Austerfield's Environmental Community Hub

We are an Outdoor Education Centre and Community Hub, set in the quiet village of Austerfield, home to pilgrim father William Bradford. Situated seven miles south of Doncaster, we are adjacent to a 100 acre nature reserve which provides the perfect setting for outdoor based activities.

We are open for fun outdoor sessions for pre-schoolers on Monday & Tuesday mornings.

Please email us to book a place due to limited numbers.

We are running our fun Holiday Club during the May Half Term Holidays.

Please book your place & download registration form on line - click here.

 

Click here to see our other exciting events in May & June.

A weekly guided walk & new activities every other Thursday.

Click here for further details.

Book a Visit Today

Our aim is to give your children a ‘hands-on minds-on' learning experience to enrich both their academic and social development.

We also offer residential visits so that the children can spend time enjoying outdoor activities and benefit from the adventure of being with their friends away from home.

We still have availability for day and camp visits during the summer term, as current restrictions are relaxed & government guidelines allow school trips & residentials.

School Visits

We are pleased to announce we are open to receive groups during the summer term - new government guidance permits day visits from 12th April, and overnight visits already booked from 17th May. Please check guidelines and the government roadmap for any changes to this.

Schools are advised to check guidance in a few weeks regarding making new residential bookings, though we are happy to accept provisional bookings with a refundable deposit if circumstances should change.

We have Covid-secure certification and supply detailed risk assessments for the visits. Our staff are taking twice weekly lateral flow tests and have all had their first vaccine.

We offer programmes linked to the national curriculum including a range of fun activities to promote well-being, team building and problem-solving skills.

All activities are led by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors.

We can arrange a site pre-visit for staff on request.

For more information regarding the centre and the facilities we have to offer please click below.

Late Summer Availability

We still have a few dates remaining for day and residential visits:

  •  week commencing Monday 24th May 

  •  week commencing Monday 7th June

  •  week commencing Monday 14th June

Please call us to discuss bookings.

Please see our kaddi Covid-19 Secure certificate

  Thank you for your ongoing support and hope to see you back very soon. 

 

Fund Raising News

 

Due to Covid-19 we lost all of our main school bookings in 2020 – 90% of our annual income! We were not eligible for funding and so far it appears this year may be the same.

We are diversifying the business by running groups which comply with the latest guidelines, but it is hard when these keep changing!

With the ongoing uncertainty and further restrictions, we stand to lose a lot more income in 2021.

To help us through this very difficult period, we are aiming to raise £10,000 through donations on Just Giving – please click on the link below to find out more!A huge thanks to those of you who have kindly donated already!

Other ways to show your support – FOR FREE!

 

If you spend money online there is a vast number of retailers who pledge their support to charities like ours.

With the Giving Machine app you can select a retailer through their search engine, buy what you want and automatically donate a percentage of your spending to our great cause without it costing you a penny!

Sounds easy? It really is! Click on the image below to find out more.

 

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