Burwell House has been a fantastic venue for a wide variety of residential and non-residential courses for fifty years.
Providing a venue for an array of catered and self-catered, taught and self-led, residential and day courses, for children, young people and adults, we offer a flexible service to fulfil a very wide range of groups’ requirements.
Built in the late 1700’s and owned by Cambridgeshire County Council since 1965, Burwell House retains the atmosphere of a large family home, whilst catering for the needs of today’s customers.
Situated in the village of Burwell, on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border, we have excellent transport links to the whole of East Anglia and beyond via the A14 and the M11.
Downstairs the house has 2 lounges, conservatory, seminar rooms, TV studio and craft studio – a variety of flexible internal spaces which can be used in a variety of ways. Upstairs, our 11 comfortable bedrooms range from twin-bedded rooms to larger dormitories, sleeping up to 60 people in total. All bedrooms have access to toilets and showers and all bed linen is provided.
Three acres of landscaped gardens, including many specimen trees, an orchard, meadows, a wildlife pond and a wide array of sculptures complement the house in offering a relaxed and informal setting for groups of all ages and backgrounds.
For KS1 and KS2 children our full-time education team, all qualified teachers, offer a completely flexible and non-prescriptive partnership, tailoring a programme for your group with your staff. We offer a wider range of creative indoor and outdoor activities across a range of curriculum areas – geography, history, science and art, and work in our on-site TV Studio. From the planning of a timetable, preparation of resources beforehand, and throughout the visit itself, our team will ensure everything possible is done to help every child make the most from their stay.
As a non-taught weekend and holiday venue, the Centre can provide a perfect base for groups wanting to stay in a self-contained venue and make the most of the local area – with Cambridge and Ely less than 10 miles away.