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School Day Visits at Gorsefield Rural Studies and Outdoor Activity Centre

Step out of the classroom and into the embrace of nature! Our day visits are meticulously planned to provide students with a memorable experience of learning and fun.

What We Offer:

  • Tailored Visits: Whether it's during the academic year or school holidays, our programmes are adaptable to your school's unique needs.

Explore our Typical Day Visit Programme Here

For one class of 30 For two classes of 30

   

Pricing for the 2023/24 Academic Year:

For Tower Hamlets Schools:

One Class of 30 Students: £1,500

This includes:

  • Transport
  • Refreshments
  • All activities

 

Please note: Lunch is not included. We request that students bring their own packed lunches.

Additional Students: We can cater to more than 30 students. There's an extra charge of £50 per additional student.

Two Classes on the Same Day: There is a special discounted rate of £2,650, inclusive of transport.

For Non-Tower Hamlets Schools:

One Class of 30 Students: £1,500

This includes:

  • Refreshments
  • All activities

 

Please note: Transport is not included in the price, although we can assist in arranging it. We recommend that non-Tower Hamlets schools make their own transport arrangements.

Lunch is not provided. Students should bring their own packed lunches.

 

Two Classes on the Same Day: Enjoy a special rate of £2,650. Please note that this does not include transport.

 

Booking & Inquiries: For customised experiences or any queries, please contact us. We're here to help you plan the perfect day out for your students.

 

School Residential Visits:

Discover the magic of Gorsefield with our immersive residential programmes, carefully crafted for schools. Experience nature like never before, whether it's during the academic term or school holidays.

 

Our Residential Experience:

 

Tailored Programmes: Dive into a wide-range of activities, designed to complement your school's curriculum and ethos.

Explore our Typical Residential Programme:

For one class of 30 For two classes of 30

Accommodation:

For Students: Our residence can comfortably host up to 46 children. They'll experience the camaraderie of dormitory living with bunkbeds, spread across rooms as follows:

Bedroom (Birch) – 7 beds

Bedroom (Oak) – 8 beds

Bedroom (Ash) – 10 beds

Bedroom (Pine) – 7 beds (Please note: Adjoins with Room 5(Holly) via a fire door and thus must be same gender occupancy.)

Bedroom (Holly) – 7 beds

Downstairs Bedroom(Cedar) – 6 beds & 1 disability bed.

 

Important: For mixed groups, careful planning is essential to ensure suitable sleeping arrangements. The above room details will assist in coordinating for children of different genders.

 

For Staff: Adults are catered for with: 

4 individual staff bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms

1 staff room with 2 single beds

 

Dining: To ensure a comfortable dining experience for larger groups, our classroom transforms into a secondary dining room during meals.

 

Pricing for the 2023/24 Academic Year:

For Tower Hamlets Schools: Pricing includes transport.

 

For Non-Tower Hamlets Schools: Transport is not included in the cost. While we can assist with transport arrangements, we recommend non-Tower Hamlets schools to manage their own transportation.

 

Residential Packages: All mentioned rates cater to groups of 30 children. Additional costs apply for extra children.

  • Midweek Stay (Mon – Fri): £7,200
  • Split Week Stay (Mon – Fri): Two groups split between Mon – Wed & Wed – Fri: £7,600
  • Overnight Stay: £1900
  • Weekend Stay: (Fri – Mon): £4,560
  • Customised Residential Visits: If our packages don't align with your needs, or if you have a unique idea in mind, please reach out. We're more than happy to create a bespoke experience for your students.

 

We look forward to hosting your school for an unforgettable experience at Gorsefield!

 

School INSET Days at Gorsefield Rural Studies and Outdoor Activity Centre

Embark on a journey of professional growth, team cohesion, and rejuvenation at Gorsefield - an idyllic setting for your school's INSET days.

 

Why Choose Gorsefield:

 Picturesque Venue: Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Essex countryside, Gorsefield offers an inspiring backdrop that is bound to invigorate the mind and soul.

  • Venue Hire: Take the reins and transform our space to fit your needs. Schools have the liberty to hire Gorsefield as the venue for tailored training sessions or workshops.
  • Team-Building Activities: Beyond just a venue, Gorsefield brings the promise of adventure and bonding. Dive into a plethora of outdoor activities designed to foster camaraderie, collaboration, and fun among your staff team. Whether it's testing your archery skills, navigating through orienteering challenges, or sharing stories around a campfire, our activities are sure to leave lasting memories.
  • Cultivate Cohesion, Build Skills, Make Memories: Choosing Gorsefield for your INSET days means investing in an experience that's more than just professional development. It's about growing together as a team, embracing new challenges, and creating memories that will enrich your school's community spirit.

 

For more information or to book your INSET day with us, please get in touch. We look forward to crafting an unforgettable experience for your school's staff team. 

Youth Groups and other organisations' Residential Visits

Day Visits

Step into a day of adventure, bonding, and learning at Gorsefield. We invite youth groups, Scouts, Guides, and other community organisations to make the most of our facilities and the natural wonders of the Essex countryside, even if just for a day.

 

Our Day Visit Experience:

Customised Activities: From team-building challenges to outdoor skill workshops, we curate a day's itinerary to mirror the aspirations and goals of your group.

 

[Explore our Suggested Day Visit Programme Here]

 

Facilities at a Glance:

Activity Areas: Engage in activities ranging from archery and orienteering to campfire skills and nature trails.

 

Relaxation Zones: Spaces to unwind, reflect, or simply enjoy the serene surroundings.

 

Guidance: Our seasoned staff are on hand to ensure activities run smoothly and safely.

 

Pricing Details:

One group of 30 children: £1,500

This includes:

  • Refreshments
  • All activities

 

Please note: Transport is not included in the price, although we can assist in arranging it. Lunch is not provided. Students should bring their own packed lunches.

 

Two groups of 30 on the Same Day: Enjoy a special rate of £2,650. Please note that this does not include transport.

 

Booking & Inquiries: For customised experiences or any queries, please contact us. We're here to help you plan the perfect day out for your students.

 

Day Packages: Our standard rates are designed for groups of up to 30 members. Should your group exceed this number, additional charges will apply. Specific rates and package details are available upon request.

 

Design Your Day: If our pre-set activities or schedules don’t align with your group's vision, we encourage you to reach out. Our flexible approach ensures we can adapt to create a day that your group will treasure.

 

Residential Visits

Gorsefield awaits, ready to be the backdrop for a day filled with memories, laughter, and learning. Join us for an enriching experience tailored just for your group!

 

Journey with us into the heart of nature. Gorsefield opens its doors to youth groups, scouts, guides, and various community organisations, offering immersive residential experiences set amidst the tranquil Essex countryside.

 

Our Residential Offering:

Customised Programmes: Embrace a wide range of activities tailored to your group's vision, objectives, and spirit. Whether it's badge earning, skill-building or pure recreation, we have got you covered.

 

[Explore our Suggested Residential Programme Here]

 

Accommodation:

 

Group Members: Gorsefield can welcome up to 46 participants. Experience the warmth of community living with comfortable bunkbed arrangements, divided as:

 

Bedroom (Birch) – 7 beds

Bedroom (Oak) – 8 beds

Bedroom (Ash) – 10 beds

Bedroom (Pine) – 7 beds (Please note: Adjoins with Room 5(Holly) via a fire door and thus must be same gender occupancy.)

Bedroom (Holly) – 7 beds

Downstairs Bedroom(Cedar) – 6 beds & 1 disability bed.

 

Important: When housing mixed groups, prudent planning is paramount. The aforementioned details will aid in assuring suitable sleeping configurations.

 

For Group Leaders/Adult Supervisors: We offer:

    • 4 private bedrooms with Ensuite shower rooms
    • 1 room equipped with 2 single beds

 

  • Dining Experience: For larger groups, our spacious classroom doubles up as an additional dining area during meal times to ensure everyone dines comfortably.

 

  • Pricing for the 2023/24 Academic Year (September 2023 – August 2024):

Residential Packages for Youth Groups: All mentioned rates cater to groups of 30 children. Additional costs apply for extra children.

 

Full catering and a full activity package provided:

  • Midweek Stay (Mon – Fri): £7,200
  • Split Week Stay (Mon – Fri): Two groups split between Mon – Wed & Wed – Fri: £7,600
  • Overnight Stay: £1900
  • Long Weekend Stay (Fri – Mon): £4,560
  • Customised Residential Visits: If our packages don't align with your needs, or if you have a unique idea in mind, please reach out. We're more than happy to create a bespoke experience for your students.

 

Accommodation only:

  • Midweek Stay (Mon – Fri): £4,000
  • Split Week Stay (Mon – Fri): Two groups split between Mon – Wed & Wed – Fri: £4,500
  • Overnight Stay: £1200
  • Weekend Stay: (Fri – Sun): £2,000
  • Long Weekend Stay (Fri – Mon): £2,800
  • Customised Residential Visits: If our packages don't align with your needs, or if you have a unique idea in mind, please reach out. We're more than happy to create a bespoke experience for your students.

Private Bookings

Seeking an idyllic venue nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside for your private event? Gorsefield offers its tranquil settings, elegant Edwardian house, and sprawling 7-acre grounds for private rentals, making it an ideal choice for an array of events and occasions.  Perfect to bring your family together, to celebrate a special birthday, or just as a treat for a group of friends!

 

Our Private Booking Offer: 

Versatile Venue: Whether you're planning a family reunion, a milestone celebration, a wellness retreat, or a corporate team-building event, Gorsefield provides a captivating backdrop that can be tailored to suit your vision.

 

Facilities & Amenities: Beyond the stunning exteriors, Gorsefield is equipped with modern amenities, comfortable accommodations, and a wide-range of outdoor and indoor spaces. Dive into nature-centric activities or simply soak in the peaceful ambiance; the choice is yours.

 

Catering Options: Depending on your needs, we can provide catering solutions, from casual snacks to elaborate meals, ensuring your guests are treated to delightful culinary experiences.  A self-catering option is also available

 

Support Team: Our dedicated staff team is available to assist in the smooth running of your event, ensuring all logistical aspects are handled, leaving you free to enjoy and engage.

 

Booking & Rates: Every private event is unique, and as such, our rates and offerings are tailored to your specific requirements. We encourage you to reach out directly for a detailed discussion on how Gorsefield can be the perfect venue for your private gathering.

 

Gorsefield stands as a testament to nature's beauty and serenity, promising an event as memorable as the venue itself. For further details, availability, and to visualize the potential of your private event at Gorsefield, please contact us. We're eager to bring your vision to life!

 

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