Local Campsites

Hargreaves Campsite


Hargreaves Scout Campsite and Activity Centre is suitable for all sections within the Scouting and Guiding movements. We also welcome other youth organisations who would like to come and camp with us. We pride ourselves on the happy, safe and relaxed atmosphere here. Hargreaves is an extremely good base for a wide variety of local activites including 10-pin bowling, ice skating, swimming, canoeing, sailing, hiking, etc. In addition to all the local activities all public transport connections for London and the Coast are just minutes down the road. We are 25 minutes away from the centre of London and we believe that we are one of the closest sites to all the London attractions, including the London Eye.

Warden: Roz Hodgson Phone: 020 8590 0962 Website: 

Crow Camp


The Romford District Camp Site is set in over 3 acres of rural woodland with sufficient clear space for camping. Facilities include running water, toilets and a camp fire circle. Adequate car parking on site. Gentle slopes lead down to the Weald Brook (fenced off for safety), Wildlife includes feral cats, foxes and the occasional deer. Suitable for your District Events.

Especially good for cyclo-cross and scooter rallys! due to uneven nature of ground in places.

Warden: David Marfell Email: 


Thriftwood International Scout Activity Centre


One of the premier Scout and Guide Centres in the South East of England.

Here you will find all you need to know about our facilities, services offered, and costs. We have over 30 on-site activities, more than most other Sites or Centres in the United Kingdom, with authorised instructors for many. Vehicular access to all 36, well grassed sites. 6 buildings inc. 3 Pack Holiday centres, cooking huts etc. Helpful, friendly and resident staff. Schools and colleges welcome. Wood fires encouraged, if properly managed. Modern toilet and 28 shower facilities, with individual cubicles, hot water to all at no extra charge. Disabled facilities. Campfires and souvenir shop.

Colin Tilbrook (Centre Manager) Email:

Phone: 01277 212784 Website:

Chigwell Row

Chigwell Snowscene

Located on the London / Essex border, we provide activities, camping and indoor accommodation for Guides, Scouts, Youth and Church Groups.

Camping is by reservation only. Sorry no public camping is available.

Warden: Yvonne Scott Phone: (020) 8500 2450 Website: