Wetherdown Lodge & Campsite, East Meon, Hampshire for Youth and Schools

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Large exclusive use lodge accommodation for school and youth groups on the South Downs

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Wetherdown Lodge & Campsite, East Meon, Hampshire, sleeps 10-48 in 17 bedrooms.

We offer a varied residential program for all year groups from ages 7-17, from 1 day to 5 days. Our flagship program is the South Downs Experience, a 5-day stay for year 6 pupils, based at Wetherdown Lodge on our site. We offer the environmental John Muir Award Scheme and Forest School Leadership Courses.

The Lodge can accommodate 32 pupils and 4 adults. Children sleep in small groups as most bedrooms have 3 beds (bunk and single bed). Staff are on hand to help in Lodge during the day and there is a residential warden at night.

Topics which can be included can all be found in the teacher's packs on our website and can include habitats, nature conservation, farming and orienteering. There are many opportunities to cover areas of the National Curriculum and the visit can include one-day trips to the Butser Ancient Farm, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and a Lower Farm on safari. We can also offer team building activities or hands on activities with sustainable buildings & sustainable energy. In the evenings there are options for a night walk, a fire circle or bush craft.

One head teacher wrote of their 5 day package: "Each day proved to be very different. The structure of the week certainly catered for the wide range of interests that primary age children have. I can't praise Janet and her team highly enough for their care and attention to detail. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile week and have already booked again."

Full catering is provided consisting of continental self service breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals.

For more information please contact our education team at: [email protected]. They can discuss your requirements and provide the right package for you.


The modern newly refurbished kitchen is ideal for groups that wish to self-cater.
Our dining area comfortably seats 36 and the maximum of 38 can be seated at a squeeze.
There is a small living area adjacent to the dining area (all open plan) with a television/radio, bookshelf, toys/board games and Wi-Fi available.
TV with radio in communal living room.
Wi-Fi available and reasonable mobile reception.
There is no games room.
Full central heating.
14 rooms; 2 twins (2 singles), 10 triples (single & bunk), 1 family (rooms adjacent with 2 bunk beds and room for travel cot). Yurts and camping.
All linen, duvets and towels provided in the Lodge.
1 accessible bathroom with toilet bath and shower. 5 further showers and toilets.
There is an accessible bathroom on the ground floor, however our bedrooms are quite small so please phone in advance for advice.
We have a small amount of books and toys suitable for children. Our cafe has a children's area. Most children enjoy exploring our woodlands!
Barbecue and camp fires available, Lodge gardens and lawn, woodlands.
There is no swimming pool.
Off road. Up to 50 cars.
Outside only.
Well behaved dogs welcome for campers and 2 of our yurts but must be kept on a lead. Charge per dog is £1 per night camping and £10 per night in yurts


Situated in East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty steps away from The South Downs National Trail.
10 minutes. Petersfield, 6 miles; Portsmouth, 10 miles.
Clanfield, 2 miles; 3 late night shops open until 10pm, you can get pretty much everything you need from these. Petersfield has larger supermarkets.
4 pubs within 2 miles of Hostel, in Clanfield and East Meon. Walkable in daylight. Bring high viz gear if planning to walk/cycle at night.

Booking Information

£35 single room, £22 additional adult sharing. Exclusive use of Campsite or Lodge £840-£1220 per night.

Yurts start at £77.50/night which includes 2 people and the 1st bag of fire wood. Bed linen for 2 included. additional adults £35/night children 12.50/night.

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

Getting here

The Sustainability Centre
Droxford Road
East Meon
GU32 1HR
United Kingdom
Petersfield. Main line from Waterloo London. Every 15 minutes.
Buses from Clanfield to Peterfield & Portsmouth every 15 minutes. Nothing on Sundays.
Heathrow, Gatwick & Southampton all about 1 hour drive.

Rental Rates

Please contact the education or accommodation team for details. For DofE groups on the paddock area per night £10 adult £5.50 young person.

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Wetherdown Lodge & Campsite, East Meon, Hampshire

Dan Stagg

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+44 (0)1730 823 549
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The Sustainability Centre
Droxford Road
East Meon
GU32 1HR
United Kingdom