Beaudesert Park Activity Centre Staffordshire

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Cannock Wood, Rugeley, WS15 4JJ

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

At Beaudesert Park we have been welcoming groups since 1938, it attracts groups from all over the UK and beyond. Over 45000 activity days are regularly delivered each year, there is plenty of week-day capacity for young people from schools and colleges.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Residential School Trips | Climbing Centres | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Outdoor Pursuits | Outdoor Education | Historical Heritage | Duke of Edinburgh Award | Crafts | Climbing, High Ropes & Zipwires | Bushcraft | Accommodation & Residential | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Leisure and Tourism | Geography | Adventure Activity Centre

What we offer

Our flexible booking system means that groups are free to create their own programme depending on their specific requirements. Groups can come for the day or stay onsite as residential visitors, and add activities as required. We have a number of activities available, varying from instructor led high adrenaline activities to group led activities, including trails and orienteering.

We have toilet blocks with separate facilities for adults, and free hot showers. All our accommodation buildings include a kitchen/dining area suitable for catering for the capacity of the building.

There is an onsite shop selling sweets, drinks and souvenirs.

Beaudesert itself is steeped in history and set in a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our staff are able to help you to create a programme to suit your needs and your budget. We strongly encourage all groups to visit in advance to discuss your needs.

What makes us a great choice?

At Beaudesert Park, we have been welcoming groups since 1938. Beaudesert attracts groups from all over the UK and beyond. Over 45000 activity days are regularly delivered each year.

There is plenty of week-day capacity for young people from schools or colleges to enjoy the secluded and self-contained site.

Within the parkland there are habitats of particular interest, conservation and environmental study opportunities and the pond and cascades are suitable for dipping and such activities.

A wide variety of activities are available on site, both instructed and self-led, including low ropes, Jacobs ladder, double crate stacking, indoor and outdoor rifle shooting, climbing wall, via ferrata, traverse wall, zip wire, initiative exercises, assault course, abseiling, archery, and indoor crafts.

In addition, we have a pond onsite which is used for coracles and raft building.

The site is ideally situated for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

Accreditation and Awards

The site is registered with AALA - registration number R1579.

Group Sizes Catered For

From a mini-bus to a coach or a whole year group, the site can cope with up to 1500 young people at any one time. Accommodation blocks vary in size from 2 to 24 beds and can accommodate up to 124 in total. Typically, group sizes are classes or study groups.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Beaudesert is working to develop curriculum based project and teachers packs, and has risk assessments for all activities to support visiting groups. Teachers, lecturers and group leaders are encouraged to come to the site for a preview visit. Please contact the office to discuss your needs in advance.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Please call to discuss your requirements

Risk Assessment Details

Teachers and group leaders are encouraged to visit the site prior to their visit to carry out their own risk assessments. A generic risk assessment for the site and specific risk assessments for all the activities are available to download from the website or by contacting the office.

Education Officer Information

Our dedicated staff are able to confidently help you to organize your visit to suit the requirements of the group.

Pricing Information

Charges are based on facilities used and are generally based on a daily rate. Schools and groups are not limited to package prices and are free to create their own programme to suit their own budget.

Clothing Requirements

Technical clothing is not normally required and our staff can advise once you have selected activities for your group. Sensible shoes are required for taking part in activities.

First Aid Information

The adventurous activities at Beaudesert are licenced by AALA and instructors are qualified to deliver our full range of activities. There is a rescuer on site whilst activities are taking place and the staff are trained in first aid.

Available Facilities

There is a varied combination of indoor accommodation available for groups, with a combined capacity of 124 beds, and camping facilities for up to 1500 people. All groups should arrange their own catering. Project rooms, containing kitchen facilities, are available, as a base or for more structured activity. We have a tepee village for those who wish to camp without bringing their own equipment. Two large, open sided classrooms are available to hire at reasonable rates.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Most of the accommodation buildings are accessible for wheelchair users, and two of these have disabled toilet facilities. We have a further two disabled toilet facilities on site. Beaudesert aims to cater for all members of the community and is working to develop new activities for all. However, some of the areas on site are rough forest and some activities by their nature are challenging for all..

Opening Hours & Information

The reception at Beaudesert is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm, every day, with extended hours on Friday. Whilst it is advisable to take account of the seasons and daylight hours, Beaudesert can offer a welcome at times to suit most groups, by arrangement.

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