barton hall
south devon

for primary schools

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About Barton Hall

At the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by, it’s easy to see why Barton Hall adventure centre is so popular with primary schools.

There’s a heated outdoor pool for your pupils to enjoy some Aquafun, a watersports lake for a raft-building adventure and many other inspiring activities that will encourage your pupils to grow in confidence as they help and support each other.

Cosy accommodation is provided in our mansion house or purpose-built chalets. All accommodation is en suite and your pupils will enjoy their home away from home as they unwind after an inspirational day of learning and adventure.

Accommodation

Main House and Surrounding Chalets

  • Pupils - En suite rooms sleep 4-10 in the main house and 4-6 in chalets
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms

Facilities

  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Classrooms
Barton Hall Interactive Centre Map for Primary Schools

Take a look around the centre (requires Flash Player)

Activities available

Engaging children to learn through adventure is what we're all about. Our adventure activities are 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

Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food
Our meals are freshly cooked, balanced and will give your pupils plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day. 

Our little extras
In addition to our fantastic range of hot meals, (which are freshly prepared and include vegetarian options), we offer tasty, healthy, homemade soup every day. There’s also a wide variety of fresh fruit and salad options at our salad bar – it’s great when they want to try something new!

Fussy Eaters?
We know some of your pupils may be particular about what they eat. Don’t worry though, whether it’s because of special dietary needs or simply someone who’s really particular, we will always find something to suit any special requests you may have. And if they’re still hungry, we can offer alternatives and extra food.

Looking after you
Good meals in an efficient and clean environment is always a given with us, but we like to do much more. We go all-out to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in pleasant, attractive surroundings to help you to enjoy dining with us.

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary Schools at Barton Hall
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!

Excursions in Devon for Primary Schools

  • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Buckfast Abbey
  • Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Otter Sanctuary
  • Bygones
  • Dartmouth Castle
  • The Eden Project
  • The Golden Hind
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Torquay Museum