How to book

How to book with Essex Outdoors

Step 1. Choose a centre, dates and focus of your visit

  • Select the centre you wish to visit or the course you wish to attend
  • Choose your preferred dates and length of stay (if applicable)
  • Decide on the desired focus and outcomes of your visit.

Step 2. Contact our booking team

  • Phone us on 0345 200 4220 or email us on and we’ll arrange a call-back at a convenient time.
  • Based on the information you provide we’ll send you a written quote for your approval along with our booking form and our Terms and Conditions.

Step 3. Confirm your booking

  • Send us your completed booking form and deposit* Your booking will be confirmed and you will receive outline details of your programme and confirmation of the price.

*Please note deposits for group bookings are non-refundable. for further details on our booking process please refer to our full Terms and Conditions.

Pre-visit information and planning

  • Arrange a pre-visit to meet the team and discuss your requirements. We can also support you with promoting the visit to your group and/or parents.
  • Finalise your group numbers and send us details of any special needs or dietary requirements.
  • On the day upon arrival at the centre you will be given a welcome pack and when you depart you will have the opportunity to complete an evaluation form, to provide us with feedback from your visit.

Top tips for booking

  • Our busiest period is during May to July and these get booked up quickly; sometimes over a year in advance
  • bookings during October to March are often much better value than in our peak season
  • Our centres are open all year round and many of our activities run throughout the year