About Us

Birch Hall is a Christian outdoor education centre for all ages to have fun, to learn, to develop confidence and to spend time enjoying this beautiful part of the Essex coast. At Birch Hall we run activities that encourage young people and adults to take up the challenges that life presents them and live it to the full.

Our activities are designed for school groups, other organisations and private parties and involve a range of education and  adventure to build teamwork, confidence and self-esteem. Activities are tailored to the needs of each group and are selected so that they will best meet their aims.

Currently we are a non-residential centre although a camp-site is available for groups who can provide their own camping accommodation and catering. We can provide a location for field studies, residential weekends and activity weeks.

The Centre Director, Alex Phillips, spent 19 years as a secondary school teacher teaching design technology and ICT.  He headed up departments at Haileybury and Ipswich School and also coached Rugby, Hockey and Sailing. He completed a Masters in 2005 in Leadership and Management.  He gave up his teaching job in 2013 to start up Birch Hall Adventures. As of Summer 2015 over 1000 people have now visited the centre.


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Can you remember where you were on 19th September 1970? Many of those that can will tell you they were at the very first Glastonbury Festival. Be there on the 15th September 2017 and say in years to come that you were there at the first Intrepid Festival!! ... See MoreSee Less

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New season and NEW climbers welcome! Sessions are perfect for beginner to moderate climbing in a friendly low key environment. £5 per session. ... See MoreSee Less

Climbing! Monday evening (13+) session 7:30-9:30pm and Tuesday Morning (ladies only) session 9:15-11:15am . New and occasional climbers always welcome. So pleased to be in our 2nd Climbing season at B...

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Climbing Club starts up again next week. Monday night at 7:30-9:30pm for anyone 13 or over and Tuesday morning 9:15-11:15am for ladies only. Come and try it out, its great all round fitness. ... See MoreSee Less

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