Welcome to Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre

For over 50 years we have been providing tailor-made outdoor learning experiences, for schools and youth groups.

In 2019 to ensure we could continue to provide the benefits of outdoor education for future generations of young people, we became part of local charity Community First.

We now provide a wide range of on site and off site, day, multi-day and residential experiences.

Our site nestles in the heart of Wiltshire’s, North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, steeped in interesting history, geography and wildlife. Nearby we have excellent access to local places of interest such as the Kennet and Avon CanalCrofton Beam Engine pumping station, Wilton Windmill and Stonehenge

We have a small team of dedicated instructors who focus on groups learning and safety. Striving to provide an environment which helps young people to develop their core skills, from building their self-esteem, to effective communication and recognising their individual personal strengths.

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

All of our outdoor education programmes are made bespoke to meet groups needs, learning objectives and outcomes. Our activities range from outdoor adventure to environmental and historical theme days, encompassing Leadership, PSHE History and Literacy topics.

Our intimate residential accommodation can cater for up to 38 group members and 8 group leaders. With a fully equipped catering kitchen, full toilet and shower facilities, including disabled access facilities, a main hall, staff room, playing field and fully equipped classroom. Groups staying with us, can select from fully catered, part catered and self catering options.

If you are looking for a small, dedicated, outdoor education provider, who will not be beaten on price or quality of delivery please do get in contact to start designing a programme for your group with our team.

Telephone: 01264 731274

Email: enquiries@oxenwoodcentre.com


Coronavirus Update

Here at Oxenwood  the safety of our clients is our highest priority. We have therefore put in place a number of measures, to help combat the spread of the virus and ensure that we are a COVID Secure Site.

The Government and NYA released new guidance for schools and the youth work sector, as of 26th March 2021.

Day trips have been permitted from the 12th April 2021 onwards, with pre-booked residential trips following strict COVID-19 safety measures, including ‘micro bubbles of 6’ able to take place from 17th May 2021.

From the 21st of June 2021, residential projects can be provided for ‘bubbled school groups’ & ‘bubbled youth work sector groups’ of a maximum of 30 young people, if all aged under 18 years.

If groups include young people aged over 18’s years, ‘micro bubbles of 6’, must be maintained throughout the residential.

All aspects of safety and Covid-19 guidance, including risk assessments will be completed and confirmed with you. We follow guidance closely and will update you, throughout the booking process.

This has changed how we are running as a centre, but we are maintaining our high standards and have alternative programmes - so please just ask. As a group coming to Oxenwood you will have;

  • Sole use of our centre and site for each residential group.
  • A completed COVID-19 -safety action plan and comprehensive risk assessment.
  • Enhanced cleaning and our staff are twice weekly self-testing for COVID-19. 

To further help groups, we have also held traded prices for 2021- no price rises despite extra COVID-19 costs.


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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