Barnstondale Outdoor Residential Centre North West
Storeton Lane, Barston, CH61 1BX
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
You will have sole occupancy of a beautiful log cabin. These have en-suite shower rooms, a communal meeting area and kitchenette. Meals are served in our dining room.
We offer a range of activities include climbing, abseiling, kayaking, team building, archery, target rifles and bush craft skills. Most of our activities can be done on-site.
We also have specific accommodation to meet the needs of our disabled guests, meaning that everyone can come and feel fully included.
We have a member of staff on site at all times.
On-site you will also find an indoor games areas, sports hall, MUGA pitch, 12 acres of woodland, adventure play area and sensory trail.
Our friendly and fully trained instructors ensure that groups of all ages can develop team skills, at the same time improving their motivation and self-esteem.
Alternatively you might want to do your own thing - visit local attractions, rehearse for a play or even do revision!
We are pleased to work with groups to develop a programme to meet your specific needs.
What makes us a great choice?
Set in 15 acres, right in the heart of the Wirral countryside - the perfect place to be at one with nature
Exclusive use of log cabins with en-suite facilities and large meeting room
Great range of activities to support the development of young people
Only a short drive from Chester and Liverpool if you want to further enhance your stay
Close to a number of beaches
Outstanding facilities for people with additional needs including a purpose built cabin and jeep and trailer to allow wheelchair access to our woodland dale.
Accreditation and Awards
We have Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) certification.
We have an AALA licence to cover all activities.
Group Sizes Catered For
Group sizes range from 5 to 150.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide orienteering maps and quizzes for our sensory trail.
Conference room facilities including projector and Wi-Fi that can be used as a classroom.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children and leaders are welcome to take photos and videos.
Risk Assessment Details
We have risk assessments for the activities on our website but we recommend that you do your own risk assessments of the site as you know the needs of your group.
A typical stay (Monday – Wednesday) for log cabin accommodation with bedding and meals is £79.60 + VAT p.p.
On-site activities with trained instructors are £24 + VAT p.p. per day.
Prices may vary depending on your specific requirements – please contact us for a detailed quote.
First Aid Information
We have first aiders on site and are 10 minutes from the nearest hospital.
Cabins include a large private room for groups sessions and a kitchenette
Indoor games area - table tennis, pool
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
12 Acres of woodland
Conference room with stage
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
We have one log cabin designed and built to support visitors with disabilities. This includes ceiling hoists, mobile hoists, changing tables, soft play, and sensory room. The main areas are fully accessible to wheelchairs. We recognize that the woods can be tricky and therefore have a purpose built jeep and trailer to ensure wheelchair users and those with mobility issues don?t miss out.
“The children (and staff) have had a fantastic and tiring time! 70 pupils from the Year Group were able to take part and I was delighted that young Jordan, who needs to use his wheelchair, was so well catered for. The centre is so accessible meaning that he could do for himself the little things that we may take for granted, such as transporting himself to and from the dining hall, but he was also able to do almost every activity. He loved it!” – Andy Davies Somerville Primary.
“We bring our year 11’s for revision and some activities. We love the space and the mix of instructor led activities and doing our own thing. It’s great value for money and I wouldn’t go anywhere else” – Joe Kenyon, Rainford High School.
“The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves thanks to the efforts of yourselves and your staff. The activities, accommodation and food were great. The children haven’t stopped talking about it.” – Tony Buckley, St Ambrose Catholic Primary School.
M53 motorway J4 - 3.7 miles - 5 minutes
Liverpool City Centre - 9 miles - 20 minutes
Chester City Centre - 14 miles - 30 Minutes
Manchester - 43 miles - 1 hour
Birmingham - 100 miles - 2 hours
Room Sizes and Facilities
Pine Cabin has 9 en-suite rooms all with 6 beds - 54 in total
Orchard Cabin has 6 en-suite rooms with 2, 4 or 6 beds and sleeps 30 in total
Dale Cabin has 4 en-suite rooms with 2, 4 or 6 beds and sleeps 18 in total
Wirral Block has 2 dormitories sleeping 17 and 18 in each plus 2 bedded leader rooms
Meadow Cabin has 5 twin rooms. All are en-suite and some have ceiling hoists (mobile hoists are also available). This cabin includes a fully fitted kitchen, soft play and sensory room.
Contact our team on the above number and e-mail.