Match Day Centres Camping near the 2012 Olympics – East London
The Match Day Centre in Walthamstow is only a 15 minute bus ride from the Olympic Park and is easily accessible to Central London. It offers a fantastic green space with excellent facilities. Match Day works with the Wadham Lodge Charity Trust to provide football, bowling and indoor recreational facilities at little or no cost to the community and will be utilising its grass pitches this summer to offer great value camping. The centre is home to 7 football teams of all ages and provides access to highly qualified coaches and technically trained staff, so it’s a haven for grass roots talent!
The Centre sports facilities will be accessible to campers so there is an opportunity to take part in the sporting action as well as watch it with football, karate and zumba sessions all running! The Centre also boasts a sports cafe where you can catch up with all the latest Olympic action amongst the sporting atmosphere and selected BBQ nights. It is also within walking distance of a host of local amenities including laundry.
Arrived and got checked in ok. Shown to a spot on the site to pitch tent. Friendly welcome and good facilities. Mainly volunteers on site who worked shifts.
- 24 hour security
- Access to showers at the following times: 4am-10am, 3pm-6pm, 9pm-11pm
- Access to electrical points - at reception
- Games Maker camping area
- Family camping area
- Laundrette facilities are a 7 minute walk from the site – directions will be provided on arrival
- Breakfast served from 4am (details below)
- Washing up points
- On site bar and large screen TV’s showing all the sporting action
- On site cafe serving snacks and drinks
- Selected BBQ nights – details provided on arrival
- Convenience stores, food outlets and pubs all in within a 5 minute walk – details will be provided on arrival
- Use of the sports facilities provided for an extra charge
- pre-erected tents for hire
Who is Match Day Centres Camping best for?
Availability for Grass Pitches
No alcohol permitted onsite
Gas stoves are permitted but no BBQ’s on site
NB. If you encounter any problems on the site please report to reception and the will be happy to help!
The Bar will be open from 5pm each day.
From where ever you come from North, East, South or West pick up the M25. From the M25 take the M11 towards London, then take the A406(North Circular) West, this is signposted N. Circular A406 (W) (A12, A13) (A503, A10, A1). This will then lead you on to the A406 (North Circular), Stay on the A406 for approx 2miles and take the 2nd junction off, sign posted A112 Walthamstow, Chingford. At the roundabout (Crocked Billet) take the first exit, Chingford Road towards Walthamstow (Leyton, Walthamstow A112). After 0.5miles take the first left, Brookscroft Road. (In between Monoux Cafe and a church). Follow the road ahead, bearing left at the top of the road and you will find us on the right hand side. A large car park/sports complex.
For people using a Sat Nav for directions then our postcode is E17 4JP, but this leads you to an old entrance to the sports ground that doesn’t exist anymore, you will need to type in 11 Kitchener Road into their Sat Nav to find us.
If you are Travelling by train:
The 34 bus takes you from Walthamstow Central Station to the Cazanova Road in approximately 5 minutes and from here it is a 5 minute walk to Match Day Centres. Walthamstow is easily accessible to Central London and is less than 25 minutes from Stratford and even closer to the Leyton entrance of the Olympic Park.
If you are travelling by bus:
The nearest bus stop to Match Day is the Crooked Billet roundabout in Walthamstow and from here depending on the time of day the 97 bus takes approximately 20 minutes to get to Stratford and even less time to Leyton, also the N26 bus runs all night.