Nutley Edge

Just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, Nutley Edge is a rural destination with a difference. Located just 44 miles from London, visitors will enjoy twelve fully-refurbished and spacious holiday cottages and a 17th century farmhouse, providing a perfect space for events, seminars, holidays and get-togethers. Visit to find out what makes Nutley Edge so special.

Specialist Activity Breaks for adults with learning disabilities

At Nutley Edge, we run holidays for people with learning disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These are our specialist Activity Breaks

The Activity Breaks give you the chance to get some country air, make friends and try new activities, to get away from the daily routine and have a proper break.

Each Activity Break is run by on-site activity leaders and Outward support staff, and can accommodate people with a range of needs. Our guests have been getting involved in sports, art, music, visiting local attractions, photography, nature trails, baking, pampering, tie-dye and many other countryside pursuits.

Announcing our Activity Breaks for 2017

We are delighted to announce our 2017 Activity Breaks and to invite guests to come along and enjoy our beautiful supported holiday venue. The all-inclusive price covers high-quality accommodation, all meals, activities, staff support and transport. We really look forward to welcoming you on one of our holidays for people with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum.

  • Pampering Break (January) – Something for the ladies. Treat yourself to some rest, relaxation and beautification on our pampering break. Special spa treatments are provided by the one and only Team Pamper!

  • Food Lovers (February) – Hone your baking skills, try out new recipes and enjoy local restaurants.

  • Arts & Crafts (March & September) – Get creative with photography, art, woodcraft and more.

  • East Sussex Sightseeing (April) – Explore local castles, hop aboard a steam train and discover the many myths and legends of Sussex.

  • Mad about Animals (May & July) – Get closer to nature with visits to local farms and wildlife centres, or let nature come to you with a visit from the fantastic Owls About Town.

  • Sports & Outdoor Pursuits (June) – Enjoy the great outdoors on this five day Activity Break.

  • General Activity Breaks (August & November) – A mixed break with lots of different activities, including a trip to Brighton beach.

  • Halloween & Bonfire Night (October) – Dress up, bob for apples and enjoy the fireworks on this autumn break.

  • Festive Fun (December) – All the fun of Christmas, with shopping, carols, tree decorating and a turkey dinner.

We also have a snazzy brochure that you can download and distribute

Booking on...

Just give us a call if any of these Activity Breaks grabs your interest. We are happy to explain more over the phone. Holidays start from £760 per person and are all-inclusive, which means that accommodation, meals, activities, staff support and transport are all included.

Next Activity Break: Our next Activity Break will be Halloween & Bonfire Night from Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November. That's five days/four nights. Places are still available. Please give us a shout if you would like to come along...

Call us on 020 8980 7101
Email us at

What other people have said about Activity Breaks at Nutley Edge

“I liked all the food, and my room and bed were very comfortable. I enjoyed everything about the holiday” – Lesley

"I like the games, dancing and singing. I like everybody here. I made new friends here" – Susan

"My holiday was very good. I liked it. I like all the staff here. I like all my friends" – Corinthia

“Lovely facility, beautiful surroundings, both buildings and scenery” – Outward support worker at a recent Activity Break

Events and self-catering

Our thirteen bright, modern and spacious holiday cottages attract year-round bookings for self-catered holidays and weekend countryside breaks, both for vulnerable people and the wider community. We welcome families and pets, and there is plenty to offer for ramblers and cyclists in the Ashdown Forest. Nutley Edge is also available to hire for seminars and events. Our unique farmhouse venue seats up to 40 people and the space includes a traditional inglenook fireplace and log burner, and a 52 inch wall-mounted SmartScreen for presentations, accessing the internet or holding a film night.


Nutley Edge is a charitable enterprise and profits from our activities help support some of the most vulnerable people living in our communities. To find out more about hiring Nutley Edge or booking a holiday, please visit us at, call us on 01825 712377 or email us at