01952 810799 
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OUR CENTRES 

We have 4 centres and exclusive use is available at each of them; they are ideal places to embed values and to focus on your own group’s experience. From our 17th century Jacobean mansion to ancient oak forests and the National Parks, we know that memorable learning happens in memorable places. Our centres are small, welcoming places that are your home for the visit. 

Edgmond Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning  

60 participant beds 
Key Stage 1 to adult 
Near Newport, rural Shropshire 
Sole occupancy for 36+ participants. Separate cottage for small groups 
 
An attractive Georgian country house set in 43 acres of gardens, private woodland and fields in Shropshire. Delivering themed outdoor learning, we have extensive grounds, small animals on site, and easy access to the Shropshire Hills and Lilleshall Abbey. 
 

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre  

120 participant beds, including a glamping village and cottages 
Key Stage 1 to adult 
Situated in the Wyre Forest, near Bedley in Worcestershire 
Exclusive use of the main building for groups of 36+. 
 
Set in 90 acres of ancient oak forest, this purpose-built centre is home to adventurous outdoor activities and environmental learning throughout the forest, and has a range of accommodation including dorms, glamping pods, camping and cottages. 
 

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre  

90 participant beds 
Key Stage 2 to adult 
Near Stafford 
Exclusive use for groups of 50+ 
 
The UKs only dedicated residential arts centre, and a dramatic setting for creative & expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance and animation. We give pupils the chance to imagine, create, express themselves and realise their creative potential. 
 

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre  

54 participant beds 
Key Stage 2 to adult 
Set at the foot of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park 
Sole occupancy for groups of 40+ 
 
At Plas Gwynant we deliver experiential learning through high adventure; the mountains, rivers, lakes, gorges, rock faces and beaches of the National Park provide endless opportunity for real adventure and challenge in a supportive environment.  
 

A residential with us is all inclusive:  

We provide all specialist equipment 
Any transport needed whilst on the course 
A full activity programme and facilitated evening programme 
Home cooked food 
24 hour duty care 
Free visiting staff places & pre-course visit 
Comprehensive planning support and launch materials for parents. 
"We always ask the students for feedback on the way home, and the comments this year blew us away.... there were very few comments about which activities they enjoyed the most. Instead, the vast majority of the comments confirmed the learning and development that had taken place... students understood WHY they were doing the activities.” 
 
Visiting Teacher, KS3 
[An Ingestre Arts residential offers] “…consistent and significant value to our children at this critical stage in their school life. The Ingestre Arts experience equips the children to deal with the social and academic challenges of Year 6 and inspires teachers to develop their creative teaching and learning skills." 
 
Primary school governor, Worcestershire 
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