Residential – Conway Centres

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The Conway Centres

The Conway Centres; Tattenhall, Beeston, Burwardsley, Delamere, Oaklands and Anglesey offer progressive learning experiences which will challenge, engage and inspire young people. In a diverse array of locations, we can offer a wide range of Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Creative and Performing Arts and Field Studies interventions that will enhance social, physical, emotional and creative development.

The opportunities we provide excite young people and expose them to new environments, whether it be a mountain, river or a stage. In these diverse settings their imaginations can run wild and remind them that anything is possible.

We cater for all age ranges across the six centres and provide the opportunity to construct a bespoke residential programme for your students’ and their specific requirements or for them to participate in a packaged course. We aim to broaden participant’s horizons, support the learning that goes on in schools and contribute to raising attainment.
















Opportunities Available at Our Centres

Which centre is right for me?


  • Capacity:
    • 380 students, 55 staff
  • Accommodation:
    • One large block (Menai) with 235 student beds and 42 staff rooms. Ideal for whole year groups.
    • Lafan – 17 student and 4 staff beds
    • Hafod – 34 student and two staff beds (supported by extra accommodation in the main dormitory block)
    • Penmon – 42 student and 4 staff beds
    • Gogarth – 50 student beds and 5 staff beds


  • Capacity:
    • 40 student’s beds and up to 6 staff.
  • Accommodation:
    • Three dormitories for students with 3 separate rooms for staff







  • Capacity:
    • 40 students and up to 6 staff
  • Accommodation:
    • Two large dormitories for students with two rooms for staff







  • Capacity: 
    • 42 students and 5 staff.
  • Accommodation: 
    • Two large dormitories for students with separate rooms for staff.





  • Capacity:
    • 44 pupils plus 5 staff
  • Accommodation: 
    • Dormitory style accommodation with ensuite toilets and wash basins, full ensuite bedrooms for staff.  Three of the ensuite rooms are fully accessible.


  • Capacity:
    • 32 students and up to 10 staff.
  • Accommodation:
    • Two large dormitories and 3 separate staff bedrooms.

Please ring 01248 714 501 or email to make a booking or enquire. For  further information, please click here.
















Duke of Edinburgh Award

Residential Courses play a big part in gaining a Duke of Edinburgh Award certification. For more information through our Duke of Edinburgh page, please click here.

Chairman’s Trust

We work closely with the Chairman’s Trust’s whose purpose is to support the advancement of education through short term residential learning outside the classroom for school age children residing in the  borough of Cheshire West and Chester or being educated within the borough who are financially disadvantaged.

The Trust’s purpose is to develop self sufficient, resourceful young people by supporting learning outside the classroom.

More information and applications for funding can be found on their website at 

Aiming High Lodges

Uniquely at two of our centres Delamere and Anglesey, we have recently completed the building of two high quality lodges. These building are designed to accommodate significantly disabled children and their families and are a self catering option available throughout the year

Mountain View Lodge

Mountain View Lodge is a modern single storey residential building that is situated in the grounds of the Conway Centre close to the Menai Straits and provides accommodation for families with disabled or disadvantaged children to enjoy short breaks away.

It has been designed to have an overall welcoming and cosy feel and is able to accommodate children of very different disabilities and needs.

Situated in 170 acres of National Trust Parkland, Mountain View Lodge was commissioned by Aiming High for Disabled Children who are part of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

It is designed to be an Eco friendly dwelling with many innovative and energy saving features including solar panels, reed bed filter for waste water, grey water systems and heat reclamation pumps.

Mountain View Lodge has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and will accommodate up to eight people.  Mountain View Lodge is fully equipped with specialist equipment i.e electric beds, portable hoists, change tables and wet rooms with shower chairs.  Free WiFi is available.

Please appreciate that Mountain View Lodge is situated with the grounds of an art and outdoor education centre and certain restrictions apply.

Champions Lodge

Just fifteen minutes out of Chester, on the edge of the beautiful Delamere forest, Champions Lodge is a specially equipped lodge for families with special needs, who wish to take a short break.

Champions Lodge was commissioned by Aiming High for Disabled Children, who are part of Cheshire West and Chester Council and is situated within the grounds of the Delamere Outdoor Centre.

Champions Lodge has two bedrooms and two wash rooms and accommodates 6 people.  The children’s bedroom has a specialist bed, a single bed and a large bathroom (with bath and shower) en-suite. The second bedroom can be set up as a double or a twin, the shower room is separate. There is a large open plan kitchen, dining, living area with a sofa bed and a great view into the forest.

The kitchen has a fan oven, induction hob, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, food processor, dishwasher and washer-dryer. The kitchen is fully stocked with all crockery, cutlery, pans, baking trays and utensils you will need for your stay. The specialist equipment includes an electric bed, hoist, change table and wet room with shower chair.

There is a disabled accessible parking space adjacent to the Lodge, specifically for the use of visitors.

As the Lodge is situated within the grounds of an outdoor education centre certain restrictions apply.

To enquire about Aiming High Lodges or to book please call 01248 714501.


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