Barton Hall
South Devon

for secondary schools

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About Barton Hall

In a fantastic location near Torquay on the English Riviera, close to Dartmoor and several blue flag beaches, Barton Hall has plenty to offer secondary school groups looking for some inspirational outdoor learning opportunities.

Barton Hall is packed with adventure activities your group will love, along with great facilities including a heated outdoor pool, a lake for watersports and even a dry ski slope! At the end of a busy day, relax in our comfortable en-suite accommodation in our cosy mansion house or purpose-built chalets.

Accommodation

Main House and Surrounding Chalets

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

Facilities

  • 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 (opens in new window):

Barton Hall Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

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 available at Barton Hall is featured below. Every evening there's also a lively entertainment programme to enjoy, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime.

See the evening entertainment available at Barton Hall

Select an activity for a full description

Food

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. 

  • Hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Homemade soup every day
  • 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

Sample day for Secondary Schools at Barton Hall
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!