Hillcrest
Herefordshire

for Brigades and Cadets

About Hillcrest

Hillcrest adventure activity centre is a great choice if you are bringing a Boys’ or Girls’ Brigade Juniors group, perhaps on their first residential trip away from home.

The homely atmosphere and relatively small size offers a friendly environment that will help your group have fun together and build confidence as they experience our range of adventure activities within the grounds.

For those who like to explore, we have walking trails that focus on nature or history – it’s a great way for your group to learn something new in such beautiful surroundings, while keeping active and engaged.

We have a great range of facilities at Hillcrest too, there’s a basketball court, floodlit playing field, a common room and lots of indoor spaces to use after the day’s activities.

Accommodation

Dormitories

  • Groups - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-16 with showers and toilets located close by
  • Leaders - Single or twin rooms, en suite or with private facilities nearby

Facilities

  • Basketball court
  • Floodlit playing field
  • Indoor space
  • Group common room
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Shop
Hillcrest Interactive Centre Map for Brigades and Cadets

Take a look around the centre (requires Flash Player)

Activities available

Even though Hillcrest is a small centre, there's plenty of choice when it comes to activities for your Brigades or Cadets including watersports.

These include canoeing on the beautiful River Wye and canoeing, kayaking and dragon boating at our very own private lake nearby.

The full list of activities is featured below.

There's plenty to keep everyone busy in the evenings too, with lively entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Hillcrest.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Healthy, happy dining at PGL
Our food is nutritious, freshly-prepared and most of all – delicious! We have lots of choice for your group too.

Because mealtimes are an adventure too!
Whether they’re choosing their favourites from our self-service salad bar, trying out the soup of the day, or picking up some fresh fruit to take with them for a challenging day ahead, Brigades and Cadet groups love mealtimes at PGL.

More food? No problem!
We want your group to leave our dining room full up and with a smile on their faces! We always have more food for those with hearty appetites and we can cater for a range of special diets too.

Relax at mealtimes
Mealtimes are a great opportunity for your Brigades or Cadets to relax, have fun together and swap stories about the day’s adventures. Our dining facilities are spacious, well-equipped and our friendly staff will always be on hand to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness to ensure it’s a pleasurable dining experience for all.

Sample Day

Sample day for Brigades and Cadets at Hillcrest
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!