Youth Groups


Burwell House has been hosting residential courses for all kinds of youth and community groups since it first opened in 1965.

From music and drama to first-aid, religious retreat to arts and crafts, we believe we provide an ideal venue to host your youth group’s course.  Your group will have sole residential use of our Centre, with support from our fantastic staff team.

The house

Downstairs there are 2 lounges and one ‘classroom’ – each suitable as social spaces, meeting rooms, rehearsal rooms or other activity space. There are also a number of ‘satellite’ buildings, including a craft studio.

Sleeping accommodation

The house has up to 62 beds in 11 rooms – normally used as 4 leaders rooms (for space for up to 9 leaders if required) and 7 participants rooms (with space for up to 53).  In addition, one of our downstairs reception rooms can be converted to a downstairs bedroom for up to 6 if required – particularly useful for any participants with mobility issues for who the stairs might be difficult.  On occasion groups have supplemented the sleeping facilities by having course participants camp or caravan in the garden.  Please call us if this is something you’re interested in.


We can provide a fully catered course, providing home cooked meals for your group.  Our food has a fantastic reputation and we are happy to discuss with you the types of food you might wish to have during your stay with us.  Alternatively, if you would prefer, self catering is also possible – with full access to our professionally equipped kitchen.  For details on this self catering option – please click here.

Prices and availability

The Centre is open 7 days a week; 51 weeks of the year and welcomes groups both mid-week and at weekends.  Calendars are always open for the two academic years ahead of the current year. Prices vary depending on the number of participants on the course. For further details and a quote to match your requirements, please contact us – or 01638 741256

Downloads for groups who have a booking with us.

There will need completing and returning to us 2 weeks before your course.

Catered group – Downstairs room set ups

Bedroom plan and nominal role

Special Dietary Requirements – Youth and Adult