We provide fun, challenge and adventure to over 1450 young people in North Lancashire – #SkillsForLife
We provide fun, challenge and adventure to over 1450 young people in North Lancashire – #SkillsForLife

Activity Centres

Residential facilities presently closed – Covid 19

From 19 September 2020 OPEN for small group sessions to take place outdoors.

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Through the generosity of the late Tom W Helme, Lonsdale District is supremely fortunate in owning two impressive and singularly distinctive activity centres – one to the east of the City of Lancaster in the delightful Lune Valley – The Helme Memorial Campsite, Littledale, (OS Ref: SD 5538 6231) and the other to the north of the District in Silverdale, an area designated as one of outstanding natural beauty –SilverHelme, (OS Ref: SD 4735 7526)  . . .



Visit Lonsdale’s Activity Centres for a fun and exciting camping experience. Whether you want to camp in one of our camp friendly fields, hold a camp fire in the woods or have all the fun of the outdoors whilst staying indoors overnight, Lonsdale caters for all your scouting needs.

Ideal for DofE expeditions.

If you are local to Lancashire, Lonsdale’s Activity Centres are available to hire for the day.  Lots of Scout troops use our facilities to work towards their badges or to hold camp fires. 



Lonsdale’s Activity Centres are ideal settings for school groups to use as a residential adventure away from the normal school routine. Children can experience an assortment of activities that will increase their enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors.

Our spacious, self-catering,  indoor accommodation gives your pupils the opportunity to really get to know each other and by taking part in any fun yet challenging activities, they will grow their skills, bond, and develop their self-esteem through the benefits of teamwork.

Also ideal for DofE expeditions.


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Lonsdale’s Activity Centres not only cater for Scouting groups and schools, they are also an ideal location to host team building days, or training days.

If you would like to use our facilities or take part in any team building activities then please let us know, our Activity Centres Team will be happy to help and give advice on what would be suitable.

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