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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 offers school groups the opportunity to explore the natural environment and take part in a once in a lifetime activity programme in a stunning setting.

Perfect location

Buddens Activity Centre is ideally located for all of your trip requirements. It is the perfect adventure playground with acres of space to explore the outdoors. If you are looking for that ultimate adventure, Buddens is the perfect fit 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 curriculum-led Geography or Science residential trip. 

Accommodation

Where to stay

Within the centres vast array of camping fields, we have some idyllic tented villages. These are an ideal choice for your group (both staff and pupils) to provide you with additional comforts.  

Want to try your own camping experience and pitch your own tents? Then we have the space and ability to run your very own activity programme to suit those needs too.

Tented Villages

Our tented villages are made up of 5 metre bell tents for pupils and adults alike. They come complete with comfortable mattresses so all the hard work has been taken care of.

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 pupils and adults, our tented villages are a great experience for your next activity trip.

Pupils will require a pillow and sleeping bag/duvet. As simple as that!

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

Activities

Activities

With over 96 acres of adventure playground to utilise, we have a wide range of activities to enjoy and can happily develop your programme to suit your needs. 

We have the options to run a fully inclusive programme for you through to activities only option. You choose what you want to achieve and we will match it with a programme to suit. We are here for you!

Below we have just some of the activities we have on offer.

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...

Day Trips

Day Trips

There is so much to see and do off site especially if you are keen to add an educational element to your trip. Think the depth of history provided by Corfe Castle and The Tank Museeum or the environmental value of Brownsea Island.

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.

Address

Budden Activity Centre

Puddletown Road

Wareham

Dorset

BH20 7NU

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