What will students see and do?

Edgmond Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning is an outdoor centre and cottage with exciting outdoor activity programmes. Based near the Shropshire hills, Edgmond Hall Centre provides creative outdoor learning experiences for primary and lower secondary age pupils.

Pupils can explore 43 acres of private woodland, fields and gardens during their stay and also care for the centre’s small animals. Pupils will get to work with the animals to learn what they eat and how to take care of them.

The centre’s practitioners deliver challenging and memorable experiences for pupils whilst addressing a wide range of curriculum-linked learning outcomes. Pupils study the environment and wildlife by visiting ponds and animals. The centre also has a bushcraft area where students can create dens and shelters, and build fires in the woodland.

Pupils will take part in numerous team challenges to develop communication skills and resilience.

A wide range of workshops is available for day trips and residential stays, including archery, fencing, digital photography, bushcraft, pond dipping and animal care. Groups can also visit the Shropshire hills to develop their knowledge of geography and history while studying the rivers and local wildlife.

Teaching resources provided

Edgmond Hall offers free teacher training and workshops. KS1 and KS2 learning professionals can explore ways to deliver cross-curricular lessons using outdoor learning.

Learning outcomes for activities can be tailored to suit the needs of your group.

Free virtual residential workshops are also available for you to sign up to, which include interactive sessions, activities and certificates.

Learning diaries can also be provided for students to record their learning experiences.

Minimum and maximum group size

To have sole occupancy of Edgmond Hall’s main house, the minimum number of participants is 36. The cottage has 10 participant beds and the main house has a maximum of 50 participant beds. There is a minimum of 30 pupils for day visits.

Details of risk assessment

Risk assessment for the site, people and activities are kept up to date and shared with visiting groups. School groups and leaders are made aware of safety management procedures. The centre is owned by Sandwell Council who hold The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Gold Badge for all of their centres.

Edgmond Hall can also send you a simplified risk assessment for planning purposes. All groups will also need to undertake their own risk assessment for their journey to and from the centre.


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Facilities on-site

For residential trips to Edgmond Hall, 60 participant beds are available (50 in the main house and 10 in the cottage). There is a large dining hall where groups can gather each evening for a home-cooked meal. The main house also has a teaching room and staff room for group leaders.

Staff accommodation is near to the student dormitories for close supervision. The site is also wheelchair accessible with off-road wheelchairs and a wet room available on request. Most school groups choose to be fully catered and tutored but the option is available for self-catering.

Edgmond Hall has various recreational areas including a games room, playing field, picnic area, campfire area and gift shop. There is also a kit room for storage and toilet facilities.

Opening times

Edgmond Hall does not have specific opening hours as they cater to specific group needs. You can contact them via the Sandwell Residentials website.



Day visits to Edgmond Hall cost £12 per pupil. Prices for residential school trips are dependent on request. A deposit is required when booking your school trip with the balance required four weeks before arrival.

Travel arrangements

The centre can be accessed via the M54 motorway and A41. School groups can travel to Edgmond Hall via car or coach.


41 High Street, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire
TF10 8JY

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