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Weekends at lovely Otford Manor

Set in the beautiful hills of Kent
Warm hospitality in our Christian centre
Exciting activities and excellent opportunities for Bible Study

 
 
 

Come and join us

Come and join us at Otford Manor the home of Oak Hall Expeditions to enjoy fellowship and a variety of activities with each other and teaching to focus our hearts and minds on Jesus.

The Oak Hall Team will organise a range of events for each weekend. These might include our walks, games, a quiz or film evening. However if you prefer just to relax, that's fine with us!
 

Events throughout the year...

We are excited to bring you our Manor programme for this year. The weekends coming up include our ever popular 20's & 30's weekends in the spring and autumn, as well as the Kent Cycle & Walking extended weekends and the bonfire & Fireworks weekend in November. 

A new weekend for 2022 is the Easter Craft one (March), then in December Sue will again help us discover our creativity over the Christmas Craft weekend.

Another relaxing weekend for conversation, is the board games and jigsaws.
 

Come and enjoy a weekend of Easter crafting.

Come and enjoy a weekend of Easter crafting as you create your own Easter wreath.


On Friday evening we will relax over some egg painting. On Saturday there will be a hands-on workshop where you will be guided step by step to make a beautiful Easter wreath - worthy of your front door or it could be used as a centre piece for your table.


To finish off the craft weekend there will be an opportunity to make some simple Easter cards.

 

20's & 30's at the Manor

Oak Hall started taking twenties and thirties away in 1961 and since then our heart has been to see this age group provided for. Our holidays and this weekend in particular are very much aimed for you. Join us on this activity filled weekend to connect with others in your age group. 

Summer at the Manor

Over summer our weekends look slightly different with week long events.

The Kentish Expedition in July was launched in 2021 with all of the fun of an overseas Oak Hall holiday but here in Kent - we loved it so much we are keeping it on the programme! 

Family & Friends camping week is a firm favourite at the end of August. We invite you to pitch your tent and come and join us.

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Bonfire & Fireworks weekend

Come and enjoy our biggest bonfire of the year! 

Alongside classic Oak Hall hot chocolate and hospitality there will be a spectacular display of fireworks that can be seen for miles around. 

Day trips to Europe

For two weekends in Autumn we head out over the Channel and experience days out in Belgium. 
Enjoy the weekend at the Manor, staying on Friday and Saturday night and heading out on the Oak Hall coach early on Saturday for these full day excursions. 
 

The Belgian Battlelfields

In anticipation of Remembrance Day we invite you to our special expedition to locations relating to the First World War. We make our way through the French and Belgian countryside to visit the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele, Tyne Cot War Graves Cemetery and the city of Ypres. In Passchendaele there is chance to visit the underground trenches and bunkers complete with dressing station, sleeping places and workshops. We will witness the Last Post being played at the Menin Gate before our journey home to the Manor. Entrance fee to the museum in Passchendaele is included.
 

Bruges Christmas Market

Bruges is home or to Europe's best preserved mediaeval buildings not only is the city a UNESCO world heritage site but it is also a place of great charm and an ideal day trip destination from the UK soak up the Christmas atmosphere in this beautiful Belgian town as you explore the annual Christmas market and perhaps pick up one or two Christmas presents

More Manor Weekends

After our two day trips, we return to our rhythm of manor weekends... here's what comes up next in our programme:
 

Christmas Crafts

Start the Christmas season by adding a touch of homemade charm. You don't have to be 'arty' or a master florist to create some beautiful gifts and decorations: card making, lino painting, candle decorating and tree decorations are just a few of the crafts you'll be given the know how and materials to make. Come and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy mince pies with mulled fruit juice in the fireside cosiness. 

And into 2023...

Join us to bring in the New Year click here

Start the Year Right 
In January every year we organise a weekend with the focus of reflecting on the year that has just passed, to take time to listen to God's word and help set our priorities for the year that has just begun. Whether it has been a very good or less good year, we want to tune into what God has to say to us and to bring our expectations, worries, hopes and fears for the new year to Him!

Board Games and Jigsaws
Enjoy a weekend of friendly competitiveness focused on strategic, popular and fun board games following an excellent response to the weekend in recent years we are running it again!  Bring your own games or join us for great modern games like Tiny Towns, Dobble, Just One and many many more. If you are not in to board games you are still very welcome we love having you join us. 
 

Loving our Environment

Otford Manor's position in the heart of a nationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides breath-taking views across Kent. The house is situated on the North Downs Way and offers easy access to footpaths in the surrounding countryside.

God's creation is beautiful and we want to do our part to protect it. We have fifty acres of preserved woodlands and a further one hundred acres of downs and pastures provide us with walks amongst the flowers and rare orchids.

More weekends

Our WORD. online events have been really popular during the pandemic, and we shall continue to run these each quarter throughout 2022. 

In addition, as we are now able to gather in person, we will be offering four WORD. weekends at the Manor, allowing us once more to immerse ourselves in God's word at these events.

For the more active we offer extended cycling and walking weekends.
 

Oak Hall Weekends at Otford Manor

Our weekends start on Friday 8pm to 3pm on Sunday - except for the 'North Downs Walking' and 'Cycle Kent' weekends which begin on Thursday at 8pm

Accommodation is in shared rooms. The cost of each weekend includes: accommodation, all activities, coffee and biscuits on the first evening and three meals on full days, as well as breakfast and roast lunch on Sunday.

Meals are served in our Tudor Dining Hall, where there is a welcoming log fire in cooler weather. We pride ourselves on providing the very best in traditional English meals and dishes from across the world.

Dates/Prices

  TripDatesPrice
MW42 - £9420's & 30's WeekendView/Book ->
MW47 - £104Bonfire WeekendView/Book ->
MW48 - £144Belgium BattlefieldsView/Book ->
MW51 - £109Christmas CraftView/Book ->
MW52 - £139Bruges Christmas MarketView/Book ->
MW57 - £94Start the Year RightView/Book ->
MW58 - £94Board Games & JigsawsView/Book ->
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