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.

Coronavirus Update

As our staff are again on furlough, office cover is limited, so please send any queries via email to, and our volunteer team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We have lots of exciting events planned for future – as soon as as we are able to open safely again. Please see the Community pages for further details.

Any changes to the advertised programme will appear on Facebook.

Please see our kaddi Covid-19 Secure certificate

We hope to see you back at one of our events very soon. 

Best wishes to you and your families for a Happy New Year from all of us at Austerfield.

Fund Raising News

Due to Covid-19 we lost all of our school spring, summer and autumn bookings in 2020 – 90% of our annual income! We were not eligible for funding.

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 on line there are a vast number of retailers who pledge their support to charities like ours.

By installing the Giving Machine app, and accessing your chosen retailer through their search engine, you can buy what you want, and donate a percentage of your spending to our great cause without it costing you a penny! Click on the image below to find out more.


Please look out for updates about our Family Fun events after February Half Term.

These exciting activities will be posted here and on Facebook.

Learn More About Us!

All of the programmes we offer are linked to the national curriculum and include a range of fun activities to promote team building and problem-solving skills. All activities are lead by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors. We supply detailed risk assessments to provide you with the security you need to relax and enjoy observing your children at work and play. If you would like to arrange a site visit please call us, or to book a day or residential visit for your class please check our calendar first for available dates. For more information regarding the centre and the facilities we have to offer click below.

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. Children who visit us for the day will work with a member of our staff, and follow the programme of study agreed and planned beforehand with their teacher. We also offer residential visits so that the children can spend more time on their studies and benefit from the adventure of being with their friends away from home. Our instructors greet groups on arrival and work with the children from 09.30 to 15.30, with a lunch break to fit your chosen programme.

Booking Now for Spring and Summer 2021

Limited availability for camps in May, June & July 2021. Please email us for remaining dates or earlier bookings.

Our Activities!

Whichever programme of study you choose will include extensive sections of the National Curriculum. Some of the programmes of study offered are a full day activity, but we can mix and match or work to a theme to provide a varied programme suiting your requirements – please contact us – we are here and keen to help. A visit to Austerfield is as hassle free as a class visit can be. Our education instructors plan and deliver exciting and engaging lessons, giving you the chance to join in the fun with your class, in the knowledge that our experience and risk assessments have resulted in a safe, effective learning environment. For more information about the activities we offer, take a look at our – A-Z of Activities.

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