Marchants Hill

for secondary schools

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About Marchants Hill

It’s easy to forget you’re so close to London at Marchant’s Hill activity centre. Surrounded by acres of woodland at the edge of the Devil’s Punchbowl – an area of outstanding natural beauty - it’s a great location for your secondary school trip.

There are adventure activities on land and water to help your students try something new, challenge themselves and build stronger relationships with each other.

Whether it’s paddling a canoe across the lake, a leap of faith to reach the trapeze bar or a morning’s hike to explore the beautiful surroundings, there’s plenty to discover at Marchant’s Hill.

There are great facilities for your group to use too; we’ve got a sports hall, classrooms and a large playing field; there’s also a games room and disco area for the evenings.

All the accommodation at Marchants Hill is en suite and comfortable.



  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

Bethany House

This converted convent provides self-contained accommodation for groups of up to 94.

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 4-8
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms


  • Sports hall
  • Common / games room
  • Classrooms
  • Drying rooms
  • Large playing field
  • Disco / indoor area
  • Bar
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • Shop

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 Marchants Hill 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 Marchants Hill

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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 Marchants 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 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!