ABOUT US

our little story

acres of camping land

Manor House

Stable Block

Tented Villages

Over 20 activities

Indoor Sports hall & meeting room

years keeping kids active

Experienced team dedicated to supporting you

Quality activities that are safe and run by trained instructors

Our values are at the heart of what we do, ensuring as many young people as possible enjoy our centre and achieve greatness

acres of beautiful rural parkland

Pikes Pool Centre Building

Water Sports lake

High Ropes Course

Team Building

Archery

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History of Blackwell Court

In the late 1960s Birmingham County Scouts decided it was time to find a new campsite.

Yorks Wood had provided a fantastic site for many years but as the City of Birmingham grew, the country retreat that was Yorks Wood had found itself encompassed with houses. Working parties were set up with volunteers searching all around the Birmingham area to find a new campsite. During these searches two gentlemen made their way up a long drive to discover the Jewel that is Blackwell Court.

With tight finances the Birmingham Scouts found financial support from a local benevolent millionaire, Douglas Turner.

His help allowed Blackwell Court to be purchased and the long job of turning a country house estate into a campsite and activity centre began.

Within the Manor House laid many unseen treasures. Many of the rooms still contain their original fireplaces with some fine examples located on the ground floor.

The well equipped kitchen still retains many of its original features. The cupboards in The “washing up room” have beautifully crafted glass fronted tall sliding cupboards and we are lucky to still have both of the tiled cold rooms, one of which retains its slate shelves. The crowning glory of the kitchen has to be our 1891 Eagle Range made on Broad Street in Birmingham.

Where we are today

Over the years the developments outside of the house have continued with a range of new adventurous activities for all to enjoy.

Over the last ten years, much investment has been made to improve the standard of the facilities at Blackwell Court and Pikes Pool, both for campers and people staying indoors. The activity bases have increased dramatically making Blackwell Adventure a perfect choice for those looking for everything in one place.

Although we have a long relationship with the Scouts, Guides and Voluntary Youth Organisations, we have a large number of Schools, Colleges, Family Groups and Businesses that also use the centre. This has allowed us to develop our products enabling us to increase the activities we offer to everyone.

Formed in 2005 Blackwell Adventure now manages the affairs of Blackwell Court and Pikes Pool. Since forming this company, we have seen an increase in trade, allowing many more people to use the facilities.

MEET THE TEAM

a friendly bunch who are here to help

Volunteers, Instructors & Shop

Our team who make the centre flourish We are very lucky to have so many people who make this centre what it is …

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The whole team

Dave

What is your job role at Blackwell? I am the CEO at Blackwell Adventure and my role is to support and lead our …

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CEO

Board of Directors

Governing, guiding and supporting Blackwell Adventure Blackwell Adventure have a supporting group of Board members who govern the Business and ensure we are …

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Board team

Ned

What is your job role at Blackwell? I am the Centre Manager and I look after all the activities and the instructors and …

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Centre Manager

Helen

What is your job role at Blackwell? My role is to oversee all the business areas behind the scenes, from marketing through to …

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Business Development Manager

Sarah

What is your job role at Blackwell? I have worked at Blackwell since 1984 and my current position is Financial Co-Ordinator. Having been …

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Financial Co-Ordinator

Mel

What is your job role at Blackwell? My job role here at Blackwell is as a Customer Service Co-Ordinator and I look after …

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Customer Service Co-Ordinator

Kait

What is your job role at Blackwell? My job here is the Deputy Centre Manager. In my job I oversee training new staff, …

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Deputy Centre Manager

Rob

What is your job role at Blackwell? My main job here is to ensure our Schools and Corporate clients receive the very best …

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Business Development Co-ordinator

Chris

What is your job role at Blackwell? I am an instructor at Blackwell and oversee many projects including the upkeep of the activities, …

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Instructor

Scott

What is your job role at Blackwell? My main role at Blackwell is as an activities instructor. My day to day role includes …

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Instructor

Sam

What is your job role at Blackwell? I am the Groundsman at Blackwell and have been here for 8 years. I first came …

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Groundsman

Jill

What is your job role at Blackwell? My job at Blackwell is the Facilities Co-Ordinator. I work along side Jan and Jane to …

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Facilities Co-Ordinator

Jan

What is your job role at Blackwell? My job role at Blackwell is working with Jill and Jane as a Housekeeping Assistant. I …

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Housekeeping Assistant

Jane

What is your job role at Blackwell? My role is as a housekeeping assistant which is to help maintain the indoor accommodation. I …

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Housekeeping Assistant

Mike

What is your job role at Blackwell? I have been looking after Pikes Pool as part of the service team for over 25 …

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Site support

Neil

What is your job role at Blackwell? I am a support team member at Pikes Pool mostly, helping with all aspects of the …

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Site Support
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