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Studland Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JG
01929 481 222

Leading in outdoor education since 1992

Residential Programmes

Residentials in our farmhouse and associated buildings or under canvas

Staying at Brenscombe

Brenscombe Outdoor Centre has capacity for groups of up to around 172+ in number to stay on site in various accommodation packages. Residential stays at Brenscombe provide fantastic opportunities to explore the Purbecks whilst participating in our range of quality outdoor activities.


The centre is a short drive away from local towns and amenities, far enough to feel remote yet close enough for teachers to pop out for something if need be.

 A residential programme to suit your group

All our residentials can be tailored to your requirements to ensure you achieve the right balance and level of activity for your group. Whether you are looking for a multi-activity experience or a programme with an emphasis on team working or personal development we can work with you to design the ideal residential.

As well as programmes of individual activities, our residentials can include whole days out with a combination of activities and even overnight camps in remote places. The range of activities we offer means that your group can have a full, diverse and stimulating stay at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre. See our sample programmes.

On the water activities are on often included in our residential programmes for schools


Indoor residential accommodation

The accommodation for our residential programmes at our centre is either sleeping indoors in the Purbeck Stone Farmhouse and our range of converted outbuildings or in the grounds of centre camping under canvas in bell tents. Some programmes, subject to numbers, may prefer to utilise our unique remote camping area on the edge of Poole harbour.

 Fully-catered programmes

Students dining at Brenscombe Outdoor CentreWe pride ourselves on our hospitality whilst you are with us and our residentials are normally run as fully catered programmes. We provide excellent meals, using many locally-sourced ingredients. Depending on group numbers we can sometimes offer the option of self-catering using the farmhouse kitchen.

Evening activities

Evening activity at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

As well as a full programme of activities for the day, we can provide a range of evening activities just to make sure that your group has even more action to wear them out before bedtime!

Sample programmes

Download one of these example programmes to see how our diverse range of activities can be timetabled to meet individual school requirements.

Firelighting and bush craft at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre


Large room is available for teaching, indoor activities and evening discoThe centre offers a good range of facilities for residential groups. There is a large room suitable for indoor games/activities. With a stage, this larger space is ideal for performances or an evening disco. This room, along with a number of other smaller rooms is also available to residents to use as a classroom or student common room. Teachers can relax in their own dedicated staff room. Outside we have a two acre games field and a camp fire area.

Language schools

Excursions to the local area for a language school

Brenscombe Outdoor Centre is also ideal for use by language schools. Students can have lessons in our classrooms that can be countered with exciting outdoor activity sessions, excursions and evening activities.


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