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, Shropshire
60 participant beds
Edgmond Hall is an attractive Georgian country house set in 43 acres of gardens, woodland and fields in rural Shropshire. Delivering themed outdoor learning, we have extensive private grounds, small animals on site, and make the most of our easy access to the Shropshire Hills and Lilleshall Abbey.
Frank Chapman Centre, Wyre Forest
120 participant beds, including our Glamping village
The Frank Chapman Centre is set in 90 acres of beautiful ancient oak forest, near Bewdley in Worcestershire. 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, Staffordshire
90 participant beds
Ingestre Hall is a 400 year-old Jacobean mansion and the UKs only dedicated residential arts centre. A dramatic setting for creative & expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance and animation, we give pupils the opportunity to imagine, create, express themselves and realise their creative potential.
Plas Gwynant, Snowdonia
54 participant beds
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre is in an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Snowdon. We deliver experiential learning through high adventure amongst the mountains, rivers beaches and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park.
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.
"I loved Ingestre Hall because I feel like it’s a really great experience for someone who is thinking about taking one of the Arts as an option at school. Ingestre tutors encourage us to be more confident and share ideas. I loved choreographing some of the final dance. I also loved working with people I haven’t worked with before from different year groups. It was great to see teachers relaxed and get to know students that they didn’t know before.”
Year 8 Pupil
[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