Wide image of the soft play area in Meadow Cabin

About Meadow Cabin

Nestled in the centre of a 15 acre woodland setting, Meadow Cabin has one aim at its heart – to make sure that the “stay in a log cabin” experience is accessible to everyone and that disability should not be a barrier to experiencing all that Barnstondale and the surrounding area has to offer.

Meadow Cabin, seen from the side and basking in the sunshine

Built in 2011, Meadow Cabin was designed from the very beginning to be accessible to people with disabilities, including multiple disabilities. The needs of disabled people has always been a big part of our planning at Barnstondale and Meadow Cabin was a long-held dream that we were thrilled to be able to bring to fruition.

The Mayor of Wirral and Barnstondale staff and trustees at the opening of Meadow Cabin

The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Moira McLaughlin, came to formally open Meadow Cabin

Staying in a log cabin has always been a hugely popular part of a visit to Barnstondale, so when we were considering how best to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities we knew we had to be as inclusive as possible. We had to build a cabin, but it had to be designed differently to our existing cabins.

With room for 10 people, in twin bedded rooms with some featuring adjustable beds and hoists, Meadow Cabin is never going to feel crowded. Each bedroom has a large and fully featured wet room en-suite. Mobile hoists can be used and changing rooms and tables are also available to use.

An adjustable bed in one of the bedrooms in Meadow Cabin

A permanent large soft play and sensory room sits alongside a high-spec kitchen and dining area with great cooking and laundry facilities that enables groups and families to be entirely independent during their stay. However, if you really want to relax and have us take the strain, we’d be delighted to cater for you too!

The large kitchen area, adjoining the soft play area, in Meadow Cabin

On the upper floor, accessible via a lift, is the great room which runs practically the full length of the building. Flooded with light from the skylights and glowing with woody warmth, this room can be used for almost any purpose. Soft play and sensory equipment is available to use and there is a small kitchen in one corner with disabled toilets at the other end. We think its the best “rainy day” room you’ll ever find!

The Great Room in Meadow Cabin, set up for multiple uses with seating, activity and soft play areas

The Great Room in Meadow Cabin, set up for multiple uses with seating, activity and soft play areas

If you’d like to find out more we encourage you to look around the information about the different parts of Meadow Cabin and to explore Meadow Cabin for yourself. Or, to make a personal or booking enquiry, we’d love to hear from you!