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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.


Avocet Holiday Cottage

Our delightful one bedroom Avocet Holiday Cottage sleeps up to 3 people and has an open plan sitting room and kitchen.



We have a full calendar of events to run year round. This section will let you know more about what’s going on and how you can help.


Camping at Wardens

We have two wonderful camping sites for all you outdoor enthusiasts! These are called "Pony Paddock" and "Wardens Hall" on the cliff-top.

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!

Fantastic Facilities

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.

A Spectacular Setting

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.


School Groups, D of E...

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.

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.

Previously at Wardens

A Celebration of Music and Songs

The Trustees of Wardens Trust have great pleasure in inviting you to a Celebration of Music and Songs by Counter-Tenors Michael and Alexander Chance at Wardens Hall near Sizewell

12.30 am on Sunday 30th September 2018


(includes light lunch and prosecco)


This will be an afternoon to remember with lunch, fine music and song to celebrate 30 Years of Wardens Trusts contribution to disabled children, elderly people, all the life of its co-founder Richard Gimson, M.B.E, M.C., TD.


TICKETS £25 ( Children under 16 FREE )


By post ::: Wardens Trust, Wardens Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk,IP16 4UB


Enquires ::: Wendy Orme Email  | Tel (01765) 603534

Wardens Trust Office Email  | Tel (0172) 8635731


The Artists


“An Evening around the Music of Henry Purcell”


“Drink in his Music with Delight”


Michael Chance - counter-tenor


Alexander Chance - counter-tenor Laszlo


Rozsa - recorder


Oonagh Lee - recorder


Lucia Capellaro - baroque “cello”


Maggie Cole - harpsichord


“Michael Chance C.B.E. has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire and is in equal demand as an opera, concert and recording artist. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Grange Festival. He is joined this today by his son Alexander Chance who is also much in demand as a countertenor. This afternoon of enlightened music and songs is accompanied by a well known ensemble of musicians who perform regularly with Michael and Alexander."


The Programme


Hark how the songsters


O Solitude


O Dive Custos


Incassum Lesbia Rogas (The Queen’s Epicedium)


Two in One upon a Ground


Chaconne for two recorders and basso continuo. Vouchsafe O Lord (from Te Deum)


An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell


Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) Henry Purcell


Henry Purcell Henry Purcell


Henry Purcell


John Blow (1649 - 1708)


“John Dryden’s heartfelt and eloquent eulogy to Henry Purcell places the tragically young, recently deceased, composer not only in the pantheon of the greats, but also as a god amongst his immediate contemporaries: “So ceas’d the rival crew when Purcell came”, John Blow was his older friend and colleague, and wrote some of his most touching music in setting this text, surprisingly as a duet for two equal voices, countertenors in fact. A quality of joyful rivalry as well as shared celebration infuses not only this music but much of the large repertory of duetting popular through the 17th century: both challenging and fun to perform in musical households. We transpose down the other duets in this programme, originally conceived for higher voices. The three solos are signature Purcellian responses to powerful texts - endlessly inventive, witty, touching and always a joy to perform”.
Starts On:
September 30, 2018
12:30 PM
Ends On:
September 30, 2018
4:30 PM

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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.

Flora and Fauna

Although the fauna around and about includes Red and Roe Deer, Badger, Fox, Squirrel, Muntjac, on shore, and Grey Seal, Porpoise and the occasional Dolphin, seawards, the flora are in many ways more unusual...

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Wardens Countryside

Nowadays there is often much talk of returning our surroundings to “how they used to be”, and not without some sound reason.

In fact, man has been altering his landscape for more than 3000 years in this area...

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Birds around Wardens

Ness House is situated just to the north of Thorpeness. Thorpeness itself is almost a miniature headland and as such is a recognised spot for observing migration in Suffolk with many scarce and rare species being found...

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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”

Paul France

“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