Hindleap Warren

Hindleap Warren provides high quality outdoor education and personal development opportunities for children and young people.

Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap works with nearly 10,000 children and young people every year, supporting and challenging them to be the best they can be. We provide residential and day courses opportunities for children and young people from schools, youth groups and organisations that work with young people with additional needs.

Through a combination of outdoor activities and the inherent benefits of attending a residential centre, young people are given the opportunity to develop their social and emotional capabilities. A trip to Hindleap offers young people the chance to improve their confidence, develop leadership skills, become more determined, and create positive relationships with their peers.

Hindleap Warren offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges. Our activity programming team will work with your organisation to build a bespoke course, working towards the desired outcomes for the trip.

Hindleap Warren holds the Gold Standard by AHOEC, is AALA registered, LOTC certified and holds the AAIAC Adventuremark. Hindleap has also achieved Level 2: Indication of Impact Award from Project Oracle. This award demonstrates that Hindleap measures its impact and can provide evidence of the outcomes achieved from a visit to the centre.

If you would like to find out more about what Hindleap can offer, please contact Tim Davis or Eleanor Beeton on 01342 822625.

Call us now on 01342 822 625

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What visitors say
  • Chailey Scouts, 2014

    Very inclusive, able to understand and accommodate our young people’s special needs.”

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Hindleap activities

  • Problem Solving
    • 90 mins – 3 hours
    • Develop an understanding of the importance of team work, communication, leadership and trust.
    • We ensure all young people listen when instructors are talking and transfer this skill to when their peers are talking and planning.
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  • Obstacle Course
    • 90 mins
    • Attempt physical and physiological challenges that stretch people in a safe environment
    • Instructors encourage young people to push past their comfort zone
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  • Map Reading & Orienteering
    • 90 mins – 3 hours
    • Young people taught how to read a basic map, then in small groups participate in an Orienteering competition
    • Young people given the chance to work alone in small groups without direct supervision from an adult
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  • Forest Adventure
    • 3 hours
    • An adventure through Hindleap’s 300 acre wood – land; involving games, stories and physical challenges
    • Instructors use the natural environment to excite the imagination and senses of the young people
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  • Bushcraft
    • 90 mins – 3 hours
    • Using traditional methods, young people build a rain proof shelter, light a fire and consider survival in the wilderness
    • We frame the task ahead, define the goal and facilitate effective teamwork
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  • Environmental Education
    • 90 mins
    • A number of lessons that look at the flora and fauna in Ashdown Forest, food chains, pond life and wildlife surveys
    • Young people encouraged to look carefully at the natural environment and to consider our impact upon it
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  • Archery
    • 90 mins
    • Using full sized bows, groupslearn and develop archeryskills in a safe and controlledenvironment
    • Instructor promotes selfawareness with regards to safety and skills development
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  • High Ropes
    • 90 mins – 3 hours
    • Individual challenge high rope courses designed to stretch young people and build in trust of adults
    • Instructor promotes young people making their own decisions and encourages peer support
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  • Jacob's Ladder
    • 90 mins
    • High roped activity that involves groups of three or four young people scaling horizontal beams with peer belaying
    • Instructor encourages peer support and empathy
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  • Crate Stack
    • 90 mins
    • A team effort that results in pairs of young people climbing an ever increasing stack of crates
    • Young people hold and keep the ropes tight for the pair on top of the crates, promoting self awareness, safety and empathy
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  • Climbing Wall
    • 90 mins
    • Designed with differing abilities in mind, our climbing wall session allows young people to develop their skills and provide safety for their peers
    • Instructor promotes self awareness of personal and group safety through checking PPE
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  • Zip Wire
    • 90 mins
    • An exhilarating activity that is totally inclusive and gives young people of all ages and abilities the chance to experience flying through the air
    • Young people are involved in the process of being ‘lowered off’ the zip wire, embedding listening skills and self-control
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  • Pool Canoeing
    • 90 mins
    • In pairs and by themselves,young people paddle a specialist canoe around our indoor pool learning new skills and working together
    • Instructor facilitates progressive games and activities to improvewater confidence in young people
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  • Bouldering
    • 90 mins
    • At our local Sandstone crag young people clamber over and squeeze through the rocks whilst learning about the geology of the area
    • Instructor incorporates learning with fun, physical activities and promotes safety and awareness of others
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  • Rock Climbing
    • 3 hours
    • Using the appropriate safety equipment, young people experience rock climbing on a Sandstone crag and help maintain safety for their peers
    • Instructor facilitates an environment where young people take an active interest in safety and support of their peers
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  • Mining
    • 3 hours
    • Groups explore an underground world, learn the history of the mine and push themselves to conquer their fears
    • Instructor combines learning with stretching the young people to achieve something they may not have done before
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  • Canoeing
    • 3 hours
    • In small groups, young people paddle an open canoe around a local reservoir, learning new skills, playing games and maintaining safety
    • Instructor explains the importance of effective communication when working together in a boat
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  • Kayaking
    • 3 hours
    • Young people take to the water in kayaks, learn how to control the boat, be safe and reinforce learning through games
    • Instructor coaches the individualto improve skills and helpdevelop self-confidence
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  • Raft Building
    • 3 hours
    • In groups, young people design, build and test their raft at a local reservoir. When on the water, the engage in a series of challenges
    • Instructor continually promotes the importance of working together and effective communication
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  • Forest Walk
    • 90 mins – 3 hours
    • As a group, young people enjoy a walk on the beautiful Ashdown Forest, learn about the wildlife of the area and get involved in navigation and leadership
    • The Instructor uses activities and games to engage young people in nature or provides learning opportunities in map reading and group leading
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