Events & Activities

Pupils have a lot of fun in their free time! Having full use of the extensive park and being given a large amount of freedom to explore and develop independence enables them to take responsibility for their own actions and to fill their time creatively and enjoyably.

Pupils are encouraged to make the most of their time, and with highly qualified and enthusiastic staff giving guidance in workshops and organised activities, parents can be sure that the children are developing skills and interests which take them far beyond the classroom.

In the summer months, pupils make the most of the grounds particularly after supper when the cricket nets, tennis courts and swimming pool, not to mention the 9 hole golf course, resound with the chatter of happy children. In the winter when the evenings draw in, there are a many activities which take place under staff supervision: sudoko, football, crafts, art, dodge ball, indoor cricket nets are just a few examples.

Boarders’ Weekend Programme for Summer Term 2018:

21st & 22nd April Lord Buckenham’s Taskmaster (Vol:2)
Krashball
5th & 6th May Buckenham’s Bush Tucker Trials
Armada Challenge
19th & 20th May Premier @ ‘The Bush’ Cinema
Picnic in The Park/Shopping in Bury St Edmunds
9th & 10th June Mud Packs and Pies
Big Timber Constructions
Parents’ & Pupils Tennis and Golf
23rd & 24th June OPEN BOARDING WEEKEND
OBH Fest III
Bouncing Bonanza/Wet ‘n’ Wild

Please click here to download a pdf of the Summer term boarding programme.

Boarders’ Weekend Programme for Lent Term 2018:

13th & 14th January Lord Buckenham’s Task Master
OBH Quidditch Quest
27th & 28th January Australia Day at OBH
Bounce into Ipswich
24th & 25th February Lord Buckenham’s Bingo Night
Musical Mayhem
10th & 11th March OPEN BOARDING WEEKEND
The Grand Masquerade Ball
Ampton Point to Point

Please click here to download a pdf of the Lent term boarding programme.

Boarders’ Weekend Programme for Michaelmas Term 2017:

9th and 10th September Waterslide/Knockout Pool Party & BBQ
Tricky TrikeRunDive
23rd and 24th September EatLive
Southwold ‘Sand Statues’
7th and 8th October Fancy Feet Fandango
Colosseum Romano Diem
4th and 5th November Bonfire Night
Hitcham Hot Chocolate Hike
18th and 19th November Race Night at Brettenham Park
Suffolk Ski Centre
2nd and 3rd December OPEN BOARDING WEEKEND
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Come True
Christmas Creations