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Facilities at Marle Hall

The site of Marle Hall dates back to the 1500s where there was originally a monastery. The present house was built in 1661 but has had many modifications and refurbishments since then. It became a residential outdoor education centre when Warwickshire County Council purchased it in 1971. As you enter the front hall you can still feel the grandeur of a stately mansion.

 

Dining Room.

The Dining Room is laid out with tables sitting between 6 and 10 people. We serve good quality homemade food with a varied menu, and can cater for all dietary requirements, given sufficient notice. Breakfast and evening meals are served by 'family service', that is where the food is brought to the table and then you help to serve each other, and clear away afterwards. Lunch is provided as a packed lunch with a variety of choices of sandwich fillings. A great deal of social learning takes place in the dining room.

Bedrooms and wash facilities.

Marle Hall has over 80 beds, and can easily accommodate 70 young people and accompanying staff. Bedrooms are warm and comfortable and sleep between two and ten people, mostly on bunk beds. There are a few single or twin rooms available for staff use, which are generally situated amongst the dormitories for ease of supervision. The rooms are spread over two separate floors, with distinct areas on each floor.

Each area has its own hot showers, toilets and washing facilities. Staff bedrooms have separate toilet/washing facilities and some have an en-suite shower. Many bedrooms also have their own washbasin.

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Cloakroom, Boot Room and Drying Room.

Shortly after your arrival at Marle Hall you will be issued with some equipment, including a set of waterproof clothing, a rucksack and walking boots if appropriate. The cloakroom, boot room and drying room provide facilities for you to look after and to store your kit for the duration of your stay.

You will each have an individual numbered peg for your waterproofs, a space for your boots and access to the drying room to ensure that your clothes are dry for the next activity. This equipment is your responsibility to look after.

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Common Room & Tuck Shop.

The Common Room is a shared area for young people to relax during their free time and exchange stories of experiences and adventures. It has comfortable chairs as well as a pool table, table football and many other games. There is also a tuck shop which sells a variety of goodies including gifts to remind you of Marle Hall.

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Classrooms.

Marle Hall has 3 large classrooms, two in the main building and one outside. All rooms have screens and versatile seating and tables, and are thus adaptable for many different uses. One is ideal as a fieldwork laboratory and has a variety of equipment to support curriculum work. We aim to include more IT provision in the near future.

 

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Staff Room.

The staff room is a haven for visiting staff to relax on returning from activities or in the evenings. It is equipped with large comfortable sofas, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, microwave, television, PC with wireless internet access, and a safe to lock away any valuables. The staff room is also the venue for morning staff meetings when Marle Hall tutors and visiting staff discuss and finalise the day’s programme.

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On-site facilities

In the grounds of Marle Hall we have a range of activities available to you without having to leave the Centre. Close to the building we have a low ropes course and two high ropes courses, plus a zip wire, which provide challenges at an individual and team level. We have two nightlines packed with obstacles to find your way through in the dark, plus a collection of problem-solving tasks that will challenge your team physically and mentally. In the woods we have a number of orienteering courses to cater for all levels of ability, and in the main building we have our own weather station which you can use to get a detailed weather forecast each morning.

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Equipment.

Here at Marle Hall we make sure you have the right equipment to keep you safe and allow you to fully participate in all the activities. Whatever you are doing, whether it is rock climbing, exploring underground mines, kayaking, sea level traversing, or undertaking a river study, we have all the specialist equipment to ensure a safe, informative and fun day out.

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Centre Transport.

The Centre has two of its own 17 seat minibuses to transport groups to venues, and we hire in further transport in the form of minibuses, people carriers or even coaches, to meet course needs.  We also have an estate car which is used for many different purposes, giving extra flexibility. All vehicles are regularly serviced and have safety checks to comply with all appropriate regulations.

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Corporate Facilities & Room Hire.

The Centre is available to be used for meetings, conferences or as a corporate training venue. Rooms may be hired on a day/half day basis, and can be booked with or without tea/coffee/lunch. All rooms have screens, and we are happy to provide a digital projector, OHP, flipchart, etc if required.

You may use us purely as a venue to run your own training programmes, or we can provide management training and team building programmes for you, using our on-site facilities, or perhaps going further a field into the outdoors.

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