More information on Stoke Ash

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The Stoke Ash Residential Centre is a converted primary school situated in quiet rural surroundings just outside the village of Stoke Ash, near Eye, Suffolk

It is easily accessible from the A140 Ipswich –Norwich road, 6 miles south of Diss and 10 miles north of Stowmarket.


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The building consists of a large hall, kitchen, three rooms suitable for sleeping , a further smaller room, showers and toilets including a disabled toilet.




The two larger rooms, Sycamore and Willow can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 camp beds in each (these are provided).


inside bedroom   bedroom 2


The smaller room, Maple is fitted with easy chairs but could be used for sleeping. In this room there are various craft materials including scissors, indoor games such as Twister, Trivial pursuit and out door games equipment –bats, balls, racquets, skipping ropes, giant jenga etc. There is a county music box allowing you to make music, song books, hand books and story books. There is local information and walks, maps,  silva compasses and high vis jackets. There are various challenges some of which lead to badges. Details of all that is available are on the attached list.


The smallest room Oak, can accommodate 3 adults for sleeping.


Both Sycamore and Willow have white boards and there is a clear wall in the hall that can be used for projection. The county projector is available to be booked as well as the county cameras equipment  There are ample plug sockets in all rooms and Wi Fi is available.

hall space

The hall is big enough for indoor games, dining  and activities and can seat 100 people. There are 10 x6ft folding tables and 2 smaller ones with 100+ stacking chairs.






There is a serving hatch from the hall to the kitchen which is fully equipped to cater for large groups. There is ample cutlery and crockery provided and enough cooking equipment such a rolling pins and bowls for children to cook. There is a fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and an instant hot water boiler for drinks. You will need to bring tea towels, hand towels, washing up liquid  and hand wash and toilet





There are two toilet areas, one with showers. There is a separate disabled toilet with hand basin. Off the hall are two cloakrooms with shoe racks.


There is a covered area/conservatory off the hall with seats and benches , this opens to the outside areas.


There are two grassed areas.  To the west is a large flat area suitable for camping and games. It is well screened and protected on all sides. This can be used as a fully equipped site (tentage and cooking utensils are available).




There is a camp fire area with a well-stocked wood pile, willow structures and den making equipment.


At the other side of the building is a large tarmacked area  , good for games or for car parking . There is   a grassed area with a willow maze. We plan to reinstate the wild life area in the near future.









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