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Kingswood West Runton


Adventures to remember, a taste of independance, making memories.

Description

Sweeping cliff top views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds surround the centre, located in a region boasting wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country.

Perfectly positioned within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on a stretch of coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Situated in 30 acres of grounds and packed with recreational facilities.

Facilities
•Indoors: Large indoor swimming pool, perfect for building confidence on the water and enjoying evening pool parties, plus an all-weather activity centre
•Outdoors: Adrenaline-packed climbing and high rope activities, motorsports tracks, archery ranges, caving and new bushcraft zones
•Other facilities: Diner, shop, cinema, social hub

Accommodation
West Runton has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 6-16 bed dormitories. Accommodation is spread across 5 separate buildings to suit all needs, from log cabins to purpose built dormitory blocks. All accommodation buildings have gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

Party leader facilities
The majority of party leader bedrooms are en-suite and all are either twin or single bedded rooms, complete with furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities.

There is a central teachers’ lounge no more than a couple of minutes from all accommodation blocks with tea and coffee, computer access and TV.



Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
3.9
52 reviews


Excellent
 
35%

Very Good
 
54%

Average
 
6%

Poor
 
4%

Awful
 
2%

Great staff. Good facilities. (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11179 )




fAB RESIDENTIAL - STAFF EXCELLENT AND FACILITIES WERE GREAT. (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10865 )




Many good activities, but we did have concerns about the quality of the leaders and the overall maintenance of the site. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9954 )




(March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9882 )




The staff at West Runton are always so welcoming and good with our children! Our Group Leader for the weekend was excellent and despite some very high winds on Saturday and very cold wet rain on Sunday we had a fabulous weekend! (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9457 )




Amazing in all areas as always (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9449 )




(November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8161 )




(November 2018 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 8160 )




(November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8072 )




The site seems to be in a transition - high staff turnover meant that not all activities were as well run as in previous years. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7893 )




Poorly organised, rock pooling when high tide is impossible, unsafe staff when walking along cliffs, orienteering in the dark with no torches, activities cancelled due to double booking but being told it is broken and then another group use it. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7774 )




The week met all of it's objectives, but the accommodation standards could have been higher. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7706 )




(October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7238 )




Another good trip. Issues to watch for next year: night walk, make pupils more aware of uneven ground, especially if it is wet. One of the 1st aid kits wasn't stocked properly, this was passed on to the centre manager. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6922 )




Disorganised and chaotic (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6522 )




Site has had minimal improvements over last couple of years. Swimming pool has broken down and we were told it may be decommissioned to keep funding available for wider improvements at the centre. New management team recently installed who we rate from previous Kingswood visits - so hopeful for improvements for next year. (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6477 )




The majority of the instructors were excellent with the children. Our group leader was superb and very professional. The activities engaged the children and they found them fun. Would have been better to have started on 'lower' activities and progressed to the 'higher' ones towards the end of the trip. Accommodation could be better - showers not working/draining. (August 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5825 )




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(June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4709 )




We loved the wide range of activities and highly skilled instructors. However, the evening activities were disappointing with up to 5 or 6 schools all crammed into the same small space (bonfire particularly). It was poorly organised and executed having a negative effect on the children's enjoyment. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4453 )




Great sized site and perfect activity for the age group. Friendly, helpful staff and a good range of food for a residential. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4384 )




The activities and group leaders are first rate. The leaders work with all abilities to build self worth and help children to succeed in the activities. The site itself is in need of an update, especially the main thoroughfare as it is uneven and can be a hazard to those with sight impairment. I believe this will happen soon. Any maintenance queries are quickly addressed too. Management are helpful and respond to request and queries in order to maximise the success of the visit. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4027 )




Very well organised and run by all staff. Accommodation was good and we had everything we need. (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3716 )




Fantastic facilities, enthusiastic instructors and very good communication between management and our school. (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3256 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3017 )




Excellent accommodation, range of educational activities and customer services. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2831 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2638 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2637 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2636 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2635 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2634 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2633 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2632 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2631 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2630 )




Very secure site. Staff very approachable and acted on ant concerns. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2629 )




An excellent centre, fully equipped for every thing we needed. The centre are very experienced and always put together good programmes for us. The staff are trained well and the equipment is always kept safe and up to date. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2446 )




We had a number of children with specific needs. While during the initial stage staff promised to meet our needs, when it came to it they didn't. It was not until a few days before we left that our needs were met. This was very stressful. The activities and teaching staff at the centre were very professional. (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2295 )




(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2165 )




(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2160 )




Amazing as ever. Kingswood adapt to all our specific requirements; the benefits of being a loyal customer! (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2146 )




(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2021 )




So much improved from my first visit 8 - 9 years ago. Accommodation is clean and the rooms were warm. Instructors were encouraging, calm and patient. Food was amazing and plentiful. Booking and other admin was easy and dealt with efficiently. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1895 )




I have always taken a group to Kingswood West Runton during February ~ 12 years! It is a cold month but we seem to be lucky on the rain front most of the time. It is very cold and it has snowed but we get the pick of activities, total attention from centre staff and always first in for meals ~ no other schools on our weekend again this year! (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1582 )




(February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1181 )




(February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1016 )




Excellent place for Yr 4 pupils. Will be returning in June 2018. (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 744 )




(January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 410 )




(November 2017 - Primary - Post No: 58 )




Contact

Kingswood West Runton
Cromer Road
West Runton
Norfolk
NR27 9NF
LOtC

Pricing

At Kingswood we offer various programmes and activites. For our Simply Kingswood programme, including our favourite activities our prices start from £49 per person per night plus VAT and we offer free leader spaces for very 10 students.

Opening Times

Our centres are open From January to November, 7 days per week.

Contact

Kingswood West Runton
Cromer Road
West Runton
Norfolk
NR27 9NF
LOtC

Pricing

At Kingswood we offer various programmes and activites. For our Simply Kingswood programme, including our favourite activities our prices start from £49 per person per night plus VAT and we offer free leader spaces for very 10 students.

Opening Times

Our centres are open From January to November, 7 days per week.

Adventures to remember, a taste of independance, making memories.

Description

Sweeping cliff top views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds surround the centre, located in a region boasting wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country.

Perfectly positioned within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on a stretch of coastline designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Situated in 30 acres of grounds and packed with recreational facilities.

Facilities
•Indoors: Large indoor swimming pool, perfect for building confidence on the water and enjoying evening pool parties, plus an all-weather activity centre
•Outdoors: Adrenaline-packed climbing and high rope activities, motorsports tracks, archery ranges, caving and new bushcraft zones
•Other facilities: Diner, shop, cinema, social hub

Accommodation
West Runton has standard dormitory style accommodation. Rooms range from 6-16 bed dormitories. Accommodation is spread across 5 separate buildings to suit all needs, from log cabins to purpose built dormitory blocks. All accommodation buildings have gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Sheets, duvets and pillows are provided for all guests.

Party leader facilities
The majority of party leader bedrooms are en-suite and all are either twin or single bedded rooms, complete with furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities.

There is a central teachers’ lounge no more than a couple of minutes from all accommodation blocks with tea and coffee, computer access and TV.