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Astley Burf is an outdoor adventure centre crammed full of facilities. Owned and run by Dudley Council, it offers both residential and day visits for schools and children’s groups.

Located in a stunning part of Worcestershire, two miles west of Stourport-on-Severn, the centre is predominantly used by schools and youth groups, but we can also consider bespoke visits on request. 

Residential visits can include a range of on and off-site activities. We also provide short-stay and one-day experiences including team building and outdoor activities which can be combined with intensive exam revision sessions for older students.

We also offer one-off adventure days, open to primary school-aged children during the summer break.

Here are a few great comments from our feedback forms:

The children had a brilliant time and wanted to stay longer! So did the staff.
Fun was had. Memories made. Food was very enjoyable, and staff were friendly.
A rural escape… the grounds were well maintained and everything went as it should.

Fun filled visits with tailor-made activities

The centre prides itself on providing a varied programme of fun, educational activities tailor-made to each visiting school or children’s group.

On-site

  • Outdoor wall climbing
  • High ropes course
  • Archery
  • Adventure playground & zip wire
  • Team building activities
  • Orienteering & mapwork
  • Indoor & outdoor sports
  • Bikes
  • Arts & crafts

The centre also offers two classrooms, a recreational room and a staff room, making sure education and relaxation are all part of the experience.

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Off-site

Guided walks

In the local vicinity led by centre staff, e.g. Shrawley Woods - a beautiful mixed woodland

Accompanied visits 

Opportunities for walks, in and around local places of interest:

  • Witley Court – discover the history behind this dramatic, ruined mansion
  • Stourport-on-Severn – explore this historic town, shaped by its canals and the River Severn
  • Malvern Hills & Ledbury – view stunning scenery from the top of British Camp then visit the unique church and museums in the market town of Ledbury
Self-led visits
  • Heritage sites e.g. Hartlebury Castle, Harvington Hall, Bewdley
  • Environment & Nature e.g. Wyre Forest, Bodenham Arboretum, West Midlands Safari Park
  • Adventure & Sport e.g. Watersports at the Lakeside Outdoor Activities Centre or Aztec Adventure; Swimming at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster; Horse riding at a nearby centre

Home from home

All residential cabins at Astley Burf are centrally heated and feature a washroom including a hand basin and toilet. Staff bathrooms also have a shower cubicle. So no matter when you visit, or how wet and muddy you get outside, you are guaranteed a warm and comfortable stay.

The centre is also fully equipped to make sure children with additional needs enjoy the fun. A bespoke cabin features a rise and fall bed with fixed and mobile hoists. Facilities also include a bathroom with a fully accessible wet room with fitted hoists and a rise and fall shower bed. The cabin also provides accommodation for accompanying members of teaching or medical staff if required.

There is even a separate log cabin on site that can accommodate up to five accompanying adults, ensuring staff are close at hand. An additional log cabin for teaching staff includes an integral staff room with a two-person bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

The centre also provides delicious and nutritional meals. Download our sample menu below.

Start your visit

To discuss what Astley Burf outdoor adventure centre can offer your school or group and for your personalised itinerary and activities programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.