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Outward - Nutley Edge Activity Breaks – respite holidays

Nutley Edge Cottages,
Horney Common,
East Sussex,
TN22 3EE
Telephone: 020 8980 7101


Nutley Edge is a beautiful rural holiday destination in East Sussex, a stone’s throw from the stunning Ashdown Forest and just an hour and a half from London.

We are owned and managed by Outward, a London-based charity that has been providing care and support to adults with learning disabilities or on the autistic spectrum for over 40 years.

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We are really pleased to introduce our programme of Activity Breaks and to welcome guests to enjoy five days of fun, games, activities and relaxation, all in a safe environment.

Our Activity Breaks are aimed at adults with a learning disability or on the autistic spectrum, and the all-inclusive price covers high-quality accommodation, transportation, meals and refreshments, a choice of activities and staff support (provided by Outward).

We also believe that our holidays offer an excellent respite option for families. 

Our Holidays

We have organised an exciting range of Activity Breaks for different interests and hobbies, including: 

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports & Outdoor Pursuits
  • Mad About Animals
  • East Sussex Sightseeing
  • Halloween & Bonfire Night
  • Festive Fun
  • and much more...

Please get in touch for dates. Most Activity Breaks run from Monday to Friday. We look forward to welcoming you to Nutley Edge for our Activity Breaks!

Where will I be staying?

You will be staying in one of our beautiful cottages, which are grouped around a central courtyard and 17th century Old Farmhouse.

All cottages have two bedrooms, a large bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge with flat-screen TV.

We have two wheelchair-accessible cottages with level access and adjustable beds. Bedding and towels are provided, and there is WIFI available in all the cottages.

Support on an activity break...

Nutley Edge Activity Breaks are suitable for adults with a learning disability or on the autistic spectrum, and we provide an average of one member of support staff for every four guests. However, for guests who require a higher level of support, we are happy to discuss individual needs and arrange a package with increased support.

Our team of welcoming and experienced activity co-ordinators and staff all work for Outward, a registered charity that has been supporting adults with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum for over 40 years.

Our staff provide general day-to-day prompting, support and supervision, to ensure all our guests have a safe, engaging and enjoyable stay.

Guests are more than welcome to bring their own support staff. However, this will be at an extra cost, to cover meals, transportation and accommodation for the member of staff. Please do get in touch if you would like to bring your own support, and we will make sure that all your needs are met.

Time / Date Details

When is it on

Most of our holidays run from Monday to Friday (five days/four nights). The coach leaves at 10.00am on the Monday and returns around 4.00pm on the Friday.

Time of day


Session Information

We run our Activity Breaks throughout the year.
There is roughly one Activity Break per month.
You can choose from different themes for different times of the year.

Other Details


Holidays start from £820
This includes high-quality accommodation, transportation, all meals, activities and staff support.
Please get in touch to get our full price list.

Who is eligible?

There are no specific eligibility criteria. However, the holidays are aimed at adults with learning disabilities or who are on the autistic spectrum.

We will ask for a risk assessment form to be filled out.

Additional Information

Registered Charity No: 800529

Registered company number: 2151434

We are a member of/have the following accreditations:

  • Autism Accreditation
  • The British Assessment Bureau ISO9001 and OHSAS18001
  • The British Safety Council
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Investors in People
  • Mindful Employer
  • The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG)

All Outward staff go through a rigorous learning and development programme to be prepared to deliver high quality care and support services.

All our training courses are mapped against the standards of the Care Certificate and Manager Induction Standards (MIS).

You can be confident that anyone using our services will be treated with respect and will be supported by well-trained staff who know exactly what they are doing.

What to do if you have a complaint

We have a formal complaints process. You can either ask us for a complaints form or can write your own letter, sending this by email to:

or in writing/by post to:

The Quality Team, Outward, Newlon House, 4 Daneland Walk, Hale Village, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9FE

You can also give us a call on 020 8980 7101 and ask to speak to our Quality Team.

If you want to send us some positive feedback, we would love to hear from you.

Just send us your positive feedback by email to:

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People in receipt of a personal budget that they manage can buy our services with their Personal Budget. Contact us for more information.

How to Get Here

Train: The nearest train station is at Uckfield, which is a ten minute taxi drive from Nutley Edge.

Trains run regularly to Uckfield from London Bridge station, journey time 1 hour 20 minutes.

Disabled parking: YES (plenty)

Providing transport to or from the service: 

The price of each Activity Break includes a coach to and from Nutley Edge.

The coach leaves from our office in Hackney, Catherine House, 30 Mare Street, London E8 4RT

So you can just sit back and relax.

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