An historical gem set in the Somerset countryside, less than a mile from the beach and at the foot of the picturesque Quantock Hills. Kilve Court is a Georgian country house with modern extensions, situated in 40 acres of wooded grounds and gardens.

About Kilve Court


The Outdoor Centre is a separate centre within the grounds of Kilve Court, and can accommodate up to 76 people in heated cabins with a modern central hall.

About the Outdoor Centre


The Camp is set at the foot of the Quantock hills. It is surrounded by an array of trees and is swarming with wildlife.

About Great Wood


Charterhouse is located approximately 30 minutes south of Bristol and is set in the heart of the Mendip Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is ideally situated for groups wanting to take advantage of the fantastic walks, local caves and climbing venues the area has to offer.

About Charterhouse

Welcome to our Somerset Centres

We have four residential and outdoor education centres, Kilve Court, The Outdoor Centre, Great Wood in the Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Charterhouse on the Mendip Hills, 20 minutes from Bristol.

We offer a range of package options to meet your needs, whether you’re coming on a school residential, one of our holiday camps, trying new activities like climbing, fossil hunting or pond dipping, or need accommodation in rural Somerset. The duration of your trip is up to you, you can come for a day, a weekend, half week or a week.
For our holiday camps there is a bursary available to give a helping hand if money is tight.


SSE Outdoors Covid-19 Pledge: September 2020

At SSE Outdoors we appreciate that our customers may, in these exceptional times, feel nervous about booking school or group trips.

To address this from the outset and to allay any concerns, the following changes were made to our policy:

Outdoor learning – Top Tips for TA’s and Teachers during COVID19

Daniel Moncrieff, Head of SSE Outdoors, has been working incredibly hard with multiple people, agencies and services to come up with creative solutions for TA’s and teachers during COVID 19.Following an online training session yesterday #SSE have uploaded a video jam packed with ideas …

SSE Outdoors during COVID 19

Listen to Frances Nicholson, lead member of Children’s Services at Somerset County Council, talking about all the essential work we are doing with vulnerable children during Covid 19 on BBC Radio Somerset!

Click here to listen in! (segment starts at …

SSE Outdoors – Grants

Whilst we are all stuck at home there is one bit of very good news for when we are all able to get out and about again!

Did you know there are numerous grants available to help educational groups with …

What else we can offer you…

Holiday Courses for All Ages

Kilve Court offers enrichment courses for all students, from outdoor activities to fun and learning with tutors. Check out our courses, and for more details please get in touch.


Our centres are all situated in unique settings and can provide a number of workrooms for groups small and large. Kilve Court, The Outdoor Centre and Charterhouse Centre all have great facilities and resources available and we can provide refreshments and lunch too.

Do your own thing

Looking for a base to do your own thing? Whether you want to host a music or poetry weekend for adults, or you’re looking for a place to bring students so they can revise and study for exams, we can offer groups full catering, work rooms and accommodation (bed linen can be provided if needed). If you wanted to break up the day with an outdoor activity or art/clay workshop, we can provide this for you. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and check availability of our centres.

Team Building Days and Corporate Away Days

Looking to motivate your team? Why not get in touch and tell us what you want to achieve? Bring staff together and take part in a bespoke day course designed to suit your needs.