A peaceful urban retreat awaits those choosing to stay overnight at Woodbrooke.
Woodbrooke aims to provide refreshment and renewal to all who come here. It could be the place for you if you are seeking a place of inspiration, peace and quiet. We like to think that we offer ‘bed and breakfast with a soul’.
Many guests remark on benefiting from the profound sense of peace that they feel when they stay here, and on the warm welcome and friendliness of staff and volunteers
- Woodbrooke has one of Birmingham’s largest organically managed gardens hosting a variety of flora and fauna across its 10-acre site.
- Woodbrooke’s sustainability policy is informed by the following two guidelines from Quaker Faith & Practice. 41. Try to live simply. A simple lifestyle freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be persuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford. Do you keep yourself informed about the effects your style of living is having on the global economy and environment? 42. We do not own the world, and its riches are not ours to dispose of at will. Show a loving consideration for all creatures, and seek to maintain the beauty and variety of the world. Work to ensure that our increasing power over nature is used responsibly, with reverence for life. Rejoice in the splendour of God’s continuing creation.
- The centre offers a modern, bright and airy garden lounge which allows visitors to warm themselves around its wood-burning stove, with a cup of Fair Trade tea or coffee.
- The centre offers free Wi-Fi throughout; substantial free on-site parking; a silent worship space; laundry facilities; a well-stocked library; delicious cooked and continental breakfasts; the option of meals at lunch and in the evening (with 24 hours’ notice); and a walled garden to explore.
- Woodbrooke is steeped in ethics and social responsibility, being the Grade II listed former home of Quaker and chocolate-maker George Cadbury, and having been a study centre for Quakers and others focusing on peace-making, equality and building a better world since 1903.