Frequently Asked Questions - Outdoor Learning Centre

You can download our recommended kit list and e-brochure on our 'Useful Downloads' page under 'Information Zone'.

A typical day visit includes 3 activities. A one-night stay includes up to 5 activities and 1 evening activity, for two-nights it's up to 9 activities and 1 evening activity, three-nights includes up to 13 activities and 2 evening activities... and so on!

We'll work with the group leader to design a bespoke activity programme for the residential stay. A typical day starts with breakfast at 7:30am or 8:15am, followed by two morning activities, lunch at 12:30 or 1:15pm, two afternoon activities, dinner served at 5:30 or 6:15pm, and an evening activity which will finish at approximately 9pm - it's a busy day!

We work with young people of all ages, however all of our activities have a minimum age limit of 5 years old. For some, children must be aged 8 years or older. These include: archery, swimming and Jacob's Ladder.

Absolutely. We have lots of groups stay with us who run their own programme entirely. They make good use of the indoor break-out spaces and sports hall facility. We can provide your group with projectors, screens and flip-chart stands too. If you have any specific requests, please do get in touch to discuss your requirements (

You can download all of these documents, and more, on our 'Useful Downloads' page under 'Information Zone'.

Woodrow High House sleeps up to 136 people, split between 26 bedrooms. The bedrooms vary in size, sleeping between 2 to 10 people. Bedrooms are dormitory style and consist of bunk beds or single beds.

The last activity finishes at approximately 9pm. This is when we handover to the group leader who will make the group aware of when they expect "lights out". Similarly, the group leader will work with the children to arrange the rooming.

Group leaders share two to a room (two single beds). We provide all of the bed linen, and ensure your beds are made up for you prior to your arrival. You'll also get a small kettle, tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided in your room.

You do not need to bring your own bedding, we provide all of this for you. You will however need to ensure you have a towel (or two if your group is swimming). The children will be required to make up their own beds (a great team-building exercise).

Our wonderful catering team will provide three hearty meals a day. You can take a look at an example menu on our 'Useful Downloads' page under 'Information Zone'.

Yes. If staying residentially, we will provide meals commencing from your first evening until lunch on your departure day. Please ensure packed lunches are healthy and nut-free, and in a disposable bag.

No. As we have young people on site for much of the time, Woodrow has a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol, and it can neither be brought onto, nor consumed on our site.

Yes. Every group is assigned a "lounge" area which can be used to run self-led classroom based sessions, or for that much needed downtime after a busy day outside. If you need more than one break-out space, please discuss this at the booking stage with a member of the team.

Yes you can. Your group can make use of all our wonderful facilities throughout your stay, including timetabled use of the swimming pool (as a single activity session), sports hall and 3G floodlit AstroTurf pitch. If you require exclusive use of these facilities, this will need to be discussed at the booking stage.

Your safety is our priority. Our centre is regularly inspected and all our activities are operated in accordance with strict operating standards that define the minimum requirements for staff qualifications, supervision arrangements, equipment, facilities and appropriate clothing. All activities have a defined session plan and all instructors are regularly observed to make sure they’re complying with our safety standards and delivering a quality experience to our visitors. We’ve risk assessed all our activities and these are updated and reviewed constantly to reflect any changes. Woodrow High House has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. We have a Duty Instructor on hand 24 hours a day to deal with any problems you might have while you’re staying with us. There’s always a Duty Manager on call and ready to help too.

Yes of course, we’d be pleased to welcome you to Woodrow! If you’re a teacher, youth leader of booking lead please send an email to and we will arrange a convenient time for you to visit. If you're a parent or young person, you can take a look at our virtual tour on the 'Visitor guide' homepage.

We take all complaints very seriously. Please contact us via email on or call us on 01494 433531.

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