This Saturday (18th July), the National Trust children’s outdoor learning centre in Brancaster Staithe harbour on the Norfolk coast — Brancaster Activity Centre — is officially re-opening to the public.

The centre is re-opening after eighteen months of closure following a devastating tidal surge in December 2013 with the support of National Trust’s corporate partner, Panasonic. Thanks to National Trust staff, volunteers, and partners like Panasonic, the centre has been repaired and redesigned with new fixtures and appliances.

Common room

“It’s great to have visitors back in the Brancaster Activity Centre and to have the building buzzing with happy children again” says Katherine Tofield, Outdoor Learning Centre Manager.

“The team has worked really hard to get the centre up and running, and we’re really pleased with the result. We’re grateful to Panasonic for providing such a fantastic array of technologies and energy-efficient home appliances for our centre. We’re looking forward to welcoming many more visitors in the future.”


Moving forwards, the team at Brancaster Activity Centre hopes to attract more visitors and new schools to capitalise on the fantastic tourism potential of the Norfolk coast.

You can find out more about the facilities at the activity centre here.