Powburn Scout Adventure Centre

Powburn Scout Adventure Centre

Adventure brought to you by Tynemouth Scouts

Built as the Jubilee Memorial Hall for the village of Powburn near Wooler, Northumberland, the premises were acquired by Tynemouth Scouts in 1974 and developed as an outdoor centre.

The centre is located just north of the village of Powburn in Northumberland (approximately 40 miles north of Newcastle), near Wooler. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with easy access to the Cheviot Hills as well as Bamburgh and Holy Island.

Features and Facilities

The centre can accommodate 36 people in mixed groups. It is well suited for Scout Groups as well as school or college parties following activity or educational based weeks away.

  • 9 rooms making a total of 36 bunk beds
  • Double Glazing
  • Central Heating
  • Toilets and Showers
  • Drying Room
  • Well Equipped Kitchen – Including fridges, freezers, microwave, dishwasher, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Free WIFI
  • Payphone
  • Staff Lounge – Furnished with easy chairs the lounge overlooks the outside activity area and adventure playground.
  • Large Main Hall for Dining and Activities.
  • Large Camp Fire Circle
  • Assault Course / Adventure Playground
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Archery, Crate Stacking, Telegraph Pole Climb and Grass Sledges*
*Activites provided at a small charge if groups have qualified instructors.  Scout Groups wanting to use the equipment to run the activity themselves must be able to provide a valid instructors certificate where needed.  With advance notice we can usually arrange for instructors to visit, again at an extra cost.

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The centre is located on the A697, approximately 3/4 of a mile North of the village of Powburn. If you pass the left turn for Ingram, you’ve missed it.

Local Area

Want some ideas of what to do in the local area?

Take a look at our Local Area and Places of Interest page

Hire Charges

Tynemouth Groups: £6 per person per night (with a minimum charge of £120.00 per night)
Other Groups: £8 per person per night (with a minimum charge of £160.00 per night)

A non-refundable deposit of £50/night is required to confirm a booking.  This must be paid within 28 days of the initial booking otherwise the booking will be forfeited.

There is a late cancellation fee of £50/night if cancellation is within 28 days of the booking and we cannot re-book the centre to another group.

A catering service is available to schools/youth groups during the week.  No catering service is available at weekends.


To make a booking please Check Availability and Book Online

Your booking is not confirmed until deposit has been received and confirmed by the booking secretary.

Tel: 0191 258 2001 or 07811 693 882

Souvenir Badge

The Powburn Adventure Centre badge are available to purchase from the booking secretary.

Availability & Book Online