Grangewaters outdoor education centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Grangewaters

Following government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), Grangewaters is closed from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Your safety and that of our staff is our highest priority. If you already have a booking, please contact us so we can rearrange your activity date or refund your payment.


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.