MyTime Outdoor Centre, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centre
Adventure centre sleeping 24 with leader rooms, for curriculum based school group trips to the Purbecks

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
MyTime Outdoor Centre, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, sleeps 24 in 4 bedrooms.

Set in the beautiful Purbeck countryside, not far from the Jurassic Coast, the MyTime Outdoor Centre (Formerly known as David Donald Field Studies Base) is the ideal location for school groups, looking to move away from norm. This converted World War 2 Radar Station offers self-catering accommodation on a single level for groups up to 24 (30 with the camping facility). The property is split into 4 rooms: one dormitory sleeping 10; one dormitory sleeping 8 and 2 leaders rooms sleeping 2 and 4 (one en-suite), and is fully wheelchair accessible. Offering a drying room and real wood burner for those colder evenings, it is a great place for field studies and to work on basic skills, including team building or project work, as well as offering the opportunity for people to investigate and learn about the surrounding area: the history of Corfe Castle, the amazing coastline geology, the marine wildlife, or just learn new sports through many of the various activities available locally, from walking and orienteering to kite surfing, wind-surfing and various other water sports. With plenty of attractions in the area there is always something to build a project on or learn about.


Fully equipped kitchen with range cooker and 2 fridge/freezers.
Large dining room with space for 24 to eat together.
Lounge area with seating. A games cupboard, table-tennis, table football and a selection of books are available for you to enjoy.
None provided.
A land-line telephone is available.
Outdoor games area. Table tennis and table football are available in the main room.
Calor gas/central heating in the main building. Wood-burning stove in the main room.
Two dormitories: one sleeps 8, the other 10. Leaders' rooms sleep 2 (with wash basin) and 4 (with en suite), all bunkbeds. Camping for 16 available.
Bedding sets provided at a cost of £5 per head or groups can bring their own sleeping bags, pillows as preferred. Some hand and tea towels provided.
One with 2 showers and toilet. Second with shower and toilet/handrail. En suite facility for 4 bed leaders' room. For campers: shower and toilet.
Ground floor accommodation, on one level with ramp access via double doors. Toilet with handrail.
No special facilities.
Barbecue, fire-pit, basketball hoops, space to play or run around.
There is no swimming pool.
Gravel area with ample parking.
No smoking inside. Smoking area outside to the left of the main door.
Up to 2 dogs may stay at a charge of £15 (plus £50 damage deposit) per dog. Other pets may be accommodated on request.


The Centre is situated at map reference 967777 and marked Adventure Centre on Ordnance Survey Leisure Map 15. Approximately 5 miles from Swanage.
Swanage 5 miles.
Village store, otherwise Swanage.
Village pub, otherwise Swanage.

Booking Information

Please contact us with your group details for more information and availability.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

c/o 37 Commercial Road
BH12 2EA
United Kingdom
Bournemouth International Airport.

Rental Rates

from £330 per night for the entire Centre (£13.75 per person per night based on 24) £7 per person per night camping £5 per person per set of bedding (pillow, sheet and duvet) will need to be ordered in advance.

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MyTime Outdoor Centre, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

Joanne Barker

+44 (0)1202 710 701
c/o 37 Commercial Road
BH12 2EA
United Kingdom