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Want to head into the woods?

Set in 42 acres of beautiful woodland, Youlbury in rural Oxfordshire offers both high adventure activities and traditional outdoor skills.

With both indoor accommodation and camping, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you.

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You’re spoilt for choice.  We have a wide range of modern accommodation lodges, campsites and tented villages, giving you great flexibility.

On-site camping
Many camping areas offer the feeling that you are the only ones on site, as they are surrounded by picturesque woodland; all 42 acres of it. If you prefer a more sociable location, then the main field is the place to be. With excellent facilities on site you’ll always be close to toilets and fresh running water on-site.

Indoor Accommodation
We have two accommodation lodges, and the Lawn Hut for day hire. 

Tented villages
Why worry about having to bring lots of bulky equipment with you? Our tented village takes care of all the hard work for you (well, most of it anyway!). Our tented village is a horseshoe of tents already pitched for you, complete with comfy mattress pads. There’s also a group tent with tables, benches, lighting and a basic camp kitchen.  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 May to October.

Equipment hire
Whether you’re completely new to camping, or just need a couple of extra bits and pieces for your group, we can help you with our equipment hire. We have tents, marquees, tables and benches available.

Available badge programmes

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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.

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Outdoor adventure

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.

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Adventure 50:50

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.


Bring science alive at Science Oxford Live, with plenty of interactive experiences.

  • Go to Oxford University with its stunning architecture, world famous Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean, Britain’s oldest public museum
  • Breeze over to Oxford Sailing Club to add some water-based adventure on large deep water reservoirs
Nearest Station: Oxford
Nearest Town: Oxford
Nearest Supermarket: Sainsbury’s OX4 4XR, 4 miles


Tel: 01865 638530