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What will students see and do?

Hudnall Park Outdoor Centre serves school groups across the Hertfordshire area and beyond. The centre offers a wide range of activities and workshops to support learning outcomes from early years to secondary pupils.

Students can experience day visits or a residential school trip, with accommodation sleeping up to 39 visitors across five bedrooms of varying sizes. There is also campsite accommodation set up during the summer months, with 20 tents accommodating 80 people.

The broad spectrum of activities at Hudnall Park varies from specific educational classes to adventure activities. Subjects catered to range from geography trips to art, while adventure activities are diverse and include sessions such as mountain biking and obstacle courses.

In addition to the on-site activities, Hudnall Park is able to arrange adventure activities off-site. These include land-based activities like caving and climbing, or water-based activities like canoeing, raft-building and sailing.

With 85 acres of outdoor space to explore, students can connect with the great outdoors while learning and having fun.

Teaching resources provided

The centre provides all materials relating to each educational workshop. All equipment for adventure activities is also included. A full kit list for residential visits is available from the centre.

Minimum and maximum group size

The group size will vary depending on the ages of the students and the activities booked. There is a general rule of one staff member for every ten students.

Details of risk assessment

All activities are risk-assessed according to Learning Outside the Classroom quality standards – a benchmark for UK school trips.


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Facilities on-site

The residential accommodation includes a dining area, and the kitchen can be used by groups who wish to prepare their own food as part of a workshop. Alternatively, residential stays can be fully catered.

For those camping during summer, there’s a modern toilet and shower block.

There’s a lounge for recreation and break-out time, with comfortable seating, a TV and DVD player. The group workspace has classroom-style tables and seating, with a projector and laptop connections.

For residential stays, freshly-prepared meals are available, with dietary requirements catered for. Tea and coffee are available for staff at no additional charge.

Opening times

The centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and is closed during weekends.



Prices vary depending on the type of package booked. Contact the centre to receive a quote.

Travel arrangements

Hudnall Park is located in West Hertfordshire, eight miles from Hemel Hempstead. There is ample parking available on-site.

For off-site activities, groups can use the 17-seater minibus.


Hudnall Park Outdoor Centre, Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire

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