We have a brilliant group of activities based here at Dunfield House as well as a number of offsite recommendations. Below these have been separated to activities within a 30 minute drive of the site and those within an hour’s drive.

Activities on site at Dunfield House

Heated Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 10 x 4.5m, 1.38m constant depth, and around 29 celcius. There are two changing rooms and the toilet is shared with the main House.

Walks from Dunfield

Routes suitable for all ages and abilities making the most of the hills and valleys, remote and rural. 

Schoolchildren playing in the stream at Dunfield House

Treasure Trail

We have a treasure trail that is suitable for groups who use the House, Stables, have Sole Use or who are exploring the grounds at Dunfield.

Recreation Hall

Our multipurpose Recreation Hall has a pool table, three table tennis tables, and over 100 chairs for your group’s activities.

Disc Golf basket

Disc Golf

We have a 12-hole disc golf course with PDGA approved baskets and discs to hire.

Sitting around the campfire at Dunfield House

Campfire sites

Collect your own wood, build your own fire and enjoy the experience sitting under the stars.

Activities offsite within a 30 minute drive

Local Walks

Dunfield House is ideal for walking with footpaths from the house leading to: Bradnor Hill, Herrock [Leading to Offa’s Dyke Path], Hergest Ridge, Stanner Rocks, and the town of Kington. There are walks for all ages, abilities and many can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals within your group with meet up points by car so everyone can participate.


Kington

Kington is an historic market town on the English/Welsh border, and though on the western side of Offa’s Dyke, it has been an English town for a thousand years. Kington possesses an attractive riverside recreation ground which houses the town’s cricket club and is the venue for many local outdoor events. Kington Golf Club’s 18-hole course on Bradnor Hill is said to be the highest in England, over 390 metres above sea level. Kington is a “Border Town” in the Marches in an area where it rightly claims to be a centre for walking. For those self catering Kington has many independent traders, inlcuding a small Morrisons, Co-op along with local bakeries, butchers, organic fruit, veg and fish and health shops, and takeaways. 5 minute drive – kingtontourist.info


Kington Museum

Kington Museum depicts the history of the town and outlying districts from prehistoric times. This is achieved through frequently changing exhibitions and displays. At present these include World War I, Farming, Milling, Church Street Through Time, Lady Hawkins School, the 1950s and a fine collection of clocks. They are volunteer run and reliant on the kindness of donations and grants. 5 minutes drive – kingtonmuseum.com


Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens lies in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains. There are gorgeous flower borders. An old fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood, all to discover. With a Gift Shop and Tearooms the Gardens are the perfect place to explore and relax. 5 minutes drive – hergest.co.uk


Small Breeds Farm Park

A small breeds farm and owl centre, The Owl Center is a magical place to experience animals, birds, and owls. Very interactive and hands on, independently managed. There is a café and picnic area onsite. 10 minutes drive – owlcentre.com


Presteigne

Presteigne, (Llanandras in Welsh), was once the county town of Radnorshire and nestles at the heart of the Marches on the border of Wales and England. Surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside, this thriving border town has many unique qualities that make it a perfect destination to explore. Presteigne’s town has independent traders, craft shops, and tea shops. 15 minutes drive – presteigne.org.uk


Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge’s Lodging to see how the world looked to the Victorian judges, their servants and felonious guests (oh yes, we do mean prisoners!). Lit only by oil and gas lamps, wander through the judge’s private apartments, sit in his armchair or at his dining table. Below stairs you can pump water in the kitchen or explore the servants’ sleeping quarters and workrooms. Visitors are accompanied by an audio tour, eavesdropping on stories from the building’s past inhabitants. 15 minutes drive – judgeslodging.org.uk


Knighton

Knighton, Powys, is a small market town sitting astride the border between Wales and England. A historic town set in the lush rolling country of the Marches. The Welsh name for Knighton is Tref-y-Clawdd which means “Town on the Dyke” and it is the only Town that stands right on Offa’s Dyke. Knighton is the home of the Offa’s Dyke Centre and is the natural base from which to explore The Dyke. 20 minutes drive – visitknighton.co.uk/


The Thomas Shop Museum

The Thomas Shop Museum is distinctively nostalgic and evocative of times gone by. Established in 1730, the current shop is the modernisation of 1805, and spans 4 centuries of service to the community. Described as ‘the restoration of a village treasure’ it now contains an extraordinary collection of memorabilia mostly donated by members of the community. Lovely tea shop and home made cakes. 20 minutes drive – thomas-shop.com 


Oakchurch Farm Shop

A family-run farm shop and garden centre set in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire landscape since 1970. Our Herefordshire butchers, deli and garden centre are sure to have something for everyone. 20 minutes drive – oakchurch.net


Oaker Wood Activity Centre

Oaker Wood offers a range of different outdoor activities, including quad biking, raft building, paintball, aerial tree trekking, high ropes, climbing & abseiling, it’s a knockout, corporate activity days, team building, development, leadership training etc. Oaker Wood can also deliver inflatables to Dunfield for your group’s stay. 25 minutes drive – oakerwoodleisure.co.uk


Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells is a firmly placed ‘hub’ of Wales and hive of activity. Branching out from its fine central location are a wealth of historic places and events, natural and manmade beauty spots and future promise. In addition to the originality contained in the local arts and craft shops, the variety of products and services offered on and off the main streets there are numerous warm and welcoming restaurants. Llandrindod Wells truly has a character born of its ‘Victorian Heyday’; a well maintained and rustic charm – but with all the modern conveniences. 30 minutes drive – llandrindod-wells.com


Builth Wells

A market town situated on the River Wye with walks, playgrounds and independent local shops, tea shops, restaurants and a cinema.  The word ‘Builth’ (or ‘Buellt’ in Welsh) is believed to be derived from the Welsh words ‘bu’ and ‘allt’, which, translated, mean ‘the wild ox of the wooded slope’. 30 minutes drive – https://you-well.co.uk/visiting-builth-wells/

Activities offsite within a 1 hour drive

Grove Golf and Bowl

Ten pin bowling, small café and good restaurant. 9 & 18 hole golf course approx 40 minutes away – grovegolfandbowl.co.uk


MFA Bowling

17 lanes ten pin bowling, 12 holes adventure golf, American Bistro approx 40 minutes away – mfabowl.com


Life Changing Activities

Can offer your party climbing, abseiling and canoeing, gorge walking, survival training, raft building, caving, team challenges. A brilliant website to access – lifechangingactivities.com


Leominster

The town on the marches – approx 30 minutes away – leominster.co.uk


Ludlow

Food heaven, lots of restaurants, farmers markets. Brilliant castle to explore, boating on the river. Approx. 1 hour away – ludlow.org.uk


Elan Valley

Dams and reservoirs, unspoilt and natural, feeds part of Birmingham’s water supply with gravity fed pipe all the way to Birmingham. Bug hunts and walks through dams organised from Easter. Approx 45 minutes away – elanvalley.org.uk

Gigrin

Kite feeding centre, fabulous, need to visit at specific feeding times. Approx 45 minutes away – gigrin.uk


Llangorse Lake

Hire fishing boats, kayaks, pedaloes and sailing dingies. Ideal for everyone to either sit and enjoy the lake area or be active [and probably wet] approx 1 hour away [can combine visit with activity UK below] – breconbeacons.org 


Activity UK

Indoor/outdoor climbing/abseiling/caving centre and outdoor riding/trekking school approx. 1 hour away – activityuk.com 


Museum of Mazes

The Amazing Hedge Puzzle is just right for playing games with your friends and family, like hide and seek, tag, or even Kiss Chase! Will you rely on agility or stealth? The Museum of Mazes will surprise you – its hands on fun – mazes.co.uk 


Paintball

The group activity which beats all others. Played across varied terrain and incorporating a wide selection of game scenarios, paintball provides a “rush” unlike any other activity. Stealth and cunning are as important as a quick trigger finger as you and your team-mates try to break down your opponents defences to successfully complete your mission – hsactivities.co.uk 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Dunfield House for further information.

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