Nearest Services and Off-Site Activities
Scout Activity Centre offers a wide range of Activitys, a well stocked shop, but there may be something you need, also a day visit is very popular for groups on longer stays. We would like Belchamps to be your home from home, so if you can’t find it or just forgot the pegs for a tent, let us know and we will try and help. This is our around us guide…
Southend University Hospital NHS is our nearest main hospital, it has Accident and Emergency Services, in the event of an emergency please inform reception as soon as you can, we can give access to any emergency vehicles and make sure they can find the incident. We have a out of hours number in your handbook and on the front office. The details of Southend Hospital are Tel: 01702 435555, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff On Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY
Nearest Train Station?
Hockley Railway Station is a 2min Walk from Belchamps, it gives access to Southend Victoria Station for days out in southend on sea, and to Liverpool Street Station for trips to london. Tel :0870 183 0442, Hockley station. Station Approach Hockley Essex SS5 4BG
Nearest Place to go Swimming?
Clements Hall Leisure Centre is a 5-minute walk from Belchamps there is an alleyway that leads there from the main road, please phone and book visits to Clements Hall Swimming Pool. Tel: 01702 207 777, Clements Hall Way, Hawkwell, Rochford, Essex, SS5 4LN.
Nearest Place to go Bowling?
CJ’S Bowling is only 20 min walk from Belchamps, they have 12 Ten pin bowling lanes and cater for all ages plus all has facilities for the disabled. CJ’s are very welcoming and have often had Scouts and Guides Visit and also offer a group discounts to Scouting. Tel : 01702 207 331 or 01702 205 253, Email Info@cjsbowling.com Bookings@cjsbowling.com 8-10 Eldon Way, Hockley, Essex SS5 4AD
Nearest Theme Park
Adventure Island Theme Park is an awesome day out. Park isn’t so big that you walk for miles and miles to a ride, but big enough to have a day out. Lines for rides are a bit long at times, if you go, go early! Our shop sometimes has tickets available at a Scout rate! thanks to Adventure Island. https://adventureisland.co.uk/
Nearest Large Woods?
Hockley Woods is an ancient woodland spanning over 320 acres, with many, footpaths one links it to Holly Oak Lane, just 5 mins walk and you are in this vast woodland, it has plenty of Geocaching and lost to see for woodland walks. The is also a park with picnic benches outside and toilets at the top of the wood, this is where their main carpark is, around 40 mins walk from Belchamps. A great website about the woods can be found here: http://hockleywoods.com
Nearest Country Park?
Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park is next door and only 5 min walk. The woodland, lake, open grassland and network of connecting paths and bridleways provide habitat for a huge range of animals and plants. Friends of Cherry Orchard Park have a great website with lots of information that is useful for a visit: https://www.friendsofcherryorchardpark.org
Nearest Local Supermarket?
There is a Co-op Food store 10 min walk from Belchamps Tel: 01702 204 939, 216, Main Road, Hawkwell, Hockley SS5 4EG
Nearest Large Supermarket?
There is a Tesco Extra that opens 24h with the exception of Sundays closing at 4pm Prince Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0JP
Southend University Hospital
Hockley Railway Station
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
Swimming at Clements Hall
Hockley Woods Access Gate (quite when passing stables please)
Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park (Access Path)
Co-op Food Store
Adventure Island Theme Park
Our open volunteer and workdays are on the last Saturday of the Month.
The next one will be on the 31st of July. Tasks for this day are:
Painting inside the Rifle Range.
Fixing the Archery Roof.
Collecting and removing waste from around the site.
Making new firebases.
Installing new posts and signs around the campsite.
Making fire beaters.
General site maintenance.
We’ve also got a family show of Hansel and Gretel running in our campfire circle on the 31st and will need volunteers to help with marshaling.
If you can help email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop and Office Opening Times
PLEASE NOTE: Office hours may vary due to the pandemic please ring first, or email us: email@example.com
Where To Find Us
Belchamps Scout Activity Center
Holyoak Ln, Hockley SS5 4JD