Where adventurous spirits come to life

Trips for groups

Bring their passions to life – with group activities that allow individuals to shine.

Whether testing their mettle or pushing their limits, we’ve helped all kinds of youth groups to enjoy the great outdoors for over 50 years.

Who says learning can’t be fun? And who says play doesn’t teach valuable lessons? Combining both aspects for young people is what we do best at Essex Outdoors – helping them to progress through bronze silver and gold shein phone cases Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, forge real friendships in a group activity or become empowered members of the community through the National Citizen Service.

And with our latest updates to procedures plus new COVID-19  booking guarantee, you’re in the safest hands.

“Great Location, Brilliant facilities and excellent professional staff.”

Learn By design (NCS)

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Youth groups

Explore your potential. Our youth group trips are inspirational journeys where young people can realise their potential in a fun and safe setting.

Residential trips
Day trips

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National Citizen Service NCS

See how outstanding citizens are made: tailored stays to meet the aims of the Government’s National Citizen Service for Secondary School leavers.

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Rise up to the challenge. Get on the right track for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards with the right environment – and the right guidance.

Bronze Award
Silver Award
Gold Award

Need help planning a group adventure?

Get in touch with us and we’ll build your perfect experience

Call us on

0345 200 4220

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Information for leaders

All the information you need to help you plan a successful visit to Essex Outdoors.

How to book
Safety and security
Disability and inclusion

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Information for parents

Everything parents and students need to know when visiting Essex Outdoors.

Safety and security

Why Essex Outdoors for your Group?

Find out why 85% of visitors keep coming back – and why 90% happily recommend us.

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