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Watersports Instructors

We have had a fantastic start to summer 2018. We have already seen lots of schools and Scout and Guide groups come through our doors, as well as the start of Holiday Club for the year.

We have welcomed a fantastic group of instructors into our team this season. They have brought a wide variety of fantastic qualities with them, as well as lots of brilliant qualifications. We are however in need of some extra watersports qualified instructors for our busy summer season. If you have qualifications such as British Canoeing FSRT, Level 1+, and/or Paddlesports Leader, we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to apply, please fill in an application form. This can be found here.

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Introductory Sale

Snap up our brand new introductory sale! 


Have you thought of using our Tented Village but unsure what to expect?  Why not try it? 

Introductory offer for a 2 night stay for your group - £5 per person per night minimum of 20 for any new customers wishing to book the Tented Village.

Provisionally hold for 2 weeks (strictly).  We’ll need a booking form and a deposit of £120 please.

To book or for any further information please contact or phone 01603 501228.

Dates Available

  • 13th-15th April
  • 20th-22nd April (limited activities on offer owing to another group booking)
  • 27th-29th April
  • 4th-6th May
  • 18th-20th May
  • 25th-26th May (Fri-Sat)
  • 8th-10th June
  • 22nd-24th June
  • 29th June-1st July (limited activities on offer owing to another group booking)
  • 6th-8th July
  • 13th-15th July
  • 20th-22nd July
  • 10th-12th August
  • 24th-26th August
  • 31st August – 2nd September
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 2018 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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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!