Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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What will students see and do?
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is located at the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and comprises 120 acres of mixed woodland and parkland. As a result, the site offers a fantastic outdoor experience for young people.
Visitors can take part in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities, including simulated caving, a challenge course, circus skills with equipment provided by the Staffordshire Community Foundation, fire lighting, low ropes, orienteering, shelter building, team building, climbing wall, crate stacking, monkey tree climbing, traverse wall, abseiling, quarry zip wire, traversing Via Ferrata in the inside of the quarry, coracling in a traditional round canoe, raft building, lawn games, pedal karting, pioneering with poles and ropes, pyrography with electric-powered heat tools, orienteering, pond dipping, archery, fencing, mini fencing, soft archery using child-friendly equipment and tomahawks (axe throwing).
Beaudesert also runs a campfire every Saturday from June until September. All groups on site are welcome to attend, as well as contribute their own songs or sketches before the campfire commences.
Teaching resources provided
Contact directly to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre may be able to provide.
Minimum and maximum group size
Most activities accommodate a maximum group size of 12, except for Advanced Bushcraft, which allows for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8; hammock hire, which allows for a maximum of 24; and pioneering, orienteering and the trails, which have no limit.
Altogether, the accommodation sleeps 150.
Please visit Beaudesert Outdor Activity Centre’s website to find out minimum age requirements for specific activities.
Details of risk assessment
Risk assessments for each activity and accommodation are available to download from Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre’s website.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
In addition to the activities available at the centre, there is indoor accommodation, which offers a total of 122 beds; the various campsites ranging from large open fields to small wooded glades; a tented village; a hammock camp that sleeps 24 under tarps; the Haden Lodge, a large open space that seats up to 100 people; the Warren and Stables, two open spaces ideal for dining with a linking door between so both can be booked together for larger numbers; an outdoor classroom; and the Dorothy Dean, a small building with a simple, equipped kitchen.
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8.30am-5pm
Fun activity day: £22
Adventure activity day: £27
Bushcraft activity day: £27
Challenge activity day: £34
Advanced bushcraft: £85
Separate costs for site instructors and equipment hire only.
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is located at the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
When driving, Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre states that it is better to use the postcode WS15 4RB, as that will bring you into Chestall Road.
The entrance from here is on the 90-degree bend at the end of the road where it joins Holly Hill Road. Turn down the tarmac track here and keep following the road, bearing left by the Chestall Estate, then right, then left again before arriving at the site entrance.
While travelling this route, be aware of pedestrians – Chestall Road has a number of footpaths that emerge from the playing fields.
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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