About Us​

Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure, our aim is to empower young people, including those with additional needs, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves, and to make a positive difference in their community’.

– Team Blackland

Blackland Farm Outdoor Centre is the trading name of 4th Dimension Ltd, a long standing, trusted operator at Blackland Farm for the last 35 years. 4th Dimension was founded by Chris Taylor, following a 12 year career teaching Physical and Outdoor Education. What started as a small company has now developed into a diverse and multifaceted organisation. Nic Taylor, Chris’ son, continued to build the business, with advice and support from experienced outdoor and teaching professional Mark Sinclair, who was instrumental in the initial negotiations and offer through to completion of the sale. 4th Dimension are now considered one of the leading providers of adventure education in the South East.

When the opportunity to purchase Blackland Farm from Girlguiding UK presented itself, 4th Dimension joined with the existing team at Blackland Farm- a cohort of fifty-or-so experienced instructors, estates, and events experts, who had developed the original Guiding campsite into a centre of outdoor excellence in it’s own right over the last eighty years- well known as a leading site for camping and outdoor experiences nationally. The team, led by Rachael Fisher, wished to protect and grow the site’s provision for the future.

Together we are great at providing safe, valued experiences for a wide variety of customers from Guiding and Scouting, to primary and secondary schools, alternative provision and SEN schools, the local community and Corporate businesses. Our day and residential courses comprise a combination of over 50 activities both on and off-site, catering from the adventurous to the more conservative equally. We are a major provider of The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme from bronze to gold award, offer GCSE PE provision, as well as bespoke courses to achieve bespoke outcomes, and summer holiday camps for local children.

We stand for delivering fantastic outdoor experiences that help shape young people and adults into the best versions of themselves- through proactive programmes that develop respect, confidence, communication and resilience. We go above and beyond to give you the power to achieve your desired outcomes in a safe, relaxed, and fun environment at affordable prices, in order to ensure that everyone can have them. We value our relationships with customers-well established, and new, treating everyone with integrity and respect to achieve our shared outcomes. Together, we will continue to offer outstanding provision of outdoor experiences for all our beneficiaries- that’s over 100,000 people a year.

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Ready to embrace the thrill? Contact Blackland Farm and elevate your outdoor experience. Whether it’s a family weekend, a corporate retreat, or an escapade with friends, make Blackland Farm the backdrop for your next unforgettable adventure! 🌳✨