It is sometimes said that Gilwell Park is four venues in one. After all, where else can you scale a 22 metre-climbing tower, jump in a canoe, hold a meeting in a purpose built conference suite and enjoy overnight accommodation in a fully restored Grade II listed building.
Set in 108 acres on the edge of Epping Forest, Gilwell Park combines historic location with amazing facilities just 25 minutes from central London.
Gilwell Park boasts 41 stylish bedrooms in The White House, the historic 17th Century centrepiece of the estate. Meaning that whether you and your group want to stay after a meeting, training day or conference or whether you want to find a wedding reception or event venue that allows your guests the option of staying overnight, Gilwell Park is convenient and offers amazing value.
35 bedrooms are en suite with our other bedrooms being in close proximity to communal bathroom facilities. All bedrooms are equipped with free internet access, colour television, power showers, tea, coffee and biscuits. Continental and full English breakfast is served every morning for residential guests.
Please note that our accommodation is reserved for groups and those attending functions at Gilwell Park Training and Event Centre.
Gilwell Park is owned by The Scout Association, one of the UK’s largest and most well known charities. Not only does Gilwell Park provide important meeting and event facilities for the staff and volunteers of The Scout Association, it is also available for use by everyone! By opening the centre up to Guides, Schools, Corporates and other group users we are able to ensure affordability and modern facilities for all our users and help generate funds which can be put back into Scouting as a whole.
Whether you're looking for the perfect location for your business meeting, somewhere unique for your next conference, an elegant wedding venue or a place that specialises in delivering tailor-made team building, you've found the ideal space at Gilwell Park. With boutique accommodation, a Grade II listed main building, a large hall for up to 250 people and high adrenaline activity equipment, why not find out what we have to offer?
Gilwell Park is five minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 and just 25 minutes from central London by train.
By rail - Chingford Station offers a direct service to/from London Liverpool Street with a journey time of less than half an hour. Trains are every 15 minutes throughout the day.
By road – Junction 26 of the M25 is less the five minutes by car from Gilwell Park. Gilwell Park has ample onsite parking free of charge to customers.
By tube – Take the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central, then take the over ground service direct to Chingford from the same station. The overground train service from Walthamstow to Chingford is around eight minutes and Chingford is the last stop on the line.
Sports and Leisure
With over 30 adventurous activities on site, Gilwell Park is the perfect location for team building and training days.
Stuff for Kids
Gilwell Park Training and Event Centre is owned by The Scout Association, one of the UK’s largest and most well known charities. For over 100 years we have been working to bring fun and adventure to young people (ages 6-25) from the UK and around the world. Gilwell Park offers over 30 amazing activities perfect for children and adults alike, ranging from climbing and zip wire, to archery and raft building.
We are delighted to be able to announce that Gilwell Park has become an approved licensed venue. Civil ceremonies can now take place at Gilwell Park so that you can enjoy everything from your ceremony and wedding breakfast through to an overnight stay and more, such as a lunchtime barbeque or buffet.
Living the High Life
Looking for a unique venue in North East London with excellent transport links, free parking, amazing rooms and facilities but without breaking the bank? Gilwell Park offers all this and more and, as a registered charity, we are able to provide amazing value without compromising on service. As well as a venue for meetings, private events, and training, we are also able to offer a range of packages at Gilwell Park including Vintage Tea Parties and Christmas Private Fine Dining.