Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, , Leicestershire LE12 8TX

Contact: 01509 890119



Beaumanor Hall offers outdoor learning experiences for children of all ages, from Foundation Stage through to Post 16. Our aim is to enrich and enhance the school curriculum using the activities as vehicles to this end and in partnership with visiting staff. Beaumanor offers an unparalleled range of educational activities. Outdoor and adventurous activities include, climbing, canoeing, abseiling, high ropes course, zip wire, orienteering, archery, survival and bush craft, team building days, and many others. Subject based activities for KS1 and 2 include, Victorian days, WW2 days, Iron Age Celts, Ecology and nature days. Specifically targeted at EYFS and KS 1 include Pirate days, Gruffalo, Stickman and Nursery Rhymes.

All of the activities are created in line with the relevant National Curriculum for each age group and can be tailored to suit the needs of individual schools/academies to support any projects or areas of work.
Visiting groups can choose between visiting on a day basis or extending their visit by staying in our residential facilities.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Beaumanor is strategically situated in the countryside amidst the Charnwood Forest. We are within easy travelling distance of many urban conurbations allowing schools to maximize activity time and minimize travelling time.

Beaumanor is staffed by experienced and qualified practitioners. All staff hold relevant NGB awards in the activities they deliver, whilst others are qualified teachers with experience of the classroom. Given the caliber of staff we are able to respond to each visit on an individual basis and deliver bespoke packages fulfilling group’s specific requirements.

Beaumanor Hall itself is a wonderful Victorian mansion built by the Herrick family in the mid-19th century. During WW2, Beaumanor was one of a number of ’Y’ stations intercepting German messages and relaying them to Bletchley Park. Both of these unique historic elements of Beaumanor are interwoven into the curriculum days associated with this heritage.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
Beaumanor has both the LOtC Quality Badge and AALA accreditation.

What does a typical educational visit include?
Each visit will be individually discussed with staff, thus costs and programmes vary with each group. However the following provide a guideline ONLY for the day visits. Victorian days, WW2 days, Iron Age Celts, Ecology and nature, Pirate days, Gruffalo, Stickman and Nursery Rhymes. The day will usually revolve around three activities. EYFS activities have a round of four shorter activities.

Typical Day Visit Timetable.
Arrive 10.00 (Please note these timings are not cast in stone and are used simply as a ‘typical’ example of a day visit. Your individual itinerary will be discussed with you on an individual basis.
10.15 – 11.30 – Activity one
11.30 – 12.45 – Activity two
12.45 – 13.15 – Lunch
13.15 – 14.30 – Activity Three
14.35 – Dept

Typical Daily Timetable for a Residential Outdoor and Adventurous Group
09.30 – 12.00 – High ropes course
12.00 – 13.30 – Lunch
13.30 – 16.00 – Archery
17.30 – 18.45 – Evening Meal
18.45 – 20.00 – Evening Activity e.g. Crack the Code,

What group sizes do you cater for?
Residential Capacity
110 residential capacity
48 in our standing camp – April – August

Day visits
WW2, Victorians, Iron Age Celts, Pirates, Gruffalo, Stickman, Nursery Rhymes, Nature/Ecology – All up 96

Outdoor and Adventurous day visit up to a maximum of 160. Please note this is very dependent on the programme chosen and actual numbers would have to be discussed and confirmed with Beaumanor staff

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
No. However should any staff wish to see Beaumanor and discuss the programme beforehand, this can be arranged and they can visit Beaumanor to have a preliminary view.

Any new school coming to Beaumanor for a first residential stay will receive a visit from a member of Beaumanor staff to discuss their programme with staff and parents if required.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
We do not restrict visiting children from taking photo’s providing they are restricted to the child’s own group and the school has got permission.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We do not hand out our risk assessments. We provide a ‘Risk Benefit’ statement. AALA and the LOtC carry out independent inspections of our risk assessments. Visiting members of staff can arrange to come and inspect the site beforehand should they need to.

What is the cost of the visit?
All prices are dependent of the itinerary chosen. Please contact Sue Williamson on 0116 30 53 110 or for more information.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Just general outdoor clothing suitable for activities. Residential groups will require suitable indoor clothing for the evening. Clean indoor shoes are essential.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes, all activity staff have been first aid trained

Please list facilities available.
Tuck shop, Games room for groups in the standing camp, gym, large field and play area, playground, woodland. Residential groups have capacity to be self-catering. Picnic tables to eat packed lunches.

What are your disabled facilities?
The Gage cabin is specifically designed to accommodate residents who may need to use a wheelchair. There are disabled facilities on site. Beaumanor is a flat site well served with surfaced tracks and paths. .

What are your opening days and hours?
We are open 7days a week 52 weeks of the year. PRE BOOKING is ESSENTIAL - Please contact Sue Williamson on 0116 30 53 110 or

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bushcraft Climbing High Ropes Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Outdoor Pursuits Storytelling Team Building Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December