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Local Youth Retreat Centre Midlands

Experienced Retreat Venue For Children & Young People

With plenty of outdoor space, availability of multiple indoor spaces, catering and comfortable accommodation we’re the ideal youth retreat centre for your church group, meditation event, sports team, school retreat or youth group weekend.

Inclusive Youth Retreats Centre

Our inclusive youth retreat centre in the Midlands is a great opportunity for young people to challenge one another and encourage teams to work together and also celebrate personal growth in a fun atmosphere. Our largest space can hold up to 500 youths and supervising adults, plus you can opt to hire multiple rooms and have exclusive access of our centre to allow you to host a large event featuring space for learning, activities and reflection.

We also offer a dedicated prayer room to guests. So whether you’re looking to organise a holistic retreat for a small group or a larger retreat, we can help.

We welcome groups from all walks of life including meditation and faith groups, yoga sessions, sports teams or schools looking to hold retreats for students. Our experienced team will help to deliver the ideal space for your youth conference, group weekend away or day retreat.

Our team are here to answer any questions you may have to ensure a successful retreat program for your young people.

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Outdoor Activities for Youth Retreats

Our youth retreat centre offers 20 acres of outdoor space, perfect for games, training camps or meditation sessions. It can be utilised as a breakout area or used as part of your retreat program.

Options for our outdoor space can also include marquee hire and team-building adventure activities from our partner Off Limits®.

Residential Youth Retreat Location

Maximise personal growth or team growth with a residential retreat for those of all faiths. Whether you choose to stay for a whole weekend or would rather hold an overnight retreat, we can offer accommodation for 400 guests with a mixture of twin and double rooms.

Planning a youth group weekend away is easy when choosing comfortable accommodation, inclusive food options and ample space for a range of activities.

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Catering Options for Youth Retreats

We know how stressful it can be feeding a large group of people, especially youths but we’re here to relieve some of that planning stress. Our retreat centre can offer all-inclusive retreat packages with a variety of catering options that also meet dietary needs for any type of events.

Whether you’d like straightforward buffet dining, celebratory BBQ or street food vendors for an epic party event, there are a number of options available for keeping your children and young people happy.

Keeping energy up during the day is also easy with a range of breakout spaces available that offer tasty snacks, tea, coffee and water stations. Plus we have an on-site Costa.

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Easily Accessible Youth Retreat Centre in West Midlands

Yarnfield Park offers a fantastic retreat location for large groups, we’re ideally located in the West Midlands, easily accessible by road and just a 10 minute drive from the M6, Junction 14. We have 400 parking spaces, perfect for those attending by car.

You can also reach our youth retreat centre by train, arriving at Stafford train station and then we’re a short 20 minute taxi ride from the station.

Safeguarding at Yarnfield Park

Yarnfield Park is available for youth groups and sports teams to exclusively hire, ensuring optimum safeguarding for your young people. We also support visiting groups with safeguarding at our centre, please speak to our team when enquiring for more information on supporting your youths during their visit. Ideal for youth group weekends, looking for a complete package.


  • I carried out some Live Radio Broadcasts while in attendance: I’d hoped and planned to do so, but couldn’t fathom just how good the internet quality was for Wi-Fi – it was brilliant and made my life much simpler while in attendance. I spoke to various staff, for a number of reasons – at d

    Andy Berry

  • The booking process was easy enough despite some chopping and changing from our side. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the meeting room and facilities really good as well as the food in the restaurant. All in a great place for a meeting or conference

    Jonny Birch

  • Thank you to the team once again for making us feel so welcome and supporting our training conference needs throughout our two days (despite Covid restrictions).  We saw the effort and hard work from everyone behind the scenes. You all worked so hard to make our stay the best it could be.

    Ali, Senior National Events Manager, Cancer Research UK

  • I wanted to write and express our sincere gratitude to all at Yarnfield for the support in making our events a success. All the rooms were really well laid out, the support from your colleagues was superb and the lunches were exceptional. So in short our very sincere thanks to one and all.

    Emma, Leadership Development Manager, Atlanta

  • We have been using Yarnfield Park now for a number of years as our apprentices attend the nearby Stafford College.  We have always found the staff to be very helpful, and professional.Our apprentices are very well looked after and the staff aim for them to have a home from home experience.J.C

    Apprenticeships, J.C

  • We thought the conference rooms were brilliant, and most staff commented on how Covid safe they felt with the way it was all set up. The staff around the building, the ones that I spoke to were happy to help, and very professional.We would like to thank you especially, for all your assistance and he

    IRO (Institution of Railway Operators)

  • We needed to find a suitable location to meet and demonstrate new product to remote colleagues and under the current circumstances were interested in finding a venue in a good central location away from our operational site.  The Yarnfield Park venue was ideal, we were able to carry out a safe, soc


  • Can you please send our thanks and appreciation to your Manager and the whole team for making the last 3 weeks stay at your conferencing facilities as smooth as possible in the current climate.It was noted the high level of effort, you and your team went to, in order to make our stay as safe and uni


  • A big thank you for everything you and everyone working at Yarnfield Park has done for us this week.The work that you have all put in to ensure that our event went smoothly and safely for all, has been magnificent and all the processes you have put in place were managed superbly.We have had fantasti

    Karen, BPCA

  • Teenage Cancer Trust has been working with Yarnfield Park to facilitate our annual over 18s post treatment conference for young people who have experienced cancer treatment. Young people come from across the UK to spend time together and share experiences and Yarnfield has always been a welcoming an

    Teenage Cancer Trust

  • When an established Conference makes a change of venue after ten years, it’s important to get it right! From initial enquiries to site visits the Yarnfield team were helpful and efficient in understanding our conference needs in order to ensure it would run smoothly.On the Conference days, the sta

    Janice Bowman

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there accommodation available for event attendees?

Yes, we provide accommodation options for event attendees. We understand that some events may require participants to stay overnight, and we aim to make the experience as convenient as possible. 

Our venue offers comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms that can accommodate a range of group sizes. The accommodation includes amenities such as comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, and other necessary facilities to ensure a pleasant stay. 

Can I visit Yarnfield Park Retreat Centre for a day retreat?

Yes, we can be hired for day retreats. You can enjoy the serene surroundings and participate in the retreat activities during the day, without staying overnight. Please contact us for more information and availability.

Are meals included in the retreat package?

Yes, meals are typically included in the retreat package at Yarnfield Park. We offer a variety of delicious and healthy options, catering to different dietary requirements. Please inform us in advance about any specific dietary needs.

What facilities are available at your retreat centre?

Our retreat centre provides a range of facilities including meeting rooms, meditation spaces, yoga studios, dining areas, outdoor spaces, and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, there is ample parking available on-site.

Does your retreat centre provide accommodation?

Yes, our retreat centre offers comfortable accommodations for retreat participants. There are a variety of room options available, ranging from single rooms to shared dormitories, depending on your preference and budget. Contact us with your requirements to discuss accommodation options available.

How do I book a retreat at Yarnfield Park?

To book a retreat at Yarnfield Park, fill out our booking form. Alternatively, you can contact our retreat centre directly through the provided contact information.

What types of retreats are offered at Yarnfield Park?

Our retreat centre has been hired by a range of retreat organisers including mindfulness retreats, yoga retreats, meditation retreats, wellness retreats, spiritual retreats, and corporate retreats.

How do you budget for a retreat?

Begin by defining your retreat goals, considering factors such as location and duration. Take a look at our accommodation and catering options whilst planning transportation and activities. 

Our retreat centre offers affordable accommodation options and delicious meals that cater to various dietary needs. We provide transparent pricing information and a dedicated team to assist you in creating a budget that suits your requirements. Contact us today, and let us help you plan a memorable retreat while staying within your budget.

How do you organise a retreat?

Planning a retreat at our retreat centre is a breeze. Start by defining your retreat’s purpose and desired outcomes. Reach out to our team directly or through our website to provide details such as participant count, preferred dates, and duration. 

Our experienced staff will work with you to customise a retreat package tailored to your needs. With a range of facilities and amenities, including accommodation, flexible catering options, meeting rooms, meditation spaces, and outdoor areas, we can accommodate various activities.

What makes a good retreat leader?

A good retreat leader possesses several key qualities that contribute to a successful and enriching experience. Firstly, effective communication skills are essential. A retreat leader should be able to clearly articulate ideas, actively listen to participants, and foster open dialogue. 

They should also possess strong organisational and planning abilities, ensuring that the retreat runs smoothly and meets its objectives. A good retreat leader is adaptable and flexible, able to respond to unexpected situations with grace and find solutions. They should inspire and motivate participants, creating an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages personal and professional growth. 

What makes a retreat successful?

A successful retreat combines purposeful planning, meaningful content, and a nurturing environment that leaves participants feeling inspired, fulfilled, and equipped with valuable takeaways.

How many people attend a retreat?

The number of people attending a retreat can vary depending on the specific needs and objectives of the event. At our retreat centre, we can accommodate both small and large groups for retreats. Our venue offers a range of facilities and accommodations suitable for different group sizes, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a larger-scale retreat. 

We recommend considering the purpose of your retreat, the activities you have planned, and the level of interaction you desire among participants when determining the ideal number of attendees. Our experienced team are available to discuss your requirements and assist in determining the appropriate group size for your retreat at Yarnfield Park.

What month is best for a retreat?

The best month for a retreat depends on various factors, such as the location, theme, and preferences of the participants. Our retreat centre offers retreats throughout the year, allowing you to choose a month that aligns with your specific goals and needs. 

Spring and autumn are popular choices due to the pleasant weather and beautiful natural surroundings. Summer months provide opportunities for outdoor activities, while winter retreats can offer a cosy and reflective atmosphere. 

Consider the availability of your preferred retreat centre, seasonal considerations, and the schedules of your participants when determining the best month for your retreat.

How long do retreats last?

The duration of retreats can vary, ranging from a single day to multiple weeks, depending on factors such as goals, logistics, and participant availability. Weekend retreats and those lasting 3-7 days are commonly chosen for youth groups or wellness retreats. 

Shorter retreats may focus on specific themes, while longer ones allow for comprehensive exploration. It’s crucial to find a balance between reflection, learning, and relaxation while considering participants’ schedules. 

At Yarnfield Park, our retreat centre offers various comfortable accommodation options, catering to the length of the retreat to suit your attendees. We understand the importance of allowing participants to fully immerse themselves and provide a welcoming environment for their extended stay.

What is the meaning of a work retreat?

A work retreat holds a significant purpose for organisations and teams. It refers to a dedicated period of time where employees come together outside the usual work environment to focus on specific work-related objectives, foster collaboration, and enhance team dynamics. 

The meaning of a corporate retreat lies in creating an opportunity for reflection, learning, and rejuvenation. It allows participants to step away from daily routines, distractions, and pressures to engage in strategic planning, problem-solving, skill-building, and team bonding activities. 

What does it mean to go on a retreat?

Going on a retreat at Yarnfield Park means taking a purposeful break from the demands of daily life to immerse oneself in a focused and transformative experience. Retreats offer a unique opportunity for self-reflection, personal growth, and rejuvenation. 

They provide a supportive and nurturing environment where individuals can disconnect from distractions, explore new perspectives, and deepen their connection with themselves and others. 

Whether it’s a wellness retreat, a leadership retreat, or a team-building retreat, going on a retreat allows participants to replenish their energy, gain valuable insights, and create lasting memories.

Do you hold retreats?

We do not organise and hold retreats ourselves, we hire out our venue to businesses, charities, companies and religious groups that are looking to hold them.

What are the accommodation option for retreats?

We offer separate girls and boys bedroom blocks which are perfect for youth retreats. We also have a range of twin bedrooms and double bedrooms that are perfect for adults, young adults and couples or families. 

We can also offer a large amount of outdoor space that is perfect for youth groups to camp.

Can we hold a youth retreat

Yes, our venue is ideal for youth retreats and adult retreats. You can also have exclusive use of our venue which is perfect for youth retreats to ensure you have enough space for all of your attendees, activities and safe spaces.

Can we prepare our own food?

Yes. We have onsite facilities to prepare food for you but if you’d rather prepare your own food you will have access to kitchen and dining facilities. Please let us know when booking if this is your preference.

Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Yes, we are happy for you to hire out our entire venue for your event, please let our team know that you’re interested in exclusive use when booking.

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