We pride ourselves on our scouting heritage and the history of Walesby Forest which has certainly stood the test of time! Our values, purpose and mission are embedded throughout our 250 acres of land and among our dedicated staff, instructors and volunteers every day.
As a not for profit organisation we offer bespoke and inclusive experiences aimed at educating our visitors in a fun and safe environment within the heart of the incredible Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood country.
We strive to offer fun, inclusive and most importantly safe, activities which are tailored to any group, regardless of age, gender, ability, race or beliefs. Over 80 years in business we have seen an endless number of visitors and made millions of memories and long may we continue.
Walesby Forest established due to the generosity of Lt. Col. N. G. Pearson
Walesby contributes to National Dig For Victory campaign and cultivates parts of the site for food production
First full time Warden joins and stays for 33 years!
Two years after WWII, Our first large camp was held in 1947.
Electricity brought to the site
Our first International Jamboree was held in 1950, with over 1,500 campers! 🏕 We've been offering #AcresofFun for overseas campers ever since!
Did you know that in 1951 we planted over 5,000 trees? Grown from a seed, pay us a visit to see how they've grown!
Swimming pool built
And because we love trees so much, in 1979 we planted over 10,000 trees! We also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the scouting in Nottingham!
We gained our tourism flag from Nottinghamshire County Council.
10,000 vistiors stay for a week-long International Camp
In 2011 we were voted a Top 100 Apprenticeship employer!
Kemp Lodge opened
Walesby Lodge Opened
Complete re-brand project and the new website launched!