Parkwood Bookings are managed by just one person – a single unpaid volunteer – so please therefore be patient. Booking emails are usually seen only once or twice a week, so bookings at less than a week’s notice are unlikely to be processed in time. Or to put it another way, you are unlikely to have an instant response to your Booking Request – but we will get back to you just as soon as we can. Every Booking will get a response; usually a Confirmation showing the dates, numbers, and site allocation. Please check this information carefully to ensure that we have the correct details. If you do not hear from us within 10 days, please contact us again. If there are no sites available we will respond to your Booking Request and will usually offer alternatives dates or sites.
We only accept bookings from: Scout and Guide Groups, bona fide Youth organisations, church groups, some local authority youth services, schools (including forest schools), and Duke of Edinburgh groups. If in doubt contact the Booking Secretary via the Enquiry form.
The Group Leader must hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate (previously Criminal Records Bureau clearance); any adults in the group who do not hold an in-date DBS must be directly supervised by the Group Leaders.
If making the booking on behalf of the Group Leader (e.g. as a school administrator), please ensure that a copy of the Booking Confirmation is passed to the Group Leader, together with a copy of the Conditions of Booking.