Juniper Hall Field Centre

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Juniper Hall Field Centre
3.5
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FSC Juniper Hall is a residential field centre offering field trips for school, college and university groups of all ages. The centre also runs natural history courses, arts courses, family holidays, school holiday clubs and occasional community events. Please note Juniper Hall and its grounds are not open to the public as an attraction. Find out more about the centre and courses on offer on the website.
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no
Jun 2021
Ok, so it was okay not great but ok. After reading these reviews i was terrified of whqt this place had in store for me but was pleasantly suprised of the overall experience.
Written 14 June 2021
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Jo H
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A lovely time at Juniper Hall
May 2021 • Family
We’ve just come back from a lovely few days on a ‘big family adventure’ at Juniper Hall. It closed for a refurb and we really liked the room and en-suite we had , though I did find my bed a bit too firm for my liking and very limited hanging space.
I liked the food and so did my daughter who is a picky eater. It’s not restaurant quality but it’s not trying to be. It was good wholesome food and lots of it. The kitchen staff were really helpful and friendly too.
We had a pair of really excellent, engaging leaders (Lou and Pippa) and the activities - whilst aimed at the children - were surprisingly engrossing for adults. They even knew a really great route up Box Hill.
My daughter was begging me before we left, to go back again as she loved it so much.
Don’t know about the other field centres but the standard of accommodation at Juniper Hall has come a long way since i did my biology a level.
Written 4 June 2021
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GoPlaces536120
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Good value with lovely walks nearby
Oct 2020
We went for a weekend break - we weren't expecting anything other than basic, hostel-style accommodation and that's what you get. Personally I'm ok with that for the price - you get beautiful countryside with lovely walks near by. Nice pub in Mickleham and also enjoyed Denbies wine tasting. Staff who cooked breakfast were nice and friendly too. If you want luxury you should go elsewhere, but if you want a cheap, basic break for peace and quiet , close to London and yet a world away, then I'd recommend
Written 11 October 2020
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Kojo J
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Lots of ups and downs(mostly downs)
Feb 2020
Expecting to have a smooth field work operation, but thankfully to Mr. No it took a lot longer than expected, guess grass has a lot of variety. Looking at grass for a couple of hours on windy hill was just what I needed to get rid of some stress :( , oh and please don't let me get started on the food safe to say they feed us like guinea pigs was hungry by the time we got on the coach and the teachers there were excell.............. bad.
If you wish to waste your money you are most welcome to rid for hours on a coach to do something you could have well done in your backyard.
Written 14 March 2020
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Milkfloat29
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Nature-tastic Easter Bunny Trail complete with tea and cake!
Mar 2016 • Family
I attended Juniper Hall's Easter Bunny trail over the Easter Weekend with my extended family incorporating three generations and including three children aged between two and eight. Despite the blustery weather, the centre was in full swing, with lots of families going round the grounds and answering the Easter questions. There was so much to see and the grounds are extensive, including resident Pygmy goats, chickens, a walled garden and even the old ice house. The children were really in their element. Easter crafts were available free of charge inside, and the staff at the centre were all very friendly and helpful. Lots of tea and homemade cake helped to warm us up! I would definitely recommend any similar event at Juniper Hall.
Written 14 April 2016
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TripAdviser_LAD
London, UK1 contribution
Atrocious at best
Feb 2016 • Friends
This was the worst experience I have ever had on a trip the food was so awful I would have starved myself had I not brought in snacks myself. The bunk beds were way too small, you couldn't sit up on the bottom bunk without getting brain damage. The rooms were often either too hot or too cold. The WiFi was so unbelievably bad I can't even believe they bothered having it up. As for the teachers god forbid me meeting them again. They say very useless and boring facts. They also have a very disturbing patronising thing about them, making us to sing nursery rhymes at a camp fire and telling us ghost stories as if we aren't going to university the following year. The commons room had a hockey table with no puck and the "juice" literally felt like poison. The bread provided was so hard my jaws were saw after eating it, and the provisions for lunch was distributed with minimal hygiene. Words cannot describe how awful this place was. I pray that it gets taken down or something as it is simply unacceptable to stay at a place like this and then they have the audacity to charge £200 for a couple of nights in a pseudo trap house. Absolute shambles.
Written 24 March 2016
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i121212
London, UK1 contribution
I am in shock that this it is legal to stay in this centre
Feb 2016 • Friends
I cannot think of a single thing that met my lowest standards, the rooms were dirty and uncomfortable, the activities were repetitive and unhelpful, with direct and flippant instructors.
I am simply in awe of the last few days. Worst experience of my life. Would strongly advise against going.
Also the tea cups were always dirty. It was disgraceful.
Written 25 February 2016
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Rod
Stone, UK114 contributions
It's OK for a basic stay
Sep 2015 • Business
I was here for overnight accommodation during a conference. It was much as one might expect from an outdoor education establishment, lots of teenagers around (all well behaved) with a basic adult accommodation block away from the main building.

The room was clean but no en-suite and I had to tramp upstairs for the toilet and shower.

The lack of a bin in my room felt strange and when I arrived no-one had put bedding on my bed, leaving me with a bare plastic covered mattress (it was soon rectified after I informed the staff, so points recovered for service)

Breakfast was basic and lacking in there being only one cup of coffee per person in our group. No refills were forthcoming. I did enjoy the conveyor belt toaster though which was the most exciting thing about staying there.

The bricks commemorating the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer looked a little bit sad where they were cemented into the walls, reminding all that hop[es can be cruelly eroded over the year, until dashed in a sudden moment of final tragedy. Not a very cheerful thought on your way to bed.
Written 24 September 2015
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Kitchino
Leeds, United Kingdom63 contributions
Would highly recommend!!!
Aug 2015 • Family
Spent a week here with my son & parents during the summer holidays. Absolutely amazing It was like being back at school myself. We did shelter building, looking at creatures habitats, what lurks beneath & lots more. My son loved it, had lots of fun & made many new friends. Food was limited in choice but all very edible. The teaching assistants/staff were great & very friendly.
Written 3 September 2015
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Foxholer
Birmingham, UK1 contribution
bioblitz 2015
Jul 2015 • Family
What a great thing to do on a wet Sunday afternoon, really lifted our spirits. The helpers were friendly and informative (the lady who showed us the moths was so enthusiastic, I never thought I would find moths so interesting!). I never did pond dipping at school and found looking at water bugs under the microscope fascinating ( glad we put them back in the pond afterwards). Refreshments simple but good and reasonably priced and tasty. Will definitely look out for this next year!
Written 31 July 2015
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