Plan your visit

​At Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre, we pride ourselves in making your visit the best experience possible. We believe that it is important for you to learn skills during your stay so that you leave Grendon feeling that exhilarating sense of achievement.

Visits
Costs
Accommodation
Kit list
Catering
Risk assessment

We offer packages for

  • Primary schools Primary schools

    With primary school children, we like to focus on emphasising the benefits of the skills needed to complete each activity and reinforce their importance during it to build self confidence.

    By offering young people the opportunity to challenge themselves in a new environment, we are able to highlight the importance of the skills used to overcome an obstacle - whether that is working as a team or through individual achievement in an outdoor setting.

  • Secondary Schools Secondary Schools
    For keystages 3 to 5 we aim to build confidence throughout the programme and develop specific skills during tailored sessions. During our programmes the students will learn specific skills to meet the required learning outcomes that are set.
  • Groups Groups
    ​From specific skill development, sport taster sessions or just having fun as a team, we will tailor the sessions to meet the desired outcomes of the group and ensure that sessions are delivered at an age appropriate level.
  • National Citizen Service National Citizen Service

    National Citizenship Service groups who visit Grendon can expect a tailor made programme of activities to develop their skills. This could be through physical activity with a day’s trip canoeing along the river Nene, or creative projects such as developing a sensory garden.

    If you're 15 to 17 years old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.

​Visits

​Residential visits

Grendon offers a unique environment for a residential trip. As well as our ever popular activity package for schools we offer groups the chance to create their own package, starting with full board, and the option to add any extras you would like. View residential packages and extras you can purchase in our costs section.

Stay with us in our 16th century manor house. Find out more about accommodation.

To find out more about the activities we offer, visit our activities page.

Each 24 hour period is filled with four high quality adventurous activities over two days and one night. The package also includes an evening activity session and an optional movie to finish the day.

Residentials include full board, drinks, accommodation and bed linen.

Transport is not included in the packages we offer - you will need to organise this.

All schools planning residential visits are talked through every aspect of their booking, from designing their programme to costs.

Groups are encouraged to visit the site to run through their booking and answer any questions. Each group who books a residential visit receives a Powerpoint presentation.

Day visits

Bring your group or class to Grendon for a day of action-packed activities.

​As a guide, one activity option is provided per 8 to 12 people. We have dedicated co-ordinators to talk you through programmes, costs and your tailored activity programme. A minimum charge for 8 people is applied to all bookings.

​Self programmed visits

Our full board package offers groups the opportunity to use our 17 acres of grounds and large common rooms for their own programme. Additional breakout rooms are also available.

Full board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, overnight accommodation and bed linen. Groups have the option of adding extra lunches or activity sessions. To find out about the costs of a self programmed residential, visit our costs section.

Camping

Camping at Grendon can be all sorts of fun. To find out more visit our accommodation section.

Further information for your visit

Enquire about a booking

Please submit an enquiry form and we will get back to you to arrange your visit:

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Having fun raft building
Looking excited at the high ropes
Group of girls

​Costs

If you have any additional requirements that aren't listed in the costs below, please contact us.

All our prices are exclusive of VAT. There is a non-returnable booking fee to be paid of £500.00 for a residential booking.

​What is included?Price​

​2 days, 1 night

​Full board, 4 activity sessions, 1 evening session​High season (1 March to 31 October) £69
​Low season (1 November to 28 February) £59
3 days, 2 nights​​Full board, 8 activity sessions, 2 evening sessions​High season (1 March to 31 October) £129
​Low season (1 November to 28 February) £99
​5 days, 4 nights​Full board, 12 activity sessions, 4 evening sessionsHigh season (1 March to 31 October) ​£239
​Low season (1 November to 28 February) £189

Optional extras

  • A packed lunch and extended time on site - £5 per person
  • Activity sessions - £14.50 per person
What is included?​​Price
​Full day​2 sessions - 2.5 hours long each​£29 per person
​Half day​1 session - 2.5 hours long​£14.50 per person

Optional extra

  • Sandwich lunch and room rental - £5 per person 

All our prices are exclusive of VAT. There is a non-returnable booking fee to be paid of £200.00 for a residential booking.

What is included​?Price​
​Full board​Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks​£37.50 per person

Optional extras

  • Packed lunch and extended time on site - £5 per person
  • Activity session including - £14.50
  • Activity session excluding - £20

We offer both full and half day activity corporate packages, giving you complete flexibility for your event.

What is included?​Price​
​Full day
  • ​2.5 hour activity sesstion
  • Full day room rental
  • Tea and coffee on arrival
  • Tea and coffee with biscuits for morning break
  • Two course buffet
  • Tea and coffee with cake for afternoon break
  • Any equipment, eg multi medi projector, TV, DVD player, screen, flip chart and markers
  • Water on tables
  • Mints
  • Notepaper

​£49 per person

​Half day

  • 2.5 hour activity session
  • Half day room rental
  • Tea and coffee on arrival
  • Tea and coffee with biscuits for morning break
  • Two course buffet
  • Tea and coffee with cake for afternoon break
  • Any equipment, eg multi medi projector, TV, DVD player, screen, flip chart and markers
  • Water on tables
  • Mints
  • Notepaper
​£39 per person

The costs below are exclusive of VAT.

​Meeting room​Rental timePrice​
​Willow suite​Half day​£35
​Full day£60​
​Main lounge​Half day​£90
​Full day​£135
​Marlow hall​Half day​£90
​Full day£135​
​Sanchos room​Half day​£35
​Full day£60​
​Sycamore room​Full day​£35
​Half day

£60​

Optional extras
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Half day - £1.50 per person
    • Full day - £3 per person
  • Sandwich lunch - £5 per person
  • Buffet lunch - £7.95 per person
  • Multimedia projector - free
What is included?​Price​
​Camping​Access to formal grounds, showering facilities and toilets and water mains.​£4 per person

Going down the zip wire 

Group of girls on the low ropes 

​Accommodation

​Residential buildings

Grendon boasts a stunning Queen Anne House set in glorious countryside and an additional newly-built residential building which together sleep 86.

The centre is conveniently located between Northampton and Wellingborough with ample free car parking.

Building accessibility

The centre will endeavour to meet all types of special needs. However, if a member of your group does require special individual facilities we would invite you to visit the Centre prior to making a booking.

​Camping

Camping at Grendon can be all sorts of fun. Our camping area can accommodate up to 70 people and there is access to toilets and showering facilities. We also provide a stand pipe so access to water is close by.

There is also access to our formal lawns, sports fields and tennis courts if you want to have recreational time with your group.

Interested in the costs of camping at Grendon? View our cost list for more information.

Kit list

We provide groups with all specialist equipment for the activities. Find out what items you will need to bring for your visit.

Helmets 

Obstacle course tyre 

Putting on the kit 

Catering

​All of the meals we offer are freshly prepared the day they are consumed. Our catering team pride themselves in creating tasty meals for you. Whether it is a platter of sandwiches for a party or a two course dinner for a residential, we cater for all.

Do you have any queries about our catering and or dietary information? Contact us using our enquiry form.

​Risk assessment

Our Instructors are all DBS checked and qualified in First Aid.

  Complete our enquiry form​​

​You can contact us by making an enquiry. Find out more information about your trip or maybe a training course you would like to go on.

Other ways to contact​​ us

​Telephone: 01933 666830

Email: grendon@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Office Hours: Mon to Thu 8:30am to 4:30pm and Fri 8:30am to 4pm

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