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Health and Wellbeing – for Nature Connections, Access2Nature, Wellbeing Days and Days in the Woods

We care about people, their health and wellbeing. We have combined this with adventurous and exciting projects specifically to encourage and empower people to live healthier lives, for longer.

We work with schools, local authorities and organisations supporting children and young people as well as helping people in later life. We have partners in the voluntary sector, NHS England, care homes and charities supporting older people, women, and families as well as many corporate supporters. We have developed four main programmes that have already achieved lasting results and offer long-term health and wellbeing benefits.

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Nature Connections

Nature Connections is a project which aims to combat social isolation and loneliness for older people and their carers including people with dementia. Beneficiaries participate in guided memory walks, utilising the natural resources and features on our site and the opportunities to socialise and interact with each other. Already we have seen many older people regain a sense of confidence from these activities.

Access2Nature

Some families are unable to take part in nature-based activities for many different reasons, barriers may include financial, lack of transport, poor mental health, depression, or they have no access to green spaces in their local community. Parents with children with SENDs and families facing trauma have additional barriers to overcome. Our Access2Nature project enables these beneficiaries’ full access to enjoy nature-based learning in the countryside and woodland inspired activities.

Wellbeing Days

These are days where children and the wider community can come to Kingswood Trust to relax and explore a variety of opportunities with therapeutic benefits. For children, activities centre around emotional well-being using story and creative activities as a stimulus. Opportunities to improve wellbeing for all also include, campfire cooking, bird watching, gardening and animal assisted learning. The fresh air, exercise, and freedom to play and express themselves freely has a positive impact on everyone’s wellbeing.

Days in the Woods

These woodland days are helping children and young people to gain independence and confidence to achieve and raise their self-esteem whilst experiencing nature, first-hand. Activities include pond dipping. nature trails, seasonal activities, nature crafts and animal encounters. Many of our beneficiaries have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including poor mental and physical health. These days support disadvantaged groups, particularly those on low income and facing social and economic deprivation.

Health & Wellbeing Stays in the ORB Lodge

Did you know that groups can book a fun filled stay at The Kingswood Trust? Our three bedroomed ORB Lodge deserves a special mention especially if you are thinking of booking The Kingswood Trust for a Health and Wellbeing activity stay or a group day out. Nestled in our picturesque site, the ORB Lodge offers natural views and interesting features to discover.

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Sleeping up to 16, the ORB Lodge 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.

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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 events here with opportunities to 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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We had a wonderful day thank you we will definitely be visiting again soon xx

Fun in the sun indeed. 🌞

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Thank you so much for putting your simmer clubs on. Ethan absolutely loved his time with your guys the first week of summer. If you do more let me know and we will definately book again!

It looks amazing, such lucky children

This Saturday book onto our Forest Fun morning and cook mini pizzas in our cob oven outdoors. Pick up the new  Kingswood Trust Nature Passport and go on an adventure...there are lots of cool places to play and explore under the trees. Booking essential via www.eventbrite.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment
The family yoga sessions will be at 11am and 11.30 am this Tuesday...see you there.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Would love to come but cant tomorrow, i’m usually free on Tuesdays though if you do it again ☺️

Do you think you might have any more of these sessions on Tuesdays, please? Thanks

Laura Dovey xx

Laura Evans Catherine Furnival Barrett

Unicorns and dragons hiding in the woods, masks and unicorn cakes! Fantastic time at Kingswood Trust today.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Hope you got to keep the dragon, Carla...

Booked for Saturday 🍄🦄

Rachel Groome this is a nice place to visit.

Hayley Rochelle-Floyd

Wendy Edwards

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Just starting to recover from a totally hectic but utterly brilliant four gig weekend. The two The Replicas shows went off (as always), The Friends of Kingswood Trust Family Festival was lovely and Black Country Folk Festival was a beautiful thirteen hour day running sound with a thirty minute break to play some songs 😉 Ezra and Buddys main stage debut is something I will remember forever! Really hope it goes ahead again next year and I (we) get to be a part of it 🖤🤍❤️

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You were great as always sam and seeing buddy and Ezra on stage 🥰 Ezra singing was just adorable ❤️

Fantastic job and equally fantastic set bud. Well done 👏👏👏

Yayyyy! You're OK! I was a bit concerned cos you'd gone off radar and loads of wierd stuff has gone on this wknd! But you're fine! And we'll see you Saturday! 😁😁😁

Come and try a free Yoga Taster Session at The Kingswood Trust on Tuesday 9th August. Book onto our Forest Fun Day and enjoy this extra opportunity Free. Come and meet Arabella Love, who will be running 2x30 minute classes for adults and children. 
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Arabella Love this looks fab xx

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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

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.

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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