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Deer Park Activity Centre

Cowley

Cheltenham

GL53 9NJ

Tel: 01242 870284

Email: deerparkcowley@btconnect.com

www.deerparkcowley.com

A 26 acre site managed by Girlguiding Gloucestershire situated in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. Our accommodation options include self-catering buildings with all equipment and heating for year round use by members of Girlguiding uk and campsites with toilets / showers and shelters or back to basics greenfield camping all for use by members of Girlguiding, Scouting or other youth organisations. We have onsite activities which are both instructor and leader led, including archery, low ropes, pistol shooting, tunnels etc., however we are ideally situated for a wide range of off-site activities as well.

 

Dolygaer Scout Activity Centre

Pontsticill

Merthyr Tydfil

CF48 2UR

Tel: 01685 722323

www.dolygaer-scouts.co.uk

Email: manager@dolygaer-scouts.co.uk

Plas Dolygaer is set in the Brecon Beacons, just 6 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. The newly re-furbished Centre offers a wide range of comfortable accommodation. The property is available for hire on a daily basis or weekly, close to Ponsticill Reservoir, mountains and woodland and it is ideally suited for outdoor activities and field studies.

 

Downe Scout Activity Centre

Birdhouse Lane

Downe

Orpington

BR6 7LJ

Tel: 01959 572121

Fax: 01959 572853

www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk

Email: downe.sac@scouts.org.uk

Downe Scout Activity Centre is a stunning 86-acre wooded site in rural Kent, only 16 miles from London.

With over 80 years’ experience delivering adventurous outdoor experiences to young people and adults from all over the UK and beyond, Downe is an ideal place for your next trip.

 

Drum Hill

Morley Lane

Little Eaton

Derby

DE21 5AH

Tel: 01332 831233

www.drumhill.org.uk

Email: lupton@drumhill.org.uk

Drum Hill is located about 4 miles north of Derby. We are in a central position in England, close to the M1, A38 and the A50. The site, which covers about 47 acres, is made up of open fields and mixed woodland, all of which are bordered by dry stone walls and hedges and is at the top of a wooded hillside, giving excellent views over the city of Derby to the south and the countryside of Derbyshire to the north.

Drum Hill can be used by Scout and Guide groups, youth groups, and for educational purposes.

The site has 3 accommodation buildings and a large indoor activity barn.

We provide a large range of activities including; abseiling, climbing, archery, and open fires plus much more. Full details of our activities can be found on the activities pages on our website. To book please contact our booking secretary.

Attractions near to Drum Hill include the Peak District, Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Carsington Water and many more.

 

Eaton Vale Scout & Guide Activity Centre

Church Lane

Eaton

Norwich

NR4 6NN

Tel: 01603 501228

www.eatonvale.co.uk

Email: office@eatonvale.co.uk

Eaton Vale has very close ties with Scouting. Operating under the governance of Norfolk Scouts, all our staff are members of the Scouting movement, fully experienced in dealing with camps, programmes and activities. Check out our outstanding residential and camping facilities with open green spaces for wide games and a choice of over 20 different outdoor activities.

We’re members of the association of Scout & Guide activity centres and we welcome all sections of the movement from Beaver sleepovers to leadership training.

Eaton Vale is available on a catered or self-catering basis. You can even arrange for exclusive use of the residential facilities.

Our Main Hall is an outstanding venue for events, training and group presentations. Eaton Vale is an ideal venue for Scouts. There’s even a souvenir shop for ‘kneckers’, woggles and badges!

Call us to arrange a preview visit and a chat about rates and dates.

 

Fanwood Activity Campsite

Wardens House

Spen Valley Scouts

Ferrand Lane

Gomersal

Bradford

BD19 4DA

Tel: 01274 876682

www.spenvalley.org.uk

Email: fanwoods@yahoo.com

Fanwood is a 10 acre site composed of areas of traditional grassland and woodland. The site is owned by Spen Valley District Scouts and is located in such a place as to give peace and tranquillity to its residents whilst being located within 30 minutes travel from Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield. A little further away are the attractions of Manchester, York and Sheffield.

The site offers safe, comfortable and secure camping for up to 400 campers.

The campsite holds its traditional values of having well stocked woodpiles and great natural assets but also has all the latest "Mod-cons" one would expect from a modern facility - such as set campfire places, showers, toilets, a campfire circle, convenient water points and friendly helpful staff. At the heart of the site is the Pinder Chapel, A facility open to ALL groups and parties for a time of quiet reflection, worship or as a meeting point.

Over recent years the campsite has been transformed into a active and bustling activity centre, offering groups instructor lead sessions on a multitude of exciting activities.

 

Felden Lodge

Felden Lane

Felden

Hemel Hempstead

HP3 0BB

Tel: 01442 288557

Fax: 01442 235 391

www.feldenlodge.co.uk

Email: felden.lodge@boys-brigade.org.uk

Felden Lodge Conference and Training Centre is home to The Boys' Brigade National United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Headquarters. The house is also utilised by health & local authorities, churches, charities, schools, local community groups, youth organisations and private groups. Set in 32 acres of beautiful grounds, the excellent road and rail links close by ensures that our venue is the right choice for you, whether visiting the area for business or pleasure.

Felden Lodge features 27 ensuite bedrooms, a newly refurbished relaxing lounge area and conservatory style dining room leading onto a decking area overlooking our grounds. Felden Lodge also has its own self catering accommodation centre, perfect for youth and community groups. Our Sports Hall, Games Room and Croquet Lawn also provides some activity for our more active guests. There is complimentary parking and wireless internet throughout.

A range of conferencing facilities are available, with a choice of styles and size of rooms accommodating from 2 to 70 delegates. The diverse array of events held at Felden Lodge include meetings, seminars, networking events, team building days, and exclusive private dinners and lunches.

 

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre

Beaulieu

Brockenhurst

SO42 7YQ

Tel: 023 8084 5092

Fax: 023 8084 0789

www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk

Email: fernycrofts.sac@scouts.org.uk

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, situated in the heart of the New Forest, is a stunning 31-acre wooded site.

Only ten miles from Southampton and five miles from Lyndhurst, Ferny Crofts is the ideal base from which to explore this famous area. It is perfect for environmental, biology and geography activities as well as adventurous activities.

 

Fordell-Firs National Activity Centre

The Warden

Hillend

Dunfermline

KY11 7HQ

Tel: 01383 412704

www.fordelfirs.org.uk

Email: warden@fordellfirs.org.uk

Fordell Firs is one of the 3 National Scout Activity Centres situated throughout Scotland, the other two are Lochgoilhead and Meggernie. The centre covers 48 acres, consisting of camping areas, woods, rocky outcrops and a few cliffs.

Fordell Firs isn’t just a camp site, go to our website and take a look at our activities and facilities to see what else we have to offer.

 

Forest Camp Activity Centre

www.cheshirescouts.org.uk

Email: forestbookings@cheshirescouts.org.uk

This large wooded camp can accommodate over 1000 in a range of sites from large open fields to small clearings. The toilet blocks have hot water and showers, and are equipped with special needs facilities.

There are two buildings that can be hired, each sleeps 24 residents in a combination of room sizes. The 'George Begg' building is recently refurbished and boasts central heating and an excellently equipped stainless steel kitchen with commercial appliances, large fridge and freezer. The 'Lakeview' building has heating throughout, the kitchen has a selection of appliances and is better suited to more reserved catering demands. 'Lakeview' will undergo a massive refurbishment in late 2012. Both kitchens have crockery and cutlery provided for 50 people.

Activities available include kayaking, rafting, climbing tower, traversing wall, archery, pioneering, orienteering, a small adventure play area (up to 10yrs) and a larger 'Low Ropes' course for those from 10yrs until 110 yrs, pedal powered go-karting and a nature trail.

 

Foundry Adventure Centre

Great Hucklow

Derbyshire

SK17 8RF

Tel: 07786 332702

www.foundrymountain.co.uk

Email: info@foundrymountain.co.uk

Foundry Adventure Centre is a dedicated outdoor base with 2 independent self- catering units with 21 and 31 beds, or a single unit for up to 52. Additional camping is available on site.

The Foundry Adventure Centre offers an ideal base for group visits to the Peak District. Located in the village of Great Hucklow, we are close to the Hope Valley and the best of the Peak's walking, climbing, caving and mountain biking. We are also within easy reach of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, the show caves of Castleton, Bakewell & the Ladybower dams. Friendly local pubs & cafes, and the wildlife & scenery combine to make it an outstanding destination.

Many educational, activity and corporate groups visit us during the week, and we are popular with families, clubs, universities and private functions during the weekend. Easter, Christmas and New Year are also very popular.

 

Fox Coverts Campsite

Correspondence Address:

Fox Coverts Booking Secretary

PO BOX 9989

Hinckley

LE10 9EG

www.foxcoverts.co.uk

Email: foxcoverts@yahoo.co.uk

Contact: Booking Secretary – 07541 698056

Hinckley District Scouts’ Campsite at Fox Coverts has provided camping opportunities for young people since 1956. We are located between the villages of Kirkby Mallory and Newbold Verdon In Leicestershire. Covering nearly 16 acres of woodland there are campsite areas to suit both group camps and patrol camps. Fox Coverts provides a number of activities suitable for all age groups and there are additional off-site activities located nearby.

Facilities Include: Brick built scout hut with main hall, kitchen and separate leaders room, distinct campsite areas,

Toilet & shower block with adaptations and separate facilities for disabled guests, climbing / abseiling tower, archery, air rifle range (0.177 air rifles), trim trail/ low ropes/spiders web, bouldering wall, frisbee golf course, pioneering poles and parachute hire, campfire circle, tuck shop, consecrated chapel area.

 

Foxlease Training & Activity Centre

Clay Hill

Lyndhurst

SO43 7DE

Tel: 023 8028 2638

www.foxlease.org.uk

Email: foxlease@girlguiding.org.uk

Foxlease is set in 65 acres of beautiful land near Lyndhurst in Hampshire. The centre is in the heart of the New Forest with easy access via road, rail and air.

The site at Foxlease includes full-board accommodation in Princess Mary House, camping and a range of self-catering accommodation. There are also conference facilities, a swimming pool and a range of equipment suitable for use in outdoor activities and events.

Our activities include archery, abseiling, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, low ropes, high ropes, crate challenge and many more.

 

Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre

Featherbed Lane

Croydon

CR0 9AA

Tel: 020 8657 1154

Fax: 020 8657 4069

www.frylandswood.co.uk

Email: warden@frylandswood.co.uk

Located in the green belt in South London with easy access from the M25. Less than an hour from central London by public transport so an excellent base for visiting the Capital’s sites.

Frylands Wood focuses on the outdoor elements of the Scout Programme, managed in a way which encourages and enables as many young people as possible to enjoy and experience the benefits of outdoor Scouting. This includes non-Scouting groups such as schools, Churches and other youth groups. We also offer children's birthday parties or corporate away-days.

The site provides a number of facilities: 60 acres of woodland providing a safe environment for outdoor activities or traditional camping with the option to cook on ground fires; a number of open activity fields; 2 accommodation buildings to provide an indoor base for outdoor activity; adventurous activity provided by trained volunteer staff; a Warden and volunteer crew to support users.

 

Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre

Bury Road

Chingford

London

E4 7QW

Tel: 020 8498 5411

Fax: 020 8498 5429

www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk

Email: gilwell.sac@scouts.org.uk

Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre, situated on the London-Essex border on the edge of Epping Forest, offers 108 acres of beautiful woodland, amazing activities, lodges and camping.

Less than 25 minutes by train from central London and just 8 minutes’ drive from the M25, the location of Gilwell Park means that the great outdoors, and a great adventure, is within easy reach of the capital and beyond.

 

Glenbrook Activity Centre

Hope Road

Bamford

Hope Valley

S33 0AL

Tel: 01433 651567

www.glenbrookguides.co.uk

Email: glenbrookguides@yahoo.co.uk

Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District between the villages of Hope and Hathersage. It is an ideal base for Brownie, Guide or Senior Section holidays and camps.

Glenbrook is primarily used by members of Girlguiding but extends to include Scouting and mid-week bookings from schools and those doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award. All youth groups are welcome and corporate bookings are considered mid week and out of season.

The centre offers a range of self-catering residential indoor accommodation for parties ranging in size from 1 to 80 people. Rooms are comfortable and centrally heated. There are beds for 31 in Glenbrook House, 35 in Derwent, 4 in Chatsworth Flat and 10 in Peveril. All beds are bunk beds. (except Chatsworth).

Outside there are 3 camping fields, accommodating up to 200 campers in five designated camping areas. There is a shower/toilet block and access to fridges and freezers. There is a solid wet-weather shelter on one of the sites.

There is also a campfire circle, well stocked woodpile, souvenir shop and a drying room.

We welcome day / evening visitors to our site, dependent upon availability.

 

Gradbach Scout Camp

Peter Watson Camp Site

Old Hall Farm

Gradbach

Quarnford

SK17 0SU

Tel: Buxton (01298) 78737

www.gradbachscoutcamp.org.uk

Email: Bookings@GradbachScoutCamp.org.uk

Bookings: Mrs Mary Bramwell, 9 Milnbank Avenue, Buxton, SK17 7PS

The Peter Watson Scout Camp is located on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, nestled in the upper reaches of the Dane Valley, on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The campsite is located close to both Buxton and Leek, but because of the nature of the Peak District countryside it appears to be in a world of its own!

The campsite is ideally situated for most Peak District activities including climbing, walking and caving and is a much used stopover point for Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, as well as longer troop or patrol camps.

Whether you are hike-camping for a single night, or planning a weeklong camp, there's no finer setting to base your adventure!

 

Great Tower Scout Activity Centre

Birks Road

Newby Bridge

Cumbria

LA23 3PQ

Tel: 01539 531279

www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk

Email: greattower.sac@scouts.org.uk

Close to the shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Great Tower Scout Activity Centre is an ideal base for exploring this famous area. Set in 250 acres, the centre offers both sizeable woodland to explore as well as natural rocky crags for climbing.

 

Guys Farm

Bay Horse

Lancaster

LA2 9DF

Tel: 01524 791276

www.guysfarm.org.uk

Email: manager@guysfarm.org.uk

 

Hargreaves Activity Centre

Hainault Road

Little Heath

Romford

RM6 5SR

Tel: 020 8590 0962

www.hargreaves.ilfordeastscouts.org.uk

Email: Warden@hargreavescamp.com

 

Hautbois Activity Centre

Great Hautbois House

5 Great Hautbois Road

Coltishall

Norwich

NR12 7JN

Tel: 01603 737357, Option 2

www.hautbois.org.uk

Email: admin@hautbois.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HautboisNorfolk

Twitter: @HautboisNorfolk

Hautbois Activity Centre is the perfect multi-purpose events venue, with expertise in delivering activity visits, relaxing residential breaks, motivational training events and special occasions for groups of all ages!

Owned by Girlguiding Anglia, Hautbois is open to bookings from Guiding and Scouting, youth groups, schools and colleges, as well as corporate and private event bookings. We are an expert provider of outdoor adventures, and bespoke opportunities for learning and discovery, tailored to each client's needs.

Hautbois House offers fully-catered residential accommodation for up to 45, and a range of conference facilities for meetings and training sessions.

In addition, we also have seven campsites on the estate (accommodating up to 340 campers) and a fantastic yurt village, with space for sleeping, eating and activities.

 

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre

Kielder Water

Hexham

NE48 1QZ

Tel: 01434 250 217

www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk

Email: hawkhirst.sac@scouts.org.uk

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre is perfect for those looking for an amazing outdoor experience, especially if you want to make the most of being on the water.

Set in 70 acres of coniferous forest within Kielder Forest, Hawkhirst is situated on the edge of Kielder Water, a magnet for water sports enthusiasts from the UK and beyond.

 

Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre

White Lane

Chapeltown

Sheffield

S35 2YH

Tel: 0114 246 7912

www.hesleywood.org.uk

Email: enquiry@hesleywood.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HesleyWoodScoutActivityCentre

Hesley Wood Activity Centre is owed by South Yorkshire Scout Association and situated near the historic city of Sheffield. Here at Hesley Wood we have 132 acres of fields and beautiful woodland waiting to be explored by you.

Boasting comprehensive bedded accommodation, to fit all types of circumstances, side by side stunning woodland camping. Hesley Wood has something to offer to everyone. The great thing is its potential, whether you’re a small group, wanting to rule the roost, or have 2000 for an event of activity weekend, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to handle it.

Delivering adventurous activities such as canoeing or climbing, we’re sure we can give young people a fun and exciting experience whilst learning in a new challenging environment. Plus we are accredited to deliver, with the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark.

 

Holwell Pastures Campsite

Contact: Booking Secretary – Barbara Fraser

133 Sandy Lane

Melton Mowbray

LE13 0AW

Tel: 01664 563440

Email: dbfraser@ntlworld.com

www.porkpiescouts.org.uk/holwell-camp-site

Holwell Pastures is a very open field camp site located to the north of Melton Mowbray in the Leicestershire countryside. The campsite is owned and managed by Melton Mowbray & District Scout Council and provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy back to basics camping and the outdoors. Holwell Pastures is situated in a beautiful and quiet rural location but less than 3 miles from Melton Mowbray town centre. The 3½ acre site is divided into 2 fields enabling smaller groups to share if necessary whilst buildings include an indoor meeting / eating room with a fully equipped kitchen, a classroom, shower and toilet blocks and a separate disabled toilet and shower facility. The site is open from mid March to early November and is used extensively by Scout, Church, D of E, Youth and College groups. The site is closed in the winter months.

 

Hopehill Camping & Training Ground

South Street

Wrotham Road

Meopham

DA13 0QJ

Tel: 01474 814070

www.hopehill.org.uk

Email: bookings@hopehill.org.uk

Set in the North Downs Hopehill is an ideal base for hiking. Our woods offer safe surroundings for a variety of environmental projects. We have a multitude of

wildlife & wild flowers: we have badger setts and fox holes, rabbits and many types of birds, plus we know where the door mice live! In spring we have Bluebells and if you look carefully, hidden away, Early Purple Orchids!

We do not try to rival the large activity centres but offer a growing range of

traditional and modern facilities. Owned by Gravesham District Scout Association, Hopehill is open to Youth Groups, Schools, Clubs & Societies year-round. Run by

volunteers, friendly wardens are on site at weekends and through the week in the main camping season.

Suitably qualified volunteers also provide the activities and users are asked to respect their commitment. Visitors should be responsible for their own events and are expected to leave the premises in the condition they found it.

 

Hunters Greave Scout Activity Centre

Pollard Lane

Newlay

Leeds

LS13 1EQ

Tel: 0113 256 0542

www.shireoakleeds.org.uk

Hunter's Greave Activity Centre is situated in the Kirkstall Valley just 4 miles from the centre of Leeds.

The sheltered camping area includes firebases, woodpile, incinerator, campfire circle, standpipe water, flush toilets, washbasins and a car park.

For those requiring indoor accommodation there is a site building with a carpeted floor, tables and chairs, a separate kitchen and sink, cold running water, calor gas cooking, electric water boiler, fridge and storage cupboards. All rooms and toilet have electric lighting and 13 amp sockets.

In the stores are pioneering poles, fire grids, rubber tyres, heavy duty rope and picnic tables all available at no extra cost.

The site is suitable for Patrol camps, Troop camps, Cub camps, Group camps, District events, Training Courses and day activities. It is adjacent to the Leeds-Liverpool canal, making it an ideal base for water activities (Class C Water).

The very best in basic scout camping, open fires and pioneering equipment. Armley Mills Industrial Museum 3 miles along the towpath. including:

• Abseiling

• Canoeing (canal)

• Climbing

• Climbing Frame

• Fishing

• Nature Conservation

• Orienteering

• Pioneering

 

Inspiring Learning

One Jubilee Street

Brighton

East Sussex

BN1 1GE

Tel: 0800 288 9990

Email: groups@kingswood.co.uk

www.kingswood.co.uk

Children’s residential adventure centres

Kingswood are dedicated to providing inspiring and memorable residential trips that have groups coming back year after year. With 10 activity centres to choose from over the UK and France, all of Kingswood’s sites are within easy access by road or airport. Comfortable accommodation is also provided if groups want to extend their day visit to a longer stay.

 

From Brownies to Guides or Cubs to Scouts, a personalised adventure and activity plan can be tailored to suit the age range of your group. Whether it’s improving team-building skills or trying new watersports, a Kingswood experience enables young people to broaden their horizons and learn new skills for the future.

 

“Highly professional from start to finish. Kingswood know what they are doing and do it well.” – Epping Forest Scouts.

 

Find us on:

 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/Kingswoodcentres

Twitter - @Kingswood_

 

Johns’ Lee Wood Campsite

Markfield Lane

Markfield

Leicestershire

LE67 9PS

www.jlw.me.uk

Email: book@jlw.me.uk

Johns’ Lee Wood Campsite covers 33 acres of woodland within the National Forest Area. There are 24 clearings in the woodland for camping pitches & these vary in size from patrol to group camp. There are 3 cabins one which has 30 bunk beds ( The Alan Guttering Cabin), one which has 10 bunk beds and room in the hall for up to 30 more camp beds (The Harry Walker Cabin) and The Collier Hut which sleeps 12 on bunk beds and 2 in a leaders room off the kitchen. There are also 2 log shelters for outside sleeping which can sleep 6 in each. There is also a large toilet block with showers. Onsite activities include Archery, Orienteering, Climbing, Air Rifle Shooting, Caving Experience and a Rubber Band Alley.

 

Kentdale District Scout Centre

Rothay Road

AMBLESIDE

LA22 0EE

Tel: 01229 468253

www.kentdale-scouts.com/KDSC.html

Email: kdsc@hotmail.co.uk

Bookings: Rachel Prickett, 8 Prince Street, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8EX

 

Come and join us at Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District.

 

The Centre caters for activity groups; sleepovers for Beavers and nights away for Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network; meetings etc. The Centre is also used by a variety of non-scouting groups too.

 

There is White Platts Park just opposite the Centre and through the park to the left is a football pitch, lots of short walks and trips on Windermere. You are not far away from Brockhole and its new Treetop Trek. Ambleside boasts all kinds of climbing outlets from leisure to the serious outdoor paraphernalia; a cinema and all types of eating places, including the all-important chippy for the nights when you just can't be bothered to cook!

 

Kibblestone International Scout Campsite

Oulton

Stone

ST15 8UJ

www.kibblestone.org

Email: camping@kibblestone.org

Tel: 01785 813407

We are a 98 acre Scout campsite located in the midlands, we have several accommodation blocks ranging in size and price with enough camping space to accommodate 2,000 campers.

We provide a wide range of adventurous and team building activities to suit groups of all ages and abilities.

We are located close to many great tourist attractions including Alton Towers and Splash Landings.

We also provide regular organised events for your troop, pack or colony. If you want to know more have a look at the events section on our website.

 

Kinver Scout Training Camp

The Compa

Kinver

DY7 6HR

Tel: 07736 378965

www.kinvercamp.org.uk

Email: enquiries@kinvercamp.org.uk

Kinver Scout Camp consists of 23 acres of woodland with glades and open areas forming individual camping sites.

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