Outdoor fun with friends and family at these New Forest lodges! Book in for a couple of nights at the Avon Tyrrell outdoor activity centre for a midweek or weekend break away that combines catching up on sleep with trying some fab sports and activities too.
These New Forest wood-clad cabins are basic but spacious lodges that sleep six complete with a twin bedroom and two bunk bedrooms. That means everyone gets their own sleeping spot so no need for anyone to crash on a sofa bed. And there’s even a kitchenette equipped with the things you need to keep the troupes fed and watered with space for you all to sit down and eat at the table together.
The key to these breaks is where these lodges are located. You’re in the New Forest National Park proper nestled in the grounds of Grade I listed building Avon Tyrell. This imposing Arts & Crafts style mansion was built as a ‘calendar house’ that’s to say 365 windows 12 chimneys 52 rooms seven main doors and four wings. It has a fascinating history and is the centre piece of this 65 acre estate totally dedicated to outdoor activities and personnel development specifically aimed at teens.
Whilst you will be lodged in a quiet corner with just seven wood cabins in total there are plenty of things for all ages to enjoy in and around this New Forest estate. Free activities include the trim trails woodland paths bouldering wall the kids playground and outdoor shelters. Payable locally you can book in for an archery session hire bikes go climbing conquer the high ropes learn about bushcraft build a raft build a shelter or scare yourself silly on a zip wire.
If you fancy getting out on the water there’s a delightful boathouse and lake with pedalos kayaks canoes and even fishing spots too. There’s even an outdoor swimming pool that’s heated and open between April and October so if you time your trip to Avon Tyrrell right you might be able to go for a dip too.
In essence this is a break for active bunnies. And yes you’re in the middle of the New Forest but all lodges have access to wifi there’s a reception and shop too with a cafe that opens seasonally so you’re not completely cut off from the world. And with so much to do on the estate and Highcliffe beach just seven miles away we think this is a great place do have fun and try some new outdoor activities hosted by the Avon Tyrrell team!