Teachers are well-versed in the fact that school trips contribute significantly to the personal development of children, this helps to improve leadership skills and team work, as well as trust and respect amongst their peers and teachers. For many, this is an opportunity to shine outside of the classroom as well as gaining valuable experiences from cultural visits and social skills learning.
Cober Hill has a wealth of experience and expertise with facilities and resources for education groups and is perfect for school residential visits. We are found just less than 6 miles north of Scarborough and 12 miles south of Whitby, in a pleasant secluded but secure setting on the outskirts of the village of Cloughton. We are also within easy walking distance of the sea.
Situated within the North York Moors, Cober Hill also sits upon the Cleveland Way and the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line; the Cinder Track, both hugely popular for outdoor activities.
Why choose Cober Hill?
Cober Hill has much to offer educational parties, including fantastic en-suite accommodation, on site facilities, 6 acres of grounds, and the surrounding area is particularly rich in learning opportunities.
This applies equally to all ages of school groups, from primary and junior schools to students from establishments of further and higher education, who may well be carrying out graduate of even post graduate studies.
There are two buildings with 67 en-suite bedrooms, accommodating a maximum of 140 children and teachers. The bedrooms vary in size; some are large enough for four or more students, whilst there are also single occupancy rooms for teaching and support staff. A large hall, a Theatre with stage and a conservatory provide perfect classroom settings, and can act as base rooms. We also have a choice of 6 lounge areas for places to relax, which all have a television for down-time. There are two large dining rooms, and the catering team provide a variety of nutritious and balanced meals. We are happy to cater for any medical allergies and diets. The extensive grounds are great for educational purposes and study opportunities. In addition, you can take advantage of one of the numerous orienteering trails that have been created or the local village trails created with school groups in mind.
Our experienced conference co-ordinators are available throughout every stage of the planning of the trip, assisting with room allocations, special needs, dietary requirements, classroom layout and set up. Staff are also available to assist and advise during your visit to ensure it runs smoothly.
At Cober Hill we take the safety and security of our staff and guests very seriously, and offer assistance and advice with risk assessments.
Cober Hill offers a wide range of activities and educational resources for your visit.
In the Grounds we have;
• Orienteering Course
• Croquet Lawn
• Games Room
• Hard surface court area for tennis, basketball and 5 a side football
• Large secret garden with a lawn area available for your use
We are situated –
• At the edge of the N.Y. moors
• Close to Dalby Forest
• Alongside the Dinosaur Coast
• Within easy reach of Bempton Cliffs RSPB site
We are close to-
• Scarborough Castle
• Whitby Abbey
• Ravenscar (The Town that never was)
• North Yorkshire Moors Visitor Centre
• Pickering Castle
• Ryedale Folk Museum
• Llama Trekking
• Robin Hood’s Bay
• Sea-Life Centre (Scarborough)
• Eden Camp, 2nd World War museum
We are happy to arrange the following extra activities at a cost:
• Guide Dogs for the Blind
• Birds of Prey and Reptile Experience
• Pottery Painting
• Bead Making
• Fossil Hunting
Why not explore the stunning local countryside, sea views and attractions of the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors?
Our location, price, facilities and people are what separates Cober Hill from the rest. For over 95 years we have been organising educational visits, with many returning year on year.
We really are the perfect place to visit. We can tailor to each school’s specific needs ensuring they get the maximum out of their stay. We can recommend local attractions and help organize your stay, ensuring you leave with fond memories and can’t wait to return for your next visit!
Please contact reception for the latest prices and a tailored package.
"The settings, grounds and theatre are all a perfect set up for a school party. The food is excellent, service is brilliant and having our own annex made it easy to manage. Thank you! "
Victoria Academy - June 2018
"We love coming each year, all the staff are really friendly and accommodating!"
Summerfield's Academy - January 2018
"Cober Hill has great accommodation, facilities & food and is set in wonderful secure grounds. In close proximity to some of North Yorkshire's finest landscapes, wildlife & attractions."
Mr Lee - Gilthill Primary School - March 2017