FAQs

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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Can I join the event team as part of my Duke of Edinburgh or Queen’s Scout Award?

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 info@scoutadventures.org.uk.

Can I bring children that are older or younger than Cubs and Beaver age?

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 info.request@fundays.org.uk

Can you tell me whether lunches are provided?

Lunch is not provided as part of the fee, so please ensure your young people bring a packed lunch.

Can leaders take part in activities?

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.

Where is Fundays held?

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.

How do I find the centres?

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
Chingford
London
E4 7QW
Tel: +44 (0)20 8498 5300

Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park
Fernhill
Almondsbury
South Gloucestershire
BS32 4LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1454 613006

Why do you have separate activities for Cubs and Beavers?

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.

There were some long queues at last year’s event, will this year’s event be the same?

This year we have significantly increased activity capacity in a number of areas to ensure queues are limited.

What should I do if I feel something is unsafe?

Please contact a member of the event staff at your earliest convenience and we will ensure the matter is addressed.

Can we attend on either Saturday or Sunday?

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.

What happens if I do not book by the closing date?

In order to guarantee places you should get your bookings in as soon as possible after booking opens, especially for larger groups.

Can we stay on centre and camp overnight?

We do not allow groups to stay on site overnight for this event.

Do you need help with the 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.

Can I bring more guests on the day?

You may bring up to three additional participants per booking reference.

Is there an event badge?

Yes there is and the cost of this is included in the participant fees.

Do we have to pay for the badge?

No you don’t, it is included in the participant fee. However, should you require additional badges there will be a charge.

Do we have to pay for activities?

All activities are included in the charge for Beavers/Cubs.

What refreshments will be available?

Confectionery, ice creams and drinks will be available on site. Please refer to the site map for more information.

What about special needs groups, are all activities open to them?

Please approach the instructor on the activity, who will then assess the suitability of the activity and provide additional support if required.

Will there be alternative activities in the event of wet weather?

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.

Do I need to stay with my group during the day?

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.

What happens if I cannot find my group or a young person gets separated?

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.

Do my young people need a change of clothes?

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.

Is there event merchandise?

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.

I’ve ordered merchandise. What sizes are S, M, L, etc?

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.