Whether you are looking for a relaxing break, an outdoor adventure or a challenging team-building experience, Hautbois Activity Centre has something to offer everybody!

Hautbois Activity Centre is an impressive 19th Century country house, set amidst 28 acres of beautiful countryside. Located on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, we also have our own private cut onto the River Bure. Our centre is the perfect multi-purpose events venue, with expertise in delivering activity visits, relaxing residential breaks, motivational training and special occasions for groups of all ages.

We can provide accommodation in Hautbois House for 60 guests; a further 58 guests in the Reedcutters’ Village; as well as camping facilities for over 300 people. Our friendly, experienced and highly-qualified staff are always on-hand to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

Girlguiding Anglia

The Hautbois estate was bequeathed to Girlguiding Anglia in 1984 by the Patteson sisters, Philippa and Beth, who devoted their lives to guiding in Norfolk. This gift has benefited the hundreds of guests who visit each year and experience the delights of Hautbois. Girlguiding Anglia is one of the nine counties and regions of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Visit the Girlguiding Anglia website to find out more about what happens in guiding and how to join.

Guests and Visitors

We welcome a variety of customers including Girlguiding and Scouting members, youth groups, schools, corporate, family and friends groups.  A range of challenging outdoor activities run throughout the year, and are also available as individual sessions for day visits, team-building,  events or just for a fun day out!


With 25 on-site activities, we can design packages to ensure that all our customers achieve their aims and objectives. Should you require a tailor-made programme, our bookings team are more than happy to help.

So, what are you waiting for? Browse around the site and contact us to find out more and book your visit today.