Beyond the WINGS Experience

 

Beyond the WINGS Experience

We know that some of our international guests come along for the WINGS experience and extend their stay in the UK, either before or after camp, to do some sightseeing in our beautiful country. Our International Connections Team have put together the information on this page to give you some ideas of places of interest you might like to visit and accommodation you may like to use.

Keep popping back as we’ll keep adding to this page over the coming months.

Accommodation

Pax Lodge (London)

Pax Lodge is one of the WAGGGS World Centres and it’s in Hampstead, North London. Although it’s a special place for WAGGGS members, our WOSM friends are welcome to stay there too. They have facilities for individuals as well as groups, large or small. Visit their website for all the details and to book your stay. 

https://www.wagggs.org/en/our-world/world-centres/pax-lodge/

Thirtover Place 

Thirtover Place is Girlguiding Royal Berkshire’s Residential and Activity Centre and is situated close to the towns of Thatcham and Newbury and is within easy access of the M4 and A34 to be able visit a range of sightseeing days out. 

http://www.thirtoverplace.org/

Earleywood Camping & Scout Centre 

Earleywood is a woodland campsite in South Ascot, Berkshire with camping as well as indoor accommodation and is run by Berkshire Scouts. Members from WAGGGS and WOSM are both welcome at the Centre which, as well as being somewhere to stay, also has a range of activities on offer. 

 https://www.earleywood.org.uk/

Foxlease 

Foxlease is a Girlguiding Training and Activity Centre and is in the beautiful New Forest just outside Lyndhurst near Southampton. It has a range of residential facilities from camping, a tented village, bunked indoor accommodation as well as almost hotel like indoor rooms in the main house.  

https://girlguidingactivitycentres.org.uk/centre/foxlease/

Places of Interest

Berkshire: 

Legoland 

The Legoland park has lots to offer for children aged 3-12 years, but we’re all big kids at heart, right?! Legoland has over 55 rides and attractions. You can also stay at the resort. 

https://www.legoland.co.uk/

Windsor Castle 

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The castle is just a short walk from the WINGS 2020 venue and is open to the public all year round. 

https://www.rct.uk/visit/windsor-castle

London: 

Madame Tussauds 

Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds London – the home of famous fun in the capital, established on Baker Street in 1836. Star in immersive experiences like Alien: Escape and Star Wars and get up close and personal with more than 250 lifelike wax figures of your favourite celebrities! 

https://www.madametussauds.com/london/en/

The London Eye 

See iconic London views, from the top of a London icon! The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. What better way to see London than from 135m above the city.   

https://www.londoneye.com/

Around the UK: 

Stonehenge 

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man. 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/

Thorpe Park 

This fantastic theme park boasts over 30 rides, attractions and live entertainments. It’s situated in Chertsey, Surrey, on thoutskirts of London and only about 10 miles from the WINGS 2020 venue. 

https://www.thorpepark.com/