UK Youth has been operating at Avon Tyrrell since 1949, providing an outdoor venue for young people to experience, learn and develop. Our experience, industry expertise and dedicated staff enables us to provide a high quality service to all our guests.

Our skilled team of activity instructors play a large role in the success of the centre, supporting and encouraging young people throughout their programmes and helping them to realise their potential and develop life skills. We invest in our staff so that you see the return in quality delivery through safe, well organised sessions that meet your aims and objectives.

Check out our accreditations below.


The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority inspect the site annually and as part of the Health and Safety Executive ensures that we as an activity provider follow good safety management practices, allowing people to experience activities outdoors in a safe environment.


The Adventuremark highlights Avon Tyrrell as a provider of outdoor activities that meet the necessary standards of good practice to manage potential risks associated with outdoor adventure.


AUKAC is dedicated to promoting best practice, safety, quality and value and supports and represents Avon Tyrrell as an activity centre in the UK.

Archery GB

Archery GB is the governing body for Archery across the UK and Avon Tyrrell is able to provide training for this qualification enabling instructors to lead Archery sessions.

British Canoeing

British Canoeing (previously BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK and Avon Tyrrell holds a badge as a centre that provides training under this award, regularly inspecting to ensure we meet and maintain the required standards.

Cycling UK

The Cycling UK National Cycling Charity have recognised Avon Tyrrell BikeRide as a centre for providing cycling services to the community.

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council Outdoor Education Service have confirmed Avon Tyrell as an approved  provider for schools within Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, West Berkshire and the Isle of Wight who work within the Employer guidance and requirements issued by Hampshire County Council.

When completing an EVOLVE approval form for your visit, you will find the status of Avon Tyrell confirmed as ‘Checked’ within the provider database. This confirms that our operating systems, policies and procedures meet the HCC  requirements for good practice in the provision of outdoor adventure activities, and no additional checks of the Centre itself are necessary 


ISO 14001

Awarded to UK Youth for our high standard of commitment to ensuring we manage and reduce our impact on the environment responsibly.

ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 accreditation recognises our quality management systems and provides the foundation to better customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement, through our facilities, people, training, services and equipment.

Learning Outside the Classroom

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is the only nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision AND effective risk management.

The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge helps schools to identify good quality and safe provision and aims to reduce red tape when planning educational visits.


Approved as a centre to provide level 1 & 2 of NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme.)


We have over 40 challenging and stimulating activities to choose from at Avon Tyrrell, so whether you are looking to have fun, educate or teambuilding, these are sessions you won't want to miss out on.

Teachers Resources
Teachers Resources

We understand that you need to come prepared for your visit so we have made it as easy as possible for you, giving you all the necessary resources, risk assessments and forms all in one place.

Special Offers
Special Offers

Avon Tyrrell and the New Forest look incredible all year round, so if you're looking to get away with your group, we have some great deals available.

Learning Outside the Classroom
Learning Outside the Classroom

As a Learning Outside the Classroom badge holder, we provide a platform to outdoor learning and our highly qualified staff provide the support you need to meet and exceed the expectations of your students.


Looking for a short break or weekend away to enjoy and explore the New Forest? With accommodation for small and large groups you can stay in our Grade I Listed House, camp under the stars or choose one of our lodges.

School Packages
School Packages

Get the best deal on your school residentials with our all inclusive activity packages. With different tiers focusing on environment, discovery and adventure you can create the package that fits your aims and objectives.


We have the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from those visiting Avon Tyrrell for the first or the thirty first time. From what to expect from your visit to what you will need to bring with you.

Online Booking Portal
Book Online

If you know what you are looking for, check out our online portal and get booked on. Check availability, view our special deals and book Drop in Activities, Fundays, Family Events and Courses. It's quick and easy!

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