Great Wood


Great Wood – The Camp is set at the foot of the Quantock hills. It is surrounded by an array of trees and is swarming with wildlife. We rent the site from Great Wood Trust and have had a long working partnership for nearly 50 years! The site is only 9 miles from Bridgwater and 12 miles to Taunton.

The Centre

The site started its life as a scouting tented camp. Over the years it has evolved into 9 en-suite log cabins. The cabins sleep 4-11 people, with bunk beds and single beds available. All of the cabins have electric, heating, sinks and storage compartments. The site can accommodate up to 74 guests.

We have an outdoor heated pool, a large indoor area and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy your stay with us, along with all the facilities you would expect from an outdoor centre. We can arrange trips and visits to local attractions and during a week’s residential you can spend a day at our main centre – Kilve Court.


Our food is renowned and made fresh on site sourcing local products and suppliers. We start the day with cereals and a cooked breakfast, lunch is packed and provided (apart from arrival day); there are a couple of choices for the evening meal with a yummy pudding to follow. Dietary needs are met and are always catered for. Squash and cake/fruit are supplied at break times during the day. You never go hungry at Great Wood!


We offer many different activities, using the site itself and the surrounding woods. The link that follows will list all of our activities but we are very creative and are open to design bespoke activities & programmes for your school. For a personal programme to be developed, contact the centre manager to discuss in further detail your groups specific needs and requirements. If you choose to go to Kilve Court for the day you can choose up to four different activities such as climbing, grass sledging and mountain biking as a few examples. Transport to and from Kilve is organised and provided. We can tailor your residential stay to incorporate school topics or help you meet learning outcomes you wish to achieve, just let us know!

For a list of activities on offer at Great Wood please click here.

To find out more about the Great Wood Trust please click here.


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