Activities & Residential Sites

There are numerous opportunities to enhance your programme through activities, day trips and residentials. There are a number of activity centres and residential sites that are run by Boys’ Brigade Battalions & Districts that are within easy reach of London that could be utilised whilst supporting other parts of The Boys’ Brigade.

Activity Centres

Water Activity Centre, Tonbridge, Kent

The Water Activity Centre (WAC) is owned and managed by The Boys’ Brigade North West Kent Battalion and is located on The River Medway at Tonbridge. For many years it has provided fun on the river for all ages and is a great place for young people to learn and improve their kayaking skills. The centre is well equipped, within easy reach of Tonbridge town centre and railway station and therefore within a reasonable travel distance from companies within London.

Camp Sites

Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The Boys’ Brigade HQ is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds which can be booked for camping.

Honeyhill, Bearstead, Kent

Honeyhill Camping and Activity Centre is run by North West Kent Battalion, set in 11 acres of woodland adjacent to the M20 motorway and is screened by a tree belt and fence. The site has all that you would expect from a modern campsite including a fully fitted and equipped kitchen, male and female toilet and shower facilities and caravan power hook-up. Various equipment is available for hire from the Battalion including Marquees, Ridge Tents, Football Goals, Table Tennis and Tug of War.

Lower Dean, Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight

The campsite “Lower Dean, Peacock Hill” is situated at Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight within five minutes walking distance of a sandy beach and is maintained by the 13th Bromley Boys’ Brigade. The site has two permanent buildings one housing modern cooking facilities and the other housing showers and flush toilet facilities (see pictures). Mains gas and electric feed both of these buildings. The site is open from July through to early September each year and caters for groups up to 120 people. 

Residential Centres

Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Accommodation is available both in the main house or in the Thurso Centre. The main house boasts catered accommodation for up to 51 people in en-suite bedrooms. These comprise of 23 twin bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and 3 single bedrooms. The Thurso Centre is self catering accommodation and is ideal for weekend or week long residentials where you don’t want to be under canvas and would like the flexibility of self-catering accommodation.

If you have an Activity Centre, Campsite or Residential Centre that you would like listed on this page, please contact us and let us know the details.