Welcome to Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House creates memorable experiences for more than 7,000 young people every year. Owned by the charity London Youth, the 17th Century Manor House is situated within 24 acres of grounds in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

We are passionate about helping young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, to become the best they can be. Through outdoor learning, exploration and bespoke activity programmes, we provide young people with the opportunity to experience success outside of the classroom.

We work with a number of groups including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, youth groups, charities and many more.

We offer outdoor and indoor activities, as well as accredited youth leadership courses, NCS experiences and DofE camping, alongside residential visits, day courses, team-building days, revision breaks and camping. We also teach over 900 children to swim every term and offer school holiday day camps.

Alongside the house, we have a number of facilities available for use by our visitors, or to hire out separately. These include our sports hall, swimming pool, 3G Astroturf pitch, mountain bike skills track and meeting room spaces.

Our site is fully accessible, and inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.

You can choose how Woodrow will work best for your group:

  • We can plan a bespoke outdoor activity programme with you.
  • You can run your own courses for training purposes, drama and dance or sports development and combine them with some of our activities.
  • Or you can completely plan your own visit.

In the last year:

71% of young people feel more able to take on leadership roles and support their team after visiting Woodrow.

87% of children felt coming to Woodrow helped them to trust their friends.

91% of youth professionals felt their young people could cope better with challenges after their residential.