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Château d’Ebblinghem

The perfect school trip accommodation

NST's Château d'Ebblinghem has been specifically renovated to provide a superb standard of accommodation for school and youth groups.

Just a short hop across the Channel will open up a wide range of learning experiences for Cultural, French LanguageWWII History & WWI History groups. For an overview of the facilities and support available at Château d’Ebblinghem, watch our mini-movie…

About Château d’Ebblinghem

Château d’Ebblinghem is NST’s very own 19th century French country house set in a rural location 8km east of St Omer in Northern France, and just 45 minutes from the Channel ports and 2 hours from Brussels and Paris airports.

One-Group Accommodation

There are three separate buildings at the Château, each designed to accommodate one group. You will have sole occupancy of your building including your own dining room and meeting room. All rooms in all three buildings are bright, modern and clean, and feature a private shower, toilet and washbasin.

Your Group’s Safety & Security

The secluded location of NST’s Château d’Ebblinghem, and the fact that each group has its own accommodation block, will no doubt be a major reassurance to teachers and parents. In addition, a member of our staff is always on duty overnight.

Your Own ‘Groupie’ – Your Own Personal Service

Your own Group Co-ordinator, known as your ‘Groupie’, will be your main point of contact at the Château, and it’ll be their job to make your stay as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Your Groupie will:

  • Assist you on arrival to ensure a smooth check-in
  • Discuss all your itinerary arrangements with you, including on-site and off-site activities
  • Travel with you to all your visits to assist with directions and organisation
  • Organise and be present at all your on-site activities
  • Be available to assist with any questions or issues


Meals at the Château provide a nutritious balanced diet which is carefully planned to restore the energy expended during the day’s activities. Breakfast and evening meals are provided on-site and packed lunches are supplied daily. We can be flexible regarding meal times to suit your itinerary, and most special dietary requirements are easily managed.

Excellent Recreational Facilities

Your group will have its own dedicated room for recreational activities, and access to the communal games room. Facilities include:

  • Four hectares of private grounds
  • Two football pitches (one floodlit)
  • Volleyball area and outdoor activities (during summer months)
  • A separate dedicated building housing a games room, teachers’ bar and the Château shop

Organised Evening Activities

These fun leisure-time activities at the Château are designed so you can easily enhance your group’s itinerary with some fun and cultural learning experiences:

  • French Night – Your students will be given the materials, ingredients and instructions (in French or English) to make the perfect French Crêpe, and they’ll enjoy a game of Pétanque too
  • Frogs Legs and Snails – try these French delicacies if you are adventurous enough!
  • Other activities include problem solving, a large scale hide and seek, the ‘Have a Go Show’, a quiz, NST’s Next Top Superhero, a team building sensory trail, and more!

Christmas at the Château

Add some sparkle to your group’s festive season with our fantastic Christmas package at the Château. Click here for full details.