Southall Activity Centre

Longboat Row, Cranleigh Gardens, Southall, Middlesex. UB1 2BE

climbing wall and fire circle
Camp fire circle and old climbing wall (which has since been replaced)

Southall Activity Centre (also known as SAC) is a 2.5 acre site set in a multi cultural suburb of West London. It is close to London Transport bus stops and, via bus, to the London Underground network.

It is about 1 mile from the mainline railway station of Southall which is on the London (Paddington) to South West line and the Transport for London (TfL) Elizabeth line. TfL travel cards and Oyster cards allow travel on all trains, underground and bus routes which allows access to the whole of London with all its attractions. Road access is easy from the M25 (London Orbital) via the M40/A40.

The local bus route is the 120 connecting to Central line at Northolt, Piccadilly line at Hounslow and Southall main line.

Windsor Castle is approximately 11 miles away and is easily reached by mainline train. Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventure are approx. a 60 minute coach ride away.

A public swimming pool is a bus ride away and the centre is adjacent to a park with an athletic track, football pitches and tennis courts.

The Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal runs along the back of the site and is ideal for basic kayaking.


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Please be patient as we currently do not have a Warden so replying to your enquiries may take a little longer than usual.

For enquiries and to request a booking form please contact the Warden, preferably by email. Please include a phone number.


  1. 2 acre camping/activity field
  2. Main Building - 18 metres x 6 metres activity room, 24 bed bunkhouse, 2 x 6 bed rooms, kitchen, toilets, disabled toilet, showers, central heating, tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery supplied.
  3. Small Building - kitchen, small activity room, 6 bunks.
  4. Campfire circle, ample woodpile, fire irons, bricks, altar fires, BBQ.
  5. Bouldering/traverse wall.
  6. Brand new Abseiling/climbing tower + equipment for hire.
  7. Direct access to Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) + various kayaks and equipment available.
  8. Archery equipment and nets for indoor use only.
  9. Air rifle shooting. Indoor range with three lanes. Air rifles, targets and pellets can be supplied.
  10. Large pioneering store.
  11. Car parking.

The activity centre is run on a "Do it Yourself" basis. You will be given instructions regarding keys and usage etc. on confirmation of booking. You will be expected to leave the centre clean and tidy and securely locked.
Please note that EVIDENCE of authorisations/permits will be required before access will be allowed to "authorised" activity areas or equipment.


Available on request from the Warden.


Archery, climbing, kayaking and pioneering equipment available.



main building

smaill building

field and path




activity trail

small bunk room

large bunk room


disabled wet room

beavers carrying a kayaks 1

beavers carrying a kayaks 2

double kayak

young people kayaking

Announcing the new District Commissioner for Greenford & District

Dear all,

It is my great pleasure to announce that Gangaveer Hunjan is our new District Commissioner for Greenford & District Scouts. His new role started on Monday 27th September. I am confident that you will all welcome him and support him as he has been supporting us as ADC(Scouts), District Trustee Board member and Deputy Unit Leader for some of our participants attending the World Scout Jamboree!

Cathy Muxlow
GLMW County Commissioner

Gangaveer Singh Hunjan, new District Commissioner

Hello all, I am very excited to be your new District Commissioner!

I have been fortunate enough to see first hand how great Greenford & District is to the many scouts (both young people and adult) within the District having come up as a beaver all the way through to the scout network as one of those people. I hope to continue to deliver that high quality of scouting and hope we can continue to learn new skills, experience new things and make more memories with one another.

I hope we can support each other on the next chapter for Greenford and District.


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