Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Woodmill is the gateway to the great outdoors. Whether you climb, explore a tunnel, try your hand at archery, learn how to kayak, hire a boat to explore the local waterways or even buy paddling kit you'll get all the help and support you want from this friendly centre. The centre is open 7 days a week and has free parking and coffee bar on site.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Natasha S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great birthday party and great value for money.
    Woodland Adventure - great bday party for our 5yr old. 12 children and all loved it. Connor (instructor) was great. Kids had a fab time and was great value for money. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2023
  • OliviaB10000000
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely way to spend 2h on a sunny day
    We did a Ready To SUP 2h session with a trainer who showed us a variety of ways to get things done, safety tips and was generally delightful. Beautiful lake for practicing on, geese and ducks everywhere; we will be back just for the fun of chasing each other round the island for an hour. Be aware you WILL get wet! You have to fall/climb in to learn how to self-rescue. And be aware that even fully-functioning knees, thighs and shoulders will ache the next day😆 Worth bringing some wet shoes and a towel poncho so you can drip dry with dignity later plus a drink in case the cafe is shut.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Oluwaseyi O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second time and already looking forward to the next
    It was a lovely experience. This is my second time visiting this place of fun. I took my kids this time and they loved every moment. The staff were very professional and made my children feel at ease, being their first time trying out kayaking. I look forward to the next opportunity. I’ll definitely recommend
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Laura E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Battle Island Party
    My son had his birthday party here on Sunday 2nd July, it was a Battle Island Laser Tag Party. Everything about the experience was excellent - booking process, information sent in advance, the venue on the day was et up well, the staff engaging and fun, the boys had THE best party, one of them rated it 111/10!! Would 100% recommend this party and venue to anyone thinking of visiting. The café across the road 'Woodmill Coffee Kitchen' was lovely and the cake & sausage rolls to die for!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Victoria N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best day ever!
    My daughter had her 8th birthday party here, we booked the “under 8’s woodland adventure party” and were given Tom as the instructor. Tom was absolutely fantastic with the girls, very engaging, enthusiastic and kept them entertained. It was the best party we have ever booked. We also hired the hall after for the party food which perfect. Huge size where they could run around after. Overall am very, very impressed by the whole experience and couldn’t recommend enough. Do not hesitate your children will absolutely love it and have the most amazing experience. Thank you Tom and hosts, superb!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Jillian O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the money
    Booked kayaking experience for my 4 grandsons aged 10-15 (actually 15 the next day🍰) they had a wonderful time in two kayaks around the figure if eight pond, it was fun for them and safe, video to start with, instructions and fitted with buoyancy vests. Would recommend and prob be going back to do again or one of the other activities. Helpful attentive staff, polite and answered questions when needed. Thank you for brilliant day😊👌
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Lou T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Woodmill kayak hire
    We visited on a Saturday morning an hired 2 kayaks for 1 hour. Excellent service, very informative, the kayaks were stable and I'm quite tall and was given a kayak that suited my size. Woodmill is a lovely location and transferring from their lake to the river was very easy. Highly recommend and a big shout out to Tommy who was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. A***
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • CLoui
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Family Day Out
    Such a fun family day out, we hired two canoes for our family of 4 and enjoyed a fun hour exploring the private lake and the river as far as The White Swan. We live locally and have been meaning to try out Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre for a long time, so glad we finally got round to it, we had such a good time and feel very luck to have such a place on our doorstep! Our first visit, but certainly not our last. Hats off to the fab staff too, very helpful and friendly.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Jordan N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great idea for a stag do
    My stag do was held at Woodmill and we all had a great time. We did the 'paddle to the pub' in canoes and back again before then doing axe-throwing. The staff were friendly and happy to join in the fun. The bucket of beers after the axe throwing was a nice touch. I would be happy to go back to experience some of the other activities they offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Sarah M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paddle to the Pub
    We went to Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre to do their 'Paddle to the pub' session as part of our weekend hen party and it was brilliant from start to finish. We were looked after as soon as we arrived and any questions were answered along with some fun facts about the area. Our guide Jess was fantastic, full of energy, supportive, encouraging and just went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. Thank you all :-)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
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Sarah G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We did a Battle Island 11th birthday party here, with the session run by Tommy. It was absolutely brilliant and all the kids had a great time. Tommy managed to keep it fun, whilst being safe and well organised - not easy with a noisy bunch of pre-teens! I was super impressed throughout.
Written 24 February 2024
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Sue Harwood
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
School holiday activities, took 2 grandchildren & one of their friends, although weather wasn’t brilliant they had an amazing day doing various activities. When I picked them up they were cold (been in the lake, mostly by choice)! Spare change of clothing essential but this is requested when booking. They had had a fantastic fun filled day, so 3 very happy, hungry & tired kids, would definitely recommend 👍
Written 16 February 2024
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Elizabeth B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My daughter and her friends had a fab time for her 10th birthday party - a Battle Islands party. The instructor was really helpful. We had the party room for food after, which was big and worked very well. Would definitely recommend.
Written 4 February 2024
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Roam62806530250
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Kids really enjoyed it, the instructions really friendly and knowledgeable about archery. He made it fun and the kids learnt a lot too!
Written 8 January 2024
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Vikki M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My 9 year old attended Woodmill Activity adventure camp this summer and love it. He gained so much confidence and challenged himself to do a range of new activities. He enjoyed it so much he wanted to go back again during October half term. I would highly recommend it.
Written 9 November 2023
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Suzie R
United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Truly brilliant laser tag party for my sons 11th bday
Thank you so much Tommy - you are a great host
Written 16 October 2023
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Philip K
UK ALL OF IT5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I booked a day Bass fishing on the Salmon pool which I have done in the past and enjoyed each time, this time was a bit different as a Seal decided to join in and it caught more than I did so I gave up after an hour !!!
Written 3 October 2023
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Sarah M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We went to Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre to do their 'Paddle to the pub' session as part of our weekend hen party and it was brilliant from start to finish.
We were looked after as soon as we arrived and any questions were answered along with some fun facts about the area. Our guide Jess was fantastic, full of energy, supportive, encouraging and just went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time.
Thank you all :-)
Written 2 October 2023
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Jordan N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My stag do was held at Woodmill and we all had a great time. We did the 'paddle to the pub' in canoes and back again before then doing axe-throwing. The staff were friendly and happy to join in the fun. The bucket of beers after the axe throwing was a nice touch. I would be happy to go back to experience some of the other activities they offer.
Written 1 October 2023
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Lucas P
Southampton, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Had a fun hour stand-up paddle-boarding with my son. You can get used to the board on a small shallow lake and then, once you have the confidence, carry the board a few metres to get on the Itchen Navigation. Then either go downstream a bit or further up the river. We didn't go beyond the bridge. It's harder paddling upstream than downstream! Only had to dodge one angler. The river water was lovely and clear, so we could see quite a few fish. Lovely scenery by the Riverside Park. Maybe next time we can go on the Itchen itself...

The instructor was very friendly and helpful. Paddle boards, paddles and buoyancy aids are included in the hire. You can leave your car keys and phone in a small locker with the instructor whilst you're out on the water. So it's a good idea to take a watch at least, so you know when to return the board and you don't get billed for an extra hour. I don't know how strict they apply their late return policy and don't intend to find out!

Free parking is conveniently right on the site. Probably the hardest thing is getting out of the site afterwards without interfering with the take-it-in-turns one-way travel of the cars past the site entrance.
Written 27 September 2023
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WOODMILL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00