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.

Three exciting road trips to raise funds for Kingswood Trust will soon be underway.
Over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd June David Holland MBA from Results Rule OK with a team he has put together will set off in a rocket styled car on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure Monte Carlo or Bust Charity Rally, a total distance of around 1200km
David said, “we’ll be starting in Namur in Belgium, driving through France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and on to Monaco along with dozens of other participants in ‘interesting’ vehicles including ours complete with rocket on the top and stickers from all our sponsors.
Murray Shanks from Wolverhampton is taking part in the Aberdovey Bike ride on 21st June, a 104 mile charity ride from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey in Gwynedd.
Murray said, “When I signed up for the event I’d never ridden more than 50 miles in my life, so it’s going to be quite a challenge.
On the same day, David Tagg and Nicola Boney embark on their 2-day motorbike trip to the east coast and back. No motorway travel on this trip as Nicola is on L-plates, which adds an extra dimension to the trip.
Nicola said, “I have come to many events here with my family and walking around you can see all the hard work staff and volunteers put into maintaining the place.”
She added, “My son attended the summer club and absolutely loved it, he really came out of his shell as is quite a shy child. I have volunteered here myself with my employer, ReAssure, and have nothing but good things to say.”
All together these three event are set to raise over £2000 to support the charity’s aim of delivering quality outdoor learning for as many children and their families as possible. Anyone wishes to support them through sponsoring can do so through Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising for Murray Shanks, David Tagg and Nicola Boney. For David Holland’s Monte Carlo or Bust trip through https://resultsrulesok.com/events/…
(Photo courtesy of the Express and Star)
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Three exciting road trips to raise funds for  Kingswood Trust will soon be underway. 
Over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd June David Holland MBA from Results Rule OK with a team he has put together will set off in a rocket styled car on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure Monte Carlo or Bust Charity Rally, a total distance of around 1200km 
David said, “we’ll be starting in Namur in Belgium, driving through France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and on to Monaco along with dozens of other participants in ‘interesting’ vehicles including ours complete with rocket on the top and stickers from all our sponsors.
Murray Shanks from Wolverhampton is taking part in the Aberdovey Bike ride on 21st June, a 104 mile charity ride from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey in Gwynedd.
Murray said, “When I signed up for the event I’d never ridden more than 50 miles in my life, so it’s going to be quite a challenge.
On the same day, David Tagg and Nicola Boney embark on their 2-day motorbike trip to the east coast and back.   No motorway travel on this trip as Nicola is on L-plates, which adds an extra dimension to the trip.  
Nicola said, “I have come to many events here with my family and walking around you can see all the hard work staff and volunteers put into maintaining the place.”
She added, “My son attended the summer club and absolutely loved it, he really came out of his shell as is quite a shy child.  I have volunteered here myself with my employer, ReAssure, and have nothing but good things to say.”
All together these three event are set to raise over £2000 to support the charity’s aim of delivering quality outdoor learning for as many children and their families as possible. Anyone wishes to support them through sponsoring can do so through Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising for Murray Shanks, David Tagg and Nicola Boney. For David Holland’s Monte Carlo or Bust trip through https://resultsrulesok.com/events/kingswood-trust-charity-fundraiser 
(Photo courtesy of the Express and Star)

 

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Good luck all 👍

Good luck all 👍

Good morning everyone. Do any of our friends have the Express and Star paper delivered? We were expecting a publicity piece to be in on Monday or Tuesday. Did anyone see it and if so do you still have the paper?
It is for the three charity event/bike rides that are happening.
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Have piece about the volunteer young people from Monday's paper cut out and ready! Nothing in yesterday that I can find. Will pick up today's E&S later.... guessing you're looking for an article on the various fundraising rides.

We deliver it. I’ll have a look.

I have both copies

We had a great morning today with residents, carers and wellbeing support from Capulet Care. Here are the staff, and volunteers from Kingswood Trust with the staff at Capulet Care. If you are interested in our Dementia Friendly Nature, Craft and Natter mornings let us know.
Do you have memories of Kingswood Open Air School or Kingswood Camp ?? Do you have photos, diaries or information you could share with us ? Why not come and join us for a chat and meet others....

 

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I was there around 1947/48 and have a photograph of a few of us walking down the lane after picking flowers which had been shown in the Express and Star. My name then was Pauline Freeman. I live in Buxton Derbyshire now so am unlikely to come to the get together.

Could I email you the notes my grandad wrote to accompany your old school photo pack?

I Was there for 2 yrs 1960 / 62

My father was there for a while 1941 ish. His name is James Greatbatch !

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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

Registered Charity Number:1149688

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 2019 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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