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A visit to Barnstondale is a life changing experience. We provide flexible action-packed programmes to meet all your needs and objectives. Whatever your desired aims and outcomes, we will strive to provide your group with activities and opportunities to build confidence, demonstrate resilience, work as a team, achieve goals and all whilst having fun in a safe and inclusive environment.

With residential packages starting from two nights, our team are stood by to help and advise you through every step of the bookings process. You will be offered a pre-stay visit so that you can view the site, see our facilities and discuss your needs and aspirations for the residential stay in detail with our team.

Package 1 Package 2 Package 3
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Arrive: 9am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Arrival Brief Wacky Wake Up Pack Up Admin Wacky Wake Up Pack Up Admin Wacky Wake Up Pack Up Admin
Session 1 Session 5 Session 9 Session 3 Session 7 Session 1 Session 5
Session 2 Session 6 Session 10 Arrive: 12pm Session 4 Session 8 Session 2 Session 6
Lunch Lunch Lunch Arrival Brief Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Session 3 Session 7 Depart: 1pm Session 1 Session 5 Session 9 Session 3 Session 7
Session 4 Session 8 Session 2 Session 6 Session 10 Arrive from 4pm Session 4 Session 8
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Depart: 5pm Dinner Dinner Dinner
Evening Session Evening Session Evening Session Evening Session Arrival Brief Evening Session Depart by 6pm

A typical residential package is over three days, two nights. For more information about what activities are on offer please view our activities page and build your own programme.

A typical residential package is over three days, two nights. For more information about what activities are on offer please view our activities page and build your own programme.


The Barnstondale Centre is under new management and is changing the way it operates. Whether you have visited us before, or it’s your first time, we’ve gathered all the essential information you will need to prepare your group for an exciting and memorable visit to Barnstondale. Please take the time to download and read this PDF booklet as it contains important information for group leaders and has useful information you can pass onto parents too.

Log Cabins

Our beautiful and comfortable Cabins are the genuine article. Sourced directly from the USA, the land which made an art form of the log cabin; our accommodation will make your stay at Barnstondale memorable from the first moment you see them. After all, who hasn’t dreamt of staying in a log cabin by the woods?

We have three log cabins – Pine, Orchard and Dale –  all of which have en suite facilities. Each cabin has an upstairs area (accessible by lift) for your exclusive use, which includes a large assembly/activity room, kitchenette and toilets. All cabins have wheelchair access and lifts to upper floors. Rooms can accommodate 2- 6 people.

Dormitory-style accommodation

Wirral, our Dormitory-style accommodation at Barnstondale is a great solution for groups who enjoy the simple comforts of staying in dormitories. The boys’ dormitory sleeps 18 and the girls’ dormitory that sleeps 17.

With separate leaders’ rooms (sleeping two), shower rooms and the use of the conference room during your stay, this accommodation doesn’t mean skimping on your Barnstondale experience.

Whether in stand-alone use by a group, or as an overflow area for a very large group from one of our cabins, our standard accommodation will provide you all the basics you will need during your stay.

Meadow Cabin for additional needs

All our cabins are wheelchair friendly and have lifts to upper floors. However, Meadow Cabin is our newest Cabin at Barnstondale, having only been built in 2011.

Externally it has the same rustic, inviting look as our other cabins but inside it has been purpose-built to cater for users with severe disabilities.

Meadow Cabin sleeps 10 people, including carers in twin bedded, en suite rooms.  It offers a wide range of facilities including hoists, profiling beds and an adjustable high changing table. As well as a fully-fitted kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine (enabling groups to be self-sufficient if preferred), it also has the added benefit of a soft play area and sensory equipment on the ground floor. On the first floor (accessible via lift or stairs) is a beautiful large room completely for the use of the resident groups.


Risk Assessments

At Barnstondale we work very hard to reduce  risk and we constantly reassess and seek to make things even safer if we can.

In order that our group leaders are fully informed and to assist them in planning and booking their programmes we have made a while site risk assessment available below,  in DOCX or PDF format.

Site Risk Assessment DOCX Format

Site Risk Assessment PDF Format

For our activities risk assessments please visit our activities page.

The centre holds a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.
Certificate no: R2QB102850
Expiry date: 10th August 2023

Our confirmation of liability cover can be viewed here in DOCX or PDF format.

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