Wells Scout Activity Centre

This centre is based in the lovely area of Wells-next-the-Sea and has great facilities which are advailable to hire to Scouts and affiliated groups.

We have a large hut and outside camping area, which is positioned close to the Town centre but located away from the residential area so noise and space for youngsters to be themselves is not a problem.

The Activity Centre was built in 1994 and is based on part of the the route of the old Great Eastern Railway line.




The Scout Hut was the result of a lot of hard work by the group and helpers. The hut has a large grass area in front, which can be used for camping and recreation. The Scout hut is quite secluded and well screened, and has vehicular access and good parking. The grass area is approximately 80m x 20m and is cut regularly.

We are situated in area where there are lots of things to do and in an area of natural beauty. Wells has a lovely harbour which is great for sailing, canoeing and swimming. Holkham and Wells has some of the best beaches in the country, and with marshes and pinewoods there are lots of walks and areas for hiking or game play.

Hire the Facilities

The Scout hut consists of a reception area with toilet facilities and shower cubicles.

A large meeting room with access to an adjoining well equipped kitchen area.

The grounds are available for the erection of tents subject to conditions (please contact the Lettings Officer for details). There is a discount for Central District groups




  • Site available for Camping – All Year
  • Maximum number of campers – 50
  • Price range – As per booking form
  • Deposit required – Yes
  • Suitable for County camp – No
  • Suitable for District camps – No could be used for patrol leader camp or similar
  • Suitable for group camps – dependant on size
  • Suitable for Patrol camps – Yes
  • Suitable for “Backwoods” camps – No (back wood activities Could be done but limited woodland space for backwoods cooking
  • Building available – All Year
  • Number of buildings – 1 Main Building
  • Maximum number of indoor sleeping – 30
  • Fuel type – Gas
  • Kitchen/cooking area – Yes
  • Cooking/eating utensils – Yes
  • Building heated – Yes
  • Tables/chairs – Yes
  • Tents – Yes, can be hired

Site Fees

These are the fees for this site.

  Central District Scouts outside Central and Guides and other organisations
Day use of site Free (booking still required)
£1 per person
Evening use of site Free (booking still required) 50p per person
Camping £4.00 ppn £4.50 ppn

Risk Assesment


  • Toilets – Yes
  • Hot Showers – Yes
  • Water supply – Yes
  • Hot water – Yes
  • Cooking utensil – Yes
  • Washing area – Yes
  • Laundry – No
  • Waste disposal – No
  • Chemical toilet waste disposal – No
  • Car park – Yes – small
  • Fridge freezer – Yes
  • Campfire circle – Yes
  • Flood lights for grounds – Yes

Onsite activities

Local attractions

  • The Co-operative Food Store Stores Details. This is the nearest store to the campsite, you will pass it on your way to the site.
  • Sport-A-Peel – Health & Fitness Studio including Swimming at the local school pool – www.sportapeel.co.uk
  • Hilltop Activity Centre, near Sheringham – Tel:- 01263 834514
  • Glide Surf School, Cromer – Tel:- 07966 392227 www.glidesurfschool.co.uk
  • Norfolk etc Sailing Morston Quay – 01263 740704 www.norfolketc.co.uk
  • Volunteer work for Natural England (Holkham) Tel:- 01328 800730 www.holkham.co.uk
  • Oceanus Sailing, Wells Tel:- 01263 862062 www.oceanus-sailing.com
  • Coastguard Station, Wells. Please write to Sector Manager , HMCG Station, Bases Lane, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1BT to arrange a visit. Lifeboat House, Wells
    Open evenings, Wednesdays from approximately 18:00, during the summer holidays. Free, but donations welcome.
  • Seal trips from Morston
    Bean’s Boat Trips, Morston Quay Tel:- 01263 740038/740505
    Temples Ferry Services, The Anchor, Morston Tel:- 01263 740791
    There are also seal trips from the pontoons next to The Harbour Office on the Quay, during peak times. See notice boards on the Quay for times.
  • The Albatros, Wells Quay. For the cost of a coke you can go below into the hold and then sit on deck and admire the view down the channel, from this lovely, old Dutch sailing barge.
  • Cycle Hire from Holkham Hall www.holkham.co.uk
    Bikes will be available to hire in the courtyard courtesy of ‘Holkham ByCycle’.
  • Wells and Walsingham Light Railway www.wwlr.co.uk. This is located a short disance from the Activity Centre.
  • The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk
  • Visit Wells Website – www.wellsguide.com


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Public Transport

There are two buses that serve Wells and full details can be found here

Wells Scout Activity Centre, Great Eastern Way, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QB

Please can you check the availability of this sites on the District Calendar prior to booking. The bookings for this site are shown in Black.

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