Family Adventures at Barton Hall


Barton hall, set in 46 acres of the English Riviera and with views reaching across to the sea, is our most popular, family-friendly centre.



  • Barton Hall

This lovely family centre has something for everyone...

There are fantastic on-site activities, all situated around the outdoor heated swimming pool at the heart of the centre, including zip wires, giant swings and a lake.

On offer at Barton Hall:

  • 7 night holidays.
  • 4 night short breaks
  • 2 night weekends
  • options to extend your stay at a B&B rate per night

Devon’s warm climate, the great activities on offer and Barton’s beautiful, outdoor heated pool have consistently made Barton Hall our most popular family centre.

It's also the only PGL centre to include 'flexi-sessions' offering additional choice and flexibility within the planned programme of activities.  

These daily sessions allow you to choose to do another multi activity (always offered at each flexi-session), grab some extra time in the heated outdoor pool, play an organised 'family game' or relax in the bar or social areas.

You can also opt to try skiing or 'ringos' activities in one of your flexi-sessions, at the Torquay Alpine Ski Club dry slope that adjoins our centre. Pre-booking is required and cost £10pp, per activity session booked. Please see the activities section below for details on how to book. 


If you choose to make Barton Hall the home of your family adventure, you will stay in either the main house or in purpose-built chalets dotted around the centre. Both accommodation types offer simple, mostly bunk-bedded, en-suite rooms. There are various sizes of family rooms (ideal for smaller families with younger children) or adult and child rooms, with a room for adults and a room adjacent for children. Our family rooms also offer tea and coffee making facilities. 


Once a country mansion, this large, family orientated centre has a range of brilliant facilities including a comfortable lounge, family bar, chill out/games room, sun room and more. You can even try a traditional Devon Cream Tea in the Devonshire Bar. A must have treat!


  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Private 46 acre site  
  • On-site access to Torquay Alpine Ski Club dry ski-slope (optional extra)
  • On-site lake
  • Comfortable lounge
  • Family bar
  • Chill out/games room and sun room
  • Large family dining room 

Activities available

Every day is different
Barton Hall is our most popular adventure centre for families, offering 22 thrilling activities to experience making this the perfect multi activity holiday choice!

Evening entertainment 
Enjoying fun evening activities together as a family has always been part of our inclusive formula but even we recognise that some parents still want a bit of ‘me’ time too.

Therefore, we’re introducing some optional new ‘children only’ evening activities into our programme, alongside our existing planned ‘family’ entertainment that you can do together.

Our team will supervise your children, who will spend their time with other children of similar ages doing organised activities, leaving you free to relax.

Select an activity for a full description


Time together
Eating together is an important part of any Family holiday and we know how tricky it can be to please everyone in the family. PGL Family Adventures include breakfast, lunch and dinner; making food one less thing for you to think about.

Something for everyone
We source fresh regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. The menu will always include a vegetarian option and we will try to provide a taste of local cuisine whenever possible. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try food influenced by the area they are visiting. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Hot drinks, squash and water are available with meals. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

A dining room with a difference...
Meals will usually be served in the dining room, although at some centres there may be a barbeque on one evening. If you are out and about enjoying an excursion at lunchtime then our catering team will provide a delicious packed lunch for you to take with you.

Food at Caythorpe Court
Download our sample menu


Sample Day

Sample day at Barton Hall
Schedule Activities
Breakfast Wake up and head down to breakfast to fuel up for the day. Choose from a large range including a hot cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurts, porridge and a selection of drinks. Make sure to fill up your drinks bottle to take on to your first activity!
Session 1 Giant Swing
Break Take 10-15 minutes to have a break and get yourself a drink ready for the next session!
Session 2 Fencing
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Replenish your energy at lunch! In the dining room you'll find nutritious hot and cold options with a great range to suit every taste and dietary requirement. If you have spare time after your lunch, relax with a hot drink ready for the afternoon ahead.
Session 3 Flexi Session - unique to Barton Hall, choose to spend this session trying another planned activity, grab some extra time in the pool or relax with a Devon cream tea in the bar!
Break A chance to reflect on all the activities you've done so far and prepare for the final activity of the day.
Session 4 Crate Challenge
Dinner Head to the dining room and enjoy dinner with your family. A different menu each day, often with a hot pudding or something lighter if preferred!
Evening Entertainment Enjoy evening entertainment as a family or just send your children and get some 'me time'. With different entertainment each night from quizzes to talent shows, there's something for all the family to enjoy!
Relax Head back to your room or to the bar to relax and wind down. Get a good night's sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


2018 Barton Hall Prices
Holiday/ Dates
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Accommodation Adult Price Child Price (5-18) Child Price (2-4)
NEW 2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
01/06, 20/07, 27/07, 03/08, 10/08, 17/08
Adult and child room £179 £159 FREE
NEW 2 nights (Fri-Sun)/
01/06, 20/07, 27/07, 03/08, 10/08, 17/08
Family room £159 £139 FREE
2 nights (Sat-Mon)/
26/05, 25/08
Adult and child room £199 £179 FREE
2 nights (Sat-Mon)/
26/05, 25/08
Family room £179 £159 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
28/05, 23/07, 30/07, 06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08
Adult and child room £389 £329 FREE
4 nights (Mon-Fri)/
28/05, 23/07, 30/07, 06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08
Family room £359 £299 FREE
7 nights (Sat-Sat)/
21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08
Adult and child room £529 £449 FREE
7 nights (Sat-Sat)/
21/07, 28/07, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08, 25/08
Family room £489 £409 FREE

Want to stay longer?

Do you want to extend your stay by few extra days to explore more of the surrounding area? You can now book bed and breakfast accommodation at Barton Hall so that you can extend your stay. You can stay as many extra nights as you wish (subject to availability) and whilst they won’t include a programme of activities for your family, it will give you the opportunity to discover what the beautiful South Devon region has to offer. Just £29 pp, per night. Please call us for further details on 0333 321 2114.

Customer reviews of this centre

“The staff were amazing I was so impressed with the attitude and their ability to interact so well will all of the children with such a wide age range. They injected lots of fun but remained in control of the activities.”
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Bowry Family
July 2017
“Lovely surroundings, brilliant equipment, laid back atmosphere, simple but comfortable accommodation and lots of amazing staff!”
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Gerrard Family
August 2017
“Secure, quiet location, with a good range of facilities.”
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Vila Family
August 2017