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For Hire Accessible Facility Hire At Bendrigg Trust

Accessible Facility Hire

Bendrigg Trust has a number of facilities available for hire to local groups, families, individuals or businesses.

Including :

  • Acorn House – Self Catering Accommodation
  • Climbing Wall Hire
  • Sports Hall
  • Sensory Room
  • Kinross Meeting Room

Acorn House

During our quietest periods when our accommodation may not be in use by schools & families, it may be possible for groups/families to hire Acorn House on a self-catered basis. This is usually during the winter months (November – February). Acorn House is our newest accommodation unit and was completed in 2017. All 10 bedrooms (24 beds) are en-suite and it has it’s own large central lounge, kitchen and dining area and laundry. The main living space has gorgeous views overlooking the woodlands and distant Howgill Fells, make it a tranquil and relaxing space for our visitors.

We are ideally situated to explore both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and are just 10 minutes off J37 of the M6.

Features and accessible aids include :

  • Automatic doors & lights
  • Ceiling mounted H-tracking hoists from bedrooms to bathrooms
  • Additional single-track hoists in the lounge
  • Adjustable changing/shower beds, shower chairs and commodes
  • Profile beds
  • Access to 15-acres of woodland and fields

You can find a room plan here. You can also view a ‘walk-through’ of the accommodation in the video below.

How Can I Check Availability & Book A Stay?

For more information, to check availability or to book a self-catered break please call our main office on 01539 723766 or get in touch via our contact page.

Bendrigg Trust Accessible Climbing Wall Hire

Our Climbing Wall is perfect for climbing groups or caving groups wanting to practise single rope techniques.

Features of the wall include :

  • Progressive wall ranging from a scramble with steps to more challenging over hangs
  • Wheelchair Abseil Ramp
  • Indoor & outdoor free hanging abseil.

Ready To Hire?

Please contact us for a quote and let us know any dates you’d like to come and if you’d like to hire for a full or half day.

Please note : No staff or equipment are included in the hire of our climbing wall.

Sensory Room

Installed by SpaceKraft

Our state of the art Sensory Room is a therapeutic space to explore your senses!

It’s jam packed with projectors, fairy lights, bubble tubes, interactive touch panels, comfy bean bags, music & a glitter ball! After a short introduction from our team, you’ll be able to co-ordinate the different features to create an atmosphere of your choice. Individuals can create either a very calming and relaxing atmosphere or an upbeat party vibe depending on the “mood” and sensory needs of your group.

We have a ceiling-mounted hoist which allows wheelchair users to transfer into one of the many supportive bean bags & an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities nearby.

Who can use the Sensory Room?

The sensory room is available for :

  • Use by our residential groups
  • For hire (2 hours for up to a maximum of 12 people)
  • Community Open Days

Please contact us for further details and availability.

Sports Hall

Our indoor sports hall is a fantastic open space which can be hired by local groups or companies who are looking for a large/flexible space to hire.

The sports hall can be set up with chairs, tables, sports equipment to cater for a range of different uses including :

  • Large meeting or work space
  • Sports and group games
  • Activity or fitness classes
  • Birthday parties

We have a range of group games and sports equipment available including :

  • Badminton Nets
  • Boccia
  • Curling
  • Skittles
  • Soft play blocks
  • Cones
  • Sports balls
  • Basket ball hoop
  • Parachute
  • Table Tennis

Please contact us for further details and availability.

Accessible Meeting Room

Our Meeting Room is fully accessible with level access, automatic door and accessible toilet. It is a self contained unit which is separate from Bendrigg main building. It has it’s own entrance, tea and coffee making facilities and an accessible toilet.

The room has a TV screen, Wi-Fi facilities, tables and chairs which can be set up to meet your needs. These facilities are available for hire by local groups and organisations for training, meetings or conferences.

Please contact us for further details and availability.

Your Hire Fee Will Be Put To Good Use

All of the hire charges are put towards The Bendrigg Subsidy Fund, ensuring that more disabled people can access opportunities they may never have dreamt were possible.

Read more about the impact your hire fee will have.