Schools & Youth

Engaging outdoor educational experiences balancing safety, fun, learning and challenge

Established in 1992, thousands of children and young people have visited Brenscombe with the majority of schools returning to us each year. Our residentials are second to none, with capacity for groups of up to 160 to stay on-site in various accommodation packages. We also offer both stand alone and a series of progressive day experiences.

A really good base for our fieldwork – staff are really friendly and go out of their way to make you comfortable

Catherine - St Anne’s

Great to have such enthusiastic staff that had great presence even during unstructured play time

Melissa Van Heesewijk - Tillingbourne
Brenscombe Outdoor Centre
Rempstone Forest
Within Purbeck Heath National Nature Reserve. Home of our ropes course and a place to explore.
Cleavel Point
Our Private Beach at Cleavel Point where the water sports activities are based.
Durdle Door
One of the many stunning features of the Jurassic Coastline.
Big Canoeing in Poole Harbour
Exploring the waterways and islands including Brownsea Island.
Dancing Ledge
A dramatic backdrop for our climbing and abseiling.

Frequently asked questions

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

  • Activities will still go ahead however we will carefully select the venue and pick the safest and most appropriate activity for the conditions on the day.

  • All activity staff are experienced, undergo thorough training and are first aid qualified. Where appropriate they have national governing body award qualifications for the activities which they deliver. All staff at Brenscombe are DBS checked and undergo additional safeguarding training. We have a strong team of permanent staff, who are supported by experienced seasonal staff, many of whom return for multiple years.

Get in Touch

Please email or give us a call on 01929 481222 to discuss your programme aims and design your experience at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre.

What people say

Accommodation was well placed for coastal studies. It was warm and welcoming and the classroom was ideal for a small A-level group

Lynne - Andover College
What people say

A great place for children to learn new skills, to develop resilience and maturity. The instructors make this place what it is – amazing! The area is just stunning

Izzy Heaton – Yattendon School
What people say

Great choice of challenge activities in a secure, safe environment. Staff are more than able, polite and friendly

John Firkin – Holy Trinity Weymouth
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