Windmill Hill
East Sussex

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  • Windmill Hill for Youth Groups

Youth residential centre in East Sussex

A popular choice with youth groups from London and the surrounding areas looking for a thrilling adventure experience in the beautiful Sussex Downs.

Located near Hastings, Windmill Hill is a residential adventure centre packed full of activities that can really help motivate, build confidence and promote a positive attitude in young people.

Whether it’s adrenalin-fueled activities in the centre grounds, a relaxing canoeing session on one of our scenic lakes or the challenge to reach the top of Jacob’s ladder, we’ve got all the activities we know your group will love, and more.

The fun doesn’t stop when the day’s activities are over. We’ve got a packed evening programme for your group to enjoy, before retreating back to one of our cosy wooden lodges for some well-deserved rest before doing it all over again the following day!


Accommodation at Windmill Hill is in lodges.

  • Group - En suite rooms, sleeping 5-6
  • Leaders - Twin en suite rooms


  • Classrooms
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (May-Sept)
  • Lakes
  • Recreation & shop area
  • Seminar rooms
  • Sports hall
  • Sports pitches
  • Leaders' bar
  • Leaders' lounges

Explore the facilities, accommodation and activities on a virtual tour (opens in new window):

Virtual Tour of PGL Windmill Hill

Activities available

You can rely on getting the best value for money: activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation are included in the price, as well as round the clock support from our experienced centre team.

The full list of activities available at Windmill Hill is featured below.

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

See the evening entertainment available at Windmill Hill.

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Re-fuel your group
We’ll keep your youth group going throughout the day – there’s plenty of choice at mealtimes with PGL.

We give you more
As well as our delicious, freshly prepared daily menus, we’ve also added some little extras to ensure your group has plenty of variety at mealtimes. We have homemade soup available every day, lots of fresh fruit and all the salad they can eat at our self-service salad bar. Need more? Just speak to a member of our catering team.

Supporting your requirements
We understand there may be members of your youth group who may have special diets, allergies, or simply only like to eat certain things. Let us take care of whatever requests you may have – we’ll do our best to find suitable alternatives and will ensure no one goes hungry.

Mealtimes are better with PGL
We strive to go above and beyond to ensure the dining experience for you and your group meets the very highest standards. We look after our catering facilities and ensure our dining rooms have everything you need for your youth group. Our friendly team are always on hand to offer help and advice when you need them.

Sample Day

Sample day for Youth Groups 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 break in-between

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 break in-between

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!