Why Barnstondale

Barnstondale Is An Inclusive Residential Centre

The benefits of residentials are just as relevant to young people with additional needs as they are for any other young person.

Barnstondale offers a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment for youngsters with a range of additional needs and offers opportunity to teach life skills, build confidence and create a better understanding of the world.

We are the only centre on Merseyside to provide a wide range of facilities and activities for children with disabilities to enjoy and learn alongside their able-bodied peers. All our cabins are wheelchair friendly and have lifts to upper floors and our Meadow Cabin is accommodation purposely built to cater for users with severe disabilities.

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Group Activities

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Maximise your Barnstondale experience by taking part in our wonderful group activites. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive centre and will work with you to ensure our activities are available for all.

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Our Accommodation

Log Cabins

Our beautiful and comfortable Cabins are the genuine article. Sourced directly from the USA, the land which made an art form of the log cabin, our accommodation will make your stay at Barnstondale memorable from the first moment you see them. After all, who hasn’t dreamt of staying in a log cabin by the woods?

Sleeps 2 - 7 Per Room



Wirral, our Dormitory-style accommodation at Barnstondale is a great solution for groups who enjoy the simple comforts of staying in dormitories. The dormitory has seperate male and female toilet and shower facilities.

Sleeps 45 individuals

Meadow cabin

Meadow Cabin

Meadow Cabin is our newest Cabin at Barnstondale, having only been built in 2011. Externally it has the same rustic, inviting look as our other cabins but inside it has been purpose-built to cater for users with severe disabilities.

Sleeps 14

Learning Outcomes

What We Aim To Achieve Through Our Activities

Learning outcomes are embedded in all areas of our activity delivery. If you would like, you can combine your activities with your choice of learning outcomes to maximise the impact for your group.

Barnstondale's Learning Outcomes

  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Physical
  • Independent Thinking


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you able to cater for specific dietary needs?

We can cater for most dietary requirements. Please make us aware of any allergies as soon as possible and we can discuss these with our catering department to ensure the correct provisions are in place for your visit.

Do you take adult groups?

Yes, we do take groups of adults, though our focus will always be on children.

Can we do self-catering?

Yes, some of our cabins have self-catering facilities. Please Contact Us to discuss options.


View our disability group testimonials

Here’s what some disability groups have to say about their time at Barnstondale.

"The leaders have a fabulous ‘can do’ attitude and they always make sure that our children can participate even in the ‘trickiest’ of activities. "

Kriszti Turner - Stick ‘n’ Step

"Thank you for a lovely day, I have never known Thomas to enjoy something so much."

Families United

"I have been delivering residential breaks for 15 years to a wide range of young people and adults and stayed in over 200 places from all over the country and Europe. Barnstondale was an amazing find and is definitely in my top 3 places to stay. "

Young Adult Respite Services (YARS)

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Phone: 0151 648 1412

Address:Barnstondale Storeton Lane Barnston Wirral, CH61 1BX

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