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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. In December Sue will help us discover our creativity over the Christmas Craft weekend. A relaxing weekend for conversation, board games and jigsaws as well as weekends based at the Manor where we enjoy our new Christmas Mystery Tour

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. 

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.

Board Games and ...
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. 

... Jigsaws
Come and share a relaxing weekend solving jigsaws together! When you do a jigsaw puzzle you need to look at the individual pieces and figure out where they fit into the big picture. Over our time together we will hone in on individual portions of God's word seeing how it fits with the whole of the Bible. 

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. 

Mystery Christmas Market Weekend

What we are allowed to reveal is that that the weekend will include :
  • Mystery, confusion, chaos, surprises, shocks, laughter.
  • Exploring numerous stalls at a top rate Christmas market.
  • A mystery meal prepared for us by experts where fresh air is guaranteed.
  • A death-defying mystery ride that will set your nerves jangling if you dare to take the risk. 
  • Brightly lit displays of colourful Christmas lights at our mystery location.
Come with us for one of the most mysterious weekends of your year! You won't have a clue where you are going or what will happen but it will be an exciting mystery.

Welcome to Otford Manor

Stay with us at Otford Manor where we explore on the Friday night some of the mysteries of this remarkable building. Meet with a group all of whom will be a mystery to you as you attempt to solve mind bending challenges.

There is also an option to join us just for the day - the cost for this is just 35.

The mystery deepens...

On the Saturday we set off on 'Jecoliah' our coach and swap erroneous ideas together as to where we might be heading. The ultimate destinations will remain top secret despite the efforts of crypto characters attempting to break into our Oak Hall computers.

The glittering peak of the mysteries

Be prepared for another remarkable experience - a massive mystery at another unexpected huge location packed full with glittering Christmas surprises before a late night return to the Manor.

All the costs of the above are included in the price, such as: meals at the manor, a hot mystery meal while out, travel in our Oak Hall coach, all entrance fees and special activities. Read more by clicking here.

For those joining us just for the day (not sleeping at Otford Manor) the cost of 35 includes  a hot mystery meal while out, travel in our Oak Hall coach, all entrance fees and special activities.

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.


Day only guests for the Mystery Christmas Market are asked to meet our coach at TN14 5EL from 10:00 on Saturday.

The coach will depart from there at 10:30.

Our return time is c. 23:00
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