01952 810799 
sres_centres@sandwell.gov.uk 

INGESTRE HALL RESIDENTIAL ARTS CENTRE 

Ingestre Hall is home to the UK's only dedicated residential arts centre. We deliver unique, transferable learning experiences through expressive and creative arts such as music, drama, visual art, dance, film, photography and animation. In our inspirational setting, programmes give pupils the opportunity to imagine, create, express themselves, explore a topic and realise their creative potential. 
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre 
 
Ingestre, Near Great Haywood 
Staffordshire 
ST18 0RF 
 
01889 270 225 
ingestre_hall@sandwell.gov.uk 
 

Accommodation & Grounds: 

The Hall   

90 participant beds 
Sole occupancy for groups of 50+ 

Single beds  

With so much floor space, we've kept single beds for all participants and staff.  
 

Professional Studios  

Fully equipped studios for art, music, drama, dance and animation. 
 

Grounds & Surrounding Area 

26 acres of private gardens and grounds to play and explore.  
 
 

Gallery: 

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 
 
 

Programmes: 

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 
Revision retreats 
Curriculum enhancement: geography, history, RE, science, numeracy 
Fun. Don't forget the fun 
John Muir Award 
DofE 
Non-school group activity programmes 
 

Activities: 

Our activities are a vehicle to enhance learning or to acquire new skills, and any 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. 

Move  

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. 

Notice  

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. 

Learn  

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!  

Give 

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. 

Activities include:  

Archery 
Fencing 
Wall traverse 
Hill walking / navigation 
Fire lighting 
Animal care 
Nature Art 
Archaeology 
Pond dipping 
Orienteering 
Apple pressing 
Lilleshall Abbey / Time Travellers 
Problem solving & team challenges 
Shelter building 
Animal habitats and homes 
Sensory activities 
Village exploration 
Digital Photography 
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