South Cerney Outdoor Centre

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South Cerney Outdoor Centre

A lake and land outdoor education centre, that is perfect for educational groups, set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.
Whether you are looking for a fun half day out or would like to be immersed in a full residential experience, we customise programmes to suit your needs.

South Cerney Outdoor Centre for schools, guides and scout groups

Situated between our 47 acre lake of crystal clear water and the banks of the River Churn, South Cerney Outdoor is an ideal and safe location for outdoor adventures, learning and environmental studies with changing rooms, classrooms and accommodation all on site.

Our passion for the outdoors and what it offers together with the high standards of our equipment, coaching and safety systems ensure your time here is fun, safe and challenging – A fantastic experience for both children and adults alike.

Our ambition is to make you and your children feel part of our family so that all involved leave us with great stories to tell and our past customers recognise and value the friendly atmosphere we create.

We aim to tailor each South Cerney experience to fulfil the needs and outcomes of the group which are identified during your initial enquiry and before booking.

Whether you are looking for a simple taster experience of a range of activities, a 6 week course leading to recognized qualifications or a progressive residential development experience, we have a range of options to meet your needs. Each programme can be linked to specific elements of the curriculum and can be adapted to suit your needs and tied in to highlight and reflect your school values as part of the experience.

South Cerney Outdoor have the following accreditations and affiliations:

  • Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority
  • Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Adventure Mark
  • Royal Yachting Association Training Centre
  • Sail ability Centre
  • British Canoeing Training Centre
  • British Stand Up Paddle boarding Association Training Centre
  • Institute of Outdoor Learning


Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Conference Facilities, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






Covid Review

01285 860388

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm (April to September)
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (October to March)


From £13.50 + VAT per child


Lake 12, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5TL

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