WHO WE ARE
Hailing from the sandy dunes of South Africa, Baboon Adventures is the UKs first three-wheeled electric scooter tour operator!
Currently based on the gorgeous plains of Charlton Park Estate, Malmesbury,
we provide a completely unique way to enjoy sight-seeing or an adrenaline rush for all you thrill-seekers out there!
Eco-friendliness is woven into the fabric of our DNA so our scooters are all 100% electric, meaning we never disturb the wildlife or pollute the surrounding area.
In fact you will often find that horses, deer and red kites join us on the trail!
We embrace the ever-changing nature of the Great British weather so we operate in all seasons, be it hot and sunny, wet and muddy or even in the snow!
ADVENTURE TOUR Bookings are LIVE NOW
➤ Fully guided adventure for the whole family
➤ Fully electric, sit-on 3 wheeled scooters
➤ Easy to control; drivers from 12yrs +,
passengers from 5yrs +
➤ Choose to ride solo or bring a passenger
➤ Suitable for ALL experience levels - small groups travel at the speed you are comfortable with
HOW IT WORKS:
TEST RIDE + SAFETY BRIEFING:
➤Meet your guides, get signed in + kitted up with a helmet
Head to our test ride area for your safety briefing
➤Have your test ride with instruction from our guides + get the hang of the controls (approx 20 mins of the tour)
Once you're confident with your driving have a try with your passenger (passengers are optional)
➤Simple controls are suitable for all levels of experience- quicker to learn for those with previous quad or motorbike experience
HEAD OUT ON THE ROUTE:
➤Over 6km of grassy farm paths, muddy tracks + woodland trails round the historic 4500 acre Charlton Park Estate.
➤Test your skill down windy trails and explore some of the Cotswold woodlands
➤Try out the electric acceleration on the trail open sections
➤Keep your eyes open for wildlife + farm animals
➤Stop midway for a refreshment break (drinks provided- unfortunately non-alcoholic!)
➤Plenty of opportunity for those insta-worthy pictures + videos!
Scooters are 100% electric very quiet + no fumes + no disturbance to nature
➤Some trails can be bumpy- we go slower when we need to!
➤It can be muddy after rain- bring some clothes to get dirty!
CHECK ONLINE FOR OUR DAILY DEPARTURE TIMES
Pre bookings essential
Please call/whatsapp for last minute availability
We operate in all weathers!
£35pp for a driver, £15pp for a passenger
Tours are approx 1.5 Hours long (including 20 mins test ride + briefing)
for 2 people combined- 3 wheelers 130kgs
Please note- we cannot allow passengers on 2 wheelers
WHAT TO BRING:
➤Closed shoes essential (trainers/walking boots do best)
➤Long trousers are recommended
➤After rainfall, our route becomes muddy with a lot of spray off; be sure to bring clothes that you’re happy to get muddy and/or waterproofs
➤If it's cold- bring some gloves and wrap up warm
➤If you need to bring a bag on route- make sure it is a small backpack style (hand bags are difficult to take out!) (we can store bags in our reception if they're not taken on route)
WHERE TO GO:
We’ve moved! Now operating at:
Charlton Park Estate
(check out our separate DIRECTIONS SHEET for clear pics + maps on how to find us)
Please be aware some Google maps routes try to send you through private estate roads that are not accessible
(the road ‘Park Street’ past Charlton Church is private + not accessible)
➤Make sure you approach on the A429 (Crudwell Road)
➤Turn into ‘Charlton Park Estate’ off the A429
Once into the Estate:
➤Head straight on until the road bears right (+- 150 meters)
Signed towards: Estate Office + Charlton Park House
(following the high red brick wall on the right)
➤Follow the brick wall until it ends on right hand side (+- 100 meters) and immediately take small turning right onto gravel track with trees either side of entrance
➤Follow this track down (+- 150 meters) until you see the Baboon Adventures’ Base
➤Parking on the right hand side
Please contact us if any difficulty with directions
MOONLIGHT TOUR Bookings opening Summer 2022
Join the BABOON ADVENTURES CREW on a unique adventure; our brand new MOONLIGHT TOURS.
Grab some glowsticks + embark around our forest and farmland trail; from a new night time perspective.
Take some peaceful rest stops and listen for our Great British nightbirds and Owls. Glimpse the badgers and foxes that are most active at dusk.
If the skies are clear, spot some starlight too!
Explore the forest course with your guide + finish by our outdoor woodland fire pit area for some drinks.
Our scooters have bright LED headlamps to help see where you’re going!
Awesome for couples, families and those seeking something a little different!
1.5hrs long (inc 20 mins test ride session)
£40pp for a driver, £20pp for a passenger
Inc guides, drinks and glowsticks!
Please note: we will be operating moonlight tours again Summer 2022
How it works:
>Meet your guides, sign in and grab a hot drink to start (please note we are newly located to this farm, because of this our meeting point is not undercover!)
>Get fitted with a helmet and stroll 5 minutes to our test ride area.
>Full safety briefing and test ride (approx 20 mins of the tour) from one of our team to introduce you to our scooters.
>Try both a 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler to see which you are most comfortable with (quicker to learn if you’ve had previous scooter/motorbike or quad bike experience) but suitable for all levels. DRIVERS from 12yrs+
(please note: if after the test ride our guides are not confident with the driving level of a participant, we reserve the right to change clients to a passenger/disallow them to join on the tour for safety reasons)
Once you're confident with your driving, have a try with your passenger (to check they’re also feeling balanced) in our test ride area (PASSENGERS from 5yrs+).(passengers are optional)
Head out onto our farmland trail for some laps:
-Grassy paths along the edge of our site to test some speed
-Small winding and (slightly) technical paths through our woodland trail, get a feel for the handling and the lesser explored side of the forest
-Look out for occasional wildlife sightings in the Great British woodland
fully electric scooters: very quiet + no fumes = no disturbance to nature
-Some areas of our trail are very bumpy (we go slower when we need!)
-It can be muddy after rain- bring some clothes to get dirty!
We operate in all weathers- so bring your rain coat too!
At the end of the tour finish by our outdoor firepit and enjoy some drinks