Winmarleigh Hall

for secondary schools

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About Winmarleigh Hall

There are 50 acres of adventure packed into the grounds at Winmarleigh activity centre. Located near the Forest of Bowland, Winmarleigh is popular with secondary schools in the north west of England and can offer some inspirational learning outside the classroom opportunities for your group.

Watch them build confidence as they leap for the trapeze bar, discover the natural leaders in a raft building challenge and see the quieter students come out of themselves as they brave the giant swing!

There are some fantastic adventure activities on land and water to experience at Winmarleigh and there are also some great facilities. We have floodlit activity areas, sports pitches, games rooms and lots of classroom space to take advantage of.

Our spacious Victorian mansion house can comfortably accommodate secondary school groups of all sizes and offers a welcome retreat after an action-packed day.


Main House

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 2-10
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

Patten House

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 2-6
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms

The Stables

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 2-6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms


  • Games rooms
  • Lakes
  • Football pitch
  • Floodlit activity areas
  • Teachers' lounges
  • Shop
  • Drying rooms
  • Classrooms

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Activities available

Engaging children to learn through adventure is what we're all about. Our adventure activities are designed to motivate, build confidence and encourage development.

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 Winmarleigh Hall is featured below.
Each evening there'll be a lively evening entertainment programme to enjoy too, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime!

See the evening entertainment available at Winmarleigh Hall

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Balanced, great-tasting meals
We’ve got plenty of hot and cold food options for your students to choose from and all our meals are freshly cooked at every mealtime.

Soup and salad – a meal in itself
Our salad bar is always busy at mealtimes and provides a wide choice of healthy, nutritious salad choices for your group. There’s also homemade soup available every day and lots of fresh fruit – they can help themselves!

For the more particular
We’ll do our best to cater for any dietary requirements your students may have. Our catering team will always find something to suit. For those students who just want a bit more, just ask us – we always have extra food available.

Taking pride in what we do
Providing great food in a pleasant and well-maintained environment is important to us. We want to ensure your dining experience is as good as we can make it and we work hard to ensure you have everything you need.

Sample Day

Sample day for Secondary Schools at Winmarleigh 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!