Woodrow High House Amersham Buckinghamshire Day

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South East

Cherry Lane, Amersham, HP7 0QG

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Woodrow High House is London Youth’s outdoor education centre in Buckinghamshire, providing bespoke activity programmes dependent on the objectives of your visit. Visitors include primary, secondary, independent & special needs schools.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Citizenship | Outdoor Education | Science | PSHE | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Mathematics | History | Geography | Environmental Studies | Design and Technology | Team Building

What we offer

We offer a wide range of activities which can be incorporated into your bespoke programme. We place a great deal of importance upon the skills developed during these activities reflecting on what has been learnt at the end of each session.

A sample of our activities include: archery; low ropes; nightline; team building exercises; orienteering; woodland walk; pond dipping; rocket building; camp fire; scavenger hunt; swimming; pioneering; bushcraft; den building and new for 2017... 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.

Learning Away have shown that planning a Brilliant Residential can: improve relationships between teachers and pupils; improve engagement; improve behaviour; create a greater sense of belonging; raise aspirations; significantly boost SATs progress and significantly improve students' transition experiences.

To read more about how to make your residential a Brilliant one, you can access advice and lots of free resources here: http://learningaway.org.uk/residentials/guiding-principles/

What makes us a great choice?

We adapt our programmes and vary the style of delivery to ensure that we provide exactly what your group needs. At Woodrow we give young people a safe, but real, taste of adventure - boosting their self-confidence and encouraging them to try new experiences. All our programmes include problem solving tasks which help young people to play a more effective role in a team. As well as being educational, children have a fun and enjoyable experience in the outdoors.

Accreditation and Awards

LOTC Quality Badge - R2QB103385

Group Sizes Catered For

We cater for any group sizes, whether you want to bring 6 people or 106 people! We operate on a ratio of 1 instructor to 15 young people.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We do not provide teachers with projects, packs or work sheets.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, we are happy for both children and teachers to take photos, videos and audio! We would love you to share your experiences with us via our social media channels.

Risk Assessment Details

Our Risk Management Summary is available for download from our website. We can provide individual risk assessments for all of our activities on request. We are also happy to show group leaders around the site prior to their visit if they would like to carry out their own risk assessments

Education Officer Information

We do not have an Education Officer. For sales enquires please contact our Development Manager - Andrea via email: or by telephone on 01494 433531.

Pricing Information

Our prices vary throughout the year and are priced seasonally. Our price is inclusive of food and activities and start at £20 for a day visit. All our teacher places are free!

Clothing Requirements

You can download our full Kit List? from our website here: http://londonyouth.org/residential-centres/woodrow-high-house/schools/

We recommend you bring warm, comfortable and waterproof clothing. Layers are a good idea also. Bring wellies if you have them!

We ask all of our day visitors to bring a packed lunch with them. We recommend you bring your lunch in a disposable bag.

First Aid Information

All of our instructors are first aid trained and therefore there is no need for you to bring a qualified first aider.

Available Facilities

Our day visitors spend the whole day outside, using a variety of our activities. For lunch your group can picnic in the grounds, or when the weather isn?t as nice we can provide an indoor space for you. We have outdoor toilets and water available throughout the day.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The majority of our activities can be adapted to suit your groups needs and can be accessed via a forest wheelchairs available if required. Our swimming pool has a hoist, to enable wheel chair users to use the pool.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open all year round, January to December! We do however close over the Christmas period.


The instructors are reliable, skilled and clearly well managed. They know what is supposed to be happening, they lead activities well and they are endlessly patient with queries from staff and children. The food is excellent and the catering staff efficient, friendly and humorous, and although we didn?t meet the housekeeping staff we found the house and facilities clean and well looked after. The staff are clearly a team and they couldn?t do enough for us. Weston Turville School

From point of contact those who supported with the administration of planning our visit were patient, prompt with replying, flexible with the numerous changes/requests we made and of course polite and professional. On arrival we found the team who dealt with our all girl group, some of which who have never camped before, just as fantastic as their colleagues. Woodrow is equally beautiful, clean and suitably equipped for our activity and camping needs. I found the team to be welcoming, well trained, polite and patient.

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