Holiday Homes and Campsites

These are ideas – not recommendations

Girlguiding Activity Centres

Girlguiding has 4 training and Activity Centres with exciting events, amazing adventures and affordable accommodation for all ages and abilities. Throw in some stunning locations and tailor-made packages and you can see why so many of our visitors love what we do.
https://girlguidingactivitycentres.org.uk

Hautbois Activity Centre

Hautbois Activity Centre is an impressive 19th Century country house, set amidst 28 acres of beautiful countryside located on the edge of the Norfolk Broads with our own private cut onto the River Bure. Our centre is the perfect multi-purpose events venue, with expertise in delivering activity visits, relaxing residential breaks, motivational training and special occasions for groups of all ages.
We can provide accommodation in the house for 59 guests and a further 48 guests in the Reedcutters’ Village as well as camping facilities for over 300 people. Our friendly, experienced and highly-qualified staff are always on-hand to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
https://www.hautbois.org.uk

Chigwell Row
Chigwell Row is a delightful site set in the Essex countryside on the edge of Hainault Forest but within easy reach of London. It has equipped and unequipped sites, all with solid shelter, and use of flush toilets, with hot showers available.
There are three houses – two for sleeping 25 each and one for 13. These are fully equipped but users will need to bring their own bedding and pillows.

https://www.chigwellrow.org.uk/

Cudham Shaws

Cudham Shaws Outdoor Centre has 92 acres of unspoilt countryside in the heart of Kent but only 16 miles from central London. One of the largest areas of chalk grassland and ancient woodlands in Greater London of which part has been designated a Site of Scientific Interest. You can even explore where Charles Darwin once studied for the “Origin of the Species”!
https://www.girlguidinglaser.org.uk/cudham-shaws

The Bidwell
The Bidwell Guide & Scout Centre is set in a secluded forest location with the Little Ouse River running along its southern-western edge. The Centre is a purpose-built brick building and is situated within the Two Mile Bottom Scout Campsite.
http://bidwellcentre.org

Tolmers Scout Campsite
Run by Hertfordshire Scouts, it is conveniently located just north of the M25 in Cuffley.
With 3 residential buildings, you can choose one that fits your needs. The Norfolk Lodge and Pembrook are perfect for short or long stays with full shower and kitchen facilities. The Sleepover Centre is great as a base for an action-packed adventure. Most of our sites are suitable for groups of any size. With a range of locations, you can choose a site that fits the needs for your camp. With woodland always close by, and activities within easy walking distance, you can be assured that you will be able to deliver your exciting programme to give the young people a camp to remember.
https://www.tolmers.org.uk/

Skreens Park Scout Activity Centre
Situated just outside Essex’s newest city, Chelmsford, Skreens Park Activity Centre is home to action-packed activities and experiences. One of the core aims of the site is to give young people the opportunity to challenge and empower themselves to do something different and exciting. With its range of modern, fully equipped buildings and established camping areas, Skreens Park Activity Centre is well prepared to host and assist you in creating your adventure.
Skreens Park Activity Centre 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.
https://www.skreenspark.org.uk/

Thriftwood Scout Camp Site

Thriftwood International Scout Campsite in Brentwood is one of the UK’s premier Campsites and Activity Centres. Open all year round, we welcome all youth groups, but sorry NO PUBLIC CAMPING.
Indoor accommodation, camping and activities available.
http://www.thriftwood.org.uk/

Belchamps
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.
http://www.belchamps.org.uk

The Pines Guide Site
The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex CM13 2AD. Please note this postcode takes you to the wrong side of The Avenue (i.e. just across the road from the campsite).
Email office@girlguidingessexwest.org.uk
Telephone: 01708 373746 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm)
The Pines is a Guide camp site in the south of Brentwood, at the junction of The Avenue and Ingrave Road.
The site covers 1.5 acres of grass with mature trees. There is a central campfire area with wooden benches. Altar fireplaces and firewood are available on site. There is solid shelter consisting of a hut approx 8m x 5m with carpeted floor, tables and chairs. A separate small kitchen has a fridge, freezer, kettle, electric cooker, urn and a microwave and there are two flush toilets.
The site is available for unit meetings and for campfires.