groups at barnstondale



Visiting an activity centre such as Barnstondale can broaden the minds of school-age children and young adults alike. We can cater to groups of all sizes and abilities, with onsite accommodation available for teachers and students.


Youth Groups

The benefits of working as a team and surmounting challenging tasks can help to develop skills in other areas. Barnstondale can accommodate Youth Groups of all ages and abilities.


Church Groups

Our range of activities at Barnstondale can demonstrate the importance of participation and collaboration. The physical activities can also teach vital lessons of problem solving and shared responsibility.



Scouts, Brownies & Guides

Life skills are an important part of being part of the Scouts, Brownies and Guide. Our accommodation and activities can be tailored to visiting groups’ individual requirements, to dovetail with these youth organisations’ remits.


Sports Clubs

If ever there was a need for teambuilding, it’s in the field of sport. Whatever your sporting expertise, we’ll have something for you that will be a new challenge.



NCS Groups

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15-17 year-olds. We are proud to enable these young people to face new challenges at this important point in their lives.


Venue Hire

With our range of hospitality facilities available on-site, we can offer all kinds of events, including commemorative parties, get-togethers, reunions, dinners and other celebrations.



Team Days

From all walks of life and work, we welcome visitors to take part in our teambuilding exercises. From corporate awaydays to residential weekend events, we offer a diverse range of activities to stretch the mind and strengthen the team.


Safeguarding Policy

To download our safeguarding policy in PDF click here.


Our centre holds an AALA License.

Reference No: R0650

License No: L13484

Expiry Date: 17/06/20


The centre also holds a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Certificate no: R2QB102850

Expiry date: 10th May 2021




Risk Assessments

At Barnstondale we work very hard to reduce the possible risk of all our activities and we constantly reassess and make them as safe as possible. All adventure activities understandably carry some degree of risk, so full risk assessments have been undertaken for all our activities.


In order that our group leaders are fully informed and to aid them in planning and booking their programmes, we have made the latest risk assessments for our activities available below.


 Risk assessments in DOCX format (Zip file)

 Risk assessments in PDF format (Zip file)

If you’re bringing a group to Barnstondale, why not take part in our Barnstondale quiz? It has questions for all the activities that you can do at Barnstondale and is a great way to get children thinking about their trip. Some of the answers can be found on the Barnstondale website, while others will require further research and discussion, making it a real problem-solving challenge.

Click here to download the quiz as a PDF (14MB)

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...

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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