Avon Tyrrell

Avon Tyrrell activity centre is set in 65 acres of private grounds on the south west boundary of the New Forest and is part of the national youth work charity UK Youth. Offering both environmental education and adventurous activities, it is the ideal venue for a residential school trip. With safety being a key priority, all sessions are led by fully qualified and experienced instructors.

Activities are run with a personal development approach using the ethos of ‘challenge by choice’ to ensure that every young person works within their own ability levels and is encouraged to challenge themselves appropriately.



“The students had a very enjoyable visit and with your staff being so helpful and enthusiastic it ensured that we had a memorable time-we will be back” St Josephs School

 School Activities

Avon Tyrrell offers a comprehensive range of activities. Whichever activity session you choose it will be tailored to meet your group’s requirements and session planning is based on appropriately involving and challenging every young person, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which they can explore and develop. Activities can be linked to the National Curriculum, contact the bookings team to discuss your visit aims in more detail and develop an activity programme perfect for your group.

Adventurous Activities

  • Archery
  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes
  • Climbing & Abseiling
  • Pioneering
  • Problem Solving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Night Walk 


  • Trust Walk
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • RaftBuilding
  • Zip Wire
  • Adventure Course
  • Bush Craft
  • Fishing
  • Disco


Environmental Education 
  • Habitats and Interactions
  • A Sustainable Future
  • ShelterBuilding
  • Night Walk
  • Discovery Walk
  • Radical Recycling
  • Small Mammal Trapping 
  • Pond Dipping (March to October only)
  • Mini Beasts
  • Fabulous Food Chains
  • Treasure Hunt - (can be self guided)
  • Art in the Environment - (can be self guided)
  • Animal Orienteering - (can be self guided)
  • Bushcraft 

Learn a New Skill

It’s never too late to try something new. They welcome anyone and everyone who would like to try a new challenge. Their team of instructors can lead you through the basics in a number of different sports and activities. Sessions last for at least one and a half hours and during the sessions they will show you techniques and skills that will help you develop your new hobby when you are away from Avon Tyrrell.

  • Archery
  • Canoeing and/or Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Bushcraft and Survival Skills

Self Guided Activities

We realise that many of our groups are working to a tight budget when making plans for a residential, but want to offer a full activity programme to their group.  For this reason we offer a number of self guided activities for you to use with your group during your stay.

Some of these come with a leader pack and equipment to enable you to run the sessions, whilst others are set up around the grounds and are available for your use by prior arrangement.

These are great fun, can be run at any time by you and are great value.

  • Orienteering
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Nature Trail
  • Art In The Environment
  • Animal Orienteering
  • Fishing
  • Sports Courts (5-a-side, Netball)
  • Sports Courts (Tennis and Basketball)
  • Mountain Biking


Have a Fantastic Time in a Safe Environment

Our main aim is to provide a safe environment for visitors to; enjoy the great outdoors, have a brilliant time in a healthy but challenging environment, and leave with great memories having experienced outdoor learning.

"We RAISE aspirations, REALISE potential and RECOGNISE achievement, for all our guests when taking part in our activities."

Additional Information

The area/s in which this provider is available are:Home Counties

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