Reviews

Reviews & Comments of Customers

These are just a sample of the kind of comments our customers regularly make about their Adventure Britain experience. There are additional comments on each of the main web pages.

Reviews 2014

“Canyoning is one of the best value activities I have done.” N.Bridger

“Canyoning was far better than expected, beautiful scenery and fun activity more adrenaline that I was expecting. Whole heartedly recommend this company and activities. Great location, superb staff and great accommodation. Great fun had by all.” D.Spooner

“Thank you to the whole team who supported us from the booking to completion, a stag do i will never forget.” S.Crewsdon

“Canyoning and caving were amazing.” T.Morris

“Staff were excellent, friendly, genuine and professional.” A.Dalton

“Great hen weekend for my best friend, would highly recommend.” J.Aulds

“A great activity weekend that was enjoyed from beginning to end.” A.Thompson

“What was our overall impression of the weekend – Loved it!” B.Thompson

“Would recommend this to any group considering this type of weekend.” S.Knight

“Overall we were super happy, to the extent we will probably try and do this with you every year. Value for money was exceptional as were the staff.” D.Hurst

“Everyone in the group loved it. Great weekend.” K.Tsue

“The whole experience was fantastic, highly recommend.” S.Alford

“The instructors were superb. I have a fear of heights and they managed to coax me into jumping off a waterfall.” R.Clint

“The canyoning lads were absolutely spot on. They recognised we were there for fun and definitely got in the mood. their dedication and safety was always paramount when we needed it. 5 stars. ” R.Chitty

“All instructors we had were well trained and informative. having the same instructor for multiple events was also good. Mike our driver was extremely helpful and chatty.” G.Hurst

” …thank you for the stag weekend, a great time was had by everyone, the staff at both the quads and clays were a great laugh and added to the good atmosphere, the accommodation was just right and the staff very helpful. recording the rugby game was a nice touch too. Thanks again.” A.Barrett

“Just like to say I had a great weekend with my two sons down in wales. We went quad biking and canyoning and had a brilliant time. I have to say i was very impressed with the guides and the safety considerations were clearly explained and gave us confidence that we were in good hands. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company to others.” A.Peacock

Reviews 2013

“We came down for a stag do last weekend and had an excellent time thanks. the staff in the accommodation were fantastic and the activities were great, we were very well looked after. thanks again.” Tim Hawley

“I wanted to write and thank you and your team for the professional, friendly and flexible way in which you handled our weekend. We all had a really great time and everyone in the group agreed it was a memorable experience.” Glen Williams

“I just wanted to write to say thank-you for providing us with such a great weekend that exceeded all our expectations. Could you especially pass on our thanks to James and Jess. they both added an extra dimension to the canyoning trip, making it a lot of fun which means we are still talking about it now. They were great with the adventurous types as well as the more nervous members and really did make everybody feel included in the group. The guys at the clay pigeon shooting were also great, not only in making the competition element fun but also making us feel we were learning/improving as we went along. So thank you again for organising it all for us, I have been recommending you guys to anybody who has asked how it went.” Matthew Lees

“I had the pleasure of coming along on my son’s stag weekend last weekend. It started with a bang and continued to be great fun. I wanted to record my thanks to “Bully” who ensured we enjoyed the canyoning in safety. I’ve acquired the tag “legend” from the the younger members of the group. I sincerely wish you every success and would have no hesitation in recommending this pursuit and your company.” Stephen Spencer

” Just wanted to let you know we had the most fantastic time. The weather was kind and all 19 of us threw ourselves into all the activities and challenges with great gusto. The catering was well done and a relief not to have to make meals for 19 people 3 times a day!. Jess and James organised us all very well and the team games were a challenge. Thank you all from a very happy customer.” Meg Paige

“Just wanted to say we all had a great weekend at Merlins/Swansea/Canyoning/4×4/Clays. All the guys loved it and we are thinking of doing the same again next year. Many thanks to the all the staff at Merlins who looked after us so well. Also thanks to the guys during the canyoning everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day. A great weekend.” Glenn Cooke

“We very much enjoyed the activities and I nearly overcame my fear of dark spaces with the caving. Dave was an amazing guide as was James and knowing Dave is an ex-marine gave an added sense of safety. We had a great time and have certainly recommended to friends and colleagues.” Pamela Nolan

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a brilliant weekend. Everything about it was perfect, the hotel and the activities. We will definitely be back! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a great weekend.” G.Bastian

“Me and Bel had the most fantastic time. Thank you so much for arranging it. The river was a hair raising sight after all the rain but the guys guided us brilliantly. We can’t wait to come back.” Bec Powis

“The instructors were excellent. Phil and Laura were brilliant hosts. Very welcoming and accommodating.” Chris Cough

“It was excellent to try canyoning. It really is the ultimate hangover cure. Would definitely look forward to doing something like this again. Made a real difference from the usual stag ritual of drinking all day! G.Bowills

” A really run outfit with brilliant guides, in a stunning location. I loved it and am recommending to everyone.”

“Your accommodation was a great place, well run, comfortable, welcoming and friendly. Food was good too! The quad biking and archery were brilliant!” Rob Bignell

“Highly recommend the canyoning!” Steve Oke

“Our thanks to the instructor, who was really good. Not only did he competently guide us around the cave, but he was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting, and pitched the whole session perfectly, a real credit to your company.” Tim Daniel

Reviews 2012

“I wanted to write a message to thank you for a fantastic weekend. As best man I arranged a stag weekend for 17 people, including a stay at Merlins, quad biking and canyoning. The service from start to finish was excellent, showing me flexibility when needed. Tudor and Joyce at the booking office were efficient and helpful. Ger was very welcoming and made us feel ready for the weekend straight away. The location in Ystradgynlais was perfect, and we enjoyed our night there as much as we enjoyed Swansea. Our particular highlight was the Canyoning which was a real rush! The staff made it funny, thrilling and safe. They took great care of us. I couldn’t recommend this weekend anymore to anyone, and will be letting my friends know.” Mr.Richard Rastall

“6 of us have just returned from a weekend of canyoning and clay pigeon shooting organised by Call of the Wild and we can’t wait to go again. All of the instructors were excellent and made sure we got the most out of our time with them. It was great that they all clearly cared for the environment we were in and were more than happy to share their knowledge with us – this helped to make the activities even more entertaining. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with this company again.” Derek, Aylesbury

“The quality / friendliness of your instructors when you actually meet them is also a great advertisement for your business.” Martin Finch

“Fantastic – Mike looked after us at all times. The lads who took us canyoning (sorry I’ve forgotten their names) were excellent – really good health and safety awareness and very friendly. The owners of the farm where we rode the quad bikes were also brilliant, very friendly and professional. We loved every minute of the weekend.”

“The canyoning and clay pigeon instructors were all excellent” David Elliott

“Instructors were excellent” James Pentelow

“The front of house staff were fantastic.” Rob

“Canyoning – Fantastic activity, great instructors, stunning scenery, everyone relaxed and great day! Clay Pigeon Shooting – really nice guy, made to feel at ease, can’t beat banter!!” Mr.Shell

“The canyoning was a brilliant trip.” Mr.Gardner

“Coasteering – Excellent”

“Everyone in our group had a fantastic weekend – thank you very much!”

“Everyone involved made the weekend brilliant and very memorable, I will be recommending Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain in future”

Reviews 2011

” Weekend was brilliant from start to finish. It is definitely something I would recommend and shall be recommending.” Mr. B. Leach, Brentwood

“All staff went above and beyond what was expected.” Mr.R.Davies

“Would be hard to improve on anything. The event was run to a military precision and have already recommended to everyone I’ve spoken to.” Mr.N.Fearn

“Staff at the quad biking venue were excellent. Very friendly, welcoming and entertaining.” Ms.B.Evans

“Staff fantastic.” Mr.D.Banks

“Fantastic ! Will do it again.” Mr.J.Neal

“Canyoning excellent activity.” Mr.M.Wilson

“All instructors excellent.Would recommend to anyone else. Thanks for a great weekend.” Mr.I.Metters

“Quality of staff was exceptional and their good humour and efforts helped make the weekend fantastically memorable. Overall brilliant weekend with great activities and exceptional staff.” Mr.M.Richardson

“Everyone was was excellent. Canyoning is one of the best activities we’ve tried. I’d do it again and again.” Ms.S.Giles

“Fantastic would recommend. Can’t fault a thing.” Mr.G.Ball

“Instructors were fantastic, reassuring and enthusiastic. All was good including the weather. Will definitely look to use you again.” Mr.P.Cooper

“Excellent and friendly staff. Did the Company proud.” Mr. S.Buchan

“No need to improve just keep up the good work.” Mr.N.Thatcher

“Everything went well and the venue was perfect.” Mrs.R.Church

“Service was fantastic, all staff were brilliant.” Mr.R Bevan

“I’ve had the best time I’ve had in ages. Thank you.” Ms.S.Boothman

“The instructors dealt with my cowardice very sensitively.” Mr.C.Beck

“We had a fantastic weekend and all concerned were very friendly and polite. Many thanks.” Mr.S Rock

“Had an excellent weekend for a reasonable price. Would do it all again!” Mr.C.Bowley

“To be honest the weekend was absolutely superb and not sure how it could have been better.” Mr.S.Fibby

“It was all fantastic and everybody had an enjoyable time, were well fed, slept well and all for a great price.” Mr.S.Robson

“Really enjoyed the weekend. Set up was excellent and all we had to worry about was waking up.” Mr.N.Kent

“All had a great time, loved the canyoning, many commented on how much better than similar things they had done.” Mr.A.Jervis

Reviwes 2010

“Thank you very very much for the weekend! All the guys including myself really enjoyed it. The whole weekend was awesome and I would like to say a big thank you to all the guys and girls at Call of the Wild, Merlins, the instructors at canyoning andthe quad bike and archery instructors. Everyone said it was the bestweekend they had EVER been on maybe see you in the future as I will be passing on the info to everyone.” Wayne Beverly , 4th October 2010

“My group of 7 have just come back from a canyoning/caving activity weekend and I thought that you’d appreciate some feedback.

The whole weekend was superbly organized and very slick. Pick ups were bang on time and drivers helpful and friendly (even when we changed the pre-arranged pick up time from Swansea). On Sunday we were due to do Porth-y-Ogof but because of heavy rain it was necessary to go to another cave. Our driver was redirected en-route and linked up with the instructor without faff or delay, very impressive. Even booking has been straightforward and clear.

Every single one of the instructors was well equipped, professional and extremely safety conscious but always had in mind that we were they to have fun. The corporate look (Call of the Wild fleeces, sign written minibuses etc) and decent quality kit added to the feeling of being well looked after.

I can’t speak highly enough of the staff. They were friendly, accommodating and attentive. The food was just what a group of guys need – filling, unfussy, great quality and plenty of it. In short the service was consistently excellent.

The most impressive thing about the weekend was the value for money. £185 for an unforgettable experience in fantastic surroundings can’t be beaten. My guys particularly commented on the lack of ‘hidden extras’.This, as well as the above points, all helped create the feel of genuinely being valued as customers. I think this is the reason you have built up a fair bit of ‘brand loyalty’ from the other groups we talked to on the activities.

Thanks again for a great weekend – we’ll be back.” Ade Butteriss, 4th October 2010

“Great value. You simply can’t improve on it and I can’t wait to come back.” Mr. Jason Taylor, London

“The instructors were great at their jobs and fantastic people!” Ms. S. Hislam, Southampton

“Just wanted to pass on the entire groups thanks for an absolutely brilliant weekend. Call of the Wild were brilliant in looking after us and the trip exceeded everyones expectations. Thank you all so much. We will be back!” Geoff Catling, Birmingham

Reviews 2009

“Had a fantastic weekend and don’t think anything could be improved. We will most certainly be coming back.” Ms. L. Ellams, Newcastle-under-Lyme

“For £126 this was excellent value!” Simon Brent, London

“Just to say I had a fantastic weekend! Can’t wait to come back. Top effort.” Simon Gay, Portsmouth

“A fantastic weekend enjoyed by all” Ms. L.Dykes, Staffs

“We had a fabulous weekend, thank you very much. Everything went like clockwork and, as Best Man, I couldn’t have wished for a better result. I must say that you and Call of the Wild in general have been absolutely fantastic and I can’t praise your service highly enough. The hotel was perfect, the caving activity was brilliant and Swansea was a first-class location for stag parties.

Please pass on our thanks to Mike, James, Lee for the way they conducted the caving. They were extremely professional and we all felt very safe under their watch. We were all hugely impressed by the caves and throroughlly enjoyed the caving experience. The Swansea night-life was very good, too. We had a superb meal in La Parilla on Saturday night and we found it very easy getting from the hotel to the various bars in and around Wind Street. And as we are all used to paying vastly inflated prices for drinks, it was a welcome change to order a round of 16 drinks in Oceana night club and still get change from a £20 note!!

“I would recommend your company to anyone and hope to try more of your activities in the future.” Edward Oldrey, London

“A massive thanks for all your efforts in helping me organise the weekend. I know we all had an awesome time. The activities were fantastic.” Simon Adams, Oxford

Reviews 2008

“I recently returned from an adventure holiday in New Zealand where I went canyoning and caving and the guides over there asked me why I had come to New Zealand to try canyoing when Call of the Wild in Wales do canyoning in the Brecon Beacons. When back I booked a day canyoning with Call of the Wild as a joint birthday present for my father and brother. The scenery was every bit as good and the activity just as exciting (and wet!). In future I’ll contact Call of the Wild before choosing to fly to the other side of the world!” David Manley, London

“Canyoning brilliant” Ms. C. Carter, Wilts

“The weekend was excellent and I would recommend to others” Mr. S. Kew, Solihull

“Can’t fault the staff, the place or the activites” Mr. T. Redfern, Buxton

“All staff encountered were brilliant” Mr. M. Wargent, Essex

“Fantastic weekend, excellent value for money, very memorable, thanks” Mr. D. Colquhoun, Amersham

“Great guys and would definitely come back” Mr. B. Mills, Bristol

“It was brilliant! Had an awesome weekend. Everyone was really friendly and made us feel very welcome. thank you” Ms. A. Lyle, Weymouth

“One of the best weekends I have ever had” Mr. E. Arran, Theale

“It was a fantastic weekend weekend that was excellent value and well planned” Mr. M. Richards, London

“A superb all in one package that made for a fantastic weekend” Mr. N. Allen, Shoreham

“I’ve been assessing tourism business’ on quality as part of my job for years and call of the Wild are the best I’ve come across. Your customer care is outstanding” Mr. A. Hughes, Swansea

Reviews 2007:

“Fantastic; will recommend to many people!” Mr G Foden, Chichester

“The whole package was very well thought out with the only money needed for beer. Definitely want to come back, soon!” Mr S Robinson

“Thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Amazed myself by jumping off 3 waterfalls! Quad biking was cool and would definitely do it again. Well done guys.” Mr T Bell, Hampshire

“Awesome weekend.” Mr T Woodley, Uxbridge

“Staff, brilliant coaching and really friendly.” Mr T Poole, Kent

“I had a fantastic weekend. Scenery is beautiful and everyone who was involved in organising our activities and instructing us were great fun and friendly. I would love to come back again.” Ms J Ray, Guernsey

“Altogether a fantastic days activity, thoroughly enjoyed by all (Canyoning).” Mt T Ferens, Bucks

“Canyoning, absolutely fantastic.” Mr P Turner, Tumbridge Wells

“I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, thank you. We are thinking of another reason to holiday with you!” Mr J GaddDorset

“Staff were great, relaxed and fun.” Mr C Leven, London

“Really good fun, much better than other hen dos we’ve been on with similar activities. Everything exceeded expectations, thank you.” Ms S Waldron, London

“Staff friendly, reassuring and very helpful.” Mr A Grady, Wareham

“I Had a great time, very impressed with everything. Best hen party I have been on.” Ms A Powell, Gloucs

“Great weekend, very happy with service, well done. Will recommend to friends.” Mr N Halstead, London

“Quad bike instructors very friendly and entertaining, making for a memorable day.” Mr S Barrett, Bristol

“Thanks very much for making our weekend go as smoothly as possible. All members of staff at Merlins and the activities made us feel very welcome and made the whole stay an extremely enjoyable one. Thanks again.” Mr D Whittaker, Cumbria

“Just keep doing what you do, it ain’t broke so don’t mend it.” Mr A Dungate, Suffolk

“Had a fab day canyoning.” Ms S Law, St Albans

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Letters

We also receive thank you letters from past customers. Here are some of the things they have written.

“I just wanted to write and thank you all for an excellent weekend which the kids loved even though some of them wouldn’t admit it! We’ve all been doing a lot of work about our time in Wales. The work is brilliant and full of positive experiences and enthusiasm, so I know they had a blast. As did we..so Wales gave us loads of positive stuff to work with.
Well thanks again for a great weekend and I’m sure I’ll be seeing you all again.” Vanessa Watson, Youth Worker with Momo Project, South Wimbledon

“Weekend was excellent. Thanks to everybody at Call of the Wild for their efforts. You’ve got a brilliant team there, well done.” Carlton Moore

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all on behalf of the Griffiths stag party members. The weekend was run to a very high standard but at the same time a casual approach was given. This made us all feel very welcome and allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our activities. Most of us had never taken part in these activities before and all of us will definitely be taking part in them again. Would you please also pass on our thanks to those who looked after us at Merlins. Barry and the catering staff including the waitresses, without them this weekend would not have been a STAG weekend. Barry was a star he looked after us for both nights, by keeping the bar open until the early hours. Once again thanks from all of us, you will be on the top of our list for the next weekend of this nature, that we consider taking part in.” M Griffiths – Berkshire

“Just a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and the Call of the Wild team for a fantastic weekend. I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing time we had. We all wanted to come away feeling challenged, shattered and on a high and that certainly happened! although speaking for myself here in saying that I did things that I never thought I would ever have the courage to do, I think the others would agree to that to. A huge thanks to you for doing a brilliant job of organising us all..But the main thing was we did everything that was set for us and we are still on a high from it all. Well, we are already planning when we can all get together in the Spring to do it all again, and remembering it all again while I’m sitting at my desk not wanting to be here!” Ms T Askew – Kent

“Just a brief note to say we had a most excellent weekend last weekend. Everyone really enjoyed it and we were all impressed by how you managed to be laid back and friendly and get usto the right place at the right time in such an efficient manner.” Mr N Davis – Cardiff

“A big thanks from all the boys who attended at the weekend. Everybody, without exception had a great time. I would like you to pass on our thanks to all the staff who provided us with a great welcome and excellent tuition. Finally, Ystradgynlais is a lovely place, all the locals we met made us very welcome.” Mr P Clements

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These testimonials are from a range of clients who have sampled all our services including stag parties, stag weekends, hen parties, team building, corporate events, school residentials, family activities, activity weekends, friends trips and more.