Who We Are

Ford Castle - Northumberland

Ford Castle is part of the Ford and Etal Estates owned by the Joicey family since 1907. We’ve been a residential centre since the 1950s, run at first by Northumberland County Council and since 2012 by our company, The Château Beaumont Group in partnership with the council. Our partnership ensures that the beautiful architecture, landscapes and unique educational opportunities are accessible to children for years to come.

The Château Beaumont Family of companies is experienced in the providing school trips to France; we’ve been running our centre in France for over 15 years. We provide residential trips for groups in the UK during school time, and now over the summer holidays we run language camps both in England and France. We have a great mix of English classes and sports activities in both of our outdoor activity centres, and we provide friendly, educational and fun children’s’ holidays in unique settings.

Château Beaumont is registered with the guardianship authorities of both France and England.