Activities

We offer a huge range of on-site activities for your groups to take part in, and we're situated perfectly for a host of other fun things to do!

Check out our list of on-site activities below. If you see something you like, make sure you book with the site office in advance of your visit to ensure the availability of the activities and any site instructors required.

Not all activities require a qualified instructor to take part and the presence of a competent adult from your group will be enough. If specialised instruction is required, this is noted in the description of the activity. For costs and to book, please see the bottom of the page.

On-site activities

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

Archery takes place between March and November in our purpose-built archery range. 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 the appropriate GNAS qualification.

A badge-making machine is available for hire which can be used to make metal badges of your own design.

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

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

Looking for something more relaxing? Book our crazy golf and challenge your friends!

We can offer various sessions including den building, fire lighting, tree planting, bird feeder making, and campfire cooking on request. Please ask for further details.

You can select five of the following games to hire: croquet, volleyball, quoits, large pushball, parachute, basketball/netball, football, bowls, swingball, lawn darts and rounders.

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

A selection of large-scale games are available for hire: giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, dominoes, hopscotch, quoits, giant pick-up sticks, and noughts and crosses.

Grass sledging is available from April to October and is suitable for seven to 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 are provided.

Climbing is available all year round on our indoor climbing facility. Suitable for ages five and over. 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 Level 1 of the Girlguiding Climbing and Abseiling Scheme.

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

Ready for a higher challenge? Suitable for ages seven and over, 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 Level 1 of the Girlguiding Climbing & Abseiling Scheme.

For ages five to ten years old, your little adventurers can 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 are run on a concrete track and are great fun for age five years old and upwards. They are available all year round, weather permitting. Up to three karts can be run at the same time, and helmets and safety information are provided.

The photo trail takes you around most of the site. Participants must use observation skills to find the next location depicted in the photograph!

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

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

Four 14ft round trampolines complete with safety enclosures are available, suitable for all ages. Almost guaranteed to tire out your girls!

This 'walk on water' experience is available between April and September, weather permitting.

Our zip line is 130m long and runs off the top of the climbing tower. This activity is for ages ten and over only. This is instructed by on-site staff only.

Our site is within easy access to Central London via the London Underground - Hainault tube station is only a short bus ride away.

The following physical activities can be carried out in the local area (distances are approximate):

  • Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting at Fairlop Sailing Centre (two miles)
  • Purpose built road and off-road cycle tracks at Redbridge Cycle Centre (two miles)
  • 'Moby Adventure Golf' and Foot Golf at Cranfield Golf Centre, Chadwell Heath (three miles)
  • Ten-pin bowling at City Limits, Collier Row (two miles)
  • Ice skating at Romford (five miles) or Lee Valley (ten miles)
  • Topgolf, Chigwell (two miles)
  • Swimming at Fulwell Cross (three miles)
  • 'Kids Kingdom' adventure play area
  • Indoor climbing at Mile End
  • Dry slope skiing at Brentwood (seven miles)

There are a wide range of other places to visit locally, these are just some of them:

  • Wellgate Community Farm (two miles) - 01708 747 850
  • Hainault Forest and Country Park (200 yards)
  • Epping Forest
  • Romford Market and Town Centre
  • 'Old McDonald's Farm'
  • 'Audley End' House and Gardens (English Heritage) - 01799 522 399
  • Kelvedon Hatch 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker (15 miles)
  • Roperunners based at Kelvedon Nuclear Bunker (high-ropes adventure park: www.roperunners.co.uk) - 01277 364470
  • Mole Hall wildlife park
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