The animals are a very popular feature of the Centre. We have lots of rare-breed chickens, guinea fowl, guinea pigs, rabbits, fantail doves and two dogs. 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! We charge £25 per group for the use of the bikes and the games room for a weekend and £50 for a week. Cycle helmets are provided.
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. There are cameras in the woodland linked to monitors in the games room and every year in the spring you can watch birds nesting and chicks hatching.
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.
Woodland learning is a very popular activity run by Marcus, 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. To book your session contact Marcus here.