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Minstead Study Centre

Volunteering led walks and hikes, mindfulness venue

Minstead Study Centre provides a venue for a range of courses for adults and children, across the year. We run courses ourselves, as well as offering the Centre as a venue for self-catered hire. We have a number of permanent staff and a band of volunteers, who help us on a weekly basis in our grounds and gardens, and with our education team.

What should participants expect?

Courses at the Centre are very varied and wide-ranging. Bookable courses have included a range of art and craft activities as well as different aspects of garden and grounds work.
Groups have hired the Centre as a venue for a wide variety of self-run courses too. These have included mindfulness and wellness, spiritual retreat, cookery, running, cycling, yoga and music-based courses.

The Centre provides a super environment for a wide range of possible activities, in beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Volunteers at the Centre work in a team undertaking a range of gardening and conservation tasks. We supply full necessary training, a warm and friendly welcome, and lots of coffee and cake!

Where does the activity take place?

Minstead Study Centre

Seven acres of beautiful grounds, including meadows, ancient woodlands, a large and productive vegetable garden, ponds and streams, a thatched roundhouse and three very friendly sheep.

When does it take place?

Volunteering happens on a weekly basis, often on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.
Other events happen throughout the year, and the Centre is open for booking to visiting groups at all times.

Who can participate?



Variable, depending on the activity

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Contact Details

James Dawkins
t: 02380813437