Region: Greater London East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8SX

Contact: 01206 383226



Residential Building – Brand new Finnish timber construction offering 48 Beds, self-catering kitchen Dining/ Social Area and showers and toilets with self-catered or catered options Projector and screen and two Flat screen TVS
Staff bedrooms en-suite

Small Log Cabins - 6 bedded x 9 cabins in quadrangle

Large log Cabins - 10 bedded x 5 cabins ( split 2 & 8 in each cabin)

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What size groups do they cater for?

10 – 500

Please provide location information?

On the Blackwater estuary 9 miles from Colchester.

Why you are great for educational visits?

A safe and welcoming center set on the Blackwater Estuary with amazing views and a wide range of facilities and Activities to suit all school groups.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

Developmental activity programs with full catering and accommodation packages to suit all budgets. Experienced and passionate staff team who make sure all out customers have a positive experience with life long memories.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

As above.

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?

We ask that you discuss any requirements for photography videos etc with our team prior to arrival with us.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We can supply any necessary risk assessments for our sites and activities as part of the visit planning process with us. If you are an Essex school or youth organisation subscribing to our Educational Visits service, this will be taken care of as part of your submission for the visit.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Essex Outdoors hosts the Educational visits team for Essex County Council – this is a subscription based service available for any Essex-based school or group.  For further details please contact the Educational visits team on 01245 221022

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Costs for each visit will vary dependent on the package of activities, accommodation and catering options chosen.  Single activities start at £8 per head for a group of 10 young people, full activity days start at £32 per head, and residential visits start at £230 for a 4 night stay. We offer 1 free leader place for each 10 young people participating. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we’ll supply you with an individually tailored quote for your proposed visit.

Please list facilities available?

Three types of accommodation – Tented – Cabin – Residential building

Toilet and shower blocks with Separate staff facilities

Large Dining rooms

Training Suite

Function Hall

Large Marquees

Swimming Pool

First Aid Building


Outside BBQs & Pizza Area

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

All of our instructional team hold first aid qualifications and have been trained to high standards relevant to both pediatric and outdoor scenarios.  There is always a duty first-aider available when groups are on site.

Are there disabled facilities?

Our Mersea centre is accessible to wheelchair users and includes specialist equipment, ramps, lifts and hoists where appropriate. We can accommodate users with a variety of special needs on many of our activities and are happy to discuss any specific requirements your group may have, prior to arrival with us.  

What are your opening days and hours?

Our Mersea centre is open 7 days a week all year round.

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

Type of Visit: Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Citizenship English Geography History ICT MFL Music PE PSHE Science

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

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