Essex Outdoors Bradwell

The Essex Outdoors centre at Bradwell is a coastal outdoor education centre, based on the River Blackwater Estuary, a lovely stretch of sheltered tidal water on the east coast of Essex. Delivering high-quality residential and day-based outdoor education programmes, Bradwell is recognised as a leading provider of sailing, yachting and water sport activities. The small waterside site packs in a lot: full residential facilities in our main building plus extra spaces in our new onsite tent village.

At a glance

Opening times

Currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health threat

(Not open to public unless pre-booked)

Find & contact

Essex Outdoors Bradwell, Waterside Road, Southminster, Essex, England, CM0 7QY
Get directions

01621 776256

Parking & prices

Customer parking only, public parking not available. Bespoke residential and non-residential packages can be booked direct.

How to pay

Visit to book or enquire.


  • Archery
  • Boating trips
  • Bridge Build
  • Bushcraft
  • Canoeing
  • Coastal Discovery
  • Crabbing
  • Dinghy Sailing
  • Drone Flying
  • First Aid
  • High Ropes
  • Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Power Kites
  • Powerboating
  • Raft Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Challenge


  • Camping in patrol tents
  • Self-contained accommodation building
  • Dining room
  • Classroom
  • Games rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

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