Young People & Youth Groups

We love teenagers!

At Lymley woods we know from experience the transformative power of outdoor learning and adventure activities. Teenagers are often the in most need of the opportunity to play learn explore and develop in an outdoors environment. Our adventure activities are designed to challenge teens and support communication, leadership and team work skills.

Additionally, coming to Lymley Woods gives them the experience of being screen free for a day,  enabling teens to disconnect in order to reconnect with themselves, each other and nature. Our screen free ethos means that there are  NO phones allowed at the woods, no tablets, no whats app, no insta, no snapchat, no charging points,  NOTHING!!  Yes they may protest,  yes they will moan,  but we find that keeping to this rule helps the young people relax and detach form the relentless virtual world and actually take the chance to communicate in real time and in real life!

Oh, and no phones for staff or adults either… (Emergency contact phones available for safety reasons)

Options include days trips,1, 2 or 3 night camps.

Day Trips 

Create your own package of adventure and nature based activities for a exciting day trip. (link to activities page) Choose from team building challenges, blind trail, low ropes, obstacle course, mini and high zip wire, bouldering wall, Giant swing, forest school inspired sessions, mini beasts hunt, bug hotels, mud kitchen, art and natural crafts, active free play, archery (coming Summer 2021).

Drinks and snacks provided, bring a packed lunch or choose open fire cooking for lunch. For up to 30 teens or a single class you can guarantee your young people  will have a memorable day, try new skills, develop team work and communication skills, enjoy playing outdoors and maybe finish with an exhilarating  zip wire through the trees! 

Residential experiences 

1, 2 or 3 night camps for year 5 upwards. Experience real back to nature camping under canvas in an natural off grid environment. With day time activity programmes designed in consultation with your setting  to meet the young peoples individual needs and interests. All tents provided, bell tents for up to 8 children and staff tents for up to 4. All our tents have sewn in groundsheets and are quality brands. Some visiting staff like to bring their own tents.  Your group will need their own sleeping mats, sleeping bags and pillows (some available for those on free school meals.)  Marquees are used for meeting and eating. Self catering or catered options available. Design your own action packed programme including adventure activities , bushcraft, forest school and maybe even a trip to the coast.

We also work with education providers or youth services such as YOT, PRU’s  to provide a regular programme of day sessions, building towards personal development qualifications or to support life skills subjects, restricted timetables  or employability programmes.

 

Our team specialise in providing opportunities for teenage learners who have additional needs such as anxiety, ADHD, ASC or other SEN.  Lymley Wood staff include those who are qualified in Youth Work and Therapeutic Skills for Outdoor Learning. 

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