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Barn in glamping pod area
Dining room in the main centre
Glamping pods - sleeps 44
Rope swing
Frank Chapman - pods at sunset
High ropes course - activities can be hired extra
Climbing tower - activities can be hired extra
Outside classroom
Main centre staff room
Aerial view of Frank Chapman Centre
Red dormitory in the main centre, this one sleeping 18
Frank Chapman Centre
Frank Chapman - high ropes
Woodland space
Beautiful magic tree, make a wish....
Glamping pods
Shower block for the pod area
Magic tree in the snow
Cottage for hire - sleeps 10
Frank Chapman - cottage kitchen
Living room in onsite cottage
Colourful dining - main centre
Boot room - as every great outdoor centre has!
Inside the outside classroom
Frank Chapman - take a breather
Lots of space to play
Cottage and outdoor classroom, viewed from the main centre
Frank Chapman - fire pit
Dining room in the main centre
Glamping pods - sleeps 44
Rope swing
Frank Chapman - pods at sunset

Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre, Worcestershire

Sleeps 10 - 66 10 Bedrooms 70 Dining

Outdoor centre and glamping pods sleeping 66 with activities in Bewdley, for families, reunions and walking groups

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre, Worcestershire, sleeps 10 - 66 in 10 bedrooms.

The Frank Chapman centre is near to the small Georgian town of Bewdley with its beautiful churches and river walks. It's around 25 miles south-west of Sandwell and Birmingham, and easily accessible from the M5 and A456. Facilities and opportunities include:

Accommodation includes:
120 participant beds- 66 in the main building, 44 in our glamping pods, and 10 in our on-site cottage, Callow Cottage.

Groups will have sole occupancy of the main building or the glamping pods. However, it is a shared site; other groups may be taking part in activities or occupying separate accommodation buildings during your stay.

The main centre has leader bedrooms near to dormitories for easy night time supervision and four dorms two sleeping 12, two sleeping 18. There is a comfortable staff room with WiFi, TV and small kitchen area. A large dining room, fully equipped kitchen and space for presentations/meetings and a separate common room space with comfortable seating. Wheelchair access, along with wet room and lift.

The cottages and glamping pods are perfect for smaller, specialist groups. There are 10 pods with two fixed bunkbeds and solar panel lighting, along with two staff pods that have two single beds and electricity. The pod field also houses a shower block and a fully equipped kitchen. The cottage sleeps 10 in three bedrooms and has a comfortable lounge and kitchen/dining area.

Activities can be provided at an additional cost to include high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall, mountain biking, archery, bushcraft and orienteering. There are playing fields, picnic areas, camp fire pits and forests to explore.

Ribbesford downhill track is very close to the centre, great for mountain biking and the Worcester Way passes at the end of the centre and the Wyre Forest has hundreds of miles of well-waymarked tracks for walking.

A mile from the Severn, one of the finest rivers for open canoe journeys and paddling.
Hampton Loade to Blackrock are perfect for a days paddle.

Bewdley is near to the Severn Valley Railway, West Midlands Safari Park and the Wyre Forest.



WiFi within the main centre and mobile phone coverage within the pods and cottage on site.


Disabled toilet and shower facilities at all location with the exception of Callow Cottage.

Dog Friendly

Well behaved pets are welcome, by arrangement only, at all sites with the exception of the main centre.


All accommodation has fully equipped kitchens.

Dining Room

All accommodation has dining room facilities for groups to dine together.

Sitting Room

There is a living room in Callow Cottage and a comfortable room in the main centre.

TV and Music Facilities

The main centre has TV and facilities for presentation, movies or music playing.

Games Room

No games room, however, there are 90 acres of beautiful woodland and open spaces to investigate along with rope swings at the main site.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating within the main centre.


Main Centre: 2 x 18, 2 x 12 dormitories and 6 staff rooms. Cottage: bunkrooms - 2 sleep 4, 1 sleeps 2. Pods: 10 sleep 4 and 2 sleep 2.


Bedding is required at all locations.


Separate male/female and disabled bathrooms with shower facilities at all locations.

Children's Facilities

None provided, but all sites are child-friendly.


All sites are set within beautiful countryside locations.

Swimming Pool

There is a public swimming pool at Wyre Forest Glades in Kidderminster (approx 5 miles away).


Parking facilities are available at all sites.


No smoking within any buildings, however, smoking areas are provided.

Booking Information

Please contact the Frank Chapman Centre for availability and prices for your group either by phone or sending an enquiry.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Frank Chapman Centre is located approximately five miles from Bewdley, Worcestershire in the heart of the Wyre Forest.

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

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Sunset in the glamping barn
Fun adult or youth training days

Youth & School Trips

The Frank Chapman Centre in Bewdley is an outdoor education centre with a long history. We provide self-catering or residential activity visits for youth groups within numerous accommodation.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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