Kingswood

Overstrand Hall

48 Cromer Road, Norfolk, NR27 0JJ

Features

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

Nestled right beside the beach in a beautiful area of North Norfolk, this rural setting gives young people 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. 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.

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.

Facilities

  • Outdoors: Experience the great outdoors through bushcraft and environmental sessions, or enjoy the outdoor laser zone and high ropes activities including Jacob’s ladder

  • Indoors: Accommodation and classroom space in the spectacular Lutyens Manor House, plus an indoor caving system

  • Other facilities: Diner, shop, cinema room, social hubs, party leader lounges, indoor classroom spaces

  • Security: Coded security gates with CCTV and boundary fencing keep the site safe and secure

Accommodation

Overstrand Hall has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 16 bed dormitories, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

OH accommodation
OH accommodation

Food

To fuel young guests during a long day of thrilling adventure activities, we serve three hot meals per day, with lots of choice and seasonal variations. Each day there is a carefully balanced and nutritional meal plan, recently updated to meet and exceed the latest Government standards on young people's meals.

Click here to see a sample menu

OH food
OH food

Party leader facilities

Our recently refreshed party leader bedrooms are complete with furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio-alarm.

All teacher rooms are close to student dormitories and contain en-suite bathrooms.

OVERSTRAND partyleader room
OVERSTRAND partyleader room

Location & Travel

Woodland and beachside surroundings perfect for exploring and within easy reach of Norwich, Essex and the Midlands.

Key travel times by road:

Norwich: 45 min
Ipswich: 2h
Cambridge: 2h
Nottingham: 3h
Birmingham: 3h 30min
London: 3h 15min

Location & Travel