Develop your team & leadership skills with engaging outdoor experiences

We provide team and leadership development programmes and fun activity based team building days. We are all about creating quality time together, introducing new positive shared experiences and building relationships.

We believe in the power of positive engaging outdoor experiences and embrace the surrounding landscape through all our activities.

You’ll be immersed in a natural learning environment enabling people to get to know themselves and each other better. We have residential facilities to enable multiday events that create impactful programmes.

For Fun Team Builds we let the activities and the environment work their magic and focus on the tasks and the shared joy they generate.

For development programmes we delve deeper, exploring the interactions within the group and the personal thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to those. Development programmes will combine theory, group reflections and discussions with the experiences to generate learning.

All our programmes start with you, your group and your aims.

We design your day around the learning outcomes that you want, and suggest ways of utilising our activities that will achieve this. We recognise that not everyone is an athlete and pace the activities accordingly.

Our flexibility is our strength. Our activities can be used in multiple ways and styled for fast paced competitions, activity experiences and in depth learning. We view the day as a whole and activity timings are fluid to suit the design of the event.

We have the experience that enables us to incorporate your company’s values and other models of personality, teamwork and leadership.

We can work hand in glove with your HR or learning and development team to ensure that there is continuity between our programme and your other company programmes. We can also ensure that company language and behaviours are utilised in the learning environment and position the programme around these.

Our experienced facilitators will tailor the programme on the day to ensure that the group remains appropriately engaged and challenged. They will help set the atmosphere keeping it light and energetic for fun team builds and enable some good discussion and reflection within development programmes.

Most clients come to us with what they want to achieve and we design the event together. If you just want to try a particular activity that is also possible.

Corporate Groups at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

Team Development

Low Ropes at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

Leadership Development

Corporate Apprentice and Graduate Activities

Apprentice & Graduate Development

Big Canoeing

Fun Team Building Events

The ability to bring the early careers group together was amazing

Siobhan - Qinetiq

The staff were amazing. There were professional throughout and very quickly built a rapport with our members

Steve - Qinetiq
Rempstone Forest
Within Purbeck Heath National Nature Reserve. Home of our ropes course and a place to explore.
Durdle Door
This side of the harbour is mostly quiet with limited commercial use from cocklers and an occasional Brownsea tour boat.
Cleavel Point
Our Private Beach at Cleavel Point where the water sports activities are based.
Brenscombe Outdoor Centre
Corfe Castle
Big Canoeing in Poole Harbour
Exploring the waterways and islands including Brownsea Island.
Dancing Ledge
A dramatic backdrop for our climbing and abseiling.

Adventurous activities that can make up your programme

Activities are designed, delivered and combined in different ways to meet the needs of each organisation. We have great flexibility and variation with our approach ensuring that you have the programme that you are looking for.

Great hospitality comes as standard

Busy days outdoors require wholesome food and comfortable accommodation. Whether you are based at the outdoor centre or out and about in the surrounding landscape we will ensure that you are looked after. Our caterers can even provide hot food in remote places, particularly wonderful for programmes in the depths of winter.

Everything you need for an amazing stay

  • Conference room. Suitable for 70 people theatre style.
  • Dining room. Seating capacity for 70.
  • Other breakout rooms available situated around the various buildings.
  • Accommodation in a range of buildings from a 500 year old farm house to dormitory blocks. Simple comfortable bunk bedded accommodation. Single occupancy available for up to 35, (twin occupancy of 70) with maximum occupancy over 100.
  • Wifi available in the accommodation.
  • 2 acre field plus lawns as space for events.

A premier location, for the very best of Dorset

  • Direct access to woodland for our bushcraft camps, chalk downland and Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve
  • 5 mins drive (25 min walk) to the High and Low ropes course.
  • 10 minutes drive to Cleavel Point our private access to Poole Harbour
  • 15 minutes drive to Jurassic Coast cliff walks

Sharing food and conversation are key parts of a positive group experience

Our dining room is converted from a Purbeck stone barn is a place to relax during a programme. In the summer we can also BBQ outdoors enjoying the surrounding countryside.

Lunch and evening menus depend on your requirements and could be 2-3 course cooked meal, BBQ with a selection of meats and salads, Quality cold buffet, or packed lunch with filled rolls. Our food is simple and wholesome, just what’s needed to keep brains and bodies thriving on new experiences.

If you start the day at Brenscombe expect a cooked full English Breakfast plus cereals and toast.

Cakes will appear mid morning and mid afternoon for groups that are onsite. Those off site may have to carry theirs or navigate their way to a remote tea tent.

Our catering team is experienced in catering for a range of special diets. Please make sure we know in advance so we can plan accordingly.


Frequently asked questions

  • Yes. We are fully insured to run all of our activities and have £10 million public liability cover.

  • The activities will still go ahead however we will pick the safest and most appropriate activity for the conditions each day.

  • All activity staff are experienced and have at least the minimum national governing body award qualifications for the activities which they deliver and are first aid qualified. We have a strong team of permanent staff, who are supported by experienced seasonal staff, many of whom return for multiple years.

Let’s create your bespoke programme

Ring on 01929 481222 to discuss how an event at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre could benefit your organisation.

What people say

The staff were amazing. There were professional throughout and very quickly built a rapport with our members

Furthermore, it was obvious from the start that they were extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and experienced in delivering teamwork and leadership. What impressed me was that they were highly adaptable too, especially with regard to understanding our needs and what we wanted our members to achieve with respect to Lumina Sparks.

Steve - Qinetiq
What people say

A fantastic venue for team building

Amanda - o2 & Virgin Media
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