Gilwell Park Heritage Open Day

Gilwell Park is celebrating 100 years since the first Scouts arrived on site and transformed a neglected country estate into a Scouting wonderland. Join a guided tour or test your survival skills with our shelter building and backwoods cooking family workshops.

What? Heritage Open Day

When? Sunday 22 September 2019, 10am – 4pm,

Where? Gilwell Park, Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QW

Includes: Free activities and guided tours

Tours: 10:30am and 2pm

Shelter building: 11am and 1pm

Backwoods cooking: 11am and 1pm. Activities are suitable for families with children aged 6 and older, adults must accompany children at all times.

Booking:  Please book in advance 

Parking: Parking is available on Centre. Please use the Branchet car park.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be available in our Adventure Café.


Visit the Heritage Service website to find out more about Gilwell's amazing Scouting story.

Contact us at with a subject line 'Heritage Activities Gilwell 100' for more information and to express your interest.

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