About us

We believe in the power of outdoor education to change lives for the better.

We see the proof every day; when a child takes their first step on a climbing wall, when new friends encourage each other to leap into a river, or when a teacher sends a letter about grades achieved above and beyond what was expected.

Here at Hampshire Outdoor Centres we help young people grow through adventure activities that challenge and inspire.


Our values


We encourage young people to try new things, build their confidence and overcome obstacles


We inspire young people to improve their physical and mental health

Being safe

We teach young people about risk and give them skills to keep safe


We help young people to understand their personal and social responsibilities


We encourage young people to think about the environment and their impact on a local and global scale

We see our work as an investment in a child’s future, as we strive to help them achieve their full potential. The reward is seeing students make healthy choices in life thanks to the positive skills and behaviours gained during their time with us. When pupils take part in one of our learning programmes they begin on a path of self-discovery. In fact, we would describe your visit to us as a learning journey rather than a school trip.

Because we’re part of Hampshire County Council - a large local authority serving a community of over 1.3 million people - we can offer first-class outdoor education that puts pupils before profits. This means that, unlike most of our competitors, we answer to the needs of schools not shareholders or the bottom line. We can go the extra mile and create bespoke programmes tailored to your purposes. It is also why we offer a Covid-19 guarantee with all our bookings, which gives a full refund or the chance to reschedule a visit if you cancel because of the coronavirus.

Very safe environment for the children and top class facilities. Instructors were universally excellent, positive and energetic. Encouraging the right amount of risk taken from the boys.
Sussex House School, 2019
Instructor fixing equipment

Our focus is always to put young people first. To help them build resilience, confidence and respect. And an appreciation for the great outdoors!

Our highly skilled and incredibly passionate instructors will be with you every step of the way, to guide and encourage, and help create long-lasting memories.


Contact us today to begin your learning adventure