What will students see and do?

Hesley Wood Activity Centre is an activity centre based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The site boasts fully qualified instructors and a vast array of activities, making it the place to go for fun and adventure.

Those on a residential trip can also stay in one of the three buildings on-site, or on the various camping pitches for hammocks and tents.

The activities on offer include archery, crate stacking, zipline, axe throwing, climbing, obstacle courses, peddle cars, canoeing, stand up paddleboards, inflatables, cave bus, the cube, raft building, shooting and orienteering, as well as various teamwork challenges. Each session typically runs for an hour.

Teaching resources provided

Get in contact to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources Hesley Wood Activity Centre may be able to provide.

Minimum and maximum group size

Groups with numbers exceeding the maximum capacity of your chosen building will be charged camp fees of £6.90 per additional person.

Details of risk assessment

Risk assessments for all activities are available to download from the website.


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Facilities on-site

There are several accommodation options. The Howard Walker sleeps 40 people across 20 rooms and has a large hall on-site which you can use for activities, teaching and dining. There’s a large self-catering kitchen on-site too, plus outdoor space.

The Royston is newly refurbished and sleeps 34. It also has a large hall and kitchen. The Leatherland sleeps 24 and has a kitchen, dining area and beds.

There’s also a shop, vending machine, drinking water points, a camp fire circle and toilet blocks on site.

Opening times

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm



Day visits without instructor-led activities cost £4.90 per person. An evening visit costs £33.

Camping costs £6.90 per person, per night. A stay in one of the buildings costs from £315 per group, per night. Bedding costs £4.70 per person to hire.

Instructor-led activities start at £70 for a group of ten for one hour. Unsupervised activities, such as trails and orienteering, start at £1.60 per person.

Travel arrangements

Hesley Wood Activity Centre provides Google Maps directions to the site on the website.


Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre, White Lane, Chapeltown, Sheffield
S35 2YH

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