOLVING ACTIVITIES.

Operating as usual

01/07/2022

Not sure who is enjoying the visit from the helicopter more....the eldest or the youngest!
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01/07/2022

Huge thank you to team for giving the boys such great food this week πŸ”πŸŸπŸ°πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸ™
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28/06/2022

Part of the hunter force ready for escape & evasion with the year 7s.
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28/06/2022

enjoying the visit from the to judge their signal fires πŸ”₯ 🚁.
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24/06/2022

Amazing teamwork this week !
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11/05/2022

The new camo face paints have arrived!
We are all very excited as our school camps are about to begin!
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27/04/2022

Come and zipline with us this May Bank Holiday weekend!
We are open Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd from 10am until 4pm.

Please book before arriving with us.

Bookings to be made online at: www.thegreatescapecompany.co.uk.
or call 07974242841

We look forward to seeing you!

11/04/2022

Are you looking for some adventurous outdoor activities to do with the children on Good Friday and Easter Saturday? Come and visit us at The Great Escape at Great Hagley Estate, situated in the beautiful South Shropshire hills. Have a go on the exhilarating Black Hawk Zipline and the Tiger Challenge Course!

We are open from 10am until 4pm.

All bookings to be made online at: www.thegreatescapecompany.co.uk. or call 07974242841

31/03/2022

Team work on the Tiger Challenge Course! Can you make it to the end? πŸ…πŸ’ͺπŸ€©πŸ§—
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30/03/2022

πŸ‘‹ we have not posted for a while as we didn’t want to bore you with endless winter scenes, but now Spring is here we thought it was time to get back on our SM and tell you what’s happening &

We have made lots of improvements during the winter and we are getting ready to open the and for the πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

We look forward to seeing you all soon! πŸ¦β˜€οΈπŸ•Άβ›ΊοΈπŸŒ³

All bookings online please. Link to website in our bio πŸ‘†

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08/11/2021

Great effort Team 447!

Well done to students from City of Wolverhampton College Prince’s Trust Team 447 who were brave enough to tackle the Zip Line today at The Great Escape Company.

If this sounds like something you’d love to try, why not take take a look at our upcoming programmes here: https://bit.ly/2EPVjUR

23/09/2021

We are looking forward to welcoming our final school camp of the year today. The children have an action packed two days ahead of them. 🀞🀞the weather is kind β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ πŸ•
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20/09/2021

Thank you for this great shot of waiting to be rescued by the Year 8s on their recent leadership camp. πŸ₯Ά
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17/09/2021

Well done to all the Year 8s for embracing the new life skills they have been taught over the last two days & putting them into practice this afternoon in the scenario based exercises πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€©
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30/08/2021

A Great Escape instructor in the making?!
Thank you Will for all your help this weekend 🀩 despite the very cut thumb after whittling sticks πŸ™ˆπŸ©Έ
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16/08/2021

A busy few days on the zip line. Our zippers have not been deterred by the constant showers 🌦.
Thank you for all your help. we are glad you are back from your holidays!
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12/08/2021

Happiness is how many crates you use to build the crate stack tower! The team with the highest tower winsπŸ…πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ‘
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10/08/2021

Happy times zip lining with from β˜€οΈπŸ•πŸ˜€πŸŒ³πŸ¦Œ
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08/08/2021

Thank you for all your energy & enthusiasm with . They had a brilliant week despite the 🌧!
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18/07/2021

Welcome to all our new followers πŸ‘‹. Thank you for taking the time to follow us. It’s been a very hot day here ferrying our lovely customers to the top of the zip line β˜€οΈπŸ₯΅πŸ¦ Well done to everyone who attempted the Tiger Challenge Course in this heat πŸ…
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09/07/2021

Looking for something adventurous and exciting to do over the summer holidays? Come and visit us at The Great Escape at Great Hagley, situated in the beautiful Shropshire hills. Multiple different activities available including the Black Hawk Zipline and the Tiger Challenge Course. All bookings made online at: www.thegreatescapecompany.co.uk.

08/07/2021

Excellent work with the bow drillsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ”₯
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01/07/2021

Campfire time with the Year 5s on a beautiful evening with πŸ”₯πŸ•
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25/06/2021

Another hugely successful week of school camps completed βœ…
The children were brilliant & the weather was kind. We finished off with some great zip wiring. Well done everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘
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22/06/2021

Our instructors are off to welcome the next group of children arriving for their school camp.
🀞the sun keeps shining. β›ΊοΈπŸβ˜€οΈπŸ§—πŸ»
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19/06/2021

Crocker! A brilliant game that all the school children play here. It involves everyone no matter what their ability is on the sports field. πŸ€©πŸβ˜€οΈβ›ΊοΈ

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17/06/2021

Well done Zack! Brilliant effort.

16/06/2021

We have lots of smiles & laughs at our school camps! πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ•
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15/06/2021

The children had great listening skills & worked brilliantly in their teams to solve the tasks.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€©πŸ€©
Thanks to for the great πŸ“Έ!
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01/06/2021

Lakes all ready for our students to go rafting.
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Thank you for the πŸ“Έ
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17/05/2021

Fantastic that we are all allowed to hug again!
Super excited to welcome our first residential school camp of the year. Over the coming days the pupils will take part in a wide range of activities and adventures to grow their outdoor learning and team building skills!

Photos from Prince's Trust Wolvcoll's post 06/05/2021

Great to have the Bilston Team with us. Great work guys!

03/05/2021

Thank you for these beautiful 🐰 mugs that we are using in our cafe for all our visitors. We love the β›·& πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ!
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Our Story

The idea for The Great Escape was conceived in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. Mark Willis, the founder and owner, spent much of his time trekking, rafting and exploring the amazing natural surroundings of his childhood home, as well as benefiting from the experimental learning. These experiences form the cornerstone of everything he believes in and does today.

Mark realised his dream of The Great Escape in 2009 after spending 12 years as a sports coach, working with both children and adults. The Great Escape now has its permanent base in the beautiful Shropshire countryside at Great Hagley where Mark and his wife, Alex, live with their four children. Great Hagley is a 120 acre estate that lends itself to objective based outdoor adventure, from climbing activities, traversing across the high gorge, orienteering and night walks to rafting and team building challenges. It is a truly rural retreat surrounded by miles of walking, forestry and some of the best inland views England has to offer.

Mark, Alex & their team run many school camps, offering a truly personal service with exclusive use of the site – over 95% of those who experience The Great Escape are returning clients. The school groups normally camp out in 10 man army tents and experience two to three days without running water, electric or technology. For extended programmes, there is a bunkhouse for the students and teachers which sleeps 24-26. Meals are normally served outside, round the campfire, and there is an indoor climbing room that converts to a dining room if the weather is not kind.

All mobile phones, laptops and such devices are given into school staff on arrival, and are returned in time for the journey home. Mark and Alex are passionate in their belief that children should have the opportunity to experience times of old-fashioned childhood: β€œSwallows and Amazons” days where technology has no part!

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Great Hagley, Hopton Castle
Craven Arms
SY70QF

Opening Hours

Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5am

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