Tile Barn Centre

Camping

The Centre has large fields that can accommodate big groups or smaller groups seeking peace and quiet. We can also provide most of the equipment you will require, or you can bring your own. Camping is a cost effective way for young people to enjoy a valuable residential experience which can provide an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom and community.

There are three options to choose from when camping at Tile Barn Heavyweight, Lightweight or Site Only.

This option is a popular choice for groups as it includes a wide range of equipment and offers flexibility to suit your needs.

Equipment provided

  • Marquee
  • Cook tent
  • Large 4 burner gas ranges (these do not include an oven)
  • 5 or 2 person size tents (depending upon your groups needs)
  • Tables and benches
  • Extensive range of cooking equipment (pots, pans, utensils)
  • Water carriers
  • Fire extinguishers / blankets
  • Gas lights
  • Recycling boxes
  • Shared Access to fridges and freezers
  • Trolleys to move equipment to your site and to help you collect water
  • Gas (charged in addition to camping cost, depending upon amount used)
  • A gas BBQ can also be hired (for £35 + VAT per day, including gas) if required. Disposable and charcoal BBQ’s cannot be used on-site.

We have put together a list of equipment and kit for you and your group members to bring.

We allocate appropriate tents, equipment and space according to your groups needs and size.

If you have any specific requirements then please contact us.

Groups can only camp with appropriate authorisation. Hampshire groups must complete the Hampshire Camping Course and other groups will need to provide a letter of recommendation from the head of their establishment.

We recommend Group Leaders conduct a pre-visit which will enable you to familiarise yourself with the site, ask any questions and discuss your specific requirements.

Your camp will need to be set up for your group to use. This involves the errecting or moving of marquees, cook tents and sleeping tents, arranging of the kitchen and collection of your cooking equipment and gas.

We recommend that a set-up party is sent in advance of the group in order to complete this. Some groups choose to set-up the camp in advance but put up the sleeping tents with the young people on arrival, as their first activity. A minimum of 10 people are required in order to move a marquee, so please ensure you have a sufficient number of people available. A member of Tile Barn staff will oversee your camp set-up so please advise us in advance of when you plan to complete your this.

Tile Barn will be able to advise you of exactly what will need to be completed in your set-up, approximeately two weeks before your stay, however factors outside of our control (e.g. inclement weather) may result in changes having to be made at short notice.

Camping is self catering so groups must provide and cook their own food. Arrangements can be made with local suppliers and supermarkets for deliveries to the Centre. See Local suppliers (right)

We recommend that the person responsible for food preparation and cooking has attended a basic food hygiene course.
Our Food Safety in Catering course

It is possible for you to arrange hire of an oven Local suppliers (right)

To check prices and availability for your group please contact us

Make a booking

 

This option is suitable for smaller groups looking for basic facilities.

Equipment provided

  • 2 person size tents
  • Camping mat
  • Shared access to fridges and freezers

Trangia stoves with gas converters are available for hire, or bring your own cooking equipment. Gas can be supplied for use with Trangia Stoves upon request.
NB Disposable and charcoal BBQ’s cannot be used on-site. However, a gas BBQ can be hired (for £35 + VAT per day, including gas) if required.

We allocate appropriate tents, equipment and space according to your groups needs and size.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

Groups can only camp with appropriate authorisation. Hampshire groups must complete the Hampshire Camping Course and other groups will need to provide a letter of recommendation from the head of their establishment.

We recommend Group Leaders conduct a pre-visit which will enable you to familiarise yourself with the site, ask any questions and discuss your specific requirements.

To check prices and availability for your group please contact us

Make a booking

 

We provide you with a site, appropriate to the size of the group.

Shared access to fridges and freezers is available. You can hire some equipment from us.

Please note that disposable and charcoal BBQ’s cannot be used on-site. However, a gas BBQ can be hired (for £35 + VAT per day, including gas) if required.

Please advise us about your group size and any equipment you require at the time of booking.

To check prices and availability for your group please contact us

Make a booking

 

The Centre has been used extensively over the years by groups participating in the Award. We offer an ideal base for expedition training, from Bronze to Gold level, and our Low Ropes Course provides an ideal opportunity for groups to get to know each other.

We are not a public campsite, so you can be sure you will share the site with other like minded groups - a good chance to share stories and compare blisters!

DofE camping at Tile Barn is based upon groups providing all of their own equipment. Hampshire D of E groups requiring any additional kit for either their camp at Tile Barn or other expeditions can contact the DofE Stores who will be pleased to assist.

In order for us to complete maintenance and housekeeping jobs around the site, D of E groups must arrive after 4pm and depart by 10am.

If groups or leaders need to arrive or depart outside of these times (including vehicle drop off/collection) it is essential they contact the Centre in advance to arrange this, as it is subject to availability.

If you and / or your group would like to arrive before 4pm, or depart after 10am and use the site and facilities (e.g. to pitch tents in advance, or to walk back to Tile Barn at the end of your expedition), a site use fee of £2.50 (plus VAT) per person per day will be charged.

Those wishing to park a vehicle before or after their stay (i.e. dropping off before 4pm or collecting after 10am) will be charged £2.50 (plus VAT) per vehicle per day. Please note: all vehicles must be signed in at reception and, as above, early arrivals / late collections must be pre-arranged. If there are no groups resident the site will be unavailable until the member of staff arrives and, likewise, gates will be locked when the member of staff leaves the site, therefore any vehicles left without agreement will not be accessible.

D of E groups are welcome to bring their own gazebos or similar small marquees for their groups to use during their stay but, as they take up additional space on the field which could be used by other groups, a charge of £5 (plus VAT) per night will apply. This space must be pre-booked on your booking form and is subject to availability.

Access route map for teams using Tile Barn 220kb pdf

 
 
Camp site

Important information

Tile Barn is not a public campsite. We allow only pre-booked schools, youth organisations and community groups, therefore providing a safe and secure environment.

We are unable to supply equipment for off-site hire.

Campervans

Campervans can be accommodated in the car park however, due to limited space, this is subject to availability and must be pre-booked.

Overnight in a campervan £10 per night (plus VAT).

There is no chemical disposal point and no water/electric hook up.

Local suppliers

Sway Butchers Ltd
Local company supplying daily -fresh meat, eggs, cheese, locallly baked bread, milk, groceries, fresh pizzas, sweets and drinks. tel 01590 682302, email enquiries@swaybutchers.co.uk

Tesco Direct tel 0845 6004411
Sainsburys

Rainbow Fish Bar is popular for a fish and chip supper! No deliveries but closeby in Brockenhurst. Order in advance tel 01590 622747

Local supermarkets

  • Tesco Express, Brockenhurst
  • Tesco, Lymington
  • Waitrose, Lymington
  • Morrison’s, Totton

Oven hire

Choices Hire Services tel 01264 365697 or 07971 063593, email admin@choiceshire.com

Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

Church Lane, Brockenhurst
Hampshire SO42 7UB

tel 01590 623160
fax 01590 624412
email tile.barn.centre@hants.gov.uk