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Onsite Activities

On this page is a list of activities available on-site. Please book with the site office in advance to ensure that the activities and any site instructors required are available. Some activities do not require a specialised instructor qualification, just the presence of a competent adult from your group. Where specialised instruction is required, this is noted in the description. For costs, please see the price lists available on the ‘Prices and Forms’ page.

Abseiling

Descend the west side of our activity tower on a rope. Suitable for ages 7 and over. All equipment is provided and instruction is available upon request. If providing your own instructors, they need to hold at least Girlguiding Climbing & Abseiling Scheme – Level 1.

Archery

Archery takes place March – November in our purpose built archery range. All equipment is provided and instruction is available upon request. If providing your own instructors, they need to hold the appropriate GNAS qualification. Suitable for ages 7 and over.

Badge Making

A badge making machine is available for hire, which can make metal badges of your own design.

Buoyancy Balloons

Bouncy Castle

A 15 foot square bouncy castle is available for hire in a central location.

Crate Stacking

Try something different and challenging using our climbing tower – see how high your team can build their stack of crates before it all comes timbling down! Great fun.

Crazy Golf

Crazy Golf

Looking for a more relaxing hour book our crazy golf and challenge your friends

Den Building

Environmental Activities

We can offer various sessions including Den Building, Fire Lighting, tree planting, make a bird feeder, campfire cooking upon request. Please ask for further details.

Field Games

Field Games

A selection of five of the following games are available for hire. Choose from: Croquet, Volleyball, Quoits, Large Pushball, Parachute, Basketball/Netball, Football, Bowls, Swing Ball, Lawn Darts and Rounders.

Forest Walk

A walk to suit your group in and around Hainult Forest. A walk leader is available if required, but must be booked in advance.

Big Games

Giant Games

A selection of large-scale games are available for hire: Giant Jenga, Giant Connect-Four, Ludo, Snakes & Ladders,, Dominoes, Hopscotch, Quoits, Giant Pick-up Sticks, and Noughts & Crosses.

Grass Sledging

Grass Sledging

Grass Sledging is available April – October and is suitable for 7 – 14 year olds. The sledges run down a steep slope adjacent to ‘Oaklands Lodge’ with a run-off area at the bottom. Helmets and safety information is provided.

Indoor Climbing

Climbing is available all year round on our indoor climbing facility. The wall caters for beginner to intermediate climbers, with low level Bouldering also available. All equipment is provided and instruction is available upon request. If providing your own instructors, they need to hold at least Girlguiding Climbing & Abseiling Scheme – Level 1. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

Orienteering

There are various courses of varying lengths to suit all abilities available. Instruction is available if required, but must be booked in advance. There is also a map course with punches at various points.

Outdoor Climbing

Ready for a higher challenge? Our 10m high outdoor wall provides climbing challenges for all abilities. All equipment is provided and instruction is available upon request. If providing your own instructors, they need to hold at least Girlguiding Climbing & Abseiling Scheme – Level 1. Suitable for ages 7 and over.

Various Trail

These trails are specially designed with younger members in mind! Lay your own trail around the site using the fluorescent/reflective shapes provided. Enjoy watching your young members as they try to follow your route!

Pedal Boats

For your little adventurers (5-10 years old). The chance to take their own boat out on our pool. This is instructed by on site staff only who will run games and activities with your group.

Pedal Go-Karts

Pedal Go-karts are run on a concrete track and are great fun for ages 5 upwards. They are available all year, weather permitting . Up to three Karts can be run at the same time, and helmets and safety information are provided.

Photo Trail

The photo trail is a trail that takes you round most of the site, where the participants have to use observation skills to locate the next location depicted in the photograph.

Puzzle Pack

A selection of puzzles to keep 25 people of all ages happy either all afternoon or evening. Games to play in small groups, individual puzzles to figure out. Only for use in the buildings or in the Training Room.

Trampolines

Trampoline Station

4x14ft round trampolines, complete with safety enclosures are available, suitable for all ages. Almost guaranteed to tire out your girls.

Water Zorbing

This ‘walk on water’ experience is available from April – September, weather permitting.

Zip line

Our zip line is 130 metres long and runs off the top of the climbing tower. This activity is for 10s and overs only. This is instructed by on site staff only.