Wild About Faurefold

Discover your wild side at Girlguiding Surrey East’s County Holiday House & Campsite

Bookings

Our Holiday House and Campsite are the perfect venue for your next residential adventure

Things to do

Woodland Adventures are available all year round and our annual Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Days are filled with fun activities and crafts inspired by our beautiful natural surroundings

Go Wild in the Woods at Faurefold

From epic Rangers exploring the Surrey Hills to the smallest Rainbows setting out on their first adventures, we cater for all Girlguiding units;  Scouts and Youth Groups such as DofE are also warmly welcomed at Faurefold.  Come for a holiday or for one of our wild activity days.

Get back to nature at this beautiful campsite nestling in the Surrey Hills. Perfect as a base camp to set out into the local area or for a relaxing holiday getting back to nature, Faurefold has something for everyone.

Our brand new holiday house offers excellent facilities and our 11 acres of woodland plenty of scope for adventure.  There are loads of suggestions for activities on the website and plenty of scope for bringing your own ideas to life.

So what are you waiting for?  Take a  walk on the wild side….

COVID NOTICE

We are now fully open and taking bookings in line with current NYA and Girlguiding Guidelines. We continue to operate as a Covid-safe site with enhanced cleaning and procedures in place. Please review our latest Covid-19 Risk assessment available  here

Want to help?

Faurefold is run by Girlguiding volunteers and we always need extra pairs of hands to help. You don’t have to be in Girlguiding – just have a few spare hours and some enthusiasm!

Faurefold is a special site just for the use of young people.  At a time when getting back to nature is more important than ever for mental health, what better way to give back to your community than help in some way at Faurefold.  We are always looking for support with maintenance, fundraising or promoting the site. You can volunteer for a one-off activity or regularly depending on your time.

From time to time we hold working party days to keep our campsite and house looking spick and span. So whether it’s clearing scrub, or painting walls or some social DIY we’d love to hear from you.

We are currently looking for a Young Person (18-30) to join our committee for a media and public relations role. Develop your skills and gain experience for your CV all as part of your Girlguiding Inspire journey

Interested in volunteering?

Latest News

Thank-You Co-op Communities

Thank you Co-op Communities for choosing us as one of your local causes for 2021. Thanks to the Co-op members of Bookham and those members who selected us as their cause. The £2196 raised will pay for blinds for the holiday house. We can't wait to see them installed....

Perfect Pumpkins at Plaw Hatch

Thanks to the amazing growing efforts of our volunteers we have once again supplied Plaw Hatch Farm Shop with an amazing array of Pumpkins with the proceeds going to Faurefold

Summer camping for all

We’ve not posted in a while……
perhaps it’s because we’ve been so busy! 

To Camp or Not to Camp?

That is the question.....  Girlguiding Surrey East and London South West Counties, together with Faurefold, are interested in understanding how to better support units to Go Away Outdoors. We have developed this short questionnaire so you can tell us what you want and...

Compass shows the way

With DofE groups back on site , we hope this newly installed compass helps our first DofE group get their bearings !!!

Socially distanced First Aid training at Faurefold

Surrey East is busy getting ready to return to face to face guiding. Socially distanced training took place at Faurefold this weekend to ensure all our leaders have they qualifications they need.

We have been selected as a local cause by the Co-op Local Community Fund

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful that Faurefold has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund We will be using any funds obtained through the Co-op...

We are open for indoor meetings from November 1st 2020

We know that 2020 has been a hard year for all of us and getting back to face to face Guiding can be challenging. We have worked hard at Faurefold to make it as straightforward as possible. Faurefold is a secure and safe environment, where you can be confident that...

Faurefold is OPEN for outdoor meetings

  We are delighted that we have reopened our campsite and grounds for outdoor meetings. Only £10 per session for use of outdoor toilets, campfire circle, grounds and woodland space with only one group  on site at any one time making it easier to manage your risk....

The Official Opening of Faurefold

During 2017, the holiday accommodation at Faurefold was rebuilt and we now have a fantastic brick building that is toasty and warm instead of the chilly wooden hut there for so many years. The builder, ADV(UK) of Dorking, has done a magnificent job. On 12 May 2018,...

What’s On Offer

Holiday House

Our lovely new building has two large dormitories each sleeping 12 in bunk beds and two separate Leaders’ bedrooms each sleeping 3. Each dormitory has an attached bathroom and there is a large leaders’ bathroom with facilities suitable for a wheelchair. There is a large main hall and a separate break out room.

Camping

The campsite is great for single Guide camps and lightweight tent camping. Equipment is available for central and patrol cooking, and both ridge and lightweight tents are available. There is plenty of wood on the site and an altar fire next to the campsite. There are bathroom facilities behind the building which we offer for those booking the campsite. Behind the building you will find a washing up sink with hot and cold water, for use by campers and a fridge/freezer can also be made available. As well as the main terraced campground there is a small glade / clearing suitable for patrols, leaders or small camps

Things to do

We have lots of easy to run onsite wild wood activities to help you get started.  We have:

  • Den building
  • Campfire circle in the woods
  • Woodland activities; nature path and fairy doors to find
  • Orienteering or Geocaching
  • Giant games
  • Bug hunting and Bat detecting equipment

The Faurefold Challenge “I’ve had fun outdoors@Faurefold” booklet of activities and a badge to gain. 

Want to go further afield?  We have ideas for that too, see our activities page for suggestions.

Activities

Where the fun starts

Nature Trails, Fairies, Dens and more or why not try the Faurefold Challenge?

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Adventures this way

Find out more; review availablity and pricing;  submit a booking form

Friends & Fundraising

Donate, shop online or plan a fundraising event: there are many ways you can help

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