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Venue hire at The Bickley Barn

An education, community and corporate meeting space in the heart of rural south Cheshire, supporting the work of Cheshire Wildlife Trust


Completed in summer 2014 as part of a £120,000 Heritage Lottery-funded conversion, The Bickley Barn is situated within a 100-year old former cattle milking shed, set amongst the working farmyard of Bickley Hall Farm on the Cholmondeley Estate.

The centre is primary designed to host visiting schoolchildren, but also boasts the following facilites that can also be made available for community groups, private functions or corporate users by prior arrangement:

The Countryside Classroom

Suitable for: schools, practical adult/child learning classes

  • A classroom for up to 30 children with splashproof flooring, tables and chairs plus generous bag storage
  • A small but well-appointed kitchen accessible from the classroom area including fridge, microwave, dry food storage space and dishwasher
  • Toilets (including disabled accessible)
  • A fully-fenced, hard-standing outdoor area accessed directly from the classroom with views across the farm
  • A series of trails via meadows, a young orchard and pond with flexible 'dipping' platform
  • Use of 'gooseneck' close-up cameras and other technology

For full details of our education packages available at Bickley Hall Farm, including Key Stage and EYFS sessions visit our Discover and Learn pages.

The Conference Room

Suitable for: half-day meetings, day conferencing/seminars, private functions

  • A bright and spacious, carpeted conference room comfortably accommodating up to 30 delegates/guests
  • Available as break-out tables, boardroom or 'theatre' style
  • AV projection available on request
  • Remote-controlled temperature adjustment
  • Light refreshment catering on request, tea/coffee facilities available in room (access to neighbouring kitchen may be available depending on other bookings)
  • Toilets
  • Outdoor hard-standing area for break-outs, smoking or lunches with views across the farm
  • Outdoor trails through meadows and young orchard

Prices Half Day Full Day
Countryside Classroom £80.00 £140.00
Conference Room £80.00 £140.00
Joint booking (both rooms) £150.00 £250.00

These prices are for private room hire, for all-inclusive educational visits see above.

Tea and coffee can be provided at £2 per person per cup. Additional time charged at £10 per hour by prior arrangement.

For enquiries for either the Countryside Classroom or the Conference Room at the Bickley Barn, please call 01948 820728 (Mon-Fri, 9:30-4:30) or email info@cheshirewt.org.uk

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