Our Centres

Based at four locations in the heart of Staffordshire, our centres provide a fun, unforgettable outdoor learning experience

Laches Wood

Laches Wood has a rich mix of natural beauty and woodland shelter, as well as indoor and outdoor adventure.

At Laches Wood, not only do we have modern and comfortable dormitory style accommodation, we’ve also got a wide range of year-round adventure activities including high ropes, bike trails and indoor climbing and caving.

Get active. Have fun. Make memories.
Our adventure learning programmes will stretch and challenge pupils - learning new skills whilst being active and having fun. Mind and body will be nourished, with pupils making memories to last a lifetime and to take with them as they go on to seek exploration in the world.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • BMXing
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing & Bouldering
  • High Ropes
  • Indoor Caving
  • Offsite Excursions
  • Search and Rescue

 How to find us: Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre, Laches Lane, Slade Heath, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PA

 

Shugborough

Set in the beautiful and historic parkland estate of Shugborough, our centre offers some truly outstanding activities on the river, in the forest or around the estate.

A world class venue for learning new skills, growing in confidence and coming to appreciate your place in the world. Shugborough has a pace of its own that draws you in and immerses you, leaving you more aware of your own well-being and the broad horizons that are yours to 
journey to. 

Beautiful vistas, natural beauty
In spinning yarns and singing songs around the campfire after a day out on the river or on Cannock Chase, young people can learn to reconnect with nature. Bonds are formed as awareness is increased in this unique setting of peace and beauty. 

Activities

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • BMXing & Mountain Biking
  • Campcraft Skills
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Camping Village
  • Climbing & Bouldering
  • Offsite Excursions
  • Problem Solving Activities
  • Wildlife Conservation

How to find us: Shugborough Outdoor Centre, Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XA

 

Standon Bowers

A home for young people and the outdoor life since 1885, Standon Bowers is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful English countryside. With old time charm and a proven pedigree, Standon Bowers continues to offer outstanding outdoor learning through these modern times. A truly unique, historical venue that will keep you coming back for more!

Historic past, modern day facilities
Whilst boasting an historic past, the facilities and activities at Standon Bowers are definitely of today. New activities and equipment just keeps appearing, including a state of the art BMX track designed by Olympic specialists and some great new accommodation options. 

Activities

  • Archery
  • BMXing
  • Bush/Campcraft Skills
  • Bridge Building
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Offsite Excursions
  • Orienteering 
  • Scrambling

 How to find us: Standon Bowers Outdoor Centre, Weston Lane, Standon, Stafford, ST21 6RD

 

Chasewater

Our Chasewater centre offers a range of thrilling water sports and outdoor adventures that will excite the senses.

With great historic and scientific interest, abundant wildlife and fantastic water sports, Chasewater is a perfect place for a brilliant residential. Home to our new ‘Flint & Fire’ programme, the centre is truly an all year-round venue, offering an extensive range of both water and land-based activities.

Take to the water
There is little that can match the thrill of taking to the water in one of our many sailboats, canoes and kayaks. Highly experienced and qualified instructors ensure just the right levels of support and guidance are given as waves dance along beneath your fingers and winds fill the sails and lift the spirits. 

Activities

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • BMXing
  • Canoeing
  • Conservation
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering
  • Offsite Excursions
  • Sailing
  • Wildlife Studies
  • Yurt Village

How to find us: Chasewater Outdoor Centre, Pool Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 3QY