Barton Hall
South Devon

for secondary schools

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About Barton Hall

Choose Barton Hall activity centre for your secondary school trip and enjoy a fantastic location near Torquay.

Close to Dartmoor and with several blue flag beaches nearby, there’s plenty to offer secondary school groups looking for some inspirational outdoor learning opportunities.

For those that like to explore, we can lead coastal walks that are a great way for your students to learn more about the beautiful landscape that surrounds the centre.

For those who prefer to stay within the centre grounds, Barton Hall is packed full of all the adventure activities your secondary school pupils will love!

We’ve got great facilities too; there’s a heated outdoor pool, a lake for watersports and even a dry ski slope!

At the end of a busy day, your group can relax in our comfortable en suite accommodation within our cosy mansion house or purpose-built chalets.

Accommodation

Main House and Surrounding Chalets

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 4-10 in the main house and 4-6 in chalets
  • Teachers - Single or 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 Secondary Schools

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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.

The full list of activities available at Barton Hall is featured below.
Each evening there'll be a lively evening entertainment programme to enjoy too, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime!

See the evening entertainment available at Barton Hall

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Balanced, great-tasting meals
We’ve got plenty of hot and cold food options for your students to choose from and all our meals are freshly cooked at every mealtime.

Soup and salad – a meal in itself
Our salad bar is always busy at mealtimes and provides a wide choice of healthy, nutritious salad choices for your group. There’s also homemade soup available every day and lots of fresh fruit – they can help themselves!

For the more particular
We’ll do our best to cater for any dietary requirements your students may have. Our catering team will always find something to suit. For those students who just want a bit more, just ask us – we always have extra food available.

Taking pride in what we do
Providing great food in a pleasant and well-maintained environment is important to us. We want to ensure your dining experience is as good as we can make it and we work hard to ensure you have everything you need.

Sample Day

Sample day for Secondary 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!