family adventures at barton hall

Devon

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
  • 3 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.

New for 2016, you can now 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 £5 pp, per activity session booked.

Prices from £215 per adult, £169 per child 

Remember under 5's go FREE!

Accommodation

Accommodation is either in the main house or in purpose-built chalets in the grounds.

Both offer simple, mostly bunk bedded rooms, with various sizes of family rooms or separate adult and child rooms (with up to four children in a room next door to parents).

All accommodation is en-suite and adult and family rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.

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!

Highlights:

  • 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 
Barton Hall Facilities

Activities available

Every day is different
Our biggest and most popular adventure centre has upto 25 fantastic activities on offer, including raft building, climbing and zip wire! This lovely centre has something for everyone, with a big range of pre-planned activities and plenty of alternatives including tennis, board games, the chill out zone and of course, the heated pool.

Plus, unique to Barton, there’s a ‘swap shop’ allowing you to change your activities with other families during your stay, if you wish. Barton also runs their well-known ‘Family Challenge Day’ where families can compete in a friendly, fun atmosphere throughout the day. You’ll take part in a range of activities including archery and orienteering to see which family will top the leader board!

Exclusive 'flexi-sessions' 
Exclusive to Barton Hall, these are dailys session that allows 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. New for 2016 you can now 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, not later than 2 weeks before your holiday starts on 0333 321 2114 and costs £5pp, per activity session booked. 

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.

In the area
South Devon is the perfect place for you to spend your family holiday. Here are just a few of the popular family friendly attractions all located near Barton Hall:

  • Paignton Zoo
  • Woodlands Family Theme Park
  • Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park
  • Shaldon Wildlife Centre
  • National Marine Aquarium
  • Numerous beautiful local sandy beaches including Torquay, Paignton, Blackpool Sands, Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren to name just a few!
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Food

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.

Drinks
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate 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.
 

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 Trapeze
Break Take 10-15 minutes to have a break and get yourself a drink ready for the next session!
Session 2 Raft Building
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 - Exclusive to Barton Hall, this is a daily session that allows 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. New for 2016 you can now 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 costs £5pp, per activity session booked.
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 Jacob's Ladder
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.

Prices

2016 Barton Hall Multi Activity Adult and Child Room Prices
Holiday/ Dates
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Adult Child (5-18) Child (2-4)
Multi Activity Short Break/
3 nights (Fri-Mon)
27/05
£239 £189 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
3 nights (Fri-Mon)
05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08
£259 £199 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
4 nights (Mon-Fri)
30/05, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08, 29/08
£359 £299 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
28/05
£465 £379 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08
£499 £419 FREE
2016 Barton Hall Multi Activity Family Room Prices
Holiday/ Dates
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Adult Child (5-18) Child (2-4)
Multi Activity Short Break/
3 nights (Fri-Mon)
27/05
£215 £169 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
3 nights (Fri-Mon)
05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08
£235 £185 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
4 nights (Mon-Fri)
30/05, 08/08, 15/08, 22/08, 29/08
£339 £279 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
28/05
£429 £339 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08
£459 £379 FREE

Prices (£). All UK Multi Activity holidays are based on own travel.

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

“Beautiful location and grounds with lovely views of Torquay. Perfect for the holiday.”
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Pomfret Family
May 2015
“Amazing site, well set out in beautiful grounds with an outdoor pool - gorgeous in the sunshine.”
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Iredale Family
May 2015
“Barton Hall had all you could wish for the accommodation is basic but enough. The food was great and plentiful. The staff were friendly and professional. ”
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West Family
June 2015