Stay in The Orb Lodge - Education Outside the Classroom

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The ORB Lodge Provides day and residential accommodation for up to 16 people .

Education Outside the Classroom – Stay in The Orb Lodge at The Kingswood Trust

For education outside the classroom; whether it’s for learning, work or for a fun break; choosing the Kingswood Trust as your preferred venue will greatly enhance your experience.

The ORB Lodge and our Main Centre buildings are set in nine acres of striking woodland in the Staffordshire countryside, with access to a range of other local attractions. Book our venue for a family holiday or friends staycation.

The Orb Lodge

The ORB Lodge deserves a special mention. Designed with a Danish theme and nature inspired feel, it offers a home from home. Providing day and residential accommodation for up to 16 people, the ORB Lodge is perfect for family gatherings, retreats, team days, smaller parties, training, clubs and meetings as well as smaller school group residentials.

We guarantee a clean and relaxed environment for your stay. Our accommodation includes: a large flexible dining or meeting area with free Wi-Fi; accessible bathrooms with baby changing facilities and showers; fully equipped kitchen; cosy wood burner and sofa area.

The ORB Lodge has been refurbished to provide five-star quality modern accommodation, while retaining its olden day charm. It boasts natural views in a countryside setting.
Each of the three bedrooms have bunk beds with one room having two single beds and access alarms for people with disabilities. A top quality cooker in the kitchen and log burner in the lounge area is backed up by central heating throughout all rooms making this a perfect base throughout the winter months as well as offering exciting natural surroundings throughout the seasons.

Our natural environment provides an opportunity to improve wellbeing and you can spend lots of time outdoors, engaged in active or practical pursuits. You certainly won’t be short for something to do. We also have a selection of books, games, and activities to keep your group entertained indoors too.
Outside, the three campfire areas provide secluded places to relax and enjoy outdoor cooking. Our cob oven is also available for your use. You will find lots of under cover seating and outdoor picnic tables for dining alfresco or just enjoying the site in all weathers

Enjoy the woodland adventure areas and climb our trees. You’ll be inspired by our wildlife habitats and creative sculptures. You can follow secret pathways into our forest areas or spend time in our fields.

Kingswood Trust was the perfect staycation destination for me and family. The Orb Lodge manages to be both spacious and cosy at the same time, with enough space to leave craft activities out, and still have plenty of space for meals. It was the hub of activity during our holiday – the wood burner was especially welcome on colder days. The grounds are simply beautiful, with the firepit(s) and zip wire particular favourites with my children. With older teenagers, we all had plenty space to enjoy time alone exploring the various woodland paths – as well as quality time together.”

You can sleep up to 54 people in 4 dormitory style bedrooms, with mainly single beds.

Our Main Centre Caters for Larger Groups

If you have a larger group to accommodate, you can hire our Main Centre.

Residential Stays

Here you can sleep up to 54 people in 4 dormitory style bedrooms, with mainly single beds. Add this to hire of the ORB Lodge and you can sleep 70 people.

Day Bookings and Evenings

Our large hall can offer space to accommodate over 80 people for a conference or gathering and 100 people for a party. The flexible space and access to our catering kitchen and toilet facilities offers good value for money, with an option for self-catering. A catered package to suit a range of budgets can also be provided.

Access break out areas indoors and take your day outside for a memorable day or residential stay. Outside, the three fire pit areas provide wonderfully secluded place to relax and enjoy outdoor cooking. All-weather table and chairs, and cob oven are available for your use.

You can book for the day, weekend or add on more nights for a week away.

The Main Centre and Orb Lodge provide a unique venue for:

  • Conferences, training and workshops
  • Networking and business meetings
  • Family holidays
  • Clubs, classes and
  • Weddings and celebrations
  • Retreats, health and wellbeing groups
  • Community functions
  • Fundraising and charity events
  • Camping – under canvas or in our dormitories.
  • Outdoor events
  • Exchange and international visits
  • School visits

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This is a fabulous outdoor classroom for children’s parties, larger group activities and a base for outdoor training. Appropriate for groups of up to 30 people, it can be booked with the Orb Lodge as an ‘add on’ and includes tables and seating, kitchen and toilets. It’s a great place to explore natural materials, craft activities and share in discussion. Book it with the Orb Lodge as an ‘add on’.

If there is something else you would like, let us know and we will help make it happen, tailored exactly to your needs.

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.

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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This Saturday 21st May join us 10am-1pm for Bugs and Beasties!
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Ponds are home to a variety of amazing creatures and plant life... What will you discover?

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Karen Thacker this is what I told you about earlier. X

Do you or someone you know have memories of Kingswood School ? Come and share times gone by and meet other people for a cuppa and a chat about Kingswoods History.

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Our volunteers have been working very hard today to get the site looking its best. Today’s jobs included edging, weeding, sweeping, feeding the animals, mowing and watering the growing area.

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Oh well done that's no easy job. Someone has worked well.

Looks fab! 🤩

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Thank you Jane Rock from the Staffordshire Bat Group for your very interesting talk on bats this evening at Kingswood Trust.. now the group are out exploring with Bat dectors..

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As always a very enjoyable and informative evening. Thank you Jane.

Forest Fun continues this Saturday 14th May 10am - 1pm with ‘Amazing Animals!’ 
Meet the pets at the Kingswood Trust and go on the animal habitats trail!

Enjoy the natural spaces and stop for refreshments at Woody’s snack stop. Re-connect with nature and with others.

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and an opportunity to focus on positive mental health and well-being. The theme this year is Loneliness and thinking of ways we can overcome this and help and support people around us.

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We came for our first time today. Not only did our boys have a lovely time but we did also! Thank you x

Looks like everyone had a gr8 morning....beautiful weather too. 🌞

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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

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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.

Book Our Events

We hold many fun events all year round. To see our latest events and book your place simply go to our eventbrite page.

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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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