See our new School visits video

Thank you to Hackney Council’s Communications and Media team who created this new video highlighting our work with school groups.  https://tinyurl.com/y2qjs2y7

Trustees required

We are seeking dynamic Trustees to join our dedicated Board, to take Kench Hill Charity into the next stage of growth. Are you passionate about the value of outdoor learning and the benefits of nature for health and well-being, especially for children and young people from areas of urban deprivation? Can you bring skills to sustainably develop this small, but thriving Centre? We are looking for individuals with particular experience in marketing, fundraising, property and business management.  Can be local or London-based. Meetings currently held quarterly at Kench Hill or in Hackney. Contact [email protected] for further information.

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

NEW DATE: October 22-24th (Tuesday – Thursday HALF-TERM)

Register for our popular Country Adventures Short Breaks.  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. Register your interest with us so we can let you know the next dates available.
Download Country-AdventuresAutumn19Booking-form here here or email your details to [email protected]

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.

Collect and Connect to Nature with Tesco Bag for Help

£4 000 was raised at Tesco’s Tenterden Store for the continuation of our Collect & Connect to Nature project for local schools. The money has funded a series of day visits for all classes at Tenterden Infant and Junior Schools.

Wittersham CE Primary Reception class dig for worms

Schools Newsletter Spring 2019

View the latest news here:  Spring Newsletter/kench-hill-charity-updates-and-availability

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Kitchen garden

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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)

www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/discovery-visits/battle-abbey/ 40 minute drive.