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Main accommodation building at the Centre
Main dining room for <72 people, various configurations
Plas Pantyderi - socialble kitchen for preparing meals together
Drinks Kitchen' off First Floor Lounge
Group of 60 in the First Floor Lounge
One of several washrooms at the Centre
Bedroom No 17 on First Floor
Bedroom No 32 on 3rd Floor
One of 8 shower cubicles on the First Floor
Bedroom No 4 in the 'Flat'
Ensuite for Bedroom No 4
The Garden Room can be included subject to availability
Garden Room disco lighting
Garden Room deck
Set up for a Wedding reception or Party in Garden Room
Grounds outside Garden Room
Campfire circle in Garden
Campfire at Dean Field Studies Centre
Climbing Tower and High Ropes Course - various activities can be booked
The Leap of Faith - various activities can be booked
Archery - various activities can be booked
The Main Building in Autumn
In the Heart of the Forest of Dean
Some of the Roaming Forest Sheep Outside the Centre
Wild boar in nearby woods
Main dining room for <72 people, various configurations
Plas Pantyderi - socialble kitchen for preparing meals together
Drinks Kitchen' off First Floor Lounge
Group of 60 in the First Floor Lounge

The Deanfield Outdoor Centre, Parkend, Forest of Dean

Sleeps 30 - 93 22 Bedrooms 72 Dining

Outdoor centre in the Forest of Dean sleeping 93 with activities and function facilities, for celebrations and weekends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Deanfield Outdoor Centre, Parkend, Forest of Dean, sleeps 30 - 93 in 22 bedrooms.

Located in the village of Parkend, in the beautiful Forest of Dean, The Deanfield Outdoor Centre sleeps up to 93. A great place for a family celebration or group outdoor activities holiday. Available for weekends and school holidays.

Accommodation is on 4 different floor areas with washrooms for each area. There are 22 bunkrooms with an average of 4 sleeping places each, ranging from twins to a 10 bunk room. An additional ground floor room can be converted by arrangement for disabled accommodation and features an en suite bathroom and hoist.

There is free WiFi throughout the building.

A large lounge on the first floor has a kitchenette for making drinks and also has a data projector. A separate Games Room features toll-free arcade style table football and air hockey machines, plus table tennis.

A self-catering kitchen is fully equipped to cater for groups of 60 and is included in the price along with the dining room that can seat up to 72. For larger groups an additional 15 diners can eat in a separate room to avoid split dining times. We can also offer a catered or partly catered service. If you have professional caterers it may be possible to hire the professional kitchen.

The separate gardens and associated Dean Garden Room can also be hired and provides seating for 60 cabaret style and 90 theatre style - this has been used for wedding receptions and celebrations many times. It has its own kitchen. A barbecue and campfire area can be used with outside seating and lighting.

There are 2 good pubs in the village which are close by and offer good food and traditional ales.

There are lots of nearby outdoor activities and tourist attractions. The village has a cycle hire shop and we are very close to the family cycle trail and other mountain biking trails. A steam train (The Dean Heritage Railway) stops at the station a few metres away.

We can offer instructor led activities on-site - we have our own High Challenge Course with climbing tower and zip wire; archery; bushcraft; underground tunnel system and team building activities.

Our venue is a perfect base for a break.



Payphone and free WiFi.

Disabled Facilities

By prior arrangement, disabled accommodation on ground floor with en suite bathroom and mobile hoist. Access to dining room, games room, Garden Room.

Dog Friendly

Registered assistance dogs only by prior arrangement.


Self-catering kitchen for 60 featuring range cooker and commercial (3 min.) dishwasher. Professional kitchen available for separate hire with caterer.

Dining Room

Features 'living' forest wall decoration and acoustic ceiling panels. Seats up to 72 to dine at a time with a separate room for up to 15. Hot trolley.

Sitting Room

Seating for 60+ with attached kitchenette to prepare drinks. Computer and data projector available plus board games & toys eg: Lego, K'nex.

TV and Music Facilities

Free WiFi, computer and data projector available to use. Sound system and free WiFi in Dean Garden Room.

Games Room

Separate games room with toll-free arcade machines: air hockey x2, table football x2, table tennis and giant Connect4.

Heating and Open Fires

Centrally heated with thermostatic radiator valves in each bedroom.


22 bedrooms with between 2 and 10 bed places. Mostly bunkbeds other than some designated staff bedrooms with twin beds, 2 with en suite.


All beds provided with duvets, pillows and bed linen. Laundry charged at £4 per bed for duration of stay.


Washrooms on each floor with 24 showers throughout the building.

Children's Facilities

Ideal location for children. Ask about adventurous activities e.g. climbing wall, zip wire, archery, tunnels.


We are an outdoor centre set in woodland, with many options available including climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, forest walks and bird watching.

Swimming Pool

Public facilities are available at Lydney a few miles away.


Private car parking opposite with room for coach or 20 cars. Free roadside parking nearby.


Strictly no smoking in premises or grounds.

Booking Information

Prices from £16 per person per night based on a minimum of 30. A 10% Hirers Liability Insurance policy is taken out on your behalf with Zurich Municipal (unless you have your own policy). Accommodation available from 3pm on Fridays until 7pm Sunday on w/e’s. School holiday weeks also available.

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The Deanfield outdoor Centre

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2 Night Weekend
From £1320


Situated in the small village of Parkend in the Forest of Dean. Immediate access to great walking, cycling and a range of other outdoor activities. Good road and rail links.

  • In the village less than 400m away. 777 service to Lydney Railway station and 786 service to Gloucester.
  • 50 metres away in the village. The Dean Heritage Railway that runs steams trains and connects to the main line station in Lydney 4 miles away.
  • The towns of Lydney, Cinderford and Coleford are all within 5 miles, with Chepstow and Monmouth 10 miles away.Gloucester is a 35 min drive and Bristol 45 mins.
  • Post office and village shop next door.
  • Less than 100m away. 2 in the village both serving good food and traditional ales.
  • Bristol 40 miles away.

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