Chellington Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Residential centre sleeping 30 in dorms and leader rooms, for youth and school groups and conferences

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Chellington Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire, sleeps 2-30 in 7 bedrooms.

Our modern eco-friendly centre with newly acquired air source heat pump gives youth and school groups the opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and peaceful setting.

Groups have exclusive use of the Centre which features:

- 6 hostel style rooms, 30 bunk beds
- A separate Youth leaders/Teachers room
- Additional leader room for use with larger groups
- Camping option available for up to 30 additional people, and Duke of Edinburgh groups can plot a route from one of the many pathways locally including walking along the river Ouse
- Large hall which seats up 90 in theatre style with presentation materials and equipment and Wi-Fi
- Free and unlimited use of shower facilities
- Fully equipped commercial kitchen for self-catering (supermarkets can deliver) or catered by arrangement
- Ibbett and Winnie Hall learning rooms
- Garden with barbecue, campfire and play area
- Rounders/football pitch
- Linen and cleaning packages available

Activities available by arrangement including canoeing, archery, paddle sports, wall climbing, high ropes - please note additional charges may apply.

We also have orienteering packages available for a variety of ages, including mapped walking routes, and plant, animal and bird identification sheets.

Farm visits can be arranged free of charge, with pupil work sheets available.

With the Centre's close proximity to the award winning Harold Odell Country Park, activities available include pond dipping, hedge laying, and willow crafts. Educational day trips can be arranged by request.

Activity, forest skills and outdoor pursuits can be added on request to your stay.

Our aim at Chellington is to create a setting in which children and young people can have the freedom to learn, grow and develop. We hope to support school and youth group leaders the best we can with additional local activities which can be tailored according to the curriculum.


Modern, with large range cooker, microwave, large fridges, freezer, hot cupboard, dishwasher, toaster, utensils, pots, pans, crockery + cutlery.
Hirers cause part of the main activity hall to set up,as standard,36 chairs,16 tables for dining. Separate breakout rooms can also be used flexibly.
A semi-circular lounge room has lounge seating for 12 to 20+. Panoramic views over the Ouse Valley and lakes. 55in flat screen(on request) and blinds.
There is a 55in internet-fast, fully compatible flat screen(on request). Audio/visual equipment w/ kareoke, cinema, keyboard etc) available to hire.
Fast wireless internet (free to use), phone charge points. Fibre-fast internet-linked multi-media flat screen(on request). Payphone. Mobile signals.
Main hall and 2 separate smaller activity rooms give flexible space for indoor activities. Free t. football, t. tennis. Also large games pack to hire
Modern underfloor heating over a new limestone floor delivers to all areas comfort year-round. Outdoor firepit, bring own kindle, some logs available.
Set between original pillars in main hall, dorm rooms with bunk beds. Each sleeps 4 or 5. Separate Leaders room. 30 in total. Sofa beds for 6
Free cotton cover, pillow and pillow slip available. With full linen package available at £6 per person per visit.
Well appointed male and female toilets, 6 showers facilities, plus full-accessibility toilet and shower (no hoist)
Fully accessible. Facilities all on ground floor. Separate disabled toilet/shower (near to bedroom 7). Braille to door signage. Wide no-step doors.
Designed for children/youth groups.Whole site ideal.Free table tennis/table football activity. There is a rounders/football pitch. No cots or changing
Open ardens with views over river/ lakes Ouse Valley. Barbecue and camp fire circle for up to x30 seating. Wild walks from front door. Games field
Pool nearby by arrangement. Water craft can launch from nearby Felmersham jetty.
Plenty of free parking for up to 30 cars, mini buses and large triple axel coach to enter and turn.
Strictly no smoking on site except at evacuation point.
Sorry we do not accommodate any pets.


Felmersham Road, Nr Carlton, Bedfordshire, MK43 7NA. 10 miles from Bedford; 13 miles from Northampton and 15 Milton Keynes.
Village of Carlton, Bedfordshire 500m. Nearest town Bedford, 9m; nearest city: Milton Keynes, 17m; Northampton, 16m. Nearest A roads: A428/A6/A421.
Local shops in Carlton, fresh local bread, eggs, papers, fresh veg: 500m.
Good local pub in Carlton (500m) and Turvey (3 miles). Great cafe in country park (outside table service). Curry in Harrold. Wide choice in Bedford.

Booking Information

Exclusive use affordable rental for 6-12 currently (normally up to x36). Typically arriving at 5pm and departing at 2pm and 72 hours between groups. Winter specials. Day retreats from £150. Call for details and availability.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

St Nicholas Church
Felmersham Road
Nr Carlton
MK43 7NA
United Kingdom
Bedford (on London line to St Pancras International) or Milton Keynes (Euston/Birmingham).
Down the hill in nearby village bus serves Bedford and Wellingboro.
Luton, 24 miles.

Late Deals

June 2021 Late Deals

Tuesday 1st- Sunday 6th June £1,000
Two Households with sole use of whole site, no staff living in.
All bookings taken in line with Government regulations.

June 2021 Late Deals

Tuesday 1st- Sunday 6th June £1,245 or 4th-6th £700
7th-14th £1,750 or 11th-13th £1,000
18th-21st 1,000
Two Households sole use of whole site, bookings taken in line with Govt regulations

Christmas 2021

24th-27th December £1,715.00 free decorated Christmas tree, mainhall, fully equipped kitchen, under floor heating, beautiful views from the lounge windows.

New Year 2021/22

New Year with a new horizon 31st Jan- 3rd Jan £1,790 exclusive use, 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 30

Rental Rates

From £12.50 (weekdays) pppn, to £13.25 (weekends) pppn, based on 30 young people and leaders overnight/self catering, exclusive use. Day time weekday group rate £80 (in term time), exclusive use.

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Chellington Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Scott Holden

Joined us: 2014
+44 (0)1234 720 726
St Nicholas Church
Felmersham Road
Nr Carlton
MK43 7NA
United Kingdom