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Conference Facilities

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A unique and refreshingly different venue for a wide variety of events!  Bishops Wood Conference Centre is able to offer a choice of rooms and buildings suitable for conferences, meetings, training, team days, social activities and private functions.

Our award winning sustainably built centre has a variety of different sized rooms, equipped with flip charts, projectors, screens and internet access all included in the price. We also have some unusual buildings in which to hold your meetings or to incorporate in your conference, such as a Saxon Hall, Straw Bale Building and 'Hobbit' style dome!

Set within 70 acres of beautiful ancient woodland, meadows and pools this is a place for reflection, learning and appreciation of the natural world,  Even the walk from the car-park will offer glimpses of woodland birds, squirrels and other wildlife to enhance the start to your day. With the increasing emphasis on the need to be sustainable, our facilities at the Centre will appeal to the environmentally-conscious businesses throughout the region.

Optional Extras

We are able to offer the following extras to your delegates to make their visit to Bishops Wood even more memorable.

  • Inspirational guided tours of the centre, woodlands and meadows.
  • Talks about the work of Bishops Wood Centre
  • Opportunities to sit outside for lunch or breakout groups
  • Self guided strolls around way-marked trails to walk off lunch, improve health and gain inspiration between sessions

Facilities for Hire

Bishops RoomThe Woodland Room

This attractive and unique room with its beautiful views of the surrounding oak woodland seats up to 80 people theatre style. There is easy access to the adjoining boardwalk and seating where your participants can relax and chat.

The Mitre Oak Room

This newly completed leaf shaped room seats 50 people theatre style. The large windows give beautiful views of the North Woodland. The room is heated by ground source heat drawn from deep bore-holes while the roof is clad with sedum.  This room with its soft north light also makes a perfect studio for performance and art. The inter-active whiteboard allows the use of the latest technology for presentations.

Poolside Room

This room with its views across a large pool seats up to 40 people theatre style. Ample natural light is available even in winter when the adjoining pool reflects light from the low winter sun.

Woodp roomWoodpecker Room

This room seats up to 20 people theatre style or 14 boardroom style. It provides an ideal and secluded venue for meetings. The one way glass windows and adjoining bird-feeders allow close up views of many woodland birds including woodpeckers and nuthatches.

Solar Room

This light and airy room seats up to 10 people boardroom style. It also houses an extensive collection of books and periodicals ranging from sustainable building techniques to art and the environment.

The Saxon Hall

This is a room with a difference. A full scale reconstruction of a Saxon Hall of the 7th Century this is constructed with an oak frame, clad in oak and thatched. While not the usual sort of meeting room, this would make a memorable venue for a team building event, Storytelling session or even celebrating a wedding. It is the ideal place to sit around a fire, tell tales of long ago with a horn of mead in your hand. Comfortably seats 30 on wooden benches and for storytelling performances we have hosted over 50 people in this building.

Straw-bale house

As a base for outdoor team building sessions with 45 cm thick walls of straw covered in traditional lime plaster and the log burning stove lit, this is a cosy and atmospheric place to return to, even in the depths of winter.

Jay's Dome

Constructed by local inventor Jay Emery as an experiment in alternative building methods this is an experiment which really worked. Everyone falls in love with this beautiful building which is a very comfortable place for a small group to meet.  The surrounding deck is the perfect place to relax around a barbecue or even to stage a performance of Shakespeare!

Accommodation

If any of your guests are coming from afar we can provide a list of nearby Bed and Breakfast Establishments and small hotels.  

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External websites

  • Anubis
    A Website that specialises in first aid training and team building.
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
    The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
  • Earth Education UK  
    Information on the Earth Education process - helping people to live more harmoniously with the natural world
  • Flora locale 2013 Training Programme
    The Flora locale Training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green or garden. Improve your wildflower id skills or learn how to introduce woodland wildflowers into new woods...
  • Folksy Theatre
    Folksy Theatre tour rural areas performing a range of Theatre styles from issue-based plays and Theatre-In-Education, to open-air Shakespeare productions. On this site you can find information on the company and it’s various productions, along with pictures, reviews, comments and tour dates.
  • Forest School Association
    The Forest School Association is the professional body and UK wide voice for Forest School, promoting best practice, cohesion and quality Forest School for all
  • Friends of Bishops Wood 
    Friends of Bishops Wood is a charity set up to support the work of the Bishops Wood Centre. We run regular events that are open to the public
  • Herefordshire Forest Schools
    Information and advice from Herefordshire Forest Schools
  • Institue of Outdoor Learning
    Encouraging outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision
  • Learning through Landscapes
    A site dedicated to stimulating outdoor learning experiences.
  • National Grid
    Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Planetary Voices Radio
    Tour around the Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Tide - global learning
    A teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning through engaging with global perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international development
  • WCC Biodiversity for Schools
    Worcestershire County Councils School and Biodiversity Section.


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This page was last reviewed 15 March 2013 at 15:28.
The page is next due for review 11 September 2014.