Belchamps Scout Activity Centre School Trips

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Belchamps Scout Activity Centre opened in 1936 to provide outdoor experiences and activities for young people in scouting. Over the past 80 years we have grown and now offer residential experiences and activity days for Schools. We have a huge range of exciting and adventurous activities to choose from including Climbing, Abseiling, Crate Stacking, Archery, Fencing, and an Assault Course to name a few.
The site is set in 30 acres of camping fields and woodland, and is located next to Hockley woods. On site we have a number of dormitory buildings to choose from, or our tented village for the 'glamping' experience.
All of our residential packages come fully catered, with our catering team able to look after all of your dietary needs.

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Why are Belchamps Scout Activity Centre great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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From first contact to the end of your trip our team will be there to assist you every step of the way. We can tailor your trip to what works best for you. Nothing is too much of a problem to help make your trip just the way you need it to be. Once on site your school will be assigned a member of staff who will be there to support you and your students throughout your stay, and will be at hand to assist with any issues you may find arise during your trip. All of our staff are trained to our high standards, and will make the activities a enjoyable, exciting experience, and always make sure your group achieve their goals and take steps to overcoming any fears. During meal times your class will be looked after by our amazing catering team who are able to work with even the fussiest of eaters! At the end of your trip we will always have a quick chat to see how everything went for you, and to find out anything you feel we can improve on, feedback we feel is vital to continue providing great trips.

What activities are available during group visits?

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We offer short 24 hour long residential trips to 96 hour (4 nights) residential trips; activity days; individual activity sessions; Nature & Bushcraft days; overnight camping for DofE expeditions.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We can cater for groups of up to 180 people on residential trips, spread across our main accommodation buildings and our tented village. For day visits we can cope with around 250 students. If you are using the site for camping for expeditions, we can handle up to 1000 people.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Most of our residential buildings have halls which are suitable to use as a classroom. We can provide whiteboards, a projector, and flip chart if needed.

Is there first aid on site?

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All of our members of staff are First Aid trained.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We are able to cater for disabled users, with buildings and washrooms suitable for disabled use.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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We have held residential trips for SEN schools, and our team are very capable of adapting sessions to your needs. Talk to us to see what we can provide for your school.

Anything else?

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We hope we can provide a refreshing residential or adventurous activity day for your next school trip.



Winter Residential Discounts

Current School Trip Offer

From the beginning of October through until the end of March we offer our residential trips at amazing discounted prices. With our 5 day residential trips down to just £105 per head. Prices vary between months:

For 2019:
March & October -
24 hours - £32.20
36 hours - £41.40
48 hours - £57.50
60 hours - £64.40
72 hours - £89.70
96 hours - £115

November, December, January, February -
24 hours - £29.40
36 hours - £37.80
48 hours - £52.50
60 hours - £58.80
72 hours - £81.90
96 hours - £105


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