Juniper Hall is a superb country house dating from the 17th century set in a peaceful wooded valley. It is situated in an unspoilt area of the chalk North Downs and at the edge of Box Hill, Surrey. Being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, many amazing rivers, deciduous woodlands and grasslands can be found on the doorstep. The Centre has a rich history; during World War II the house was occupied by the Canadian army in the build up to the Normandy landings. It is within easy reach of central London (less than 10 minutes from the M25) yet peaceful and secluded. There are places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor spaces.

Juniper Hall has a very active group of supporters The Friends of Juniper Hall. The Friends of Juniper Hall are a local, social and fundraising group which supports projects to enhance Juniper Hall. The Friends consist of members from the local community around Mickleham and Box Hill, and from further afield who have a passion for education in the outdoors.


  • Capacity: Juniper Hall has two accommodation blocks and can accommodate a maximum of 130 guests. Some rooms are en-suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Juniper Hall also has a twin wheelchair accessible bedroom and bathroom available.
  • Car Parking: There is ample parking provided for two coaches and 15 cars. We could fit 20 cars without coaches. Parking on site is permissible on all the gravel areas. Parking is prohibited on the grass areas.
  • Children's Facilities: We have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Common Room: There is a student common room in the main house with television, games and hot and cold drinks.
  • Kitchen: Fully catered services for most dietary needs are available, as well as packed lunch-making services.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided. Please strip your beds on departure.
  • Lounge: We have an adult lounge area with comfy sofas.
  • Outdoor Clothing: School groups can borrow wellingtons, waterproof trousers and jackets.
  • Outdoor Facilities: Extensive range of on-site and off-site activities.
  • Wi-Fi: Free guest Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre.
  • Workrooms: We have seven workrooms and one that can be used as a conference room, all have interactive whiteboards.


We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our residential centres offer a range of room sizes and layouts from single and twin up to larger dormitories. Note: not all centres have single/twin rooms. All rooms are subject to availability. Some rooms are en suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Please contact us if you want to discuss your room requirements.

Each centre also has places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor space.


For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for most dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure visitors are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

To get a better idea on what food we offer at our centres, please see our sample meals

Local area

The Centre has a large lawn area with manicured grounds and ample seating. There are a number of footpaths leading from the grounds which extend across the Box Hill Estate and into the Surrey Hills Area Of Natural Beauty. The grounds also include woodland spaces and a football area. The centre is situated between Dorking and Leatherhead both of which have swimming pools and park areas. There is more outdoor space in Norbury Park and Mickleham Downs, which you can walk to from the Centre.

Virtual tour Video tour of the area

Travel to Juniper Hall

As part of our environmental commitment we encourage all visitors to travel by coach, train or public transport.

By road – From the north: From the junction 9 of the M25 take the A24 towards Dorking. At the Givons Grove roundabout turn left to continue on the A24 south towards Dorking for approximately 1 mile then take the B2209 left into the village of Mickleham. Go through the village past the Church and the Running Horses pub and continue for about ½ mile. The entrance to Juniper Hall is on the left-hand side immediately after Headley Lane. Please note that there is no entrance to the centre from Headley Lane.

By train – Dorking Station (1.6 miles) – regular trains from London (Victoria and Waterloo) and Horsham. Taxis are readily available outside the main station. Dorking Deepdene (1.6 miles) – trains from Reading, Guildford, Gatwick, Redhill and Reigate. Box Hill and Westhumble Station (one mile).

By bus – The 465 service runs between Dorking (opposite the main train station) to Kingston-upon-Thames and stops outside the centre.

Alternate satnav postcode RH5 6BZ


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