Norfolk beach

Wild East Residential

This action-packed residential experience offers an introduction to looking after the Broads National Park 

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Don't miss this exciting, action-packed residential experience.

The two-day programme will cover the history, heritage, wildlife and special qualities of this nationally important wetland and coast.

This opportunity is provided by Broads National Park.


  • Type: One-night residential
  • Dates: Various - see details
  • Location: Norfolk
  • Cost: Free (fully funded)
  • Suitable for: Groups aged 7 - 14 years

About this opportunity

This one-night residential will introduce participants to the Broads National Park. It also offers the opportunity to get involved with practical conservation work to help manage the Broads.

Participants will:

  • learn about the origins of the Broads and the importance of peat
  • go geocaching
  • carry out wildlife surveys
  • get hands-on practical countryside skills in a spectacular fenland environment

There will also be opportunities for exciting coastal investigations. Programmes will be developed collaboratively according to specific requirements of the group and the season, and could include elements of team building, bushcraft, cooking, dark skies and boat trips as well as outdoor discovery activities.

Need to know

How it works

Activities vary by season but may include:

  • geocaching
  • practical conservation
  • peat discovery
  • wildlife surveys
  • night activities
  • boat trips

Learning outcomes

Participants will benefit from:

  • discovery of the special qualities of the Broads
  • geographical and scientific understanding
  • practical conservation skills
  • health and wellbeing benefits of working outdoors in nature
  • communication skills
  • team work skills
  • self-confidence
  • nature awareness

What to bring

As a guide, participants will need to bring outdoor clothing (weather dependent) including waterproofs and suitable footwear, such as old trainers and/or walking boots. Plus hats, gloves, clothing/equipment for a one-night residential stay and any necessary medication.

All safety and personal protective equipment and specialist equipment will be provided.

Access guidance

To discuss specific requirements, please email [email protected].

Dates and location

Activities will take place at various sites within the Broads National Park.

YHA Sheringham

Sheringham, NR26 8HX

  • 13th - 14th September 2021
  • 14th - 15th September 2021
  • 27th - 28th September 2021
  • 28th - 29th September 2021
  • 4th - 5th October 2021
  • 5th - 6th October 2021

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