Several universities use Leeson House as a base for their fieldwork. Geology, Meteorology and Environmental Science post and under graduate groups utilise the spacious accommodation, grounds, classrooms and computer suites.
At certain times of the year, we have space for more University groups. While most groups would choose to be self led, our experienced and highly qualified tutors would be able to lead or offer advice with local fieldwork.
Please get in touch if you’re looking for a University fieldtrip in sunny south Dorset!
Our Address: Leeson House Field Studies Centre Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3EU
Leeson House is the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips. The house is a secluded Grade Two mansion situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.
Leeson House can accommodate up to 80 students and 12 accompanying staff and residential bookings are taken 7 days a week throughout the whole year. We also offer a wide range of day visits and outreach activities.
Our new catering team is in place, providing a wide range of home cooked meals, using local produce whenever possible. We've had over 50 schools stay with us since September 2023, another 120 due to visit us over the next two terms!
We still have a few residential spaces available in late 2024 and early 2025. Day visits are possible throughout the whole year, prices starting from £180 per day.