Barnstondale Centre is a children’s charity that provides a natural setting for personal development through sport and adventure, study and reflection. We offer a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for youngsters from all walks of life, including those with a range of disabilities. The majority of the children and young people who visit Barnstondale are from the Wirral and their new found confidence and social skills help them to become an integral part of the local community. Particular attention is given to young people who may be socially excluded and at risk of becoming disaffected. We are passionate about transforming the lives of young people, inspiring them to grow in mind, body and spirit.
We welcome over 4,000 children each year, of these 31% are from disadvantaged areas and 10% have additional needs. Groups can stay in high-quality, purpose-built cabins surrounded by our extensive wooded grounds. Our newest cabin is designed specifically for visitors with multiple disabilities; and is fitted with lifts, sensory areas, wet rooms and hoists. Barnstondale continues to add to the outdoor activities on offer to our young visitors, all of which are interactive and stimulate their senses, encourage conversation and open their minds to new possibilities. They include a sensory trail, quiet garden and play area.