We joined BAPA and after our Inspection we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and Adventuremark! 

Further proof of the quality of our courses and also our safety procedures. 


We are now taking bookings for the 2017 Course!

We are still giving away a WiFi enabled Tablet fully loaded with the Course Content to each student which is theirs to keep for future reference! AND . . . Every Students receives an Exclusive Manor House Instructor Course Jacket for FREE!

If you are interested in the 2017/18 Instructor Course, Contact Us now for more information - Apply Now or Call Lesley on 01841 540 346 for the Course Prospectus and Application Form.


Stand Up Paddleboard Rafting was added to the Manor House Activities in 2014 and proved to be the most requested of all the activities with well over 90% of groups adding it to their itinerary. We were the first centre in the UK to have these amazing inflatable SUP Rafts and we are still amongst only a handful of centres offering it!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the fastest growing sports across the globe. It is massive in the USA and is, like so many other sports originating in the US, migrating its way across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe. Stand-up paddleboarding is an enjoyable way to take to the waves and improve fitness; it is claimed that this activity strengthens core muscles.

Using the Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard BIG SUP is a fun and safe way for groups of children to learn to SUP together! Imagine the fun of paddling with a group of people and racing against other SUP boards! Fantastic group sessions now available! Take a look at the photos!

If you'd like to include SUP in your Activity Program, speak with Lesley


Manor House photographs are now available to purchase on PhotoBox. Please click on this link to go through to our retail photography gallery.


The instructor course gave me a great advantage in the outdoor world, creating a fantastic foundation of high quality knowledge and best practice, of which I continue to build on 4 years later! Georgina Wilkinson

“Manor House instructor course was absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute of it. The course really did build up my confidence with Kayaking and Climbing. Since the course I have also gained a few more certificates.” Kirsty Hubbert

“This time last year I started my journey to get my dream job. I made amazing friends, learnt a lot about myself and the world, discovered that the world should revolve around climbing. I eventually got my dream job and have had by far the best year of my life.” Grace Baker

1 year on from doing the Intensive Instructor Training, I can look back and be sure now that it was effort and money well spent! Testimony to this was the shock of many teachers when I explained this was my first year and had been working in insurance/sales & marketing till Oct 2012, they were convinced I had been doing this my whole life... But that's not to say that I am believing my own propaganda, I've got good starting qualifications and a good base knowledge but the training and development never stops. Mark O’Sullivan 

If getting into the outdoor industry is what you want to do...then Manor House is the way to go. Great fun, a good strong team with loads of knowledge to offer. Tom Butel

Thoroughly enjoyed my 4 months down in Cornwall; learned a huge amount, not just about being an outdoors instructor but also about myself. Have been working in the outdoors industry for nearly a year now and this course helped me immensely. Steve Oddie

“In 2013 we employed two instructors who had recently completed your Trainee Instructor Course. We were very pleased with their standard of coaching and were able to continue mentoring them into experienced activity Instructors. This is of course an endorsement of the course you deliver and the quality of instructors you finish with. Steve Bean, Senior Instructor, Llain Activity Centre

“Hi Lesley, We are recruiting now for instructors next season and as we’ve had a very happy experience with four of your Outdoor Instructor Course graduates last year; I was wondering whether you might have any more who would be interested in working at Brenscombe this coming summer and whether you might be able to forward them my contact details or refer them to our advert on IOL. I’d definitely like to come an chat to your new recruits in 2014, please pencil me in. Kind regards,” Jonny Ray, Training and Development Manager. Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

Cameron House School - A Wonderful Time For All Involved. Thank You For Another Fabulous Week!

Crosfields School - As With Many Past Years At Manor House, A Super Time, Strenuous Activities, Comfy Beds, Glorious Food And A Warm Welcome!

Unicorn School - A Fantastic Trip Yet Again! Well Organised And Great Fun For All - Thank You

Garden House Boys' School - Another Great Stay At The Manor House - Excellent Rock Climbing On The Sea Cliffs, Many Thanks To You All And See You Next Year!

Sherrardswood School - Thanks For A Superb Week. Great Activities And Food! Lovely Manor House.

Hatherop Castle School - As Usual - Well Organised, Great Help And A Lovely Welcome. As Ever, Much Appreciated.

Tonbridge School - We've Had A Really Good Working Week With You In Sunny (!) Cornwall. Many Thanks To The Whole Team.

West Hill Park School - Thank You For Everything. We Had A Fabulous Time - See You Again Next Year!

Francis Holland School Juniors - Superb Accommodation And Delicious Food - Full Of Fun, Adventure And Team Spirit. A Perfect Way For The Girls To End Their Junior School Experience. Thank You!

Bishops Stortford College - An Other Excellent Week! Challenging Activities, Great Fun, Good Food. Thanks Again To All Of The Instructors. See You Next Year!

Lloyds TSB Truro - A Fantastic Team Building Weekend! Great Fun Had By All - We'll Be Back For The Next Challenge!

Bishops Stortford College MUM's! A Great Weekend With Lots Of Challenging Activities. Thank You For Taking Us "Outside Our Comfort Zone" So Successfully! We Will Be Back!

St Catherine's School - Once Again An Amazing Experience For All. The Girls Are Already Planning Which Rooms To Have Next Year! Lesley Your Food Is Tops! Everything Was Outstanding As Usual!

Upton House School - Thank You For A Brilliant Week! The Girls Have Had Such Good Experiences, The Activities Have Been Great. Food Was Excellent! See You Next Time!

Claire Bills' Hen Weekend - I Am Sooo Pleased That My Hen Weekend Was Here! It Has Been Incredible . . . . . . Well Maybe Not The Wetsuit Part! You Have Made This Weekend Unique And Unforgettable, Especially With My Photos! Thank You So Much! X

Lisa Edey Family Group - Another Great Activity Week! Thank You

Rafter Families - Excellent Week - Very Enjoyable Sea Cliff Climbing Day. We All Did Things We Didn't Think We Could Do! Thank You For Looking After Us So Well.

Carroll Family - An Enjoyable And Tiring Week! Thanks For All The Instruction, We All Learnt A Lot As Well As Rekindling Old Skills. Good Food And Accommodation. We'll Be Back For Our Third Visit!

Chelley's Hen Weekend - Fantastic Weekend, Rock Climbing Was Amazing And No Broken Bones! Food Amazing! You Were All Wonderful Thank You

Leisal's Hen Weekend - Thanks For A Brilliant Weekend! We're All Now Addicted To Surfing . . . And Massages! Thank You!

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