Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia for Youth and Schools

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Large eco-centre sleeping up to 53 for youth and school group residentials with tailor-made programmes, in Suffolk

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia, sleeps 15-53 in 14 bedrooms.

The ethos of Ringsfield is to create a welcoming space, to enjoy and respect the individuality of each child and young person, foster the spirit of children and young people and create rich,learning experiences though nature connection.

There is a series of flexible outdoor activities for all key stages for groups to choose from, or groups are free to organise their own programme.

The warm, welcoming Victorian country house on the Norfolk/Suffolk border is set in 14 acres of meadow, woodland, pasture, garden and play areas, which offer opportunity for outdoor learning as well as freedom to explore, while being secure and contained.

There are some dormitories and a number of smaller rooms over 2 floors with 50 beds in all. Teachers and leaders accommodation in single use rooms. There is a self catering option but our catering provides home cooked, healthy meals using local, fair trade, non-GM foods when possible. Special diets can be accommodated with no difficulty.

We can tailor make programmes or there are 2,3,4 day programmes, featured on our web site. Teachers Packs and follow-up lesson plans available.

Sessions include:

Forest School and Bushcraft e.g. shelter building,fire craft, outdoor cooking, use of tools,whittling, tracking, foraging, cordage, basket making, furniture making,story, expedition, navigation and orienteering.Wild camp out possible.

Team building, cooperative games, negotiation.

Reflective and themed e.g. environmental art, mapping and orienteering, quiet spots, story-telling.

We work especially well with students in difficulty or those experiencing transitions.

Science & Geography topics,Sustainability e.g. energy use, waste, water, carbon footprint.

The centre is close to a wide variety of places to visit, museum, galleries, theatres and habitats nearby include nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, coastal areas, heaths, forest, broads and rivers. Details on request or from Tourist Information.


Well equipped large catering kitchen, commercial cooker, fridge and freezer, microwave, all pots, pans and crockery for large groups.
Seats 50-55 in attractive conservatory overlooking field with picnic tables and BBQ.
Two pleasant sitting rooms, one with open fire and piano, and one with real fire effect gas heater, well stocked book shelves and views over woodland.
CD player, WiFi. Digital projector on request.
WiFi available.
Separate room overlooking pond, table tennis and table football. This room can be used as a meeting room/workshop. space - seats up to 100, heated.
Central heating throughout and gas real flame effect fire in one sitting room.
Sleeps 53. 1st floor sleeps 39: 2x 4 bunks + 2; 1x 4 bunks; 1x 2 bunks +1; 1 dble; 2 twin. 2nd floor sleeps 14: 3 twin; 1x 3; 1x 2 + bunk, 1 dble.
Duvets and pillows provided, guests can bring bedlinen and towels or these are available at a small charge.
One shower and toilet downstairs. 1st floor: 2 b.rooms with 2 showers, 1 bath and 1 toilet; plus 2 toilets. 2nd floor bath and toilet.
Ground floor single room with adjacent shower room/WC.
High chairs,travel cots, toys, games, books, art materials, balls, racquets, 14.5 acres safe grounds. Children's outdoor activities available to book.
Volleyball court, playing field, camp fire circles, adventure play area, nature trail, barbecue, gardens. Outdoor family activities by arrangement.
No, but it is possible to book sessions at a private pool nearby; there is an open air pool in Beccles and a public pool in Bungay all within 3 miles.
Parking for 20 + cars, coach in winter, up to 50+ cars in summer.
No smoking in the buildings.
Sorry no pets in the house or grounds, for H&S reasons.


2 hours from the M25 junctions with A12 and M11. Cambridge 1.5 hrs, Norwich 30 mins. On Norfolk/Suffolk border near River Waveney -3 miles to Beccles.
Beccles 3 miles, Bungay 5 miles, Norwich 17 miles.
Market town with three large supermarkets, local shope e.g. butchers. Boots, variety of restaurants and bars.
Village pub 2 miles, lots of eating places in Beccles including riverside hotel- Waveney House, Takeaways aplenty.

Booking Information

For prices please contact us.
W/E bookings run from 4pm Fri to 4pm Sun.
Deposit and booking form to be received within two weeks to secure booking.
By returning the booking form you agree to pay at least the minimum price even if your final numbers are lower.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

NR34 8JR
United Kingdom
No Bus service to Ringsfield. Buses from Beccles to Norwich and Lowestoft.
Stanstead, 2 hours.

Rental Rates

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Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia

Ross Ashley

Joined us: 2005
+44 (0)1502 713 020
NR34 8JR
United Kingdom