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Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre


Description

Welcome to Aylmerton Field Study Centre, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of rural North Norfolk. Adjacent to the magnificent National Trust estate at Felbrigg, but just 15 minutes from the beach with Blakeney Point and The Broads both within easy reach, we are ideally placed for your next residential visit.

We have been North Norfolk's best kept secret for the past 21 years. From first-time visitors, to those who have returned to us year in, year out since our earliest days, we can provide an experience which is second to none.

"Our first visit and what a week. Food great - activities well planned and executed - leaders professional and very fun! We shall return! Thanks again for an excellent residential."
Wigmore Primary School, Luton

"Brilliantly beautiful, superbly stimulating and stupendous staff - can we come again next week?! Many, many thanks!"
Weston Hills CE Primary School, Lincs (18th year)

We can offer your group:
•A fully inclusive package with full board, expert tuition, entrance fees, children's workbooks, all transport once here and no hidden costs
•More experienced staff who are experts in the field and have the greatest local knowledge
•Outdoor learning with attention to detail and tailor-made programmes so no days stuck inside
•The highest possible safety standards which are far in excess of the statutory requirements
•A family-run Centre with a family atmosphere with excellent accommodation and excellent meals
•No sharing of your sleeping accommodation, dining room, activities or transport
•Our own coaches and minibuses with our own friendly drivers with optional transport to/from the Centre
•One free adult place for each eight paying children
•Free B&B planning weekend for two people
•Our own indefinable special something!

"It is wonderful to see Aylmerton weave its magic over the week - the children "grow" academically, socially and personally. Thank you so much!"
Tewin Cowper Primary School

Everyone knows that children would rather be out than in! Come to Aylmerton Field Study Centre and experience outdoor learning at its best.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
67 reviews


Excellent
 
85%

Very Good
 
13%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(November 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




We had a wonderful visit to Aylmerton. The staff are so attentive and know how to get the best out of all the children. The activities are interesting and exciting. (October 2021 - Primary School)




knowledgeable staff, great activities, safe environment (October 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent organisation, knowledgeable staff, engaging activities. Our children had a fantastic week! We have been using Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre for our Year 6 residential trips for years and are so happy with the service they provide - see you next year. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Very well organised and COVID friendly (June 2021 - Primary School)




Friendly staff Activities adjusted to the levels/abilities of the students Lovely grounds and amenities. (April 2020 - Secondary School)




Amazing staff and organisation. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. input spot on for the age group. Team challenges were very thought provoking for the children Accommodation well organised and food was great! (March 2020 - Primary School)




Fantastic staff who know how to deal with a range of children. (January 2020 - Primary School)




Great as usual but not as on the ball as on previous visits (December 2019 - Primary School)




An amazing experience and residential - Aylmerton staff were amazing and our children (and staff!) loved the whole week. (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent! Instructors friendly and organised. Food great. Both the childen and adults were well looked after during our stay. (November 2019 - Primary School)




Fabulous staff Enjoyable activities (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




excellent activities, well trained and kowledgable instructors, lousy weather! (October 2019 - Primary School)




excellent activities, well trained and kowledgable instructors, lousy weather! (October 2019 - Primary School)




A superb facility offering high quality outdoor education (October 2019 - Primary School)




This year I felt that we were under too much time pressure for the children to fully benefit from the activities/experiences that they were taking part in. I thought the instructors(not all of them) did not fully engage with the children as they have done in the past. (September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




Amazing staff. Very educational. (September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Primary School)




I have visited many times and would highly recommend the centre. (August 2019 - Primary School)




I have visited many times and would highly recommend the centre. (August 2019 - Primary School)




Another successful visit which was enjoyed by the children. Some of the instructors lacked the energy and enthusiasm in places that we experienced on our last visit. (July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Great activities, great staff, a really good time had by all. Only issue - coaches travelling to Norfolk and back. They were not Aylmerton's and were hot with no air con. Aylmerton coaches, whilst we were there, were modern and cool. Consider changing coach company next year. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Secondary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Outstanding, fully immersive three days with wonderfully 'played' characters in role to enhance the experience. despite the weather, all activities took place and the children thoroughly enjoyed the full-on experience. Would highly recommend this to UKS2 groups as something very different and tremendously engaging. (March 2019 - Primary School)




Amazing centre. Staff are so knowledgeable so the children learn so much. Lovely comfortable place to stay. Fabulous. (February 2019 - Primary School)




We return to Aylmerton year on year and can't praise it enough. (February 2019 - Primary School)




We had an excellent day. The centre organised the trip well and were very professional. Jeremiah was the leader of our group and his knowledge and manner with the children was excellent. (February 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019)




Absolutely amazing!!! A fantastic trip due to it's brilliant organisation and knowledgeable and friendly, education-centred staff!! (December 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic staff and activities as always (November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent - professional yet friendly staff (October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Absolutely fantastic trip! The staff are amazing and make it such a memorable trip for all children. The children gained so much, both in developing personal skills, team skills and in their understanding of the environment and geographical skills. Highly recommended and can't wait for next year's trip! (October 2018 - Primary School)




The Aylmerton team work hard to create an exciting and memorable week for the children. They quickly form a good rapport with both children and staff and are responsive to different needs and interests. Their approach to safety is beyond question and school staff are able to feel confident in their hands. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




Well organised, highly engaging activities with a good mix of educational and personal development activities. Staff are all energetic and motivated and ensure all children participate fully. Food and accommodation is of a high standard and I would recommend the company to any school. (September 2018 - Primary School)




The staff and all the well-organised activities they provided were amazing! (September 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




I have been several times and each time it has been an exciting, well organised and fantastic experience for the children. (July 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




We have enjoyed and benefited from our eighth visit here. (May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




Exceptional leaders, very accommodating. (March 2018 - Primary School)




An amazing centre- we have a brilliant time every year we go. (March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




The Lodge used has recently been upgraded with further improvements to showers planned. Catering very good with suitable arrangements made for specific diets. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activities planned from professional staff. A great trip for year 5. (February 2018 - Primary School)




Great centre, great staff, activities were full on with only 5 mins between activities. Next time would build in 1/2 hr break after lunch and dinner to allow meals to settle. Some rooms for leaders in the main building were through kids rooms not ok. Preferred Lodge and annex (February 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(December 2017 - Primary School)




Description

Welcome to Aylmerton Field Study Centre, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of rural North Norfolk. Adjacent to the magnificent National Trust estate at Felbrigg, but just 15 minutes from the beach with Blakeney Point and The Broads both within easy reach, we are ideally placed for your next residential visit.

We have been North Norfolk's best kept secret for the past 21 years. From first-time visitors, to those who have returned to us year in, year out since our earliest days, we can provide an experience which is second to none.

"Our first visit and what a week. Food great - activities well planned and executed - leaders professional and very fun! We shall return! Thanks again for an excellent residential."
Wigmore Primary School, Luton

"Brilliantly beautiful, superbly stimulating and stupendous staff - can we come again next week?! Many, many thanks!"
Weston Hills CE Primary School, Lincs (18th year)

We can offer your group:
•A fully inclusive package with full board, expert tuition, entrance fees, children's workbooks, all transport once here and no hidden costs
•More experienced staff who are experts in the field and have the greatest local knowledge
•Outdoor learning with attention to detail and tailor-made programmes so no days stuck inside
•The highest possible safety standards which are far in excess of the statutory requirements
•A family-run Centre with a family atmosphere with excellent accommodation and excellent meals
•No sharing of your sleeping accommodation, dining room, activities or transport
•Our own coaches and minibuses with our own friendly drivers with optional transport to/from the Centre
•One free adult place for each eight paying children
•Free B&B planning weekend for two people
•Our own indefinable special something!

"It is wonderful to see Aylmerton weave its magic over the week - the children "grow" academically, socially and personally. Thank you so much!"
Tewin Cowper Primary School

Everyone knows that children would rather be out than in! Come to Aylmerton Field Study Centre and experience outdoor learning at its best.

Pricing

Please contact us for pricing.

Opening Times

Office open Monday to Fridays, 8:30am to 5pm

Contact

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre
The Old School House
Aylmerton
Norwich
Norfolk
NR11 8RA
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
67 reviews


Excellent
 
85%

Very Good
 
13%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

November 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School
We had a wonderful visit to Aylmerton. The staff are so attentive and know how to get the best out of all the children. The activities are interesting and exciting.



October 2021 - Primary School
knowledgeable staff, great activities, safe environment



October 2021 - Primary School
Excellent organisation, knowledgeable staff, engaging activities. Our children had a fantastic week! We have been using Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre for our Year 6 residential trips for years and are so happy with the service they provide - see you next year.



June 2021 - Primary School
Very well organised and COVID friendly



April 2020 - Secondary School
Friendly staff Activities adjusted to the levels/abilities of the students Lovely grounds and amenities.



March 2020 - Primary School
Amazing staff and organisation. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. input spot on for the age group. Team challenges were very thought provoking for the children Accommodation well organised and food was great!



January 2020 - Primary School
Fantastic staff who know how to deal with a range of children.



December 2019 - Primary School
Great as usual but not as on the ball as on previous visits



November 2019 - Primary School
An amazing experience and residential - Aylmerton staff were amazing and our children (and staff!) loved the whole week.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Excellent! Instructors friendly and organised. Food great. Both the childen and adults were well looked after during our stay.



October 2019 - Primary School
Fabulous staff Enjoyable activities



October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School
excellent activities, well trained and kowledgable instructors, lousy weather!



October 2019 - Primary School
excellent activities, well trained and kowledgable instructors, lousy weather!



October 2019 - Primary School
A superb facility offering high quality outdoor education



September 2019 - Primary School
This year I felt that we were under too much time pressure for the children to fully benefit from the activities/experiences that they were taking part in. I thought the instructors(not all of them) did not fully engage with the children as they have done in the past.



September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School
Amazing staff. Very educational.



September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Primary School
I have visited many times and would highly recommend the centre.



August 2019 - Primary School
I have visited many times and would highly recommend the centre.



July 2019 - Primary School
Another successful visit which was enjoyed by the children. Some of the instructors lacked the energy and enthusiasm in places that we experienced on our last visit.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Great activities, great staff, a really good time had by all. Only issue - coaches travelling to Norfolk and back. They were not Aylmerton's and were hot with no air con. Aylmerton coaches, whilst we were there, were modern and cool. Consider changing coach company next year.



June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School
Outstanding, fully immersive three days with wonderfully 'played' characters in role to enhance the experience. despite the weather, all activities took place and the children thoroughly enjoyed the full-on experience. Would highly recommend this to UKS2 groups as something very different and tremendously engaging.



February 2019 - Primary School
Amazing centre. Staff are so knowledgeable so the children learn so much. Lovely comfortable place to stay. Fabulous.



February 2019 - Primary School
We return to Aylmerton year on year and can't praise it enough.



February 2019 - Primary School
We had an excellent day. The centre organised the trip well and were very professional. Jeremiah was the leader of our group and his knowledge and manner with the children was excellent.



January 2019




December 2018 - Primary School
Absolutely amazing!!! A fantastic trip due to it's brilliant organisation and knowledgeable and friendly, education-centred staff!!



November 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic staff and activities as always



October 2018 - Primary School
Excellent - professional yet friendly staff



October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School
Absolutely fantastic trip! The staff are amazing and make it such a memorable trip for all children. The children gained so much, both in developing personal skills, team skills and in their understanding of the environment and geographical skills. Highly recommended and can't wait for next year's trip!



October 2018 - Primary School
The Aylmerton team work hard to create an exciting and memorable week for the children. They quickly form a good rapport with both children and staff and are responsive to different needs and interests. Their approach to safety is beyond question and school staff are able to feel confident in their hands.



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
Well organised, highly engaging activities with a good mix of educational and personal development activities. Staff are all energetic and motivated and ensure all children participate fully. Food and accommodation is of a high standard and I would recommend the company to any school.



September 2018 - Primary School
The staff and all the well-organised activities they provided were amazing!



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
I have been several times and each time it has been an exciting, well organised and fantastic experience for the children.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
We have enjoyed and benefited from our eighth visit here.



May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School
Exceptional leaders, very accommodating.



March 2018 - Primary School
An amazing centre- we have a brilliant time every year we go.



February 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School
The Lodge used has recently been upgraded with further improvements to showers planned. Catering very good with suitable arrangements made for specific diets. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activities planned from professional staff. A great trip for year 5.



February 2018 - Primary School
Great centre, great staff, activities were full on with only 5 mins between activities. Next time would build in 1/2 hr break after lunch and dinner to allow meals to settle. Some rooms for leaders in the main building were through kids rooms not ok. Preferred Lodge and annex



January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School