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Hudnall Park Field Studies Centre

Managed by YC Hertfordshire , Hudnall Park is set in 85 acres of broad-leaf woodland and meadow on the edge of the Chiltern Hills just 10 minutes from Hemel Hempstead. The centre offers a safe and supportive environment with tailored made programmes designed to develop children and young people’s educational, personal and social skills.

Hudnall ParkWith over 40 years experience in the provision of safe and enjoyable visits, the Centre offers a range of activities from outdoor adventurous activities to curriculum enhancing studies, designed to develop children’s skills and self confidence.

The Centre is based in a former 1930’s art-deco mansion and lodge house, and offers comfortable, modern accommodation for up to 60 guests. All bedrooms are centrally heated and are available for use throughout the year. Both buildings offer new modern bathrooms with separate power showers or wet rooms.

A level students at Hudnall ParkWe have a fully equipped classroom and comfortable lounge and dining areas. Comfortable common rooms are available with various indoor recreational facilities, whilst the extensive grounds include a football pitch, archery range, low ropes course, mountain biking and zip line.

Catering staff who savour a reputation for good wholesome food and friendly service provide meals for visitors. A wide and varied menu is on offer and caters for vegetarians and those with special dietary needs.

A 17-seater minibus is available for visitor use.

Hudnall Park offers day visits and residentials throughout the year in comfortable surroundings. In addition to the grounds, the facilities include a number of rooms which are suitable for group work, training sessions, meetings, activities and learning workshops. The recently refurbished kitchen is available for groups who wish to self-cater or deliver programmes around healthy living. This year has seen the opening of a new shower block which is accessible for young people with limited mobility and available for those who wish to camp at the site including Duke of Edinburgh Award groups.

Skilled and qualified staff support and encourage the development of personal and social skills through the delivery of a wide range of activities. Programmes are designed to improve children and young people’s life skills which are essential for managing relationships at home and school, preparing them for independent living and negotiating the world of work. Activities on offer include archery, mountain biking, low ropes, map reading, shelter building, orienteering, orienteering, woodland art, habitat studies, team challenges and problem solving. A full list of all activities can be found on the:

Here is what some groups have said about Hudnall Park:

“High quality tuition and sites for fieldwork investigations. Great support.” Watford Grammar School for Boys

“A fantastic experience for the children, both in terms of academic and social development. Feedback from parents very positive.” Tanners Wood JMI School

“The learning outcomes were really good for the children, and their interest was kept throughout. The tutor gave them their time and attention so we feel the day’s learning outcomes were met fully." Watford Mencap

“The tuition was excellent and the young people learnt a great deal. The grounds looked fantastic and still managed to retain a wild essence in addition to being safe and tidy. I think it is extremely good value for money and hope to use it again in the future.” Hertfordshire’s Virtual School for Children Looked After

“Adaptations were made for SEN students and the translation to four different languages was superb.” Lakeside School, June 2017

“The course content was very relevant to our young people.” Roman Fields Pupil Referral Unit, October 2016

“The course content matched well with the requirements of our BTEC Communications and Employability Skills Unit.” West Herts College, October 2016

“Perfect for Year 6 topic on rivers. Great fieldwork activities.” Aldenham Prep, October 2016

“The course covered everything we asked for. Great mix of active, practical and some Q & A. Very good variety of activities.” Milton Keynes Prep School, April 2017

“The activities are educational and the building is super. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be booking up for next year.” St Michael's C of E Combined School

“A fantastic experience for the children both in terms of academic and social development. Feedback from parents has been very positive.” Tanner Wood JMI School

“I think Hudnall Park is extremely good value for money and hope to use it again in the future.” Virtual School Achievement for Children Looked After

“Very good balance of activities that has developed different aspects of the children.” Abel Smith School, June 2016

“Excellent experiential learning.” St Thomas Moore School, March 2017

“Students became visibly more confident in their independence over duration of our stay.” Chorleywood Primary School, May 2016

“I think Hudnall Park is extremely good value for money and hope to use it again in the future.” Virtual School (Achievement for Children Looked After)*, 2015

“A fantastic experience for the children both in terms of academic and social development. Feedback from parents has been very positive.” Tanner Wood JMI School, 2015,

“The learning outcomes were really good for the young people and their interest was kept throughout. The instructor gave them time and attention so we feel the day’s learning outcomes were met fully.” Watford Mencap, 2015

outcomes were met fully.” Watford Mencap, 2015 If your service or team is looking for ways to captivate children and young people, improve their group work abilities, develop their communication and interpersonal skills, reward them for their hard work or to offer them a chance to experience something new then Hudnall Park is an ideal option.

To find out more about Hudnall Park visit:

 

General Information / Accommodation / Forms / Risk Assessments

 

 

General Information

Hudnall Park Residential Activities 2017
Hudnall Park Information Booklet 2017 (including map of location) updated
Information for Parents 2017 updated
Hudnall Park Policy for Positive Behaviour and Discipline 2017
Hudnall Park Rules and Information for Pupils
Residential Meal Choices
Hudnall Park Residential Review 2017
Hudnall Park Day Visit Quality Review 2017
Hudnall Park Public Liability Insurance Certificate
Policy Statement for Management of LOtC and Offsite Visits - May 2012

The Policy Statement and a link to the national guidance can be found on Herts Direct at:

 

Accommodation

Hudnall Park First Floor Accommodation 2017 - Main Centre
Hudnall Park Accommodation 2017- The Lodge

 

Forms

Form OV6 - Providers Assessment Form 2017 updated
Parental Consent Form (OV 7A) & Self Consent Form (OV 7B)

You will need this to complete the final information form and summary of participants form:

Summary of Visit Participants (OV 8)

You will need to provide a copy of this to the Centre on arrival:

Emergency Contact Information (OV 9)
Pre- Visit Residential Questionnaire 2017
Pre-Visit Questionnaire 2017
Booking Form for Additional Staff Support

 

Risk Assessments

Risk assessment forms for a range of activities at Hudnall Park can be downloaded from: