Frank Chapman Centre - Coopers Mill Cottage, Bewdley for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor activity centre sleeping up to 131 perfect for youth team building and bushcraft skills, near Bewdley

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Frank Chapman Centre - Coopers Mill Cottage, Bewdley, sleeps 10-131 in 22 bedrooms.

The Frank Chapman Centre is an outdoor education residential centre in Bewdley perfect for youth and school groups, large or small. Outdoor activities are available on site, and catering packages can be arranged.

The main centre sleeping 60 in four dormitories in bunk beds with six additional leader rooms, three with en suite facilities. The centre has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and additional rooms for break-out time. All residential accommodation is located on the first floor, along with a comfortable 'staff room' for group leaders. The centre can be hired for a fully inclusive residential weekend, or on a self-catering basis and activities can be provided at an additional cost. The centre is fully accessible.

Within the grounds there is a 'glamping' area - the Orchard Village, sleeping 40 in ten wooden pods with fixed bunk beds and two additional pods with two single beds in each and electricity point. The pods are housed around a wooden open barn with seating for dining and a separate shower/toilet block with a wash-up area on the side. There is one accessible pod and the shower block has disabled facilities. You can also hire a fully equipped camp kitchen for an additional cost if required.

Callow Cottage is also within this area - a self-contained cottage sleeping ten in three bedrooms in bunk beds with a comfortable lounge and kitchen - dining area. There is also amble space within the grounds for camping.

Coopers Mill Cottage is a mill house located within a different location at Dowles Brook in the Wyre Forest, with space for campers within the grounds. Shower and toilet facilities are located on the ground floor for easy access for camping groups. There are basic sleeping facilities in bunkbeds and a single bedroom, ideal for a group leader. Groups are required to bring their own bedding and the mill house is perfect for smaller groups.


Coopers: cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, utensils, crockery and cutlery for appx 30. Pods: camp kitchen. Main centre offers flexible catering.
Coopers: open plan dining/kitchen area with folding tables/chairs and benches provided. Picnic benches for outside dining. Dining barn with pods.
Coopers: log burner fire with wooden seated benches - this is in the open plan dining/kitchen area.
No TV, internet or phone line and some limited mobile service.
Remote area with no mobile phone coverage.
There is no games room.
Log fired central heating.
Coopers: single, bunkrooms for 4 and 6. Camping for 35 in grounds. Pods sleep 10 (x4) and 2 (x2). Centre dorms sleep 18, 18, 12, 12 plus 6 singles.
Sleeping bags and pillows are required at Orchard Village pods. Elsewhere linen can be provided at cost of £5 per pack.
Separate male/female and disabled bathrooms with shower facilities and multiple toilets on the ground floor.
Disabled toilet and shower facilities. No disabled access to bedrooms - but suitable for camping.
None provided - however, lots of beautiful countryside, fresh-air and a stream ideal for paddling.
Set in a beautiful remote part of woodland alongside Dowles Brook within the Wyre Forest. Vehicle access limited - nothing larger than a minibus.
There is a public swimming pool at Wyre Forest Glades in Kidderminster (approx 5 miles away).
Parking for two minibuses and limited cars - there is no vehicle access past the cottage.
No smoking inside the cottage or within the centre as a whole.
Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement only. Please ensure dogs are kept under control and cleaned up after.


Set in remote location in the heart of the Wyre Forest, yet close to market town of Bewdley. Keys to be collected from the Frank Chapman Centre, Park End, Bewdley, DY12 2TY once arrangements made.
Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Bewdley is an excellent market town which hosts outdoor markets, also has ample dining establishments and local to Kidderminster which has shopping.
Bewdley - lots of choice.

Booking Information

Please contact the Frank Chapman Centre for availability and prices for your group. The main centre has a range of group accommodation ranging from camping, glamping pods, cottages and a large 60 bed building. Activities can also be provided at an additional cost.

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

Getting here

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Kidderminster Railway Station and Bewdley Severn Valley Railway for steam trains.
Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Birmingham Airport.

Rental Rates

Please contact the centre for hire prices for the main centre for residential visits and self-catering. The Orchard Village is £40 per pod per night for self-catering. Callow Cottage is £120 per night and Coopers Mill is £200 per night with a price reduction for additional nights.

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Frank Chapman Centre - Coopers Mill Cottage, Bewdley

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