Educational Visit Information
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.
Within the grounds, we have:
- Children's Play Area
- Fitness Trail
- 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 North Yorkshire 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
- Robin Hood's Bay
- Sea Life Centre (Scarborough)
- Eden Camp, 2nd World War Museum
We are happy to arrange the following activities at a cost:
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Birds of Prey and Reptile Experience
- 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.
"Fantastic visit,. Staff couldn't do enough! Very well looked after, thank you."
Netherton School - June 2019
"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
2 Night Midweek Getaway
£119.00 per person for a 2 Night Midweek stay on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast tariff.*
* OFFER NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. EXCLUDES GROUP BOOKINGS, CREATIVE HOLIDAYS, SUMMER SEASON, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR DATES.
For group visits, please contact us for prices, availability and to discuss your requirements.
Have some questions or would like to book? You may contact us through the information below.
Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR
"All my guests have been pleasantly surprised with the venue and lovely staff, and I have booked again for next year."Simply Stitch - October 2019
"A wonderful stay. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Wonderful rooms, food etc."Wakefield Quakers - October 2019
"The highlights of my stay were the course that I attended and the lovely people I met. The staff were so friendly and helpful."Gill Savage - October 2019
"Lovely tutor, great company, great new skills to develop."Crafty Cards with Shonagh Moore - October 2019
"All members of the group have enjoyed their stay. The food is excellent and we got the weather that was ordered. We will all be coming back to our second home 'Cober'."Beryl's Painting Group - April 2019
"I would just like to say a big thankyou. My friend and I have just had afternoon tea at Cober Hill and wanted to say we thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing afternoon. The staff are very friendly and we couldn't fault the food. Highly reccommend!"Pat Marsh - April 2019
"The staff were wonderful, they worked hard to make our stay amazing. Thank you!"Arjuna Ishaya - March 2019
"Very helpful but not obtrusive staff. Self service teas & coffees made us feel at home. Wonderful food, gorgeous location and building."Private Guest - March 2019
"We have had a great weekend. I have only had good reports from my friends."Kings Church Darlington - March 2019
"Excellent meeting rooms, bedrooms, food and admin. Thanks for another good stay with you, see you next year."British Lichen Society - March 2019
"It's great value for money, staff are always great, facilities work for us and suit our needs and the location is fantastic."Trish Hobman - January 2019
"We were a party of 10 lady quilters and the theatre room was just right - tea making - washing up places - perfect just down the stairs. The friendlyness of the staff and the freedom to get on with our sewing were both highlights too. You are the best venue I have stayed at. The scenary is magnificent. Don't change."Sandra Whitfield - November 2018
"Everything has been very special! The service and smiles and lovely food at mealtimes, the house and rooms are spotless, and the tremendous atmosphere is very relaxing - especially in the grounds."Richard Gawthorpe Art - September 2018
"Delightful staff and warm atmosphere. The traditional values make this a change from 'modern living'!"Mavis Price - September 2018
"The highlights of my stay were the enduring warmth & friendliness of the place, and the wonderful staff keeping true to the ethos of Cober Hill, striving in the changing world to maintain the high standard."Private Guest - July 2018
"I come to Cober Hill to relax, to walk, to read, to enjoy good food, comfortable sitting rooms and beautiful gardens! Everything of beauty is here. Every creature comfort is provided. Cober Hill is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is also very good value for money."Rosemary Donaldson - July 2018
"We've been coming for the last 12 years and have always appreciated the welcome, care, service and the food!! The time here with you flies by all too quickly, thank you."Bryan and Karen Witty - June 2018
"The highlights of our stay were the wonderful surroundings, the excellent food and the warm, friendly atmosphere created by delightful staff who work so hard to give excellent service. Can't wait to come again next year!"Yorkshire Pastellists - June 2018
"Cober Hill is a very special place - not only the accommodation & facilities, but the staff are so welcoming and all are fabulous with our children. Many thanks to everyone."Mowbray Primary School - May 2018
"It is a beautiful hotel with amazing grounds that the children couldn't wait to explore! Thank you so much for a fantastic stay, the children have loved every minute of it. The prices were reasonable and the facilities were perfect for us!"Todwick Primary School - May 2018
"Large enough for our party, good walking area and reasonably priced. All the staff have been helpful and understanding, patient and polite at all times. Impressed with the spacious rooms - especially singles. The grounds are beautiful and it is very quiet - noticeably at night."Churches Together in Bingham - May 2018
"You ticked all the boxes. I live locally in Scarborough and there is no where better to visit than Cober Hill! You can't improve on perfection - this is Heaven on Earth."Private Guest - May 2018
"I must say having been to Cober Hill since the mid 50s, then working there in the mid 60s, in essence it really doesn't change. The staff have always been friendly, helpful and considerate to the guests needs. This is partly what makes Cober Hill so special. I loved it as a child, as did my children, and now my grandchildren are doing the same - building friendships which last all year until they meet again. I just wish I was able to bottle up the essence of Cober and get it out occasionally when the weather is grey!"Jenny Gladwell - April 2018