Ringsfield Hall Residential Suffolk
Ringsfield Hall, Ringsfield Beccles, , NR34 8JR
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
14.5 acres of grounds is large and adventurous enough for any school cohort, but with the Hall at the centre of the grounds it's a safe and contained space.
Whether schools visit for a day's programme or a residential, children can expect:
- a very warm welcome
- nurturing empathetic staff
- generous hospitality and great food in a homely environment,
- freedom to explore 14.5 acres of woods and grounds
- feeding our animals (chickens, pig, sheep, guinea pigs, goat etc)
- wildness, drama, costumes, stories, and survival skills
- the use of our Art Barn, Games Room, Chapel, campfires, and emerging Music Studio
- child led and child centred activities that re-connect children and young people with the world around them.
Guests also consistently tell us that they love our hospitality and the house itself: an historic Victorian house that feels really homely.
We offer bespoke programmes compiled by very creative staff that are mapped against a variety of subjects and curriculum outcomes for all Key Stages, from Early Years upwards. Our premium residential Earth Watch programme (run on an Earth Education model) creates a magical experience involving the key ecological concepts regarding how the earth works. The programme is like a quest or solving a mystery, drawing students in to the process. It starts with activities at school, continues at the residential, and continues to be embedded on return to school (resources and materials provided).
The space we create for learning is certainly physical: the grounds, resources, hospitality, food and homely place to stay etc. But it's also an emotional and psychological space: a way of being with children that is respectful, child led, and looks to educate the whole child.
We believe that any educational visit, whether at Ringsfield Hall or elsewhere, should combine these elements of physical and emotional wellbeing. It's so important to create a space to disconnect from screens and reconnect with each other, with nature, and with ourselves; to encourage creativity, questions and character building.
That's certainly our core aim and mission, and we?ll continue to offer year-round learning experiences that not only remain relevant to an ever changing curriculum, but also do a deeper work of developing children and young people for a sustainable future.
we're based on the Norfolk / Suffolk border near Beccles, with good access from London and further afield. There are four staff resident on site, so there is always help and assistance on hand.