scout leader camping 2021

 Ferny Crofts is pleased to be re-opening for Scout Leaders and their families to join us once again for a camping break in the New Forest. This is a unique opportunity whilst overnight Scouting bookings are not possible to enjoy our site as a family, check out our facilities for future Scouting trips, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest National Park! 

Whether you've camped with us before or this is your first visit, please ensure you read this page in full regarding the specific details of how to book your stay and the additional safety precautions in place associated with COVID-19 Coronavirus. 



per person per night

Camping price:

Children under 3 are free



17th May to 20th June 2021


From the 17th May to 20th June Ferny Crofts is pleased to be able to offer Adult Members of the Scout Association and Girl Guiding with their families to camp at Ferny Crofts.

Adult members of the Scout Association and their families are welcome to join us for a camping holiday (tents and trailer tents only) in a safe and secure environment whilst also supporting a Scout-owned Centre. 

This is not to be confused with any formal Scouting Activity, where overnight stays are currently not sanctioned by the Scout Association. Campers will be attending as members of the public, and bookings will be strictly for individual households (plus support bubbles). 


Onsite amenities will be shared by all groups onsite, in accordance with the government guidelines on camping.. 

We will also be offering a range of self-led activities including our wood-fired Pizza Ovens - more details below. 

COVID 19 Coronavirus Safety

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, we have a number of measures in place to help keep you and your family safe. We also of course have some additional rules and information which will ensure everyone on site enjoys their stay to its full potential.  

This includes limiting camping capacity to a maximum of 200 people on site between the 17th May - 20th June, enhanced cleaning regimes, and social distancing measures.


All of these will be explained to you when you place your booking.  


  • Toilet and Shower facilities, cleaned regularly

  • Washing up sinks (outdoors)

  • Hand trolleys

  • Altar Fires

  • Campfires Permitted

  • Disabled Toilet

  • Chemical Toilet disposal point

  • Campers Freezer

  • Tables and Benches for Hire

  • BBQs for hire

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Our Main Toilet and Shower blocks will be open for campers on site, including an accessible facility. 
Toilets near to Reception will be reserved for youth groups using the site for day visits, to help minimise interactions between different group types. 

Toilets and Showers will be cleaned at least four times daily during your stay, and hand sanitiser stations are located across the site to keep hands clean.

At Ferny Crofts we are committed to ensuring our site is run in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, so all of our toilets on site are flushed with rainwater.

A chemical toilet disposal point is also available on site, and we encourage you to bring your own toilet facilities if you have them.


Camping Pitches

Camping Pitches will be located on our Main Camping Field, and will be for tents only. We cannot accommodate caravans or campervans of any kind. 

You will be allocated a pitch prior to arrival, which will be around 20 square meters in area.


Please book one pitch per household. If you wish to attend with another family, please request to book two pitches separately, and ensure you follow the current social distancing rules at all times whilst on site. 

A limited number of sites have electric hook-up available for a £15 one-off fee. Please request this at the time of booking. 


To place a booking, click HERE to access our booking form. This will ask you for all the information you need to place a booking.


Once we have received your request, we will place a provisional booking for you and let you know how to pay.


We will require payment in full prior to arrival, either by electronic bank transfer, or by credit/debit card. 


Bookings will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and proof of Scout Association Membership.


During your stay we will be operating a mostly 'contactless' Reception, where the primary method of contacting members of our team will be by telephone. 

When you arrive on site, we will ask you to call us to check in. We will be present on site to assist if required.

You will also need to check in via the NHS Test and Trace App when you arrive on site.



A number of our on-site self-led Activities will be on offer, which can be booked in advance, or by speaking to us whilst you're here.

This includes Frisbee Golf and Crazy Golf, Volleyball, and our wood-fired Pizza Oven.


Click here for a full list of options with prices. 


Each activity will be open only to one household at a time, and equipment cleaned between each use. 

To book an activity, just add a request to your booking form. 


If you require any additional equipment, we have a range of camping equipment for hire or purchase, which can be booked in advance.

Hire items include:
 - 1x Table and 2x Benches - £10  
 - Altar Fires BBQ with Grill - £5 
 - Lockable Phone Charging Facilities - £6

 - Electric Hook-up (13A Caravan plug) - £15
 - Calor Gas Exchange 

Site Rules

Our standard site rules apply at all times, which can be found here

In addition, we remind you that dogs (except assistance dogs) and caravans/campervans are not permitted, and that you must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on site.

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Check in and check out times

Standard Check-in time is from 2pm on day of arrival and check-out by 12pm on day of departure. On a Sunday afternoon, check-out time is by 4pm. 


Should your booking need to be cancelled due to changes in Government regulations regarding camping in England, we will contact you to cancel or postpone your booking. If you choose to cancel, we will refund your booking in full.


per person per night

Camping price:

Children under 3 are free