Coronavirus Update 8th May 2021

Good News at last!

Following the Government's announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, we hope to re-open the Centre to all guests with bookings from Monday 21st June 2021. This will be dependent on the Government being satisfied at the time that the restrictions can be lifted. We will post any required changes on our website and social media pages.

The office will not be staffed until June as all staff will remain on furlough. Please use email for any queries about a current or new booking as advised below.

Thank you again for your patience. Please take care and stay safe during the lockdown. We will continue to publish updates on our website and social media pages. The health and wellbeing of our visitors, our colleagues and suppliers are of utmost importance to us and we must play our part in stopping the spread of the virus. We thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult and uncertain times and look forward with hope to the re-opening of the Centre in June.

We also thank our loyal supporters who have continued to support the Centre financially through becoming Friends of Hucklow and also supporting the Fighting Fund set up by David Warhurst which has now reached over £30,000.

We have provided as much info as possible in our FAQ's below to help with different scenarios. These contain all the information and instructions for current and future bookings.

Can I make a future booking with you?

Please be aware that our office is temporarily closed. We hope to re-open it on a limited basis as soon as it is safe to do so. For any enquiries and bookings, please email using

Please note that, regarding bookings for dates in summer 2021 there could be some restrictions in the size and nature of bookings we can accept to take account of the emerging health situation and Government guidelines. We will send you in advance the details of our Covid Security arrangements and ask you to sign that you have understood these and will take responsibility for ensuring that the members of your group are aware and follow them.

I have a booking with you, commencing before 21st June 2021, can I still go?

Except where special agreement has been arranged (eg for certain school visits), bookings are unlikely to go ahead. If you are unsure about your booking, please contact the centre by email as our office will not be open until early June. We will gladly transfer any deposit paid onto a future booking taken before 1st June 2022.

I have a booking with you commencing after 21st June, what should I do?

If your booking is due to start after 21st June 2021 we will contact you in early June regarding any changes to our normal arrangements affected by the Government requirements pertaining at the time. Our standard terms and conditions apply. (We will of course update this statement to reflect the most up to date government advice).

We appreciate your help, understanding and support. Please stay safe and heed Government advice about social distancing and self-isolation.

8th May 2021 For enquiries about an existing or future booking please email the Centre:

For the latest information about the Centre please check the statement on the website which will be updated as the restrictions ease.

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We can tailor the perfect occasion to suit you, including full reception facilities and overnight accommodation. Our range of function rooms provide a versatile space for your guests to enjoy whether lively dancing or quiet conversation by the fireplace.

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Voluntary & Faith Groups

We regularly welcome groups from voluntary organisations and a wide range of faith groups for business meetings, meditation and retreats, learning events and all sorts of group get-togethers. The centre is situated in peaceful countryside with formal and informal rooms available (soon even an iron-age round house!) with excellent facilities including three digital pianos.

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Walking, Cycling & Leisure

Set amidst beautiful Peak District scenery, the Centre is a haven for for walking and leisure groups, delivering peace and tranquillity alongside stunning scenery. For the more intrepid outdoor enthusiasts, there are exciting rock climbing opportunities nearby and a number of caves too, see more outdoor pursuits in “Facilities & Attractions.”

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Schools, Colleges & Universities

Children and young people of all ages enjoy visiting the Nightingale Centre. The extensive grounds (with football pitch and re-equipped playground) are perfect for outdoor choices and the location lends itself to a wealth of curriculum-related activity.

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Corporate & Conference

Try The Nightingale Centre's away-from-it-all atmosphere is perfect for effective team building, training, planning and other private, public or voluntary sector organisational needs.

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The Nightingale Centre is a non-profit organisation and a registered charity. Driven to improve the lives of all the people it reaches.

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Customer Feedback

Silverdale school stayed at the excellent Nightingale Centre for a week as part of the Y7 pupils residential. The house met the need of both pupils and staff, the rooms were very tidy and comfortable. Every area of the centre was spotlessly clean and the food was excellent. The most impressive aspect of the centre was how outstanding all the staff were; being extremely helpful and always finding time to chat. Set in beautiful grounds and with the glorious peak district all around I would recommend the the centre to any other school or member of the public.
Silverdale School

Once again I have enjoyed a splendid weekend at the Nightingale Centre. The newly built sun room has really improved the communal area. As we had such good weather it was lovely to be able to sit in there and enjoy the view of the garden and countryside. The food again was excellent. Thank you.
FOY Conference

Staff friendly and helpful, always ready to accommodate your needs. We would certaily recommend Hucklow and we are likely to come back.
Causey Walkers