Hiring our space
The Wytham Chalet is a recently refurbished hunting lodge in the middle of the Woods, and acts as a hub for researchers and visiting groups. Its rooms are available for hire for various events and uses – please see below for details regarding the rooms.
The building and site are perfect for hosting Away Days, as we are a short drive from Oxford City Centre and yet the Chalet is surrounded by our 1000 acres of woodland. Subject to the time of year and availability of the Wytham Woods researchers, we can arrange group experiences such as tailored guided walks, citizen science activities, or guest lectures and demonstrations. Previously groups have enjoyed getting up close to bat boxes (with bats in residence!) and using our Ash Dieback App. We are able to liaise with our local caterers on the behalf of visitors, and our modernised Chalet kitchen is also available for all visiting groups to use. Facilities include: oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and provision of mugs, plates, bowls and cutlery.
There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor of the Chalet, and a ground floor meeting room and bedroom. Should you have any access concerns please do get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.
The newly refurbished chalet was a great choice for running our training course for early career researchers this summer. The setting in the heart of Wytham Woods is unbeatable and offers lots of opportunities for learning outside that other venues don’t. We found the inside spaces including the kitchen and bathrooms to be well equipped, modern and comfortable. We would highly recommend the use of the chalet to anyone. - EarthWatch Institute, 2019
Should you wish to visit the Wytham Chalet prior to making a booking with us, simply email us to arrange an appointment.
Please note that unless alternative timings are arranged with Wytham Woods staff, residential room bookings run from 2pm until 10am the following morning.
Hiring outside space
Our Sawmill Yard area is available for hire for groups of up to 40 people, allowing use of the campfire site. If you are interested in booking for such an event, please get in touch to discuss your needs and the suitability of the space.
We regret that we do not permit full wedding celebrations to take place within Wytham Woods. However, should you wish to carry out a small ceremony we do have one or two suitable locations, but only for very limited numbers and with no facilities provided.
Holding an event
Contact us using the form below if you would like to know more about holding an event in the Woods.
How to book
Download and return the booking form below to hire the Chalet.