Wellbeing and the Outdoors

Outdoor experiences are often remembered for a lifetime, as they integrate key learning experiences with a sense of play and exploration, all of which support an individual’s wellbeing.  The outdoors provides a much needed setting for young people to connect with themselves and their environment and develop the skills and character they need in education, life or work. 

At Avon Tyrrell, we provide a wide range of activities, which actively promote relationship building, social skills and problem-solving. We work directly with young people to change how they think and feel about themselves and their lives, building their personal, social and emotional skills and providing them with a safe and supported environment where they can learn about themselves and embrace new challenges

Our Dulverton Programme

Dulverton Trust have funded UK Youth to pilot at Avon Tyrrell, ten wellbeing weekend residential experiences specifically targeted at youth groups.

The weekends are offered free of charge for groups of 10 young people and 2 leaders. Additional places can be made available at an additional cost and groups will need to cover their own transportation costs as well as be prepared to engage with us to monitor individuals progress and engagement for 3-9 months after their visit.

Programme Overview

The residential weekends are targeted at those 12-15 yrs old and will run from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Groups will have the opportunity to stay full board in our self-contained lodges and each course will include:

At least 4 outdoor activity sessions, examples of which include::

  • Archery
  • Low ropes and team based problem solving activities
  • Individual challenge activities such as High ropes 


At least 2 emotional wellbeing workshops, topics will be agreed with the group leader in advance and could include include::

  • Promoting emotional well-being
  • Supporting friends
  • Reaching out
  • Food and mood
  • Managing stress
  • Healthy relationships
  • Anti Bullying

Course Dates:

  • 20 - 22 January
  • 3 - 5 March

Places offered are limited, so we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible to register your interest and ensure your young people have the opportunity to engage for free in this exciting new programme which will address topics important to them and make a positive contribution to their life.

To find out more, please contact our Guest Services Team on 01425 672347 or email info@ukyouth.org


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As well as working with a number of National providers to deliver bespoke development programmes designed to inspire young leaders, we also run our own apprenticeship programme at Avon Tyrrell.

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