ACTIVITY CENTRES / CAMPSITES
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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Tel: 020 7942 5000
The National Trust, the Natural History Museum and The Wildlife Trusts are supporting the Cub Naturalist Activity Badge and providing exciting new resources to encourage Cub Scouts to get outdoors and take the pulse of nature.
PACCAR SCOUT CAMP
Chalfont St Peter
Tel: 01753 882640
Fax: 01753 884108
Whether you want to go way up high, or way down low Paccar Scout Camp has activities for you.
There is a wide choice of instructed and non-instructed activities to challenge groups of all ages. All instructors are qualified and CRB Checked and all of our activities are run in accordance with current Scout and Guide regulations.
PARKWOOD SCOUT CAMPSITE
This glorious site nestles at the foot of the South Downs near Devil’s Dyke, within a smoke signal of the vibrant seaside city of Brighton.
Within 23 acres of ancient woodland there are secluded camping areas plus indoor facilities and a good mix of great things to do both on-site or nearby.
PATSHULL SCOUT CAMPSITE & ACTIVITY CENTRE
The Crown Estate
Off Patshull Lane
Tel: 01902 721062
Bookings: Nick Golding, 8 Chelston Drive, Wolverhampton, WV6 0LQ, tel 01902 756409, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patshull Activity Centre is in the heart of England situated just five minutes from junction 3 of the M54 in South Staffordshire, and is only fifteen minutes from the middle of Wolverhampton.
We have a wide range of exciting activities suitable for people of all ages.
PATTESON LODGE ACTIVITY CENTRE
14 Gt Hautbois Road
Tel: 01603 737996
Text: 07770 614390
Patteson Lodge Activity Centre is where you can relax and enjoy a large variety of activities. The Centre is situated in the heart of rural Norfolk only 12 miles from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline to the north and the city of Norwich 8 miles to the south.
As well as the opportunity for visits there is an extensive list of activities available on site & within walking distance.
The Centre was opened in 1982 on land given to guiding by the Patteson sisters who devoted their lives to working with young people in fun and friendship. They were known by their guiding friends as Badger and Beaver and you can find out more about their story when you visit the Lodge. We now have paid staff who work very hard to keep a welcome for every visitor.
Our web site has been designed to help you plan your event and includes all the information, booking forms, maps and contact details you will require.
We have an Administrator who is responsible for the daily management and works at the Lodge. The Lodge and the Campsite can be booked with the Administrator at Patteson Lodge.
Tel: 0333 321 2110
Facebook: PGL Schools and Groups (Official)
Bring your group to PGL for action-packed days of exhilarating adventure and fun. A PGL residential trip is a great way to improve team-building, learn new skills, increase self-confidence and have a great time, all in a safe and secure environment. Choose from 16 centres in the UK accommodating 50 – 1000 guests, ideal for pack or county and district events. Prices include all activities, instruction, full board accommodation, evening entertainment, insurance and free places for Leaders (1:8).
PHASELS WOOD ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01442 252851
Phasels Wood prides itself in offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of activities available at any UK centre. Over the past 25 years, Phasels Wood has been at the forefront of introducing outdoor activities that are challenging, enjoyable and exciting. Many of our activities are also mobile and available for day hire off-site at your event.
All activities carried out at Phasels Wood conform to the Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) and our staff are fully trained as required. All activities involve risks of some kind, but with good training, proper equipment and responsible leadership, these risks can be minimised to provide adventure and fun for everyone.
PHOENIX SCOUT CAMPSITE
Tel: 0113 2528784
Phoenix is a small but well equipped campsite offering a secluded get away despite being close to town and city centre amenities. Perfect for a visit to Leeds and Morley. The camping fields can accommodate up to 100 campers and there is a campfire circle. We also permit altar fires for traditional Scout cooking. The building has a well equipped kitchen as well as offering indoor space and from Spring to Autumn we have additional dry cover in the form of a large marquee which sits on a permanent base. Activities include: Crate Stacking, Tree Climbing, Mini Low Ropes, Bouldering Wall, Archery, Slacklining, outdoor Volley Ball/Badminton nets, Nerf Guns and Bungee run. We can tailor a visit and an activity day or weekend to suit your needs please get in touch for advice.
PLAS Y BRENIN - THE NATIONAL MOUNTAIN SPORTS CENTRE
Tel: 01690 720214
Nestled deep in the heart of Snowdonia our location is unrivalled as a destination for adventure activities of all kinds. For almost 60 years Plas y Brenin has been running courses and holidays in outdoor activities, introducing newcomers to the outdoors, helping outdoor enthusiasts improve their outdoor skills and training outdoor instructors.
We run a huge range of holidays, courses and expeditions in a wide range of activities including hill walking, rock climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, mountain biking, road cycling, white water kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing and first aid.
With comfortable en-suite bedrooms sleeping 80 people to make our individual guests feel at home and three additional self catering cottages designed to make larger groups welcome, we have everything the outdoor enthusiast could hope for.
Add to that the highest standards of instruction, equipment, facilities, and catering and you have the perfect recipe for learning in and enjoying the mountains.
Plas y Brenin is owned by Sport England and managed by The Mountain Training Trust (MTT), a non-profit making charity, set up by Mountain Training and The British Mountaineering Council, specifically to run The National Mountain Centre. MTT is committed to providing first class outdoor training at the most affordable price.
White Water Safety & Rescue
Paddle Sport Qualifications
Mountain Bike Qualifications
Fast Track Instructor Scheme
Activity Taster Days
First Aid Training
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Specials
Off Piste Skiing
Instructor / Coach Hire
PLEASANT STREAMS FARM CAMPING
Pleasant Stream Barn
Tel: 01726 74837
Get back to nature at Pleasant Streams Farm Camping. We offer peaceful and tranquil camping in lovely rural surroundings at low prices. We have plenty of space on site, pretty fields with a stream running through, a small lake with a rowing boat and an abundance of wildlife. Our site is very relaxed, we don't have set pitches so you can pitch your tent where you choose.
We have three cute vintage caravans to hire in their own private field. A retreat from it all!
On our site you can see owls, hawks, buzzards, herons, jays, rabbits, foxes, badgers, field mice, trout in the stream or meet our friendly animals, the miniature goats Matilda and Snowflake, our miniature pigs Rodney and Del Boy and our Chickens and Ducks. We sell the Duck and Chicken eggs for your breakfast as well as a selection of plants.
We are in a little hamlet near to the village of Sticker, which is a 10 minute walk away. Sticker has a picturesque country pub, the Hewas Inn, a shop and a children’s play park.
The nearest town is St Austell, only 2 miles away, where all major supplies can be obtained, i.e. petrol, supermarket goods etc.
The beautiful cathedral city of Truro is 11 miles away. Mevagissey and Charlestown are historic ports about 4 miles away, and well worth visiting. Fishing and boat trips are available.
We are only 3 miles from stunning coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and out-of-the-way coves, making us an ideal base for walking, exploring and cycling (Pentewan has an excellent bike trail running alongside a river). The north coast is a surfing Mecca with its large beaches and is only a 30 minute drive away
Our ethos is simple and natural. Therefore we have no clubhouse or constant traffic noise and we are a real escape from everyday pressures. We offer simple water, shower and toilet facilities and plenty of space to enjoy your holiday. Children are welcome, but due to the local wildlife, unfortunately no pets are allowed.
Camp fires are permitted, but only in designated areas
Sacks of logs are available for purchase.
POWBURN ADVENTURE CENTRE
Built as the Jubilee Memorial Hall for the village of Powburn near Wooler, Northumberland, the premises were acquired by Tynemouth Scouts in 1974 and developed as an outdoor centre.
The centre is located just north of the village of Powburn in Northumberland (approximately 40 miles north of Newcastle), near Wooler. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with easy access to the Cheviot Hills as well as Bamburgh and Holy Island on the coast.
The centre can accommodate 32 people in mixed groups. It is well suited for school/college parties following activity or educational based weeks away.
Lumberjack Pole Climbing
Assault Course/Adventure Playground
Indoor Climbing Wall
RHYDD COVERT SCOUT CAMP SITE AND ACTIVITY CENTRE
c/o Bookings Manager: Kathy Baylis
11 Offmore Road
Tel: 01562 754257
Rhydd Covert is a UK Scout camp site owned and run by Kidderminster and District Scout Council, England. It is set in 50 acres of unspoilt woodland and grassed areas, which fall naturally into individual sites of varying sizes.
Facilities include :
Activity Centre - Modern Hall, side rooms, toilets and kitchen.
Toilet and shower blocks for campers (disabled facilities).
Recreation Area - Central, large open flattish grassed, area with lighting, flagpole, power.
Sites - Numerous sites of varying sizes, central as well as secluded.
Activities - Numerous, including Tower, Rifles, Archery, Orienteering, Pioneering, Bivouacking, Assault Course, Cat Trail, Plus many other adventurous activities through our Scouting partners "Activate", both on and off site.
ROBIN HOOD ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 0845 625 5670
In the heart of Sherwood Forest lies the Robin Hood Activity Centre. For over 50 years we’ve been welcoming groups to our eight acre site for a great range of indoor accommodation and camping locations.
Suitable for all ages, we can meet the needs of the smallest to the largest groups. Robin Hood offers all year round indoor accommodation in our fully heated bunkrooms, or why not spend summer in our tented village..?
From archery to crate stacking, and camp fires to orienteering, there are activities to suit everyone. And with Nottingham and Sherwood Forest close by, you too can be Robin Hood for the weekend!
RUNWAYS END SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
1 Forge Lane
Tel: 01252 344421
Adventure activities for groups in north Hampshire
SCAMMONDEN ACTIVITY CENTRE
New Hey Farm
8 Leafield Avenue
Situated on the edge of the Pennine Moors on the shores of Scammonden Water, this is an ideal location for walking, orienteering, climbing, bird watching, adventure training and a range of outdoor sports.
SCONCE CAMPSITE & ACTIVITY CENTRE
The campsite is situated at Sconce in a quiet valley on the northern edge of Baildon Moor quite near to Baildon village, which is approximately 5 miles north west of Bradford in the Aire Valley. The site is owned and used by local groups and is open to any Scouting, Guiding and Youth group.
Visitors come from many parts of the UK and abroad.
Tel: 07948 509832
Text: 07948 509832
Scout Park is an 8 acre Scout campsite, owned by North London District Scouts in Greater London, just 5 minutes from Bounds Green. This gives easy access to all of Central London via the Piccadilly Line. The Park is also just off the North Circular so it’s easy to get to from the M1, M11 and M25.
There are numerous buildings that can be hired at the Park, including facilities for those with special needs.
Scout Park also offers a range of activities including archery, air rifle shooting, climbing, pioneering, and the nature centre. For more information please visit the activities page on our website.
SEALYHAM ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01348 840763
Fax: 01348 841919
Here at Sealyham we offer many of your classic outdoor activities, all of which are delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors and in a safe and enjoyable manner.
While you are here with us at Sealyham:
We want you to learn from the experience of the activity you do
We know you will explore your feelings and surroundings
You will definitely enjoy your time with us.
SHEPHERD PARK ACTIVITY CENTRE
Shepherd Park is a converted dairy and two fields that can provide a worthwhile nights away experience for each section's young people, either in the building or outside in one of the fields.
Shepherd Park's superb edge of village location has good access to Faversham for shopping (3 supermarkets and a market), the swimming pools, cinema, a main line rail station and M2 motorway.
The site consists of 2 fields, totalling about 3 acres, the larger north field is bordered by trees and has a small area of woodland in one corner, there is a water point in the field and a camp fire area. It is separated from the smaller south field by a country lane.
11a Crooklets Beach
Tel: 01288 354039
Text: 0780 5288 689
Outdoor Pursuits, Extreme Sports and Multi-Sport Events is what we're all about. Since 1979 we've been providing high quality outdoor pursuits from our base in Bude located at the heart of the amazing North Cornish Coast. Since then our range of activities and experiences have grown to make us one of the most established and highly qualified outdoor providers in Cornwall. We operate at the very highest standards being regulated and annually inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
We provide high quality residential and non-residential multi-activity programmes to schools, colleges and youth organisations; activity sessions for families, individuals and groups of friends as well as advanced training and qualification courses. Much of what we do is based in Bude with its perfect mix of surf beaches, rocky shores, spectacular cliffs and tranquil canal but you'll also find us on the granite Tors of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and paddling along the exposed Cornish Coast and the White Water rivers of Devon and Cornwall.
Kayaking & Canoeing
White Water Kayaking
Beach Ecology & Geology
SKREENS PARK ACTIVITY CENTRE
Skreens Park Road
Situated just outside Essex’s newest city, Chelmsford, Skreens Park Activity Centre is home to action packed activities and experiences. Giving young people the opportunity to challenge and empower themselves to do something different, is the aim of the 60 acre site.
With its range of modern, fully equipped buildings and established camping area’s Skreens Park is well prepared to host and assist you in creating your adventure.
Skreens Park offers a variety of staff led and self led adventurous activities for people of all ages to enjoy, take a look around our site for more information.
SOLENT SCOUT TRAINING CENTRE
Tel: 0845 053 3499
Mrs M Freemantle
Lyons Copse has everything you need for a great camp, be it small or large (maximum 800).
As well as the three camping fields there is indoor accommodation available and a wide range of onsite activities.
The site is open all year around, except for the Christmas and New Year period.
Camping is restricted in Dec, Jan and Feb and bookings are not normally accepted for this period.
SOUTHALL ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 07973 543256
Text: 07973 543256
2 acre camping/activity field
Main Building - 20 metre x 6 metre activity room; 24 bed bunkhouse; 2 x 6 bed rooms; kitchen; toilets; showers.
Small Hut - kitchen; small activity room; 6 bunks; snooker table.
Campfire circle, ample woodpile, fire irons, bricks.
Abseiling/climbing wall + equipment for hire.
Direct access to Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) + various canoes and equipment available.
Archery equipment and nets for indoor/outdoor use.
Large pioneering store.
Games equipment; 2 table tennis tables; volley ball nets etc.