About Hindleap Warren

Imagine having 300 acres of forest to explore, climb and roam. At Hindleap Warren it’s yours. For a day, a weekend or more you can leave home behind and make this captivating corner of the Ashdown Forest, deep in the East Sussex countryside, yours to explore.

At Hindleap Warren everything is under one big roof, set in beautiful woodland. The centre has been designed with you in mind, so it’s comfortable, safe and secure. And did we mention the tuck-shop with hot chocolate and home-made cookies?

Our highly trained staff are on hand 24/7 and their job is to do whatever it takes to make your day or residential trip safe and inspirational.

So prepare to head for home with super-charged physical skills and better, stronger friendships. We welcome around 10,000 children and young people to our Hindleap hideaway each year – our mission is for each and every one of them to have the time of their lives.

Discover Hindleap Warren…

Our Centre

The centre is a purpose built outdoor centre with everything in the one building, from the accommodation, dinning room, classroom/breakout spaces, sensory room and tuck shop. The centre has 5 accommodation zones sleeping up to 164 young people and 20 leaders total. Each accommodation zone has dormitory style bedrooms with separate young people and leader bedrooms and bathrooms.

Contact us at hellohindleap@londonyouth.org about arranging a tour to check that our centre meets the needs of your group.

Our Activities

Test your mettle with a wide range of high-octane outdoor adventure activities, including a brand-new high ropes course.

Our experienced instructors will nurture and encourage each child and young person every step of the way, helping them achieve their biggest challenges. Young people leave Hindleap Warren more resilient, with stronger friendships, and with their confidence levels as high as the walls they’ve conquered.

Keeping you safe

Keeping you safe is the most important thing we do. Hindleap Warren holds the AHOEC Gold Standard and AAIAC Adventuremark, is AALA registered and LOTC certified. This means you can be sure we provide the highest standard of care to all of our young visitors and are fully accredited by all the relevant regulatory bodies.

I can honestly say that after 15 school journeys, I have never come across such a professional, enthusiastic, fun, caring, flexible and knowledgeable group of instructors! EVERY instructor we met took the time to get to know all of our children and their individual needs. ”

Nicola Redshaw, Athelney Primary School

Our Team

Our instructors are experienced, have a broad range of qualifications and they love to work with a wide and diverse range of young people. Their job is to support every person who visits Hindleap Warren to be the best they can be.

You might also meet some of our senior management team on your visit. They’re here to make sure the time you spend at Hindleap Warren is fulfilling and well-organised.


Head of Centre – Dave Hays

Operations Manager – Graham Smith

Sales & Marketing Manager – Liz Earley

Fundraising Manager – Clara Shakespear



Hindleap Warren: where adventure happens.

The instructors and staff made the week for us. They were so good with the children and adapted activities to meet the need of all learners. We were really impressed with the level of safety and care that went into every activity. Really amazing experience

School visit 2022

Each year, we welcome more than 50 organisations that work with young people with additional needs.

An exciting selection of activities on-site and within the Sussex countryside.