Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9NF

Contact: 0800 655 6564



Wide, sweeping clifftop views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds make this a fantastic choice for young people of all ages. There’s a diverse range of study environments to choose from along the North Norfolk coast and further inland on the Norfolk Broads, with plenty of educational opportunities available on-site too.

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?

• An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, ideal for environmental studies.

• Majestic 30-acre clifftop setting with beach access both for study and for team games.

• Close to wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and popular tourist towns offering further educational options.

• A range of activities including zipwire, quad bikes and caving for young people to develop their fitness as well as their minds.

• Large indoor swimming pool and sports hall, plus all-weather climbing towers so the weather won’t spoil your stay.

• 10 ICT labs and environmental classrooms available for your students.

• Recently refurbished problem solving, dining and teacher facilities.


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 schools 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?

Although set in around 30 acres, the main buildings and activities are fairly close together, with walking time between each activity only around 3 minutes. Lively, safe and fun, West Runton is a centre which schools love to return to year after year, drawn by its seaside location and friendly atmosphere. The region boasts wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country.

The Centre saw a major refurbishment and investment programme over the last few years, including a pagoda seating area, upgrades to student and teacher accommodation areas, with new windows and flooring. The centre also boasts a fantastic deck leading out from the diner for ‘al fresco’ meals, with a teacher retreat and new teacher conservatory to relax in and discuss the day’s activities.

The main building incorporates dormitory and recreational areas including an all-weather activity centre, cinema, entertainment hall, as well as 9 ICT labs and environmental classrooms. This is surrounded by quad and kart tracks, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, archery ranges, underground caving complex and abseiling towers. The centre has its own swimming pool, perfect for Canoe Splash and evening Pool Parties.

The area surrounding the centre is great for stopping en-route for excursions, and we can suggest attractions to visit. West Runton is set halfway between Sheringham, and the Victorian town of Cromer, hometown to the indigenous like-named crab species. The beach is a short walk away from the centre gates, perfect for rock pool modules or beach studies.


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: Norwich: 45min, King’s Lynn: 1hr, Great Yarmouth: 1hr 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?

“An excellent experience, especially for our first time away from home children. The centre allowed children to develop their independence and team skills." - All Saints School

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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Climbing Green Awareness 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