Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre offers outdoor and adventurous activities at Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse just on the outskirts of Norwich.

Start the new year or a new class with a day of outdoor activity challenges. Working in small teams with a series of mini activities and problem solving – this is the original team-building experience.

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre provides high quality outdoor education programmes for children, young people and the wider community.

Delivering a range of land and water based outdoor and adventurous activities, with an educational programme for 8 to 19 years.

The Centre and Country Park offers:

  • Modern purpose built centre
  • Over a mile of sheltered open water
  • Access to the rivers Wensum and Yare
  • 280 acres of water, woodland and meadow to explore
  • Easy access from any route by road, bus, bike and river
  • Independent camp site available

Download the Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre brochure

Children’s University Learning Destination

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is a Learning Destination for Norfolk’s Children’s University which offers 8 - 14 year olds exciting and innovative activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Providing opportunities for young people to complete the sections for Volunteering, Physical and Skills across all levels of the award. Camp site is available within the Country Park for school expedition training.

Free teacher twilight taster sessions

Never been to Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre before? Come along to one of our free twilight tasters and enjoy a tour of the centre and country park, find out what we can deliver and have a go at the activities.

Limited spaces – book now.


For more information contact the team on 01603 632307 or use the button on the right.

Safety information

All activities delivered at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre and other venues under the Outdoor Education programme comply with the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) and with the Adventurous Activity Licensing Authority (AALA).

All staff hold the relevant qualifications for the discipline they deliver together with a current first aid certificate.

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre have completed a Norfolk County Council's provider contract which has been accepted and authorised by the Educational Visits Adviser. As a result, Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre is listed as an approved LA provider within the EVOLVE online approval system.

Our Visiting Group Safety Information pack is available to download below. The document gives details of safety information, responsibility for visiting group leaders and more. However, should you have any questions remaining then call the centre direct on 01603 632307.

Visiting Group Safety Information