Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Overstrand Hall, 48 Cromer Road, Norfolk NR27 0JJ

Contact: 0800 655 6564



Drive through the gates of Overstrand Hall, along the wooded driveway and you are greeted by the Lutyens Manor House, which forms the heart of this country estate. Captivating children’s imagination with images of armoured knights and regal queens, this is the ideal setting for a school residential. Originally designed in 1901 as a lord and lady’s country home, Overstrand’s many uses have ranged  from entertaining royalty, to a miner’s convalescent home. However, the centre now has by far the best use lovingly transformed into a superb residential educational activity centre.

With stimulating environments, state of the-art facilities and highly qualified instructors, we can work with you to go beyond classroom teaching and textbook theory. Accelerated learning by doing and the ultimate adventure activity experience; a chance to enhance education, put theory into practice and encourage independence, self-awareness and teamwork every day.

Our educationally rich modules and sessions are designed to complement current curricula and exam criteria and provide a stimulating learning opportunity outside the classroom for maximum academic benefit. Young people are equipped with the knowledge, key values and important PLTS skills to encourage them to think for themselves and adapt what they learn; to analyse problems and find solutions at every turn; to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and adopt a positive mental attitude to life and change.

Benefits gained are immense, from the development of a healthy self-awareness and empathy for others and their environment, to an increase in concentration and to a greater level of respect for those – both teachers and peers alike – who have shared the same journey.

With all programmes tailored to help you meet your objectives, and unlimited help and guidance available every step of the way, at Kingswood we can provide that perfect blend of excitement, creative learning and adventure to meet your needs and requirements.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

• A quaint centre right beside the beach, perfect for field studies.

• Unique building with truly stunning features that ensures a memorable stay.

• Dorms sleep 4-16 students, with comfortable teacher accommodation on each corridor.

• Specialist environmental field study centre for geography, biology, and environmental science.

• Dedicated field study tutors, experienced in their subjects and passionate about imparting their knowledge to students.

• A range of activities including high ropes and caving to build teamwork and encourage young people to overcome challenges, both as individuals and as a group.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We tailor make all our programmes to fit with the needs of the group, please visit our website at to find out more about the programmes we offer.

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This venue has the following accreditation:

Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

British Activity Providers Association

Association of Language Travel Organizations

British Educational Travel Association

Adventure mark

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Institute for Outdoor Learning

What size groups do they cater for?


What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Welcome Guides, Teacher Pre-Visit Packs, Launching to parents and our latest offers are available on our Website.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Please speak to our team regarding any photographic or AV requirements.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

For information about booking and risk assessments please view our health and safety page at:

What does it cost?

All our programs are tailor made to suit each school’s individual needs. For more information or a personalised quote, please call us on 0800 655 6564.

Is specific clothing required?

All requirements for your trip are explained in the pre-visit packs.


Do you have first aid on site?

There is always a fully qualified first aider on site for any medical emergencies.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Set along a coastline designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as one of our dedicated Environmental Field Studies centres, fieldwork modules may be selected according to your schools exam board from within geography, geology, biology and environmental science. Led by our dedicated Environmental Instructor Team, all programmes can be adapted to meet the teaching syllabus of your school.

This tranquil, stately setting gives way to an exhilarating adventure activity park set amongst pretty landscaped and wooded gardens close to the main building. It is here that pupils can face challenging adventures ranging from an artificial caving system, woodland problem solving course, low ropes, solve a whole series of demanding initiative exercises, fire an arrow or learn to fence. Our new high ropes course includes daring and challenging elements like Jungle Vines, Jacob’s Ladder and High All Aboard.

The grand manor house with its Tudor Room and Knight’s Table Room is complemented by a modern atrium which leads through to the funky American style diner and recreational areas. Sweeping corridors lead to clean and comfortable accommodation areas, excellent ICT labs and environmental classrooms. Coded security gates with CCTV and boundary fencing keep the site safe and secure.

Are there disabled facilities?

Please get in touch as this is assessed on a case by case basis, please call us on 0800 655 6564.

What are your opening days and hours?

Centres are open 7 days a week all year round.

Key travel times

Key travel times by road: King’s Lynn: 1hr, Great Yarmouth: 1h5 15min, Cambridge: 2hrs, Peterborough: 2hrs, Colchester: 2hr 30min, Skegness: 2hr 30min, Lincoln: 2hr 30min, London North: 3hrs, London South: 4hrs

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“Excellent! Could not have chosen a better centre for our A2 Biology Field Trip!” - Wrenn School

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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Green Awareness Motorsports Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Geography ICT MFL PE PSHE Science

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

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