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About us

Opened in 1994 by Peter and Mandy Cooper, Hooke Court remains a small family run business where the quality and safety of the service we provide is paramount. 

With an educational background, Mandy has carefully guided Hooke Court into the 21st century and ensured the Centre delivers, and will continue to deliver, high quality educational programmes for schools.

When Peter and Mandy first came to Hooke Court in Dorset it was an empty and somewhat derelict group of buildings, which were in great need of a huge amount of love and attention.  Over the years they have sensitively restored the 14th century Manor House and its surrounding grounds and buildings to provide superb accommodation for the field study centre. 

Since then Hooke Court has grown from strength to strength and now has 5 separate units of accommodation as well as a camp site for the summer months and 24 acres of grounds where children can enjoy a wealth of activities. 

Today Hooke Court not only has a field study centre in Dorset but also one in Wales, which can be enjoyed on an exclusive basis and offers the same excellent facilities as its sister centre in Dorset with one distinctive difference; it’s less than 5 minutes walk from some of the most beautiful beach landscape in the country!  It’s the perfect venue for a coastal studies field trip.

Hooke Court Dorset and Wales are busy all the year round offering self catering accommodation during the school holidays for family groups as well as other specialist parties such as the Hash House Harriers and the International Women’s Motorbiking Association.


Hooke Court Dorset also provides superb conference and function facilities; perfect for parties, weddings and other events. Hooke Court Weddings


Also within the grounds of Hooke Court Dorset is a small exclusive Nursery school, which caters for children from the age of 2 to 5 years old.  wrensnursery.co.uk

The Court has a fascinating history involving many notable figures through the ages. An excavation of the lawns by Channel 4's Time Team revealed finds indicating the wealth and importance of previous owners. The grounds and historical house provide a truly sensational setting for any holiday - be it for education or for fun.


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