Region: Greater London East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

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

Contact: 01206 383226



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.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and 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.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

A Typical visit would include a full program of activity with accommodation in either Tents / Cabins or our new state of the art residential building catered from our kitchen which offers a varied and healthy menu meeting all dietary needs. The support of the centers senior team at all parts of the booking and whilst onsite. 24 hour onsite duty person who can deal with any issues or emergencies

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This venue has the following accreditation:

All of our centres are AALA licensed and have achieved both the LOtC quality Badge as well as Adventure mark accreditations.

What size groups do they cater for?

10 - 500.

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

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

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

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 does it cost?

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.

We have various special offers and packages available during our off-peak season – please contact us on 01245 221010 for details or visit for details

Is specific clothing required?

We provide an information pack for you to give to your group prior to arrival containing kit lists specific to your visit, which will be dependent on activities and time of year.

Do you have first aid on site?

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.

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

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

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 centres are 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: Climbing Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Sports Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: 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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