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

Essex Outdoors centre reopening from April 2021.

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 www.essexoutdoors.com/bradwell to book or enquire.

Essex Outdoors will be taking a phased approach to reopening, in line with the government’s COVID-19 Roadmap:-

  • From April 6th they will resume the School Holiday Activity Days, plus day bookings for small groups of up to 5 individuals.
  • On April 12ththe Lock Climbing Wall will reopen.
  • From May 17th they hope to resume working with schools and groups, for day visits*
  • And from June 21st Essex Outdoors hope that overnight residential visits will resume*

For further information, please get in touch. hello@essexoutdoors.com or call on 0345 200 4220

*subject to Department for Education (DfE) guidance

Activities

  • 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

Facilities

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

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