Educational Visit Information
Teachers are well-versed in the fact that school trips contribute significantly to the personal development of children, this helps to improve leadership skills and team work, as well as trust and respect amongst their peers and teachers. For many, this is an opportunity to shine outside of the classroom as well as gaining valuable experiences from cultural visits and social skills learning.
Cober Hill has a wealth of experience and expertise with facilities and resources for education groups and is perfect for school residential visits. We are found just less than 6 miles north of Scarborough and 12 miles south of Whitby, in a pleasant secluded but secure setting on the outskirts of the village of Cloughton. We are also within easy walking distance of the sea.
Situated within the North York Moors, Cober Hill also sits upon the Cleveland Way and the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line; the Cinder Track, both hugely popular for outdoor activities.
Why choose Cober Hill?
Cober Hill has much to offer educational parties, including fantastic en-suite accommodation, on site facilities, 6 acres of grounds, and the surrounding area is particularly rich in learning opportunities.
This applies equally to all ages of school groups, from primary and junior schools to students from establishments of further and higher education, who may well be carrying out graduate of even post graduate studies.
There are two buildings with 67 en-suite bedrooms, accommodating a maximum of 140 children and teachers. The bedrooms vary in size; some are large enough for four or more students, whilst there are also single occupancy rooms for teaching and support staff. A large hall, a Theatre with stage and a conservatory provide perfect classroom settings, and can act as base rooms. We also have a choice of 6 lounge areas for places to relax, which all have a television for down-time. There are two large dining rooms, and the catering team provide a variety of nutritious and balanced meals. We are happy to cater for any medical allergies and diets. The extensive grounds are great for educational purposes and study opportunities. In addition, you can take advantage of one of the numerous orienteering trails that have been created or the local village trails created with school groups in mind.
Our experienced conference co-ordinators are available throughout every stage of the planning of the trip, assisting with room allocations, special needs, dietary requirements, classroom layout and set up. Staff are also available to assist and advise during your visit to ensure it runs smoothly.
At Cober Hill we take the safety and security of our staff and guests very seriously, and offer assistance and advice with risk assessments.
Cober Hill offers a wide range of activities and educational resources for your visit.
Within the grounds, we have:
- Children's Play Area
- Fitness Trail
- Orienteering Course
- Croquet Lawn
- Games Room
- Hard surface court area for tennis, basketball and 5-a-side football
- Large secret garden with a lawn area available for your use
We are situated:
- At the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors
- Close to Dalby Forest
- Alongside the Dinosaur Coast
- Within easy reach of Bempton Cliffs RSPB site
We are close to:
- Scarborough Castle
- Whitby Abbey
- Ravenscar (The town that never was)
- North Yorkshire Moors Visitor Centre
- Pickering Castle
- Ryedale Folk Museum
- Robin Hood's Bay
- Sea Life Centre (Scarborough)
- Eden Camp, 2nd World War Museum
We are happy to arrange the following activities at a cost:
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Birds of Prey and Reptile Experience
- Fossil Hunting
Why not explore the stunning local countryside, sea views and attractions of the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors?
Our location, price, facilities and people are what separates Cober Hill from the rest. For over 95 years we have been organising educational visits, with many returning year on year.
We really are the perfect place to visit. We can tailor to each school's specific needs ensuring they get the maximum out of their stay. We can recommend local attractions and help organize your stay, ensuring you leave with fond memories and can't wait to return for your next visit!
Please contact Reception for the latest prices and a tailored package.
"Thank you for making us feel so welcome as always. You have all been so kind."
Ladywood Primary School - February 2020
"We have used Cober Hill for our annual residential for over 25 years. Great facilities."
Southroyd Academy - February 2020
2 Night Midweek Getaway
£125.00 per person for a 2 Night Midweek stay on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast tariff.*
* OFFER NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. EXCLUDES GROUP BOOKINGS, CREATIVE HOLIDAYS, SUMMER SEASON, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR DATES. INCLUDES 5% VAT.
For group visits, please contact us for prices, availability and to discuss your requirements.
Have some questions or would like to book? You may contact us through the information below.
Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR
"We are all safely back in our various homes and wanted to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Cober, who looked after us. During these very difficult times it has been hard to take the plunge to get back out into the world but we have known and visited Cober for so many years now (me over 60years) that it was to you we turned. We all felt safe, well looked after and comfortable and know how hard it must have been for everyone concerned to make the necessary health and safety arrangements for guests and staff. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already thinking about another visit soon, pandemic willing! I would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks to all concerned."Gladwell Family - August 2020
"A big thank you to you and the entire team at Cober Hill for making us so welcome and helping us towards restoring some sort of normality to our club activities. We were very pleased about your Covid safe method of operation."Beecholme Tandem Club - August 2020
"Staff are superb. Very helpful and supportive. Superb surroundings."Mad March Hares - March 2020
"Everyone who came enjoyed the week very much, it was so lovely to be able to paint and not have to make any meals, the food was excellent as always and the staff marvellous. Thank you so much for another great break and we look forward to being back again next year."Pontefract Art Group - February 2020
"We have used Cober Hill for our annual residential for over 25 years. Great facilities."Southroyd Academy - February 2020
"Thank you for making us feel so welcome as always. You have all been so kind."Ladywood Primary School - February 2020
"Beautiful and comfortable room, peaceful surroundings."Ruth Wood - February 2020
"Delightful surroundings, sea view and lovely walks."Nether Edge Folk Club - January 2020
"All my guests have been pleasantly surprised with the venue and lovely staff, and I have booked again for next year."Simply Stitch - October 2019
"A wonderful stay. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Wonderful rooms, food etc."Wakefield Quakers - October 2019