Whether it's developing character or bringing a topic to life, our 43 acres of private woodland, gardens and fields is the perfect base for our team to take advantage of the surroundings and deliver an exciting, thematic, memorable learning experience. Edgmond Hall is a beautiful Georgian country farmhouse with small animals on site.
Edgmond Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning
Accommodation & Grounds:
50 participant beds
Sole occupancy for groups of 36+
10 participant beds with wheelchair access and full wet room
Classroom, indoor activity space, kit stores, locker room and toilets
Private woodland for shelter building, exploring trails and building fires
Facilities & Location:
The centre is in the attractive village of Edgmond which we often explore on foot to compare urban and rural settings. It's close to the M54 motorway and easily reached from the A41. Facilities and opportunities include:
60 participant beds: spacious dormitories for 50 in the main house, and 10 in the adjacent cottage
Staff bedrooms are very near to dormitories for ease of night time supervision
Groups of over 36 have sole occupancy of the centre
The cottage is perfect for small, specialist groups
Large dining room for the group to come together for a home-cooked meal each evening.
Courtyard includes a large classroom, games room, gift shop, kit room and toilets
Common / teaching room in main house
Comfortable staffroom for group leaders
Wheelchair access, along with an off-road wheelchair and wet room is available in the cottage
our 17-seat minibus is used to visit The Shropshire Hills, The Wrekin, and Lilleshall Abbey.
Recreational ares include adventure courses, low ropes, a floodlit playing field, picnic pavillions and tables, a camp fire area, and a large field with cut paths to explore
We make learning fun, give it context and meaning, and help participants to recognise what they are capable of achieving. The programmes are planned with group leaders from the outset, and are designed to meet the needs of the group. At Edgmond Hall we offer:
Key Stage 1 to adult / professional development
All inclusive residentials: 1 - 4 nights+
Day visits: thematic / wellbeing / transition / Family Learning Days
Curriculum enhancement: geography, history, RE, science, numeracy
Fun. Don't forget the fun
John Muir Award
Non-school group activity programmes
Our activities are a vehicle to enhance learning or to acquire new skill, and one activity can be used to address a range of outcomes. We thread Sandwell's "Feel Good 6" throughout our delivery; these are 6 actions that we can take to improve our wellbeing:
Connect & Talk
CONNECTING with friends, teachers and the environment enriches every day.
TALK about the way you feel, what you want to achieve, and what's going on that's really important to you. This happens in review sessions and structured play.
Getting up and about makes you feel great! From gardening to hill walks, team challenges and sensory activities - the Shropshire countryside and our magical grounds provide the perfect opportunity to get active.
Take time, stop and focus on the moment; enjoy the outdoors.
Looking up at the sky, exploring colours, textures and shapes in nature, and exploring the senses through our sensory garden or barefoot walk can help us all become more aware.
Learning something new is a great way to feel more confident.
Set challenges, stick at something, and you will enjoy achieving it.
Identify the stars at night, light fires, build habitats, perfect your photography, learn map skills, try archery and more!
Doing simple things like making the time to listen to someone can really boost your wellbeing.
Make bead links for a friend as a reminder of the programme, share feedback with each other, look after the animals, and develop trust and empathy through many of our sessions.
Hill walking / navigation
Lilleshall Abbey / Time Travellers
Problem solving & team challenges
Animal habitats and homes