Avon Tyrrell UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre Hampshire Day

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Areas served:

South East

Bransgore, Christchurch, Hampshire, BH23 8EE

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

What we offer

We offer an extensive range of adventure and field studies activities that are linked to the National Curriculum and are independently quality assured.

Our Grade I listed calendar house offers full board accommodation and combines historic charm with modern facilities such as key coded locks, Wi-Fi and separate leaders rooms. We also offer accommodation in our lodges and have an on call person available at all times when the offices are closed.

Whether you enjoy our adventure, environmental activities or a mixture of both, all our sessions are carefully reviewed by trained staff to ensure that individuals experience outdoor learning and can take something away from their visit, as well as have a brilliant session/stay. With different package options individually tailored to meet the demands of your group, our outdoor learning opportunities contribute significantly to raising standards and improving student's personal, social and emotional development.

To help support your visit you are also able to take part in our Inspiration Award scheme or New Forest School Programme.

Our onsite Inspiration Award offers young people the chance to recognize their achievements and receive a certificate on completion of their stay. This award scheme is free of charge and details of this can be found on our website http://www.avontyrrell.org.uk

We also have staff trained to offer Forest School programmes. These sessions encourage young people to develop life skills through outdoor learning. It gives them freedom to experience and enjoy the outdoors by doing an amazing selection of activities, including: fire lighting, forest jewellery, tool work, cooking and shelter building.

What makes us a great choice?

The school market is our core market and as a Learning Outside the Classroom provider, everything we do looks at how we can contribute to a young person’s physical, personal and social development.

Avon Tyrrell ticks so many boxes - National Park, History and Heritage, Outdoor Learning linked to the National Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Personal and Social Development - Avon Tyrrell has it all! 

Our slogan ‘Experience, learn, develop’ really captures the concept of what Outdoor Learning is. We provide informal opportunities for young people that ignite a sense of achievement and inspiration, helping them reach their full potential, develop character, build resilience and have the opportunity to mature in a unique and unrivalled environment.

Accreditation and Awards

We have both AALA and the LOtC Quality Badge.

What is typically included?

Whilst we tailor each visit to individual needs and required learning outcomes, all sessions are linked to the National Curriculum and support continued learning and development back in the classroom. Whether your group is here for one session, a day or a full week residential, we will create a bespoke programme for you to ensure you get the most out of your visit. You can view more about the National Curriculum and links to the outdoors here: https://www.avontyrrell.org.uk/national_curriculum.html

Group Sizes Catered For

Our grade I listed house can accommodate up to 110, and out lodges, ranging from 6-14 berth can accommodate up to 62 people. Each booking is dealt with individually, and we can provide for all age groups and budgets.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We have a range of resources for teachers which are all available from the website before your visit - https://www.avontyrrell.org.uk/teachers_resources.html

These include documents to help you plan your visit, research and classroom resources.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, we would encourage guests to record their experiences, but would ask that any pictures, video or audio be taken of their own group or the site.

Risk Assessment Details

Risk assessments for all the activities are available from the Teachers Resources on the website - https://www.avontyrrell.org.uk/planning_your_visit_.html

Education Officer Information

We do have an education officer however all initial enquiries should go through our Guest Services Team.

Pricing Information

We can be really flexible and worth with teachers to their budgets and desired outcomes.

We offer really good rates on day visits November – March please contact Guest Services for more information. Example offer below;

Day Visits - Schools

Not looking for a school residential, but are interested in how outdoor learning can work for you and your students, join us for an activity day at Avon Tyrrell?

Included: 3 x Activities with hot cooked lunch (arrive at 09:00 / depart at 15:30)

Price: £25pp

Terms and Conditions: Valid for day visits in January, February and March 

Clothing Requirements

A suggested kit list can be found in the teachers resources section of our website here: https://www.avontyrrell.org.uk/planning_your_visit_.html

First Aid Information

All of our activity staff and a large proportion of our office based staff are first aid qualified so there will always be someone on site to deal with any first aid incidents. We also have an on call person available at any time throughout your stay. Should you wish to take part in any self led activities, or will be doing any off site visits or trips, we would advice that you bring a first aid qualified leader with you.

Available Facilities

Schools can have access to our floodlit sports courts for tennis and basketball as well as a grass football pitch. We also have a campfire site for use in the evenings and an on site shop for snacks and small souvenirs and gifts. There are facilities to eat a packed lunch and a marquee is available for additional socializing space.

The house has a canteen, dining area, games room, library, drawing room to watch a DVD and a bar for leaders in the evening.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Avon Tyrrell is a fully accessible site with adapted facilities and specialised equipment, to ensure all guests have the same opportunities. The main house has wide access doors, wheelchair ramps and a lift and we have additional equipment including shower trolleys and hoists.

An accessible pathway leads down to the lake where our Boathouse holds a disabled wet room and toilet facility. Hoists can be fitted at the lake and swimming pool and extra harnessing equipment is available for the at height? activities.

For a full list of our current access equipment, please visit http://www.avontyrrell.org.uk or speak to our customer services team for more information.

Having run a number of weekends specifically for the disability community, we have the knowledge and expertise to work with a variety of disabilities and give everyone the same opportunities to experience, learn and develop.

Opening Hours & Information

The Centre is open all year round.

Should you wish to visit the site us the site is open 7 days a week from 08:30-17:00. Our bookings team work Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00


Avon Tyrrell is the best school trip we have ever been on!”


“Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to do something we never thought we would do.”


“We are always hugely appreciative of the great working relationship we have built up with you and also of the staff that run our programmes. The quality of the estate; the constant improvements, the professional and friendly activity staff, as well as the positive and upbeat staff attitude, is way above anyone’s expectations.”


“Both groups thoroughly enjoyed their stays and we had a great time. It has been extremely worthwhile and has created great and positive memories for the pupils.”


“Firstly a massive thank you to all the instuctiors whi ran the activities abd helped us overcome our fears. Everyone was extremely supportive and you made every activity really fun. Secondly, thank you to all the other staff who made our stay even better. We had a really great time and hope we can come back another day.”

Other Information

Avon Tyrrell is a unique centre in a stunning location. Our high quality educational visits provide students with the best opportunities so?Experience Avon Tyrrell - Learn from your time with us - Develop your potential.

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