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 separate and larger field available for other group activities or larger events on the extra field adjacent to the Snowball site which can be booked for exclusive use through the usual booking system by emailing .

We have a range of equipment that you can book and use, subject to availability, such as

  • frisbee golf equipment
  • pioneering poles
  • 4 orienteering courses
  • geo-caching
  • large garden games
  • sumo suits
  • netball
  • football
  • rounders
  • cricket

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


We also 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, and you will need to ensure that you obtain all the necessary consents of those who wish to take part, or of the parents and guardians of the young people.