Woodrow High House Amersham Buckinghamshire Residential
Cherry Lane, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0QG
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Woodrow High House is one of London Youth's residential centres. As a charity we aim to support and challenge young people to be the best they can be.
Our regular customers include primary and secondary schools, independent schools and special needs schools. We arrange bespoke activity programmes dependent on the objectives of your visit.
Woodrow High House is a 17th Century Manor House with plenty of character. It is situated within 24 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Chilterns, in Amersham. It is approximately a 10 minute drive from Amersham train station - the last stop on the Metropolitan line, allowing for easy access from London. The site is also accessible via public transport with regular bus services available and is coach accessible. Our beautiful grounds provide an ideal setting to get away and enjoy the countryside, maybe even spot some local wildlife. An evening round the camp fire, complete with songs and stories, is the perfect way to round off the day.
We have our very own Sports Centre with a heated swimming pool on site. The Sports Centre can be used for a number of purposes, from playing Basketball to indoor archery and even musical theatre with our stage and lighting facilities.
The site is secure and not publically accessible. All of our external doors are locked and coded, with codes updated regularly. We also have CCTV. All of our staff are DBS checked and complete Safety and Safeguarding training. Furthermore, the Woodrow Instructor Team are First Aid and Fire Marshall trained. Our Senior Instructor Team and Head of Centre live on site and are available 24/7 in case of emergency.
We offer a wide range of exiting outdoor activities such as archery, low-ropes, nightline, bushcraft and pioneering. We focus on helping the young people develop their soft skills; these include skills such as confidence, resilience, communication and listening. New for 2017 is our high ropes course - The Jacob's Ladder! This is a giant swinging ladder and is our most physical and challenging activity yet. It involves agility, great communication and strength. Up to 3 people climb at once with the rest of the team getting involved by holding the ropes and cheering their classmates on! Our fully qualified instructor team can work with groups of all ages and abilities.