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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!

Join us and develop your skills and confidence, meet new people and make a difference.

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.

The Kingswood Trust Newsletter

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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.

As an update to Home Educator day...this will be a Forest School Day....flexible to meet different ages/abilities with a fire/cooking session and a tool activity with opportunity to explore/create independently. Further details next week. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

VIA MESSENGER PLEASE

Where do you want people to show interested?

I have put on Wolverhampton page x

I've had a few requests to run Home Educator days again. Please can you let me know by messenger if you would be interested in a day on Friday 1st February from 10am - 2pm. The cost would be £8.00 per child. Inorder to make the day viable we would need 20 participants. Thank you - Rachel ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Beki e Vernon 💜

Jo Corcoran

Date fine, what will the kids be doing?😊

Char Roden wondered if this might interest you?

Amy

Bekkie Rachel Have you seen this?

Jessica Hampson are u doing this x

Jess Hird

I’d be interested on this date for Alfie

This looks great! We would be interested.

Dawn Wakelam

What’s kingswood trust??

Sarah Owens

I can now do a Friday Rachel and can ask our childminding group also if we would be welcome?? Jo x

Hi! Would it be possible to give a little more detail (maybe a link) on what to expect on the day? All child-led free play or are there any structured parts to the day? Thanks x

Following we maybe able todo this xx

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Apologies- this Sundays Table Top Sale has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you let me know if you re book as in really need a table sale to sell at soon. Thank you

Our new calendar is here! Have a look at all of the fantastic things we have planned. It would be wonderful to see you at some of them.
You will see the link to Eventbrite at the bottom. This is the way you will be able to buy your tickets as they become available. Keep an eye on Facebook for notifications of ticket sales.

 

Comment on Facebook

Joanne Gilbey

Are you not bringing back the HE events? 😢

Zeleka Oakley - what can we fit in!!! 😁😁

Do u do any half day school holiday clubs? My children would love it but we live half hr away from u so 8.30 start would be hard in the hols! 😂

Hi will you be running the Nature Hunters sessions?

Danielle Emma Pitt xxx

Katie Osborne

Helen Fellows Sam Wainwright

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Happy N Ewe year from us all at Kingswood Trust....to all our Followers...Friends and Families ....our New Year of Events will be published next week.
Were just off collecting for local charities with St Georges Rotary Club and of course...Santa!

Thank you to everyone that helped at Codsall Christmas Fair ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Chilly - but a joy to meet so many happy people. 😊

Kingswood Trust ready for Codsall Christmas fair. A little windy but its clear and dry. Come on down and see us. Try your hand at bauble fishing or buy a fantastic knitted fairy,owl or elf for your tree.
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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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