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.
See our full activity list here.
See our courses here.
See our Prices here.
FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION
You’re spoilt for choice. We have a wide range of modern accommodation lodges, campsites and tented villages, giving you great flexibility.
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.
Choose from 4 accommodation lodges and a number of non-residential buildings, which can be used for meetings or training.
Our two new tented villages are made up of 4m bell tents for young people and 3m bell tents for adults they come complete with:
- Comfortable mattresses
- Electric lanterns
- Storage boxes
There’s also a group tent with tables, benches and lighting. Each tented village has space for 40 young people and four adults in 10 bell tents it is available to book from mid-May until October.
Why worry about having to bring lots of bulky equipment with you? Whether you just need a few additional items, want to start from scratch, or just want to cut down on transport costs and the amount you bring with you, we have a wide range of items on-site available for hire, including tents.
Available badge programmes
Cubs Backwoods Cooking and Pioneer Activity Badges
Scouts Adventure Challenge
Scouts Activity Centre Service
Explorer Activity Centre Service Badge
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.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
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