Self Led

  • 3D Printer (CTC)

    Doing you Digital Maker or Citizen Badge? Maybe you just want to mend that broken tent pole you can’t buy a replacement part for. The District own a 3D printer which Groups and Explorer Units are welcome to borrow.

    Note: Your booking period must include day you want to pickup through to the  day it is going to be returned

  • Armex Fun Fox crossbow

    Fun crossbows fire sucker darts. You can use them for a whole range of fun activities: lots of people enjoy team games (a bit like a low-tech version of paintballing or laser tag), but you could also try target shooting to hone your accuracy.

    Everyone in Scouts can get stuck in – there aren’t age limits here. They also work in all sorts of locations: indoors, outdoors, and even in specially-designed arenas. These fun crossbows are so adaptable, so you can design an activity that suits your group perfectly.

    The indicative cost displayed above is based on 4 fun crossbows, including targets, for a 2 hour hire period.  actual cost will be displayed once you have chosen number of fun crossbows to be hired along with start and end time for the hire period.  If you wish to book over a number of days you will need to book each day separately and add to your basket.  Minimum hire period is 2 hours per booked session which can be extended in 30 minute increments.

     

  • Clogwyn Climbing Wall

    Fancy spending the day or evening practising your rock climbing? Maybe you need a venue to complete your Climbing Wall Permit? We have a fabulous indoor rock climbing wall at our Clogwyn Activity Centre in Bangor, North Wales. There is enough wall space for eight climbers and their belayers. Climb when ready! Climbing!

    Fees for 2024 Mersey Weaver Scouts/Guides Other Charitable Organisations
    Per day £35 £50 £50

    N.B. The wall is free of charge when booking accommodation in either Clogwyn or Penrhyn at the same time. A discount is automatically added to your cart but you must book the wall prior to use.

    We provide the ropes which are already rigged but must be checked before use. All other kit should be provided by the visiting  group.

    While we can sometimes help, the wall comes as a dry hire and you will need to arrange your own instructor(s). We recommend using the permit holder search functionality in Compass to find and contact permit holders in your own district or the local area (Anglesey and Snowdonia).

  • Crate Stacking at QCW (Self Led)

    We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing. Please note this is a self led activity and you will require your own instructor who is competent enough to confidently set this activity up. Crate Stacking/Climbing is classified as a High Ropes activity and you must follow the relevant factsheet from The Scouts.

    The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with:

    If hiring for Crate Stacking at QCW, the crates come with the following equipment:

    • 2 Belay points (11mm Slings, 2 x Canvas rope protector, 2 x Carabiners)  – one for belaying, another for pulley system. These are in situ on the tree that has been designated suitable by a competent person.
    • Lyon Climbing Ballast Bag with sand & DMM Shadow HMS Screwgate Carabiner for securing the belayer
    • Petzl GRI GRI belay device & DMM Belay Master Carabiner for belayer
    • 1x Mammut Sender Screwgate Carabiner for clipping in climber
    • 3 x Edelweiss 30m Climbing ropes
    •  1 x Petzl Vertical Wire Lock Carabiner for clipping onto crates
    • Climbing Harnesses and Helmets (these are shared with the climbing wall)

    N.B. To use the crates at Queen Charlotte’s Wood, you must also be booked in as a Day Visitor, Evening Visitor, Camper or for The Hideaway

  • DSC Indoor Shooting Range (Range only)

    6yd, 10yd or 10m indoor shooting range which is inside of the main hall of the District Scout Centre.  Can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 shooting at a time.

    Minimum hire period 1 hour, thereafter in 15 min blocks.  Remember to allow sufficient time in your booking for setting up and clearing away.

    User provides their own paper targets and equipment. Access to the range starts at your chosen start time and you must cleared up and left the range by the end of your chosen end time. Therefore allow for setup and clear up time when choosing your booking start and end time.

  • Giant ATX 1 Mountain Bikes

    Mersey Weaver has ten Mountain Bikes which are available to hire by groups . They are great to use at Clogwyn and we have specialist bike trailer which you can use to transport them. All bikes come with Helmets, Hi-vis, gloves and Safety Specs.

  • Mobile Air Rifle/Pistol Range

    Mersey Weaver  have Mobile range that can be transported to a suitable venue.

    We have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

  • Mobile Climbing Wall

    Why not give Rock Climbing a go? We own a 9 metre high mobile climbing wall that can accommodate up to five climbers at any one time. Included in the hire are enough harnesses, helmets, ropes and carabiners for 20 people so the whole section can have a go..

    While we can sometimes help with permit holders, the wall comes as a dry hire and you will need to arrange your own instructor(s). We recommend using the permit holder search functionality in Compass to find and contact permit holders.

    Fees for 2020 Mersey Weaver Scouts/Guides Other Charitable Organisations
    Per day* £35 £180 £180

    *Please ensure you book from the day you need to collect/have the wall delivered to the day you intend to drop it back off/have it picked up

    Looking for an evening booking? (Mersey Weaver groups only) Book here

    If you would like some crates to run crate stacking off the end of the wall then you can add these to your basket for an extra £15/day here

    Important Delivery Information

    After adding the wall to your basket, please ensure you enter the Delivery address and postcode for where you would like the wall delivered (not your home/billing address). The mileage will be automatically calculated based on two round trips at £0.50 per mile.

    If you would prefer and have a suitable vehicle to collect the wall, use the “Click here to pickup this item” option.

    Please note our delivery drivers are volunteers and we cannot guarantee their availability. Prior to making a booking with delivery, please contact us to confirm availability of a delivery driver.

  • Mobile Climbing Wall (Evening Hire)

    Why not give Rock Climbing a go? We own a 9 metre high mobile climbing wall that can accommodate up to five climbers at any one time. Included in the hire are enough harnesses, helmets, ropes and carabiners for 18 people so the whole troop can have a go..

    While we can sometimes help with permit holders, the wall comes as a dry hire and you will need to arrange your own instructor(s). We recommend using the permit holder search functionality in Compass to find and contact permit holders.

    Fees for 2020 Mersey Weaver Scouts/Guides Other Charitable Organisations
    Per evening £20 Unavailable Unavailable

    Looking to book the wall for a full day or multiple full days? Book here..

    After adding the wall to your basket, please ensure you enter the postcode for where you would like the wall delivered. The mileage will be automatically calculated based on two round trips at £0.50 per mile. If you would prefer and have a suitable vehicle to collect the wall, use the “Click here to pickup this item” option. Please note our delivery drivers are volunteers and we cannot guarantee their availability.

  • Mobile Climbing Wall @ QCW

    Please use this product to book the wall at Queen Charlotte’s Wood. You must also be booked in as a Day Visitor, Evening Visitor, Camper or for The Hideaway. If you wish to book the wall for use offsite you should book here

    Why not give Rock Climbing a go? We own a 9 metre high mobile climbing wall that lives at Queen Charlotte’s Wood and can be used on site while not out on hire.

    The wall can accommodate up to five climbers at any one time. Included in the hire are enough harnesses, helmets, ropes and carabiners for 20 people so the whole section can have a go…

    While we can sometimes help with permit holders, the wall comes as a dry hire and you will need to arrange your own instructor(s). We recommend using the permit holder search functionality in Compass to find and contact permit holders.

    Fees for 2022: Mersey Weaver Scouts/Guides Other Charitable Organisations
    Per hour* £17.50 (Max charge £35) £22.50 £22.50

    If you would like some crates to run crate stacking on the end of the wall off the you can add these to your basket for an extra £30/day here

  • Nerf Guns

    Nerf guns fire foam darts, discs, or balls. You can use them for a whole range of fun activities: lots of people enjoy team games (a bit like a low-tech version of paintballing or laser tag), but you could also try target shooting to hone your accuracy.

    Everyone in Scouts can get stuck in – there aren’t age limits here. They also work in all sorts of locations: indoors, outdoors, and even in specially-designed arenas. Nerf guns can be a great resource  because they’re so adaptable, so you can design an activity that suits your group perfectly.

  • Main Campfire Circle

    Queen Charlotte’s Wood boasts  a superb campfire facility that can be used for your event.

    Once you have made you’re booking with associated product your booking will then be confirmed by the bookings manager.

    N.B the Campfire Circle must be booked alongside either CampingThe HideawayThe BothyLaavuEvening Visitor or Day Visitor.

  • Outdoor Kitchen & Secondary Campfire Circle

    Queen Charlotte’s boasts an incredible secondary campfire circle and outdoor kitchen area close to Badger’s Rake and The Pines that visitor’s can use to cook a rustic feast!

    The renovated campfire area was constructed in 2022 in memory of the late campsite manager April Nicholas.

    As well as providing seating for at least 24 people around the campfire circle, the outdoor kitchen area comes with a traditional wood fired pizza oven, two altar style barbecues and four stainless steel work surfaces allowing you to leave your mess tent and gas stoves at home!

    It’s not just Pizza you can cook in the oven either! Why not try baking fresh bread, slow cooked meat, fish or even a full roast dinner?!

    N.B The Campfire & Outdoor Kitchen area must be booked alongside either CampingThe HideawayThe BothyLaavuEvening Visitor or Day Visitor.

    The type of wood used for the pizza oven is very particular you must use hardwoods with a moisture content of less than 20%. Please refer to the operating manual for detailed instructions. Please ensure the kitchen and campfire circle is left tidy and immaculate for the next group.

  • The Gallery Sheltered Activity Area

    The Gallery has a grassed Geogrid surface providing a flat surface which can be used in most weathers, 36m2 covered hardstanding area with light, power and gated access point.  Suitable for outdoor activities, meetings or just when you want an enclosed area to use!

    It can also be used as an outdoor cinema/disco area when booked in conjunction with our 185 inch mobile screen and active PA speakers.

    It  you want to book The Gallery for Target Sports Activities please book the Target Sports Range using one of the following products:

    N.B  The Gallery must be booked alongside either CampingThe HideawayThe BothyLaavuEvening Visitor  or Day Visitor.

  • Target Sports Range Self Led (QCW Range and Target Holders Only)

    The indicative price above is for 1 hour session with the use of six bosses or target holders. The actual cost for your booking will be shown below once session duration chosen.

    If you have your own permitted Archery/NSRA crossbow instructor and Target Sports equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre.

    The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • For Archery/Crossbows – 6 x 90cm bosses
    • For Air Guns – 6 x stands with target holders
    • The minimum bookable time is 1 hour and thereafter in 30 minute increments.

    The hirer will need to provide their own paper targets and equipment. Access (codes) to The Gallery starts at your booked start time; you also must clear up and leave The Gallery by the end of your booked end time. Therefore allow time for setup and clear up  when selecting your start and end time.

  • Recruitment backpack – resources for events

    We have put together a group of resources which can be used to help aid recruitment at events your group host or attend.

    Each ‘backpack’ contains the following:

    • Pull up banners
    • Posters/leaflets
    • Business cards with social media and contact information
    • Pop up tent
    • Gazebo
    • Tablecloth
    • First aid kit
    • MW branded flag
    • Pens
    • Paracord kit
    • Risk assessment
    • USB stick with videos and pictures of Scouting in MW