Visitor Guide | The Nest

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visitor guide

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contents 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
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The NEST

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A world class, high performance facility for EVERYONE

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to Welcome the nest

Located on the outskirts of Norwich, The Nest is the Community Sports Foundation’s new 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.

06 Clubhouse The Hub Challenge Woods 1 2 3 4 1 3 Car Park 2 Staff Car Park 3 OVERVIEW
07 pitches (numbered) 8 4 1 2 7 5 6 9 4 Car Park 1 pitches (numbered) café toilets bunkboxes coach parking bunkboxes cafe toilets coach parking Pitches (numbered)

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09 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 Full sized state-of-the-art 11-a-side 3G pitch the Norfolk Hire arena
10 Pitch barriers Two dugouts Box nets with stanchions Tended year-round by grounds team Full sized 11-a-side grass pitch The joma arena 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 Pitches for all ages Quality grass pitches
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At the heart of the site, is the new 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.

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Inspire
IT Suite Café Six changing rooms Accessible changing room Physio suite includes
Studio

inspire studio

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200m2 studio space for events,
and classes
Stunning
conferences,
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
Easy-slide sound-proofed partition wall creates two separate spaces 3m jumbo TV screen Ceiling skylights let in natural light Remote-controlled RGB colour changing LED lights Three additional 65” 4K TV screens
17 Suite with iMac computers for meetings, lessons and analysis it suite 10 x 21.5 inch iMac computers 65” inch 4K TV screen with HDMI ports Capacity for 14 Fridge with drink station
18 20m2 FA compliant changing rooms with showers changing rooms On-site physio available Three-section electric physio couch Counter space with handwash sink Ice machine Recover Physio suite physio suite Four player changing rooms Two referee changing rooms Adjoining shower and toilet facilities 50 lockers with electronic combination locks Tactics board
19 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 ACCESSIBLE CHANGING
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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.

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Engage space Play room Board room Dining area and kitchen Showers includes
23 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 engage room Adjoining space, perfect for computer game tournaments Three 4K 55” TV Screens Games consoles play space
24 Full catering kitchen available Seated canteen capacity of 70 at a time On-site catering tailored for group’s needs
Kitchen and dining area 55” inch 4k TV screen with HDMI Charging points around the room Capacity for 8 board room Quiet meeting place
dining area

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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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boxes
Bunk
Great value accommodation for overnight stays
WC WC Staff room Beds 1 & 2 Beds 3 & 4 Beds 5 & 6 Beds 7 & 8 Beds 9 & 10 Beds 11 & 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

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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 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) Our daily cafeteria located inside the Hub building
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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.

Catering

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Parking for 200 vehicles
4K HD Screens & Projectors
Indoor & outdoor sound systems Café Catering refreshments (breakfasts, hot meals, canapes and buffets)
hourly half day full day Rates available
facilities Hearing loop fitted Games & activities available Free WiFi Half day and full date rates available Amenities

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A unique and welcoming setting for our event

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sample itinerary

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

Previous bookers include:

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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 eight 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

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Stays available

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A wonderful first-class football residential complex

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41 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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celebrations at the nest

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

Outdoor & indoor facilities

In-house catering

Friendly staff

birthday parties

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

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fitness classes

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

pitch hire

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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getting here explore the area

Carrow road

Norwich Cathedral

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

by train by air

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

Norwich Castle Carrow Road (match & ground tour)

City centre shopping

North Norfolk Coast beaches Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

The Broads National Park

norfolk’s beaches

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great yarmouth pleasure beach
46 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.
THE FOUNDATION
SUPPORTING

Sponsors

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Thank you for the wonderful support of our sponsors. Hugh J Boswell
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