Following the Government’s announcement regarding increased measures to control the spread of Covid-19, all gyms and leisure centre’s nationally have been instructed to close, which we have done with immediate effect across all of our venues.

As a charity we remain committed to keeping the nation active, so will contact our Supporters directly through our social media channels, website, app and email over the coming days with ways to help you stay active, and answer the questions you may have about our venues, your donations or activity bookings.

Thank you for your continued support, in the meantime please continue to visit for updates.

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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

Opening Times

Summer Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday:CLOSED -

Winter Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday :CLOSED -


Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre,
Woodmill Lane, Southampton, SO18 2JR
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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

Don’t tell anyone…but Woodmill is definitely Southampton’s best-kept secret!

To those who drive past it, it probably just looks like any other old brick building. But step inside this converted former mill and it’s like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. With an unexpected tranquil haven full of wonder and surprise (but without the lions or witches, obviuosly).

Woodmill is the only place in the UK that boasts four different types of water.  With a placid water lake, flowing River Itchen, tidal estuary and some thrill ride white water at low tide for kayaking & canoeing.

This makes it a fantastic location for paddle sport, with all abilities and adventures suited perfectly.

If canoeing and kayaking are not you’re thing, there’s plenty more that you can get involved in on dry land. Such as,  Archery, Climbing, Leap of Faith and Fencing!

Finally, for those after an adrenaline rush, why not try leaping through the air on the trapeze or speed down the rollers into the river (we might not be able to keep you out of the water for long!).

With so much fun and excitement on offer for all the family, amongst our woodland surroundings, be sure to make Woodmill your next day out.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“We had a family activity day today, absolutely loved it! Complete novices, both kids and adults had a brilliant time, lots of fun and lots to do and a fab expert who kept us entertained, all left exhausted!”

“Thank you Woodmill we will be back!”

Leanne Scott.

To read more about what our supports think CLICK HERE!

If you can’t find what you are looking for or just want to talk to one of our team in person, call us on 02380439185

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