ACTIVITY CENTRES / CAMPSITES
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ALDWARK WATER ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 0844 576 3287
Yorkshire's premier Water Activity and Outdoor Education Centre. We specialise in offering high quality tuition and accommodation at a price you can afford. Owned and managed by Central Yorkshire Scout Council, Aldwark regularly welcomes parties from schools and youth organisations.
We are proud that Aldwark is a centre of training excellence with frequently assessed, highly qualified instructors providing quality tuition for water activities.
What's more Aldwark is located in an area where there's plenty to see and do. Central Yorkshire Scouts have converted a spacious old mill on the banks of the river Ure - and we're only 8 miles upstream from the historic city of York.
ALFREY ACTIVITY CENTRE BROADWATER
Tel: 01676 523251
Text: 07973 820192
We are the county of Warwickshire's Scouts official campsite. The Alfrey Activity Centre Broadwater is situated in the heart of the country, close to the M42 and A45. The site although small in size offers a large range of activities and can accommodate anything from Patrol camps up to District sized events. The site boasts many features and is always being improved to provide you with the best facilities and most enjoyable visit possible.
The site is 6 acres consists of open fields, buildings and a small section of woodland. For those who can be quiet, there is ample opportunity for photographs and nature study.
The deer who use to roam the site are now kept away since a fence was erected but for those of you who are quiet and patient they can still be seen close to the site.
ARDNAVALLY SCOUT CENTRE
109 Old Milltown Road
Tel: 028 9069 4161
Text: 07425 629035
Ardnavally Outdoor Activity Centre was founded in 1971 and since then has proven very popular with various different organisations such as local companies, schools, youth organisations, Scouts and Guides. The site is located in the leafy suburbs of Belfast within easy reach of local airports and ferry terminals.
The site covers approximately 10 acres, has two multipurpose buildings and numerous campsites located in a well established woodland, giving campers a secluded experience. It is ideal for both weekend and large camps with plenty of space available to cater for every need. There is also a separate block available with both male, female and leaders’ showers and toilets.
Every year we have had visitors from many countries including Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, UK and the USA.
AUCHENGILLAN OUTDOOR CENTRE
Tel: 01360 770256
Situated in Central Scotland only 20 minutes from Glasgow, Auchengillan is the ideal choice for your group accommodation. We can host up to 128 indoors or why not camp in amongst our 120 acres of mixed woodlands and grounds?
We have been providing outdoor experiences for groups for over 90 years to;
Scouts and guides, youth groups, clubs and charities, schools and colleges and corporate teams.
Whether you are visiting us for the day, self catering or enjoying an all inclusive package, we can tailor your programme to suit your needs.
With a wide range of activities our experienced staff will ensure you learn in a safe and fun environment. All our activities can incorporate elements of the curriculum, badge work and developmental themes. Just tell us what you need.
AVERY HILL SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Royal Greenwich District Scouts
Avery Hill Road
Our Avery Hill Activity Centre is located in New Eltham which is in London Borough of Greenwich, South East London (SE9).
The centre is within 5 minutes walking distance from New Eltham Railway Station which is a 25 minute journey into London Bridge, Charing Cross or Cannon Street. Stations.
The centre provides fantastic opportunities to easily explorer central London with Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace, Museums, Baden-Powell House Gilwell Park by Train, tube, or bus!
Local attractions include: Greenwich Park, the Royal Artillery Firepower museum , the National Maritime Museum,, Thames Barrier, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory to name but a few.
100 Sidehead Road
Tel: 0845 094 4391
Bookings: Clyde Regional Scout Council, 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB
Avondyke is Clyde Region's Scout training centre. It is situated just outside Stonehouse in the heart of South Lanarkshire. The Centre boasts 2.5 acres of perfect camping ground, external water supply, fire areas and inside sleeping accommodation. The centrally heated, indoor sleeping accommodation and the campsite makes Avondyke the perfect centre for days visits, whole Group camps and Pack Holidays as well as being a good base for training and traditional Scout activities. Avondyke extends a warm welcome to a wide number of organisations including Scouts, Girlguiding UK, Boys Brigade, Sunday Schools and other youth groups.
BARNSWOOD SCOUT CAMP
Old Leek Road
Tel: 07950 937448
Text: 07950 937448
Barnswood Scout Camp site is set in the Staffordshire Moorlands, just outside of Cheshire and is the District scout camp site for Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts, Barnswood is open to all Scouting, Guiding and Youth groups for camps of all sizes.
Barnswood Scout Camp Site is 63 acres in size and consists of mixed woodland with 22 open grassed camping sites and a selection of buildings.
In addition to the camping Barnswood offers 4 buildings which are for hire to groups.
Barnswood also has a selection of activity areas such as our Low Ropes course and our Professional Orienteering Course.
Barnswood has fantastic on-site facilities with 2 camp fire circles - one under cover, altar fires available for open fires, also three toilet blocks on site 2 of which have male and female hot shower facilities.
The hot showers are fantastic especially if you've taken advantage of Rudyard Lake and the water activities it can offer which Barnswood overlooks.
Barnswood is in an ideal location for many off-site activities. It's ideal for hiking groups as it's surrounded by some of the best walks that Staffordshire and Cheshire have to offer. The roaches is only down the road which is a fantastic for outdoor climbing and bouldering.
For those that want to go to Alton Towers, Barnswood is only a short journey away.
BEAUDESERT PARK CAMPSITE & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01543 682278
Set within one of England’s areas of outstanding natural beauty. Beaudesert is 132 acres of woodland and open glades managed by the Beaudesert Trust for the use of scouts, guides and other youth organisations. The Beaudesert Trust operates a strict managed access policy ensuring the safety of all the site users.
All activities at Beaudesert are run by professional qualified instructors. We deliver a wide variety of activities to cater for all groups. Whether your objective is fun, team building, educational or something entirely different our professional & experienced instructors can help you achieve these outcomes. With 16 instructor-led & 20 self-led activities there is something for everybody.
BELCHAMPS SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01702 562690
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre offers 30 acres of fantastic camping fields set in beautiful Essex countryside. We also have five high quality indoor accommodations and a large range of activities for young people of all ages.
Whether you are looking for a full residential experience or just a day visit, all of our staff will ensure that your event is safe, excellent value for money and full of fun.
There are over 50 on site activities so there’s always something to do at Belchamps. We have something for all ages and abilities and we endeavour to make sure that no one is left out of the fun – from an adrenaline fuelled Leap of Faith to a fascinating session of Pond Dipping.
BEXON LANE CAMPSITE
Tel: 01795 410920
The campsite is situated on Bexon Lane which is approximately 3 miles from the town centre. It is a greenfield site with space for around 200 campers.
The Campsite has a large building situated near the entrance with male and female toilets and showers.
The building also contains a fully equipped kitchen and a large meeting hall.
The campsite has a dedicated campfire area that is large enough to fit all campers and additional visitors.
BONALY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY & CAMPING CENTRE
71 Bonaly Road
Tel: 0131 441 1878
The Centre while run by the Scouts, is open to all recognized youth groups from both the voluntary and statutory sectors. It is well used by school and college groups as well as young people from all parts of Europe and further afield.
Bonaly is a 26 acre site to the south of Edinburgh at the foot of the Pentland Hills. Situated near Colinton, with easy access from the City of Edinburgh Bypass and only 8km from the city centre. Bonaly Outdoor Centre is an ideal base for a visit to Edinburgh or as a stopping place when visiting Scotland. The site has both indoor accommodation and camping facilities. Many activities are available both on-site and offsite. From the slopes above the site there is a magnificent panoramic view across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth and beyond
BOWLEY INTERNATIONAL SCOUT CAMP & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01254 884551
Bowley Scout Camp and Activity Centre is situated at the gateway to the North Ribble Valley and Pennine Moors. It is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Fylde Coast and Lakeland Hills.
The centre occupies an area of 47 acres of rolling meadowland bounded by woodland and the River Calder offering visitors magnificent views of Pendle and the surrounding countryside. Easily reached by road with rail links to the nearby towns of Blackburn and Accrington.
Established over 35 years ago as a training base for members of the Scout and Guide movements, it has provided specialist outdoor skills training to hundreds of young people and adult leaders.
Bowley Scout Camp and Activity Centre does not confine its facilities to those within the Scout movement but acts as a host to schools and colleges using it as a venue for weekday and weekend courses. These offer a challenging outdoor experience stretching young people's minds by combining healthy pursuits with character building and an appreciation of teamwork.
BOYD CAMPSITE & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01462 811424
Boyd Memorial Campsite and Activity Centre is situated in 12 acres of grounds in the village of Henlow in Bedfordshire offering plenty of space and facilities for camping and activities for your group.
To make your life as easy and safe as possible we have a large enclosed car park, a collection of carts for moving your equipment on and off site, water taps located at points around the site and (only if pre-arranged) we can move large qty’s of equipment via trailer.
You can choose from one of our twelve camping areas which are located throughout our grounds, most of which have easy access to the toilet and showering facilities (separate male and female) and we also have a large hall with a kitchen for use as a food hall or during events, hikes or wet weather.
The site consists of 9 acres of grassland, 2 acres of woodland and has the rest set aside for activities including kayaking, archery, rafting and fishing amongst others.
BRAGGERS WOOD CAMPING & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01425 673333
We have an Archery range which is located in a woodland site giving that true 'Robin Hood' feeling.
Also a newly developed 80 metre zip wire and Crate Stack where you can test your balance and skill.
All the activities are run by voluntary, qualified members of staff and we hold all the necessary equipment that is needed.
Braggers Woods is located 15 miles (40 minutes drive) from Poole Quay where you can access a ferry to Brownsea Island.
BRAMHOPE SCOUT CAMPSITE & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Bramhope Scout Campsite is situated some 8 Miles NNW of Leeds, and half a mile West of Bramhope Village. The campsite has thirteen and a half acres of ground surrounded by trees of many descriptions, with areas suitable for District, Troop and Patrol camping. There are several buildings which provide accommodation, facilities for indoor activities and field studies. Mains water available throughout the campsite, and there is a substantial toilet block.
BROADSTONE WARREN SCOUT CAMP & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01342 822573
Fax: 01342 824055
Broadstone Warren is situated in the Ashdown Forest in the North of Sussex, midway between the South Coast and London.
The site which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is almost 400 acres of mixed woodland, with a variety of individual areas for camping, and a number of buildings that are used for indoor accommodation, courses or meetings. The site has a vast number of activities.
The site is open to all Scouts, Guides, other youth groups, schools and commercial organisations from all over the UK and abroad and is open all year round. The site is not open to the public.
BUCKMORE PARK SCOUT CAMPSITE
Buckmore Park is a woodland campsite offering great back to basics camping! Situated in 142 acres of woodland just off the M20/A2 in Kent it provides space for scout camps both large and small. A range of activities including caving, orienteering and archery can be provided onsite!
BUTCHERS COPPICE SCOUT CAMP
Butchers Coppice is a 7½ acre campsite situated in the north west corner of Bournemouth, close to Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, the Isle of Purbeck and the New Forest. We are also the closest Scout campsite to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting. The campsite is easily accessible by road, rail or air.
The campsite has three indoor accommodation centres; the Dad Atkins Centre sleeps 42, the Jubilee Centre sleeps 30 and the Explorer Centre sleeps 20. The Dad Atkins Centre and Jubilee Centre have fully equipped kitchens, toilets, hot showers and central heating. The Explorer Centre has a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, electric heating and is situated across from the toilet and shower block.
For campers we offer a choice of sites, either on the main field or in a variety of individual copse sites.
Tel: 07930 103090
Bookings: Gerry Kellet
Cae Llwyd is situated 4 miles southwest of Wrexham and at an altitude of 300 metres.
It is a greenfield site adjacent to a reservoir and adjoins the open moorland of Ruabon Mountain. It is ideal for back to basics camping, wilderness camps and as an overnight stop for D of E expeditions.
Cae Llwyd has the following facilities:
•Chemical toilet disposal point
•Reservoir for canoeing, sailing and rafting.
Being located near the towns of Wrexham and Llangollen, there are numerous activities nearby. These include:
•Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Bran
•Llangollen canal and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
•Llangollen International Eisteddfod
•Foothills of Wales
•City of Chester
Contact Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, Lambpit Street, Wrexham on 01978 292015 for more details.
Kingswood Learning & Leisure Group
Tel: 0800 655 6560
Leaders Discount: £100 the Ultimate Survival camp for scout groups.
Camp Beaumont is so much more than a holiday or a club – it is an exhilarating, life-changing adventure just waiting to be explored!
We’ve been welcoming young people to our camps for over 30 years, so we understand that every young person is different. That is why the Camp Beaumont experience is unique to every individual, a place of unlimited possibility and action-packed adventures that inspire young people and help them build confidence and independence while having the time of their lives.
Tel: 0117 986 3791
Bookings: Orchard House, 20 Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1NR
Chelwood Campsite belongs to the 1st Keynsham Scout Group. The site is 0.5km from Chelwood Village, near Keynsham, Bath & NE Somerset. It consists of 30 acres of secluded countryside and is within easy reach of Bristol and Bath.
141 Lambourne Road
Tel: 020 8500 2450
Chigwell Row Campsite is situated in the village of Chigwell Row, close to the A12 and on the border of Hainault Forest and Country Park. It is ideally situated for trips to central London, as well as days out in Essex.
The site occupies an area of 56 acres of grassland, providing a safe and spacious place for on-site activities.
All of our campsites can be equipped or unequipped, and have solid shelter and flush toilets. There is a central shower block, payphone, fridge/freezer and mobile phone charging points. We also have a shop selling sweets & souvenirs, chapel, camp fire circle, backwoods fire lighting area with wet-weather shelter, craft hut and games field area available to all campsite visitors.
The site has a resident full time warden and is open all year round. It is suitable for any member of the Guide or Scout associations as well as other organised groups.
The many on-site activities make the site a suitable base for weekend or week stays, as well as day and evening visits.
We also have sites suitable for Duke of Edinburgh's award, Queen's Guide Enterprise, Patrol Camp permits, etc. Please ask for details.
Instruction can be provided for various activities, please ask the warden for details.
CONDOVERS ACTIVITY CENTRE
Condovers is an established site, situated in a quiet location to the east of Thurrock. It is about 5 miles away from the M25, the Dartford Crossing and Lakeside shopping centre. We are also about 2.5 miles from Coalhouse Fort (featured on Most Haunted and scenes shot for Batman Begins) and 3 miles from Tilbury Fort. There is a local bus service that passes the entrance gate and London is only half an hour away from Tilbury or Grays railway station or visit Southend-On-Sea’s famous pier.
The site is about 3.5 acres in size, has pack holiday facilities, as well as gents & ladies toilets and shower blocks, and plenty of space for camping.
CRAI ACTIVITY PARK
Above Homeleigh Estate
Tel: 01495 237800
Text: 07814 557837
Crai Activity Park is situated in the former mining town of Newbridge in the South East Wales valleys which is famous for its picturesque views, and of course male voice choirs! It is also home to Newbridge Memorial Hall which featured on the BBC programme ‘Restoration’.
Set in approximately seven acres of open countryside which looks over the Cilonydd mountain the Park is an ideal site for campers who wish to do their own thing, or go out and about visiting local attractions such as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Cwmcarn Forest Drive and Llancaiach Fawr Manor House. A fifteen minute walk or a three minute car journey will take you into the centre of Newbridge which hosts a number of shops including a newsagents, chemist and a small supermarket.
CRAWFORDSBURN SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
20 Bridge Road South
Tel: 028 9185 3307
Set in on 22 acres of stunning wood and parkland on the North Down coastline in Northern Ireland, just 10 miles from Belfast and 3 miles from Bangor, Crawfordsburn Scout Activity Centre is the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure.
Manor Farm Country Park
Tel: 023 8040 5151
The site consists of approximately 30 acres of woodlands, clearings and fields in the Manor Farm Country Park, which extends for a further 400 acres. Many forms of shrubs, plants, mature trees and wildlife abound in the park, which is now classed as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI)
The campsite is situated on the Eastern outskirts of Southampton in Pylands Lane (off Dodwell Lane) about one mile from the junction of the A27 and approximately half-a-mile from Junction 8 on the M27. The grid reference of the campsite is SU 494113 on OS sheet 196.
CURLY HILL ACTIVITY CENTRE
Available for use by members of the Scout & Guide Movements and other youth organisations and schools.
The Camp-site and Activity centre is located in the picturesque Wharfe valley, overlooking the town of Ilkley, with superb views of the world famous ‘ILKLA MOOR’. The site occupies approximately 4 acres of moor/woodland and contains a modern indoor activity centre along with a brand new bunkhouse annexe containing 32 beds in four bedrooms (bunk beds) & a separate bedroom for a disabled youngster and his/her carer. This new annexe has just been granted a Certificate of Commendation by Ilkley Civic Society for its sympathetic design and energy conservation features.
DEER PARK ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01242 870284
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
Tel: 01685 722323
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
Tel: 01959 572121
Fax: 01959 572853
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.
EATON VALE SCOUT & GUIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01603 501228
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.