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Runway's End Outdoor Centre

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Runway's End Outdoor Centre: Pods alongside footpath leading to games field

General

  • Peaceful site by Basingstoke Canal between Farnborough and Aldershot
  • A 15-minute drive from Birdworld, 45 minutes from Marwell Zoo
  • Secure site with facilities designed to be accessible for all guests

Safety, accessibility and activity are the watchwords for stays at Runway's End Outdoor Centre, a quiet Hampshire site next to the Basingstoke Canal between Farnborough and Aldershot (and less than 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of either).

This is a place where parents can relax and let the nippers have a bit of freedom: the relatively compact site is entirely surrounded by fencing (with a key-coded access gate for added security) and kept car-free so there’s plenty of safe space to roam about a bit. There’s a spacious grass area for playing games, and various activities can be booked ahead (such as archery and climbing).

As well as being designed with utmost security in mind, this is a place that’s also been set up to be fully accessible. Showers, toilets and washing-up facilities are a short walk from the pods and pitches, and all amenities are linked by flat paths to make everything easy to get around.

And getting out is just straightforward: stroll or cycle out from the site onto the canal towpath and you can follow it for 32 miles along the water’s edge. The local area is also full of military history attractions and museums to visit, along with family-friendly attractions such as animal parks and an open-air pool. Junction 4 of the M3 is about 10 minutes’ drive from the site, so it’s easy to get down here from London, or head up for a day trip with a journey of around an hour by car (traffic permitting, of course).

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 87 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  80% described as Bush ?

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pod was clean and comfortable fantastic activities and friendly / …08/31/2021

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    pod was clean and comfortable
    fantastic activities and friendly / motivational activity leaders.

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Safe, secure, friendly staff and good carparking.08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHina P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Really enjoyed the half day activities of rock climbing and archery.

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amazing08/31/2021

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    everything

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    nothing

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Friendly staff, great facilities. This is a must for first timers.08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTejinder M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Everything

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Great little site08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarolyn C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Modern cabins and facilities and lovely staff, great site for children as very safe. Great activities available on site and the canal is a lovely walk. Also not far to Aldershot lido. We enjoyed our 1 night stay and would stay again.

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Super helpful and friendly staff, safe to let kids run around.08/30/2021

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  • Rental tent (five man)
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    Everything

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Safe friendly site with great activities08/27/2021

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  • Rental tent (five man)
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    Fenced perimeter made for relaxed safety for young person with learning disability and carer. Great activities - loved the canoe tour

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Great site & good facilities for a budget holiday.08/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSadie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rental tent (five man)
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    The tent was much larger than we anticipated it would easily fit 5 large adults.
    The pitch also was huge and so didn't feel crowded.
    Facilities were good, the fridge was especially helpful to have and the toilets were generally clean and tidy and showers hot with good pressure.
    The staff were so friendly and helpful.

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    I wish there was an option to book on to certain activities on site / more availability for these tasks.
    By the time we booked our tent it was already fully booked which was a shame.

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Just wonderful, well worth it and such a gem.08/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAliya N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything! I went as a solo parent with my own 2yo daughter and siblings 12yo and 9yo. The staff were so lovely every step of the way and it felt safe at all times of the day and night. We went for a lovely stroll in the morning around the site and at the picnic table we played some games and had breakfast. The half day adventure came later and they loved that, the staff were just amazing at explaining and helping them get more and more confident with every try. I absolutely loved my time there and would go again in a heartbeat for longer!

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    If I had to find anything (it’s hard to!) it would be that there are no routes out to walk to scenic places or the canal etc on, safely away from the roads. So we could only explore the site which had we been there for longer may have inhibited the walks we could go on. Also there are only bunk beds and not any double beds so with my 2yo it was a tight squeeze in a single bed as she didn’t want to sleep in her bunk!

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Great place to camp, this is our fourth stay.08/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Secure camp site, great facilities. Lots of activities. Clean. Spacious pitches. Privacy too if wanted

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    Nothing-we’ve extended our stay!!

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 1 Forge Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, GU11 2RE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2646°N 0.7698°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 2.1 kilometres
Kingsmead Bus Termini — 3.1 kilometres
Kingsmead Bus Termini — 3.1 kilometres
Train stations
Aldershot Rail Station — 2.1 kilometres
North Camp Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Ash Vale Rail Station — 3.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 25.4 kilometres
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 25.4 kilometres
Moulsey - Hurst Park Ferry Landing — 32.7 kilometres
Airports
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 — 30.2 kilometres
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 — 31.2 kilometres
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 — 31.3 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Away from the target practice and climbing wall on site, it’s possible to launch canoes or kayaks for an outing on the canal next door, or you may like take a 10-minute drive for a bit of skiing or snowboarding at Alpine Snowsports Aldershot or an outdoor dip at Aldershot Lido.

If the area’s military connections pique your interest, head over to Aldershot Military Museum (five minutes’ drive) to try out a tank and have a go on the World War II assault course. Those who prefer peaceful times can instead take a step back in time at the Rural Life Centre (20 minutes) for activities with a vintage vibe.

Eagle-eyed animal enthusiasts will no doubt spot the signs for the excellent Marwell Zoo (45 minutes) in the local area; once you’ve taken a wander there, bump up the creature-spotting tally with a trip to Birdworld (15 minutes).

Sticking to the historic highlights? Pay a visit to lovely Loseley Park (25 minutes) or plan a day out strolling the streets of Winchester (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Birdworld (10.4 kilometres)
  • The Look Out Discovery Centre (13.8 kilometres)
  • Jane Austen's House (21.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • West Green House Garden (11.9 kilometres)
  • River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf (13.5 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The site works on a self check-in basis. You will receive a code to access the site after booking.

Runway's End Outdoor Centre cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Runway's End Outdoor Centre on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Runway's End Outdoor Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Runway's End Outdoor Centre dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Runway's End Outdoor Centre? Away from the target practice and climbing wall on site, it’s possible to launch canoes or kayaks for an outing on the canal next door, or you may like take a 10-minute … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Runway's End Outdoor Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    The site works on a self check-in basis. You will receive a code to access the site after booking.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Runway's End Outdoor Centre? From $58.40 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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