What we're about

Enjoy activities and adventures all year round and make new friends with WAMM. From walks to weekends away, quizzes to escape rooms, theme parks to adventure sports - WAMM has it all.

WAMM hosts walks most Saturdays throughout the year and mid-week evenings between March and September. Our year-round social programme is based in and around Leicester, with walks and adventures across the Midlands and occasional trips further afield. Most Saturday walks are planned with public transport in mind.

Here are just some of the many activities we have planned...
* Walks
* Theme parks
* Escape rooms
* Murder mysteries
* Treasure hunts
* Canoe trips
* Go Ape
* Games and quizzes
* Camping
* Aqua parks

WAMM is free to join and to attend many of our activities. Where there is a cost involved, this is clearly stated in the event listing and payment is required upfront when booking your place.

When planning on attending one of our events, please ensure you read the description fully, including any related policies. By attending any WAMM event you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. All WAMM activities are strictly 18+ only. If you have any questions, you can contact us through Meetup, Facebook or email.

Upcoming events (5+)

Roxane’s Semi-Surprise Birthday Party 🍾

Leicester City

PLEASE RSVP before the 15th of October. It’s Roxane’s Birthday! 😃 So let’s put our heads together and organise a super-duper surprise party! 😃 Technically it won’t be a 100% surprise for Roxane! Simply because Roxane knows that something is happening 😀 Although blind-folding isn’t ruled out it is still can only be a semi-surprise 😀 So the plan is - I’m going to see who is interested in taking part and then we will go on WhatsApp, to decide and discuss what we are doing 😀 Look forward to your RSVPs 😀 xxxx

Derbyshire Camping Weekend

Yew Tree Farm Camping

Join WAMM and WAMSD (our South Downs group) on a fantastic walking and camping weekend away in East Derbyshire and surrounding area. We've got a variety of walks and socials planned to make the most of this weekend. On Saturday there will be a trip to a Robin Hood escape room, followed by a 7.5 mile WAMMble around the beautiful Ogston Reservoir. On Sunday we are visiting Matlock Bath for a walk across Giddy Edge and the high-level and riverside paths that wander high and low around the village. Starting at Matlock Bath railway station the walk continues around Matlock, Cromford, the River Derwent and the surrounding cliffs. In the evening we will be going to the Matlock Illuminations and fireworks in Matlock Bath. Full details of the walks and socials are available on their separate Meetup event pages. We will be camping at Yew Tree Farm Campsite in Alfreton. You are responsible for booking and paying for your own campsite reservation. Book your pitch at https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Derbyshire/Alfreton/yew_tree_farm/. You are responsible for reading and agreeing to the campsite rules. There is on site parking near the tents; toilets and showers (though these may not be warm in October). Dogs are welcome (£4 extra). I know Alfreton isn't that far to drive for WAMMblers, but you're welcome to join me at the campsite if you are coming Saturday and Sunday and can't be bothered to drive home inbetween! Approximate weekend timetable: Friday 9pm - Angela due to arrive at campsite Saturday 11.30am - Robin Hood escape room Sunday 1.45pm - Ogston Reservoir WAMMble - 7.5 miles Saturday 7pm - Group meal out Sunday 10am - Giddy Edge from Matlock Bath WAMMble - 7.5 miles Sunday 5.30pm - Matlock Illuminations Monday 10:00am - Set off home Suggested kit list: Rucksack for walks Water bottle Packed lunches Breakfasts Walking clothes Walking boots Waterproofs (just in case) Towel Tea Towel Pyjamas Clothes for group meals out Cash for group meals out Sleeping bag Pillow Air bed or roll mat Tent Battery pack (optional for charging mobile phone) Headtorch Earplugs Disclaimer - All WAMM events are 18+. By signing up you agree you are taking part at your own risk and agree to our terms and conditions - http://www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/24770392/Terms_and_Conditions

Robin Hoods: Breakout Friar Tuck Escape Room

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

GBP 18.00

ONE TEAM. ONE ROOM. ONE HOUR. ONE GOAL. CAN YOU ESCAPE? UK Escape Games is an entertaining puzzle-based live escape game; a new form of entertainment. The goal is simple: escape from the room or series of rooms in 60 minutes using only the mind, logic and teamwork, solving all the puzzles and mysteries. Your team is locked in a custom built, challenging and entertaining environment to solve the many mysteries, puzzles and challenges to find the final key. In 60 minutes, players will have to unite into an efficient team to discover the hidden clues, objects and codes to reach the goal and escape from the room! The door closes behind you it’s time for the “escape games” to begin. The lock slides home. And you’re trapped. As the clock begins its countdown, the reality of the situation hits you. You’ve got one hour to work out what is in here, and how it can help you escape. Or the room will have you, forever… These are more than just escape rooms. This is UK Escape Games. Multiple rooms, completely immersive set design, fiendish mysteries, and authentic atmosphere combine to create the most realistic locked room escape challenges in the country. Designed to thrill, each game is spectacularly imagined down to the last detail. Crack codes. Retrieve lost items. Build machines. Reveal hidden doors. UK Escape Games locked room puzzles incorporate mental, physical, and behavioural tests. And every item, every detail on the walls, floors, and ceilings—it could all be part of the solution. The only thing you know for sure is that the clock won’t stop ticking, no matter how long it takes you to piece together the mystery! Thrilling, completely convincing, UK Escape Games sets the standard for other escape rooms. There are machines to operate, hidden switches to find, and codes to crack. Will you get to the answers in time? You’ll need to work together to solve the clues and break out of the amazingly realistic, detailed environments we’ve created in our escape rooms. We will meet at the venue at 11.10am, We need to attend a 15 minute briefing before entering the room at 11.30am. For satellite navigation reference, the postcode for UK Escape Games is LE13 1SQ. This will get visitors to Thorpe Road where they can then follow the brown tourist information signs to the Twinlakes Park site, upon which UK Escape Games is situated. The car park is a shared facility with Twinlakes Park. Robin Hoods: Breakout Friar Tuck (escape game) - In Robin Hoods: Breakout Friar Tuck your band of merry man have been captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham and banged up in the castle dungeon. Every day the sheriff leaves his office in the castle dungeon to collect taxes around the town. Robin Hood has managed to sneak in and leave you clues to breakout. You have 60 mins before the Sheriff returns. Payment is required upfront at the time of booking. Please see our payment policy www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/[masked]/Payment_Policy. The price depends on the number of people playing. If we have more than 2 attendees there will be a slight cash refund on the day. Disclaimer - All WAMM events are 18+. By signing up you agree you are taking part at your own risk and agree to our terms and conditions - www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/[masked]/Terms_and_Conditions

Ogston Reservoir WAMMble - 7.5 miles

Ogston Reservoir

Quick guide: Length=3 Pace=3 Terrain=3 Hills=3 (walk grades guide available at http://www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/24770028/Walk_Grade_Descriptions) Join WAMM to amble beside the Amber and hike to Highoredish for far-reaching views on this circumnavigation of Ogston Reservoir. This rambling circuit around Ogston Reservoir will lead you off the beaten track. It takes you through meadows laced with wild flowers and alongside woodland where the remains of an old derelict chapel lie hidden. Along the way be sure to scan the skies for the sight of an osprey as this rare bird has been known to visit Ogston during the summer on its return from its winter nesting grounds in West Africa. Moderately strenuous hike along country lanes and roads without pavements, woodland paths with trip hazards and across fields and stiles where livestock may be grazing. Fields planted with crops (or stubble/ploughed in late October). We will meet in the small free car park Ogston Reservoir North (note this is not the main Ogston Reservoir West car park - look at the map pin). We will meet at 1.30pm. I do not believe there are toilets on the WAMMble or at the start. We will have a late packed lunch somewhere on the way, so bring a packed lunch. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions on the day. Please see www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/[masked]/Walks'_suggested_clothing_and_kit_list for details of a suggested clothing and kit list. Disclaimer - All WAMSD events are 18+. You are responsible for ensuring you are correctly dressed for walking, that you are bringing any water and refreshments you require and that you feel fit and healthy enough to take part. Our walks are led by experienced walkers, but we cannot foresee and prevent all hazards. Routes are planned by experienced volunteers and many are prewalked in advance, but poor weather and path conditions, livestock movements and path diversions may ocur without warning. By signing up you agree you are taking part at your own risk and agree to our terms and conditions - www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/[masked]/Terms_and_Conditions

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