The Team

At the heart of Experience The Country are Managing Directors, Bryan and Val Wood. It all started when they began farming  in 1964, as a tenant of the National Trust, on a 180-acre farm on Dunstable Downs.

Since then they've launched themselves into a ginormous range of diversifications, such as restoring a 15th century barn, becoming the largest turf growers and producers in the country and having the Millennium Stadium and New York Jets as their first customers! Impressive right?

Now with over 1,400 acres, across three farms, Bryan and Val continue to run the working farms and two other business, including Experience The Country, which launched 7 years ago.

With a 4x4 off road course, that was originally designed by Land Rover, boasting tracks of over 3.5 miles of steep hills, deep water and wooded sections, it's the perfect place to put your driving skills to the test.

The office is run by a small enthusiastic team, dedicated to ensuring all guests have the most memorable events and the very best of experiences.

The estate has welcomed many faces from the rugby world over the years and been featured in many high profile events including:

  • The Chris Evans Breakfast Show Sporting Challenge
  • A 4X4 is Born for the Discovery Channel
  • BBC South today news 

Interested? Look at what visitors have had to say about their experiences on Trip Advisor

The estate has excellent transport links for both road and rail with easy access to the A421, A5, A4146, M1 and M40. Just a few minutes' drive from both central Milton Keynes and Bletchley train station (where we are happy to organise pick up and drop off). 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR CREATIVE TEAM

Amie

 

Amie

Office Manager
 

She specialises in quoting, planning and organising events as well as taking enquiries and bookings and looking after our accounts!. 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Selfridges, so many clothes... and shoes!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Be invisible  

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Ed Sheeran – Wembley

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Thailand 

Mark

 

Mark

Operations Director and Qualified BORDA Instructor
 

He specialises in all our Off-Road Driving, BORDA Training, Professional Driving, Winch Training, Team Building, Segways  Quads and many other things! (like making tea!).

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Halfords 

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? 

Make people happy

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Bruce Springsteen, it was one of the first ones at the bowl (yes, I’m the oldest one in the team).

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Australia

HELEN

 

HELEN

Event Manager
 

She specialises in event management and lots of other things (like drinking the tea Mark makes).

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

STA Travel

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

To fly

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Bastille, in Barcelona. The tiniest venue which meant we were right in the mix of it.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Melbourne, or pretty much anywhere in Australia. It has my heart.

ROSS

 

ROSS

Instructor
 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Paddock spares

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? 

Accelerated healing like Deadpool 

What was the best concert you ever attended?

My cousins in the nook 

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Ireland

Chloe

 

Chloe

Instructor / Guest Co-ordinator
 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Top shop

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? 

Mind powers

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Never been to a concert

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Not been to many places, but would love to go to Hawaii, it’s on my list!

Laura

 

Laura

Instructor
 

Laura can often be found braving all weathers with guests and heading out and about around the estate on segway and quad bike experiences.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Wickes

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? 

Laser eyes to chop up wood & food

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Nickleback

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

South Korea

Dave

 

Dave

Instructor
 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Majestic Wine

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Ultimate Mental Power

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Ravi Shankar in concert circa 1967

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

The Lake District fabulous scenery great history terrific pubs and restaurants

Simon

 

Simon

Instructor
 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

I don’t do credit cards!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Urm, I already have a superpower my amazing personality!

What was the best concert you ever attended?

I’ve been to quite a few from Tears For Fears in the 80’s, Tina Turner in the 90’s, Chris Rea and others but Shania Twain in Las Vegas will stay with me forever.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

My favourite place in the world so far has to be Italy, breathtaking scenery, great food and wine with sunshine.

Mikayla

 

Mikayla

Guest Co-ordinator
 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Also Selfridges, Like Ams!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

To read minds (scary, ey?)

What was the best concert you ever attended?

MK at Pacha (Does that count?!)

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

Ibiza

Laura

 

Laura

Target Sports Instructor
 

Ben

 

Ben

Qualified instructor