Welcome to the BrigHouse

About Us

The Birmingham Children’s Community Venture (BCCV) was established in 1969 to provide high quality outdoor and residential education for non-privileged primary, secondary and special school children. BCCV is currently working with 20 schools and approximately 12,000 children in some of Birmingham’s most socially and economically deprived communities. There is strong demand for this programme, which has served the young people of Birmingham so well for the last four decades.

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Educational Activities

We provide a wide range of outdoor activities for our children


Compare the differences between the local rural landscape with more urban environments

Map Reading

Children participate in nearby woodland walks and study the various plants and trees


Investigate the various farming and agriculture methods that are used in the local area


The hostel is located in the grounds of Merevale Hall which is steeped in local history


Study the local transport options especially the nearby 'Watling Street' (Roman Road)


Many local attractions to visit like Bosworth Battle Field and Tamworth Castle

Partner Schools


Potential Pupils




Years Established

Our Recent Projects

Please click on one of the images below to view our recent projects


Read all about out exciting residential visits

Recycling our Bunk Beds

Dear All, We hope this message finds you and your families well and that you're are coping during these most […]

“From a Rock to a Hard Place”

        In the week beginning 29th January Year 4 had their amazing residential at The BrigHouse. Although […]

“Where the Wild Things Are!”

On Wednesday 20th September, Year 2 from Hillstone Primary School set off on their journey to The Brighouse. The highly-anticipated trip […]

Wood Craft at the BrigHouse

The year 4 children of Audley Primary School had a brilliant time this week exercising their wood crafting skills during […]


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