Caldecotte Xperience

Caldecotte Xperience

The Action4Youth Caldecotte Xperience, is located on the lake in Caldecotte Park, Milton Keynes and offers outstanding outdoor learning and adventure on the edge of the city.

We enable young people of all abilities to learn to challenge themselves, have fun and work together discovering what they can achieve rather than what they can’t.

Benefits & Outcomes

We deliver significant long-term learning and personal development outcomes for young people including;

  • Increased self-confidence and esteem,
  • Increased teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • Increased physical and mental wellbeing
  • Increased engagement and achievement
  • Decreased social isolation

Action4Youth have been part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “Learning Away Report” that evidenced the benefits and indicated that exam grades can also improve by up to a whole grade as a direct result of a short residential stay.

Why Caldecotte Xperience?

Learning should be fun. We make sure it is

All our programme frameworks have been developed alongside the Action4Youth wider provision, which include the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the National Citizen Service, youth groups and club support and representation and Membership Services.

Unlike any other provider this gives us a unique perspective and understanding.

Job Opportunities at Action4Youth


We have a number of jobs available at Action4Youth. If you are interested in working for a fun, dynamic charity, visit the Action4Youth website for more details 


Day or residential, an amazing variety of out of classroom learning and adventure activities.


Catered and self catered stays in Yurts, dormitories and a tented village.

Additional needs

The best disability provision in the region, the widest range of accessible activities.

Youth Groups and Clubs

Action packed weekends of activity and adventure.


19 fun packed sport, learning and adventure activities on land, water and indoors.


Certificated sailing, powerboating and climbing courses for individuals, groups and organisations.

After School & Holiday Clubs

Fantastic adventure clubs all year round.

Birthday Parties

Book a Birthday Party with a difference.

Specialist disability bikes for hire

We have a range of specialist bikes and scooters for hire in a variety of sizes for a range of needs.


Felicity Poulton
VICTA regularly run activity breaks for children and young people who are blind or partially sighted. The Caldecotte Xperience is one of our most frequent venues; in 2016 we used it 6 times for a variety of different events, ranging from one off Family Days to 4 night residentials. We already have at least 4 events booked in for 2017. - VICTA
Anna Cheetham
We visited The Caldecotte Xperience for the first time this Summer; staying in the wonderful Yurt Village. We supported a group of 16 young people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. We took advantage of many of the fabulous activities on site and were extremely well looked after by the staff team. The open spaces and wooded areas, within safe boundaries afforded the opportunity for the young people to explore in a safe environment, Accessible facilities onsite were excellent. The Caldecotte Xperience is a magical place and we will certainly be back! - Yellow Submarine
Cathy Chan
Extremely impressed with the professionalism of the instructors, their knowledge and support throughout the two days. There were excellent facilities and execution of the activities. The group totally enjoyed their experiences. Thank you! We’ll definitely recommend to others! - Parker School
Richard Knowles
Superb facilities, instruction and hospitality, our children visibly grew in confidence during our residential visit - a fabulous experience! We shall certainly return. - Queens Park Academy
Ruth Sylvester
As a school we have around 180 pupils, ranging from 2-19 years, all of which have complex special needs (Severe Autism, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Sensory Impairments, Epilepsy to name but a few). Every one of our children is unique and the experience that they get from visiting The Caldecotte Xperience is second to none. - The Redway School, Milton Keynes

Accreditations & Affiliations







Working with young people with additional needs

We have some of the best additional needs facilities in the region and are the only local provider with adapted equipment and trained staff who can support young people with disabilities to fully participate in outdoor adventure learning and residential stays. We strive to ensure that the widest range of activities and programmes are available and accessible, even for young people with the most complex needs.

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Caldecotte Xperience is owned and operated by Action4Youth.

Action4Youth's aim is to enable young people of all abilities and backgrounds to have experiences and opportunities that grow their confidence and self esteem and inspire them to achieve. Helping remove isolation, improve social and mental well being and better preparing them for life and work.

Inspiring young people to become Inspiring Young People.
More details of how we aim to help young people and the courses, training and services we provide can be found at

You can support us by donating money, your skills and time or by being involved with one of our fundraising events.
There are many ways for businesses and companies to help young people grow and achieve.

Please contact us for more information, forthcoming events or general charity enquiries on 0300 003 2334
(Reg. charity no: 1033626)