Latest News from Avon Tyrrell 

Find out more about what is happening at Avon Tyrrell outdoor activity centre, including the latest news and updates on the impact our outdoor learning programme has on young people.  


February Half term

Wondering what to do with the family this February half term? We've got you covered with some great ideas! From long walks in the forest, to cycle hire and outdoor adventure activities - we're sure you'll have a great half-term, that all of the family will enjoy. 

Find out more

Top New Forest walks for Walk Outdoors Day

Want some inspiration of different walks to enjoy in the New Forest ready for Walk Outdoors Day?

We've got you covered! From wildlife walks to strolls along the beach, there is so much to enjoy in the New Forest.

Read our favourites here

Beat Blue Monday by getting outdoors

January 15th 2024 marks the bluest Monday, essentially the saddest day of the year. 

But how can you beat the January blues? Being outdoors is proven to improve mood by reducing feelings of stress.

Find out more about beating Blue Monday with us.

24 ways to spend more time outdoors in 2024

Looking for more ways to spend time outdoors with the kids throughout 2024? Look no further! We have 24 ways to adventure outside as a family from picnics, to muddy walks and forest bathing - there is something that everyone will enjoy! 

With two ideas for every month throughout 2024 - we're here to make sure you can all connect with nature again and reap the benefits of spending time outdoors. 

Find your 24 ways to enjoy the outdoors in 2024.

Adventures Away from Home Fund, 2023/24

UK Youth are delighted to have been selected as the delivery partner for the second phase of the Adventures Away from Home Fund (AAfH). In partnership with Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the new £1.5m fund aims to provide 8,500 young people.

Find out more about the fund

8 wonderful things to do in the New Forest this winter.

Check out our 8 favourite things that we would recommend doing in the New Forest this winter. 

From forest walks and sea side strolls to the best places to eat and spa days to enjoy with famil and friends - there really is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Read the blog here

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal celebrates outdoor learning with UK Youth

On Monday (9th October) UK Youth welcomed Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, the charity’s Patron, to Avon Tyrrell, the outdoor centre it runs in the New Forest, as the charity launched its new capital appeal to restore and expand the site. 

Read the full story here.

The Avon Tyrrell outdoor learning apprentices of 2023.

A lot has been happening with our Outdoor Learning apprentices throughout 2023. Find out more about a recent graduate's thoughts on the programme, our 1st year's trip away to the Peak District and the apprenticeship open day where we now welcome our four new apprentices. 

Read more about it here. 

Jakes Apprenticeship Story


Jake took part in our apprenticeship scheme many years ago and is now one of our Senior Outdoor Learning Instructors.

Find out more about Jake's apprenticeship scheme experience. 

Experience, Learn and Develop at Avon Tyrrell


Avon Tyrrell aims to deliver experiential outdoor learning- enabling young people to participate in high-quality experiences that deliver learning and personal development.


Find out more about our Experience, Learn and Develop principles here. 


Summer holidays in the New Forest – things to do, places to see and where to eat.

Check out some of the top things to do in the summer holidays with the family in the New Forest. 

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Vic's apprenticeship story

Vic joined in the team in 2018 as an apprentice with aspirations of a career in the Police but knowing she needed to increase her skills and experience so she joined us to learn and develop.  

Find out more about Vic's experience as an outdoor learning apprentice through to an instructor and how this has helped her reach her aspirations of joining the police.

Read more here. 

Adventures in accessibility training


Two of our Outdoor Learning team joined the Adventure for All Professional Practice Group on Saturday 3 December for a weekend with other specialist providers of outdoor learning for people with a disability or those with an interest in making adventures accessible for all.

Hear from them about their experience. 

Round up of 2022 with our apprentices

2022 and the start of 2023 have been a busy time for our outdoor learning apprentices and we want to let you know everything that they've been up to, congratulate their acheivements and inform you on what is coming up. 


Find out what the last 12 months have looked like.

PwC Residential


On Monday 12th February, 7 youth groups joined us at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre for a leadership residential generously funded by PwC.

Off The Track, On the path to Success


Throughout March - May 2022 we saw 233 enjoy a three day residential as part of the fully funded programme. The aim of the programme used outdoor learning to develop young peoples general understanding of risk and specifically the dangers associated with railways.

Dulverton Trust Well-being Residentials


Our Dulverton programme gave 107 young people the opportunity to positively engage with Outdoor Learning at Avon Tyrrell, helping support their personal development and create a cohesive support network.

Impact across the Sector


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Celebrating our volunteers

Every year our volunteers make an immeasurable impact- as part of Volunteer’s Week we wanted to say thank you to them all.  

Read about their impact

Super 1s Residential

Super 1s Residential supports over 30 young people from hubs across Bexley, Hackney, Hampshire and Sussex with a range of disabilities and allows them to have the opportunity to stay away from home and socialise with new people through sport. 

Watch this video of their time with us.

What we do
What we do

Find out more about the Outdoor learning work we do that supports young people's social and educational development, improve health and wellbeing as well as environmental awareness.

Find out more

Funded Programmes
Funded Programmes

Our team is constantly applying for various funding opportunities to offer free-funded programmes for young people. Find out more about these funded opportunities and how they how they support the young people you work with and what funding opportunities may be available. 

Contact us
Contact us

If you have an enquiry or are looking to make a booking, please contact our Guest Services and Bookings Team who will be happy to help you. You can also book a site visit so you can look around the facilities.

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