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.

What else is on offer?

This year our breaks are filling up quicker than ever, so please get in touch if you know of anyone who may enjoy an activity break with us. We have also added an extra activity break during the summer due to popular demand.

Arts & Crafts - get creative with tie-dye, clay modelling, woodcraft and more, from Monday 8th to Friday 12th April. Cost is £820, full

East Sussex Sightseeing - hop aboard a steam train on the Bluebell Railway, discover local castles and museums and learn about local legends, from Monday 13th to Friday 17th May. Cost is £865, full

Sports & Outdoor Pursuits - come and join in a host of different activities, including bush-craft, archery, games on site and bowling, from Monday 10th to Friday 14th June. Cost £865, 5 spaces left

Mad About Animals - visit local animal sanctuaries, explore Drusilla's Park Zoo and meet the local owls up close, from Monday 15th to Friday 19th July. Cost is £865, full

Summer Holiday - enjoy a BBQ cooked by the chef, take a walk along the beach and enjoy a spot of bowling, from Monday 12th to Friday 16th August. Cost is £865, full

Summer Holiday Take Two - enjoy a BBQ cooked by the chef, day trips to the seaside and enjoy a week full of games, from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. Cost is £865, 4 spaces left

 Arts & Crafts - have a go at a wide variety of arts and craft workshops, visit local galleries and be inspired, from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September. Cost is £820, 4 spaces left

Bonfire and Halloween - make your own Halloween costume, toast some marshmallows and explore the local castles and spooky history, from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November. Cost is £820, 7 spaces left

Pampering - sit back, relax and unwind! Have a massage, take part in relaxation techniques and do some retail therapy, from Monday 11th to Friday 15th November. Cost is £840, 7 spaces left

Christmas - Get festive, decorate the Christmas tree, make mince pies and visit local Christmas events, from Thursday 5th to Monday 9th December. Cost is £840, 2 spaces left 

We also have a 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
Email us at

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