Home to UK Youth, Avon Tyrrell is our leading outdoor learning centre in the New Forest National Park.
Avon Tyrrell offers an extensive range of adventure, outdoor learning and tailored programmes for groups and individuals, helping young people develop core life skills.
Understanding the strengths and needs of young people means we empower them to build bright futures, dedicating our time to providing opportunities and unlocking potential through inclusive outdoor learning.
With over 40 different activities ranging from canoeing and kayaking to climbing, archery, mountain biking and raft building as well as on site accommodation in our Grade I listed house, self-catering lodges and camping there are opportunities for everyone from youth organisations, corporate companies and schools to families and friends.
Our experience and industry expertise means we recognise and reward achievements made outside of the classroom, and partnerships, support and funding from local councils and foundations provides us with the best opportunities to ensure everyone can 'Experience, Learn and Develop'.
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We have a wide range of activities that are designed to encourage young people to experience, learn and develop. From archery to bushcraft, climbing and abseiling to raft building - we have an activity for everyone.
Through varied weekend and holiday programmes, Avon Tyrrell encourages everyone to take part in something new, challenging themselves in order to experience, learn and develop outdoors and discover their potential in new and engaging ways. We provide a safe environment for families to enjoy time together or for young people to enjoy activities with their peers.
Whatever the size of your group, or your budget, we have what you need to have a fantastic and comfortable stay with us. We offer three types of accommodation including rooms in our Avon Tyrrell grade I listed calendar house, 6,12 and 14 berth lodges and camping options.
Our extensive range of outdoor activities and development programmes at Avon Tyrrell provide an informal platform for learning. Teaching young people about communication, team work, self-awareness and resilience, encouraging them to work with and support others. These opportunities help teach young people crucial life skills and how they link to everyday challenges.
At Avon Tyrrell we not only provide development opportunities for the groups that visit but with 20% of our workforce undergoing an apprenticeship, we provide hands on learning and experiences for young people to help further develop their careers.
Our EcoHealth project helps support young people with mental health stress getting them back into work. Following training, our apprentices go on to support more young people through different outdoor opportunities and volunteers help maintain and develop the centre so that we can continue to offer a high quality provision for young people in the future.
At Avon Tyrrell we have a wealth of experience with NCS groups, a stunning location and highly qualified staff to help run your programme. Whether you are looking to change venue or have yet to book a venue for the upcoming programmes, please give us a call to register your interest.
Each year we successfully put around 10 young people through an apprenticeship programme, providing them with a solid platform of skills, qualifications and experience for future opportunities. We regularly provide exisiting staff with developmental training opportunities and have taken on various young people for work experience.
UK Youth have become experts in delivering powerful development and learning programmes. At our national Activity Centre at Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest, you will find the perfect location to run a Prince’s Trust Residential Programme with the support of the Avon Tyrrell Team.
"Our young people took part in activities that wouldn't normally be available to them such as kayaking and High Ropes, which enables them to see beyond their immediate environment and realise they are capable of achievement"
If you would like to experience some of our 40 activities, or would simply like a relaxing break in the New Forest then book with us at Avon Tyrrell.