Mowden Hall School

Leading Co-Educational Independent Prep School For Children aged 3-13 Years



Outdoor Pursuits

We strongly believe in providing valuable outdoor pursuits experiences to pupils of all ages, not only to improve self-esteem, but to give a wide variety of exciting experiences. Our extensive grounds provide tremendous opportunities for children to take part in a whole range of outdoor activities. This includes activities at weekends for our boarders, and expeditions for all year groups.

These important adventures provide our pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership ability, and work with others in groups. Quite often, these experiences are remembered for life. The children at Mowden are therefore made aware of the associated risks and enjoy the benefits of outdoor pursuits in a safe and controlled environment.

On site, we have a climbing wall, an indoor swimming pool, a bike course in the woods, and plenty of space for camping in the grounds. The weekends provide an excellent additional opportunity for boarders to take full advantage of these facilities, with regular trips and expeditions to the surrounding area.


A very broad range of clubs and extra-curricular activities are on offer, both in the evenings and at weekends. All children are encouraged to try new and different clubs to broaden their experiences and interests. The following list is not exhaustive, as clubs change with the seasons and depend on staff availability, but club options can include:

  • Art
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Camping
  • Choir
  • Chess
  • Climbing wall
  • Concert Band
  • Cookery
  • Cricket Nets
  • Croquet
  • Cross Country
  • Den Building
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Gardening
  • Golf
  • I.C.T.
  • Jazz Band
  • Modelling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Creative Writing
  • Deconstruction Club
  • Pool
  • Pottery
  • River Scrambling
  • Samba Band
  • Science
  • String Group
  • Swimming
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Woodwork
  • Bell-ringing 
  • Dissection
  • Nerf Gun War

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