The animals are a very popular feature of the Centre. We have lots of rare-breed chickens, guinea fowl, guinea pigs, rabbits,and Nala the dog. Visiting groups become involved with the animals in many ways.
Our sports hall is in the building adjacent to the bike storage area. We have play equipment for five-a-side-football and short tennis and will hopefully have more equipment later on this year. There are two toilets and washbasins in this play area.
Outdoor Play Area
There are rope swings and play structures outside including slides, swings, a non-working farm tractor and trampolines for everyone to use. We have an area of grass for playing five a side football. There are designated areas for lighting campfires under supervision.
Bikes & BMX
We have a number of bikes and BMX bikes available for groups to use within our grounds, including woodland paths. We also have a small BMX track! Cycle helmets are provided and must be worn.
Wildlife & Exploring
Wildlife in the area includes foxes, deer, badgers, squirrels, bats, hedgehogs, barn owls, kestrels, buzzards and for the keen ornithologists the centre has field binoculars which groups are welcome to use.
Bazley Games Room
This is a large room with a table tennis table, bar football table and pool table. We also have art materials and other games in this area of the unit. The games room has a separate toilet.
Castree Play Room
In addition to the Castree Sensory Play Room and Bazley Games Room, there are rope swings and play structures outside including slides, swings, a non-working farm tractor and trampolines for everyone to use. We have an area of grass for playing five a side football. There are designated areas for lighting campfires under supervision.
Forest School is a very popular activity run by Hannah, to learn more about trees and woodland in a fun and hands-on way. They learn new skills in an enjoyable way which helps them to develop personally and to understand and appreciate the woodland environment. Sessions generally last around 2 hours and can include, fire lighting, shelter building and cooking on an open fire. Forest School will cost £120 per session unless you are staying overnight at Macaroni Wood, where the charge is just £50. To book your session contact Marcus here.
The Classroom is a great place to come to sheild from the rain or spend the evenings in. With the new sensory den in place, a karaoke machine, drum set, musical instruments and a projector for film nights.