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Young or old, meeting in a natural backdrop will provide much more than a room for business, fun or education.

Community Group Activities – for Scouts, Faith Groups and More at The Kingswood Trust

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 and inspire your members. Young or old, meeting in a natural backdrop will provide much more than a room for business, fun or education. Open the doors, get active and benefit from nine acres of walks and wild life areas that will enable interests and ideas to develop whilst providing a real wellbeing opportunity at the same time. Our accommodation is comfortable, clean and well equipped for all your small and large group needs. Our venue is suitable for all types of community groups.

Our site is fully accessible indoors and out so we offer a great base for groups with people who have special educational needs and disabilities. It’s a great venue for scouts and guides, Rotary and Round Tablers, sports clubs and hobbies clubs, Duke of Edinburgh groups, faith groups, wellbeing and holistic therapy groups and many more.

Uniformed Group Package

Do you offer community group activities through a uniformed group such as scouts or guides? Our carefully managed site is set up for a great club experience.

Fun and freedom are on the menu, with enclosed woodland and natural habitat areas, ponds, a bird hide, climbing trees, adventure ropes, and other natural resource areas. Offering three camp fire areas, cooking outdoors and night time activities are a must. Get close to our wildlife and meet our pets: sheep, ducks and chickens, tortoises, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Our venue is perfect for….

  • Discovery trails
  • Materials activities
  • Pond dipping
  • Bug hunting
  • Orienteering
  • Team activities
  • Cooking and campfires
  • Forest school activities
  • Meeting the animals

If you are working on badges or skills and activities that make up awards, The Kingswood Trust will provide a great space and excellent resources to achieve them. Look at some of the badges you might work on here:

Beavers

  • Campcraft activity badge – we’ve got lots of space for you to put up a tent and cook over a campfire
  • My outdoors challenge – opportunities to have a sleepover or camp. Come and make a bird feeder or bug hotel, make something from natural materials and identify insects, animals and birds.

Cubs

  • Backwoods cooking – light a fire and bake potatoes, cook soup or hot chocolate and toast marshmallows
  • Naturalist – identify trees, minibeasts, flowers and pond dwellers. Have a go at natural art, make a bird feeder or insect house. Pick wild fruit and cook with it (seasonal activity).

Scouts

  • Camper activity badge – Our woodlands are a great place to hold a camp. We have fire pits available for cooking.
  • Naturalist activity badge – investigate wildlife and plants in our wooded areas, hedgerows an ponds.
  • Forester activity badge – identify trees using a key. Learn to coppice, plant and manage trees and hedgerows and explore the seasonal change in our woods.

Rainbows

  • We can offer creative ideas for Rainbow Roundabout themes. Contact us to discuss your ideas.

Brownies

  • Wildlife explore – Use our binoculars and expert guides to identify birds, butterflies and wild mammals. Make a bird feeder or go pond dipping. Discover our trees, make leaf and bark rubbings and much more.
  • Out and about – go for a walk following a simple map. Plan a scavenger hunt or take part in one of our orienteering games.

Guides

  • Outdoor cook – make tasty treats and cook them over the campfires
  • Camper – The Kingswood Trust is a great place to hold a camp. We have a fire pit available for cooking.

Want to stay overnight?

Extend your community group activities over one or more nights. Our two residential buildings sleep 16 and 54 people. These can be booked together or separately to accommodate different sized groups. You can enjoy family style meal times, self-catering and share in all the fun and adventures of a big sleep over.

We provide a secure camping area, access to toilets and showers, use of all outside grounds and fire pits, washing up areas and water points. Our nine acre site accommodates more than 50 tents.

Talks and Tours

Community group activities include talks about the work of our charity. Come and take a tour around our nine-acre site of special interest dating back to 1923. Find out about the history of The Kingswood Trust, its wild places and environmental developments, whilst benefitting from a breath of fresh air. Why not build this into your AGM, visit or programme of meetings. The Kingswood Trust is a great place to connect health and education with active learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Training and Courses

Our venue is ideal for training activities or, alternatively come along and join in our own courses. Over the year we deliver skills days and environmental; activities such as orchard management, earth oven building and cooking, solitary bee workshops, willow weaving, green wood working and hedge laying.

Become a member – Join our “Friends Group” and make a difference

Membership of the Friends group will give you a discount on our events and community group activities published on our calendar of events, for 12 months running from January to December each year. You will be kept up-to-date with news, special activities and social events. There will be opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge and to enjoy the great outdoors. You will be supporting the on-going development of our charity and meeting others at the same time.

Download a membership form here

Community Stays in the ORB

Did you know that community groups 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 community group activity stay or a group day out. 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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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...

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).

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

1. The Kingswood Trust was awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge in Autumn 2017.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

2. We are much more than a school trip… our activities support learning and development for all.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

3. Our Charity is fully risk assessed and has an outstanding health and safety record.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

4. Our venue is local – to Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin and Birmingham and the Black Country Authorities so there is less travel time and lower transport costs.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

5. All Teaching staff have teaching qualifications or L5 Support assistant qualifications and are experienced outdoor educators – 4 staff have a level 3 Forest Leader qualification.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

6. Our curriculum enhancement opportunities are carefully planned to meet the needs of schools and groups – learning is memorable, active and fun.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

7. We connect people with nature for improved education, health and wellbeing – research backs up this need to combat “Nature Deficit Disorder”.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

8. We offer a range of pre-visit support via our teaching staff and house manager, including pre-planning visits, parents presentation and video for school use.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

9. We can provide you with testimonials from other schools and groups who choose The Kingswood Trust or check out our evaluation feedback.

10 reasons to choose The Kingswood Trust

10. We offer good value for money – and have a range of offers available and supporting staff come free.

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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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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 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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