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.

Your vote could help us buy a high ropes course!

We Need Your Vote!

We want to build a high ropes course to further improve our facilities. We are in the finals of the Persimmon Homes Building Futures funding vote and with your help could win £20k, £50k, or £100k. Please support us in this by voting for Friends of Austerfield Study Centre via the link below. You can vote daily (from as many IP addresses as you like) until 18th September and it only takes 30 seconds!

Centre Update On Coronavirus

We are operating our Happy Hedgehogs and Wellbeing Group on a booking-only limited basis - see details via links.

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 from all of us at Austerfield.


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 Autumn Term 2020 and 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.

Upcoming Holiday Clubs - please look out for news about October Half Term Holiday Club.

Forest Fun Sessions

We are currently offering some limited sessions on Saturday mornings throughout September & October in line with government guidelines and Covid-19 restrictions. These are drop off sessions aimed at KS2 children. The activities are designed to encourage children to get outdoors and learn some new life skills in a safe environment.



Please check Facebook for details and phone us to book.

Please click here to book.

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