Camping, Campsites & Activity Centres
Camping is an integral part of the Scouting Programme, and forms part of the Nights Away scheme.
See below for the range of campsite & activities around the Avon area. There are also Scout campsites throughout the UK and overseas. Many groups still camp in a traditional style in farmers fields (requiring a greenfield permit), and for lightweight camping expeditions.
If you’re not sure where to start, talk to your District Nights Away Adviser or District Commissioner.
Benjamin Perry Boathouse
This activity centre is situated on Phoenix Wharf, in the centre of Bristol’s Harbourside. To book the venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodhouse Park Activity Centre
Woodhouse Park is a Scout Activity Centre and is perfectly situated for exploring the Cotswolds, the Mendips and the Wye Valley as well as the historic cities of Bristol and Bath. Enclosed by picturesque woodland, Woodhouse Park is easily accessible from the M4 and M5, and offers stunning views over the Severn bridges. With hiking and orienteering, an obstacle course, climbing, archery and an indoor rifle range, there’s plenty to choose from. Great camping and indoor accommodation to suit every taste.
UPDATE MARCH 21: Woodhouse Park Activity Centre will be reopening as a safe outdoor space for groups to meet during evenings and weekends in the summer term 2021. Go to Woodhouse Park website for more information
Glenny Wood Campsite
Glenny Wood is a fantastic campsite in woodland near Portishead.
Centenary wood campsite near Bath was created to celebrate the centenary of Scouting. Contact County Office to book, at least 7 days notice is required.
Chelwood Campsite belongs to the 1st Keynsham Scout Group. It’s near Chelwood Village, Keynsham and has 30 acres of secluded countryside and woodland.
Cleeve Hill Campsite
Cleeve Hill campsite, Bath is ideal for District, Troop, Patrol or Pack camps and a great site for a traditional camp, a base to explore the surrounding area.
East Winds activity centre is in Brislington, Bristol. It has 2 bunk rooms for 8 and 6 people and toilets & showers. Contact Graham Shaddick, telephone 0117985 8242 or email East Winds
Mafeking Hall is in Coalpit Heath and offers camping and indoor accomodation.