Gilwell Park facilities
Camp or lodge? We've got it all.
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.
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 hike tents suitable for two people, larger patrol tents for up to six, mess tents and marquees for dining and events, wooden collapsible tables and benches, ring burners and gas for cooking).
Our tented village is made up of 4m bell tents for young people and 3m bell tents for adults and come 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 and lighting. With space for 40 young people and four adults in 10 bell tents 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 mid-May.
Choose from three purpose-built modern lodges, a traditional log cabin and two Patrol Cabins.
If you want to grab a snack on the go or want time out in an informal relaxed setting then visit the Adventure Cafe next to the White House reception, offering a selection of pastries and hot and cold drinks. We use Old Spike Roastery, a UK based speciality coffee social enterprise who have a strong community focus providing training and job opportunities to the homeless which makes it all easier to swallow!
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
Sleeps 50 (maximum four beds per room) and all rooms are en suite. Complete with a separate group leader/teacher room and large main hall. Available equipment includes internet, video projector, screen, DVD player, freeview and sound system.
Jack Petchey Lodge
Sleeps 50 (maximum four beds per room) and all rooms are en suite. Complete with separate group leader/teacher room and a large main hall. Available equipment includes internet, video projector, DVD player, freeview and sound system.
Sleeps 56 (maximum eight beds per room). Complete with a separate group leader/teacher room and a large main hall. Available equipment includes internet, TV and sound system.
Dorothy Hughes Centre
Log cabin-style building, sleeps 40. Complete with a separate group leader/teacher room, toilet, basin, shower facilities and large kitchen. Available equipment includes video projector, screen, DVD player and sound system.
Two available, both sleeping eight.
The Patrol cabins are traditional Scout accommodation. Each Cabin has 2 rooms, with 2 bunkbeds in each.
Access to a shared store hut/camp kitchen space available. Shared toilet and shower block located a few meters away.
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.