We offer the following activities for your enjoyment while you are staying at Cricket Camp.

Groups of about 10 are ideal for each one-hour session. All of the activities are offered by the campsite throughout the year, and are available during the evening and at weekends, weather permitting.  Please note that we are no longer able to provide qualified activity instructors to run archery, climbing, abseiling, tomahawks and rifle shooting sessions, you will need to find your own appropriately qualified instructor to run these activities. We will require instructors to provide a copy of their Adventurous Activity Permit or activity qualification before we can confirm activity bookings for climbing, abseiling, archery or rifle shooting. 

Note 1:  All ages stated equate to Scout Association section ages. For Brownies and Guides use their own Association section ages.


Tower Complex 

We have new refurbished tower with one abseiling face and one climbing face along with an entrance to a training tunnel for caving. All equipment will be supplied. These will normally be booked as separate activities.


Minimum age of participants: 6 years of age (depending on size of the child).

An Adventurous Activity Permit in abseiling is required to run this activity. 



Minimum age of participants: 6 years of age (depending on size of the child).

An Adventurous Activity Permit in climbing is required to run this activity. 



Minimum age of participants: 6 years of age. This activity is a self led activity by adults from the participating group. 

Note 2:  Wear suitable clothing for getting wet and muddy, a boiler suit or similar is provided, also a small hand torch is advisable to bring with you.


Bouldering (note - due to be refurbished and currently unavailable) 

The purpose built bouldering wall is available for hire to all ages. This activity is a self led activity by adults from the participating group.

Note: Suitable footwear is required.



A number of bows suitable for use by children and adults are available, in a controlled and safe environment.

Minimum age of participants: 6 years of age.

An Adventurous Activity Permit for Archery is required to run this activity. 


Air Rifle Shooting

Our .177 air rifles are used on an indoor range.

Minimum age of participants: 8 years of age.

Note 3: Parental Consent Form required for all under 18 year olds

Instructors require a minimum of a NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme Tutors to run this activity.


Tomahawk throwing 

Tomahawk throwing is our newest onsite activity. In this activity you learn to throw Tomahawks and small hawks on our purpose built Tomahawk range.

Minimum age of participants: 10.5 years of age.

You do need experience to run this activity. 


Tree Climbing 

Cricket Camp is home to Social Tree Climbers which run tree climbing sessions in amongst the woods we have on site. To book this exciting activity please contact Syd directly via the Social Tree Climbers website which also gives a bit more detail on the activity. 

Minimum age participants: 6 years old



Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking sessions are available at our Itchen South District Scout Canoe Centre based at Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh, Southampton approximately half a mile north of Junction 5 on the M27. This provides non-tidal facilities on a lake complex where we carry out the majority of our canoeing, which is classified Scout B1.  

You are also welcome to bring your own boats. 

?If you have your own boats and qualified instructors there is access to the River Hamble within the River Hamble Country Park, at most times of the tide, it's classified Scout B1 (tidal).  We recommend that a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 2 Coach be in charge if paddling the river.  

All Canoe Centre instructors hold the appropriate Scout Association Adventurous Activity Permits.



Cricket Camp is home to River Hamble Pétanque Club and the court is available to use with a club instructor. 

Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a target ball.

In Pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than your opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by projecting boules closer to the target, called a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.



The site has equipment available for hire. 



The site has equipment available for hire. 


Campfire Circlecamp fire

We have a large campfire circle available with a stage and can seat up to 200 people. Wood is available onsite and only natural wood is allowed to be burnt.


Itchen South District Scouts

Cricket Camp, River Hamble Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 1BH

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