The covered veranda opens out onto a large playing area with wooden ‘jungle climber’ play equipment, small obstacle course and wildlife area, all within sight of the building and screened from the road.
Lady Mayhew Wood is mixed woodland, which is particularly spectacular in the bluebell season. It has a campfire circle, an equipment store and information boards about local wildlife. Please respect the neighbours by not making a noise after 9.30 pm.
The Trefoil Guild who have re-established species once found on the site at the beginning of 20th century manages the Mille Fleur Garden. There is also a wildflower garden.
The outside Games Shed has equipment for volleyball, badminton, short tennis, high jump, hoops, balls, and large outdoor chess and Jenga. There are two x 24ft parachutes kept in the cupboard in the lobby.
Goal nets are provided.
A fixed obstacle course runs up the side of the campsite for use by all. Please liaise with campsite residents when appropriate.
The outdoor trampoline is 14ft with a permanent safety net. You are advised to allow only one person at a time with adult supervision.
You will find this in the main hall in the comfy chair corner.
A DVD/video player in the hall has some videos but you can bring your own.
A shop can be found on the first floor landing that stocks Patteson Lodge and Girlguiding merchandise, along with novelty toys and gifts – bring change. Leaders can be responsible for opening this at any time. Money should be left in the box for collection by the Patteson Lodge Administrator.
Girlguiding Norfolk County Archive Resource Centre
In the grounds of Patteson Lodge, where you can go and take a step back in time and sample traditions from the past. Sessions are led by trained leaders and in addition to Traditions in Guiding (age specific) sessions which meet the requirements of some UMAs and Skills Builders, what the guides did in the World Wars, and social history of the past 100 years, they may be able to offer other sessions as requested. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org