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Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre

Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre


Situated in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre provides a unique setting and is open for day and residential visitors. Offering an extensive range of exciting outdoor adventure activities, Avon Tyrrell is ideal for families, groups and individuals. It is perfect for a day out.

Book your child on to a Funday, or try one of our drop in activity sessions – designed for individuals and small families you can watch as your child’s confidence and self-esteem grows. Make a day of it and hire a bike from BikeRide, our onsite bike shop and use our bike tracks, or venture out and explore the New forest. Bringing your own bike? BikeRide also provides repairs, servicing, merchandise and equipment, so stop by to check it out.
Looking to stay with us? We have a variety of accommodation options available.

For campers we have 6 camp areas set around our grounds, so whether you are looking for a grassy pitch down by our lake, or something more sheltered, we have a pitch for you. In addition, we have electrical hook ups, BBQ areas and shelters for outdoor dining and coming soon, our new boathouse with improved facilities.

We also have a number of self-catering lodges, all of which are fully equipped with everything you need for a great holiday with the family.

Avon Tyrrell is a great base to explore the New Forest and as an accessible site, we have opportunities for everyone.

Donated to the charity UK Youth in 1949, Avon Tyrrell today provides fun outdoor learning and adventure opportunities with activities that help you experience, learn and develop. As a youth work charity, your visit helps support our work with young people all across the UK.

It's a very special place with a very unique atmosphere!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted


Avon Tyrrell,
Near Christchurch,
BH23 8EE



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Map reference: SU 186002  Lat: 50.80107 Long: -1.73742

Coming from London, the North or East...
From the southbound M3 motorway just before you get to Southampton, join the M27 and follow signs for the West and Bournemouth (the M27 eventually becomes the A31 dual carriageway). After approx. 15 miles, watch carefully and exit off the A31 left for BURLEY (signposted Burley and Services). Follow the signs into BURLEY (about 3 miles). In the centre of the village you will find a triangular junction with a war memorial in the centre - turn right (signposted BRANSGORE and Avon Tyrrell). After a couple of miles you will rise up a hill and come to a crossroads at THORNEY HILL. Turn right (signposted for AVON TYRRELL). Go over the cattle grid, continue for 400m until you reach a fork in the road and a white cottage on the right - (large sign for AVON TYRRELL straight in front of you). Take the right fork which is our private drive. Please obey the speed limit and watch out for the speed ramps if you want to avoid expensive suspension repairs. Avon Tyrrell House is at the end of the drive.
Coming from the West of England, head for RINGWOOD via A31 or A338, continue east past Ringwood up the main A31 dual carriageway for about 1 mile. As you get to the top of a hill there is the turning off left signposted to Burley and Services. Continue to Burley & Avon Tyrrell as directions above.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted