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With over 80 years in the game, we’re confident we know our stuff.

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.

With over 80 years in the game, we’re confident we know our stuff.

1938

Walesby Forest established due to the generosity of Lt. Col. N. G. Pearson

1942

Walesby contributes to National Dig For Victory campaign and cultivates parts of the site for food production

1943

First full time Warden joins and stays for 33 years!

1947

Two years after WWII, Our first large camp was held in 1947.

1949

Electricity brought to the site

1950

Our first International Jamboree was held in 1950, with over 1,500 campers! 🏕 We've been offering #AcresofFun for overseas campers ever since!

1951

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!

1966

Swimming pool built

1979

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!

1990

We gained our tourism flag from Nottinghamshire County Council.

1993

10,000 vistiors stay for a week-long International Camp

2011

In 2011 we were voted a Top 100 Apprenticeship employer!

2013

Kemp Lodge opened

2018

Walesby Lodge Opened

2019

Complete re-brand project and the new website launched!

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