With 65 acres to explore, not all of our activities are instructor led, so if you were looking to run your own sessions with your group and would like some guidance, we have the resources available for you to do so.
An exciting challenge for children and adults. Make your way across tricky challenges and obstacles, as you crawl through tunnels, cargo nets and balance on suspended planks, don’t get caught in the spider web, it really is a challenge.
As you explore the grounds around Avon Tyrrell with a map, locate different plates and think about the differences and decide if it has a mammal, bird or insect on it to complete the challenge.
Use this opportunity to discover more about the environment, what lives there and what it leaves behind. Identify different tracks and signs as well as natural habitats that will open an unseen world.
Archery has been around for hundreds of years and is still an incredibly popular sport today. Learn the skills and techniques of one of our ranges to be able to hit the target and get a bullseye every time.
The natural environment really is an incredible place. Get hands on and get creative using nature as your inspiration. Learn how to use natural resources that you find outdoors to design something special and unique.
Bushcraft sessions teach valuable wilderness skills to prepare you for being outdoors with limited resources. You may learn to build a fire, boil water, cook or build a protective shelter, all preparing you for outdoor survival.
An evening campfire is a great way to end a day with your group or family and friends. Gather around the fire and toast marshmallows, tell stories and sing songs as you talk about your days adventures at Avon Tyrrell.
Staying in our main house? Watch our enthusiastic instructors turn DJ for the night as they get the music pumping. With the most popular old and new hits, we guarantee you will want to dance your socks off.
Connect and interact with the outdoors using sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing to investigate the environment. This is a sensory exploration with a difference and will help you discover so many new and stimulating things.
You have an egg that is going to be dropped from a height, how would you protect it? What would you use? Take on a number of mini challenges to earn different resources, will your egg survive the drop?
Gain a basic understanding of what to do if there was an accident and you were around. Look at CPR, how to treat a bleed or broken bone and how to identify common medical conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or diabetes.
A selection of fun and interactive games to get everyone in your group working together comfortably, you will play and connect as you break the ice to prepare you for the rest of your activities.
An exciting and challenging series of beams, ropes, planks and tyres all waiting for you. Combine problem solving, teamwork and co-operation as you take on these low level elements and really work together.
Discuss the world of small mammals before making a trapping device and heading out into the woods to set your trap. You will examine what you have caught the next morning and compare species.
What do you see when you get down close to the ground? Explore the world of Mini Beasts and discover new things from a different perspective and see what you can identify. There is a whole new world waiting for you.
Jump on one of our mountain bikes and our instructors will show you the tracks. Learn new skills, bike control and the basics to keeping your bike on the road during this exciting and challenging session.
Discover what nocturnal creatures we have living around Avon Tyrrell as you explore the grounds after dark with one of our night guides. You may even get to test your night vision with some of our night tricks.
A great way to explore the centre. After being introduced to some practical map reading skills you will be left to interpret your map as you work together to locate various points within the grounds.
What can you construct with rope and wooden spars? A giant Ballista! Pioneering is a great skill and with your finished structure you will be challenged to fire sponges at a target, will you hit the target?
Can your brain solve some of our most complex physical and mental puzzles? It takes initiative, logic and teamwork, so stretch your brain to its limits and see if you can successfully figure them out.
Explore our freshwater ponds and see what you can discover hiding away in them. Equipped with nets, trays and a magnifying glass you can catch and identify your findings with our ID keys and learn what survives under the water.
If you were stranded and needed to protect yourself from the elements, could you? Create a shelter with natural materials and we will see if you can survive our waterproofing test? It's not as easy as it looks.
Are you ready to solve our riddles? Will you find the hidden treasure? There is only one way to find out, grab a map and get your thinking caps on as you explore the grounds looking for what we've hidden.
How much do you trust your group? Can you learn to trust your group? This activity relies on trust and works great for teamwork and communication as you rely on others to tackle challenges with you on our obstacle based walk.
If you are looking to challenge yourself, take on one of our activities at a height and see things from a different view. Our activities up high will help increase your confidence and motivate you to try new things.
If you are looking to make a splash, check out these water activities and add them to your activity programme. With Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building and more, these sessions are fun and can be linked to outdoor learning.
We have an exciting range of outdoor adventure and field studies activities for you to enjoy. With Instructor Led, Self-Guided, Fundays and Drop in Sessions available there will always be something for everyone.