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Crawley Cubs 100 Birthday Party

Date(s) - 18/06/2016
All Day

Blacklands Farm Campsite

Event Contact
Craig Edwards


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Cub Scouting started in 1916 therefore this year will be our centenary and in celebration, Crawley District Cubs have arranged a day trip for up to 300 cubs and leaders to the Bluebell Railway on Saturday 18th June 2016. The details below may be subject to change depending on weather conditions so please keep an eye out for further updates.

Arrival / Departure Information

Final arrangements are currently being made however we can now release additional details regarding the event as below. The plan is to meet at Blacklands Farm Campsite, East Grinstead. We are based on Larks 4 which is clearly signposted on the campsite from reception. The timings for arrival / departure are available below. Please do not miss your slot as we will be leaving the campsite promptly and any late arrivals WILL NOT be waited for.

Groups:Drop Off TimePick Up Time
Camelot – 4th Worth Kenue, Rann and Milton07:5021:50
Stepney – 1st Langley Green, 2nd Crwley and 1st Crawley08:0021:40
Bluebell – 6th Crawley, 1st Southgate and 7th Crawley08:1021:30
Fenchurch – 2nd Ifield and 5th Crawley08:2021:20
Stowe – 1st Northgate and 1st Balcombe08:3021:10


Drop Off / Collection Arrangements

For parents dropping off / collecting participants, please go to the main reception car park where your leaders will be waiting to direct the Cubs to Larks 4 by foot. You will be unable to park in this area and will be asked to drop off your son / daughter before being directed to the exit. Please DO NOT go directly to Larks 4 in your car as you will be caught up in the parking one way system.


If you are coming for the day and need to park your car, please go directly to Larks 4 using the road entrance. Please DO NOT drive down from reception as you will not be able to enter the parking system this way. This may change on the day depending on the weather conditions as parking is on a grass field.

Packed Lunch / Drinks

Please ensure you send your son / daughter with a packed lunch and plenty of water for during the day whilst we are offsite. Additional drinks will be available in the evening once we return to site for the BBQ and campfire.

Day Outline

Once all assembled we will walk to Kingscote Station where we will board our own reserved train. Please note the walk is NOT suitable for wheelchairs / buggies as there is some uneven ground in places. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking. During the day we will travel the length of the Bluebell Railway line as well as exploring the engine sheds, museum and shops. Leaders have been provided a full copy of the programme. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this information.

Following this we will walk back to Blacklands Farm where we will have light refreshments including birthday cake & a BBQ for dinner. In the evening we will have a camp fire and the cubs will need collecting at around 9pm (departure times as above)

The cost of the day is £15 per cub which should have already been submitted. There are no remaining spaces so please DO NOT turn up on the day if you don’t have a confirmed place.

Leaders will have the option to camp over on the Fri and/or Sat night. Please advise the organisers below if you wish to do this

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Craig Edwards (ADC Cubs). Otherwise we look forward to seeing you on the day to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.


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