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Eaton Vale Scout & Guide Activity Centre

What will students see and do?

Eaton Vale Activity Centre is a leading provider of outdoor learning experiences and educational visits in Norfolk.

Set on 13 acres of countryside, the centre is conveniently located just a few miles from the centre of Norwich. This Learning Outside the Classroom approved centre offers a range of exciting school trip ideas to meet Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 curriculums.

Children can have a go at hitting a bullseye on the archery target or improving their map skills with an orienteering course. From climbing and hiking to learning to fire a catapult and using campfire cooking equipment in the woods, students will be challenged to broaden their horizons.

Eaton Vale also offers a range of fun team building activities that will encourage pupils to learn the importance of communication skills.

For an additional cost, your group could go off-site and spend a full day at the Norfolk Broads for boat trips along the water. If you fancy a trip to the woods instead, head to Thetford Forest for an extended session along the area’s mountain bike trails.

Looking for other places to visit near Norwich? The River Yare is just a short trip away, and Eaton Vale offers a three-hour river trip for children.

Teaching resources provided

The centre can provide workbooks with worksheets and assessment pages for teachers as well as tests tailored to each group’s learning outcomes.

Minimum and maximum group size

For residential visits, groups can range from 20 to 70 students.

Details of risk assessment

School trip risk assessments for Eaton Vale’s activities are updated frequently and can be downloaded from the website.


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Facilities On-Site

Eaton Vale offers three types of accommodation.

Iceni House has accommodation for up to 57 people. The building includes ten rooms as well as a large kitchen, large main hall, dining room and snug.

Try glamping in Norfolk by booking Eaton Vale’s tented village. The site can sleep a total of 68 across five tents and two chalets. A marquee and kitchen facilities are also available.

The activity centre can accommodate up to 250 people across eight camping sites, which can hold 20 to 50 people each. The camping sites include shower and toilet facilities, and some have electric powered sheds with fridges and freezers.

All residential packages include full catering, including a continental breakfast, packed lunch and home-cooked dinner. The staff can cater for all dietary needs – please notify about this as far in advance as possible. Optional catering is available for activity days.

Opening Times

Call the team during office hours to discuss your visit.



Residential packages start from £60 + VAT per person for one night’s camping, rising to £230 + VAT per person for four nights in Iceni House.

A value activity day costs £20 + VAT per person, rising to £30 + VAT for a full activity day.

Travel arrangements

By car: Located three miles from the centre of Norwich in the Norfolk countryside, the Eaton Vale Activity Centre is set just off the northbound A11. From the south by road, exit at Cringleford and follow signs to Eaton. Parking for cars and buses is available on site.

By bus: Certain bus routes stop a few metres away from Eaton Vale. Visit the Traveline website for details.


Church Lane, Norwich

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