Located on the banks of the Orwell Estuary, Forres Holidays have all the ingredients of the perfect summer holiday.

Whether that’s flying over the water on a banana boat, or climbing through the trees on a ropes course, those who come to Forres always want to come back.

Each summer we run three holidays, welcoming up to 80 children on each. We combine the perfect mix of high speed activities, with relaxed games, and the chance to explore the christian faith, so that every child can have the best holiday possible. Everyone is part of a small room group, meaning they’ll quickly make friends, and stay in touch with them for years.

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We are very excited to be returning to a prep school set in 110 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Orwell Estuary, Suffolk. It is set in exceptional grounds with excellent facilities included a heated outdoor pool, all weather astro turf pitches, a sports hall and golf course. The main building is an exceptional late Georgian mansion with a homely feel.

We aim to cater for the interests of every boy and girl by ensuring there is a vast range of activities, both on and off site to choose from. Your biggest problem will be deciding what to do!

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Banana Boating
  • Battlefield Live
  • Beach Trips
  • Cooking
  • Crocker
  • Danish Longball
  • Daylight Robbery
  • Drama
  • Dry Slope Skiing
  • Escape from Colditz
  • Gladiators
  • Golf
  • Go-Karting
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Kayaking
  • Mini World Cup Football
  • Paintballing
  • Power Boating
  • Ragger
  • Sea Fishing
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theme Park
  • Trampolining Park
  • Water Flumes
  • Water Walking
  • Wide Games
  • …and lots more!

Food at Forres is always an absolute highlight, keeping the boys and girls fueled for the action packed day. As well as three freshly cooked main meals a day, there are healthy mid morning and afternoon snacks. Below are three sample menu’s for this year.

Forres A         Forres B        Forres C

Every day at Forres is different, with lots to choose from. We have a meeting each morning and evening, where there is a short talk exploring the Christian faith and its relevance to everyday life. Here’s how a typical day might look:

8.30 Breakfast

9.40 Morning Meeting

10.15 1st Activity Session

11.15 2nd Activity Session

12.35 Lunch

1.10 Tuck Shop

1.30 Afternoon Activities

5.30 Swim

6.00 Ragger

6.30 Supper

7.40 Evening Meeting

8.35 Dorm Games

9.15 Lights Out


If you have to cancel a booking, your payment will be returned minus your deposit of £100. Notice of six weeks or less before the holiday begins incurs liability for full fees, unless unavoidable illness has occurred.


Forres seeks to invite children from Prep Schools which, in the main, feed senior schools served by Iwerne Holidays, and so priority will be given to children from these schools. We retain the right to refuse application.

We regret we cannot usually accept applications from children who are unable to attend the entire holiday.

In order to allow a spread of children from different schools there is a limit of ten boy spaces and five girl spaces per school, per holiday.