Here are some of our most frequently-asked questions about Fundays. We hope you find them useful. If you have any unanswered questions please email us.
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If you are looking for a fun and rewarding residential project to take part in as part of your DofE or Queen’s Scout Award, join the Scout Adventures team in the week leading up to Fundays and help us to create an amazing event experience for participants. Sign up here. For questions, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our activities are risk assessed for being suitable for Beaver and Cub age participants, therefore, unfortunately we are unable to allow older or younger children take part in our activities.
You are welcome to bring older or younger participants to Fundays – please book a leader ticket and inform us via email@example.com
Group Leaders are responsible for their group’s own InTouch arrangements, this includes holding the next of kin details for all their own leaders and young people and having their own contact details for the InTouch purposes with their districts. For Explorers attending the event on an Event Passport it’s expected that they have in place their own InTouch processes as agreed with the permit holder issuing the permit to them. Please ensure that you InTouch process is in line with TSA’s POR.
Lunch is not provided as part of the fee, so please ensure your young people bring a packed lunch.
Activities are intended specifically for the Cub and Beaver age ranges. In order to give the maximum opportunity to the young people, leaders and helpers are not permitted to take part in activities unless required to do so for safety reasons.
Fundays is held at two Scout Activity Centres over the same weekend – these are Gilwell Park and Woodhouse Park. Gilwell Park is set in 108 acres of beautiful woodland north east of London, on the edge of Epping Forest. The site is easily accessible from the M25 yet it still gives the feeling of being in the great outdoors. Woodhouse Park is in Gloucestershire and is easily accessible from the M4 and M5, close to the historic cities of Bristol and Bath.
Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
Tel: +44 (0)20 8498 5300
Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
Tel: +44 (0) 1454 613006
This is to ensure that queues are limited and that the activity is appropriate to the age range. We have tried to ensure that where there is an activity aimed at one section there is a similar activity for the other section.
This year we have significantly increased activity capacity in a number of areas to ensure queues are limited.
Please contact a member of the event staff at your earliest convenience and we will ensure the matter is addressed.
The event is open to all areas and both sections for both days. If you are particularly keen you can book and pay for both days, however we do not allow groups to stay on site overnight.
In order to guarantee places you should get your bookings in as soon as possible after booking opens, especially for larger groups.
Unfortunately we aren’t able to accommodate campervans, caravans or similar vehicles.
We do not allow groups to stay on site overnight for this event.
Yes, we’d be very grateful for help at the event, particularly in the week before – we can ensure that you’ll experience some of the fun of the event. If you are able to help for the whole weekend and/or the week before we will feed and accommodate you where possible. Should you wish to offer your services please email the Fundays team.
You may bring up to three additional participants per booking reference.
Yes there is and the cost of this is included in the participant fees.
No you don’t, it is included in the participant fee. However, should you require additional badges there will be a charge.
All activities are included in the charge for Beavers/Cubs.
Confectionery, ice creams and drinks will be available on site. Please refer to the site map for more information.
Please approach the instructor on the activity, who will then assess the suitability of the activity and provide additional support if required.
Where it is safe to do so, all activities will continue in wet weather. Some activities will be inside, however, all participants should bring a coat.
Some leaders choose to stay with their groups, while others allow their young people to do what they want to do. All we ask is that you are available should you be needed. It is your decision whether you stay with your group or not.
A lost and found point is available and marked on the event map. Please make your young people aware that should they get lost they should go to this area. Please inform a member of staff.
Swimming and rafting may be included among the activities, so please bring swimming costumes and a towel. Some of the other activities will also involve water so a change of clothes is recommended.
Yes, there is an event T-shirt and cap for this event. You must book by mid-May to guarantee your order. There will also be a limited supply of merchandise available to purchase at the event.
Please note: We endeavor to deliver event merchandise according to demand, pre and post event. Copying the artwork for our event merchandise in any way requires written permission from The Scout Association as per POR.
Youth t-shirts come in age 5-6 (26″/28″), age 7-8 (30″), age 9-11 (32″).
Adult t-shirts come in small (35″/37″), medium (38″/40″), large (41″/43″), XL (44″/46″) and XXL (47″/49″).
The caps come in both youth and adult size, with adjustable strap.
Yes, all young people must be accompanied by a Leader who is responsible for the young people at all times whilst on site. The only exception are Explorers who can attend the event on an Event Passport.
All bookings must be made by a Leader and all young people should be booked in as part of a group. Individual bookings cannot be accepted.