Residential Visits

Bring your school to Brancaster and get outdoors and closer to nature with one of our memorable residential experiences. Our Centre has a charming, characterful exterior and a modern interior to ensure your stay with us is comfortable. We are within walking distance of Brancaster beach and have wonderful views of the saltmarsh and coastline. We are a perfect base from which your students can explore the coast, through a range of exciting activities. We hope to see you soon!

These action packed week or half week stays are sole occupancy and can be tailored to your curriculum and personal development needs. Plus with our qualified instructors and experienced cook you'll be well looked after.

Welcome to Brancaster Activity Centre
Dial House BACS  Dining Room Door
Welcome to Brancaster Activity Centre

Why choose Brancaster Activity Centre?

  • Learning Outside The Classroom Quality Badge accredited Centre - match your visit to your needs and cut down on paperwork.

  • Sole occupancy Centre.

  • Friendly and qualified instructors adapt activities to your needs and help you get the most from your stay.

  • Freshly prepared food, with dietary requirements catered for.

  • Our activities and your stay are set in the beautiful landscape and habitats of the Norfolk Coast.

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We have nine dormitories sleeping a total of 48. The majority of beds are bunk beds and all rooms bar two have full en-suite. There is a communal room for students to use in free time, which can also be used as an activity room. Staff can relax in the adjacent ‘snug’ with wood burner and enjoy the sea views. 

Our 'Zip and Link' bunk beds can be made into a king-size bed with a single bed cover
bunk beds in a dormitory bedroom
Our 'Zip and Link' bunk beds can be made into a king-size bed with a single bed cover


Tuck into plenty of good quality food served in our dining room, or in the garden on your last evening, when weather permits. We can cater for all dietary needs and would discuss this with you at the time of booking.

The schools dining room at Brancaster Activity Centre
Dial House BACS Dining Room
The schools dining room at Brancaster Activity Centre
  • Centre can be hired as self-catering group accommodation if you wish to run your own activities or field studies.


To download our brochures, leaflets and essential information forms please continue scrolling to the bottom of the page.


For more information or to book a residential stay for your school at Brancaster Activity Centre please call us on 01328 738088 or email us at

" Our children and staff have had a marvellous time with National Trust at Brancaster. We were all impressed with the way the staff worked hard to ensure that we all had a happy, exciting and safe residential that provided a challenging and interesting learning opportunity for all."
- Margaret Cox, Head Teacher Hose C of E Primary School, Leicester

Schools Brochure

For more information on Brancaster Activity Centre and the activities we offer, please see our schools brochure.

Centre Rooms Layout

For more detailed information of the room layout at the centre please see our handy map.

Health & Safety

This document contains all the essential health and safety information needed for your stay including our responsibilities, kit lists and forms.