Marchants Hill

for primary schools

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About Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill adventure centre is conveniently placed for residential trips for primary schools from London and the surrounding area. We've got 45 acres of beautiful grounds packed with adventure activities, including watersports on the on-site lake. There are also stunning hiking routes nearby.

In the evenings, pupils will enjoy a packed evening entertainment programme before retiring to their comfortable en suite accommodation in our-purpose built lodges. Bethany House is also a popular accommodation choice for groups looking for sole occupancy.


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  • Pupils - 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.

  • Pupils - 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

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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 Marchants Hill 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

  • Cabinet War Rooms
  • Flagship Portsmouth
  • London Dungeon
  • London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • National History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • The West End
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

Centre address

PGL Marchants Hill
Tilford Road
GU26 6RF

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