ACTIVITIES ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT SNOWBALL PLANTATION – but if you wish to bring your own activities for use within your own area you are welcome to do so.

We have facilities for Archery and Shooting in a separate wooded area across the road from Snowball Plantation.

These activities must be pre-booked to ensure that we have appropriately qualified instructors available  You will need to ensure that you have carried out appropriate risk assessments and obtained all the necessary consents of those who wish to take part (or from parents and guardians of young people).

Archery and Shooting are both available at a cost of £40 per hour for a maximum of 12 people per session.  This number includes any supervising adults, who must oversee the young people whilst others are taking part in the activity.

The sessions can be booked by emailing or telephoning 07510997207 to check availability and then complete the forms available here.



We have a separate and larger field available for other group activities or larger events on the extra field adjacent to the Snowball site or you can also book the Centenary Building if you need to be indoors, or camp sites for your other activities.  View the 2020 CHARGES and TERMS AND CONDITIONS  here.

Then check availability that the Centenary Building or campsites are available when you want them by emailing our Booking Secretary on or telephone 07518267254.

If your dates are available, then you can  complete the BOOKING FORM. Make sure you’ve read the Terms and Condition of booking – they might be boring, but they are important and you are signing the booking form to say you agree to them!

The Booking Form should then be emailed or posted to the Booking Secretary, and the appropriate payments made.
York Scouts – please note that although your booking may be free of charge, you still do need to book.

The Arena in front of the Lodge is a large open space that is a communal and shared facility.
It is useful for team games and play, but it is important that you discuss and co-ordinate your activities with other site users.
Football posts are permanently available. There are also frisbee golf posts situated around the arena – you will need to book the equipment and pay a deposit to use these, please see below.
And when you need to take a rest, have a lunch breaks or get together for work activities, there are eight picnic benches located around the Arena.


We have a range of equipment that you can book to use whilst you are on site, subject to availability and payment of appropriate deposits or charges.  Examples of equipment available includes:

  • large ball                            £10 per hour
  • geo caching                       £10 per hour
  • frisbee golf, posts situated around arena        £10 deposit for equipment
  • sumo suits                                                       £10 deposit
  • large garden games, chess/draughts/connect £10 deposit for each
  • pioneering poles
  • 4 orienteering courses    Course A Map    Course B Map   Course C Map    Course D Map   (answers available from Booking Secretary)
  • netball
  • football
  • rounders
  • cricket

Please do discuss this with the Booking Secretary prior to your arrival or with the Duty Warden during your stay.