Embrace the great outdoors!

500 acres of forestry and lakes await your group as Rookesbury Park in Hampshire takes the adventure outside.

Near to Portsmouth and Southampton, and set against the backdrop of Rookesbury House, groups can enjoy sweeping views across the 2,000 acre private estate and Meon Valley countryside. 

sit on top kayaks Rookesbury JCA

In addition to the fantastic surroundings, Rookesbury boasts a range of brilliant facilities, including a lake for watersports, a large sports hall, and outdoor sports courts and an outdoor pool.

Suitable for:Primary Schools, Non-school groups
Group sizes:Up to 190
Open:May to June and September to October
Length of stay:2-4 nights, activity days
A group of students building buggys

At Rookesbury Park, our focus is on the great outdoors and maximising the opportunities for children to engage in activities that challenge their physical and mental agility. The extensive grounds of the estate are home to a range of facilities designed to support a memorable outdoor learning experience. 

  • On-site lake, ideal for kayaking
  • Indoor sport hall
  • Rugby and cricket fields
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Abseiling tower
  • Extensive grounds and woodland
  • Outdoor tennis and netball courts
  • Dining conservatory

Individual challenges and groups tasks lie ahead as children can experience a host of activities ranging from abseiling and archery to survival skills, including orienteering and raft building.

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One dedicated instructor per group

Our policy of a maximum of typically 12 children per activity group and an instructor to child ratio of 1:12 (can extend to 1:15 if deemed necessary) means our team of instructors are able to interact with the group effectively and safely.

We believe by allocating each group their own dedicated instructor, our team are in a stronger position to learn the development needs of each child while creating a bond to last the duration of their stay.

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Prepare for an adventure at Rookesbury Park with a wide choice of activities for your group promoting education, personal development, and fun!

Book a free preview visit

Party Leaders, Educational Visits Coordinators, Governors, and Local Authority Advisors are invited for a preview visit providing the ideal opportunity to complete risk assessments and explore the centre’s facilities.

Visits can last between one and two hours and must be pre-booked with head office. Those without an allocated slot will be refused entry for security reasons.

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See what happens on a typical trip

All trips we organise are tailored to the individual group in question, but to provide a better idea of what to expect, we have a created a sample itinerary, menu, and kit list:

Sample Itinerary

Sample Kit List