we have three very different indoor accommodation centres at Butchers Coppice as well as our very own static caravan – all are available for use throughout the year

the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Centre

opened originally for Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee and re-opened after extensive redevelopment in 2006

sleeps up to 34 visitors in eight dormitory bedrooms, sleeping between 2 and 8 in each room


the Dad Atkins Centre

named after Frank ‘Dad’ Atkins, the first Warden of Butchers Coppice (1931 to 1939), this centre was refurbished in 2010

sleeps up to 42 visitors – two Leader bedrooms, sleeping 2 in one room and 4 in the other, with up to 36 visitors sleeping on mattresses (provided) on the floor in the main hall


the Explorer Centre

this centre was opened in 2013 – the building is designed principally as a meeting and training room

has the potential to sleep up to 20 visitors on your own camp beds, air beds or roll mats on the floor in the main hall


the Butchers Coppice Caravan

sleeps up to 6 visitors across one double room and two twin rooms


  • you can use quickcheck to give you an immediate indication if the indoor accommodation you are looking to use is available for your chosen dates
  • in the school summer holidays you can arrive any time after 2pm and need to vacate by 11am – arrival and departure times are flexible at all other times
  • only seven day Saturday-Saturday indoor accommodation bookings will usually be accepted during the first three weeks of the school summer holidays
  • indoor accommodation centres can be used for residential experiences at any time – indoor accommodation centres are not normally available for part day or single day use at weekends or during school holidays with the exception of the Explorer Centre