Nutley Edge

Just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, and 44 miles from London, Nutley Edge is a rural destination with a difference. Visitors will enjoy 12 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 or autism spectrum conditions

At Nutley Edge, we run holidays for people with learning disabilities or autism spectrum conditions. 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 onsite 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 2019!

We are really pleased to announce our 2019 activity breaks and to welcome guests to our beautiful supported holiday venue in East Sussex. The all-inclusive price covers high-quality accommodation, all meals, all activities, all staff support and all transport. We really look forward to welcoming you on one of our holidays for people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions.

  • Food Lovers - March - Hone your baking skills, try out new recipes, become a Masterchef and enjoy local restaurants.
  • Arts & Crafts - April & September - Get creative with photography, art, woodcraft, tie-dye and much more.
  • East Sussex Sightseeing - May - Explore local castles, hop aboard a steam train and discover the many myths and legends of East Sussex.
  • Sports & Outdoor Pursuits - June - Enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as archery and boules on this five day activity break.
  • Mad about Animals - 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.
  • Summer Holiday - August - Soak up the sun in Brighton, enjoy a summer BBQ and unwind in the beautiful surroundings of Nutley Edge.
  • Halloween & Bonfire Night - October - Dress up, toast marshmallows and enjoy the fireworks on our autumn activity 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 £820 per person and are all-inclusive, which means that accommodation, meals, activities, staff support and transport are all included.


Call us on 020 8980 7101
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What other people have said about activity breaks at Nutley Edge

"I had a family bereavement and had felt depressed but Nutley Edge made me feel much better and it gave me a break from home." - Paula

“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

Holidays, events and self-catering

Our 12 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 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 SmartScreen TV 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