Outposts Outdoor Residential Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset for Youth and Schools

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Catered youth and school group venue sleeping 64 with tailor made activity programmes, near Taunton

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Outposts Outdoor Residential Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset, sleeps 12-64 in 12 bedrooms.

At Outposts we offer school and youth groups:
- Day trips and residentials
- Exclusive use of the site upon request
- Sleeps up to 80 in wooden lodge accommodation all year round
- Orchard campsite available from April to October
- Large communal area 'The Bush Camp' for dining, indoor activities and evening entertainment
- Catering options: B&B, full or half board
- Tailor-made outdoor activity programmes
- Classroom facilities

Outposts outdoor activity centre is ideal for school and youth groups. Based on Lydeard Farm on the Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We believe in the power of learning outside the classroom to build confidence, resilience and communication skills, to name a few, and have been working with young people to deliver developmental experiences since 1997.

The activity programmes we offer are all tailor-made to a groups' specific objectives. We offer team-building, water/rock based days, transition days, residential camps, leadership training and qualifications, bush craft and survival and staff inset days.

There are numerous team-building tasks as well as an archery and an air gun range on site. The site is ideally placed for day visits to the Mendip Hills for caving and climbing as well as the Devon coastline for sea kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding and coasteering.

We are AALA licence and LOtC Quality Badge holders. Risk assessments and insurance details are available upon request.

5 new wooden lodges are available all year round, except for the Christmas period. They are heated with showers and toilets in each lodge.

The Orchard campsite is open from April - October.

Groups use the African style 'Bush Camp' shelter communal area for dining and as a games and seating area. The grounds provide picnic tables, barbecue and camp fires as well as shower facilities.


There is a fully equipped kitchen for the use of Outposts' catering only. There are tea and coffee facilities for all guests to use at any time.
The dining room is situated in the African style Bush Camp communal area. The sides can be removed so the whole space opens out onto a picnic area.
The Bush Camp communal area has space for people to gather. Seating is either chairs or benches with stunning views out to the fields beyond.
There are no TV facilities. Lydeard Farm is all about getting away from technology.
Phone for emergency calls in the Bush Camp communal area. There is limited mobile reception and no WiFi in the area but available elsewhere on site.
The Bush Camp communal area is used as a games room after meal times.
There is a wood burner in the Bush Camp communal area for those colder evenings. There is also a campfire area with seating.
There are 5 wooden lodges each sleeping up to 16 in bunk rooms. The Orchard Campsite has 8 tents each sleeping 8.
Linen is provided but please bring your own sleeping bag or duvet.
The Lodges have their own showers and toilets.There are showers a short walk away from the camping area as well as composting toilets.
Please contact us with regards to disabled facilities. The site may not be suitable for everyone, but we do our upmost to cater for all needs.
Extremely child friendly, set in a secluded location away from roads or other dwellings. No formal playground but acres of space to make your own fun.
Archery range, air guns range, low ropes course, assault course, team-building tasks, woods for den-building. Space for games. Outside eating area.
No pool on site. The nearest swimming pool is approximately 10 minutes' drive away.
There is plenty of on-site parking.
Strictly a no smoking site.
No pets permitted.


Outposts is situated on Lydeard Farm on the Quantocks Hills in Somerset - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Spaxton Village Stores - 4 miles away, Bridgwater Morrison's - 7 miles away.
The Travellers Rest - 2 miles away.

Booking Information

Please contact us directly for a price and our T&Cs.

Minimum 2 night stay
B&B, half and full board available
Flexible changeover
25% deposit on booking
Balance 10 weeks prior to arrival

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

Getting here

Lydeard Farm
United Kingdom
Taunton station - 6 miles away.
No local buses.
Bristol airport - 32 miles away.

Rental Rates

Please contact us directly for a price and our T&Cs. Prices depend on the size of the group, number of days and the activities being provided.

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Outposts Outdoor Residential Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset

Katie Dorpman

Joined us: 2019
+44 (0)1823 451 959
Lydeard Farm
United Kingdom