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 school residential trips.

There’s a heated outdoor pool, 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.

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Main House and Surrounding Chalets

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


  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Classrooms

Explore the facilities, accommodation and activities in our virtual tour.

Barton Hall Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

Activities available

All activity sessions are led by our well trained, enthusiastic instructors and are specially designed to motivate, build confidence and encourage development in pupils.

The full list of activities available at Barton Hall is featured below. Each evening there'll be a lively activity programme to enjoy too. 

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

  • A mix of hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Teacher Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Schedule Activities
07.00 - 08.50 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead with a hearty breakfast.
08.50 - 12.00 Morning activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
12.00 - 13.50 Enjoy a fresh and tasty two-course hot lunch and some free time.
13.50 - 17.00 Afternoon activities - 2 sessions with a 10 minute break in-between.
17.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different dinner menu each day.
19.00 - 21.00 1 hour of activities - discos, campfires, quizzes and more - our evening activity programme keeps everyone engaged until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's ready to do it all again tomorrow!

Excursions 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

Centre address

PGL Barton Hall
Kingskerswell Road

FREE Teacher Preview Weekends

FREE Teacher Preview Weekends

Try out some of our exciting adventure activities for yourself on a Teacher Preview Weekend.