Outdoor Activity Days

Set in 120 acres of countryside the aim of Outdoor Activity Days is to build confidence, observation, understanding of oneself and others and to develop teamwork. Contact us directly by phone: 01206 330 784 or email: admin@layermarneytower.co.uk to check our dates.


The Outdoor Activity Days are run by the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, a charity that has extensive experience of working with boys and girls from 8yrs – 18yrs. They have all the qualifications, security checks and insurance required. For further information about the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs: www.essexboysandgirlsclubs.org

How to Book

To Book: please download the Outdoor Activity pdf below, fill-in and return with a deposit of £50.00. On Receipt we will email an confirmation of your visit and a copy of our General Health and Safety Guidelines.

If you would like to come for a pre trip visit, please telephone to make an appointment.

The Day can Include

  • Archery
  • Laser Tag
  • Bushcraft: fire lighting, natural cordage and water purification, woodwork, shelter building
  • Orienteering/Map work
  • Indoor traversing wall
  • Woodland challenges
  • Team challenges
  • Raft building
  • Kayaking
  • Crate stack

Dress Code

Please remember that almost all the day is outside so everyone should come suitably dresses in scruffy clothes and wearing shoes or boots that stay securely on the foot ie wellies or trainer and don’t mind getting dirty. It is essential that a spare set of clothes is brought and a spare pair of shoes. Sun hats and sun protection on sunny days.

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    Opening Times – 11am-5pm

      • 17 Apr – 24 July
      • Wednesday & Sunday
      • 28 July – 29 Aug
      • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
      • 1 Sept – 29 Sept
      • Sunday & Wednesday

    Tickets & Prices

    • Adults
    • £11.00
    • Children
    • Under 13 Free
    • 13+/Students
    • £7.00

    Event prices may differ, please check. Dogs are welcome on leads.

    Getting Here

    Layer Marney Tower Nr Colchester, Essex CO5 9US.

    We are situated 1 mile off the B1022 Colchester – Maldon Road. 6 miles from Colchester and 9 miles from Maldon.

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