The Hive Residential Centre Essex
The Hive, Church Road, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
One to three night, exclusive use stays in our unique residential facilities for your school, with accommodation for up to 64 pupils and 8 staff, in two sets of 10 heated, wooden camping pods nestled among our wildflower meadow or woodland. The Lodge provides toilets, showers and a large multifunctional room for dining and wet weather activities. A personalised choice of hands-on, memorable, outdoor activities led by experienced, expert environmental educational officers from our extensive programme of cross-curricular environmental activities. https://thehiveintheforest.co.uk/education
Luggage transfer service to/from Chingford Station (London Overground Liverpool Street to Chingford). The Hive team will meet your group for a guided walk through Epping Forest to our site, thus avoiding the need to book a coach. Situated in the heart of 2,400 hectares of the ancient woodland of Epping Forest our private 7-acre site includes four large, fully equipped classrooms, outdoor classroom overlooking accessible terraced gardens. Bushcraft area and firepits, team games area, wi-fi across the site, woodland, meadows and ponds (one raised for easy access). Picnic area, animals suitable for handling including reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates.
A residential experience with us is all-inclusive, promising healthy eating and variety by offering a wide selection of local sourced home cooked food using seasonal fruit and vegetables. A visit to The Hive in the forest will equip learners with age-appropriate knowledge and experiences to educate about the climate and ecological crisis and inspire them to make choices to value and protect the planet.