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Buddens Activity Centre

Our newest Activity Centre lies in the heart of the historic and beautiful Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coast boasting 96 acres of natural countryside, heathland, woodland and plantations. Buddens Activity Centre is ideal for groups wanting the opportunity to explore this stunning natural environment and take part in a once in a lifetime activity programme.

Our staff team members are leaders and outdoor learning is what we do. We understand both the Scout Programme and the National Curriculum and will work with you to help young people develop social and practical skills as well as specific projects. That could be badges and awards in the Scouting Programme or projects that meet your curriculum targets. It’s all about learning by doing.

Perfect location

Buddens Activity Centre is ideally located for all of your trip requirements. If you are looking for that ultimate adventure Buddens is perfect for you. With so many outdoor activities to try, there is plenty of scope for young people to display leadership, teamwork, resilience and passion. Equally the beautiful surrounds of Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Studland Beach, make it ideally located for a group or scouting adventure, where scouts and all uniformed groups can tick off a few experiences and work towards one of their many badges. 

Accommodation

Where to stay

Within the centres vast array of camping fields, we have some idyllic tented villages to suit your needs throughout their stay, ensuring comfort for both leaders and the young people within the group.

If you want to bring your own tents and pitch them yourselves, then we have the space and ability for you to run your very own activity programme to suit your needs too. We have over 40 individual campsites to give you the experience you require.

Buddens Activity Centre also has a toilet and shower building including a separate toilet and shower for disabled use.

Tented villages

Our tented villages are made up of spacious five metre bell tents. They come complete with comfortable mattresses which will ensure a good nights sleep after all the day's activities!.

There is also a group marquee with tables, benches and lighting to ensure that you have an inside communal space throughout your stay.

With space for over 200 young persons and leaders, our tented villages are a great experience for your next activity trip.

Activities

Activities

With over 96 acres of adventure playground to utilise, we have a wide range of activities to enjoy and develop your programme to suit your needs. Below we have just some of the activities we have on offer.

We have the options to run a fully inclusive programme for you as well as running drop in activities throughout your stay. You choose what you want to achieve and we will match it with a programme to suit. We are here for you!

We have a separate price list available for uniformed groups, so please get in touch for more information.

Activities can include

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bell Boating
  • Bushcraft
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Crate Stacking
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Kayaking
  • Leap of Faith
  • Raft Building
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Tunnel Trail
  • Zip Wire
  • And many more...

Excursions

Day Trips

There is so much to see and do off site - discover some of these great day trips. Please note that Rockley do not provide transportation to these locations.

Brownsea Island - Brownsea Island, also archaically known as Branksea, is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset, England. The island is owned by the National Trust with the northern half managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

For more details on how to get there, group bookings and ferry timings, please click here.

Corfe Castle - Royal builders from William the Conqueror to Edward I all played their part in making Corfe Castle one of the most impressive strongholds in England. Steeped in so much history, it's a must-see visit for your group. Click here to find out more.

Dorset Adventure Park - Corfe Castle - The Amusement Park features a wet and wild Outdoor Wibit Waterpark and a fun challenging Mud Trail, a multi obstacle assault course suitable for both Adults and Children. Click here to find out more.

Tank Museum - Have an unforgettable group visit at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction and the world’s most historically significant collection of armoured vehicles. Click here to find out more.

Monkey World - The Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is a 65-acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre near Wool in Dorset. The rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since 1987. Click here to find out more.

Travel

How to get there

Located in the idyllic Isle of Purbecks and the Jurassic Coast between Wareham and Wool in Dorset.

Location

Budden Activity Centre,

Puddletown Road,

Wareham,

Dorset,

BH20 7NU

Tel; 01929 472 226

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