Holiday, activity and retreat centres re-opening
Christian conference, activity, holiday and retreat centres across Norfolk and North Suffolk are re-opening after a year of lockdown restrictions and are set to welcome guests once again.
The Horstead Centre activity centre, near Coltishall is re-opening from April, offering a new range of bespoke Activity Days and Experiences for small groups and families as well as for larger groups and schools.
Centre Manager, Will Mills, said: “We have over 20 activities to choose from all based in our beautiful, enclosed grounds on the River Bure. For residential stays, we are offering sole occupancy of our house and grounds, and our experienced team have a thorough Covid-secure plan in place. We have some availability here in June, July, August, Sept and October.
“We are open all year round and are ready to help visitors design and enjoy whatever experience they have in mind this year. Please get in touch to discuss how a visit to Horstead can be something for you to look forward to in 2021.”
After a year of lockdown, young people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness and depression like never before according to the Christian Conference Trust (CCT). Getting them out of the house, away from screens and back together in person has never been so important.
The CCT runs the Belsey Bridge Christian conference centre on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and this summer they are offering all-inclusive youth group breaks for only £56 per person, per night.
Head of Sales & Marketing, Mark Rowe, said: “Your youth group will love waking up in comfortable bedrooms to enjoy a cooked breakfast, acres of open space to let off steam, a hearty lunch, a meeting hall with quality video and sound equipment and an evening meal of restaurant-quality food.
“There will be no making sandwiches, no washing up, no making beds and no putting up tents at Belsey Bridge - leaving you free to spend quality time with your young people as they develop relationships face-to-face, away from their everyday routine.”
Spaces are limited, so call Christian Conference Trust today on 0300 111 4444 or visit www.belseybridge.org.uk to benefit from this reopening offer.
Quiet Waters Christian Retreat House on the Norfolk/Suffolk border is set to reopen in May and is now taking provisional bookings from May 17.
Phil Perry from Quiet Waters, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming our guests through the door and returning to the daily rhythm of life here. We are still very aware of our Covid responsibilities and most of the systems we put in place to open last summer will still be running, which we will continue to keep under review.
“If you are longing to get away and spend time with God please get in touch to book your stay, or for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.”
The team at Quiet Waters has spent the last few months modernising a new apartment ready for it to be available for self-catering retreats from May.
“This is a new direction for us and we hope it will appeal to people seeking a longer stay. Perhaps those returning from the mission field or ministers on sabbatical,” said Phil.
Christian Conference Centre Letton Hall, located near Shipdam in mid-Norfolk, is reopening the hall at the end of June. Assistant Centre Manager, Tim Blanche, said: “We have been truly amazed over the last year with the way in which the Trust has been provided for.
“It is great to now be opening again so that people can gather together and enjoy fellowship together and time with God as a group. Something that we have all missed!”
Letton Hall has some availability throughout the summer and autumn months for church groups, youth group and even breaks for families.
The Pleasaunce Christian Endeavour Holiday Centre in North Norfolk is also re-opening in May but is already fully booked for 2021 with groups re-booked from last year, said Centre Manager Jillian Orme.