Welcome to the website of Snowball Plantation. We hope this site will allow you to see the range of activities possible, perhaps give you a few ideas and answer any questions you may have about coming to visit.

Our Vision “To create an amazing, authentic Scouting experience in a natural woodland environment”

Our Mission Statement “To provide a safe environment where young people and adults can enjoy activities, nature and learning through adventure.”

Snowball Plantation is set in 17 acres of mature woodland surrounded by farmland and offers a range of facilities, eight camping sites, a large arena and two principal buildings. The Snowball Team aim to provide a safe environment in which young people can enjoy opportunities for constructive activities, recreation, nature and learning through their adventures at Snowball.  The size of the site and the facilities it offers makes it suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities from full, week long camps, weekends, midweek breaks, single day or evening events.

Snowball is widely used by Scouts, Guides, youth organisations, educational bodies, training organisations, for Duke of Edinburgh Award activities and by a growing number of other users for team building, development, away days, and fields trips.

“A truly fantastic  venue which has everything required to satisfy a young persons desire for adventure and the outdoors, whilst allowing organisers peace of mind” Scout Leader 1st Heworth, York

Contact details for our Management Team and our key volunteers can be found here  CONTACT US


CAN YOU HELP ON OUR WORKDAYS?  If you have practical site maintenance skills come down and join the team of volunteers, or contact our Estates Manager, Dan, by emailing estatesmanager@snowballplantation.org.uk.  The dates for this year are:

18 March 2018 29 April 2018 20 May 2018  24 June 2018 14 July 2018 26 August 2018 22 September 2018 14 October 2018 18 November 2018 15 December 2018



All of Snowball’s facilities can be booked for a single evening, a weekend or for longer. Our online booking system is currently under development.  In the meantime, to check availability for Lodge and Campsite Bookings, please email our Booking Secretary on bookings@snowballplantation.org.uk or telephone 07518267254.

Activities can be arranged by emailing activitybookings@snowballplantation.org.uk or telephoning 07510997207 – but when the activities are part of your stay with us this will be picked up and coordinated with your Lodge or Campsite booking.

You can then complete the booking form below and send this to the Booking Secretary.



Snowball Plantation is wholly managed and run by a team of committed volunteers, who would welcome any additional help that you might be able to provide.  You could have practical, technical, media, organisational or people skills that you would like to use for the ultimate benefit of the young people.  We currently have particular vacancies that require the following:

WARDENS                    MARKETING                    MEDIA                     FUNDRAISING

Please contact Tony by emailing chairman@snowballplantation.org.uk for further details.  If you provide your contact details we will get in touch and have an informal chat.