Can we come as a family?

Yes, families often come as part of larger groups and it is now possible for a family to come and make use of Meadow Cabin.

Are you only available for disabled children?

No, we welcome children of all abilities at Barnstondale and have facilities to suit all needs.

Are you only for disadvantaged children?

No, everyone is welcome.

Are you only available for people in Wirral?

No, we have played host to people all over the UK and even international guests.

Do you take adults?

Yes, we do take groups of adults, though our focus will always be on children.

Can we do self-catering?

Yes, self-catering is an option in Dale Cabin and Meadow Cabin. Very large groups that book the entire site can also self-cater.

Do we need to bring our own bedding?

We provide duvets, covers and pillows with pillowcases for each bed. We encourage you to bring your own sleeping bags if you want to, or we can provide sheets at a nominal charge per person.

Do teachers come free?

No, teachers and group leaders are charged for their stay, but at a discounted rate.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, Barnstondale is fully insured.

Do you have an activities licence?

Yes, our activities licence is L10146/R0650

What is the minimum age that can visit?

We haven’t set a minimum age for visitors, though obviously some very young children cannot take part in all activities. We don’t have sleeping facilities for the very youngest, so travel cots etc would need to be brought with you.

Is Barnstondale secure?

Barnstondale is as secure as we can reasonably make it for a site in the countryside, without turning it into a prison! All cabins and rooms have locking doors and all exit points from the site have gates. There is a keypad-lock operated gate across the car park entrance which can be used if required.

Do you have internet access?

Yes, we have free Wi-Fi for our visitors at locations around the site, subject to availability.

Looking to the future

The Trustees would like to announce the formal retirements of George and Hazel Jones. Earlier this year Hazel stepped down from her role as Assistant Manager and now, having completed his outstanding tasks, George has now joined her by relinquishing his role as Centre...

A big thank you

The big story at Barnstondale this year has definitely been the completion of the Target Hub project. With the Hub now finished and proving to be a huge hit with our young visitors, why and how did the Target Hub project come about? Some years back we asked our...

Home comforts make all the difference

Barnstondale can rest easier, thanks to a kind donation; Medical design company SEERS Medical has donated a Paediatric Care Bed to us worth approximately £4000. The electric profiling bed is designed specifically for children with additional needs, and will be...

Rafa right on target

We were delighted to be able to welcome Premier League legend Rafa Benitez to Barnstondale for a visit recently. Rafa and Montse Benitez have long been friends and supporters of Barnstondale and their help has been invaluable in assisting us towards many funding goals...

Barnstondale bags top supermarket charity prize

Back in April, Barnstondale Activity Centre was included as one of the candidates in Tesco’s Bags of Help Grant Scheme. Three local charities or organisations were nominated for a regional competition, with voting in Tesco stores remaining open throughout May and...
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