Cudham Shaws

Cudham Shaws Outdoor Centre has 92 acres of unspoiled countryside in the heart of Kent. It is only 16 miles or 30 minutes by train from central London and 10 minutes from junction 4 from the M25. 144 Cudham Lane North, Cudham, Sevenoaks, TN14 7QT.

We have one of the largest areas of chalk grassland and ancient woodlands in Greater London of which part has been designated a site of special scientific interest. You can even explore where Charles Darwin once studied for the “Origin of the Species”!

— Hilary, Lead Volunteer at Cudham
Girls In Circle

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Learn more about our accommodation and activities below. When you're ready, follow this link to our booking form and one of our staff team members will be in touch.

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Silver Birches

Silver Birches

Purpose-built and opened in 1997, Silver Birches has central heating, double glazing, flush toilets and showers, a fully-equipped kitchen and a large attractive activity room. The wide verandah allows for sheltered activities and there is plenty of grass! Suitable for 32 residents.

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Badgers

Badgers

An old but much loved holiday house, which had a face lift in 2018, including; new paint, doors, furniture and replacement mattresses. There is central heating, double glazing & a fully equipped kitchen. Suitable for 31 residents.

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Lordfield campsite

Lordfield is on the top site with beautiful views across the Shaws Valley to Downe Bank; it is close the site office, onsite activities; archery, trampolines, and a short walk downhill to the campfire circle, zip wire and activity area.

The campsite is at the same level as the Silver Birches and Badgers holiday houses and could be used together for a large scale event.

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Mixed Fire Camp

Beechwood campsite

Beechwood is a large flat field on the Lower Site in the Shaws Valley, facing west to catch the evening sun.

Bound on one side with long-established hedgerows, and on the other by chalk land meadows (with the grass sledging bank). The campfire circle is only a 10 minute walk away – allowing time to climb the hill! – on the way to the camp office, shop and more activities; trampolining and archery.

Copps Cottage is nearby and the two facilities can be used together.

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Ranger Warren

This hut is a good facility for small gatherings/meetings or as a focal point for a limited size camp, providing some under cover space.

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Other accommodation and camping

Originally designed for girls with disabilities, it nestles in the valley on the lower site. There is a fully equipped kitchen with adjoining activity room, electric storage heaters, flush toilets and hot showers! Immediately outside is a paved area and there is plenty of grass space for activities.

There is plenty of choice in the 92 acres at Cudham Shaws – small glades for Patrols or Rangers and many areas for Unit camps. There are also large flat areas suitable for district, division, or county event/gatherings. All sites have access to have mains water, flush toilets. There are some showers available on both the top & lower sites at an additional charge.
Camping is flexible, either hire a fully equipped site or bring your own tent.

Activities and facilities

This area was purpose built to develop co-ordination, agility and concentration – as well as being fun! Free of charge to use.

Learn new skills with equipment available under the guidance of a qualified leader. £52 per session for up to 12 participants for an hour.

Our kit is available to make pin badges to your own designs. Girls can make 3 badges for £1.

Visit our ancient quarry that can seat 300 folks on wooden benches. A great place for campfire and free to use.

Our shop sells badges, souvenirs and gifts! Various prices, badges start from 80p.

We have 6 sledges available for £36 per hour.

Lead to personal discoveries for all who seek to look, listen, feel and scent the air. Pick up a leaflet from the shop for 50p.

This activity will challenge your compass and map reading abilities! Free to use.

Giant parachute available for £7 per hour.

We have 4 trampolines available to hire for £32 an hour.

We have 2 adult and 2 child suits available plus mats. Hire charge of £30 per hour.

We have 2 tables with bats and balls available for £10 per hour.

Mix and match any 5 of the following games for £28 for 2 hours.

Kwik cricket - croquet - rounders - basketball ground hoops - giant pick-up sticks - parachute - kites - giant inflatable balls - hoopla - jeronima (giant jenga) - racing sacks - giant connect

2 balls with electronic pumps available for £12 an hour.

4 pens with a variety of nibs available for £12 an hour.

We've got four trail packs to pick from for a hire fee of £12 per hour. Trails take between 30 mins to 1 hour.

Pick from The Last Cudham Dragon - Totally Wild - Treasure Chase - Treasure Shapes

We have 10 kites available for £7 per hour.

Rainbows & Brownies should be supervised when using this free activity.

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The Nature Hut

Thanks to the RSPB our Resource Centre has been transformed into the Nature Hut. Visit the hut to find practical ideas to help connect your units to nature in each of the four seasons; including some basic tree, bird and insect identification activities. You'll also find a free-to-use RSPB Brilliant Birds resource kit with the activity pack which is full of clever ways to involve Rainbows and Brownies with nature.

Download the Brilliant Birds pack and learn more about the resource kit
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