not all classrooms have four walls....

beds, including our Tented Village, Wooden pods and Manor House
years encouraging young people and supporting learning outside the classroom
Schools and College groups that visit us each year

We’ve been supporting teachers with school trips for over 12 years. Our caring and supportive approach ensures all involved¬†have an excellent experience from start to finish.


Our action packed activity days are a fantastic way to bring together the children, developing essential learning skills and great for positive mental and physical well being.

We have a number of packages that are regular favourites with our schools and colleges that help support your key objectives. Our multi-activity day is ideal for an end-of-year reward or an induction day at the start of the year. These cross reference with many learning outcomes, Team Building being the most popular.

Our residential packages are based in either our Wooden Pod Village, Tented Village or our beautiful historic Manor House. You can choose from one, two or four nights and all include catering, although non-catered options are available. Our instructor-led activities start from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, including evening activities too. Our group coordinators are here to support you and your group throughout the stay and will help make your visit run smoothly. We can also come to your school to deliver a presentation to parents and children about the residential experience.

Schools offering DofE can take advantage of our camping facilities, which have external sinks and easy access.

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Residential trips and activity days providing

skills for life that will last forever

Programmes to suit your school's age range, pupil abilities and learning outcomes


Team Challenge

Grass Sleds

Pedal Go Karts

Night Line

Obstacle Course





Indoor Climbing


Tree Trek

Outdoor Climb

Crate Stack

Multi Scramble

Tree Climbing


Junior Tree Trek (4+)

3G Swing

Fan Descender

Giants Ladder

Giant Zip Wire

High All Aboard

Dual Zip Wire



Laser Tag


Team Building




Tunnel play area


Rifle Range


Raft Building

Zip Wire

Crate Stack

Giants Ladder

High All Aboard

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somewhere to stay


Manor House

Yorks Wood Podded Village

Roberts Podded Village

Bell Tented Village

Our accommodation offers you a choice of our two Podded Villages, our beautiful Victorian Manor House and the Bell Tented Village at Pikes Pool. All nestled in stunning countryside, based in Bromsgrove. All benefit from a safe central location. Our minimum number for accommodation starts from 20 people so ideal for smaller groups.



A popular option with Schools who offer DofE; our two campsites at Blackwell Court and Pikes Pool offer plenty of space for your expedition. We also have outdoor washing up areas and all campers have access to our heated showers and toilet block. You can also hire the Pikes Pool Centre building which has a kitchen, hall and private toilets and showers.

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Our activities are ideal for learning outside the classroom as they cover so many great outcomes such as team work, communication, social skills, self reliance and reflection.


With two campsites and over 50 acres at each centre, you have plenty of space for camping. Ideal for a DofE trip or just to give pupils a taste of the great outdoors in a tent.

About Us

Blackwell Court has plenty of heritage plus a great team of people who are here to help. You can find out more about us and what we are all about here.


With a Wooden Pod Village, a Tented Village, a traditional bunk house or our Manor House to choose from, there is something for everyone. All have separate Teachers rooms / tents.


If your School runs a DofE Bronze programme we have the ideal campsites for you. We also run a DofE Gold residential package so young people can come along and take part.


As the old saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words, so we have plenty here for you to look over including our campsite, accommodation and our adventurous activities.

Information Packs

We have booking packs to support you with your trip which have information such as food choices, bed lists and terms. Risk assessments and other info can be found here.


Children love to take home a souvenir to remember their time here. We have a large variety to suit all pocket money budgets. T-Shirts can be ordered with your Schools name