ACTIVITY CENTRES / CAMPSITES
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THE LESLIE SELL SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01234 824080
Here at LSAC we try to offer a memorable experience to our guest, whether it is to Scouts, Guides or work parties. We look to offer a traditional service, with activities such as fire lighting, pioneering, woodcraft and lots more. We also offer more adventurous activities such as archery, shooting and coming soon, our new caving system.
We have some great facilities on site to allow for an easier camping experience. Some of our onsite facilities include 16a power connections, toilets, hot showers and running water.
One key advantage of our location in Bedford is that you are close to two large towns, Milton Keynes and Bedford. These towns host a great choice of activities and amenities. There are many offsite ‘must-dos’ to take advantage of.
THE OAKS CAMPSITE
Tel: 01332 814927
Contact: Booking Secretary – Lesley Mitchell
The campsite at Oaks in Charnwood is based in the Charnwood District of Leicestershire. It is a large field campsite with plenty of camping space. It also has The Clarke Hut which has a main hall with tables and chairs for up to 50 people A kitchen which is fitted with stainless steel surfaces and shelves, a six ring gas cooker with large oven, hot cupboard, fridge, freezer and instant hot water boiler for drinks. Two bunk rooms – sleeping 8 and 4 persons. Toilets consisting of a combined washroom (3 toilets, 4 washbasins) and a separate room with a toilet and washbasin. The recommended sleeping capacities for the main hall are 30 (24 for Brownies), we have 24 camp beds available on request. There is also the Alpine Hut which has a kitchen facility. Onsite activities include Air Rifle Range, Archery, Bouldering Wall, Campfire Circle, Climbing and Abseiling, Grass Sledges, Internet Bus, Jungle Trail, Mountainboarding, Orienteering and the Black Hole. There is also a Tuck Shop and Open Air Chapel.
THE OLD SCHOOL LODGE
Tel: 0151 632 4943
Budget group accommodation in the Heart of Snowdonia.
Situated in the Heart of Snowdonia in the small mountain town of Deiniolen, near Llanberis, the Old School Lodge is the perfect base for groups of all kinds wishing to explore the rugged splendour of North Wales.
The Lodge provides high quality accommodation for those looking for a warm comfortable base to come home to after a day out on the Welsh Mountains.
The Lodge, owned and managed by Wallasey & West Wirral Scouts, offers excellent modern facilities for a wide range of users, including those with disabilities.
Open all year, our self-catering Hostel can accommodate up to 38 people in comfortable en-suite rooms.
Our friendly Warden, who lives in separate accommodation on the site, will offer you a warm welcome and be available to offer assistance and advice throughout your stay.
THE QUARRIES CAMPING & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Milton Keynes District Scout Council welcomes you to its campsite. The site is ideally suited to patrol and group camping, incorporating large and small fields using the natural geographical features.
The site is available for use by Scouts, Guides, schools and other youth organisations.
We cater for all types of training or special Activity days. Cosgrove is situated just outside the boundary of Milton Keynes and is surrounded by countryside, with plenty of local walks. The Grand Union Canal is just 15 minutes walk away through the village.
The Scouts of Milton Keynes are proud of their site and a warm welcome is extended to visitors who wish to come and see for themselves.
The Quarries Camping and Activity Centre is a member of the Association of Scout & Guide Centres
THE SIR JOHN LOWTHER COUNTY SCOUT TRAINING & ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01536 517539
The Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre has been purpose built for residential and non residential activities and training for both adults and young people.
The Centre is owned and run by Northamptonshire County Scouts and is used as their Leader Training base and as the County Headquarters.
Close to the market town of Kettering, the centre is located within its own 10 acre woodland with an adjoining conservation area of meadows, woodland and fields.
The Centre caters for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Accommodation is available both indoor and with the provision of camping areas.
A brochure and current pricelist is available from the download section of this website.
THE VENTURE CENTRE
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 814240
Fax: 01624 815615
We are situated amongst the rolling farm land of the beautiful Isle of Man. Nestling close to the base of North Barrule and only five minutes from the secluded beach at Port e Vullen the centre is perfectly situated to provide an ideal venue for groups of all ages.
With over 30 years of experience delivering high quality adventure holidays for schools our centre is an ideal venue for a wide range of outdoor activities. We offer outdoor activity holidays and courses to clients including school groups, youth groups, corporate groups, and we also welcome individuals during the weekend and holiday periods.
The converted farm buildings of Lewaigue Farm provide accommodation in 2 separate blocks, North and South Camp, each capable of accommodating up to 70 persons giving a maximum capacity of 140 persons.
We aim to keep a level of reality in all our activities. All our sessions are run at an appropriate level based on the age and experience of participants. We have clear operating procedures which are based on recommendations by governing body organisations and our technical advisors. We are keen to work with you to make your visit to us a valuable and memorable experience.
We look forward to meeting you.
Adventure Day Out Package
Air rifle shooting
Air Rifle, Archery, Assault Course
THE WILLOW TREE CENTRE
Breakspear Road North
Tel: 01895 673264
The Willow Tree Centre is a multipurpose outdoor centre set in 15 acres of private grounds in an attractive rural setting, bordered by woodland and within easy access of London. The varied facilities also feature superb access for those with physical disabilities.
Opened in 2000 by HRH Princess Margaret, the Centre is a popular location for Guide groups and other youth organisations including Scouts, Police Cadets, Girls Brigade and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions wanting to take advantage of the three large, fully equipped campsites and local schools looking to expand their classroom activities into the great outdoors.
There are a wide range of activities available including an assault course, low level challenge course, archery, night line and horizontal climbing wall as well as a number of outdoor activities and sports.
Each of our campsites include separate wash-room blocks with showers and disabled facilities and each site has its own wet weather barn shelter, wood shelter, water tap, fire place and BBQ.
Bordering Ruislip Woods, an ancient woodland covering over 700 acres, the Willow Tree Centre has space to accommodate over 1,000 visitors and offers you an ideal and safe opportunity to explore nature within easy reach of London.
THORNTHWAITE ACTIVITY CENTRE
Dacre Pasture Lane
Tel: 01423 780197
The building houses up to 40 in bunks and should be hired in its entirety. Camping is available for up to 120 campers across the whole site. The site is ideally suited to patrol or lightweight camping due to the ruggedness of the area.
THRIFTWOOD INTERNATIONAL SCOUT CAMPSITE
Tel: 01277 212784
Over 30 onsite activities.
3 pack holiday centres.
Close to London.
Fully qualified instructors.
96 acres of safe and secure woodland.
36 well grassed and secluded campsites.
TOLMERS ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01707 872900
Situated about a mile from the historic village of Cuffley, Tolmers comprises some 100 acres, with about 70 acres of pasture broken up with tree plantations. The remaining 30 acres are woodland and this layout, together with a water activity lake in the heart of the site makes Tolmers a complete camping base for a day, weekend or a week. Read more about the history of the campsite on Wikipedia.
Tolmers has a complete range of activities from climbing and archery to rafting and canoeing. Other activities can also be arranged either onsite or offsite as required, making Tolmers a very versatile site with limitless possibilities.
TRENT LOCK SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Contact details for bookings: 69 Victor Crescent, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5JS
Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre is a water based activity centre set on the banks of the River Trent and run by Long Eaton District scouts.
Trent Lock is dedicated to giving young people an opportunity to experience canoeing, sailing, raft building and other activities with plenty of fun thrown in! If you are looking for a place where young people can experience a combination of activities, then check out our Centre.
Tel: 0116 277 5126
Contact: Booking Secretary, Lorna Stafford
Ullesthorpe Scout Campsite comprises 8 acres of woodland with 2 camping fields it is situated in rural Leicestershire which is in the centre of the UK. Onsite Activities include Orienteering and Pioneering. Facilities include Altar Fires, Cooking Area, Hot Shower, Campfire Circle, Chapel, Bivouacking area and a cooking/utensil washing area. Local attractions/ activities include Bosworth Battlefield and Railway, Falconry Centre, Foxton Locks, Mkt Bosworth Water Park, Orienteering, Swimming and Twycross Zoo.
WADDECAR SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Snape Rake Lane
Tel: 01995 61336
Set in the forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Waddecar is ideal for most Scouting & Guiding activities. Situated to the north of Beacon Fell and on the River Brock, with open access to the Bleasdale Fells, there is a variety of camping terrain from field sites to leafy woodland and riverside pitches.
If it’s somewhere exciting, with plenty of activities and friendly staff that you’re looking for then look no further than Waddecar! We have a strong tradition of hosting fantastic camps for all sections with our wide variety of on and off-site activities. Check out more by browsing our website and call us on 01995 61336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to make a booking. See you soon!
WALESBY FOREST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01623 860202
Fax: 01623 836576
Walesby Forest is an International Outdoor Educational Activity Centre with over 40 adventure activities and offers a range of accommodation for groups in its extensive forest woodlands and two hundred and fifty acres of natural forest.
As a not for profit organisation we can offer high quality adventure activities at a lower cost than commercial providers and we have been inspiring and educating children for the last 75 years.
We offer a range of educational and adventure activity programmes for Schools and Groups, Scouts & Guides and Summer Camps for unaccompanied children , Children's Parties, outdoor activity days and much more.
WALTER DAVIES SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Ealing & Hanwell is very fortunate to have our own District campsite in Buckinghamshire. The Walter Davies Activity Centre is located in the village of Stoke Poges, approximately 15 minutes from the M25 and M40, and 30 minutes from our District.
It is set in 13 acres, there are 2 large open grass fields and about 4 acres of natural woodland, ideal for backwoods camping, wide games etc. The site also has a central toilet block with washing facilities and showers and two buildings available for hire; The Lair, which has a fully equipped kitchen, toilets (including a disabled toilet) and fairly large hall; and Murphy’s Mansions, cabins donated from the London2012 site with bunks for 16 as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities.
We are constantly developing our site through the hard work of our campsite team and look forward to your visit.
WALTON FIRS ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01932 863243
Walton Firs Activity Centre is a delightful 28 acre site and is open to ALL youth groups.
Based only 40 minutes to the Centre of London and 60 minutes to Historic Portsmouth on the south coast, Walton Firs provides the ideal site as a base for your camp. We are set in 28 acres of mixed open land and woodland so, even with easy access from the M25, M3 and M4 you will still experience the peace of rural Surrey.
Within our 28 acre site we offer both camping and indoor accommodation. Across 16 individual sites we are able to accommodate over 1,500 campers. Our buildings will cater for a further 86. One of the three buildings is set up as a training building with all the facilities expected to run meetings, training and small conferences.
Along with local attractions such as Chessington World of Adventure, Thorpe Park, London and the South Coast, we are also able to offer horse riding, flying and canoeing off-site. Our on-site activities include climbing, crate stack, archery and caving. Please ask, or check out our website, to see a full list of activities that are available.
To ease your journey and organisation we are able to provide, for hire, camping equipment including tents, cooking equipment and other basic kit. Please contact us for availability. Should you wish for us to arrange your programme, or you will doing this yourself, please call one of our team.
Don’t forget, book early to ensure your dates are free!
WHITELEY WOODS OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 0114 230 2434
Set in a beautiful 8 acre woodland site, on the edge of the Peak District, the Outdoor Activities Centre at Whiteley Woods is owned and run by Girlguiding Sheffield. There are two recently refurbished residential buildings with 24 and 30 beds, up to date kitchen facilities (including dishwashers) and spacious activity rooms. Being all on one level, the Renwick building is suitable for those with disabilities.
We also have four excellent camping grounds; all with solidly built wet weather shelters (one having electricity) and within easy reach of well maintained shower and toilet facilities. There is also a large camp fire circle, well stocked wood pile, shop for souvenirs, sweets etc. and a camp kitchen/meeting room.
Onsite activities include archery, canoeing, tree climbing, ample space for wide games, backwoods cooking and pioneering, as well as a good number of offsite activities which can be booked through our resident warden.
The site is ideally situated for those wanting either a city style break, being only a few miles from Sheffield city centre and all it has to offer, or an escape to the country with country walks, hikes, weaseling, rock climbing and orienteering all available nearby
The site is available throughout the whole week to members of Girl Guiding, Scouting, and other youth groups, as well as school groups and business users for mid week bookings.
Ashby De La Zouch
Willesley Campsite is located 1 mile south west of Ashby de La Zouch, Leicestershire. It occupies 14 acres. The site has open fields, patrol areas, a coniferous wood and its own church. There are 2 toilet blocks both with showers. Activities include a climbing and Abseil Tower, a rifle range, potholing course, archery range, karting, bouldering wall, low and high zip wire and several others. Sweets and souvenirs are available from the tuck shop. There are 2 building which have indoor accommodation, the gatehouse and the cabin.
WOODHOUSE PARK SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01454 613006
Enclosed by picturesque woodland, Woodhouse Park Scout Activity Centre is easily accessible from the M4 and M5, yet is set in peaceful countryside. With stunning views over the Severn bridges, the centre is perfectly situated for exploring the Cotswolds, the Mendips and the Wye Valley as well as the historic cities of Bristol and Bath. Woodhouse Park offers the ideal location and facilities for an adventurous experience in the South West.
WOODLAND WAYS BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL
Tel: 01234 351006
Text: 07843 064114
National Award Winning bushcraft courses and the Completely Unique Woodland Ways World of Bushcraft Centre in Bedford. With UK courses and expeditions spanning the globe the historical research required, skills training, travel research and equipment choice has always been vital in being able to operate at such a level, and now all this information is available to you. Until now there has been no-where available in the UK where in one place you can go and research a particular fire lighting technique, speak to someone who has lived with a Massai tribe, test a woods mans axe before buying, source a specialist piece of kit from Sweden or discuss with experienced instructors the pro's and con's of all things outdoors until now.
Open 7 days a week, a physical place where anyone young and old can visit, research, discuss and purchase all things relating to Bushcraft & Survival. Each day the centre is manned by very experienced staff and there is a very regular instructors presence, we hold regular workshop activities including basketry and friction fire lighting for you to have a go at.
WOODLANDS ADVENTURE AND OUTDOOR LEARNING
Tel: 0121 353 7329
Twitter: @Woodlands_ BBGU
Contact: Lynne Levesley, Office Manager
Leaders Discount: Camping visits, 1 free leader place per 10 children, plus 1 cook and 1 first aider. Residential visits, up to 6 free leader places.
Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning is owned by a children's charity, Birmingham Boys and Girls Union, founded in 1906. Set in 36 acres of natural woodland, located in the West Midlands.
We offer residential, camping and day visits, incorporating fantastic facilities offering fully instructed adventurous activities to suit everyone.
Half week, full week, weekend or just for a day.
Assault course with or without the mud run - 2 zip lines - climbing - abseiling - high ropes - raft building - canoeing - kayaking - archery - monkey tree climbing - tomahawk throwing - nature days - bush craft - fire lighting - shelter building - circus skills - urban Frisbee golf and more.
YOULBURY SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 01865 326 264
Set in 42 acres of woodland in rural Oxfordshire, Youlbury Scout Activity Centre is the perfect location for any outdoor adventure.
YR HAFOD SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE
Tel: 0845 519 6114
Yr Hafod, in the heart of Snowdonia, is the perfect base for your adventure into this magnificent area of North Wales.
Whether you’re looking for an adventurous mountain trek to some of the highest mountains in the UK, or are looking for a more relaxed walk through this famous National Park, Yr Hafod offers the ideal location for your visit.
YR HEN FELIN CYNWYD ACTIVITY & MOUNTAIN CENTRE
The Old Mill
Tel: 01604 813505
Yr Hen Felin Or The Old Mill for those who don’t speak too much Welsh, is the activity and mountain centre owned by Northampton District Scouts. Our centre is just outside the Snowdonia National park in North Wales within the landscape of the Berwyn Mountain range.
The Centre has been designed to accommodate a party of thirty, and comprises five bunk rooms, a lounge area, fully fitted catering style kitchen and dining facilities for over thirty, garden area, and toilet and shower facilities. There is a camping area to the rear of the property, which is suitable for group use over several days or for single nights during expeditions or as a base for expedition training events. The campsite has toilet and shower facilities. A drying room is also available for use by guests.