We believe that through adventure, young people learn, teamwork, trust, problem solving and many more skills. Hesley Wood offers a fantastic location to learn by doing in a safe, secure environment. With on site activities, which will challenge young people to try new things, develop confidence and above all have FUN!


Hesley Wood Activity Centre is owed by South Yorkshire Scout Association and situated near the historic city of Sheffield. Here at Hesley Wood we have 132 acres of fields and beautiful woodland waiting to be explored by you.

Boasting comprehensive bedded accommodation, to fit all types of circumstances, side by side stunning woodland camping. Hesley Wood has something to offer to everyone. The great thing is its potential, whether your a small group, wanting to rule the roost, or have 2000 for an event of activity weekend, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to handle it.

The centre has benefited over the years from healthy investment, which provides a wide ranging scope of activities. Delivering adventurous activities such as canoeing or climbing, we’re sure we can give young people a fun and exciting experience whilst learning in a new challenging environment. Plus we are accredited to deliver, with the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark (Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee).