Residential Visits

Bring your school to Brancaster and get outdoors and closer to nature with one of our memorable residential experiences. Our newly refurbished residential activity Centre is within walking distance of Brancaster beach with 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 NGB trained staff and home cooked food you'll be well looked after.

Welcome to Brancaster Activity Centre
Dial House BACS  Dining Room Door

Why choose Brancaster Activity Centre?

  • LOTC 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.

Coastal Safari is one of our most popular activities at Brancaster Activity Centre
a group of children standing together in muddy waterproofs with muddy faces


We have 9 dormitories sleeping a total of 48. The majority of beds are bunk beds and all rooms are 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. 

Bedroom at Brancaster Activity Centre
Dial House dorm


Food is prepared on-site and served in our dining room, or in the garden making use of our gas BBQ during summer evenings. 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
  • All children gain our Young Ranger Award as part of their stay.

  • Half week, one night or 3 night bookings available.

  • 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

**Special offer** 20% off school residential visits in October & November 2017.

" 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.

Residential Prices 2017

For informations on minimum numbers and prices please see our 2017 price list.

Centre Rooms Layout

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

Provisional Reservation Form

Want to bring your school to Brancaster Activity Centre? Provisionally book your preferred dates using this form.

Health & Safety

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