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FANWOOD ACTIVITY CAMPSITE
Spen Valley Scouts
Tel: 01274 876682
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.
Tel: 01442 288557
Fax: 01442 235 391
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
Tel: 023 8084 5092
Fax: 023 8084 0789
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
Tel: 01383 412704
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
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
Tel: 07786 332702
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
Fox Coverts Booking Secretary
PO BOX 9989
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
Tel: 023 8028 2638
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
Tel: 020 8657 1154
Fax: 020 8657 4069
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
Tel: 020 8498 5411
Fax: 020 8498 5429
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.
GRADBACH SCOUT CAMP
Peter Watson Camp Site
Old Hall Farm
Tel: Buxton (01298) 78737
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
Tel: 01539 531279
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.
HAUTBOIS ACTIVITY CENTRE
Great Hautbois House
5 Great Hautbois Road
Tel: 01603 737357, Option 2
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 55, 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 Reedcutters' Village, with space for sleeping, eating and activities.
HAWKHIRST SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01434 250 217
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
Tel: 0114 246 7912
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 SCOUT CAMPSITE
Contact: Booking Secretary – Barbara Fraser
133 Sandy Lane
Tel: 01664 563440
Text: 07967 217328
Holwell Pastures is a very quiet 3½ camp site set in beautiful open countryside in rural Leicestershire but only 2½ miles from the market town of Melton Mowbray. A very large new centrally heated sleepover building, opened in April 2019, has 32 bunk beds and two separate twin leader bedrooms, two large meeting rooms, a fully fitted kitchen and a suite of showers and toilets. A separate building with a meeting room and kitchen is also available. On site activities include a self-belay climbing tower, archery and indoor shooting range. Prices and booking form are downloadable from the web site.
HOPEHILL CAMPING & TRAINING GROUND
Tel: 01474 814070
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
Tel: 0113 256 0542
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:
• Canoeing (canal)
• Climbing Frame
• Nature Conservation
One Jubilee Street
Tel: 0800 288 9990
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:
Twitter - @Kingswood_
JOHNS’ LEE WOOD CAMPSITE
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.
KIBBLESTONE INTERNATIONAL SCOUT CAMPSITE
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.
LEESWOOD SCOUT AND GUIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE
Fir Tree Hill
Tel: 01923 233281
Bookings: Shirley Leach, 21 Denmark Street, Watford, WD17 4YA
Lees Wood is a small, intimate site ideal for Beaver Scout or Rainbow outdoor events, Cub Scout Pack or Brownie Pack Holidays, Guide & Scout Camps and District Activities. Recently, some small secluded woodland sites have been brought into use - great for Scout/Guide Patrols! The whole area comprises 7 acres of camping area within a 47 acre woodland, so there's plenty of activity spaces as well, and all of this is just 3 miles from the centre of Watford.
Tel: 0161 427 1688
Fax: 0161 427 1688
Developed from a working dairy farm, Linnet Clough is an all year round Scout activity centre and camp site with facilities for a multitude of outdoor activities.
We are situated on the Derbyshire and Cheshire border, close to the towns of Marple and Stockport. Manchester is 12 miles away with a direct train service from Marple.
We are also lucky to be on the edge of the Peak District National Park which makes us the perfect base for hiking, mountain biking and climbing, or as an overnight camp or base for expeditions.
At Linnet Clough we have 40 acres of grassland for camping. The camping fields are surrounded on three sides by woods and small ravines, and plantations of trees provide shelter and windbreaks for the camp sites.
Our campsite is suitable for groups and events of all sizes. We also have indoor accommodation to suit large or small groups and a complex suitable for residential training courses or conference sessions.
We have a resident manager who is supported by a voluntary service crew and field warden team.
For further information, for bookings or queries on the accommodation or activities, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to welcoming you to Linnet Clough very soon.
LITTLEDALE SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01524 770268
Text: 07941 907362
Bookings: Mrs Dorothy Ryan, 20 Tan Hill Drive, Lancaster LA1 2JB
Tel: 01524 36646
Littledale Scout Activity Centre is situated south of the village of Brookhouse and is eight miles from Lancaster and the site is only eleven miles from Morecambe Bay. It is set in the Forest of Bowland, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Littledale is ideal for most Scouting and Guiding pursuits and for DoE expeditions.
The campsite is set in fourteen acres of pleasantly wooded valley, bounded on the west side by Artle Beck.
To the South of the site are the moorland fells of the Forest of Bowland and to the North you may go down to the Lune Valley and the River Lune.
The Campsite is suitable for all types of Camping.
The Beck is not suitable for Canoeing but canoeing is available on the River Lune.
LOCHGOILHEAD NATIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01301 703217
Set amidst magnificent West Highland scenery, the centre welcomes Scouts, Guides, youth organisations, clubs, special needs groups and students and staff from schools, colleges, and universities. We also cater for individuals and organisations interested in gaining National Governing Body training and awards. We provide a safe and exciting outdoor experience under the guidance of our friendly and enthusiastic staff.
LONGCRAIG SCOUT CENTRE
Longcraig is a water activities centre based at South Queensferry (near Edinburgh), Scotland. Each year it enables over 2000 young people from all over the world to experience the thrill and sense of adventure that sailing, kayaking and power boating can offer through two hour taster sessions.
The centre provides RYA dinghy sailing and power boat courses as well as BCU accredited kayaking courses. Although it is primarily a Scout / Guide centre, we also welcome other youth organisations and voluntary groups, to take part in our courses or to book sessions.
LONGRIDGE ACTIVITY VILLAGE
Set in a fantastic Thames Riverside location boasting 12 acres of beautiful water meadows near Marlow. With a private island perched in the Thames, ideal for your own adventure, also providing a quiet backwater to perfect your paddles skills before venturing out.
Comfortably providing camping space for up to 350 people in a variety of size and pitch options. With recently modernized showers and amenities on the site or the real survival experience on the island there’s accommodation and food options to suit every group.
The water based activities are second to none from Kayaking and Canoeing to Bell Boats and Dragon Boats or even build your own raft and “Escape to the Island”. Our land activities range from the heady heights of Climbing and Leap of Faith to the river bank rush of the Giant Swing to Go Karts and ever popular Water Orbs. New for 2016 we are delighted to announce our new LaserTag adventure game set in its own arena. Our activities are all led by an enthusiastic and experienced instructor who ensures a great experience.
Tel: 033 0303 0101
ALF Longridge on the Thames, Quarry Wood Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1RE
Longridge is part of the Adventure Learning Foundations (ALF) group of villages
LORNE TRAINING & ACTIVITY CENTRE
30 Station Road
Tel: 028 9042 5212
Fax: 028 9042 6025
Lorne is a 21-acre estate in Northern Ireland with a house and grounds that provide excellent facilities for all kinds of guiding activities.
It's an ideal location whether you want to stay on site, explore local places of interest or enjoy the scenic beauty of Ulster. The seaside resort of Bangor is just five miles away and Belfast is only eight miles away.
Built in Scottish-baronial style in 1875 by Henry Campbell, Lorne takes its name from the hereditary home of the Campbell Clan in Scotland. In 1946 Ulster Guides purchased the house, which was officially opened by Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn in 1947.
Lorne has a great range of both instructor and self-led outdoor activities. Activities available on-site include archery, abseiling, river running, bungee trampoline, high-ropes cube course, crate challenge and many more. There are activities suitable for all ages and abilities and we have facilities such as the Rainbow log cabin, which is full of indoor toys and educational equipment and has an outdoor play area. There are also a number of indoor activities available for use.
Wheelchair users are able to take part in archery, and members with a visual impairment can take part in parachute games, giant board games, croquet and grass skiing.
LOWER GRANGE FARM
Tel: 01622 766 840
Lower Grange Farm is a modern eco-friendly educational centre based in Maidstone, Kent. We provide activities, residential experiences, outdoor learning and facilitate training and events.
Our centre is open to all young people and we have a wide range of users including schools, colleges, Scouts, Guides, DofE and many other youth organisations.
With a large Kentish Barn, conference facilities, indoor accommodation and dedicated climbing centre just off the M20 motorway we're well positioned to provide your next event.
MEGGERNIE OUTDOOR CENTRE
Bridge of Balgie
Tel: 01887 866231
Fax: 01887 866231
Meggernie Outdoor Centre offers a choice of self-catering indoor accommodation or camping in one of our many camping areas. The 15.5acre (6.25ha) centre is part of the 37,000acre (15,000ha) Meggernie & Lochs Estates where many visitor activities take place including Duke of Edinburgh / Queen’s Scout and Explorer Belt Expeditions.
Whatever you choose you are guaranteed magnificent panoramic views of Highland Perthshire in Scotland’s longest and loveliest glen. In addition to International Scout groups we welcome other youth, community and charity organisations.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity while taking part in a wide range of activities both onsite and further afield, energetic or more relaxed, the choice is yours.
MOOR HOUSE ADVENTURE CENTRE
Tel: 0191 584 1703
We provide a wide range of adventurous and challenging onsite and offsite activities to suit all abilities – including the Cube, climbing, archery, abseiling, team building and more! Our campsite and indoor accommodation make Moor House the perfect location for any event.
We can help you plan an adventure experience to suit your group’s individual needs and requirements whatever their ability or age. Come for an hour filled with activities and fun, or a weekend, or week long adventure.
Moor House, located between Durham and Sunderland, is a 15 acre estate comprising of mixed woodland and large camping fields. It is bordered by woodland and open countryside. It has a large modern purpose built residential centre sleeping 38.