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Experience the home of England's teams

Our Outdoor Leadership Centre at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, is set within 330 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland in the National Forest area of the East Midlands.

St. George’s Park is the home of the English Football Association’s (FA) National Football Centre – a training facility used by 24 English football teams, and featuring 11 full-sized outdoor football pitches, a full-size indoor pitch, and a multipurpose indoor sports facility – as well as an elite training pitch modelled on the football ground at Wembley!

The site also hosts a 228-bedroom Hilton Hotel and a luxurious sports performance therapy centre. It is a breath-taking and unforgettable place in which to host a variety of corporate leadership development, team development and team-building activities.

Grahame Robb Associates (GRA) are proud to be the FA’s Official Outdoor Leadership Partner. Find out more about how we work together on our partners page.

A unique venue for high-performance experiential leadership and team training

Our Outdoor Leadership Centre provides businesses with a unique setting for developing high performing teams, managers, and leaders. Our purpose-built facility and experienced facilitators will create a fun and challenging experiential learning environment suitable for all participants, ages, and abilities – with a package tailored to you.

Whether your goals are to boost leadership skills, improve communication, or give new managers the confidence and tools they need to enhance team productivity, we run programmes and packages to fit a diverse set of requirements; from fun team building sessions to facilitated outcomes-based development programmes.

We can also run activities to support conferences and other events taking place at St. George’s Park.

The facility is suitable for groups of all sizes, including corporate teams, staff development programmes and sports & social clubs.

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Our Outdoor Leadership Centre’s facilities include:

The site includes a wide range of modern equipment, activity spaces, and beautifully planted and cultivated wild areas, including:

A 40-foot climbing tower
A linear high ropes course
An extensive range of low ropes activities
Freefall Powerfan experience
Team-based laser combat area
Archery range
Outdoor activity areas for team initiative exercises
An indoor training facility

To find out about our activities in more detail, go to our activities page.

Download our team building brochure for more information

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Location

Address: Outdoor Leadership Centre, St. George’s Park, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9PD, UK

St. George’s Park is conveniently close to the M1, M6, M6 toll, and M42 motorways, and is less than an hour’s drive away from Birmingham, Derby, and Coventry.

Just 35 minutes from Birmingham by train and taxi
Just 50 minutes from Birmingham Airport

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How to find us

By car: The Outdoor Leadership Centre is easy to find by car. Please enter the postcode DE13 9PD into your satnav or follow the instructions below:

From Birmingham along the A38

Take the exit at the Branston junction and turn right onto the A5121 Wellington Road. 
Continue on the A5121 for approximately 1km before taking the second exit (Parkway) at the roundabout by Morrisons. 
Follow Parkway for approximately 1.6km and then turn left at the roundabout with the B5017 (Shobnall Road). 
Follow the B5017 for approximately 6km and then take the second exit (B5234) at the roundabout by New Inn. 
Continue for approximately 500m and the site entrance is on the left.

From the M1

At Junction 24 of the M1 take the exit for the A50 towards Uttoxeter
Stay on the A50 and take the exit for the A515 towards Lichfield/Sudbury
Continue south on the A515 for approximately 7.5km, passing through Draycott in the Clay and the Six Roads End junction. 
Turn left at the junction with the B5234, signed towards Burton. 
Continue for 2.5km and the site entrance is on the right.

By train: Our facility is excellently served by train links for delegates arriving by public transport. The three closest stations are Burton upon Trent, Lichfield, and Derby, and there are regular taxis operating out of each station.

Minimum age restrictions

Our GRA outdoor centres operate a minimum age policy of 16 years old to participate in on-site activities.

Parking

There is no parking available at the Outdoor Leadership Centre itself. When you arrive at St. George’s Park, please drive past the Outdoor Leadership Centre and use the nearby Car Park A – Pavilion. Then follow the footpath signs to the Outdoor Leadership Centre, which runs parallel to the David Beckham Community Pitch.

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