Wardens Trust provides recreational facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers on the idyllic Suffolk Coastline
We aim to provide our guests with a liberating life enhancing experience
Situated on the East Suffolk coast, 200 yards from the sea, Wardens offers an unique experience for all who visit and enjoy its facilities. Whether indoors or outdoors, there is always something on offer in the light and natural environment that Wardens provides.
It is not just safe and spacious for those who use it, but for many it is a liberating experience, due to the situation and freedom of space it offers to all - especially to children whose lives often do not have such opportunities.
Our camping facilities attract young of all ages, who come to experience and enjoy the great outdoors, ranging from school groups taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Brownies, Cubs, and Scouts etc., to special groups of children, some selected from Inner London schools, and many of whom have never seen the sea.
There's so much to see and do!
Wardens is situated in a very large Hall where we have facilities for cooking, in a very large kitchen, with accommodation, a separate holiday flat and dormitory with disabled access to all our fantastic facilities. Come and enjoy the natural beauty and peace of this wonderful area.
Our Main Hall is situated on the cliffs between Thorpeness and Sizewell in a secluded site with direct access to the beach and 2 camping areas. Over the past two decades we have built up the site to their current standard, and where we hope to deliver an experience that benefits people with disabilities and their carers.
All our facilities are 100% available for local Youth, Scout, Guide, Cub and Brownie groups and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants too.Visiting schools and other local community groups are encouraged to enjoy Wardens for field and environmental studies. Call for more details.
Upcoming Events at Wardens
Music at Wardens equally plays an important role, with regular music days for the elderly, participation music sessions with disabled and autistic children, and always an Annual Fund Raising Concert. This year we have already had a concert for children by English Touring Opera Company, and we are now working towards our big annual fundraising concert of Music and Song by Michael and Alexander Chance at the end of September.
Got a question? Call 01728 635731
As well as coming to us for recreational activities, people can undertake arts based projects specifically designed to help disabled people, including those with dementia. Each week we offer a Bath Day for local people with disabilities who can come with carers to use our specially designed bathrooms with hoists. Wardens can arrange transport too.
What are people saying about us?
Read some testimonials...
“We really did have an excellent time and I would certainly recommend it to other art groups”
Ko-An Arts Group
“Everyone loved the venue and we had a fab time”
4th Beccles Brownies
“We always enjoy coming here on our bikes. It's such a beautiful location”
“Thank you for the lovely friendly welcome. The centre was clean and well supplied”.
4th Lowestoft Scout Group
“There is always a warm welcome here, we love the peace and quiet both indoors and outside”
Woodbridge Pathway Friendship Club