Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: The Grove, Llanstessan, Carmarthan SA33 5JG

Contact: 01308 862 260

Website: http://www.hookecourt.co.uk/

Description

Hooke Court Wales provides fully catered accommodation for visiting groups of school children. We provide fully tutored packages, or groups may wish to use us as a base and dip into activities as they wish.

The accommodation at Hooke Court Wales is based within a Georgian manor house and adjacent cottage and provides exclusive accommodation for only one group at any one time. As well as bunk bedded dormitories and staff bedrooms, there is a common room, staff living room, kitchen and various play areas available for the sole use of the visiting group.

The accommodation unit is secure and each group is issued with its own key to ensure their children are secure at night. We ensure that the premises are well lit.

Are you on twitter or facebook? If so what are the links for our users to follow?

http://www.facebook.com/hookecourt

What size groups do they cater for?

Groups of 20 minimum up to 240 for exclusive use.

Please provide location information?

Hooke Court Wales  is located in the middle of the seaside village of Llansteffan,  4.5 miles from the market town of Carmarthen. The centre is a 3 minute walk to the vast, sandy beach, playground and woodland walk.

why you are great for educational visits?

Hooke Court, in Wales, is the perfect choice for your school visit.  With over 20 years experience, and an exemplary safety record, we have created two unique study centres in safe, tranquil settings.  Each group is treated individually and time is taken to assess their needs to provide a range of stimulating educational activities with comfortable accommodation.

The historical settings of both field study centres are truly inspirational; a 12th century Manor House provides the centrepiece for Hooke Court Dorset and the 18th century Georgian Manor House at Hooke Court Wales stands proudly above the sea in Carmarthenshire.  These historical characters are used to their full potential to enhance the expansive range of educational programmes that we offer.

With a wealth of experience from primary to GCSE level teaching staff, our qualified and knowledgeable tutors have enabled Hooke Court to develop a wide range of programmes that enhance and supplement the National Curriculum allowing children to access learning at their own level.  We pride ourselves on providing excellent opportunities for children to develop their team work, communication and negotiating skills through stimulating and fun activities.

Beyond our extensive landscaped grounds at Hooke Court Dorset, just 11 miles away, lies the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and some of West Dorset’s finest attractions, which provide yet more opportunities for fun and exciting ways to learn and grow.  In contrast just a short walk from Hooke Court Wales you will find the most beautiful estuary where you can wander for miles on sandy beaches, explore rock pools and enjoy magnificent views of Llansteffan Castle.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

Teachers packs are sent to groups before they arrive at Hooke Court to give them as much useful information as possible before they arrive. This includes risk assessments, room and building plans, kits lists etc. We recommend that teachers visit us before they arrive to plan their programme and familiarize themselves with Hooke Court.  On arrival teachers are given a welcome pack, which details the main areas of Hooke Court, first aid, 24 hour on-site assistance, etc.

Each group is catered for individually, which is why the pre-visit is so important.  This visit enables us to discover exactly what areas the teachers wish to cover during their time with us.

We provide fully tutored programmes that relate directly to the National Curriculum, lead by our own qualified and experienced tutors. Our programmes are flexible enough to customize dependent on the educational needs of each group. We provide comprehensive risk assessments for all our programmes.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The children are accommodated in dormitories sleeping between 6 and 10 children in each. Staff have twin bedrooms. There is a very comfortable staff lounge, children’s common room, kitchen for making drinks and snacks as well as a myriad of play areas within the grounds.

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

There are no copyright restrictions and we do allow groups to take photos, video and audio where appropriate but only of their own group.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

All of our staff are CRB checked and our risk assessments can be provided to visiting teachers if required.  Most of our activities are low risk and are therefore regulated by our own internal Risk Assessments. These are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.  Where necessary our tutors are also trained to work within the safety guidelines of the National Governing Body responsible for any particular activity.  All buildings have fire detection systems. We brief all group leaders on what to do in the event of a fire on arrival. We have LOTC accreditation.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Chris McConnell

Tel:  01308 862260

Email:  chris@hookecourt.co.uk

What is the cost of the accommodation?

We offer packages as well as accommodation only rates with a daily rate for tutored activities. 3 day packages start at £99.50 per child, providing 1 adult free with every 10 children.

Please list facilities available?

We have specific dining areas where children and staff are given breakfast and dinner with packed lunches at lunchtime.

There are common areas with classrooms, common and staff rooms and play areas. 

Other facilities very close to the Centre include:

Sandy beach with rock pools

Woodland

Play ground

Castle

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

All staff are trained to operate within the Centre’s Health & Safety guidelines.  Many staff are qualified First Aiders, including all tutors. We do expect all groups to bring their own first aider and first aid equipment.

Are there disabled facilities?

Please contact us for full details.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited your Accommodation?

Trinity First School

go for our Year 4 children at the outdoor ed – excellent sessions. Thanks also for such speedy response to our broken key!

Winchelsea School

Richard pitched the level perfectly for the children and was very entertaining to all.

Manorcroft School

Both the children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed our Hooke Court experience. The activities were well planned, resourced, engaging and fun – suitable for all abilities. The tutors were knowledgeable, experienced and great with the children.

Westminster Cathedral School

As always the service and hospitality was excellent. Each year we are always made to feel very welcome. Thanks again, see you next year.

Farlington School

All the tutors we’ve had this time have been excellent – their subject knowledge has enriched our girls learning. Everyone including the staff has enjoyed our visit.



Trinity First School

 

go for our Year 4 children at the outdoor ed – excellent sessions. Thanks also for such speedy response to our broken key!

 

Winchelsea School

Richard pitched the level perfectly for the children and was very entertaining to all.

 

Manorcroft School

Both the children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed our Hooke Court experience. The activities were well planned, resourced, engaging and fun – suitable for all abilities. The tutors were knowledgeable, experienced and great with the children.

 

Westminster Cathedral School

As always the service and hospitality was excellent. Each year we are always made to feel very welcome. Thanks again, see you next year.

 

Farlington School

All the tutors we’ve had this time have been excellent – their subject knowledge has enriched our girls learning. Everyone including the staff has enjoyed our visit.

 


Age of Children / Pupils: 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


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