A country house

nestled within 30 acres of private grounds


The Wilderness Centre

is a classic country house nestled within 30 acres of private grounds with forest, fields and its own stone circle, commanding spectacular views over the River Severn to the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills over 20 miles away.

Known to a whole generation of people, throughout Gloucestershire and beyond, as the place where they had their first adventure away from home, The Wilderness Centre has been successfully providing outdoor education with accommodation for schools and private groups for 50 years. It has achieved the highest accolade of Gold Standard Centre by the ‘Association of Heads of Outdoors Education Centres’.

spectacular views

over the River Severn to the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills


Stay with us

The Centre remains true to its 50 year legacy and continues to focus on providing exceptional residential stays for schools from all over Gloucestershire. Our qualified team share their knowledge and invite the young people to explore, learn and connect with nature, within the greatest classroom, the great outdoors.

In addition, we offer exclusive use weekend hire of the house so that large groups of guests can enjoy life in a historic country house, relax and explore their own 30 acres of grounds.

the great outdoors

connect with nature


Activities & the great outdoors

Guests can take part in onsite outdoor activities, such as bush craft, archery, abseiling, crate stack and orienteering with qualified instructors or gather together around the huge campfire in our grounds for a shared feast. The Wilderness Centre really is the perfect venue for friends and family to share parties and special events.

The house and grounds are ideal for business events such as away days, team development and leadership programmes. The Wilderness is a place to think differently, to build confidence and clarity while connecting with colleagues.

The Wilderness is all about growth and learning. It is a venue for a wide range of workshops and retreats in the fields of health, wellbeing, spirituality, arts and crafts. It offers large rooms for meetings, conferences, or training. There is a professional kitchen. Accommodation is in 10 bedrooms, with bunk beds sleeping 54 in total.

bell tent village

A getaway under the stars


50th Anniversary

In 2019 which is the centre’s 50th anniversary, we unveiled our fabulous Bell Tent Village. Located in the original old walled orchard, this secluded spot provides peace and calm for a 'getaway under the stars' or the perfect place for a gathering with friends. 

Now we are also delighted to reveal our 2019 Summer Programme of events & experiences and announce that during the whole of August, we will be offering something completely new. Families, parents & kids & smaller groups can book one or two night’s midweek stays in a bell tent or a ‘hostel’ style room in the house and experience the magic of the Wilderness for themselves.

The Wilderness Centre is the perfect place to lose yourself, disconnect from routine, technology and every day concerns and reconnect with yourself


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