Visitors Guide Mar 2024

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03 04 06 08 Introduction Overview Facilities 32 Packages 44 46 47 Our Location Find out more Sponsors The Pitches The Hub The Clubhouse Bunkboxes Challenge Woods Food & Drink Schools Corporate Football contents

The NEST

A world clAss, high performAnce fAcility for eVeryone

to welcome the nest

Located on the outskirts of Norwich, The Nest is the Community Sports Foundation’s state-of-the-art community hub.

The multi-million pound site contains high-quality football pitches, conference and meeting spaces, cafes, studios, IT suites, residential bunkboxes and an adventure playground all set in a secluded and secure, green and leafy 22-acre site. What’s more, every booking you make helps support the Foundation’s work in the community. Discover everything The Nest can offer you with our visitor guide.

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stAdium

& community 3g pitches

Two full size state-of-the-art

11-a-side 3G pitches

Floodlit

Dugouts

Movable 7,9, Junior-11 and 11-a-side goals with box nets

PA and music system

Seating for up to 100 people, total capacity 1,000

Additional on-site training equipment available (teqball, football tennis, mannequins, mini-goals)

Disabled viewing area

Indoor viewing from cafe

Home of Norwich City Women FC

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the jomA ArenA

Full sized 11-a-side grass pitch

Pitch barriers

Two dugouts

Box nets with stanchions

Tended year-round by grounds team

QuAlity grAss pitches

Pitches for all ages

5 / 7 / 9-a-side J-11 and 11-a-side marked pitches

Movable 5, 7, 9, J-11 and 11-a-side goals

Tended year-round by grounds team

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At the heart of the site, is the Hub building. Finished in 2021, the 1,100m2 space includes the Inspire studio, café, changing rooms and more.

A unique space to hire for conferences, meetings, workshops or events – or perhaps just as a warm and welcoming place to enjoy cake and coffee with friends and family – the Hub is central to everything that goes on at The Nest.

includes

Inspire Studio

IT Suite Café

Six changing rooms

Accessible changing room

Physio suite

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inspire studio

Stunning 200m2 studio space for events, conferences, and classes

3m jumbo 4K TV screen with multiple inputs

Three additional 65” 4K TV screens

PA system (hand mic, lapel mic, headset mic)

Next-gen lighting

Hearing loop fitted

Capacity for 200

Sound-proofed partition wall creates two smaller 100m2 spaces

Three additional 65” 4K TV screens

Ceiling skylights let in natural light

3m jumbo TV screen

Remote-controlled RGB colour changing LED lights

Easy-slide sound-proofed partition wall creates two separate spaces

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it suite

Suite with computers for meetings, lessons and analysis

10 x 21.5 inch computers

65” inch 4K TV screen with HDMI ports

Capacity for 14

Fridge with drink station

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chAnging rooms

20m2 FA compliant changing rooms with showers

Four player changing rooms

Two referee changing rooms

Adjoining shower and toilet facilities

50 lockers with electronic combination locks

Tactics board

physio suite

Recover Physio suite

On-site physio available

Three-section electric physio couch

Counter space with handwash sink

Ice machine

AccessiBle chAnging

Bespoke 12m2 facilities for those with disabilities to change and shower

Adjustable, wall mounted bench and washbasin

Accessible shower

Hoist, ceiling & loop

Peninsular toilet

12m2 of non-slip floorspace

Privacy screen

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Renovated in 2018, the Clubhouse building is a welcoming environment complete with an array of spaces.

It’s perfect for events, conferences or as the focal point for visiting groups to relax and recharge.

includes

Engage space

Play room

Meeting room

Dining area and kitchen

Showers

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engAge room

Relaxed space for conferences, meetings or as a unwind space

Projector screen

Four additional looped 4K 55” TV screens

PA system (two hand mics)

Capacity for 150

Table tennis, pool, table football and darts available

Adjoining space, perfect for computer game tournaments

Three 4K 55” TV Screens

Games consoles

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plAy spAce

dining AreA

Kitchen and dining area

Full catering kitchen available

Seated canteen capacity of 70 at a time

On-site catering tailored for group’s needs

BoArd room

Quiet meeting place

55” inch 4k TV screen with HDMI

Charging points around the room

Capacity for 8

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Bunk Boxes

Great value accommodation for overnight stays

Five bunkboxes, each sleeping 14

Adjoining safeguarding compliant private party leader room in four bunkboxes

En-suite WC facilities

Shower facilities located a short distance away

Each bed includes personal lamp, charging point and under-the-bed storage

Electronic access keycard

Bunkbox total capacity of 70

Six deluxe bell tents - each sleep 5 (total of additional 30 guests)

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WC WC Staff room Beds1&2 Beds3&4 Beds5&6 Beds7&8 Beds9&10 Beds11&12

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chAllenge woods

Let imaginations run wild in our adventure playground

330m2 of enclosed outdoor play, built into the surrounding woodland

35-metre & todler zip line

Raised walkways, treehouse, ladders, ropes, swings, slide & climbing wall

Multi sensory activities for those with physical and mental disabilities

Den-building & Bushcraft

The Hut - outdoor classroom with capacity for 20 Sand pit

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eVent cAtering

A variety of catering options tailored for all groups and events

Bespoke menus for your groups compiled by our Catering team

Event catering including canapes, business breakfasts and more

Full-board option

the nest cAfe

Our daily cafeteria located inside the Hub building

Serving barista coffee, snacks, hot food and Delia’s Canary Catering cakes

Views across the Norfolk Hire Arena

Open 9am –7pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am-5pm (Weekends)

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With residential capacity for up to 70 students and staff, The Nest is a unique environment for schools on a safe and secure site.

Facilities include grass sports pitches, games rooms, teaching spaces and full-board catering provision – and for younger groups, the Challenge Woods. It’s ideal for day-visits and both short and week-long residentials.

ActiVities AVAilABle

Challenge Woods - free play

Challenge Woods - teambuilding

Cricket

Dance

Education session - indoors

Education session - outdoors

Fitness

Football Footgolf Rounders

A number of our activities can be led by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation qualified coaches

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dAy or oVernight Stays available

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Make The Nest the next venue for your event. With super indoor and outdoor facilities, in-house catering and a friendly team, it’s the perfect venue for away days, conferences, meetings, lectures, courses, and business breakfasts.

The Hub building includes our large Inspire space, IT suites and a private board room.

The Clubhouse contains a large Engage space, private boardroom and a canteen-style cafe.

For breaks or downtime, the site’s seven sports pitches are perfect for team-building games and activities.

Parking for 200 vehicles

4K HD Screens & Projectors

Indoor & outdoor sound systems

Café

Catering refreshments (breakfasts, hot meals, canapes and buffets)

Catering facilities

Hearing loop fitted

Games & activities available

Free WiFi

Half day and full date rates available

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AmenitieAs hourly hAlf dAy full dAy
Rates available

Fran Brown, Credo Asset Finance

9am 9.30am - 12.00pm 12.00pm - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 2.30pm 2.30pm - 2.45pm 2.45pm - 4.30pm 4.45pm

Arrive & breakfast

Presentation in Inspire studio

Lunch

Use of pitches for physical activity & teambuilding

Refreshments

Workshops & games in Engage & Relax spaces

Depart

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A uniQue And welcoming setting for our eVent
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Previous bookers include: sAmple itinerAry

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Whether you’re a grassroot or elite side, The Nest is the perfect place to enjoy a high-quality football residential break.

Players can enjoy the site’s 3G & grass pitches, superb on-site accommodation and catering, while creating bonds and building teamwork that’ll last a life time.

Add-ons include excursions and training sessions led by the Foundation’s FA-qualified staff, while friendlies or tournaments involving local sides can be arranged.

Amenities

Use of site’s match & training pitches (grass and 3G)

Match analysis suite

Meeting, briefing spaces and use of physiotherapy room

Equipment including teqball, football tennis and more

Catering kitchen with dining facilities for 70

Each bunkbox sleeps 14, with adjoining group leader rooms

Opportunity to play local and Norwich City representative teams

If dates work, opportunity to take in a Carrow Road ground tour or fixture

1 night weekend

week long Stays available

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A wonderful first-clAss footBAll residentiAl complex

sAmple itinerAry

fridAy

Morning Arrive

Afternoon Training & Challenge Woods

Evening FIFA tournament & movie night

sAturdAy

Morning Training

Afternoon Fixtures vs. local sides

Evening Beach visit sundAy

Morning Fixtures vs. Norwich City CSF

Afternoon Carrow Road ground tour

Evening Depart

Some of our guests...

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Jamie Bunch, Rushall Olympics FC U14s
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celeBrAtions At the nest

BirthdAy pArties

From parties and anniversaries through to wedding receptions and fundraisers, host your celebration on our site.

Outdoor & indoor facilities

In-house catering

Friendly staff

We’re the home of awesome birthday parties in Norwich! Our affordable packages offer up either an action packed party in our Challenge Woods, or a football themed party run by Community Sports Foundation coaches.

2-hour parties

Variety of packages and add-ons, including use of indoor space

Range of party food, drinks and cakes available for additional charge

fitness clAsses

pitch hire

Use The Nest’s incredible indoor facilities as the new home of your fitness classes – it’s perfect for indoor fitness, yoga, pilates and more.

Inspire space has fitness class capacity for 40 Café & parking facilities

Changing rooms, showers & lockers

All our pitches are available to hire for block bookings or for one-off matches.

5, 7, 9, Junior-11 or 11-a-side configurations

Grass or 3G pitches

Slots available across the week, during the day and evenings too

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our locAtion

getting here explore the AreA

The Nest is a 20-minute drive from Norwich train station, which has direct connections to London, Cambridge, Stansted Airport, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

We are located next to Norwich International Airport, with transfers available on request.

A hourly bus service, the Canary Konect, connects The Nest with the airport, city centre, Norwich train station and Carrow Road, the home of Norwich City Football Club

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Castle

Carrow Road (match & ground tour)

City centre shopping

North Norfolk coast beaches

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

The Broads National Park

cArrow roAd

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47 46 sponsors Thank you for the wonderful support of our sponsors. To find out more about the exciting opportunities at The Nest, get in touch with us today. find out more @thenestcsf The Nest - Norfolk’s Community Hub, Holt Rd, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3AQ 01603 984000 thenest.org.uk nest.info@norwichcitycsf.org.uk Every booking made at The Nest supports the work of the Community Sports Foundation. The charity help thousands of people achieve their goals through sport every year. supporting the foundAtion Hugh J
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