A spectacularly grand Manor House, steeped in history and situated in a vibrant seaside town on the North Norfolk coast, Overstrand provides a unique study environment
Specialist Environmental Field Study centre for Geography, Biology and Environmental Science, with dedicated and passionate tutors
Situated next to a stretch of coastline designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
About Overstrand Hall
Nestled right beside the beach in a beautiful area of North Norfolk, this rural setting really gives children the opportunity to get out into the great outdoors. Drive through the gates of Overstrand Hall and you are greeted by a spectacular grand Lutyens Manor House. Originally designed in 1901 as a lord and lady’s country home, Overstrand’s many uses ranged from entertaining royalty, to a miner’s convalescent home. However, the centre has by far had the best use by being lovingly transformed into a superb residential educational activity centre, captivating children’s imagination with images of armoured knights and regal queens.
This tranquil, stately setting gives way to an exhilarating adventure activity park set amongst pretty landscaped and wooded gardens close to the main building. It is here that students can face challenging adventures, ranging from an artificial caving system, woodland problem solving course and low ropes, to a whole series of demanding initiative exercises, and opportunities to fire an arrow or learn to fence. Our high ropes course includes daring and challenging elements like jungle vines, Jacob’s ladder and high all aboard. Coded security gates with CCTV and boundary fencing keep the site safe and secure.
Set along a coastline designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as one of our dedicated Environmental Field Studies centres, fieldwork modules may be selected according to your schools exam board from within Geography, Geology, Biology and Environmental Science. Led by our dedicated Environmental Instructor Team, all programmes can be adapted to meet the teaching syllabus of your school.
Accommodation and catering
Overstrand Hall accommodates up to 250 young people sleeping in dormitories sleeping 4-16 students.
Pupils sleep in warm dormitory-style accommodation, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities when required. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests. Teacher rooms are near all of the student accommodation with separate shower and toilet facilities.
To fuel young guests during a long day of thrilling adventure activities, we serve three hot meals per day, with lots of choice with seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on children’s meals.
Our recently refreshed teacher bedrooms are complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio-alarm.
Planning your visit
Our programme planner provides a great range of exciting activities and themed modules which are designed to provide the optimum mix of learning outcomes, challenges and fun; whether you are looking for environmental skills, outdoor challenges or even a mix of lots of different experiences. Use our programme planner to help decide what's best for your group.Plan your visit
Location and travel
Kingswood - Overstrand Hall,
48 Cromer Road,
Easy distance from Norwich, Essex and the Midlands
Key travel times by road: King’s Lynn: 1hr, Great Yarmouth: 1h5 15min, Cambridge: 2hrs, Peterborough: 2hrs, Colchester: 2hr 30min, Skegness: 2hr 30min, Lincoln: 2hr 30min, London North: 3hrs, London South: 4hrs