Hampshire's outdoor classrooms
Hampshire County Council’s outdoor centres provide a wide variety of adventures and learning experiences - everything from abseiling to orienteering and badgerwatching to disaster recovery!
Here’s a flavour of just two of them…
Runway’s End Outdoor Centre
Choose your challenge
Runway’s End is a brand new outdoor centre, offering exciting activities such as abseiling, canoeing and caving. It also boasts an indoor multi-activity hall for archery, air rifle shooting, climbing and bouldering. There are 11 campsites of different sizes and indoor accommodation with bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Learn from the experts
With space for 200 campers and 48 people sleeping indoors, Runway’s End is a lively but safe place. There are fully trained, experienced instructors to lead the way and teach new skills and top-quality safety equipment for all activities.
Create your own adventure
Groups can also choose to hire the activity facilities and bring their own instructors, provided they are suitably qualified, pre-approved and provide their own equipment. Contact Runway’s End on
Stubbington Study Centre
Nature’s classroom by the sea, Stubbington Study Centre, includes a conservation area, seven ponds, a large playing area and two hides for watching badgers and birds. There’s even a replica earthquake site for exciting team challenges.
Learning brought to life
Schools are the keenest visitors. Young people enjoy Stubbington’s wide range of environmental, cultural and adventurous activities, that fit perfectly into Key Stage 2 classroom learning. Some children experience their first stay away from home in Stubbington’s friendly residential accommodation, which sleeps more than 100 people.
Away days and group holidays
It’s not only schools that enjoy this unique coastal adventure. There are conference facilities available for day events, selfcatering accommodation for community groups to use during weekends and school holidays and there’s easy access to the sea.
New facilities coming soon
Stubbington’s accommodation is soon to be modernised, with improved sleeping areas and bathroom facilities. The new buildings will have a lower carbon footprint and will also offer improved access for disabled people. If your school, scout troop or other community group would like to visit Stubbington, contact the centre on
- Tel: 01329 662244
- Stubbington Study Centre
Other sites in Hampshire and beyond
If your community group or school is looking for adventure, fresh air and fun, one of our outdoor centres is sure to fit the bill. Many also offer services such as team building for businesses.
Calshot Activities Centre
Exciting water and land-based residential activities, for all abilities and ages, with a climbing complex, an indoor velodrome and a dry ski slope.
Minstead Study Centre
Environmental education through imaginative activities and hands-on learning.
Tile Barn Outdoor Centre
Education through residential adventure in the New Forest - team building, problem solving, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing and archery.
Hampshire Mountain Centre (Brecon, Wales)
Adventures and experiential studies in a caring residential environment, in specially converted houses in the Brecon Beacons.
Tel: 01874 622914
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