Youth Options Outdoor Learning Centre is a 3.16 acre site on Bishopstoke Road in Eastleigh, and is in the unique position of providing an oasis of wild space in the middle of an urban area. It provides a dedicated space for children and young people to be outside, engage with nature, and participate in outdoor learning. The Centre offers a range of services that appeal to children, young people and families:
- Forest Schools & John Muir Award
- Conservation Skills
- Targeted programmes for specific children and young people
- Holiday Clubs
Services support children and young people to learn about the natural world either through structured learning opportunities or through play, older young people to learn new skills and families to learn and play together. There are a variety of opportunities through which participants are encouraged to engage with nature on a range of levels supporting them to increase time outside, improve levels of mental health and wellbeing, engage with learning and develop their social and emotional capabilities.