Marchants Hill

for primary schools


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About Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill adventure centre is conveniently placed for primary schools from London and the surrounding area. It’s close to London but once you’re here, it’s like being in the countryside.

We’ve got 45 acres of grounds and woodland for your group to discover the many adventure activities on offer, including watersports on the on-site lake.For something a little bit different, why not give your pupils a taste for the real outdoors on a hiking trip to explore the beautiful surroundings nearby?

After a busy day’s activities, pupils can enjoy an evening entertainment programme full of games and fun, supervised by our friendly centre staff.

Comfortable accommodation is provided in purpose-built lodges in the grounds and in Bethany House, a popular choice for groups looking for sole occupancy. All accommodation is en suite.



  • 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 who know exactly how to make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents.

The full list of activities at Marchants Hill is featured below.

Evening entertainment sessions are also available to enjoy each evening, led by the lively PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Marchants Hill.

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

Our little extras
In addition to our fantastic range of hot meals, (which are freshly prepared and include vegetarian options), we offer tasty, healthy, homemade soup every day. There’s also a wide variety of fresh fruit and salad options at our salad bar – it’s great when they want to try something new!

Fussy Eaters?
We know some of your pupils may be particular about what they eat. Don’t worry though, whether it’s because of special dietary needs or simply someone who’s really particular, we will always find something to suit any special requests you may have. And if they’re still hungry, we can offer alternatives and extra food.

Looking after you
Good meals in an efficient and clean environment is always a given with us, but we like to do much more. We go all-out to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in pleasant, attractive surroundings to help you to enjoy dining with us.

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary 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 break in-between

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 break in-between

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!

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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