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 6-53 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, nurturing 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 catering kitchen, commercial cooker, fridge and freezer, microwave, all pots, pans and crockery.
Seats 10-55 in attractive conservatory overlooking fields and woodland. Outside there are picnic tables Wood Fired Oven and BBQ.
2 pleasant sitting rooms, smaller one with french doors & piano, and one with well stocked book shelves and window seat giving views over parkland.
CD player, WiFi. Digital projector on request.
WiFi available.
Separate from house with table tennis and table football. Can be used as a meeting room/workshop. space - can be set up to seat 80, electric heaters.
Central heating throughout. Camp Fires are available and firewood will be provided on request for a donation.
Sleeps 53. 1st floor sleeps 39: 4 dormitories sleeping 10,10, 8 & 5 plus two twin rooms and a dble. 2nd floor sleeps 14: 1 dble, 4 twin, 1 twin +bunks
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 bathrooms each 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, playing field, camp fires, adventure play, nature trail, barbecue, gardens, picnic tables. Can organise outdoor family activities
No, but it is possible to book sessions at a private pool nearby; also an open air pool in Beccles and a public pool in Bungay all within 3 miles.
Private parking both close to house for 12 cars or coach and in field for up to 30 cars depending on conditions
No smoking in the buildings.
Sorry no pets in the house or grounds.


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 shops e.g. butchers. Boots, variety of restaurants and bars. Supermarkets will deliver to the Hall.
Village pub 2 miles, lots of eating places in Beccles including riverside hotel- Waveney House, Takeaways aplenty.

Booking Information

For prices and booking form please contact us by sending an enquiring or calling the contact number.
W/E bookings run from 4pm Fri to 4pm Sun.
Full Week bookings from 11 am on arrival day to 11am on day of departure
Deposit and booking form to be received within two weeks to secure booking.

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.
Norwich 40 mins. Stanstead 2 hours.

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Ringsfield Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia

David Townend

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