Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Gordon Brown Outdoor Education Centre, Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9AT

Contact: 01256 762824



We welcome children to the Centre for a fantastic residential experience. Whilst at the Centre children will learn how to be brave, to play, create, explore, take risks and make new discoveries in a safe, secure and natural environment.

During your visits you will stay in one of our two self-contained indoor accommodation blocks sleeping 48 and 66 or in our camping village that can accommodate up to 80 children plus additional teaching staff pods.
Benefit from a fully catered service, with a bespoke programme from one of our vast range of onsite or off site activities.

Organise a visit to our centre to see what we can offer you or your school/organisation. We are so proud of our services and standards and our customers will also be happy to tell you.

Other facilities include:

• Self-contained teachers accommodation
• Visiting teachers’ lounge
• Free meals for teachers
• Free hot drinks station
• Free Wi-Fi
• Tuck shop
• Close to local facilities
• Indoor and outdoor dining areas
• BBQ area
• Campfire areas
• Bed hire

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What group sizes do you cater for?
Residential stay up to 196.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Accommodation block 1: Sleeping 48 children split into two dorms each sleeping 24 in triple bunkbeds both with a 2 separate teacher’s room one with 2 beds and the other with three debs with separate wash facilities for teachers and children.

Accommodation block 2: Sleeping 66 children split into two dorms each sleeping 33 in triple bunkbeds with up to 4 separate teacher’s rooms available sleeping up to 8 teachers.

Camping village: Sleeping up to 80 children in 13 large bell tent with access to toileting and shower facilities, outdoor kitchen and mess tents arrangement. Plus 3 teachers pobs to solar power and access to the teacher lounge and facilities onsite.

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Adults stay for FREE for rates and charges plus discounts available please contact the centre.

Please click on link: Residential Enquiry Form

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Risk assessment available.

Please click on link: Residential Enquiry Form

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

What are your disabled facilities?
Facilities available contact the center for more Information.

What are your opening days and hours?
Centre open 51 weeks of the year 7 days a week. The office opening hours are Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for your hard work and enthusiasm shown during our stay there. You guys make it so enjoyable for them and it’s all they talk about for weeks afterwards. You go the ‘extra mile’ and it is clear to see that you thoroughly enjoy what you do and have the children’s interests at heart –
Y5 Teachers St. Robert Southwell

The Gordon Brown Centre offers a unique experience to other outdoor centre providers, as its fun, inspirational, provides a broad and balanced curriculum, and is very good value for money.'
Paul New - Head Teacher @ Princes Risborough Primary School

Thanks all for another great week, really enjoyed himself every day See you in the summer . Activity Day parent

Hi guys, fabulous afternoon doing laser village. Thank you so much for more great memories. We hope you all have an amazing Christmas and New Year, and will be in touch soon. Activity Day Parent

The superb staff are always prepared for everything. They will always answer your challenging questions and are always up for a laugh, and when they work together they are like one big family. Even if things aren’t their job, they come and lend a hand. They are fun and entertaining and work so hard. Y6 Student

The staff at Gordon Brown are friendly and try to make your trips as enjoyable as possible, they cook for you and spend hours of their day to ensure your day is perfect. Y5 Student

Over more years that I care to recall I have been taking children to this highly respected corner of Hampshire. Each year children take away an experience of the countryside that stays with them for the rest of their lives. Myself a senior teacher who has been coming to the centre for over 20 years think only the best for the family atmosphere, enthusiasm and genuine love that flows out the staff both new and old. Larry O’Regan, Stonebridge School

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Discounts available please contact the centre for more information. (See enquiry form above)

Map of Gordon Brown Outdoor centre

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

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

Accommodation Type: Outdoor Residential Centres