Grangewaters outdoor education centre


Grangewaters is a year-round outdoor education centre set in Thurrock's countryside. Covering more than 70 acres, we have natural woodland, open grassland, 2 lakes, activity areas and accommodation.

Enjoy our wide range of activities

  • abseiling
  • archery
  • bushcraft
  • campcraft
  • canoeing
  • canoe rafting
  • cave ladder climbing
  • climbing
  • dinghy sailing
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award training
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions
  • expedition training
  • first aid training
  • funboards
  • high ropes – 4 different activities
  • kayaking
  • longboat sailing
  • mountain biking
  • navigation
  • open water swimming
  • orienteering
  • pioneering
  • powerboat driving
  • raft building
  • stand-up paddleboarding
  • team building
  • woodland management
  • zip line – over 200m

Our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page has information on extra safety arrangements.

VIP offer for families

With our VIP offer for 2021, you can book up to a whole day of any of these activities for your family and get the instructor all to yourself – no sharing with other individuals or groups!

Check our prices for great family visits and contact us below to book your place.

Easy access

We try to make sure that all our activity areas are accessible. A range of specialist equipment is on hand, such as hoists and activity equipment designed for people with mobility issues. Accessible accommodation is available for residential visits.

Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre
Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 6RS

: 01708 855 228


The centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and for pre-booked activities at weekends.

Our office is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, for bookings and enquiries.