Gilwell Park

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Gilwell Park facilities

Facilities

Camp or lodge? We've got it all.

Outdoor accommodation

On-site camping
Ideal for camping with a wide range of areas on-site to accommodate camps of all sizes from a small group to a large-scale camp of 2,500+ people. With excellent facilities available, wherever you choose to pitch your tent, you’ll never be far from toilets, showers and basins. Many of our camping sites also have fire spots and we can provide altar fires for you to fully immerse yourself in your camping experience.

Equipment hire
Why worry about having to bring lots of bulky equipment with you? Whether you’re completely new to camping, or just need a couple of extra bits and pieces for your group, just give us a call and we’ll arrange equipment hire (includes tents, marquees for dining and events, wooden collapsible tables and benches, ring burners, urns and gas for cooking).

Tented Village
Our tented village is made up four-man tunnel tents with porch and sleeping area and comes complete with comfortable mattresses, so all the hard work has been taken care of for you – well, most of it! There’s also a group tent with tables, benches, lighting and a basic camp kitchen.  It’s a great alternative to the standard camping experience or even staying in a lodge. Mix it up a bit and book a different option each time you visit. Available to book from May to October.

Indoor accommodation
Choose from three purpose-built modern lodges, a traditional log cabin and two Patrol Cabins.

Indoor accommodation

Choose from three modern lodges, or a traditional log cabin. All our lodges include: central heating, fully equipped kitchens, and a separate communal/dining area.

Peter Harrison Lodge

A modern, bright lodge, sleeping up to 50 people. Located adjacent to Wilson Way car park so it’s easy to unload all of your kit for your stay.

The building has ten four-bed rooms, three twin rooms, and three single rooms. All rooms include an en-suite with a toilet, sink and shower. Two twin rooms are accessible, with accessible washrooms.

Beds are provided mattress-only, so make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

There's a commercial kitchen with everything you need to cater for a group of 50 people. This includes a large oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, hot water boiler and dishwasher. We also provide crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, and basic cooking equipment.

The building has a large hall for dining or activities, with tables and chairs to seat your group. The hall is equipped with a projector, screen and AV system for any activities, or just watching a film. There are two communal toilets (one accessible) in the hall.

There’s a foyer space with sofas for leaders to relax in the evening; and a drying room too for muddy boots, complete with a washing machine for any emergencies.

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Peter Harrison Lodge Peter Harrison Lodge

Jack Petchey Lodge

A modern, bright lodge, sleeping up to 50 people. Located adjacent to Wilson Way car park so it’s easy to unload all of your kit for your stay.

The building has ten four-bed rooms, three twin rooms, and three single rooms. All rooms include an en-suite with a toilet, sink and shower. Two twin rooms are accessible, with accessible washrooms.

Beds are provided mattress-only, so make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

There's a commercial kitchen with everything you need to cater for a group of 50 people. This includes a large oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, hot water boiler and dishwasher. We also provide crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, and basic cooking equipment.

The building has a large hall for dining or activities, with tables and chairs to seat your group. The hall is equipped with a projector, screen and AV system for any activities, or just watching a film. There are two communal toilets (one accessible) in the hall.

There’s a foyer space with sofas for leaders to relax in the evening; and a drying room too for muddy boots, complete with a washing machine for any emergencies.

Floor plans and more building info

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Jack Petchey Lodge Jack Petchey Lodge

Branchet Lodge

Branchet Lodge is ideal for larger groups, sleeping up to 56 people. Located adjacent to Wilson Way car park so it’s easy to unload all of your kit for your stay.

The building has six eight-bed dorms, two twin en-suite rooms and four single en-suite rooms. The building has two sets of communal toilets and showers, one in each wing. There is also an additional communal accessible washroom.

Beds are provided mattress-only, so make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

The building has a commercial kitchen with everything you need to cater for a group of 56 people. This includes a large oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, hot water boiler and dishwasher. We also provide crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, and basic cooking equipment.

There’s a large hall for dining or activities, with tables and chairs to seat your group. The hall is equipped with a TV.

 There’s a foyer space with sofas for leaders to relax in the evening; and two drying rooms too for muddy boots, complete with washing machines for any emergencies.

Floor plans and more building info

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Branchet Lodge Branchet Lodge

Dorothy Hughes Centre

Dorothy Hughes is extremely popular for its cosy log cabin style and dorm rooms – perfect for those first nights away from home! Located adjacent to Wilson Way car park so it’s easy to unload all of your kit for your stay.

The building sleeps 40 across two large dorms, one four-bed room and two twin rooms. Take a careful look at the building layout when planning, as some rooms are interconnecting.

There is one communal female bathroom, and one communal male bathroom. Both have toilet and shower cubicles.

Beds are provided mattress-only, so make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

The building has a commercial kitchen with everything you need to cater for a group of 40 people. This includes a large oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, hot water boiler and dishwasher. We also provide crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, and basic cooking equipment.

There’s a large hall for dining or activities, with tables and chairs to seat your group. The hall is equipped with a projector, screen and AV system for any activities, or just watching a film.

Please note that this building may not be accessible due to its age – please chat to us if you have any access needs.

Floor plans and more building info

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Dorothy Hughes Pack Holiday Centre Dorothy Hughes Pack Holiday Centre

Patrol Cabins

We have two Patrol Cabins for smaller group stays, situated on the edge of Woodlands. They’re great for groups that want a mix of camping and basic bunk accommodation.

Each Patrol Cabins sleeps eight people across two rooms, for a total of 16 beds across both cabins. Each cabin can be booked separately, but are just next door to each other for groups who’d like to use both.

The cabins are basic in style, with bunk beds, electric lighting, power sockets and a wall heater. Beds are provided mattress-only, so make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

There’s a small store/kitchen hut in between the cabins, which includes a fridge, freezer and two gas burners. This is only a small space, so isn’t suitable for dining. The kitchen hut is shared by both cabins.

Woodlands toilet/shower block is just 50m away, which also has washing up sinks and drinking water taps.

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Patrol Cabins Patrol Cabins
Patrol Cabin Patrol Cabin

Gilwell Tented Village

All the hard work has been taken care for you - well most of it!  Our Tented Village is made up of four-man tunnel tents with porch and sleeping area and comes complete with comfortable mattresses.  There's a group tent with tables, benches and lighting and a basic camp kitchen too.  Talk to the centre team to find out more about what's included.

With space for up to 60 people, it's a great alternative to the standard camping experience or even staying in a lodge.  Mix it up a bit and book a different option each time you visit.  Available to book from May to October.

 

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Tented Village Tented Village

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Tel: 020 8181 3151