School Residential 2018

School Residentials 2018

With a non-stop summer finally through, we’re already looking to next year’s! We have limited availability already, so please find below our list of available dates for school residentials in the summer term:

Iceni House:

16th – 20th April

23rd – 25th April

30th April – 3rd May

8th – 9th May

Tented Village:

16th – 20th April

23rd – 27th April

30th April – 4th May

8th – 11th May

14th – 18th May

4th – 6th June

2nd – 4th July

16th – 20th July

All of our accommodation can be viewed at For a full guide to school residentials please download our Education Brochure, which can be found within the downloads section of the website.

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Finnbar’s Force Adventure Day

Come along to the Finnbar’s Force Adventure Day here at Eaton Vale Activity Centre!

We’re pleased to be teaming up with Finnbar’s Force for a fundraising adventure day. Finnbar’s Force are a charity close to the hearts of many members of staff here at Eaton Vale. We’re very excited to be joining them in their fight against childhood brain tumours, and welcoming them to our centre on the 10th September.

Thrill seeking children and adults can try any of the adventurous activities (some minimum age/height/size restrictions will apply to some activities), but there will be something for everyone!

The main activities will be: Family Canoeing, Archery, Abseiling, Axe Throwing, Air Rifle Shooting, High/Low Ropes, Trapeze, Catapult, Grass Sledging, Go Karts. There will be plenty for smaller children too, with fair game stalls, soft play, bouncy castle, face painting, circus skills, story telling and lots more!

We will have a selection of stalls to browse, health & well being tents, BBQ, a cafe with tea/coffee and cakes. There will also be local display teams performing throughout the day as well as live music from a local band and compeering from a local comedian!

Free entry. Free on site parking, although please walk or use alternative transport where possible to minimise congestion!

Archery GB

Archery GB Course

The summer season is well and truly in swing, and many of you know that we ran an Archery GB course at the start of the season to train many of our new seasonal staff. It was incredibly successful, and now almost all of our team hold an Archery GB Coaching qualification.

With an Archery GB qualification, our instructors can lead both archery and axe throwing here at Eaton Vale Activity Centre. It’s a great qualification to have under your belt. Whether you’re a Scout leader or have a passion for archery, this course will teach you everything you need to know about archery and how to run beginning sessions.

“You learn how to tailor sessions to individual needs, including those with physical disabilities to make it accessible for everyone.” – Dom, seasonal instructor

This course will be ran from the 22nd September to the 24th September. For more information, please visit:

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Holiday Club

With the official start of Holiday Club on Monday, we have been amazed by how many people have shown interest! We’re fully booked on a lot of days, with amazing reports from every young person who has been with us for Holiday Club so far this week.

We still have some availability! The next few weeks are almost fully booked, but don’t worry, we still have some space in the last few weeks of the summer holidays.

Here is the availability we have now:

Wednesday 2nd August
Friday 4th August
Wednesday 23rd August
Thursday 24th August
Friday 25th August
Tuesday 29th August
Wednesday 30th August
Thursday 31st August
Friday 1st September

We still have the odd space in-between these dates too, so get in touch at!

Updated 04/08/17:-

The only dates we now have available are as follows:

Wednesday 23rd August
Thursday 24th August
Friday 25th August
Tuesday 29th August
Wednesday 30th August
Thursday 31st August
Friday 1st September

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Available Dates for 2017

It seems like 2017 has only just started, however we already have limited availability for weekends in 2017! We’ve been rushed off our feet so far, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The very few available weekends we now have for the year are:

  • 2nd – 4th June in the Tented Village
  • 9th – 11th June in the Tented Village
  • 20th June – 2nd July in the Tented Village
  • 7th – 9th July in the Tented Village
  • 11th – 13th August in the Tented Village
  • 25th – 26th August in the Iceni House
  • 23rd – 24th September in the Tented Village
  • 29th September – 1st October in the Tented Village
  • 6th – 8th October in the Tented Village
  • 3rd – 5th November in the Iceni House
  • 10th – 12th November in the Iceni House

As with any booking we can provisionally book these for your group for 14 days, in which time we require a completed booking form and a deposit to be able to confirm your booking. Get in touch now to book your group in!


*This list only consists of dates for Iceni House and Tented Village. Camping is not included within this list of dates.


ERCA PPE Inspector Course

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires that all Personal Protective Equipment is inspected every 6 months to ensure that is it safe to use and is fit for purpose. Any equipment we use for ropes such as ropes, karabiners and harnesses are all need to be checked under LOLER by a competent person.

LOLER states that:

“You should ensure that the person carrying out a thorough examination has such appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined as will enable them to detect defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the safety and continued use of the lifting equipment”

We are running an ERCA PPE Inspector course here at Eaton Vale Scout and Guide Activity Centre in Norwich on Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th April. The cost is £275+VAT per person. The course will teach you the skills to be able carry out the 6 monthly PPE Inspections. It covers  all types of PPE from Caving, Ropes courses, Climbing and Arborist. By doing the course you can show that you will be a competent person in inspections.

BOOK EARLY TO GET 10% OFF – offer valid only this week (valid until Monday 20th March)

All equipment for the course is provided and there is plenty of accommodation around Norwich that is a good price. We also offer camping facilities here at the centre for £3 per night. Meals are not included in the price but tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the course.

To find out more, please click here.


We’re Hiring!

We are searching for a group of passionate instructors to join our team for the 2017 season.

Eaton Vale Activity Centre has established itself as a prime location for outdoor adventure in the heart of Norfolk. Our instructors help to leave a great lasting impression with our customers due to their professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile for each and every visit. As one of these instructors, you will be running activity sessions whilst ensuring safety and value for money. You will be catering for a diverse customer base to provide an enjoyable, educational and memorable visit.

We have many different shift patterns available, such as evening and weekend work.

An application form can be found in our downloads section. You can return this application form by email, post, or by bringing it into the office.


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EVAC Christmas Card (news)

Christmas Activity Offer


It’s been a brilliant year for all of us at Eaton Vale, and we would like to say thank you to everyone who’s visited us throughout the year. Whether you’ve joined us for single activities, events or a residential, we hope it was a memorable one.

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year. To help your New Year start with a bang, we have a very special Christmas present for everyone. Quote ‘CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY’ when booking an evening activity from the start of January to the end of March 2017, and you can get your activity for only £5.50 per person! There’s limited availability for this offer, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

Don’t miss out!

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Winter Accommodation 2017

It’s not long now until we close for Christmas, so what better time than to book your weekend away for the start of the New Year!

We released our official Price Guides for 2017 just over a month ago, and many of you saw the price change to the Iceni House. Usually, the cost of our 57-person-capacity accommodation is £12pp all year round. However for 2017, if you book from 1st January to 31st March the cost will only be a mere £6 per person per night.

This is an amazing price for our popular Iceni House, and many people have already taken advantage of the dramatic price drop. We only have a few weekends left that are available for you to book, so make sure you get in quick to avoid disappointment.

 Our last few remaining weekends are:

6th-8th January 2017

20th-22nd January 2017


These won’t stay available for long, so book now to enjoy a weekend here at Eaton Vale in the New Year! For more information on the Iceni House, please click here. For more information on booking, please go to our How To Book page. See you soon!

House Halloween

Halloween Night 2016

We’d like to start by saying a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween Night on the 28th October! Whether you participated, came as a leader, or volunteered, the night would not have been such a success without you. We had approximately 250 people attend the night, which is an amazing turnout. We even had to close booking for the event early, as we were oversubscribed. With this in mind, we are working to add more spaces to next year’s event to prevent this from happening again.

If you haven’t already seen on Facebook or Twitter, we have an online Feedback Form at Halloween Night Feedback Form and we would love to hear your reviews of the night. We’ve already had lots of lovely compliments as well as some suggestions for next year. Ideas are already being thrown about for next year, and we’re sure it’s going to be even bigger and better than this year!

“A really good evening, well organised, fantastic site decorations – have you got the date for 2017?”

“My daughter had an amazing time at Eaton Vale, the activities were brilliant, so much to do, she can’t wait to come again.”

“The Guides really enjoyed the range of activities on offer.”

We’ve thrown together a video from the night below, so make sure you check it out! If you head over to our Facebook page you’ll also find lots of photos from the event too.