Scout Adventures Downe, Orpington, Kent for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centre
Big group adventure breaks in a large activity centre near London

Residential venue for youth, school and corporate groups.
Scout Adventures Downe, Orpington, Kent, sleeps 104 in 30 bedrooms.

With over 80 years' experience delivering adventurous outdoor experiences to young people and adults from all over the UK and beyond, Downe is an ideal place for your next trip.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Downe Scout Activity Centre are skilled at working with all types of groups. Our specialist instructors are skilled at working with group leaders and organisers to plan the perfect visit to our centre. With options including self or full programme, where our staff will work with you as little or as much as you need, you can be assured that your visit will suit perfectly your group’s requirements, objectives and skill levels for the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Being owned and run by The Scout Association you can be assured that we have plenty of experience working with children and young people, whatever their age and capability.

Whether you are after lesson plans and ideas or a full programme run by our on site activity team, we should have something to suit your needs and make your stay with us a perfect choice.

Downe boasts a wide range of both traditional and high adrenaline activities on-site, from orienteering to the aerial trek, backwoods cooking to archery. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet outdoor experience, an exciting and energetic challenge or a mix of both, Downe is the perfect location.

Downe offers indoor residential experiences, with accommodation for up to 104 people across three lodges - Jubilee, Bridger and Pembroke lodges. With 3 indoor lodges as well as plenty of amazing camping sites, a residential trip is possible at any time of the year.

Activities such as archery, climbing, team building and rifle shooting are available on site, with prices starting at £13.32 per session. Activities are suitable for a group size of up to 12 people.

For a full range of activities and accommodation prices please contact us with your specific needs.


All our lodges have fully equipped kitchens.
All our lodges have a separate communal/dining area.
All our lodges have a separate communal/dining area.
Please contact us for more information.
Please contact the centre for information on mobile phone coverage and land line facilities.
We do not have a games room.
All our lodges have central heating. Campfires are also allowed on site in designated areas. Please contact us for more information.
Our bedrooms range in size to sleep from 2 to 8 people.
Bed linen, towels and tea towels are not provided.
Each lodge has toilet facilities. None of the rooms are en suite.
We will endeavour to assist where possible. please contact us to discuss your needs.
Scout Adventures Downe is child friendly and has a range of activities to suit all age groups. There is not a nursery/playgroup on site.
Scout Adventures Downe has a range of outdoor activities for all age groups including archery, climbing, rifle shooting and zip-wire.
We do not have a swimming pool on site.
There is free parking available on site for our guests.
Smoking is not permitted within any buildings and is only permitted in small areas of our site.
No pets are allowed.


Scout Adventures Downe is located just 16 miles from London and a short distance from Junctions 4 and 6 of the M25.
Biggin Hill and Orpington are the nearest towns to Scout Adventures Downe.
Scout Adventures Downe is well supplied by the local towns of Biggin Hill and Orpington. Supermarkets, pharmacies and more are no more than a 10 minute drive.
There are a range of pubs/restaurants within a 10 minute drive of Scout Adventures Downe.

Booking Information

Prices for indoor accommodation start at £8.80 per person per night (Based on the Jubilee/Bridger Lodge at full capacity. Food not included). Prices for individual activities start at £13.32 per session

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Birdhouse Lane
United Kingdom
There are many train stations near to Scout Adventures Downe, including Orpington and Chelsfield. The nearest major stations include Sevenoakes and Oxted.
There is a bus stop within Downe Village.
London Biggin Hill Airport is less than 10 minutes from Scout Adventures Downe. Gatwick Airport is around a 40 minute drive.

Rental Rates

Prices for indoor accommodation start at £8.80 per person per night (Based on the Jubilee/Bridger Lodge at full capacity. Food not included). Camping, day visits and activities are also available.

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Scout Adventures Downe, Orpington, Kent

Sarah Marshall

+44 (0)1959 572 121
Birdhouse Lane
United Kingdom