Brancaster Activity Centre

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

Brancaster Activity Centre


Brancaster Activity Centre

Places to stay

Dial House BACS  Staff Room

Brancaster Activity Centre Self-Catering Group Stays 

We can offer fantastic newly furbished self-catering accommodation for 22 to 48 people in nine dormitory-style en-suite bedrooms. Located within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking Brancaster Harbour, the centre is a great place for families, friends and special interest groups.

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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.

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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.

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What's on

Brancaster Staithe Harbour

Seafood Evening with guest speaker Martin Hayward Smith 

On a chilly February evening escape the cold and experience some of Norfolk's local flavours, washed down with a glass of wine, then relax as you listen to an inspirational talk from Norfolk photographer and filmmaker Martin Hayward Smith.

Upcoming events

Brancaster Activity Centre Teachers' Taster Day

Fri 20 Apr 2018
Ever wondered what schools get up to whilst staying at Brancaster Activity Centre? Have you thought about bringing your class to a residential on the Norfolk Coast?
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Join or give

Children kayaking at Brancaster Activity Centre, Norfolk

Support the Brancaster Bursary Appeal 

In memory of Caroline Gundle, the Brancaster Bursary Fund helps provide financial support to enable more children to experience the great outdoors at Brancaster Activity Centre in Norfolk.