Conway Centres Arts and Outdoor Education


Conway Centres

Arts and Outdoor Education

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Centre Led Activities

The following activities are available to be led by the Centres' Outdoor Educators and although some may run all day the majority of sessions typically run for 3 hours from 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30. That said, it is also possible to combine some activities or run them as a 'short' session in the shorter morning slot after arrival or after lunch on your last day.

All programmes can be individually created to meet your exact needs and we would encourage any interested party to visit us on-site for a tour and dicussion with a member of staff or contact the office to talk through your needs with a programme coordinator.

Woodland Walk

A group walk through the local countryside, where you get to study animal and plant habitats in the local area.

Canalside Walk

A walk to see the nearby locks, narrowboats and everything you would expect to see at the canalside.


Build a survival shelter using natural materials in the woods.

Forest Floor Art

Take on the life of Andrew Goldsworthy and gather materials readily at hand in the natural environment to creat your own work of art.

Farm Visit

Visit a local organic dairy farm.

Willow Weaving

Weave willow fish or Christmas decorations which the children can take home with them.

Problem Solving

A selection of challenges to encourage teamwork and cooperation.

Iron Age Archaeological Dig

Use the replica round house and mock archaeological dig at Burwardsley to uncover the lives of people living in the area three thousand years ago. It is possible to walk there and back from Beeston but you may wish touse your coach to cover one of the journeys.

Also available nearby

Beeston Castle

Just a 20 minute walk from the Centre. Visits are free provided you book in advance with English Heritage.

Candle Factory

1 to 1 1/2 hour walk or it is possible to combine this visit with your coach trip to or from the centre. 

Ice Cream Farm

An 1 1/2 - 2 hours walk one way or it is possible to combine this visit with your coach trip to or from the centre. 

Self-led activities based at the centre

With the exception of the Farm Visit and Archaeological Dig, you are welcome to use the site as a base to plan, risk assess and run your own activities.

At the centre you will also find resources to help you lead the following;