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Wellies and Wristbands - Foxlease

#1
Hi,

We're thinking of taking our Guides to Wellies and Wristbands this year at Foxlease and (as none of us have been before) we were just wondering what the toilet facilities were like. Are they in easy reach of most fields/camping areas, or are they a bit of a trek? As it's sleeping tents only, I'm presuming we are not able to take a toilet tent.

And presumably there are showers etc too?
 

Zoe-eleanor

Beginner (10+ posts)
#2
I have been in 2014 as a volunteer and in 2015 with our Guides. There are toilet 'huts' in each camping field, so not hugely far away, although they are fairly basic facilities. Again there were showers, but due to the sheer numbers, when I used one it wasn't warm (at all!)!

That said that was the only thing not so brilliant about Foxlease Wellies and Wristbands, it was fantastic and the girls loved it, and we are going back again this year!
 

snowy91

Fully warranted Brownie Guider
#3
Each of the campsites has a toilet block so they're not very far away. Everything is communal so you can use any toilet block. The main field also has loads of portaloos and there are a few dotted around in other areas too.
Showers aren't great but then it is a campsite and it is only 3 nights. (If you think the shower facilities are bad, I was camping in 2014 as a volunteer up the top on catherine wilson, our boiler didn't work so we had to walk miles to the next shower and we were there for potentially 5 nights, although due to the weather we all left early!)
 

Loopy

Veteran (100+ posts)
#5
There's definitely no room for units to take their own toilet tents - it's "festival style" camping and the tents have to be pretty close together to fit everyone in. However, every site has a toilet block so you won't have to walk far to the loo anyway. If anyone has any particular need to be near the toilets, you can request this when you apply :)
 

HMSisME

Guide Leder to only disabled unit!
#11
I am going for the 3rd time, but not in a row. last one was 2014 and went to the first one in 2013. I'm looking forward to it, 8 girls and bringing one of the Brownie leaders who is doing her Queens Guide.
 

fenris

fenris
GuiderPlus
#12
Each of the campsites has a toilet block so they're not very far away. Everything is communal so you can use any toilet block. The main field also has loads of portaloos and there are a few dotted around in other areas too.
Showers aren't great but then it is a campsite and it is only 3 nights. (If you think the shower facilities are bad, I was camping in 2014 as a volunteer up the top on catherine wilson, our boiler didn't work so we had to walk miles to the next shower and we were there for potentially 5 nights, although due to the weather we all left early!)
I was at GinthePark, the Scottish equivalent - there weren't any showers for participants at all, just sinks in a tent which was open at both ends - and it was 4 nights/5 days!
 

Quack

Veteran (100+ posts)
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#16
Nearly, been getting some kit sorted and buying a few essentials for camp. I usually take some Hot Choc sachets and coffee. Is there anything else anyone takes which is an extra but essential to them .... just wondering..

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HMSisME

Guide Leder to only disabled unit!
#17
I always take a good travel mug one that won't spill and my comfy old guiders fleece.

Got to say it 12 days to go!!!!
 

Quack

Veteran (100+ posts)
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#18
If I wanted to get some decent temporary tattoos and stuff for Guides at W&W where would I get them ? I'm seeing pictures of people going to great lengths to take the UV stuff etc and I'm starting to think that mine are being left out..