National Citizen Service - NCs

We offer week long Residential based Activity Challenges for NCS programmes based at our Woodland Activity Site in Herefordshire.

Accommodation is in Wooden Pods based in one of 2 Woodland Glamping Villages.

Glamping Village at Oaker Wood Leisure Sleep inside Wooden Glamping Pods

NCS Groups have exclusive use of the accommodation and facilities in the Glamping Village including dining and kitchen facilities, Toilets and Showers, Camp Fire area and indoor Barbecue Hut. On site there are also alternative break out rooms which can be used.

Meals are served in the Glamping Village and the young people assist with washing up and clearing after each meal.



Day 1

5.00pm Arrive on site6.30pm Supper7.30pm Camp fire and Team meetings

Day 2

8.30am Breakfast10.00am Low Ropes Team Building Challenges12.30pm Lunch1.30pm Raft Building4.30pm Woodland Krypton Challenge6.30pm Supper

Day 3

8.30am Breakfast9.30am Depart for full day walking expedition4.30pm Optional - overnight Camp & Camp Fire Cooking

Day 4

8.30am Breakfast10.00am Crate Stacking12.00pm Lunch1.30pm High Rope Tree Trekking4.30pm Monkey Climb & Quick Jump6.30pm Supper


All our Activities are based on site so there are no coach transfers between activities, just a short stroll through the woodland from your Accommodation to each of the Activities. We offer a wide range of Activities and Teams rotate around the different activities during the week long programme.

One of the Highlights of the week is the full day expedition which includes a 10 mile hike to an Iron Age Hill Fort. There is then the option of an overnight Camp under canvas and cooking
their own supper over a camp fire.

Brave our Quick Jump

Each evening there is a camp fire, and opportunities for Teams to discuss the days activities and plan for activities and challenges to come as part of the 4 week NCS programme.


What our customers say

All our young people had a fantastic time doing paintball and rafting for the day. They had a fantastic time and we would recommend any other Scout Group to visit, David and his staff were excellent all through the day.

1st Osterley Scouts - Aug 18

I would like to thank you for your great hospitality and attention to detail with the groups that we have sent so far to your very special retreat for young people.

Diane Defoe - Harrow Club 10 - July 18

Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend - we had an amazing time!! Your site is so beautiful and you were so welcoming it felt safe and secure. The children and staff had such a great weekend.

Coles Diner Youth Club - May 18

Both myself, Alex and the young people had a fantastic time. The activities were great the food was plentiful and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend you to friends and Family.

Debbie- Bishop's Itchington Youth Club.

I have been here many times as a youth worker and as a group leader. The group of young dads loved the day out and all the challenges of the shooting range and fun of quad biking. The staff were great ensuring safety whilst still having fun. We will be going again at some point as it gives good value for money and that includes lunch.

Derrick Krunch - Youth Worker

During the activity, your staff were excellent and knowledgeable in engaging & supporting the young people in the activity. They made the whole group feel really welcome and that nothing was too much of a bother. This, in turn, allowed us to support the young people we were working with directly on a 1-2-1 basis and as part of a larger group.

Dan - Action for Children - April 16

As our students are international, it's important that activity leaders speak slowly and clearly to ensure that students fully understand the rules and procedures. Chris and Brad were fantastic - both were patient, enthusiastic and ran the session efficiently. All students and teachers had an absolutely brilliant time!

Laura Martin - More than English