Woodhouse Park Climbing Tower

by Woodhouse Park Activity Centre (Avon County Scout Council) in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Woodhouse Park Climbing Tower
We did it
On 1st July 2022 we successfully raised £955 ( + est. £235.00 Gift Aid ) with 22 supporters in 69 days

This fundraiser is to fully reopen the climbing tower at Woodhouse Park to give amazing experiences to young people once again.

by Woodhouse Park Activity Centre in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Woodhouse Park’s Fundraiser: Help us fully open The Tower

Since taking over and reopening Woodhouse Park Activity Centre last October and after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our incredible volunteer team have relaunched most existing and installed new activities across the Centre. However, there is one activity space yet to fully reopen: The Tower.

The Tower is the main activity structure situated in the middle of the Centre and can provide all our young people with the opportunity to take part in the following adventurous activities:

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Crate Stacking
  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Leap of Faith

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Due to the incredible work by our dedicated team, we have managed to open some of these activities but with limited availability. However, to be able to safely and fully open all the activities and create more availability we need your help!


Our Target

We need to raise £2000 for the team to be able to open and run The Tower fully. Due to the 2-year closure during the pandemic The Tower needs a full safety check and refit before some activities can take place. This fundraiser will help fund the repairs, equipment, training and safety checks needed whilst keeping the cost for our young people at a minimum.

Benefits to Young People

  • Introduction to the sport of climbing
  • Teamwork skills
  • Confidence building
  • Improved mental and physical wellbeing
  • Access for a range of sport activities, accessible to all

Impact of the Pandemic

In April 2011 the management of the site was taken over by The Scout Association (TSA) following the granting of a long lease (50 Years). However, as a direct result of the pandemic and following a strategic review of Scout Adventures (the brand name for TSA activity centres) TSA made the decision to terminate the lease and the Centre therefore returned to the management of Avon Scouts in October 2021. 

The Centre reopening was supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who, as well as supporting the reopening of the centre set about the task of starting to undertake the outstanding maintenance of the Centre which had not been covered during the year of closure the costs for which were covered by TSA. 

About Woodhouse Park Activity Centre

Woodhouse Park Activity Centre is a Scout activity centre and campsite to the North of Bristol run by Avon County Scouts. We provide adventurous activities, camping and residential experiences to Scouts, Girlguiding, youth groups and schools.

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More information

Visit our website to find out more about the Centre: WoodhousePark.org.uk

Woodhouse Park Activity Centre is owned and managed by Avon County Scouts.


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