Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you find some answers to any common questions by clicking on the questions below. However, if you have any questions that aren't answered here, please contact us. We'll be happy to help.


Who uses the centre for 'out of school education'?

Our visiting groups come from the county's primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, special schools and specialist units within mainstream education. We work closely with the Hampshire Youth Service and independant youth groups. We welcome all groups of children and young people in education and their leaders.

What do groups use the centre for?
  • Adult/Family weekends away
  • Shortbreaks
  • Teambuilding
  • A first residential stay
  • Citizenship
  • Life skills
  • Youth awards
  • Field studies

All groups staying at the centre are self-led.

The centre is staffed only by the Centre Manager who in liaison with other outdoor education agencies can advise a programme of local environmental, educational and adventurous activities off-site to meet the requirements of your group. There is no charge for this service.

At the centre, resources are available for group leaders to lead local walks, explore the church and village and set up activities which do not require transport.

What do people do?

Located in an attractive and peaceful farming village six miles west of Petersfield, the centre is well positioned for day excursions close by and village-based activities. For detailed information, check out our activities page...

What catering and housekeeping facilities are there?

The centre is self-catering. There are two standard electric ovens, a commercial microwave oven, and a domestic fridge-freezer. There is ample ovenware, crockery and cutlery for twenty people. The good housekeeping of the centre is the responsibility of the visiting group. Cleaning materials and vacuum cleaners are provided.

Cookout offer the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering for teachers who have to cook for groups in residential centres.

Does the Centre provide any disabled access?

Yes! The Privett Centre is a converted grade II listed building. We have disabled access throughout the building on the ground floor and ground floor sleeping accommodation and shower room facilities. The centre is suitable for students with moderate physical disabilities.

How long can we stay for?

The centre is available for hire all year, weekdays and weekends for single or multiple nights. For more information, check out our contact details...

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How much does it cost?

For more information, please fill out our enquiry form...

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How many can The Privett Centre sleep? What sizes are the rooms?
Ground Floor Bedrooms
Room No. No. Sleeps Beds
Bedroom 1 - Staff 2 1 single bed / 1 foldable bed (plus en suite facilities)
Bedroom 5 12 6 Bunk beds
Staff Bedroom 1 1 single bed
First Floor Bedrooms
Room No. No. Sleeps Beds
Bedroom 2 4 2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3 4 2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4 6 3 bunk beds
What do we need to bring?

For more information, take a look at our "What To Bring" page...

What To Bring