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…

Hockley Hospital?

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 20min 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

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.


CJ’S Bowling is only 20 min walk from Belchamps, they have 12 Ten pin bowling lanes and cater for all ages and has facilities for the disabled. CJ’s are very welcoming and have often had Scouts and Guides Visit and also offer a group discount to Scout groups.         Tel: 01702 207 331 or 01702 205 253, Email 8-10 Eldon Way, Hockley, Essex SS5 4AD

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.  Our shop has discounted tickets available, thanks to Adventure Island.

Adventure Play

Monkey Bizzness Adventure Play, go-kart track, sensory zone, football pitch and role play area including a construction zone, shops and Bizz’s Bistro Cafe!

The menu is available with a selection of meals, and also offers a vegetarian option for nearly every meal! 

We also know they have had Cubs Sleep in the past but you would have to contact to confirm.

Hockley Woods

Apart for our sites smail woodland, Hockley Woods is an ancient woodland spanning over 320 acres. There are with many footpaths with one on Holly Oak Lane, just 5 mins walk and you are in this vast woodland. It has plenty of Geocaching and lots to see for woodland walks. There is also a park with picnic benches outside and toilets at the top of the wood. There is a car park or you can walk to the woods in around 40 mins from Belchamps. A great website about the woods can be found here: 

Country Park

Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park is next door and only a 20 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:

Local Small 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

Contact Belchamps

Camp Site Address:

Holyoak Lane, Hockley

Essex, SS5 4JD

Telephone: 01702 842 684


Shop and Office Opening Times

10am - 4pm
10am - 4pm
Shop/Office Closed
3pm -6pm
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Where To Find Belchamps

Belchamps Scout Activity Center

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