Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: The Hayes, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

Contact: 01983 200 300 option 2



A fantastic centre 10 minutes from the M1 in the heart of Derbyshire. This site has everything. Amazing grass areas, open water lake and a huge indoor sports hall.

The Hayes offers activities such as Raft Building, Campfire, Field Zorbing and has its own large indoor sports hall. Whilst it is close to a motorway it is a very peaceful centre with green fields all around.

The accommodation is hotel style rooms. The children will share with 2-4 of their classmates while teachers will have their own room along the same corridor

The Hayes is situated in Derbyshire just 10 minutes from the M1. An ideal settling for convenient travel times whilst the centre also being in a country location. A beautiful country house surrounded by great grounds and two lakes makes this the perfect location for school residential trips.

The centre offers 24 hours security and all buildings are locked from the outside in an evening.

There are plenty of different facilities including a sports hall, lakes, football pitch and plenty of meeting rooms. All activity areas are spread out around the house so you do not feel you are in the hustle and bustle of a busy centre.

We offer three balanced and nutritious meals a day during your stay in a well fitted dining room.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

The Hayes can take a maximum capacity of 400 children, spread out over different accommodation blocks.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The room types vary and the children could find themselves sharing with between one and four of their friends. All rooms are ensuite.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

All inclusive, four night residential break with a full activity programme in the summer term is from £250. A free teacher place is available for every 10 children.

Discounts are available for larger groups and off peak trips will be available at reduced prices.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We have risk assessments for the centre and also each of the activities we offer. These are available on our website. Visits can be arranged to have a look around the site. Our team visit the centre on regular dates throughout the year teachers can book on when it is convenient.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Stuart Wilcox deals with all booking enquiries. Please contact him on 01983 200300 or email

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

All our In2action staff will have a basic one day first aid qualification and our Adventure Managers will hold a Four day at work First Aid qualification.

Please list facilities available.

All our trips include three meals a day during the trip starting with dinner on the arrival day and ending with lunch on the departure day.

The centre has small meeting rooms that are often used as teacher rooms during the evenings. We will also have access to larger rooms for getting the whole group together.

WIFI is available throughout the centre. Tea and coffee facilities for the teachers are available throughout the day. There is also a shop should children want to buy gifts or snacks.

What are your disabled facilities?

The centre has disabled access throughout the lower floor. There are also bedrooms fully adapted with ensuite wet rooms.

What are your opening days and hours?

We operate throughout the year between February and October.

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years

Months Open: February March April May June July August September October

Accommodation Type: Outdoor Residential Centres

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