windmill hill
east sussex

for secondary schools

About Windmill Hill

Located in the stunning Sussex Downs, Windmill Hill activity centre is a popular choice with secondary schools from London and the surrounding areas.

There are some fantastic outdoor learning opportunities in and around the centre. Why not explore Hastings or Leeds castle nearby? There’s plenty of adventure within the centre grounds too, to help your students push themselves and experience personal and team success as they tackle each challenge with the support of their friends.

Watch your students hone their BMX skills around our purpose-built ‘rhythm’ track, watch your high fliers on the zip wire or join in the fun on our challenge course.

There are plenty of great facilities at Windmill Hill too; we’ve got a heated outdoor pool, a sports hall and sports pitches, as well as plenty of classroom space and recreational areas.

Comfortable accommodation is provided in our en suite wooden lodges.

Accommodation

  • Students - Lodges with en suite rooms, sleeping 5-6
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms

Facilities

  • Sports hall
  • Sports pitches
  • Lakes
  • Recreation and shop area
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (May-Sept)
  • Teachers' lounges
  • Seminar rooms and classrooms

Activities available

Engaging children to learn through adventure is what we're all about. Our choice of adventure activities is designed to motivate, build confidence and encourage development.

All activity sessions are led by our well trained, enthusiastic instructors who know exactly how to make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Balanced, great-tasting meals
We’ve got plenty of hot and cold food options for your students to choose from and all our meals are freshly cooked at every mealtime.

Soup and salad – a meal in itself
Our salad bar is always busy at mealtimes and provides a wide choice of healthy, nutritious salad choices for your group. There’s also homemade soup available every day and lots of fresh fruit – they can help themselves!

For the more particular
We’ll do our best to cater for any dietary requirements your students may have. Our catering team will always find something to suit. For those students who just want a bit more, just ask us – we always have extra food available.

Taking pride in what we do
Providing great food in a pleasant and well-maintained environment is important to us. We want to ensure your dining experience is as good as we can make it and we work hard to ensure you have everything you need.

Sample Day

Sample day for Secondary Schools at Windmill Hill
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!