Photos of Beaumanor Hall
What will students see and do?
Looking for days out in Leicestershire? Located in Woodhouse, Beaumanor Hall is an outdoor activity centre, and conference and training venue set in a Victorian manor and 34 acres of idyllic countryside.
It has a rich and varied history – built between 1842 and 1854 by architect William Railton for the Herrick family, it remained in their possession until World War II when the estate was requisitioned by the War Office.
Throughout the war, the manor was used as a secret listening station to intercept encrypted enemy signals. Beaumanor Hall was bought by Leicestershire County Council in 1974 for use as a conference and learning centre.
Beaumanor Hall offers an unparalleled range of educational and outdoor activities for kids, from adventure activities to nature studies and history-themed days. It also offers residential overnight accommodation.
Fun activities for kids include high ropes, zip wire, climbing (both indoor and outdoor), abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, walking, archery, survival and bushcraft, orienteering and team-building games.
There are many Beaumanor Hall events. For Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 educational experiences, there are pirate days, Gruffalo days and Stickman days. For Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 educational experiences, there are Victorian days, World War 2 days, Iron Age Celt days and ecology/nature studies.
For older students (Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and up), there are National Governing Body awards and team-building activities.
How does the trip link to the curriculum?
All of the activities are created in line with the relevant National Curriculum for each age group and can be tailored to suit the needs of individual school trips to support any projects or areas of work.
The programmes provide physically and mentally challenging experiences that encourage teamwork skills, good communication skills, leadership skills and self-motivation, and provide a platform to discover and hone competence, performance and creativity.
Teaching resources provided
As well as offering the activities outlined, Beaumanor Park can deliver bespoke programmes designed to meet the specific needs of a particular group.
Minimum and maximum group size
Beaumanor Hall can provide accommodation for large numbers of pupils. Get in touch with the team to discuss your requirements.
Details of risk assessment
Beaumanor Park holds the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) Quality Badge which is the only nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision and effective risk management.
As a holder of the badge, schools can be assured that the site has passed a robust assessment designed to ensure that it is meeting schools’ learning and risk management needs, so teachers do not need to carry out their own risk assessments regarding the activities provided.
The risk assessments and other documents can be downloaded from the website.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
There are five cabins, each with a main dormitory, staff bedroom, living and dining area, kitchen, toilets, and washing and showering facilities.
All cabins are fully equipped for self-catering, but meals are provided on weekdays.
There is always a person on site who is contactable and available for residential groups overnight.
In the summer you can opt to camp in the grounds of the hall. Large tents, sleeping up to 48 students in total, are available, or you can bring your own tents.
Call during office hours to discuss your school’s requirements.
Prices depend on the length of your stay and what you’d like to do. Get in touch with the team to get a quote.
There is a train station nearby in Loughborough, which is approximately four miles from Beaumanor Hall. Loughborough taxis are available at the station. Bus routes between Loughborough and Leicester stop near the top of Beaumanor’s drive.
To reach the site from M1 Junction 22 (Markfield), join the A511 towards Coalville. At the first roundabout, turn right into the B591. After approximately two miles take the right-hand turn signposted ‘Woodhouse Eaves’ (formerly the B591, this road is now declassified). Carry straight on, crossing the B5330, continuing down Beacon Road (passing the turning into Woodhouse Eaves) into Woodhouse on the Forest Road.
Beaumanor Hall is signposted within the village, and the turning into Beaumanor’s drive is on the left-hand side, heading out towards Quorn.
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire
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