Booking and pricing

Booking and pricing information for schools

School residential bookings can be made for the current and following academic year. Available slots are booked up quickly, particularly for slots within the summer term.

Due to the sole residential usage we offer, we vary our prices based on the number of children attending the visit.

The following prices are indicative and based on groups of 27 or higher. The price per head will increase for smaller groups.

Pricelist - 2023/2024

Zone Month Indicative price
A December to early January from £120 per head
B late January to mid February, September to November from £141 per head
C late February to early April from £150 per head
D mid April to late July from £160 per head

These prices represent the cost for a fully catered, three-day, two-night visit for key stage 1 or 2 children, arriving at approximately 10:30am on day 1 and departing at 2:00pm on day 3. Accompanying adults are free of charge.

This includes all food and accommodation for resident group members, as well as all teaching costs. Our linked charity offers a bursary for children on free school meals, granting a 15% discount for residential visits.

If your intended trip does not fit within this pattern, contact the Minstead Study Centre office team.

Pricing for day visits

Standard day visits take place from approximately 9:30am to 2:30pm. The price for these visits is £11 per head.

Depending on residential occupancy, we can also occasionally offer longer day visits, which take place until 5pm. The price for these visits is £17.50 per head.

Much longer day visits which include an outdoor cooked evening meal, evening activity, and campfire to finish the day take place until 8pm. The price for these visits is £30 per head.

Day visit bookings are adapted around the activities being undertaken by residential groups. As a result, not all types of day visit are available each day.

Contact the Minstead Study Centre team to check for available dates and pricing.

How does Minstead operate?

Minstead Study Centre operates as a non-profit trading unit within Hampshire County Council.

We know that the service we offer is high-standard and competitively priced, and consider that the life changing experiences we offer children and young people is very good value for money.

Two children at Minstead Study Centre
Berries growing at Minstead Study Centre

Contact details

Contact the Minstead Study Centre office team to check for available dates and relevant pricing, or for any further information:

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If you do wish to make a booking, our office staff will be happy to take a provisional booking over the phone.