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Studland and Peveril buildings
Activity - Climbing at Cumulus
Recreation and Lounge Room at Cumulus
Activity - Raft Building at Cumulus
Looking out of Studland
Kitchen within the Bungalow at Cumulus
Activity - Beach Safety at Cumulus
Activity - Tag Archery at Cumulus
Activity - Waterpark at Cumulus
Activity - Coasteering at Cumulus
Activity - High Ropes Course at Cumulus
Bungalow at Cumulus
Main Site at Cumulus
Studland Building
Site entrance and parking at Cumulus
Main access drive at Cumulus
Dormitory room within Studland
Dormitory room with Peveril
What a view!
Activity - Climbing at Cumulus
Recreation and Lounge Room at Cumulus
Activity - Raft Building at Cumulus
Looking out of Studland

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre, Swanage, Dorset

Sleeps 4 - 101 31 Bedrooms 72 Dining

Large coastal residential outdoor centre near Swanage sleeping up to 139 with activities available for families and friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families, Friends, Schools & Youth Groups

Our purpose-built centre in Swanage provides facilities to ensure you have all you need for a great residential experience, whether you are a large family group, or a school or youth group seeking accommodation in a stunning location. The centre has 4 separate buildings, each with its own recreational area, which are assigned based on your group number. Our dormitories are as follows:

Studland Building - Sleeps up to 47 across 12 en suite bedrooms
Durlston Building - Sleeps up to 44 across 5 bedrooms (18, 18, 2, 2, 4). The 2 large bunk rooms have a toilet and shower room each, the 3 smaller rooms are en suite
Peveril Building - Sleeps up to 32 across 10 en suite bedrooms
Bungalow - Sleeps up to 16 across 4 bedrooms (6, 6, 2, 2), 3 toilet/ shower rooms

Each accommodation building has a small kitchenette (microwave, toaster and kettle) and lounge area for leaders. Each residential building also comes with it's own separate private recreation/ lounge area for use during your stay.

Catering facilities on-site including a large dining room that sits 72. Groups can take advantage of our full board option with the self-catering option limited to the bungalow only.

There are facilities on site for a variety of adventure activities plus space for both outdoor and indoor recreation, all set in 6 acres of grounds. We also have a classroom on site to enable more educational elements to be included if required. Most activities take place off site, at amazing locations which can include Swanage town and beach, Dancing Ledge, Dorset Waterpark, Durlston Country Park, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and Studland beach.

As an Outdoor Adventure provider, we can take you off-site to enjoy one of many adventure experiences with us. These include Coasteering, Climbing, Paddle-boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing and Raft Racing. Or you can remain on site and enjoy High and Low Ropes, Tunnelling, Tag Archery, and Air Rifle Shooting!

Due to the variable nature of our accommodation and facilities on site, just contact us to discuss your group requirements so we can plan the best accommodation package for you.


Dog Friendly

No pets allowed.


Yes, all buildings are ground floor and disabled accessible.


WiFi in all recreation areas.


Self-catering in the bungalow only, full board option for the main site.

Dining Room

One large dining room that can sit 70 at one time.

Sitting Room

Each building comes with its own recreation room with sofas, TV, pool table, table tennis, air hockey and table football.

TV and Music Facilities

A TV is located within each of the recreation areas as well as Bluetooth Speakers to connect music.

Games Room

Each building has a recreation room a pool table, table tennis, air hockey and table football. Also sofas and a TV.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating in all buildings. Studland boasts underfloor heating also!


31 in total spread over 4 buildings. Dorms of various sizes. Some rooms en suite.


Linen is provided, but please bring your own towels.


Peveril and Studland are en suite rooms. Durlston and the Bungalow have separate shower and toilet facilities.

Children's Facilities

Cots and high chairs available.


Outdoor areas include football pitch and kids playground area.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool on site, but there is one a 5 minute walk away.


Private parking. 2 coach spaces and turning circles. Ample parking for cars and mini buses.


No smoking on site please.

Booking Information

Prices vary, please enquire within.
Check in from midday. Check out 10.00am. Bag drop available.

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Find the availability for each of our units.

Cumulus Outdoor Centre, Dorset

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Located in Swanage, in the Isle of Purbeck. Just a 30 minute drive from Bournemouth, Swanage is a small seaside town on the Jurassic Coast. Our accommodation overlooks the town and bay.

  • Swanage - 10 minute walk, 0.5 miles.
  • Spar - 2 minute walk, 250 yards. Or a large Co-op a 5 minute drive away in town.
  • The Black Swan - 2 minute walk, 250 yards. Plenty of other nearby pubs and restaurants within town.
  • Bournemouth Airport - 1 hour drive, 30 miles.
  • Swanage Station - 10 minute walk, 0.5 miles.

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Raft Building at Cumulus

Youth & School Trips

Situated in Swanage on the stunning Dorset coast, just 10 minutes walk to the beach and town. Set in 6 acres with sea views and on site activities. Ideal for youth and school residential trips.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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