Barnstondale - the charity

As an organisation that enjoys charitable status, we are very conscious of our role in the lives of many young people. A visit to Barnstondale can really make a difference and change our visitors’ perspectives, offering new experiences or overcoming challenges in ways they never thought would be possible. Our charitable status helps us to achieve this and we make sure that our visitors get the most out of their time with us at Barnstondale.

Barnstondale is happy to be associated with the following organisations who have provided financial support to enable young people to visit Barnstondale.

The Adamson Trust is a long established Perthshire charity based in Crieff. The Adamson Trust is able to give financial help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for young people aged 17 and under with a physical, mental or emotional disability.

Operating for almost 400 years, The Henry Smith Charity give small grants to support trips for groups of children in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged.

Rotary Club North Wirral are part of the wider Rotary Club organisation and are staunch supporters of Barnstondale. The members provide help and support to the centre and to its visitors.

Vision statement 

Barnstondale aspires to provide state-of-the-art facilities for overnight stays and activities for young people, within a stimulating, supportive and secure environment. Achieving and maintaining excellence in all that we do is our priority.

 We aim to offer an ever-wider range of year-round indoor and outdoor activities and challenging experiences to all our users, developing their confidence, self-esteem and life skills, whatever their abilities or needs.


Mission Statement

Barnstondale Centre is a children’s charity, based in Wirral, serving the diverse communities of Merseyside and beyond.

 The Centre provides a natural setting for personal development, through sport and adventure, study and reflection.  We offer a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for youngsters from all walks of life, including those with a range of disabilities.

 We are passionate about transforming the lives of young people, inspiring them to grow in mind, body and spirit.  Team leaders and our own trained instructors challenge and motivate participants through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, building confidence and encouraging cooperation.

 Groups can stay in high-quality, purpose-built accommodation surrounded by our extensive wooded grounds, which provides exciting opportunities for education, fun and a wealth of memorable experiences.

You can easily and securely donate online to help Barnstondale in its aim of supporting young people!

The simplest and best way is to use the Virgin Money Giving service. You can opt to cover the transaction fees so that Barnstondale gets every penny of your donation and you can also gift aid your donation quickly and easily.

Click the button to donate to Barnstondale through Virgin Money Giving –

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We know that not everyone wants to try a new service. If you already have a PayPal account, you can also donate using the PayPal button below.

Any size donation is welcome and will go directly to helping young people at Barnstondale.

You can also donate offline, if you prefer. If you’d like to arrange regular giving, or a large donation, then please contact our Business Director, Heidi Hughes, on 0151 648 1412 and she will be happy to help arrange that for you.

Barnstondale is honoured to be championed by many diverse supporters, including our three key Patrons, who take a keen interest in our development and the children’s development too. We are very grateful for their continued support and are proud to have them involved in many aspects of our activity centre’s day-to-day life.   

Our Patrons (pictured from left to right) –

Andy Cooke QPM, Chief Constable of Merseyside

Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE

Mark FW Blundell Esq
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside

A big thank you

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Rafa right on target

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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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