Facilities and Activities for schools and groups

Spoilt for choice

Barton Camp is well-equipped to provide for the needs of a wide range of groups. We like to think that the best thing we can offer is fresh air and stunning countryside, but here are some of the other things you'll find at Barton Camp.

Flexible accommodation

  • Dormitory accommodation for small and large groups, up to a max of 101 children and carers (66 in the Main Centre and 35 in the Harvey Center).
  • Provision for adult carers in separate adjoining rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen and dining room
  • Catering service (menu planning, cooking etc) available if required
  • Barbecue terrace
  • Coach and car park
  • Onsite maintenance staff available as required

Since those early days, Barton Camp has been used to house evacuees from London during the second World War and has celebrated its centenary with veterans who visited from the 1920s onwards.

Today Barton Camp is run by a small group of unpaid volunteers who work hard to maintain its success and thousands of children come to stay every year to benefit from the very special experience that our splendid facilities offer.

I felt happy and safe"

Sports and play

  • Large indoor sports hall
  • Heated open-air swimming pool with adjacent showers
  • Extensive sports fields and outdoor play areas
  • Play chalet for younger children
  • Nature trail and arboretum

Meetings and study

  • Well-equipped indoor activity centre
  • Separate areas for smaller study groups
  • Outdoor seated relaxation areas
  • Wildlife hut