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

Outdoor Education Charity The Kingswood Trust – How You can Donate and Support

We’d like your help to connect more people with the natural world through our outdoor education residential stays and nature days. Donations to The Kingswood Trust are much appreciated and every £1 counts, with all money going directly to our beneficiaries.

A £5 to £10 donation will provide a healthy hot meal or warm clothing for a day outdoors in the winter. £20 would pay for wellies, waterproofs or much needed resources and equipment for our activities, for both children and for volunteers to use. £12.50 would fund a day of fun and learning in our woodland and £76.00 would enable a young person to have a brilliant residential stay, with memories that last a lifetime.

Thank you so much for your support.

Donations to The Kingswood Trust are much appreciated and every £1 counts, with all money going directly to our beneficiaries. Please click the Donate Now button to be taken to our JustGiving page where you can place a one off or monthly donation. Thank you!
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Volunteering – Groups and Individuals

Volunteer for The Kingswood Trust – you’ll be helping our 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. Why not:

  • Create and maintain natural habitats
  • Care for our animals
  • Support site maintenance
  • Help with administrative tasks
  • Offer technical and ICT support
  • Support our social media, marketing and publicity
  • Promote and organise events
  • Carry out research and environmental surveys
  • Help to fundraise or run events
  • Work with our groups and children, supporting teaching and learning

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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).

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 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.

View all our current events

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It was a wonderful day. So many memories ❤️

I had a fabulous time. Seeing old photos bought back many memories of my time at the school. Thank you all.

We have a number of preloved 2-4 man tents available for a small donation. If you are interested please pop up to the Kingswood Trust this Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

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Comment on Facebook

We had a brilliant morning thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome 😁

Meet Natalie another new team member at the Kingswood Trust....We are all looking forward to working with you. #charity #teamwork We hope you will be happy at The Friends of Kingswood Trust

Comment on Facebook

Great to meet you Natalie. I'm very much looking forward to working with you. Helen Heywood

Hi Natalie, hope you will be very happy working with the lovely people at Kingswood Trust. 🙂

Lovely to meet you this morning!

Welcome!

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for the opportunity 🙏 ❤️

#Access2Nature provides opportunities for families to participate together , improving health and wellbeing whilst making lasting memories and connections with the natural world. Thanks Carla for sharing these images.. a picture says a thousand words.

Grace Lynch Rose Wellsbury

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for another lovely Saturday of great memories! 😁

The children have a wonderful time at Kingswood Trust sleeping away from home with friends, enjoying fresh air and exercise whilst having fun and sharing mealtimes in our dining room. It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other better and build positive relationships.

Comment on Facebook

Something so special about a kingswood residential. Having always been on the teaching staff side, I've now been on the parent side and heard it straight from the child's mouth this evening what a fantastic time they had.... and asking to go to bed from 5pm 😊 x memories made x

Perfect place to experience time away from home!

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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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