Start Bay Centre

Start Bay Centre is a converted old school situated above the village of Slapton with stunning views across Start Bay.



About Start Bay Centre

An old school building located at the top of Slapton Village with stunning views with access to ancient wild woods, Slapton Ley Nature reserve and the beach. This Old School creates a homely atmosphere for residential and self hire groups.

Located an hour from Exeter and 30 minutes from Totnes, this is a brilliant gem offering all you could want for a residential trip or a family gathering.


SEND Facilities

Free pre-visit

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Key Information

Age suitability

5-7 yr olds, 7-11 yr olds, 11-14 yr olds, 14-16 yr olds, 16-18 yr olds

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 1,

  • Key Stage 2,

  • Key Stage 3,

  • Key Stage 4,

  • Key Stage 5,

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  • Yes

  • Topics

    • Health and exercise,

    • Rivers and coasts,

    • Wildlife and nature,

    Risk Assessment Category


    Annual opening times

    All year

    Residential Courses


    Suitable for disabled/SEND needs


    Group Size

    6 - 37


    Health and exercise

    Rivers and coasts

    Wildlife and nature

    Curriculum Subjects

    Art & Design


    Computing & ICT

    Drama & Performing Arts


    Physical Education

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