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Hudnall Park

Hudnall Park is a versatile multipurpose venue set in 85 acres of beautiful parkland eight miles from Hemel Hempstead in the west of Hertfordshire.

We can provide:

  • Tailor-made packages of activities for any size and age of group
  • Outdoor education day visits or residentials
  • Overnight accommodation for up to 59 guests

Hudnall Park's flexible indoor and outdoor spaces mean that, in addition to educational visits and activities for groups of young people and adults, it is also ideal for voluntary/public sector use, e.g. for:

  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Training courses
  • Meetings
  • Outdoor activity days
  • Team building, reward or induction days

Hertfordshire Scouts

Residential Centres that are available for hire by non scouting groups:

Hertfordshire Scouts are at the forefront of providing outdoor experiences to Scouts, Guides, Youth Groups and Schools. With seven Activity Centres throughout the UK that include an old Railway Station in Scotland and a Farmhouse in Wales, each of Hertfordshire Scouts’ Activity Centres offer something a little different to all users, from the opportunity to try challenging activities such as High Ropes, Archery or a Revolving Climbing Wall to the chance to sail on Loch Earn or explore the surrounding Scottish hills.

Tolmers Activity Centre

Tolmers is first and foremost a campsite, so with over 70 acres of camping fields, great facilities and a raft of activities, you can plan your patrol camp or county camp safe in the knowledge that you will have everything you need.

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 Storm Hut is great as a base for an action packed stay.

Harmer Green Wood Scout Activity Centre

Harmergreen Wood is a 44-acre site that features ancient woodland in addition to cleared glades for camping. 

The main strength of this site is that it is ‘back to basics’ at its best. You can use the woodland for camping, survival, backwoods skills, bivouacking and also for basic woodcraft.

We are located within walking distance of Welwyn North train station and is about one mile from the A1, which make trips to surrounding areas and London quick and easy.

Get back to basics and come to Harmergreen Wood.

Well End Activity Centre

Well End is a Scout Activity Centre based near Borehamwood in Hertfordshire. Our vision is to provide a fantastic opportunity for Scouts and Non-Scouts to learn new skills, try out new activities, develop their teamwork and survival skills and most importantly have FUN. We have 5 acres of camping fields and 4 acres of enclosed woodland to explore. Our dedicated Centre Manager and Volunteer team are always on hand to ensure your experience is the best it can be!

Phasels Wood Activity Centre

Phasels Wood is a place where young people will find inspiration, adventure, challenges and friendship, all within a safe, supportive and positive environment. Owned and run by Hertfordshire Scouts, made up of 95 acres of meadow, woodland and large fields, it nestles in the Hertfordshire countryside, surrounded by fields and country lanes, serenely belying the fact that it is on the edge of bustling Hemel Hempstead with Watford just five miles away.

Orchard Farm, Staffordshire

Orchard Farm is a centuries-old farmhouse in the north Staffordshire Peak District.

It is owned and managed by Hertfordshire Scouts and Guides who have converted it in to a base from which to explore the area.

Scouts and Guides from Hertfordshire run a bi-annual workparty to maintain and update the property and facilities.
Comprising the farmhouse, the old dairy and a large field, all of which can be booked separately or together.

It is particularly suited to Scouts, Guides, DofE, adventure clubs, youth groups and school parties.

  • Farmhouse
  • The Old Dairy
  • Camping
  • Activities
  • Girlguiding

Coetmor Mill, North Wales

If you want to explore North Wales, then Coetmor Mill is the place for you.

With Snowdon only a 30 minute drive away, and the foothills of the Carneddau only a 30 minute walk, you’ll be out in wild country in no time at all. Coetmor Mill is also perfectly situated to allow you to explore the castles, railways, mines and beaches of North Wales. 

This converted water mill, on the banks of the River Ogwen, sleeps 30 in alpine bunks and is close to the town of Bethesda. The area around Coetmor Mill covers all types of hill-walking terrain, which allows beginners to be safely introduced to wild country walking, while challenging the more experienced with the major hills of Snowdon itself. 

The area is also suitable for Rock Climbing for both beginners and the more experienced.

Lochearnhead Scout Station, Scotland

Lochearnhead is a converted railway station that is situated about 30 miles north of Stirling, which features bunk accommodation for up to 90 people and access to the finest walking country in central Scotland.  Within five miles of the Station there are more than 120 hills that are over 600 metres. The area surrounding Lochearnhead can provide both an introduction to the hills for the beginner and a serious challenge to the experienced walker, which makes Lochearnhead an ideal location for activities for all ages.

The views over Loch Earn give a tantalising glimpse of water based activities such as sailing, canoeing and waterskiing from the water sports centre. Fishing is also available nearby is a Sustrans national cycle route that follows the upper railway line from Calendar through to Killin and beyond. It climbs through Glen Ogle giving superb views to Ben Vorlich before the hair-raising descent to Killin.

Hudnall Park

Hudnall Park provides an exciting range of outdoor adventure and education activities led by qualified staff.   Based on an 80 acre broad-leaf woodland and meadow site on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in north-west Hertfordshire Hudnall Park is an ideal location for residential and day visits for schools, youth groups and other educational providers.  It is an excellent base for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, youth development programmes and suitable for community groups and corporate clients. Residential accommodation is available year round in comfortable surroundings with access to a wide range of facilities including self-catered kitchens and a number of rooms which are suitable for group work, training sessions, meetings, activities and formal and informal learning.  Activities include archery, mountain biking, low ropes, team building activities, bush craft, zip wire and a host of environmental activities which make use of the beautiful natural surroundings.

Herts Young Mariners’ Base

Hertfordshire Young Mariners’ Base set in the picturesque Lea Valley Country Park, 3 minutes' walk from Cheshunt Railway Station boasts many years' experience of running fun, safe, challenging team building, land and water based activities including:  Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing, Caving, Raft Building, Bellboating, Dragon Boaring, Sailing, Windsurfing, Problem Solving, Adventure Games, Orienteering, Camping and Bushcraft.
The venue is open year round and proves excellent as a base for youth groups including National Citizen Service, exchange or youth development programmes and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Herts Young Mariners' Base can cater for all ability groups, including wheelchair users and has a variety of tracking and mobile hoists (Liko and Molift) for changing room aids and getting people in and out of water craft.

Hertfordshire Snowdonia Centre

The Hertfordshire Snowdonia Centre is a residential centre run by Youth Connexions Hertfordshire based in the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. The centres offers self-catering facilities for up to 34 people and has a fully equipped kitchen together with a dining room, lounge area and drying room. The facilities are perfect for a self-programming group wishing to explore the local environment, undertake adventurous activities or climb to the top of Mount Snowdon. It is also excellent for a base for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.