Hilltop Outdoor Centre in Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast is a high quality, family run independent Outdoor Education centre. Hilltop offers a superior and unique experience, providing developmental visits to Schools and Educational groups. Set in 26 acres of picturesque woodlands Hilltop has modern and comfortable accommodation and facilities. There are two themed centres within the grounds of Hilltop, the rustic Woodland Lodge and the coastal style Seaview House which if booked together accommodate up to 160 children.
Hilltop has attained the Learning Outside of the Classroom badge and provides an exciting array of outdoor adventure activities such as High Ropes, Climbing Wall, Super Swing and the new Amazing Air Jump along with many Field study activities including Bush Craft, Coastal Erosion, Rocky Seashore and Rail & Trail.
Challenge by choice is our ethos with the emphasis on Learning through Activity, Enjoyment, Achievement, Discovery, Responsibility and Reflection. Hilltop is purpose built to ensure high levels of participation and activity. Field studies are designed to be active and involved rather than 'look and see' We work in groups of approx. 1:8 on activity and approx. 1:15 of field studies. We offer short swimming sessions in our outdoor heated swimming pool that is open from approx. end of April to Early October (Weather Dependent)
A balanced programme of activities and discovery sessions can be selected from the many activities available to suit your school objectives, aims and the demands of the National Curriculum. Hilltop also provides a full evening programme of games and activities.
A Teacher Group Leader pack for preparation and follow up work is available on request. Activity Risk Assessments are available to download from our website under the secure Group Leaders Resource Page: Please click Here - password and username are provided once a booking has been made. Please contact the office
Hilltop takes safety very seriously. We have extensive risk assessments, comprehensive systems for procedures, maintenance, training and operating plans. Hilltop commits to permanent employees throughout the year with relevant national qualifications, the team are selected for their care and commitment to Hilltop and our educational goals. We have rigorous internal training and ongoing appraisal systems in place. School clients are welcome to inspect these systems.
Please contact the office on 01263 824514 or complete an enquiry form here for availability and prices. We would be delighted to arrange a teacher's pre-visit to Hilltop for you to have a look around the facilities and activities. Hilltop also offers very competitive prices for residential visits during weekends and school holidays.
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