Activities

whether you’re coming to Butchers Coppice for the day, or staying with us overnight, you’ll find plenty to keep your merry band of adventurers occupied!

 

 

if you’re staying with us there’s also plenty to do in the local area including a visit to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting!

why not have a look around our website to find out more about the different activities we can offer you!

there’s loads to do on the high ropes, we’ve got target sports, there’s the Cavebus, the climbing tower, maybe some teambuilding, you could go play outdoors, there’s things to do inside or other stuff to do outside!

 

 

if you’re staying for the weekend or even longer you might want to go off-site… why not try some of these fantastic local activities…

 

BROWNSEA ISLAND… the birthplace of Scouting

we are just 7 miles (13 minutes drive) from the island, with easy access by public transport

youth groups can apply for Educational Group Membership of the National Trust, which will significantly reduce the cost of a visit to Brownsea Island – you could also visit either Corfe Castle or Kingston Lacy House, other local National Trust properties

pre-booking is recommended as there is a restriction on the number of visitors to the island each day

in addition to National Trust charges you will also need to travel to the island by ferry:

Brownsea Island Ferries travel from Poole Quay and Sandbanks – 01929 462383

Greenslade Pleasure Boats travel from Poole Quay – 01202 669955

 

 

LV Streetwise – 1.0 miles, 2 minutes

Bowlplex – 4.1 miles, 8 minutes

Adventure Wonderland – 4.9 miles, 12 minutes

Oceanarium – 5.7 miles, 13 minutes

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park – 9.6 miles, 16 minutes

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest – 9.4 miles, 24 minutes

Moors Valley Railway – 9.4 miles, 24 minutes

New Forest Water Park – 12.7 miles, 21 minutes

Corfe Castle – 17.4 miles, 33 minutes

Paultons Family Theme Park – home of Peppa Pig World – 24.5 miles, 35 minutes

Monkeyworld Ape Rescue Centre – 17.9 miles, 36 minutes

Lulworth – 18.6 miles, 39 minutes

the Tank Museum – 18.7 miles, 39 minutes

the Dinosaur Museum – 26.5 miles, 40 minutes

Swanage Railway – 23.0 miles, 44 minutes

New Forest Wildlife Park – 25.9 miles, 44 minutes

Durlston Country Park & National Nature Reserve – 24.1 miles, 48 minutes

Marwell Zoo – 36.9 miles, 55 minutes

Beaulieu – home to the National Motor Museum – 31.0 miles, 56 minutes

 

or why not try a new sport…

bodyboarding – Rockley Adventure – 4.4 miles, 11 minutes

canoeing – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

canoeing – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

catamaran sailing – Rockley Adventure – 4.4 miles, 11 minutes

clay pigeon shooting – Purbeck Shooting School – 18.2 miles, 36 minutes

dragon boating – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

fishing – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

high wire – Go Ape – 9.4 miles, 24 minutes

karting – Wessex Raceway – 31.3 miles, 46 minutes

katakanuing – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

kayaking – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

kayaking – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

laser clay pigeon shooting – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

mountain biking – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

mountain biking – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

mountain biking – Rockley Adventure – 4.4 miles, 11 minutes

nordic walking – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

powerboating – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

raft building – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

raft building – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

ringos – Snowtrax – 7.4 miles, 21 minutes

rock climbing – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

rowing – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

sailing – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

ski bobbing – Snowtrax – 7.4 miles, 21 minutes

skiing – Snowtrax – 7.4 miles, 21 minutes

snowboarding – Snowtrax – 7.4 miles, 21 minutes

surfing – Rockley Adventure – 4.4 miles, 11 minutes

surfing – SurfSteps, Bournemouth Surf School – 6.4 miles, 15 minutes

swimming – Pelhams Park Leisure Centre – 1.2 miles, 4 minutes

swimming – Littledown Centre – 5.4 miles, 13 minutes

wakeboarding – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

water skiing – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

water slides – Splashdown Waterparks – 2.5 miles, 6 minutes

windsurfing – Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre – 9.1 miles, 23 minutes

zorbing – Zorbing South – 24.4 miles, 42 minutes

 

or something completely different…

astronomy – Mizar Travelling Planetarium – comes to you!

bouncy castles – all about that bounce – comes to you!

bouncy castles – Castlemania – comes to you!

bouncy castles – Get Up & Bounce – comes to you!

bushcraft – Avon Tyrell – 11.7 miles, 39 minutes

bushcraft – Brenscombe Outdoor – 17.9 miles, 34 minutes

cinema – Empire Cinema – 2.5 miles, 6 minutes

circus skills – Barney Bay – comes to you

cruises – City Cruises Poole – 7.0 miles, 13 minutes

play areas – Giggles Four Kids – 5.7 miles, 13 minutes

play areas – Lemur Landings Soft Play – 5.7 miles, 13 minutes

 

There are also various walks including the Stour Valley Way and Castleman Trailway, both with easy access from the site.  Alternatively there are several hike routes in the New Forest or the Isle of Purbeck, both a short drive from the site.

Canford Heath, the fourth largest heathland in Dorset, is only a short walk from the site, ideal for hikes and larger scale widegames.