HOAC runs an extensive range of land and water based outdoor activities for Schools and Groups throughout the year!
HOAC is set in an idyllic location surrounded by farmland, fields and woodland, with a large, spring-fed 45 acre lake in its grounds.
The Centre provides an extensive range of outdoor activities for Schools and Groups. HOAC was established as a registered Youth Educational Charity in 1992 and is run in partnership with the London Borough of Hillingdon.
We are open to pre-booked Schools and Groups from 9am - 5pm, seven days a week throughout the year, plus evenings (Tuesday to Friday) from May to August.
All activities take place under the direct supervision of our instructors who undergo a thorough in-house induction and training process,as well as having the appropriate national qualifications, (RYA, BC, BR, etc.).
Facilities include toilets, changing rooms, showers, vending machines, various sheltered areas, BBQs, a campsite, lecture rooms and car park.
Once you have seen the information below and would like to enquire about a booking, please complete the group enquiry form.
We have activities to suit all ages and abilities with bespoke programmes, here are a few ideas to set you on your way - all examples are based on 10 participants.
Please note that prices will vary depending upon the group size and the activities chosen.
Ready to find out more?
Download our Groups brochure showing you example sessions & costs for groups of 10 and more.
Have a specific question? Contact us and we'll be pleased to help you otherwise please complete the form below
Group Booking Enquiry
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“Instructors were extremely helpful and considerate with our special needs Member and stressed the importance of team work for everyone. The structure of the session was varied and interesting, an excellent afternoon for all of us!”
Ruislip Windmill Rangers
“HOAC has a great setup; the facilities and the campsite are great. Instructors are always good and make the activities fun. All staff were very helpful and everything is well organised. The instructors got on very well with the Scouts and pitched it at the correct level to make it fun. Having sole use of the campsite is brilliant.”
1st Iver Scouts
“Friendly Instructors. Children worked in a team and learnt new things. Overall experience is outstanding from booking to coming and taking part. Children go home full of what they have been doing. Can’t wait for our next visit.”
Ickenham Churches Group
“Clear safety instructions, super professional staff, and outstanding standard of equipment. The staff were outstanding in their helpfulness and efficiency. We had a very vulnerable child in the group who was encouraged to achieve way beyond her expectations. The quality of the instructors was also outstanding and all the children felt safe to extend themselves.”
Nascot Wood Junior School
“The children had a fantastic time and learnt a lot. Everything was very well run and suitable for the age of the children. The instructors were friendly, clear and helpful.”
St Andrew’s CE Primary School