Bawdsey Manor
Suffolk, England

for international students

About Bawdsey Manor

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this stunning 144 acre adventure camp is easily accessible from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and is the perfect base for groups wanting to explore England’s capital as well as the historic city of Cambridge which is nearby.

Bawdsey Manor has already been operating successful English Language Programmes for international schools for a number of years and is well-equipped, with plenty of classroom space for study sessions and comfortable accommodation for students and teachers.

There is a wide range of challenging adventure activities for students to enjoy between study sessions, and great facilities, including a sports hall/gym, playing fields and beautiful beaches with panoramic views along the coastline.

It really is a beautiful location for students to get a taste of English culture and heritage; the manor house itself is full of history, and students will enjoy exploring the extensive grounds after an action-packed day.

See Bawdsey Manor from the air in this recent video here


Accommodation Blocks

  • Students - En suite rooms with bunk beds sleep 4-8
  • Party Leaders - En suite twin & single rooms

Manor House

  • Students - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 4-10 (showers and toilets located close by)
  • Party Leaders - En suite twin & single rooms


Chalet-style tents with solid bases and frame beds

  • Groups - 4-5 per tent
  • Leaders - 1 or 2 per tent

Showers and toilets are located close by with separate facilities for party leaders


  • Playing fields
  • Meeting rooms / classrooms
  • Sports hall
  • Shop
  • Leaders’ lounges
  • Beaches

Sample Day

Sample day for International Students at Bawdsey Manor
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Activity sessions, English lessons or excursions
12.30 - 14.00 Hot lunch on centre or packed lunch on a trip
14.15 - 17.30 Activity sessions, English lessons or excursions
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Evening social programme organised by our English-speaking staff, students may mix with English speaking children and further develop their language skills
22.00 Time for bed - back to our comfortable en suite accommodation

Excursions in the South East of England for International Students

Discover the history and culture of the UK with exciting day and half-day excursions.

  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Ipswich
  • Colchester

Activities available

There's a wide range of adventure activities on offer to give your students ideal opportunities to develop fluency and conversational English as they interact with their instructors, peers and the other guests on centre.

And each evening there's a lively evening entertainment programme to enjoy too, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime!

See the evening entertainment available at Bawdsey Manor.

Select an activity for a full description


Healthy food, lots of choice
We’ll give your group plenty of choice at mealtimes and can provide advice on the different options available.

Balanced nutrition
Our meals are all freshly prepared and come with fresh fruit at every meal and our salad bar at lunch and dinner. If they’re still hungry, no problem, we can always provide extra portions.

Support for dietary needs
If any members of your group have special dietary requirements, just speak to a member of our friendly catering team and let us take care of any special requests you may have.

Our high standards
You can be assured that we maintain the highest standards in all areas of our catering facilities. Our dining rooms are well equipped, with friendly and helpful staff available to support the needs of your group. We strive to ensure a great dining experience for all our guests.