Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Bushcraft, Rock Climbing and More

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight are the main outdoor education provider on the Isle of Wight; our staff have well over a hundred years experience in outdoor education in their respective fields (which includes within NCS Local Delivery Partners): so we really know how to create an unforgettable and life-enhancing NCS experience! Our aims and philosophy as an organisation are directly aligned with the NCS Ethos and Principles so we feel we will make the perfect NCS residential provider for your group.

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Why spend your Phase 1 week with us?

We realise that NCS groups can bring hugely diverse groups of young people and we are fully set up to match this diversity. We tailor make bespoke packages for each and every group to suit their needs and have a huge variety of activities we can offer from Archery and Mountain Boarding to Coasteering, Giant Paddleboarding and Bushcraft skills. Our activities take place at our custom built site, however we also use the world renowned Freshwater Bay for our sea based activities and the iconic Tennyson Trail for hill based activities. The extensive forests that adjoin our main site are a great feature for evening activities and team challenge sessions.

Choosing to do your Phase 1 residential with Adventure Activities on the Isle of Wight is an experience your young people with never forget. The iconic beauty of the Needles and surrounding countryside alongside our unique range of activities and accommodation provides a real once in a life time opportunity.

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Real Adventure in Stunning Locations. Our great activity packages are mixed with our traditional outdoor education philosophies to create epic water and land activities that are unmatched on the South Coast.

We might keep going on about it, but you really can’t beat our location! We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on a hillside overlooking the sea on two sides and Tennyson Down on the other, and Brighstone Down on the other. The perfect combination of on-site activities and offsite adventures on the sea and in the woods.

Stoats Adventure Camp Food Marquee


Locally sourced, home cooked food served in our unique giant tent. Pastas, Fajitas and Chillies feature as well as plenty of fresh salads and different options for all dietary requirements. Visiting groups are encouraged to get involved in the sense of community by being involved in food preparation, serving and clearing up.

We use VegWare compostable dinnerware http://www.vegware.com  with almost a zero Co2 footprint, made from recycled materials and in keeping with our ethos of sustainability and environmental respect.
Young people make their own lunches using fresh island produce at the Self Service lunch station.
Stoats Adventure Camp Tents


Our own private and secure Campsite is in an incredible location on the side of Tennyson Down above Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay. The incredible Glamping Site has its own private showers and toilets onsite. Bedding is included. A private recreation area is available throughout the visit.

Recycling! luxury tents! Proper beds but still camping!
Last night BBQ whilst watching the stars around the campfire with the backdrop of the world famous IOW festival original site and the stunning back drop of the Needles AONB and tenyson down.

For you:

All our programmes are designed to provide a suitable level of challenge and take young people of their comfort zones whilst working on key NCS themes such as trust, responsibility, empathy, understanding, teamwork and communication.

We have a unique variety of accommodation options from our outdoor glamping bell tents to indoor bunk beds at our hostel partners. Catering for all levels of comfort and challenge. All our food is prepared onsite freshly on the day using IOW produce.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Joe on joe@adventureactivitiesuk.com for more information about how we can start your NCS journey in the most memorable way.




Izzy has quite literally grown with Adventure Activities into the incredible instructor she is today. Izzy loves the outdoors and is especially passionate about working with our smallest and youngest customers (who think the world of Izzy!). She’s paddled around the coast of Scotland and inspired many young woman to get stuck into the outdoors! Izzy plans to continue to develop her career at Adventure Activities by continuing to gain a huge variety of instructing qualifications.



Some say Archie is THE chosen son of mother nature herself, and is now actually powered and functions via the bundles of energy and laughter he absorbs from every group he works with like a basking lizard in the sun. He’s ‘been there and got the badge’ for just about every Adventure it’s possible to have. When Archie isn’t charging his batteries delivering the best Outdoor Education on the planet, he’s writing educational programmes, reading, playing 5 a side football, going to the gym and playing instruments (badly). Archie is the (grand)father figure of the outfit and is always the first to bring a chuckle to anyone’s morning.



Nobody actually knows how many hats Sam has… Known as the Pap, Chiv and occasionally, Sam- it’s hard to think of what Sam doesn’t do at Adventure Activities. Not only can he whip up a roof to a kit-store in under 5 minutes, or fix a land-rover with nothing more than a can of red bull, urine and some superglue, he’s also a very passionate outdoor education professional and works closely on our eduction programmes. Sam used to work on Super Yachts in the Med and in Summer camps in the US but is now living the dream here on the Isle of Wight!