Feedback from schools and colleges
"The workshops were age appropriate and supported the children’s previous learning. The Centre Manager was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the day. She was very knowledgeable and built a great rapport with the children. Considering the weather was so poor, the children were engaged throughout. The children loved the orienteering animal tracks activity."
Skyswood Primary School – Year 2 day trip, July 2023
"A really fun and interactive day. There were lots of different activities on offer that captured the children’s interest. Everything was explained well and at an age-appropriate level. The children’s favourite activity was exploring the woods on a bug hunt. They learnt about different habitats and camouflage."
St Anthony’s Primary School – Reception day trip, July 2023
"Couldn’t ask for more! The staff were very professional and helpful, from the point of booking and planning the programme to delivering a well-planned and engaging session. The structure and content fitted our needs and the experience was hugely beneficial to the children."
Buckingham Prep School – Residential trip, April 2023
"We were so impressed with everything. There was a good balance between activities and ‘down’ time and the children particularly enjoyed the outside activities, such as archery, go-karting and team building games. The staff were great, leading the activities calmly and giving clear and concise instructions to the children."
St Michael's C of E VA Primary School – Year 5 residential trip, February 2023
"The children in Year 4 had a great time and have learnt valuable new skills. We would definitely return and felt that the trip was good value for money."
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – May, 2023
"The structure of the day and its content was tailored to our needs and closely aligned to our science topic, ‘Healthy me’. The instructors were very calm and explained things well, engaging the children excellently."
Chambersbury Primary School – October, 2022
"Year 5 had an engaging and active day with plenty of learning opportunities and activities with many cross-curricular links."
St Hilda’s School – October, 2022
"A great stay with wonderful staff. The children had a ball! There was an excellent variety of activities on offer, all delivered brilliantly by the staff at Hudnall Park who adapted to the additional needs of our children. The children particularly enjoyed the water activities."
Westfield Primary School - Year 4 residential trip, June 2023
"The activities during our residential stay were entertaining and the timings worked well for our pupils. The instructors were informative, helpful and supportive. We all felt safe and the grounds, accommodation and equipment were clean, tidy and well-maintained."
Overstone Combined School - Year 6 residential trip, June 2023
"Very pleased with the activities and facilities on offer. As always, the activities were fun and engaging, led by very friendly, interactive and knowledgeable staff. The children loved being outside and particularly enjoyed learning about different types of wildlife and were very excited when they spotted a great crested newt whilst pond dipping. The instructor's approach to den building made the process achievable for our children and they were also led on a tough but entertaining walk around the grounds of Hudnall. The children loved the games to keep them going. School staff felt that the trip significantly improved the children’s confidence, personal and social skills and they noticed a different side of the children’s personalities outside of the classroom. "
Hartsfield JMI School - May 2023
“We all had a great time. The facilities were excellent and very clean. All of your staff were great and the children had a wonderful time. We will definitely be booking again next year.”
St Bernadette Catholic Primary School - June 2021
"The children had it all: learning, varied resources and the great outdoors!"
"Excellent! On arrival the children were immediately engaged and the instructor had wonderful control of the group. The structure was organised yet relaxed, with time to wash hands, eat snacks etc."
"The children were engaged with this fully hands-on approach, which linked in perfectly with our science topic."
"A stunning place that I hope stays available to schools for years to come! Every area of the park/grounds is exceptional."
Whitehill Junior School - January 2020
"The children have got a lot from this experience, both educationally and socially. A fantastic experience – inspirational."
"Very friendly and well prepared teaching staff. Very relevant content to our curriculum. Our learning outcomes were fully met, and the curriculum was brought to life for the children – highly recommend."
Hartsfield JMI School – May 2019
"Great structure and content and really knowledgeable and enjoyable tuition. I like that there are activities linked to the curriculum subjects and also adventurous activity options."
St John’s VA CofE Primary School – May 2019
Feedback from parents and young people
“I liked reading the map…We worked together and we won!”
“I learnt how different animals ate pine cones differently and enjoyed the song about the body parts of an insect.”
Skyswood Primary School pupils– Year 2 day trip, July 2023
"The teaching and learning were excellent. A day with lots of engaging, hands-on learning! The activities were timed perfectly to keep the children’s interest and they loved pond dipping for animals and bugs."
Parent with group from Bernards Heath Junior School - May 2023
"I am one of the parents who came [to Hudnall Park] today with Gade Valley JMI and I have to say it was amazing. I'm sure you will [hear] from the teachers, but I wanted to say as a parent it was amazing. Nicola was great with all the children and helpers. Thank you for such a educational day."
Parent with group from Gade Valley JMI - October 2021
"The rooms are comfy and cosy and made me feel at home. I felt safe in your hands"
Abel Smith School pupil
"I had so much fun". "Thank you for the amazing experience". "It has helped me to connect with people".
CAD young people with Services for Young People Welwyn Hatfield Team
Feedback from corporate clients
“Without doubt, Hudnall Park provides value for money – every aspect of the visit is worthwhile.”
“It is Hertfordshire County Council’s hidden treasure.”