Region: South West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Manor House Hotel, Fowley Cross,, Nr Okehampton, Devon EX20 4NA

Contact: 0800 197 7611



We are a sport and craft hotel complex like no other. With unrivalled indoor and outdoor facilities we are the ideal place for your next activity holiday. We aim to provide a wonderful opportunity for children to experience new challenges, whilst learning valuable life skills, gaining confidence and most of all having a fun packed, active holiday that they’ll never forget.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Many schools return year after year, finding that our activity holidays develop independence and allow students the chance to bond with both their peers and teachers in our idyllic and informal setting. Plus all our breaks are great value and include all of your activities and meals so there’s no need to worry about any hidden costs once you arrive.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We have an extensive range of over 50 activities available for you to try. From team sports to craft activities, tennis to bowls, the choice is yours. Our dedicated schools co-ordinator and activities team are here for you. Just let us know which activities you’d like to take part in and we’ll put together a bespoke programme for your group. PLUS once you arrive our fully trained activity staff can run your sessions giving you more time to enjoy the activities and create fantastic memories that your group will never forget.


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What size groups do they cater for?

We cater for groups of any size.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We provide all of the facilities and equipment needed during your break. Brochures detailing all of our activities are also available.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes - no restrictions.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We can provide risk assessments for all of the activities that we offer and all of our staff are fully qualified and CRB checked.


What are the contact details for their education officer?

Please call 0800 118 2591 For accommodation and initial enquiries please ask for Julie. To put together a bespoke programme to fulfill all of your needs please ask for Michael Durston. Alternatively you can email:

What does it cost?

Prices are per child /and per accompanying adult. We offer a generous discount of 12.5% to groups with over 20 children. Prices vary throughout the year.  For example a 4night midweek break in June 2015, for a group of over 20 children, would cost £186 per child.

Is specific clothing required?

You DO need to pack sports clothing, general outdoor clothing, a coat, swimming kit, trainers and for those doing off-site activities we recommend a small backpack to carry your lunch and a drink.

You DO NOT need to pack rackets, balls, bibs or any other equipment. Bath towels and bedding are provided in all rooms. Swimming towels are available to hire from reception (£5 returnable deposit + £1 hire charge).

Do you have first aid on site?

A first aider is available on site at all times

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

We have a small selection of toiletries such as toothpaste and shampoo available at reception. We also sell a selection of postcards, clothing and souvenirs. Wi-Fi is available in the bar/lounge area. A separate dining room will be arranged for your group.

Are there disabled facilities?

We have a small number of bedrooms with built in wet rooms suitable for disabled guests. We recommend that you discuss your requirements with us at the time of booking so that we can ensure that all of your needs will be met during your stay.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open everyday throughout the year.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“There are lots of activities for the pupils to enjoy... there is something for everyone” - St James Independent

“A fun filled activity week. Excellent facilities, fantastic food, super staff” - Royal High Junior School, Bath

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bowling Climbing Crafts Equestrian Activities Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Residential School Trips Sports Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Citizenship Dance Design and Technology Drama English Engineering Environmental Studies Geography History ICT Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Media MFL Music PE PSHE Religious Education Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December