Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Don’t just take our word for how good Barnstondale is. Have a look at some of the comments from our visitors below!

For reasons of child protection and GDPR compliance some identifying personal data has been removed from the comments, but every one is completely genuine. Read on to find out what Barnstondale is really like.

“The dormitories were really cozy. The food was legendary, I want to eat it every day”. – Tom Drew, Cheshire

 

“The food was really nice. I think everybody liked it, especially me; the cooks were master chefs!” – Elm Class, Kelsall Community Primary School

 

“Thanks for the best residential ever. I really enjoyed the abseiling and archery, abseiling was scary but I did it!” – Eva, Kelsall Community Primary School

 

“I never wanted to go home because of how much fun I was having!” – Louise, Cheshire

 

“The facilities make it fun so we can have a laugh and play games, the cabins have very good facilities as well.” – Eden, Cheshire

 

Thanks for letting us stay here, we had a lovely time here. The things I liked the most were the food and the activities. Thank you very much.” – Keith, Kensington

 

“Thank you for the lovely stay at Pine Cabin. The beds were comfy, the meals were delicious and I had a lovely stay at Barnstondale.” – Anna, Kensington

 

Thank you for the fabulous stay here it has been excellent! The food was scrummy, the rooms are perfect and the activities are great! What more could you ask for?” – Ellie, Kensington

 

The activities were brilliant because they allowed us to do things that we hadn’t done before. In general it was an amazing stay.” – Luke, Kensington

The bbq was nice, can I come to Barnstondale again?” – Clay, Netherley

“I love the woods!” – Kaitlin, Netherley

“When I got there I thought your place was the most fabulous place in the world!!” – Isabelle, Netherley

“I enjoyed Barnstondale, the adventure playground was my favourite out of all the things.” – Lee, Netherley

The archery and rock climbing were very exciting.” – Bradley Cottrell

“The cabin was luxurious. It was cosy and warm also upstairs was a great place to play games and have fun.” – Emma Smith

“I had a fantastic time at Barnstondale Centre, the food was yummy, the cabins were nice and clean, the activities were fun and entertaining and everyone there was polite and helpful.” – Frank Hulme

“All the staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for them. We really appreciate knowing what a ‘real gem’ you have at Barnstondale and look forward to seeing you again very soon.” – Sandra, Knowsley

“Our weekend went like a dream and we want you all to take credit for that. Every one of our guests complimented Barnstondale as a fantastic setting and extremely welcoming.” – Abby

“I really enjoyed climbing up the climbing wall. It was a shame I had to go home because I was enjoying Barnstondale and me and my friends were having a good time together. The cabins were fab!” – Year 2, St Peters School

“The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed themselves thanks to the efforts of yourselves and your staff. The activities, accommodation and food were great. The children haven’t stopped talking about it.” – Tony Buckley, St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

“Thank you for looking after us so well. I really enjoyed staying at Barnstondale. The food was brilliant. Hopefully I will be able to come again.” – Stacey Wright

Thank you very much for our wonderful visit to Barnstondale. We really enjoyed it. All the meals were fantastic so a very big thank you to the cooks. We loved the camp fire in the evening it was so warm.” – St Peters CE School, Heswall

“It was once again a pleasure to stay with you all at Barnstondale. We are always made to feel very welcome…. Thanks for all you did for us and the manner in which you did it.” – Raymond, Co. Down

“I know I am not speaking for just myself when I say how impressed everybody was with the approachable and friendly staff, always with a smile and ready to listen but most of all for their limitless energy and enthusiasm.” – Lynette, Moreton

“Thank you for making our time at Barnstondale so enjoyable. As usual we (the staff) had a fantastic time and the children loved it. It was wonderful to see them successfully working together through new experiences.” – Steven Allday, Liverpool

“You gave us a change to do what we might never have done if we did not go to Barnstondale, so thank you very much.” – Daniel, Liverpool

“I would like to thank you for the wonderful 3 days. They were most probably the best days of my life.” – William, Litherland

“A huge thank you for your help and support while we were with you. All staff were brilliant and the children loved the meals (they wanted to kidnap the cooks and bring them back to school!)” – St Marys & St Pauls Primary School

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