Why Barnstondale

Barnstondale has flexibility to meet your needs

The residential experience is a key component to any group and provides opportunities that will stick with you for many years to come.

At Barnstondale, young people discover previously undiscovered skills and aptitudes. Suddenly, they’re able to think quickly and creatively; they collaborate willingly and can see the purpose behind collaboration.

Groups such as the Scouts and Cubs, faith groups and uniformed groups are all welcome to visit the site and take part in programmes that are tailored to meet the objectives of each group and ensure all leave the centre having a better understanding of themselves and made memories for life along the way.

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Group Activities

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Maximise your Barnstondale experience by taking part in our wonderful group activites. Check them out and build them into your bespoke trip with us.

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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 group testimonials

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

"Our groups always enjoy the activites, especially the climbling and orienteering."

Dan, Birkenhead Explorer Sea Scouts

"We have made memories that will remain with us for a long time to come."

Whitechapel Centre

"It was all amazing and we can’t wait to go again."

Buzz Youth Group

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Email: info@barnstondale.org

Phone: 0151 648 1412

Address:Barnstondale Storeton Lane Barnston Wirral, CH61 1BX

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