Welcome to Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre

Coronavirus Update: In light of the current and ongoing situation, we would like to assure our clients that we are doing every effort to safeguard all our visitors to the Centre. we take everyone's health and well being very seriously and have reviewed our cleaning routine to minimise the spread of the illness. However, we do kindly ask that anyone who is due to visit the Centre to monitor their own health and if they feel unwell, not to attend. If you suspect that you may have the illness, we recommend that you follow the official guidance by visiting: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  


Bookings and Cancellation policy for Oxenwood

  1. A booking form is completed including full contact details, the expected number in the party, how many nights you wish to stay, desired activities and as much information as possible about the desired outcomes for the trip.
  2. The itinerary for each party is compiled from that information for each group. and confirmation pack is sent out.
  3. We ask for a deposit to secure all bookings of 30% of the total. An invoice for this deposit is sent from the Finance team with the confirmation pack. Bookings are not confirmed on our system until deposit has been received.
  4. Final payment of the balance is invoiced 2 weeks prior to your visit. We will also ask for an update on expected numbers attending. If numbers of participants attending the trip changes at the time of the visit, we will contact you after the visit to amend the balance. For residentials we will be flexible on one place dropping out for residentials (and will not charge). Any drop out in excess of one will be charged as declared on the booking form.  However we are able to accept additional numbers if required, not indicated at time of completing the booking form on the booking form, subject to capacity.  


Cancellation - all bookings are subject to a cancellation fee of 30% of the total charge of the booking if the booking is cancelled more than 90 days prior to the booking start date, 50% within 90 days of the start date of the booking, 100% within 14 days of the start of the booking.

Proposed coronavirus contingency


In case of cancelation due to Coronavirus (Covid 19)

If the cancellation is due to guidance from Public Health we will endeavour to re-schedule any course booking within 12 months. If alternative dates are found but not accepted by the booking party then the 30% deposit will not be refunded if already paid. This situation will be reviewed in accordance with the latest Government guidance




Update: As of the 1st of October 2019, Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre will no longer be part of Wiltshire Council, and will become part of Community First/Youth Action Wiltshire, registered charity based in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Oxenwood OEC is an outdoor learning provider who is committed to providing first class educational visits designed around your learning objectives and desired outcomes.


With instructors focussed on groups learning and safety, we strive to provide an environment which helps young people to develop their core skills, from building their self-esteem right through to effective communication and recognising their individual personal strengths.


Our activities are centred around teamwork and effective communication, while building resilience and giving young people the opportunity to set their own measurable goals and celebrate their achievements.


All our programmes are made bespoke alongside your needs, working with you to ensure that your learning objectives and outcomes are met throughout your stay.


With activities ranging from outdoor adventure through to historical and theme days built to target your current topics, we can build programmes to target all areas of schools curriculums, from PSHE through to History and Literacy topics.


So feel free to get in contact to start designing your programme alongside our team! We look forward to hearing from you.

It was really fun at Oxenwood because the staff were very funny and exciting and the activities we did were amazing!

Eloise, 9

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