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EVAC Appoints a New Centre Manager

As a result of a successful recruitment campaign in December which generated a strong field of suitable candidates, a new Centre Manager has been appointed. Susan Newton will take up her position as Centre Manager in late February.

Susan currently works as Operations Manager at an infant and nursery school in Norwich. Previous roles includeDeputy World Centre Manager at Pax Lodge, WAGGGS residential World Centre in London. She is an active member of Girlguiding Norfolk, is currently the Countys International Adviser and has led several International trips.

Susan will bring with her a wealth of business and management experience as well as a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

Beavers and Rainbows Christmas Camp, and A Sad Goodbye

The elves have been working very hard on all the finishing touches ready for our first ever Beavers and Rainbows Christmas Camp; the decorations are up, food is all bought and Santa is on his way.

The Beavers and Rainbows have an action packed 24 hours ahead of them, undertaking a multitude of exciting activities including Low Ropes, Archery, Climbing Games and a very special Sleigh Ride.


Sunday will also mark a sad day for Eaton Vale it will be the last day for our Marketing and Communication Coordinator Abbie; she is moving onto new a challenge. For those of you worried that our marketing will grind to a halt, fear not one of our instructors Sam will be taking over some aspects of the role.


We hope you will join us in wishing Abbie the best of luck in the future.

Christmas Camp 2018

Christmas Camp is back!

Our Christmas Camps are a special event open to all members of Norfolk Scouts & Girlguiding Norfolk aged 7 – 18 years old. A weekend full of Christmas themed activities, our Christmas Camps are the perfect way to end the year. We offer you a full programme filling the whole weekend, including our fantastic year-round activities and our special additions brought in only for Christmas. All activities, accommodation and full catering at the low cost of 55 per person. Leaders will only be 30 per person to cover food.

The weekends we have available are:

NEW!Our very first Beaver and Rainbow Christmas Camp (*see below for more details*): Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December 2018

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December 2018

NEW!Our fantastic Christmas Camp is now open to Norfolk Beavers and Norfolk Rainbows! Join us for our first ever Beavers and Rainbows Christmas Camp, with a programme full of activities for their age range. Beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday 1st December, we will have a day of ‘Christmassy’ activities (such as archery and traverse climbing), followed by a full Christmas dinner on Saturday evening, and the infamous Christmas Camp activity of ‘sleigh building’. Sunday we will take part in a very special final activity, before finishing at 10:00 am. Parents will need to be on-site from 10:00 am on the Sunday. You will be staying in our lovely indoor accommodation and have a fully catered stay for only 40 per person. Leaders will only be 10 per person to cover food.

If you would like to book, please contact us via email at or phone us on 01603 501228.

Camping Season

The school holidays are almost among us, and along with that comes our busy camping season!

We have had a busy few months providing lots of school residentials, and with that our Iceni House and Tented Village have been fully booked formany, many months. In fact, we will continue to have very limited availability for these for months in the future too. So, thank goodness for camping!

Eaton Vale is a popular location for Scouts and Guides for their summer camping trips. It’s understandable why, as we have masses of wide open areas, lovely tree-lined campsites, and our central toilet block that is maintained multiple times a day. It also helps that camping is only 3 per person per night, so it is extremely affordable.

If you would like to book your camping trip with us, please contact us. Be quick though, as we don’t have much availability left!

Online Booking

We are so excited to announce that we have launched online bookings!

After almost a whole year of Holiday Club, the demand we have received for bookings has been incredible! We hear daily from parents wanting to book spaces on to our Holiday Club.

We have worked hard to set-up the online bookings for you so that you have full flexibility to book whenever you like. You can view the calendar to see what days are open to the holiday club, and it shows you have many spaces are available on each day.

The online booking system will automatically take off the 10% early bird discount for you when applicable, and it has the capability to enter the 10% sibling discount at the checkout with a discount code.

To book online please visit or click on the Book Online tab at the top of this website. You can now enjoy the freedom of booking your childcare with us at the touch of a button from the comfort of your home!

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.

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
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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.

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 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:

Archery GB Instructor