Outdoor Learning Through Nature is at the Heart of our Educational Adventures

Be inspired by our nine acres of natural environments, wildlife and resident animals and invest in outdoor learning at The Kingswood Trust.
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Rachel Wells – Head Teacher and Charity Manager, The Kingswood Trust.

Outdoor Learning at The Kingswood Trust

We guarantee your experience will be a breath of fresh air, creating lasting memories and ensuring enrichment and achievement for everyone. Our outdoor education programmes promote health and well-being as well as nurture a sense of curiosity and fascination in the natural world.

Our charity, The Kingswood Trust, is a place where history comes alive with old buildings, air-raid shelters, historical features and artefacts. Outdoor learning takes place in our woodland and natural habitats, pond areas, bird hide, climbing trees, adventure ropes, forest school base camps and gardening areas. Opportunities to meet our sheep, ducks and chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises are a favourite with all our visitors. Our team building programme offers essential skills activities for personal growth.

What We Offer You at The Kingswood Trust

SCHOOL DAYS AND STAYS

The Kingswood Trust delivers Learning Outside the Classroom activities for schools and other groups through day visits, programmes of activities and residential stays...

FAMILY DAYS OUT

There’s lots to see and do for family days out at The Kingswood Trust. Visit us for a fun break in the heart of the countryside with plenty of fabulous attractions on your doorstep...

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

If you run a club or group, experience an exciting place to deliver your community group activities. The Kingswood Trust will offer you a fabulous space to be creative...

TEAM BUILDING

Let us deliver a fun team building day outdoors with nature all around you. We guarantee team group activities that are fun, and a memorable experience that will improve communication...

Stays in the ORB

Did you know that schools, families, community groups and businesses can book a fun filled stay at The Kingswood Trust? Our three bedroomed ORB deserves a special mention especially if you are thinking of booking The Kingswood Trust for a stay, days out or for team training. Nestled in our picturesque site, the ORB offers natural views and interesting features to discover.

100% Enjoyment

Sleeping up to 16, the ORB has been refurbished to provide five-star quality modern accommodation, whilst retaining an olden day charm. Great for retreats and gatherings of all kinds.

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Satisfaction

Volunteer hours last year

We had a very enjoyable day, well organised and professionally run with great staff. There was laughter and nonstop chatter, from start to finish.

- Elizabeth Birch, Cheltenham Ladies College Guild.

Thank you for letting us do all the activities and have fun. I liked doing the peg trail and tree climbing. I want to go again because it was so good.

- Sophie (Aged 6).

The Orb was ideal for all our needs with space for the 15 of us to eat together, perfect for group activities and families. I think we would struggle to beat it on quality and value for money.

- Max Woollard from Cheshire.

Volunteering at The Kingswood Trust makes me feel valued and confident. It was great fun, giving the pets their breakfast and discovering freshly laid eggs in the chicken coop. Thank you for such an amazing opportunity.

- Juliet (Aged 12).

My favourite activities were the rope course, the midnight walk and the air raid shelters. Thank you for letting us stay for a night and meet the animals. You looked after us so well.

- Johnnie (Aged 7).

The Kingswood Trust is a great place to visit and volunteer. Working at the Trust has helped me become more confident and now I am now in full time work

- Stuart Bickerton from Telford.

Thank you for looking after my children at The Kingswood Trust Holiday Club. They have both thoroughly enjoyed their adventures, nature based and fun outdoor activities and arrive home happy and tired, ready for a good night’s sleep.

- Simon Briscoe from Wolverhampton.

The Kingswood Trust charity is a place where there are no limits to learning and no boundaries to the imagination.

- Rachel Wells - Head Teacher and Charity Manager, The Kingswood Trust.

I loved the zipline and feeding the rabbits. My most favourite time was when we ate our roast dinner and then went to the play area. I have been begging Miss Mason to come back soon and I hope we will.

- Rukudzo (Aged 7).

Special Events

Are you looking for a fun activities for the whole family, or something new to do with friends? Check out our calendar of events and other opportunities and connect with nature and the great outdoors. Visit our Facebook page now. Here you can find out news and what’s on and book onto our events and activities.

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Comment on Facebook

Excellent progress.Well done !

Great work done today! Thank you all.

Lovely to see the young people join us and work so hard

Well done.

This project is so transformational and exciting....the power of people and the power of the great outdoors....Kingswood Trust is such an amazing organisation with amazing support x

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Holes...hills...wood...wildness...happiness and wellbeing....Im very happy with our helping hands...all socially distanced...oh and Julia stepped in it again xImage attachmentImage attachment
We have a few places left for our exciting grounds work project starting next month. Kingswood Trust is seeking young volunteers to join a team taking on a new challenge together. Our project will see a big difference to the local community with
the creation of a gardening area, tree & plant nursery and a new wonderful forest school.
Before you know it, you’ll have been supporting each other and having a great time, as you learn how to solve problems and work together. You’ll also get to work with new people, gain evidence for your CV, future applications and get a great reference too that will help you smash your ambitions!
If you are 16 -25 years old and would like to find out more please email helen.heywood@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Comment on Facebook

Thank you so much Julia. You have done a brilliant job and produced such a wonderful record of our efforts and achievements. You should be very proud of yourself especially wearing those gloves - love ‘em - too posh for grounds maintenance!!! X

Thank you Julia for huge effort you made. I loved a pictures you took.

Lovely book Julia - thanks for all your hard work!!!

Fantastic Julia! A good job done. 😊

What an absolute celebration of volunteering and treasure of memories! Well done Julia x

What a lovely idea!

Absolutely lovely! Well done Julia! X

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Emily May

I have missed you so much today!!

Gorgeous!

Can’t wait to visit 😁

If you are out walking with your children why not collect some natural materials and make your own mark making and painting tools...
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Comment on Facebook

Love this idea. Can’t wait to see the paintings...please post any here. Helen 😃

Sarah Wood 🤩

Kingswood Trust is looking for 12 enthusiastic, young volunteers to join them for their new grounds work project who will gain the opportunity to learn skills and benefit from working together on our environmental site. 
The Kingswood Trust Nature4All is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund. 
The project is all about connecting people to nature, learning about, developing and preserving the environment, biodiversity and wildlife conservation. 
Work will include the creation of a gardening area with a tree & plant nursery and a new, wonderful forest school. This is so that more activities can be offered to the whole community and particularly those with special educational needs, disabilities, and poor mental health.

The project will begin after 19th February 2021 and those interested in becoming a volunteer, participating in activities, or who would like to know more about the project, are invited to contact Helen Heywood via email helen.heywood@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

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They’ve been awarded a government grant, thank goodness. Great news. I was worried they might not survive this current climate. Sarah Kenny Sharon Birbeck Dorothy Bennett

I do hope you find enough volunteers, my grandparents and my dad's brothers lived in county lane, just up from the Summerhouse in xx jan

Terry Benton would this be useful for anybody

Émilie-Rose Naylor McNab

Sophie Green

Holly Wilson-Lees for your DofE?

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Apologies  but our Winter Play sessions and our Wild Walk and Nature Play have now been postponed on Eventbrite. Following the Governments request to STAY HOME, we have decided to postpone both our Tuesday and Saturday events in January in the first instance, whilst the R numbers locally in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton are so high. This is to ensure the safety of all our visitors, staff and volunteers. We really appreciate your support and hope you are all keeping well during this difficult time.

Frances will contact you shortly to ensure you receive a full refund if you have already booked.
We will re open and re post the events as soon as we can.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at our next event in the near future.

Comment on Facebook

Hope it all gets back to normal soon. XX

Such a pity but no doubt necessary.

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Our Blog

View The Kingswood Trust blog! You will find articles about discovering nature and learning outdoors as well as some of our events. We’ll also feature articles about how schools, families, community groups and businesses are using and benefiting from discovering nature.

Family Music Festival and Camp – Out

Family Music Festival and Camp – Out

We’re getting very excited about our second Family Outdoor Music Festival and camp-out too taking place this year on Saturday 28th July 2018. Last year seven bands joined us for an afternoon of fun, listening to music and playing games at our Family Music Festival and...

Family days out – Are there fairies in the woodland?

Family days out – Are there fairies in the woodland?

An army of visitors joined the hunt for the little people hiding at Kingswood Trust. Our first ever Fairies and Elves festival kicked off some afterschool fun on Friday, with children dressing up and entering the spirit of a fabulous fairy hunt. Children of all ages...

Discover nature. Learn outdoors.

Discover nature. Learn outdoors.

I’m an advocate for outdoor learning and I’m going to tell you why I believe nature is good for your health, so here goes…. Not enough people are getting outdoors often enough. Perhaps it is lack of time, too many things to do indoors, too much technology, tv screens...

The Kingswood Trust Newsletter

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A Special Thanks to Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers help The Kingswood Trust charity enhance its environmental activities, wild places and superb learning environments for children and the wider community. Join us and develop your skills and confidence, meet new people and make a difference.

We have an excellent reputation in supporting volunteers and there are many and varied opportunities to make a positive contribution to our charity through:

  • Corporate activities, service days and events
  • University, college and school work placements
  • Individual volunteering and
  • Community group volunteering

You can volunteer with us in a variety of ways - we will match opportunities to suit you and provide all the support you need.

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The Kingswood Trust

Address and Directions

The Kingswood Trust
Holyhead Road
Kingswood
Wolverhampton
WV7 3AP
Tel: 01902 558132
Email: Kingswood@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Email Head: Rachel.Wells@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Find Us: Download directions to The Kingswood Trust

Opening Times

Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Weekends: Vary by event

For group bookings and stays contact The Kingswood Trust directly to arrange or call us direct on 01902 558132.

What's on: Download The Kingswood Trust 2018 calendar

Accessibility

The Kingswood Trust are delighted to have achieved top marks for Learning Outside the Classroom, read more about LOtC here.

Assistance Dogs are welcome at The Kingswood Trust.

The Kingswood Trust is wheelchair friendly. All buildings are on one level and the majority of the grounds can be accessed with a wheelchair. Wheelchair accessible toilets are also available.

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