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Reservations & Bookings | Availability | Hire Charges | Booking Policy

SAC is regularly used by groups in Scouting and Guiding. The site is available for hire between April and October for weekend camps and evening visits.

We will be operating a new booking system for Season 2020 onwards. For the whole of October Long Eaton and District Groups and Units will be able to book weekends. Then from the 1st of November onwards bookings will be available everyone.

Weekend Camps

Weekend camps are very popular. Check the availability for dates that the centre is still vacant this year. Bookings for next year will not be taken until September.

We advise you to make an intial telephone booking with the booking secretary. This will be held for 28 days until confirmed by a completed form, accompanied by the appropriate deposit.

Typically, the maximum number of campers on site is 60. Numbers slightly greater than this may sometimes be accommodated by special arrangement with the Chief Warden or Secretary. The minimum total charge for a full site weekend booking is £600 however few people you bring.

Evening Visits

The Centre is open for activities on Monday to Thursday evenings, from mid-April to mid-September. Bookings are taken from March onwards.

Raft building, orienteering and pond dipping are always available during evening visits or you can just come and have yourself a barbecue.

Unfortunately, we can’t offer evening sailing. Our evening canoeing activity is limited by shortage of instructors, but please enquire.

Charges for using the centre are £2 per person, per day, at weekends and £1 per person, per evening. Additional charge for activities is £8 per person, per day, at weekends and £3.50 per person, per evening.

Day Visits

The Centre is run by a team of volunteers who are available after work at evenings and weekends. For this reason, we are unable to accomodate weekday camps or weekday activities.


Groups of 30 people or less can book half the site with a deposit of £50. Groups larger than 30 must book the full site with a deposit of £100. The Deposit for evening bookings is £10 per group.

The deposit is not refundable unless the booking is taken over by another group. We shall use best endeavours to re-book but cannot promise anything. The deposit will be returned in full if cancellation has to be made by TLSAC due to river conditions or other reasons.

Enquiries can be made by sending your details to the booking secretary via e-mail. Enquiries can also be made by downloading the booking form and sending it to the following address:

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Booking Secretary
69 Victor Crescent
Nottingham, NG10 5JS
United Kingdom

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