Tuesday, 11 December 2012

What did you enjoy the most?

I asked Lothersdale Primary School -

  'the leap of faith - very exciting and challenging - could't have done it with out Matt talking me through it!'

'all of it - definitely improved our team work'

'the rockclimbing - I overcame my fears and if I might say so myself - I did quite well'

Thank you - see you next time

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Well Done Friends!

Congratulations to the Friends who have raised nearly £1000 from Christmas at Marrick to help young people enjoy the Priory Experience - Well done!!

See them at Catterick Market at the Racecourse this Sunday with bucket in hand

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A to Z of Marrick Experiences!

Here's our A to Z of experiences aided by Year 6 children from Great Preston Primary School.....

A is for Abseiling
B is for Beck Scrambling
C is for Caving
D is for Delicious Dining
E is for Expeditions
F is for Frightening Night line
G is for Gorge Walking
H is for High Ropes
I is for Incredible Leaps
J is for Just being ourselves
K is for Kayaking
L is for Low Ropes
M is for Mountaineering
N is for Navigation
O is for Orienteering
P is for Paddlesports
Q is for Questioning
R is for Rock Climbing
S is for Scary Leap of Faith
T is for Trying our Best
U is Understanding how to do things
V is for Victory - WE DID IT!
W is for Wobbly Legs
X is for Xtreme Challenges
Y is Young Kids Doing it
Z is for Zipwire

Fabulous - Thank you Year 6!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Enjoy Christmas at Marrick with the Friends

Enjoy a candlelit evening of traditional song with refreshments and light buffet on Sunday 2nd December at 7pm at Marrick Priory - £7.50 per ticket
Free Shuttle bus service leaves main bus stop in Reeth (outside the Burgoyne Hotel)at 6.15pm, 6.30pm and 6.45pm
Come and join us

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Coffee Morning with the Friends

Come and join the Friends of Marrick Priory at our coffee morning on Thursday 1st November in Richmond Town Hall from 8.30am
See you there!

Friday, 12 October 2012

November Weekend Availability

We have a couple of weekends still available this November if you would like to bring a group to the Priory for a weekend of outdoor activities.  Please ring or email for further details.  Looking forward to hearing from you

Another success for the The Friends of Marrick Priory

The Choral evening in Richmond with  Brompton on Swale Ladies Choir, hosted by the Friends of Marrick Priory, was a great success and raised over £200 for Priory activities. Fantastic!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Goodbye Ings Farm - see you next year

Ings Farm Primary School are just leaving after a very busy week rock climbing, abseiling and star spotting! 'The magic of Marrick has developed our chidren's confidence, belief and skills - thank you'

Monday, 17 September 2012

Yorkshire Fury were here.......

Teenagers from Yorkshire Fury enjoyed a challenging weekend recently - getting to grips with raft building, kayaking, zipwiring and abseiling as well as climbing, high ropes and archery!  An enjoyable jampacked weekend was had by all.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Fancy a team challenge ....

Monday, 3 September 2012

Be entertained by the Brompton Ladies Choir

On Wednesday 26th September, the Friends of Marrick Priory present the Brompton Ladies Choir at Richmond Town Hall.  The evening of song starts at 7.30 and refreshments will be available during the interval.  Tickets are on sale priced at £7.50 and are available from Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond or on the door.
Come along and join us!

Thank you from Us....

Our open afternoon and the morning teas and coffees we have served to passersby over the past two weeks has raised over £100 towards the Priory's bursary fund - Now even more children from families experiencing economic hardship will be able to visit the Priory and take part in the outdoor activities.
We really appreciate your support

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

What Kidz United said......

About their visit in August it was

'fun, exciting, amazing, scarey, cool, wicked, good, fun, adventurous, great, beast, fan-dabby-dozie, epic, awesome, different,wild, challenging, the best!'

Thank You!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Help For Heroes are here....

Help for Heroes are with us this morning - taking the leap of faith and zipwiring over the River Swale!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Wow, we love this place .....

South Tees NHS Trust are vsiting the Priory this week with a group of young people.  Here's what they said about their stay....
I enjoy coming to Marrick because I get to do lots of activities which I wouldn't get to do at home
The high ropes are the best - a new experience and its really fun!
I loved to let go of all of my energy and go wild!
See you next year!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

More Summer Activities on Offer

Fancy doing canoeing or a zip wire over the River Swale?
Then come along and have a session with us
Available now till 17th August and then from 2nd September onwards
Climbing, abseiling, High Ropes and Archery also on offer too

Friday, 27 July 2012

Did you visit Reeth Market today?

If so you would have seen the Friends of Marrick Priory who had a stall selling homemade jam and cakes to raise funds for the Priory.

Thanks to all for their efforts - can't wait to find out how much the Friends have raised!  Watch this space....

Farewell to CF XTRA

CF XTRA and their young leaders are leaving us this afternoon after their weeks stay. They travelled from all over the UK from as far north as Perth to Taunton in the South West! They had a great time - really enjoying the high ropes and raft building sessions as well as their own group activities. Thanks for coming - See you next year!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

What a week.....

55 children from Heathfield Primary in Darlington have just left the Priory - they all had a great time.

Most loved the canoeing, high ropes and zip wire over the River Swale the best - Oh as well as the FOOD!

See you next year!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Here's what Branton St Wilfreds Primary School say ......

* Great experience for us to try out new things
*  Loved the bonfire evening as we could spend time with other people from our class who were not in our activity group
*The staff were so kind and cheerful and really encouraging
*Food was ace!
*Had such a great time - best time in my life

Thank you

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Holidaying in the Dales this year?

Are you going to be on holiday in the Dales this summer?
If so, why not contact us and arrange a half day or full day activity session - the more in your group the better
Activities for the young and not so young!!
Email us for more information
Hope to see you at Marrick Priory soon

Monday, 2 July 2012

Strawberry Tea - a great Success!

Yesterday, the Friends of Marrick Priory held their summer strawberry tea at the Priory.  With Reeth Brass Band playing in the chapel, visitors eating fresh scones with jam and cream, and children abseiling down the church tower and zipwiring across the field, a great time was had by all.
All proceeds from the day will go towards the Priory's bursary fund which enables young people from families experiencing  financial hardship to attend a residential.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Bedford Girls go tramping....

This weekend our Deputy Head, as ML, led a group of students from Bedford Girls School on their Duke of Edinburgh expedition from Brompton on Swale to Keld. I met the girls on the Friday afternoon one day into their expedition - they looked incredibly cheerful considering they had been walking in persistent rain!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Strawberry Tea on Sunday 1st July

Come along and join us for our Strawberry Tea on Sunday 1st July

The Friends of Marrick Priory are holding a Strawberry Tea and Open Day at Marrick Priory on 1st July from 3.30 to 5.30pm.

 Eat strawberries on the lawn in front of the Priory,  experience the history of this magnificent place, listen to Reeth Brass Band and if you are daring enough have a go on the low and high ropes course!  A minibus shuttle service will operate from Grinton Field, Reeth Bus Stop to the Priory from 3.15 to 5.30.
Hope to see you there

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Chester le Street Juniors have just been here!

Here's what they said about  us.......

Great Range of Activities
Wonderful Staff
Good Christian Ethos

Thank you

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

'Wow - what a stay' says Middleham Primary School

It was a wonderful opportunity for our children to experience being away from home in an unfamiliar environment, trying out activities and challenging themselves to do things they had not had the chance to do before. As teachers we particularly enjoyed seeing the small triumps for each child as they mastered something they thought they might not be able to accomplish.  The spiritual element of being in an ancient monument added a subtle dimension to the experience which we also appreciated.
Thanks and see you again on a future visit with our Y3/4 children

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

End of Term Offer!

For two weeks in July we are offering your school to bring Year 6 children for a day's activity or a half price two night residential before they leave for high school.

The weeks are:

Monday 2nd to 6th July
Monday 16th to Friday 20th July

Your children will be able to take part in a wide range of exciting outdoor activities including high ropes, zipwire, abseiling, archery, orienteering, climbing, canoeing and caving.

Get in touch and we will be delighted to plan a day or residential programme with you.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hunslet St Marys are currently enjoying...

our breakfasts
rock climbing
the leap of faith
the climbing wall


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Marrick Priory's gearing up for DoE!

Tamara, our Deputy Head, is working with Bedford Girls School this summer on their silver expedition for the students' Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Interested in how we may be able to help your school with your expedition, then give us a ring!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

September - March evaluations

Looking at the evaluation forms we  received from groups and schools since September, it shows that lots of you think Marrick Priory is a great place to spend a week or weekend with:

100% liking our accommodation
95%  loving the food we provide
100% appreciating the way the staff develop great rapport with the group
100% rating the range of activities we provide

Thank You!

Monday, 16 April 2012

What St Chads Y6 say about us....


for giving me the courage to overcome my fears

To all the cooks, your food is amazing
Food was 10 out of 10!

The night line made me see how really hard it would be to be blind every day

I now know how to make my own bed

You taught me to:

Help people with things

How to work in a team

Always try my hardest

Thank you for a fun filled week at Marrick

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Fundraising via 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. It's really easy: when listing your item tick the option to donate to charity and search for Marrick Priory. You can donate 10%-100%.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Summer 2012 Cancellation

We have recently had a late cancellation for this July

If you are interested in a residential this summer, please can in touch

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Coatham Primary School says......

Three things I like best about Marrick...

The food - delicious and wholesome, it's great that everyone sits down together, a very special time of the day
The ambience - the Priory gives the children freedom, a challenge, opportunities to try something new
The setting - its such a beautiful location - so peaceful

Group Day Bookings

Did you know that you can book your group in with us for the day?
Over the next few months, they could be canoeing, raft building, orienteering, climbing, on the high ropes and zipwiring over the River Swale

Book now to reserve your day!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Coffee Morning with Friends!

Great news

The Friends of Marrick Priory raised £178 at their recent coffee morning - Well Done Everyone!

Brass Monkeys Challenge starts at Marrick Priory

Richmondshire Scouts recently held their Brass Monkeys Challenge starting from Marrick Priory. Although the morning was cold, the scout troops soon began trekking up Nuns Steps on their way to Richmond.  What a fabulous sight to see!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hookstone Chase are with us this week

"Its archery"
"No its abseiling"
"No its climbing"
"No its canoeing"

That's what the children have enjoyed this week at Marrick Priory.
School is back for their second time now - and have already booked for 2013!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Mining in Swaledale in Victorian Times

To complement our outdoor education work, our instructors are gearing up to take a group out next week to discover what life would have been like in Victorian times for children working in the lead mines dotted around the Dale.  If you are interested in doing something similar with your school or youth group, get in touch.  We look forward to hearing from you

Monday, 23 January 2012

Here's what Scotton Lingerfield Primary School think about us...

Our visit to your centre has been an excellent experience for the pupils from our school. The instruction and care shown by your staff has been excellent resulting in our children leaving this centre with memories that will last a lifetime.

What fabulous feedback - thank you!

Last Minute Booking!

Looking for somewhere for your group residential?  We currently have two slots available in February: Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February and Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd February
Interested?  Get in touch

Interested in GCSE and BTEC PE Residentials

Did you know that here at Marrick Priory we are able to offer you a tailor made course for your pupils which can include:

rock climbing
open canoeing
hill walking
gorge scrambling

So if you are looking for a residential in 2012 or 2013, get in touch

What we like about Marrick....

From the adults who came with Spacious Places to Marrick Priory 'the visit has been lifechanging - the Marrick Experience is so important to us because God is there in a very real way'.