Country Adventures Short Breaks 2019 -Mini-holidays for special children & their families!

New dates for 2019 for our popular Country Adventures Short Breaks.

February 22-24th 2019 (Friday to Sunday) See details here Country-AdventuresFEB19Booking form
April 17-19th 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)
May 31st – June 2nd 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

These mini-holidays are open to all families, but are especially suitable for children with additional needs aged 5+, particularly Autism. Siblings and carers welcome too. The final programme is chosen with the participants. Hackney families registered with Short Breaks can use Individual Budgets to fund the trips.  Support is given with transport to Kench Hill from London. From £50 per child inclusive of catering, accommodation and activities for 2 nights.

20% Late Booking discount

20% discount on bookings for remaining  February & March weekends. Just £1 050 for up to 45 guests for 2 nights! Catered options available if required.

Happy Birthday Kench Hill!

Kench Hill Centre has now been operating as a residential education facility with Hackney schools for 40 years!
We celebrated our birthday with staff from Benthal Primary School during their INSET Away day.

Spring Bird-watching Holiday

We hope to organise an Easter bird-watching and walking holiday for adults or older children. A 2 night fully catered residential break for a small group with trips to top birding spots ie Dungeness (RSPB) and Rye Harbour (Sussex WT). Cost from £120 pp. Minibus pick up from local stations. Dates possibly 12-14th April (Friday-Sunday) and/ or 15-17th April (Monday-Wednesday). Max 10 participants. Some single bedrooms available.

Please get in touch if you are interested. Email [email protected] 

Collect and Connect to Nature with Coop Local Community Fund

We have been lucky to be supported by Brookfield (Ashford) Coop this year (2018). Over £5 000 has been raised for the benefit of local schools and groups, to provide subsidised day visits to Kench Hill using our minibus for transport. Local teachers told us that despite living in rural locations, children lack contact with the natural world, have poor eating habits and may lead a sedentary lifestyle. The project will raise awareness of our facility to local users and be sustainable in the future. A huge thank you to the Co-op and members for their support!

Wittersham CE Primary Reception class dig for worms

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Kitchen garden


Our fun activities

millfields_largeWhatever the weather, a week at Kench Hill is packed with things to do and memorable experiences.  Bring the curriculum to life with engaging, practical lessons that stimulate real learning.  A country walk becomes a great adventure, while team games such as orienteering foster personal development.

Battle Abbey

Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, monastic buildings, exhibition, gardens, WC’s, shop. April-October only.  Optional Discovery Tours – Monks and Marvels or Conquest Tales £100 per class (up to 30) 40 minute drive.