• Family Adventures at Marchants Hill


    Set on the edge of a stunning National Trust site, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    family adventures at marchants hill
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  • This Autumn at Marchants Hill


    Weekends, short breaks and more! From just £20pp!

    Something for everyone - including NEW year round weekends and family activity days.

Marchants Hill is set in a beautiful location

Situated close to London, Marchants Hill is set on the edge of the tranquil beauty of the National Trust area known as the Devil’s Punchbowl. All activities take place within 45 acres of lovely wooded grounds which surround the main accommodation areas.

Marchants Hill offers a full range of our classic 1, 2, 4 and 7 night Multi Activity holidays.

There are over 20 different activities all taking place on-site, including three abseil towers, three zip wire lines, low ropes courses, challenge courses, trapezes, as well as giant swings, archery range and a huge activity tower! 

To see how our centres have adapted to the Coronavirus pandemic and any changes you may expect during your stay please click here.


Autumn adventures at PGL Marchants Hill

Take back your family time this September and October at PGL Marchants Hill: 

  • NEW family activity days - half day for £20pp or full day for £35pp (incl lunch)!
  • NEW term-time 1 or 2 night weekend getaways from just £69pp!*
  • October half term 2 or 4 night holidays from just £99pp!*

Check out our Autumn special offers here!


Accommodation is in rooms of 4-6 beds, all of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms.


Our fantastic sports and activity hall offers even more great activities – inside and out. 

It also has two purpose built lakes on-site for raft building and kayaking. 

Marchants Hill Virtual Tour

Experience our virtual tour of Marchants Hill here.

*Please note that activities may differ slightly to those shown in the 360° view. Please refer to the ‘Activities’ section for a full list of activities available at each centre. 

Activities available

Every day is different
This is one of our largest centres, with a superb range of land and water-based activities including abseiling, trapeze, zip wire and giant swing. All of the activities take place on site within our 45 acres of grounds.

Evening Entertainment
Enjoying fun evening activities together as a family has always been part of our inclusive formula but even we recognise that some parents still want a bit of ‘me’ time too. Therefore, we’re introducing some optional new ‘children only’ evening activities into our programme, alongside our existing planned ‘family’ entertainment that you can do together. Our team will supervise your children, who will spend their time with other children of similar ages doing organised activities, leaving you free to relax.

Select an activity for a full description


Time together
Eating together is an important part of any Family holiday and we know how tricky it can be to please everyone in the family. PGL Family Adventures include breakfast, lunch and dinner; making food one less thing for you to think about.

Something for everyone
We source fresh regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. The menu will always include a vegetarian option and we will try to provide a taste of local cuisine whenever possible. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try food influenced by the area they are visiting. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Hot drinks, squash and water are available with meals. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

A dining room with a difference...
Meals will usually be served in the dining room, although at some centres there may be a barbeque on one evening. If you are out and about enjoying an excursion at lunchtime then our catering team will provide a delicious packed lunch for you to take with you.

Food at Caythorpe Court
Download our sample menu


Sample Day

Sample day at Marchants Hill (Based on Classic Multi Activity holidays)
Schedule Activities
Breakfast Wake up and head down to breakfast to fuel up for the day. Choose from a large range including a hot cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurts, porridge and a selection of drinks. Make sure to fill up your drinks bottle to take on to your first activity!
Session 1 Giant Swing
Break Take 10-15 minutes to have a break and get yourself a drink ready for the next session!
Session 2 Abseiling
Lunch Worked up an appetite? Replenish your energy at lunch! In the dining room you'll find nutritious hot and cold options with a great range to suit every taste and dietary requirement. If you have spare time after your lunch, relax with a hot drink ready for the afternoon ahead.
Session 3 Raft Building
Break A chance to reflect on all the activities you've done so far and prepare for the final activity of the day.
Session 4 Orienteering
Dinner Head to the dining room and enjoy dinner with your family. A different menu each day, often with a hot pudding or something lighter if preferred!
Evening Entertainment Enjoy evening entertainment as a family or just send your children and get some 'me time'. With different entertainment each night from quizzes to talent shows, there's something for all the family to enjoy!
Relax Head back to your room or to the bar to relax and wind down. Get a good night's sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


Make sure you check out our Special Offers page here!

Please note the below dates and prices are as reflected in our 2020 Family Adventures brochure. For live availability please email our team on families@pgl.co.uk.

2020 prices
Holiday/ Duration Dates Accommodation Adult price Child price (5-18) Child price (2-4)
Family activity day/
Half day
24/10, 31/10 N/A £20 £20 FREE
Family activity day/
Full day (incl lunch)
24/10, 31/10 N/A £35 £35 FREE
Multi Activity Mini Weekend/
1 nights (Sat-Sun)
26/09, 03/10, 10/10, 17/10 Family room £69 £69 FREE
Multi Activity Mini Weekend/
1 nights (Sat-Sun) 
26/09, 03/10, 10/10, 17/10 Adult and Child rooms £89 £89 FREE
Multi Activity Weekend/
2 nights (Fri-Sun)
25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10 Family room £89 £89 FREE
Multi Activity Weekend/
2 nights (Fri-Sun) 
25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10 Adult and Child rooms £109 £109 FREE
Multi Activity Weekend/
2 nights (Fri-Sun)
23/10, 30/10 Family room £149 £99 £135 £99 FREE
Multi Activity Weekend/
2 nights (Fri-Sun) 
23/10, 30/10 Adult and Child rooms £169 £119 £155 £119 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
4 nights (Mon-Fri)
26/10 Family room £339 £199 £289 £199 FREE
Multi Activity Short Break/
4 nights (Mon-Fri)
26/10 Adult and Child rooms £359 £219 £315 £219 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
24/10 Family room £479 £299 £409 £299 FREE
Multi Activity Holiday/
7 nights (Sat-Sat)
24/10 Adult and Child rooms £509 £329 £439 £329 FREE