TAKE A VISIT TO DORSET'S HIDDEN JEWEL
Located in the heart of the beautiful and historic district of Purbeck, Buddens boasts 95 acres of varied countryside, heath, woodland, water meadows and plantations. With a variety of campsites, each with a different character, and a wide range of programmes catering for all groups, there is something for everyone.
See our full activity list here.
See our courses here.
See our prices here.
FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION
With 95 acres across the site we can accommodate many groups at once.
We have created some 40 individual campsites of varying character. Some are wooded, others are open and one borders an 8 acre lake that we have use of. They vary in size from sites suitable for a small group or a Duke of Edinburgh team to larger sites suitable for large scale events.
Toilets and Showers
Buddens has a toilet and shower building including a separate toilet and shower for disabled use.
Our tented village is made up of 4m bell tents for young people and 3m bell tents for adults and come complete with comfortable mattresses, electric lanterns and storage boxes, so all the hard work has been taken care of for you – well, most of it! There’s also a group tent with tables, benches and lighting. With space for 40 young people and four adults in 10 bell tents it’s a great alternative to the standard camping experience or even staying in a lodge. Mix it up a bit and book a different option each time you visit. Available to book from mid-May.
Available badge programmes
Cubs Pioneer and Backwoods Cooking Activity Badges
Cubs Our Adventure Challenge Award
Scouts Activity Centre Service Badge
Explorer Scout Adventure Weekend
Choose your own School adventure experience
It's your experience, so you're in charge. We believe that you should play a key role in designing your experience. To help, we have four basic products as a starting point:
Original outdoor experience
Immersed in the outdoors, young people will learn skills, work as a team and develop a sense of responsibility.
1-4 nights in our tented village.
Why? Learn new skills, promote team work.
Young people are invited to paddle, climb and think their way through a series of exciting challenges, from canoeing and archery to high ropes and orienteering.
1-4 nights in our lodges or tented village.
Why? Form strong working relationships between teachers and pupils; develop initiative and self-reliance.
Split your time between self-led sessions and instructed activities. We can help you meet your learning objectives by providing activities, skills or simply the space you need.
2-4 nights, full board accommodation in our lodges.
Why? Mix of teacher time and structured activities.
Ultimate outdoor adventure
A real sense of adventure, sailing vast lakes, summiting mountain peaks and crawling through caves, challenges don't get much more exciting than this.
1-4 night residential in the Lake District, with full board accommodation either indoors or in our tented village.
Why? Inspiring experience showing the value of working towards a goal.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
Scout Adventures Buddens is on the main railway and is easily accessible by road from Dorchester, Poole and Swanage.
Other attractions not far from the town and in the Isle of Purbeck include:
- Corfe Castle
- Lulworth Castle
- Putlake Adventure Farm
- Monkey World
- The Tank Museum