West Runton Activity Centre
Perfectly appointed perched high on majestic clifftops overlooking the North Norfolk coastline, this former girls’ boarding school is set in beautiful pine-fringed grounds. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on a stretch of coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, West Runton has a huge range of programmes to suit many schools.
Lively, Safe & Fun
Although set in around 30 acres, the main buildings and activities are fairly close together, with walking time between each activity only around 3 minutes. Lively, safe and fun, West Runton is a centre which schools love to return to year after year, drawn by it’s seaside location and friendly atmosphere. The region boasts wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country.
The Centre saw a major refurbishment and investment programme over the last few years, including a pagoda seating area, upgrades to student and teacher accommodation areas, with new windows and flooring. The centre also boasts a fantastic teacher deck leading out from the diner for ‘al fresco’ meals with a teacher retreat and new teacher conservatory, to relax and discuss the day’s activities.
Packed With Activities
The main building incorporates dormitory and recreational areas including an all-weather activity centre, cinema, entertainment hall, as well as 9 ICT labs and environmental classrooms. This is surrounded by quad and kart tracks, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, archery ranges, underground caving complex and abseiling towers. The centre has its own swimming pool, perfect for Canoe Splash and evening Pool Parties.
The area surrounding the centre is great for stopping en-route for excursions, and we can suggest attractions to visit. West Runton is set halfway between Sheringham, and the Victorian town of Cromer, hometown to the indigenous like-named crab species. The beach is a short walk away from the centre gates, perfect for rockpool modules or beach studies.