Brancaster Activity Centre

The National Trust outdoor activity and learning Centre on the Norfolk Coast

Brancaster Activity Centre


Brancaster Activity Centre

Places to stay

cosy snug room with sofas and a woodburner

Self-Catering Group Stays 

Looking for somewhere to stay? Our Grade II listed flint cottage offers self-catering accommodation for 22 to 48, in 9 newly furbished dormitory bedrooms, of different sizes and with ensuite facilities.

Brancaster Activity Centre


Old painting of Dial House when it was the victory pub with sailing ship in the background

The history of Brancaster Activity Centre 

’Built in the seventeenth century, Dial House has had a varied history before becoming Brancaster Activity Centre in 1998. Following the flooding in December 2013, the centre was refurbished and then re-opened in June 2015.

Brancaster Activity Centre

Get involved

children being helped to build a raft made of blue barrels and rope

Volunteering at Brancaster Activity Centre

We offer 2 full-time volunteer roles - these lucky people will be an integral part of what we do at Brancaster Activity Centre – working with our school groups, delivering our '50 Things' activities to the families who visit, supporting our centre with practical help and much, much more. If you are interested in this unique and exciting opportunity, please contact us. Part-time and occasional volunteers are also welcomed onto our team.

Brancaster Activity Centre

Our work

Eight people posing for a photo with litter pickers with blue skies behind

Meet the team at Brancaster Activity Centre 

We pride ourselves on experienced and qualified instructors who will help you achieve your learning outcomes and get the most out of your stay. Here you can learn more about the team at Brancaster Activity Centre.