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. If you are not an official organisation i.e School, Guides/Scout Pack or Church/Youth group, please see the parties section for activity options and prices.
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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“All Instructors were really fun and made the day great. A wonderful day out for everyone. Keep doing what your doing!”
Simply Pet Foods
“We had a fantastic time at the venue. The instructors were great and really encouraging. They understood some people had limitations with how much they could do when it came to fear of heights and helped people achieve as much as they could or wanted to. It's a lovely venue that we will hope to use again in the future. ”
St John's Ambulance
“Activities were really well organised, staff were excellent. Great emphasis on team work, listening and making a plan. Instructors supportive, aware of when help might be needed etc.”
St John Fisher Primary School
“Excellent staff who went above and beyond to ensure the visit was an outstanding experience for all. If we could tick an 'excellent' box we would. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, supported children of all abilities. The children all reported that they had been challenged and achieved more than they thought they could.”
Nascot Wood Junior School
“I was pleasantly suprised by the engagement, enthusiasm and enjoyments engendered by the HOAC instructors. Very well organised and easy for the accompanying staff. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their day, very positive feedback. We were lucky with the weather - pouring rain would have been a challenge for all!.”
St Helen's School, Northwood