Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Hardwick Park Farm, Hardwick Lane (opposite the Farm Shop), Lyne, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0AF

Contact: 07957 184341



The aim of Big Hat Bushcamp is to give school groups the ultimate bushcraft experience and leave all who visit the Bushcamp with the knowledge and confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors. All of our activities are designed to promote personal development, teamwork and leadership, as well as inspire an enduring passion for fresh air and the great outdoors.

Through activities such as matchless firelighting, campfire cooking, shelter building, archery, navigation, wilderness first aid and traditional bushcraft skills, groups at Big Hat Bushcamp discover for themselves how to leave behind the clamour of the 21st century.

Amidst the beautiful woodlands of historic Runnymede in North Surrey, 5 minutes from Chertsey railway station, we run both residential and day courses, all year round.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

2 to 100

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

Our accommodation is as spacious as our woods. Actually, our accommodation is the woods; children staying at the bushcamp put up their own hammocks under basha-shelters. For smaller groups visiting in colder months we have a 6m x 8m heated canvas tent.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Price per head per 24 hours varies from £65 for small groups, down to £45, for groups of 20+. This covers everything (accommodation, activities and food), and accompanying adults go free.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We provide risk assessments on request, and staff are always welcome to book an advance visit to conduct their own.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Ian Brember, 

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We always have first-aiders onsite.

Please list facilities available.

There is ample space around the fire-pits and picnic tables for groups to relax in the evening, for those not ready to retire to their hammocks after a full day of activities.

If you’re looking to plan an off-site trip, feel free to ask for recommendations of local attractions, such as Thorpe Park and Runnymede.

What are your disabled facilities?

Though some parts of the camp are not fully accessible, we are always happy to make provisions for anybody requiring disabled access.

What are your opening days and hours?

On request and subject to availability, we can be open any day for exclusive hire bookings.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

An important part of our ethos at Big Hat Bushcamp is that all we do for our visitors is provide supplies and equipment, and the guidance and supervision to sustain themselves with them. Nobody’s ever gone hungry at the bushcamp, because every group has the capacity to thrive in the woods.

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Camping