Tuesday, 22 November 2011

What does Rothwell C E Primary School say….

- Marrick was great fun

- Marrick taught me that you have more fun if you try something instead of turning your nose up at it!

- Your enthusiasm into our activities was what made them so much fun


Friday, 11 November 2011

Chirstmas Evening at Marrick Priory – 4th December

On Sunday, 4th December at 7.00pm, the Friends of Marrick Priory are holding A Christmas Evening at Marrick Priory with music and carols, followed by refreshments and raffle. Tickets £7.50. All are welcome

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fancy a group residential weekend this November?

Due to an unexpected cancellation, we have a weekend free for a group this November – if you are interested in experiencing the true Marrick Priory experience, please email us – looking forward to hearing from you

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Marrick in the olden days!

Last week a couple dropped into the Priory on a Friday afternoon after the school had left and before the evening group arrived and told us that in the 60′s he visited Marrick Priory and camped out in the field next door as our Centre was not built then!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Here’s what Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale Primary Schools say….

What we like best about our residential at the Priory?

Pupils: canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling and the food of course!

Teachers: the fact that the children have to make their own lunches – this makes them more independent as they have to take the responsibility on deciding what to eat; your flexibility over slight changes to the programme and the accomodation space

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Air Cadets visited us too!

During the summer, twenty three air cadets from 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron spent five days with us canoeing, raft building, caving and climbing – a good time was had by all!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Thank you from Highfield Primary School, Moortown

Just received lots of thank you letters from children from Highfield Primary School in Moortown Leeds – here is what they said about their visit…

‘the meals were delicious – I felt very much at home’ said Siena
‘I feel that Marrick has broadened my mind and given me a different perspective on the world’ said Max
‘The activities were brilliant’ said Rowan
‘I enjoyed the walk especially when Andy (one of the instructors) was doing animal noises’ said Chandni
‘Thank you for a brilliant experience’ said Tanui
Lots of satisfied young people!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Help Marrick Priory Fundraise with Ebay

Help us raise funds by using Ebay. Marrick Priory is registered as a charity with Ebay. As a seller on Ebay you can donate a percentage of your proceeds for any item to Marrick Priory. Don’t throw away your junk – sell it on Ebay and donate the proceeds to Marrick Priory.

To sell for Marrick Priory in Ebay click here or choose:

Sell > Sell for Charity > Browse our Charities > “Marrick Priory”

Help Marrick Priory Fundraise

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The activities we like best!

‘The leap of faith definitely – it was awesome! I liked the canoeing too. Rock climbing particularly when Andy our instructor started singing and the rain came down – It stopped raining when he stopped singing!!!!!’ so say Year 6 children from Branton St Wilfreds Primary School in Doncaster about their visit this week

Did you know…..

The artist JMW Turner visited Marrick Priory in 1816 on his way to Richmond – He sketched the Priory from the east and his sketches and paintings can still be viewed today – so if you are in the area during August, call in when you see our sign that we are open to the public and see the views that inspired Turner all those years ago!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Strawberry Tea and High Ropes Photos

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Fun at the Strawberry Tea!

Last Sunday, saw our annual Strawberry Tea event taking place in the lovely warm sunshine. Hosted by the Friends of Marrick Priory, a great afternoon was spent, drinking tea, eating strawberries and home baked scones, listening to Reeth Brass Band playing and to the more fearless amongst us, climbing the Jacobs ladder and taking a leap of faith! All proceeds from the tea go towards our bursary fund enabling children and young people from families experiencing financial hardship to enjoy a residential with us. Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed to the success of the event.  A fantastic £423 was raised from the day

Join us on Friday 22nd July!

On Friday 22nd July, we are hosting a cream tea between 2pm and 4pm at the Priory – plants and home made cakes will be on sale. So come along and find out more about the Priory’s history and development – See you there!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Welcome back Highfield Primary!

Highfield Primary from Leeds are regular visitors to the Priory. As the group leader says “Reasons we come – we love the location, the great activities you offer from the high ropes course, canoeing to abseiling, and the fact our children get the experience of living together in a community – wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hunslet Initiative enjoy their weekend!

This weekend, a group of young people from Leeds came to the Priory for the very first time! Having heard about us from someone who had been before, they wanted to see what it was all about for themselves. Taking part in lots of activities such as climbing, the low ropes, archery, the zip wire and the high ropes course, and with comments such as  ”liked the archery best”, “the climbing was awesome”, “the ropes course was brill” – you can see they had a great time. “We hope to be back soon” was their parting shout!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Marrick Priory Virtual Tour

It is now possible to take a virtual tour around some areas of Marrick Priory.  Please visit the Virtual Tour section of our website.

Monday, 18 April 2011

High Ropes Officially Opened

Below is the article that recently featured in the Darlington and Stockton Times following Marrick Priory’s official launch of the new High Ropes Course.

Monday, 4 April 2011

New Brochure

Our new brochure is now available.

Over the past six months various members of the committee and staff team have been working hard to compile our new brochure.  It summarises all the essential information you would need when considering a visit to Marrick Priory.

The A5 brochure is full of photos and includes sections on: the activities we offer, our facilities, your stay, the new high ropes course as well as details of how to book and our insurance and licensing information.

If you would like to request a copy of the brochure please contact the office.