Marrick Priory

Your Visit

Individuals - Youth - Schools - Organisations - DofE Award - Residentials


Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Residential groups have sole use of the building, which comprises sleeping accommodation for 50+ people, a large dining room, drying room, chapel and two common rooms.

Based in and around the twelfth century buildings these facilities blend ancient and modern to create a unique and special atmosphere. Our instructors are experienced and friendly and our cooks make amazing meals.

We work with groups from all backgrounds; children and adults alike. Our unique setting and beautiful countryside, which provide an atmosphere unlike anywhere else, provide the perfect backdrop for your group’s visit.


"Marrick Priory offers our children something different to what they normally experience and also present the children with real challenges and the opportunity to grow as they face these challenges and overcome them."
"Marrick Priory delivered for our pupils exactly what we aim to achieve during our induction residential: a few days of fun, excitement, challenge, learning and bonding for the youngest members of the Senior School."

A Typical Day

Each full day residential at Marrick Priory typically includes three activity sessions:

  • Morning (10am-1pm)
  • Afternoon (2pm-5pm)
  • Evening (7:30pm-9:30pm)


We offer unique and tailored programmes of activities for our guests. We find the best way to ensure that we meet and exceed the expectations of our guests is to speak with the group leader and discuss the options available.

We recommend that you visit Marrick Priory to meet the staff, have a look at our facilities and discuss further a programme of activities.


"We bring around 30 adults each year. All of our clients are recovering from addiction. We are teaching them how to live their lives free from addiction and 'starting afresh'. We come to Marrick Priory for 3 days that they will never forget... and that is the truth! It becomes easy to see how the activities at Marrick are a massive practical metaphor for how to deal with life’s problems; the need to communicate down the cave, to have faith in the instructors when you are scared of heights! They experience the countryside and the peace which is in direct opposition to their 'normal lives they lead in the big city'. They also have the fellowship of living together for 3 days and as a group they bond together to truly get to know each other."


Our cooks are very accommodating and provide plenty of homemade food for residential groups to keep your energy levels up. We can cater for all sorts of dietary requirements, just let our housekeeper know before you arrive.

Every day the duty instructor and members of the Priory staff join guests for breakfast and evening meals. The duty instructor along with the kitchen staff organise each meal to ensure everyone is catered for.

If a member of your group has a birthday during the course of their visit then please let our housekeeper know. We will be happy to bake you a cake to celebrate.

Residential Facilities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire


Most days of the week we provide a packed lunch, which helps to maximise activity time and allows us to be flexible with the programme or be out for the whole day if needed.

Guests make their own sandwiches before breakfast. We provide a wide range of fillings: cold meats, salads, cheese, jam, sandwich spreads etc. Each guest puts their sandwiches in a bag and they all get put in the fridge until lunchtime. A piece of home baking, packet of crisps, piece of fruit and drink of juice are also provided at lunchtime.

Most groups choose to have a 3 course Sunday lunch as a finale to their weekend visit. However, if a longer day is required then a packed lunch can just as easily be provided.

Residential Facilities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire


We like to provide a plentiful and nutritious breakfast. There is a choice of several different breakfast cereals, followed by a cooked breakfast, toast, tea and coffee.

Residential Facilities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Evening Meal

A 3 course evening meal is provided with starter, main course and pudding. We aim to provide a family meal with a variety of vegetables and/or accompaniments to the main course to allow for particular taste.

Groups arriving for the weekend have a choice of a light meal or 3 course option on a Friday evening.


Accommodation and Outdoor Classroom

The sleeping accommodation falls into three categories:

  • Modern dormitory style bedrooms with bunk beds.
  • Leaders’ rooms with separate shower and drinks facilities.
  • A wheelchair accessible room with en-suite shower.


Our most recent addition is an Outdoor Classroom. It is situated away from the main buildings down by the river, next to the High Ropes Course and Archery Range. It is a fully enclosed structure that can accommodate around 20 people. The Outdoor Classroom is available for use by both residential groups and day groups.

Other Facilities

Tuck and souvenir shop - Pool table - Table tennis table - Table football - A range of indoor board games - Arts and craft supplies - DVD and portable CD player - Projector and screen - Write-on Wipe-off lecture boards - Payphone - Piano - Two 16-seater minibuses fully fitted with seat belts.