Sayers Croft

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Sayers Croft has been providing safe, fun and educational residential and day visits for schools and community groups, any age and ability, for over 70 years. We have 56 acres of woodland, meadows, fields, ponds and streams.

All visits are bespoke and developed with you to ensure your groups needs are met, and experienced and friendly staff are there from booking and activities through to meal times to assist you.

You'll have your own accommodation- no sharing, and a host instructor who is with you from planning the visit to supporting you throughout your stay.

Our residential visits are usually from 2 and 4 night stays, but we can also do 1 night and full weekend to weekend stays where we have availability. With over 200 beds and 6 chalets, we are able to cope with most group sizes. We also have camping facilities for those warmer months.

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Why book Sayers Croft for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Sayers Croft has over 60 activities suitable for a variety of ages and abilities, from high ropes and an artificial caving experience to pond dipping, visiting the Celtic Roundhouse, looking at woodland food chains, compass trails and walks up into the Surrey Hills. Whether you have a particular focus or require a range we have the expertise to help you plan a visit that meets all your needs.

Sayers Croft tailors your booking to ensure you have everything you need to bring your group away. You are allocated a host instructor who helps guide you through the planning and supports you during your stay.

You have your own accommodation with a boys dorm, girls dorm and adult rooms all self contained, enabling easy group supervision. We have multiple sizes and types of accommodation, so whether your group is large or small or has specific needs, we'll be able to find a solution that meets your needs.

Our prices are highly competitive, and we provide a programme of activities at no additional charge, so the price you see is the price you pay.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Outdoor adventure such as climbing, low ropes and high ropes, artificial caving, bouldering, walking, archery.
Nature studies such as pond dipping and looking at adaptation, animals tracks and signs and woodland food chains, plant games (pollination, dispersal and germination).
Geography focused such as compass trails, orienteering courses, stream studies, habitat comparisons.
Team building activities such as raft building, the challenge course, team play games.
History focused from the Stone Age, Celtic roundhouse show and tell, dress up and fire lighting. World War 2, we are one of the very few remaining evacuee camps built in WWII to evacuate children from London, we have air raid bunkers to visit and a trail to find out what life was like as an evacuee.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We are a 212 bed centre, and we also have camping during the warmer seasons. Individual accommodation blocks can sleep 24, 34 or 38 with additional adult rooms.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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All of our accommodation comes with its own classroom, and we have additional classrooms should you need more space.

Is there first aid on site?

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We provide 24 hour first aid cover. Our activity and hosting instructors are first trained, and the night call team to offer support through the night.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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All of our accommodation is single story and several of our dormitories have ramp access. One in particular has facilities which cater for individuals with disabilities, and groups are advised to visit to see if they need to hire additional equipment such as a hoist and all terrain wheel chair to access our woodland activities. Our paths at the heart of site are easily accessible, along with some of our activities.

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

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Yes Sayers Croft believes everyone should have the right to outdoor experiences, and advise leaders to contact us to discuss how we can best meet the needs of all the individuals in their group.

Reviews from Schools visiting Sayers Croft!

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Special rates for schools
outside of peak season

Prices from £58 for 2 nights, £109 for 4 nights

Off peak months are a fantastic way to save money on a school journey. Sayers Croft have capacity for 58-202 spaces for various dates December 2018-February 2019. Please contact us for further details.

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