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

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Find & contact

Essex Outdoors Bradwell, Waterside Road, Southminster, Essex, England, CM0 7QY
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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.

For further information about Essex Outdoors, please get in touch. or call on 0345 200 4220.


  • 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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Where to find us

Featured events at Essex Outdoors Bradwell Centre

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Essex Outdoors Bradwell: Family Powerboating Experience Days

Take to the water on a powerboat to experience a day on the River Blackwater with your family.

  • Dates:
    • June 29, 2024
    • June 30, 2024
    • July 27, 2024
    • August 10, 2024
    • August 11, 2024
  • Venue: Essex Outdoors Bradwell
  • Times: 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £280 for up to seven people.
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Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days: Bradwell

Our action packed activity day experiences run at our Bradwell Centre during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors.

  • Dates:
    • July 24 - 25, 2024
    • July 25 - 26, 2024
    • July 26 - 27, 2024
    • August 6 - 7, 2024
    • August 7 - 8, 2024
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  • Venue: Essex Outdoors Bradwell
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8-16
  • Price: Price: £40.00 per child per day. Buy four days get the fifth free. To book this offer please call the centre on 01621 776256.

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