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e h t r o f p U adventure? I am When I wanted to learn about adventure, I went to the people who knew what they were doing – you should do the same! Since becoming Chief Scout I have joined in some of the great adventures that take place at our National Scout Activity Centres. I’ve been zorbing at Gilwell Park and lit fires at Youlbury. Scout Activity Centres provide young people and adults with access to great activities, helping to promote Scouting as the leading provider of outdoor know-how. With over 100 years experience of delivering adventure, we are a favourite choice for teachers and parents alike. Not only do they trust us to look after their children, but they like the fact that any income we generate goes back into making Scouting happen, benefiting young people in the UK and beyond. New centres, more adventures… I’m really excited that we can now offer even more new and thrilling activities and events, as Great Tower in the Lake District and Woodhouse Park in Bristol join the family of centres. So whether it’s a fun day out for year 1 or 2, an exhilarating residential weekend for year 6, team building experiences for teachers or anything in between, book your next adventure with Scout Activity Centres. The guys will help make your next adventure the best you’ve ever had.

Bear Grylls Chief Scout

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Contents Your adventure starts here..................5 The difference it makes.......................6 What we do..........................................8 Activities at our centres.....................10 What makes us unique?....................12 Where are our centres?.....................13 Downe............................................14 Ferny Crofts.........................................16 Giwell Park...........................................18 Great Tower.........................................20 Hawkhirst.....................................22 Woodhouse Park.................................24 Youlbury...........................................26 Making a booking..............................28 Here to make your life easier............29 FAQs................................................30

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e r u t n e v d Your a e r e h s t r a st IT’S NOT SIMPLY A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM SCHOOL... Scout Activity Centres are all operated by The Scout Association – the UK’s largest coeducational youth organisation. Our aim is simple – to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. This makes us the perfect people to deliver great outdoor experiences that support the National Curriculum, Every Child Matters and Learning Outside the Classroom.

PERFECT PARTNERS We create a successful partnership with every group that visits, even if it’s only for one day. Our team will make sure we fully understand your aims and objectives and deliver exactly what you want. TRY US OUT Each centre offers a number of informal open days throughout the year. And if a date doesn’t suit, just contact the centre and arrange to pop in. We can also come to you for a chat, or to deliver free taster activities in your school. We look foward to seeing you soon.

Four of our centres, Downe, Gilwell Park, Hawkhirst and Youlbury have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. This accreditation is a mark of quality for the centres’ provision in outdoor activities, covering both learning and safety. The Quality Badge makes it easier for schools to plan outdoor experiences by identifying the organisations providing good quality activities, reducing paperwork and red tape. Alongside the LOtC Quality Badge, our centres were also awarded the Adventuremark, confirming they operate with excellent safety standards. We plan to accredit each of our newer centres in the coming months so please see the specific site pages for details on current accreditations. For more information visit

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s e k a m t i e c n e r e f f i d The HOW DOES SPENDING TIME AT ONE OF OUR CENTRES HELP A YOUNG PERSON’S EDUCATION? It’s hard to put into words what a young person can achieve while taking part in residential and/or adventurous activities. The progression in self-confidence, communication skills and the development of a sense of team is hard to rival in any other environment. EVERY CHILD MATTERS We can deliver every one of the initiative’s five outcomes: Be healthy; Stay safe; Enjoy and achieve; Make a positive contribution; Achieve economic well-being. Just talk to our programme team about adjusting activities to meet your exact needs.


NATIONAL CURRICULUM Taking part in a residential or day programme will broadly help meet the overall aims of the curriculum as well as specific subject areas. WHY SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRES? Scout Activity Centres are operated and managed by The Scout Association, the UK’s leading youth charity in the UK. Everything we do is guided by our 100 year ethos of quality and service. Any income generated through our centres goes directly back into Scouting, benefiting young people across the UK and beyond.

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ely one of Most def init gs I have in th t s e b e th ever done.

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s ‘Every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.’ Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto

BEING OUTSIDE IS ONLY ONE SMALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE… The preparation and the follow up once you’re back in school is equally important. We recognise this, which is why we have developed a number of pre and post trip lesson ideas and resources. See over the page for one example and visit the website for more.

Take a look at our schools pages online at:

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o d e w t a h W Our programmes OPTION 1: EDUCATION AND ADVENTURE We will work with you to understand your requirements and then build a package to suit. Alternatively, you might choose one of our off-the-shelf packages from two to five days. With a range of activities from archery to zip wires, each provides a very different learning outcome. Together we will agree what mix of challenges are appropriate to your group. Whether you want the group to camp or stay indoors we have a range of facilities to meet your needs. Fully equipped kitchens are available in our lodges but there is also the option of a full catering service. Our centre staff will assist you in finding a package that will suit you. When you arrive, a dedicated Programme Leader will work with you, keeping the group entertained from breakfast until bedtime – the only hard part is deciding what to have for lunch. OPTION 2: SELF PROGRAMME Our unique Self Programme is aimed at teachers who want to run elements of the residential themselves. You book your desired accommodation (or camping space and equipment), catering (if required) and any number of activities from the standard list (see page 10). You then build your programme using as many or as few of our instructor-led activities as you want. Once this is done, simply fill in the gaps with your own ideas. We can provide activities with full lesson plans and resources should you need some inspiration. The cost is based on what you book – for a full price list go to our website. OPTION 3: ACTIVITY DAY We will customise a programme around your time constraints and needs. From simply using our woodlands for an environmental or art project to taking part in some team building activities, our team will be happy to help.


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Settling in


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Team building

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Egg drop

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For a full activity list see page 10. Every programme is written after ensuring we fully understand what you want your group to achieve while with us. Most of the activities we offer can be delivered in different ways to meet various needs. Our instructors are fully aware of your requirements. The above programme can be delivered in a way that covers all the Every Child Matters headings of outcomes and/or areas of the National Curriculum. We also understand the importance of pre- and post work to ensure the pupils get the most from the experience. Below is an example of a pre-residential lesson. For more ideas visit the online Teacher Zone:

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Abseiling Adventure course Aerial trek Aeroball Archery Backwoods cooking Bell boats Camp craft/Bushcraft Canoeing Climbing Crag climbing Crate stacking Environmental Frisbee golf Geocaching Grass sledging High ropes Hike routes Hillwalking Jump mats Kayaking Launch trips Low ropes Medium ropes Minibeast hunt Mountain biking National governing body courses Orienteering Pedal go karts Picture trail Pioneering Pond dipping Radio communications Raft building Revolving climbing wall Rifle shooting Sailing Sensory trail Shelter building Team building Volleyball



Woodhouse Park


Great Tower

Gilwell Park

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? E U Q I N U S U WHAT MAKES 1. PRE AND POST VISIT LESSON IDEAS The best outdoor experiences start in the classroom and continue once you return. Therefore, our lesson ideas help you make the most of being outside. 2.

WE’RE SIMPLY ABOUT ADVENTURE Because we are a charity, you can be safe in the knowledge that we are committed to the quality of your experience, not just generating income. Any income we do generate is reinvested into our centres and Scouting across the UK.


WE HAVE OVER 100 YEARS EXPERIENCE OF DELIVERING ADVENTURE This is longer than anyone else out there. Add to this the parents of 400,000 children who trust us to look after their children every night of the week and you will understand why we are a favourite choice.

4. LARGE ORGANISATION – SMALL, FRIENDLY CENTRES With half a million members, we are the UK’s largest co-educational organisation and yet our centres only deal with a small number of young people at a time. This is to make sure we can give everyone the attention they deserve and help them get the most from the experience. 5. DELIVER THE PROGRAMME YOURSELF For those teachers more confident in leading an outdoor experience, you simply book elements of your trip with us and deliver the rest yourself. See page 10 for more.


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Where are ? s e r t n e c our Scout Activity Centres are dotted around the UK. Look below to find your local centre. Birdhouse Lane, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7LJ Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YQ


Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Newcastle •

• Carlisle

Birks Road, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ •Manchester

Kielder Water, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 IQZ Birmingham•


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Fernhill, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4LX




Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HD




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CATERING Full catering Self catering

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Only eight miles from Junction 4 of the M25, just outside Orpington.

Downe is only 16 miles from the centre of London and all its attractions. We are also next door to Down House, where Darwin once lived.

ABOUT DOWNE Downe is a beautiful, wooded 86-acre site. The centre is part of a proposed World Heritage Site due to its long association with Charles Darwin. The famous naturalist once roamed the woodland, carrying out experiments.


BOOKING/INFORMATION Contact the Downe team on 019 5957 2121 or email

DOWNE Tel: +44 (0)19 5957 2121 Email:

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Only ten miles from the centre of Southampton and five miles from Lyndhurst.

The New Forest is rich with attractions, educational opportunities and a great place to get close to nature. Just a few things of interest nearby are Buckler’s Hard Maritime Village, Beaulieu Palace House and National Motor Museum and the New Forest Nature Quest.

ABOUT FERNY CROFTS Situated in the heart of the New Forest with all its natural beauty and attractions, the centre is the ideal location for environmental, biology and geography activities as well as adventurous fun.


BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Ferny Crofts team on 023 8084 5092 or email

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About 15 minutes from Junction 26 of the M25, only 25 minutes on the train from central London.

Epping Forest is on the doorstep and with 6,000 acres of natural riches, it’s the perfect spot for mountain biking.


There is a horse riding school and sailing club nearby.

Set in 108 acres, Gilwell Park is in north-east London on the edge of beautiful Epping Forest. It has the feel of a country estate with all the advantages of being located close to the capital.


BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Gilwell Park team on 020 8498 5411 or email

GILWELL PARK Tel: +44 (0)20 8498 5411 Email:

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LOCATION Great Tower is situated close to the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, midway between Bowness and Newby Bridge. ABOUT GREAT TOWER The 250 acres of heavily wooded and rocky terrain are an ideal base for adventurous activities, environmental or field studies, group development exercises and many other events. SURROUNDINGS

areas of outstanding beauty and much more, Cumbria’s rich natural environment is like nowhere else. Exploring the great outdoors you will discover some of the most beautiful scenery along with a wealth of flora and fauna. There is a range of things to do and see locally, including the World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere Lake Cruises, Fell Foot Country Park and the Lakes Discovery Museum. BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Great Tower team on 015 3953 1279 or email

With England’s five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three


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About 50 miles north west of Newcastle, on the shore of Kielder Water.

Rich in history and natural wonders, there is lots to do around the centre. Try a trip to Kielder Castle, discover the history of the valley or visit Hadrian’s Wall or Kielder Observatory.

ABOUT HAWKHIRST Nestled within 200 square miles of Kielder Forest and surrounded on three sides by the vast expanse of Kielder Water, Hawkhirst extends across 70 acres of mainly coniferous forest.

BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Hawkhirst team on 014 3425 0217 or email

It is the perfect location for water sports and land activities.


HAWKHIRST Tel: +44 (0)14 3425 0217 Email:

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Only eight miles north of Bristol and close to the M4/ M5 interchange.

A perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds, Mendips and Wye Valley, or if you prefer a more urban experience, visit Bristol or Bath.

ABOUT WOODHOUSE PARK The 36 acre site is enclosed by peaceful areas of woodland. It lies on an escarpment, with a great view overlooking the Severn bridges, which are some five miles away.

Bristol has a variety of visitor attractions including the zoo and city cathedral. BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Woodhouse Park team on 014 5461 3006 or email


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Only seven miles from the centre of Oxford and about ten minutes from the A34.

Oxford’s city centre with its rich history is nearby. Science Oxford, Cogges Manor Farm and an RYA sailing school are also within easy reach.

ABOUT YOULBURY Youlbury is set in 42 acres of secluded woodland in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. It is only a short drive from the historic city of Oxford.


BOOKINGS/INFORMATION Contact the Youlbury team on 018 6532 6264 or email

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1. CHOOSE A LOCATION Decide which centre meets your requirements. 2. ARRANGE A SITE VISIT Either attend one of our regular open days throughout the year or contact the team to arrange a visit at a time that suits you. 3. DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO Self programme or Education and Adventure? Full catering or self catering? 4. CHECK AVAILABILITY Get in touch with the centre directly or email 5. MAKE A PROVISIONAL BOOKING The centre will send you confirmation and request your deposit.* 6. PAY DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM Once you have paid your deposit our team will contact you to arrange your programme.* 7. ARRIVE AT THE CENTRE...

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MEET THE TEAM Our staff come from all over the world and are selected for their passion and belief in what we do. Each undertakes a comprehensive training programme and enhanced CRB check. Where appropriate, staff hold the relevant national governing body (NGB) qualification or have been assessed by a suitably qualified technical advisor. We know that our staff are the one thing that will really make a difference to your experience so we work very hard to select the right people. All staff are put through an enhanced CRB check, trained and then we keep them happy so they keep you happy.

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*Payment terms may vary at each centre. Please check with your chosen centre.


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Here to make . . . r e i s a e e f i l your Now that you’re booked your visit, take a look at our shop. We have a range of affordable branded products to give you the best choice for what you need on any activity experience. From boots to tents, whatever you are looking for, our friendly and helpful staff are here to help and advise you.

You can also book insurance for your trip through our wholly owned insurance broker, Unity (Scout Insurance Services).

By purchasing through Scout Shops you are supporting the development of young people and adults as all profits are returned to Scouting. 0845 094 5702

Unity has worked with youth groups for many years and so understand what is important to you. 0845 094 8031

And if you’re looking for a venue that can host PA/PTA meetings, INSET days, examinations, conferences or events for up to 300 people, take a look at our two Conferences Centres based in London.

t: 0207 590 6909 e:

t: 0208 498 5300 e: The Scout Association Registered Charity Numbers 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland).

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FAQS WHY IS IT SO CHEAP? The Scout Association is a charity. Our centres are run in line with the Association’s primary aim to promote the development of young people, so we can keep our prices down while still providing excellent service. DO YOUR CENTRES HAVE AN AALA LICENCE? Hawkhirst delivers activities that fall under the scope of this licensing scheme. The rest of our centres follow our safety system, which is formulated from our long experience in working with young people and several technical experts. Visit to find out more.

WHAT SUPPORT DO WE GET ON SITE? All our centres will have someone on duty 24 hours a day while you are there. In addition, groups taking up our Education and Adventure programme will be assigned a Programme Leader to support you throughout your stay.

DO WE HAVE TO STAY ON WEEKDAYS? We are incredibly flexible. You tell us how long you want to stay and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. We understand that not everyone wants a generic outdoor experience so we’ll do all we can to make sure you get the most from your time outside the classroom.

CAN WE RUN SOME OF OUR OWN ACTIVITIES? If you want to run large parts of your programme while you are with us, the Self Programme is the option for you. If you just want to do a small part then you can still book the Education and Adventure Programme – just let our team know how much time you have.

ARE ALL THE STAFF CRB CHECKED? Yes – everyone is checked through the enhanced CRB route.

ARE THE CENTRES COVERED BY INSURANCE? Yes, all our centres have comprehensive public liability insurance for up to £5m. Users of our activity centres should consider whether they wish to obtain other insurances, such as cancellation or personal accident insurance. Information on possible options can be provided on request.

IS IT SAFE? Everything we do is fully risk assessed and necessary control measures are in place. Copies of all our risk assessments are available on request. WHAT TRAINING DO INSTRUCTORS RECEIVE? All our instructors complete a comprehensive training programme, including any relevant national governing body qualifications.


HOW DOES THIS LINK TO THE CURRICULUM AND EVERY CHILD MATTERS? See page 6. Full details on how any of the activities or programmes relate are on our website. Can’t see what you want or have an idea for incorporating another subject area? Simply let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

SOMETHING WE’VE FORGOTTEN? If you have a query that is not covered here, or would like more information on the topics mentioned, contact our centres directly.

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tel: 0845 300 2549 Printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks. The Scout Association Registered Charity Numbers 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland).

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Scout Activity Centres - Burst out of the Classroom  

Adventurous and Educational Activities tel: 0845 300 2549 book your adventure today

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