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Raft Building Challenge
Typical bunk room
Team brief for Coasteering at Portland Bill
Portland Bill Coasteering venue
Coastal Bushcraft
Climbing and Abseiling
Climbing and Abseiling
Sit on top Kayaking games
Coasteering jumps!
Dorset Adventure Cafe - Dining Room
Dorset Adventure Cafe - Dining Room
Typical bunk bed
Typical bunk room
Typical bunk room
Fossil Room - Classroom space
Walking into Climbing Venue
Typical bunk room
Team brief for Coasteering at Portland Bill
Portland Bill Coasteering venue
Coastal Bushcraft

Portland Outdoor Centre, Castletown, Isle of Portland, Dorset

Sleeps 15 - 60 13 Bedrooms 60 Dining

Outdoor centre on Portland sleeping 60 with activity packages and catering for youth and school group adventure residential trips

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Portland Outdoor Centre, Castletown, Isle of Portland, Dorset, sleeps 15 - 60 in 13 bedrooms.

Portland Outdoor Centre on the Isle of Portland in Dorset is a school residential centre offering 3-5 day fully catered adventurous activity residentials.
Situated on the Jurassic Coast, which is given ‘world heritage site’ status, the environment on our doorstep is truly somewhere special.
We make the most of our landscape and all of our activities are off-site, but within walking distance of our building.
Chesil Beach (Site of Scientific Special Interest) is a 10 min walk from our front door. Portland Harbour is 50 metres away and the rest of the island is accessible by walking sections of the South West Coast path.
We offer fully catered bunk-room accommodation with food supplied directly from the Dorset Adventure Café. Our Café is part of our business and as our catering is ‘in-house’ we’re proud of the quality we offer. We have total control over what makes up your menu so there is no need to worry about allergies or any child not getting fed! An added bonus is we have quality coffee available for teachers too!
The core activities we offer as part of a x5 day outdoor residential are as follows:
– Coasteering – Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets on! Swimming, jumping, climbing, scrambling and floating – exploration of the shoreline at its best!
– Climbing, abseiling and weaseling – Our coastal crags mean you’re likely to see a pod of dolphins or find a fossilised ammonite as you’re looking out to sea or moving through a boulder beach
– Kayaking, Raft Building, BIG Canoeing, MEGA SUPing – From your bedroom windows you can see Portland Harbour 50m away. Here we have the opportunity to explore, get wet and generally have a lot of fun!
– Coastal Bushcraft – Seaweed foraging and bread-making. Fire lighting and marshmallow cooking, shelter building and beach survival. A perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about our environment too
We’re confident we can offer your students (and staff) a great week to remember.

Available for your youth group

Leader Rooms Risk Assessments Presentation Aids Outdoor Activities Educational Focus



WiFi available throughout the building.


Currently no specific facilities for disabled guests.

Dog Friendly

Well behaved dogs are allowed on site - please enquire.


Catered options from B&B to fully catered available. No self catering.

Dining Room

Our Cafe dining room is situated on the ground floor and can seat up to 60 people.

Sitting Room

Based on the first floor with sofas, chairs and tables overlooking the beautiful Harbour.

TV and Music Facilities

No facilities.

Games Room

There's no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout the building keeps us warm even in the coldest of months.


13 private en suite rooms. Rooms provide bunkbeds sleeping 4-6 people each.


All linen is provided.


All of our rooms are en suite or have a private bathroom allocated to them.

Children's Facilities

The Dorset Adventure Café has a soft play area for under 3’s. We can organise outdoor activities to keep the young ones entertained during your stay.


Small courtyard space, but lots of activities can be arranged to make the most of this special location.

Swimming Pool

There's no pool, but the sea is moments away! 100m from our front door.


Free parking along the road or a Pay & Display car park is available across the road.


No smoking is allowed in the building.

Booking Information

Full board, part board and accommodation only options available.
For a no obligation quote, and to check our availability please contact us directly.
Terms and conditions are available at the time of booking.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Portland Outdoor Centre is located in Castletown, Portland, Dorset which is a part of the Jurassic Coast. Fantastic sea views and access to water-based and other activities.

  • Route 501 travels between Weymouth and Portland every 10 minutes.
  • Weymouth Train Station – 5 miles.
  • Weymouth - 5 miles.
  • Premier Shop - 50 metres.
  • On site we have the Dorset Adventure Café which serves great food and amazing coffee.
  • Bournemouth 25 miles or Exeter 50 miles.

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