Feedback from schools and colleges
"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
"The meals were brilliant. Kids really enjoyed them as well as staff. All Hudnall Park staff were brilliant and really friendly." St Andrews CofE Primary School
"Active sessions, full of fun learning opportunities."
"Great range of activities to match curriculum. Quality of teaching and information given to the children very good." Bournehall Primary School
"Excellent value for money" Chorleywood Primary School
"Stay very well planned and executed. Children met outcomes in all areas of the curriculum. Excellent food and special dietary requirements met fully." St Michael’s School Stewkley, September 2018
"Activities very engaging for the students. Excellent range of learning approaches used helped students to develop essential skills + catering very well done" Lochinver House School
"The course was perfectly targeted to meet learners of all levels and with a range of approaches, which meant that all children returned to school with a good level of knowledge."
"The teaching was targeted perfectly for my class and the children were engaged and interested throughout. The children came back very impressed with how much they felt they had learnt."
"The course was perfect as an introduction to our curriculum topic and provided the children with an excellent opportunity to gain hands on practical knowledge and experience which has made the topic real and very interesting for all of our learners." Green Lanes Primary School
"A fabulous trip as always - fabulous staff and a great environment where we can feel safe and secure." Layston First School, June 2018
"The course content had an absolutely great structure - it kept the children engaged the whole time. Amazing day had by all." Greenway School, June 2018
"We all thoroughly enjoyed the day. All of the activities were well pitched and the grounds are amazing." Charlotte House Prep School, May 2018
"We have had a fantastic stay – thanks to all the staff who made ours and our children’s time special." Field Junior School, May 2018
"The course content was very educational for the children. The learning approach makes it accessible for all learners." Field Junior School, May 2018
"We have had a superb day. The activities kept the children engaged. The leader was very clear with instructions. The children have learnt a lot and have thoroughly enjoyed the whole day." Brookmead School, April 2018
"The children were fully engaged throughout. Their interest and enjoyment was apparent." Milton Keynes Prep School, April 2018
"The instructors were very happy and friendly and made an instant bond with the children. It’s been a blast! Loved it." St Mary’s Junior School Baldock, March 2018
"Tuition was brilliant – engaging and the children learnt so much. Excellent facility." St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School
"The course was very informative and well delivered – made simple for the children. It really helped to build on their learning in science lessons. The content met the needs of the class as they have been learning about rocks and soil. Nicola is a fantastic tutor - everything was well delivered and she had so much patience with the class. The children loved every single activity. They really enjoyed them. Thank you very much." St Anthony’s School, March 2018
"A really good day enjoyed by all. An excellent way to learn the skills needed for industry"
West Herts College, 15-16 November 2017
"We’ve been visiting Hudnall Park for many years because we believe it provides a great opportunity for outdoor learning and making curriculum 'real'. The skills taught also work well with science and maths topics"
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, 31 October 2017
"The experience was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the variety of activities as well as the facilities provided indoors"
Watford Mencap, 28 October 2017
"We have had a fantastic stay. This is the first year we have brought such a large group which required using the 'Lodge'. It worked well and would have no concern about bringing another large group"
St Michael’s CE Combined School, 19–22 September 2017
"Thank you for an excellent trip. Adaptions were made for SEN students and translation to four different languages was superb"
Lakeside School International Group 5–9 June 2017
"The whole experience has been very enjoyable. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The activities were fun, well led and engaging as well as being informative"
Field Junior School, 15–17 May 2017
"Amazing place – activities delivered with a real understanding of different learning styles and strengths. Nicola had really thought about my children’s needs and adapted the programme throughout the day to further develop their skills"
How Wood School, 9 May 2017
"High pupil engagement and outcomes. Nicola is a fantastic teacher."
Chorleywood School, 3–5 May 2017
“The course covered everything we asked for. Great mix of active, practical and some Q & A. Very good variety of activities.”
Milton Keynes Prep School, April 2017
"Course leader had excellent subject knowledge which was delivered to the children in an interesting and informative manner"
High Ash CE School, Buckinghamshire, 13– 15 March 2017
“Excellent experiential learning.”
St Thomas Moore School, March 2017
"The plan for the visit was detailed and excellent - the visit reflected the planning – very impressed. The children came away with knowledge reinforced and extended"
Milton Keynes Preparatory School
"Every activity was thoroughly engaging for the children. The daily schedule was jam-packed and was perfect for keeping the children engaged and active. Outcomes were exceeded. Children have taken away personal feelings of success and pride in so many areas of emotional, physical and social development"
Buckingham Preparatory School
"Perfect environment for young people to develop socially."
"Teaching very good, clear, concise and fitted perfectly with the NCS curriculum for phase 3."
Feedback from parents and young people
"The rooms are comfy and cosy and made me feel at home. I felt safe in your hands" Abel Smith School pupil – June 2018
"I loved Hudnall Park. The food was lovely, I loved the rooms and I loved all the activities" Abel Smith School pupil
"I had the best experience ever. I will always remember Hudnall Park" Hartsfield JMI School pupil
"I wanted to write and thank you all for making his trip such a success. He really enjoyed all the activities he did and he got a lot out of the trip. Keep up the good work. It really makes a difference to the childrens’ lives." (Parent, 2017)
"I had so much fun". "Thank you for the amazing experience". "It has helped me to connect with people".
CAD young people with YCH Services for Young People Welwyn Hatfield Team, 14–15 October 2017
Feedback from schools and colleges in 2016
“Students became visibly more confident in their independence over duration of our stay.”
Chorleywood Primary School, May 2016
“Very good balance of activities that has developed different aspects of the children.”
Abel Smith School, June 2016
“I think Hudnall Park is extremely good value for money and hope to use it again in the future.”
Virtual School Achievement for Children Looked After
“A fantastic experience for the children both in terms of academic and social development. Feedback from parents has been very positive.”
Tanner Wood JMI School
“The activities are educational and the building is super. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be booking up for next year.”
St Michael's C of E Combined School
“Perfect for Year 6 topic on rivers. Great fieldwork activities.”
Aldenham Prep, October 2016
“The course content matched well with the requirements of our BTEC Communications and Employability Skills Unit.”
West Herts College, October 2016
“The course content was very relevant to our young people.”
Roman Fields Pupil Referral Unit, October 2016
“The tuition was excellent and the young people learnt a great deal. The grounds looked fantastic and still managed to retain a wild essence in addition to being safe and tidy. I think it is extremely good value for money and hope to use it again in the future.”
Hertfordshire’s Virtual School for Children Looked After
“The learning outcomes were really good for the children, and their interest was kept throughout. The tutor gave them their time and attention so we feel the day’s learning outcomes were met fully."
“A fantastic experience for the children, both in terms of academic and social development. Feedback from parents very positive.”
Tanners Wood JMI School
“High quality tuition and sites for fieldwork investigations. Great support.”
Watford Grammar School for Boys
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.”