The Swanage Centre, Swanage, Dorset for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centres
Large Group Accommodation for Field Trips, Outdoor Activities and Sports Events

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Swanage Centre, Swanage, Dorset , sleeps 10-250 in 143 bedrooms.

In support of the government initiative, Learning Outside the Classroom, The Swanage Centre, part of Harrow House Services Ltd (Harrow House) is making itself available as a residential facility ideal for schools and tertiary education providers.

With excellent facilities and a convenient location, The Swanage Centre is a perfect base for any group. Whether it is to accommodate a field trip, outdoor activities, sports, history or an art group, it is a multipurpose facility to rival any.

Our completely enclosed site is set in 7 acres of private land with clearly defined borders. The beach & town are within 10 minutes walking distance.

Our extensive range of security features include over 26 cameras both internal and external that form a comprehensive network of monitored CCTV. A swipe card system controls entry into the residential buildings and offers the option to separate male and female dormitory areas.

Harrow House provides high quality full board accommodation at a competitive price. Bedrooms are spacious dormitories sleeping from 2-6 per room.

The site has permanent residential staff who are clearly identified by their uniform and name badges and are available for 24-hour support.

All academic and study needs are provided for, with over 30 purposed built classrooms with IWBs, 2 ICT suites, WiFi connection in areas of the main building, presentation rooms with projectors, and two large meeting rooms.

The quality of the site will give you the flexibility to design and deliver a varied and challenging programme knowing that you will be provided with first class facilities. We have optional add-ons - subject to availability and nominal supervisory costs. You can pick and choose the use of the extra facilities and services to meet your needs.


We provide high quality full board accommodation. The kitchen is not available to the public. We do not have self-catering facilities.
A self service modern and spacious cafeteria.
There is a teacher/leaders' lounge with WiFi, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
We have 1 mini cinema room and an option to use a disco area (quality lights and sound).
Wi-Fi in areas of the main building and 2 Internet suites.
Our games room has 5 pool tables, table football, table tennis and darts.
Central heating throughout the buildings.
Bedrooms sleep 2-6 per room. En-suite rooms are available. All rooms are operated by a pin code system. There is a separate area of boys and girls.
Sheets, linen and duvets are provided. Beds are made up prior to arrival. Towels are not provided.
Bathrooms and showers are located close to each dormitory. Toiletries are not provided
No special facilities
We have a range of junior games and sports facilities available to hire.
Sporting facilities include tennis & basketball courts, indoor & outdoor multi-purpose astro pitches (badminton, volleyball, football, tennis).
Heated and covered swimming pool.
Yes, but, parking must be booked prior to arrival.
Small designated covered smoking area at rear of site.
We do not accommodate pets.


Swanage is on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. It is on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Swanage. The beach and town are within a 10- minute walk from the site.
On site for sweets, soft drinks, emergency toiletries, promotional items, stationery etc. Supermarkets and town centre is a 10-minute walk.
Bar on-site serving alcohol in the evenings (for over 18's only). The town has many pubs and restaurants.

Booking Information

From £43plus vat per night.

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

Getting here

Harrow Drive
BH19 1PE
United Kingdom
Swanage Town

Rental Rates

£42 + VAT per person, per night

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The Swanage Centre, Swanage, Dorset

Ben Hodder (Residential Manager)

Joined us: 2010
+44 (0)1929 475 081
Harrow Drive
BH19 1PE
United Kingdom