Outstanding outdoor education experiences
for schools, groups, individuals and families

Hover Box Element

“Excellent instruction resulting in a very positive session which encouraged the quieter members of the group to excel.”

Engaines Primary School


From day trips to residentials and field trips to forest schools, we have terrific value experiences to suit every school – and every appetite for adventure.

Primary schools
Secondary schools
Colleges and FE

Hover Box Element

“Excellent session – Tom really understood the need for the group to use their communication skills.”

Plan B – Essex Youth Service


Watch them thrive – with our tailor made residentials and day trips for all kinds of groups from across the country.

Youth groups
National Citizen Service NCS

Hover Box Element

“Our sailing instructor was amazing – supportive, informative and very calm, all round a really positive experience”

D Tristram
RYA Start Sailing Course Participant

Families and Kids

Thrilling adventures and experience days for children and families, on land, in the air and on the water.

School holiday activities
Harlow High Adventure
Sailing and powerboat experiences
Birthdays and celebrations

Why book with Essex Outdoors?

Great adventures, closer to home

With four centres across Essex, from Harlow in the west to Bradwell in the east, we offer high-quality outdoor learning experiences in a range of environments, without the cost or hassle of travelling long distances.

Fantastic value packages

With activity days from just £38 per person and five day/four-night residential visits from just £259 per person, you’ll find our offer hard to beat.


High quality activity choice

From archery through to zip wire, all our 40+ activity programmes are challenging and fun, and include numerous links to the new national curriculum – all delivered by our friendly and qualified instructors.

Accommodation and facilities for a range of budgets

Whether you’re looking for a fun day of outdoor learning or a summer camp experience for a whole year group, we have the accommodation and facilities to meet your needs.

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Want your team to work better together?
Our activities show them a new way to identify and amplify their strengths.

Team building
Corporate activities
Conference facilities

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The Lock Climbing Wall

For serious climbers and absolute beginners alike.  Feel the thrill as you get to grips with Essex’s largest climbing wall.

Visit The Lock
Climbing courses and events

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Our centres

Start your amazing outdoor adventure at one of 4 inspirational centres across Essex.


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