Grangewaters outdoor education centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grangewaters activities

Our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page gives advice on how we're working to keep you and our staff safe. In line with government guidance, we are still open as an education setting for vulnerable groups. Contact us to ask how we can help your learners through this challenging time.


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.


Come to Grangewaters and enjoy:

  • 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

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.