Manor House Activity & Development Centre, Cornwall
Course Title Manor House Activity & Development Centre
Location Cornwall
Date Year Round

Manor House Activity & Development Centre Set in the quiet rural village of St Issey, near Padstow, on the North Cornish Coast, The Manor House Activity & Development Centre provides exclusive activity holidays for prep schools, hen parties, families and businesses.

The Centre has successfully been providing courses for 20 years and has been under the current ownership for the last 8 years. The owners, Lesley & Steve Kirk, play active roles in the day to day running of the Centre, with Steve, the Chief Instructor.

During the last 8 years the company has grown significantly and now has a strong customer base who return year after year.

The Centre is AALA Licensed and BCU Approved.

Groups of up to 55 can be accommodated at the magnificent 18th Century Manor House, which provides luxurious accommodation and wonderful home cooked meals. There is a 'Hot Tub' Spa Pool in the garden with gas BBQ for adult use and all the company vehicles are new and of high specification.

Capital is invested each year to maintain the high standard of the accommodation and activity equipment, which is regularly renewed and maintained.

Each itinerary is tailored to individual group's requirements, providing varied and exciting weeks for the staff team and clients a like.


All the activities take place at exciting venues away from the centre at local surfing beaches, cycle trails, sailing venues and especially, an outstanding secluded cove for the sea cliff climbing, second to none as a venue for students from age 6 upwards to learn the rudiments of climbing!

Visits are also made to venues such as Eden Project, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Blue Reef Aquarium and The Tate Gallery St Ives, where the Instructors are encouraged to take an active role in the educational value of the visits along side the tour guides.

Many of the Evening activities also take place away from the centre and include, crab fishing, beach games, group dynamics, field team games and beach bonfires, when the Instructors lead a variety of sessions, using their personalities and flair to individualise each session with the aim of giving the 'Wow!' factor to every group.


Our team is small and everyone plays an important role, and therefore the potential for development as an Instructor is remarkable; our permanent team of Freelance Instructors and the Management Team are committed to individual development and will offer advice / coaching and instruction as necessary to improve individual performance.

We select our seasonal team through selection weekends where prospective instructors demonstrate their abilities in climbing and kayaking and complete papers on First Aid and Group Management as a Training Needs Analysis

Our Instructor team also need to drive minibuses and if they do not hold the DVLA PCV driving licence, will need to take the relevant driving test. We will arrange the training as soon as employment begins, but instructors are expected to start the process of applying for the licence and gaining the theory test prior to the start date.


Attractive salary packages are offered, with a pay scale that reflects instructor qualifications and abilities; we also have a staff bonus scheme.

If you feel that you are ready for this challenge and have the necessary drive, determination and personality to add to the team, we would love to hear from you!


If you would like to arrange a group trip to stay at the Manor House and enjoy our fabulous activities and accommodation, please do not hesitate to call / email us for a brochure.

CONTACT: Lesley Kirk
Manor House Activity & Development Centre
St Issey
PL27 7QB
TELEPHONE: 01841 540 346