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Perched high on clifftops overlooking the North Norfolk coastline, this centre is set in 30 acres of beautiful pine-fringed grounds.



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Sweeping cliff top views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds surround the centre, located in a region boasting wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country

Perfectly positioned within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on a stretch of coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest

Situated in 30 acres of grounds and packed with recreational facilities

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Centre facilities

Perched high on cliff tops overlooking the North Norfolk coastline, this former girls’ boarding school is set in beautiful pine-fringed grounds. The main building and activities are all fairly close together within three minutes’ walk, giving this centre a friendly campus feel, however this 30 acre site is packed with indoor and outdoor activity facilities, including:
• Quad bike and go kart tracks
• Large indoor swimming pool
• Indoor and outdoor climbing facilities
• Archery ranges
• New bushcraft zones
• Underground caving complex
• Cinema
• Computer labs and environmental classrooms


Accommodation and catering

The centre can accommodate around 390 young people in standard multi-bedded rooms, sleeping 6-16 people. Accommodation is spread across 5 separate buildings to suit all needs, from an 18 bedded log cabin to a 142 bedded purpose built dormitory block. This provides the opportunity to take into account groups needs, age and preferences for style and layout of accommodation.

Students sleep in warm multi-bedded accommodation, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests. Teacher rooms are at the end of each corridor and in close proximity to student rooms.

The Diner is centrally located and a great place for groups to refuel, sit and catch up on the days experiences with the recently introduced group seating.


Teacher facilities

The majority of teacher bedrooms are ensuite and all are either twin or single bedded rooms, complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities. There is a central teachers’ lounge no more than a couple of minutes from all accommodation blocks with tea and coffee, computer access and TV.


Your programme

Your programme will be tailored to suit your needs; begin by choosing one of our special interest programmes, this will act as a theme for your visit; then customise the programme by selecting your learning outcomes and activity preferences.

Our online programme builder will give you a good idea of how we design your adventure. By telling us a bit about your group, your objectives and your preferences we will give you a sample idea of what you can expect on your Kingswood experience.

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Our people

Before, throughout and after your visit our friendly team will be on hand to help you make the most of your residential. Here are a few people to look out for at West Runton.

Meet the West Runton team

Learn more about our staff standards here


Location & travel

Situated on the north Norfolk coast, West Runton is easily accessible from the midlands Midlands and East Anglia.

West Runton is set halfway between Sheringham, and the Victorian town of Cromer. The beach is a short walk away from the centre gates, perfect for rockpool modules or beach studies. The region boasts wildlife sanctuaries and famous fossils.

Kingswood - West Runton,
Cromer Road,
West Runton,
NR27 9NF

Key travel times by road:
Norwich: 45min
King’s Lynn: 1hr
Great Yarmouth: 1hr 15min
Cambridge: 2hrs,
Peterborough: 2hrs
Colchester: 2hr 30min
Skegness: 2hr 30min
Lincoln: 2hr 30min
London North: 3hrs
London South: 4hrs