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Our centres provide a fun, unforgettable outdoor learning experience.

Based at Two locations in the heart of Staffordshire:

  • Laches Wood
  • Standon Bowers

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.


  • 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

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 are regularly added, including a state of the art BMX track designed by Olympic specialists and some great new accommodation options. 


  • 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

Download our product catalogue for more information about the services we offer.

Product Catalogue 2022

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