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Outdoor Learning Service

This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/ols

Birmingham's day and residential centres
Birmingham City Council has a unique resource in its farm, environmental and outdoor day and residential centres, including museums, which provide learning opportunities for over 100,000 pupils from 3,500 school groups each year.

Day centres
There are several day centres in and around Birmingham, including one exclusively for children with special needs.

These centres provide unique environments for conducting a wide range of studies and offer invaluable farm, environmental and outdoor experiences.

  • Birmingham Outdoor Centre
  • Botanical Gardens Base
  • Chapman's Hill School Farm
  • Hams Hall Environmental Centre
  • Mount Pleasant School Farm
  • Springfield Environmental Centre

Residential centres: camping and self-catering
Residential experience is available at four centres in diverse settings such as Belbroughton and Bangor and several camp sites in the country.

  • Bell Heath Study Centre
  • Bockleton Study Centre
  • Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Centre
  • Stansfeld Field Study Centre

Museums Schools Liaison, which provides a service at five sites within the city of Birmingham, has full details of its services on its own web site.

If you have any queries please contact the Outdoor Learning Service:

Telephone: 0121 445 3177

or email outdoorlearning@birmingham.gov.uk