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. Visits can be arranged for half a day, 1 day or more depending on your requirements and availability.
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.
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Download our Groups brochure showing you example sessions & costs for groups of 10 and more.
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“HOAC is an amazing activity centre and the instructors are always great and make the sessions fun. The equipment available is always of a high standard. The sessions are well organised. For our sailing session there was very little wind, but the instructors made it enjoyable and fun.”
1st Iver Scouts
“Well organised. All children were active and participating at all times. Children got to climb lots of different wall/challenges. Team building was varied and interesting and staff were very good. ”
Newham Junior School
“Staff were very good with the children, some of whom really lacked confidence, and helped them to push themselves. Well organised and pitched for the children of this year group. Very inclusive. I felt confident that the children were safe under the instructors.”
Kings Wood School
“It was extremely well organised both in advance and on the day, the instructors were engaging, encouraging and fun but also ensured health and safety measures were a priority. The girls had an absolutely brilliant time and were exhausted on the coach home but chatting about the day and very happy. Some of them achieved things they never thought they would and they worked in mixed teams meeting new friends from units across the division which was on of the objectives of the day.”
1st Barnet Guides
“Staff were really helpful, friendly and accommodating. Staff were adaptable and ensured the girls had as much time as possible doing what they were enjoying.”
8th Hanwell Guides