Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is technically an island, surrounded by water on all sides, this 17 acre urban escape is perched on the edge of Southampton with great transport access to the M27, the airport and the city centre, making it an ideal location to do business in the South.
Home to some fantastic activities, this wooded wilderness has a great selection of venues and spaces available to hire. Whether its hosting a meeting, delivering a training course or even having an outdoor wedding, Woodmill has proven itself a versatile, affordable and perfect green hideaway for a unique venue to meet their needs.
Woodmill is a mill of great antiquity located on the Itchen, west of the Wood Mill Lane crossing. There has been a mill here since medieval times and it is mentioned by name in early medieval documents. It was presumably originally of wooden construction, but has been many times rebuilt. The modern history of the mill starts in 1781 when the famous naval block maker, Walter Taylor, built a block mill alongside the two existing corn mills. All of these buildings were destroyed by fire c.1825, and it is thought that the present buildings were built soon after this. The flour mill ceased operations in the 1950s.
Talk to us today about using Why not use Woodmill as the inspiration for a creative writing class, to provide an insight into living history, to connect with the natural or simply a retreat to study away from the hustle of everyday school life.