Staines Hockey & Cricket Club Camping near the 2012 Olympics, nr Eton Dorney

Founded in 1890, Staines HC is one of the oldest hockey clubs in the world and the Staines and Laleham Sports Ground is a superb camping venue for ticket holders and Games Makers visiting Eton Dorney. The site is located in spacious grounds on the outskirts of Staines-on-Thames just a 15 minute walk from Staines Railway Station.

The ground is now home to 7 Men’s teams, 5 Ladies teams and an extensive Youth Section and is also home to Staines Cricket Club, so as you can imagine there is a fantastic atmosphere in the clubhouse! In 2001 following extensive fundraising the first artificial hockey pitch was laid and the club now boasts excellent facilities as well as a number of very successful sides and the success of this project will help to continue the clubs success!

Stuart Hall , Staines and Laleham Sports Association Limited, Chairman comments; ”We are delighted to have been given the option to join the Camping at the Games project at this late stage and to welcome Games Makers and ticket holders! This is a fantastic opportunity for us to utilise our facilities and extensive grass space to raise funds that will be invaluable to the continuing development of our club.”

Staines HC is extremely excited to be the only campsite dedicated to the 2012 Olympic rowing events and cannot wait to open it’s gates to Olympic visitors.


parking, 24 hr running water, showers, toilets, bar serving cold beverages, large screen TVs, hot drinks and snacks (including breakfast), BBQ nights, basic washing up area, charging points, laundry service and lots of green space!

Who is Staines Hockey & Cricket Club Camping best for?

Families (we have a separate family camping area); groups of friends; couples; volunteers; anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.



All camping bookings for Staines Hockey and Cricket Club are made securely online using Campingninja, the UK’s largest online campsite booking provider. When clicking book now you will be automatically taken through to make your booking. You will be sent a confirmation email as soon as the booking is made, which you then take to Staines Hockey and Cricket Club for check-in.


  1. Helena Brennan says:

    Hey i am a games maker at eton dorney. just wondering how i would get there via public transport. i am not from the area and i do not drive. On your website it says it will take 20ms however when me and my dad looked the quickest route was over 40mins. just wondering what route you used to get that time.

  2. Hi Helena,

    There are regular bus services to Twyford and Reading stations that take about 15 minutes, running from just outside the rugby club. From here you can catch direct trains to Maidenhead and Slough in 15 minutes, and from these stations there will be a shuttle bus service to Eton Dorney’s transport mall. So in total it should take about 35-40 mins to get up to the transport Mall, unless you cycle as their is a 13 mile route that you can take along the Thames Path.

    There are more details on Campingninja, I don’t think it mentions that it takes 20 minutes, hopefully this link will help.

  3. Neil Murgatroyd says:

    Hi, I have opened a facebook group, for Games Makers working at Eton Dorney. I have put a link in to your camp site as it seems to be a great deal. If you would mention us to GMs, it will give them a place where they can ‘meet’ before the Olympics so they will know who to expect when they get to you.

    Thanks again

  4. Great thanks Neil, I will paste the link on FB!

  5. stuart hare says:

    im a games maker at the same site, yet can not find anywhere to stay as from the 13th of july, can anybody help

  6. Hi, Match Day Centres will be open from the 16th of July, however that is the earliest opening dates. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  7. Tom Blaylock says:

    Hi. I am a Games Maker at Dorney and have booked a pitch at the Hockey Club. I have a car and am trying to organise lift sharing. Is it OK for someone to drive here and use my parking space for free while I take them on to Dorney, with any additional people taking an extra parking space and paying the £5 extra?

  8. Hi Tom, yes that is fine.