Groups

Imagine gathering your group around the glowing embers of the campfire whilst you look back over a thrilling day of tree climbing, building rafts and learning bushcraft skills. Today you saw the young people in your group overcome their deep fears, pushing their limits beyond what they believed capable of and helping each other; today they strengthened their self-confidence and resilience and learnt about trust and respect. Still buzzing from their experience of the last few days, they’ve bonded as a peer group and created lasting friendships and memories they will carry home.

Being immersed in the beautiful and safe surroundings of Heatree’s 180 acre estate provides a unique and inspiring place for exploring and sharing faith, for food and fellowship; and space for reflection, to disconnect and to reconnect.

It is important to us that our centre is a community where people have the space to share quality time and grow together. Whether you are staying for a weekend or longer, or if you come with your youth group, church family or just simply for some time away as a group, our team is ready to provide all you need to create an enjoyable and memorable experience.

If you have not brought a group here before, we are happy to arrange a preview visit with group leaders where we can give you a tour of our facilities and outside spaces. Please email bookings@heatree.org or call 01647 221307 to book this.

Accommodation and Facilities

Our three accommodation wings, Heatree, Farmhouse and Stables, offer private accommodation and facilities for your group. Our bedrooms are dorm-style bunk bedded rooms and the majority have en-suite facilities.

Follow this link to find out more about our accommodation facilities and staying with us.

Our extensive grounds include lawns, fields, woodlands and moorland, providing plenty of space to explore and use as part of your programme. A short walk from the main building is an indoor sports barn which includes a bouldering wall, and is ideal for unihoc and five-a-side football during inclement weather. We also have a Bronze age roundhouse and garden on-site which is particularly suitable for small groups (maximum capacity of 30) where groups can gather around the fire for a truly immersive experience into history, or alternatively for use as a peaceful prayer or worship space as part of your programme.

There is no charge to use the sports barn or roundhouse however please book these spaces in advance as there may be other groups on-site.

We also offer:

  • Free on-site parking with turning space for coaches
  • Free wi-fi
  • Out of hours duty warden
  • Internet phones for group leaders
  • Easy access to the moors and local areas of interest

If you have not been to Heatree before we recommend coming for a preview visit where we will be happy to show you round and answer any questions. Please speak to us directly to arrange this on 01647 221307 or email bookings@heatree.org

Catering

Fully Catered

Our kitchen team provides fresh and wholesome meals, all of which are cooked on site using local produce. We do our very best to accommodate any special dietary requirements or provide alternatives where this is not possible.

If you have specific food allergies or dietary needs that you wish to discuss, our kitchen team will be happy to help, please call 01647 221927.

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and squash are always readily available throughout your stay in our dining rooms. There are fridges available for storing your own items, or for any medication requiring cool storage.

A typical menu includes:

  • Breakfast of cereals, toast, jam, yogurt, tea, coffee and fruit juice.
  • Lunch of deli-style filled sandwich baps with a choice of fresh fruit, crisps, chocolate bar and yogurt.
  • A hot two course evening meal consisting of a main and dessert.
  • Supper cake (for example flapjacks, shortbread, Victoria sponge or chocolate cake) is made available in the evening or as otherwise requested.

Heatree holds the Five Star Food Hygiene ‘Scores on the Doors’ rating (last reviewed in July 2022).

Self-catering

All of our kitchens are fully equipped for self-catered groups, with excellent amenities including heated serving units, dishwashers and plenty of cold storage space. Full guidelines on what equipment is provided and how to use our appliances are given in our Guest Handbook (available for download) and your welcome host will also go through this when you arrive.

Please be aware that Heatree is a nut-free centre and we kindly ask guests to not bring any food items containing nuts, (this includes peanut butter, hazelnut spread or cakes containing nuts).

Activity Sessions

As a Christian charity with a mission to help children and young people improve their mental health, alongside physical, emotional and spiritual development, our activity sessions are designed to help young minds explore and learn about the Christian faith whilst developing key life skills such as self-confidence, respect and trusting in others. Set amongst the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, our sessions provide opportunities for young minds to increase their wonder and understanding of our natural world.

For our full list of activities click here.

Any activity sessions need to be booked in advance and we recommend booking these as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as they are subject to staff availability. Please have the estimated number of participants to hand and include the approximate age range and any special requirements as this helps us to provide the best possible service.

If your group would like to make use of the sports barn during your stay or have a campfire (no additional charge) please let the Bookings Administrator know so this can be scheduled to accommodate any other groups on site.

How to Book

Please complete the enquiry form below or contact us to check availability for your preferred dates and group requirements.

Provisional bookings can be made with no obligation to pay and our valid for 30-days. After this period, the provisional booking will be removed and the dates made available, unless the booking is confirmed.

To make a confirmed booking we require a 10% deposit (of your estimated total) and will send you a deposit invoice with terms and conditions and instructions on how to pay. Once this payment is received your booking will be ‘Confirmed’. Deposits are non-refundable.

You are welcome to contact us at any stage to discuss your booking. We will be in touch to collect information such as room plans, dietary requirements and activity choices, where applicable. If your group size changes before your arrival date, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can try to accommodate for this, (extra bedrooms may be provided subject to availability).

Have you heard about our bursary fund for children and young people? Click HERE to find out more…

Group Enquiry Form


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