Braeside

Braeside Education

For over 50 years’ Braeside Education Centre has gained an excellent reputation for providing tailor-made outdoor learning experiences, conferences and private hire for individuals, groups, schools, colleges, businesses and the communities.

Our Centre

Braeside Education Centre is centrally located in rural Wiltshire on the North West side of the market town of Devizes. There is excellent access to the countryside, Kennet and Avon canal and Devizes Town, many places of interest are within an easy walking distance and within a short drive are the World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and historic cities of Bath and Salisbury.

What our customers say

"Thank you for this and thank you again so much for all the amazing work you and your colleagues have been doing over the summer to let these courses run, I know that my son and his friends who also attended them have HUGELY benefited from them. Especially as the work from school that was sent home during lockdown was generally aimed very much at the year group average level so he didn't find much of it hugely challenging, so it's been a real blessing to us that he's been able to come on these Braeside courses, he's always come home buzzing! We're really grateful for all the additional work that it must have taken to make them possible, not to mention all the additional admin of rejigging all the dates and diary management!"

AGT&E Parent - August 2020

"My daughter had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a positive experience in these uncertain times. After spending so much of the year at home, it was something of a treat for her to spend time with other children in a learning environment! Thanks again and she is looking forward to her next visit."

AGT&E Parent - August 2020

"My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time spent with you yesterday, she couldn’t stop talking about her experience thank you all so much .... she is already asking to come back."

AGT&E Parent - August 2020

“We had the most amazing time yesterday! From booking through to leaving it was perfect, everyone was so friendly, so well organised and lots of time with Father Christmas and his elf. Thank you so much for making Christmas a little normal and giving the kids and us such a magical experience.”

Christmas Trail Customer - December 2020

“The staff were so welcoming – what a wonderful event! Thank you, we hope to be back again. Lovely to know that Braeside is still in safe hands. Santa was AMAZING – best ever!!!”

Christmas Trail Customer - December 2020

“My husband, two children and I honestly thought it was the BEST Santa event we’ve ever done. Beautifully organised and decorated and all your staff were so kind, thoughtful, and helpful. Thank you so much for having us!”

Christmas Trail Customer - December 2020

Josh, and all the Team at Braeside, Just a quick note to say thank-you for all your help with our Prefect Training Day yesterday. The Centre looks great, the team were all helpful, safe, and friendly and our pupils had a great time, and more importantly, learnt from their experiences. Looking forward to working with you in the future.

Dauntseys School - May 2021

Dear Gaja and the Braeside Team John and I find it hard to put into words exactly how much we felt that Braeside added to our special day. Your whole team from the servers at the feasts to the bar staff were superb. You were all welcoming, but unobtrusive, hands on, but discreet. You left nothing to chance, and it all went like clockwork. We were, of course, blessed with unexpected fabulous weather – perhaps you even ordered that too! Our little suite of rooms set aside for the bride and groom’s party with intercommunicating doors was perfect and the wonderful view and balcony to chill out on and take pictures. The rooms were beautifully dressed for the occasion with lots of little touches to make us all welcome. For example, tea and coffee was served by a lovely real live person and a pretty greeting card with very welcome gift of quality tea mugs with our initials was so thoughtful. We are using them straightaway. We enjoyed having the whole ground floor of your lovely Art Nouveau building to ourselves and it was great having the comfey lounge for guests to take a breather and chill out in between dancing at the disco in the Library or chatting at the intimate little bar which the non dancers really said made it for them, as they could watch the dancing as well. The lighting was spot on with discreet digital enhancement which really made it. The entrance hall was a picture with the drapes and decorations on the main staircase. I was staggered how much you had eliminated the look of everyday, and the fact that during the week it is, after all, an education centre. It was totally transformed to a beautiful house for the wedding. The newly decorated Rose Room so light and airy with its pretty delicate sage green wall colour, creamy accessories was also a delight with sun streaming in and the white chairs and it all was perfect for the actual ceremony with everyone facing the beautiful windows looking onto the garden. You have done a great job in there. Later when you changed its personality for the piano cabaret we all enjoyed, was a lovely intimate setting for that too. Your staff were always on hand if needed with a smile and instant help. Please thank them from John and I. I don’t know how you managed it but the dining room was such a transformation from its daytime use. Our afternoon tea was superb and everyone enjoyed it. A special mention must be made for our chef in the evening. His passion for his cooking came across and even though we thought we were stuffed from all the afternoon tea goodies, when it came to it, the gorgeous aromas of the hot street food gave us all renewed appetite, and I for one could not resist seconds! I will certainly spread the word that Devizes has a superb venue for weddings now, and in fact, for any celebration. Well done to you all and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Yours sincerely Di & John

D & J - Wedding Guests March 2022