The Match Day Centre in Walthamstow is only a 20 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 a range of football, karate and Zumba sessions running! The Centre also boasts a sports cafe where you can catch up with all the latest Olympic action amongst the sporting atmosphere.
Please be aware that Match Day is currently an operational football centre therefore there may be periods when the facilities get quite busy, below is more detailed information about what is available
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
NB. Some of the showers are mixed communal so please ensure that you bring swimwear.
Richard Hipkiss, Match Day, comments, “We have done an awful lot at the Wadham lodge sports ground but there is still long way to go, and our continued commitment to the community will gain greatly from the money we will raise through the project. Just one of the many projects we hope to continue to run is our free after schools club for local children, very popular with kids, parents, local residents and the police supporting positive activity - keeping children fit, healthy and out of mischief!”
SITE OPEN FROM MONDAY 16TH JULY - SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST
We limit the tent size on our grass pitches to 4mx4m, or an equivalent of 16m² or less. Alternatively you can pay an extra £5 per night for a larger tent.
We also have Pre-erected tents available to rent. These tents are set up and ready for your arrival. Please note that sleeping bags and mattresses are not provided. Just the tent.
Great activities / places of interest within walking distance
Walthamstow is a busy surburb easily accessible to Central London. There are also a host of local amenities available along the high street including local shops, bars, restaurants and a market place. The famous Town Hall and the William Morris Gallery are also worth a visit and Epping Forest is only a short journey away.
Local events / what's on near us
The Centre is only a 20 minute bus ride from the Olympic Park and approximately 40 minutes to the events in Central London. The Centre is also approximately 1 hour via bus from; The North Greenwich Arena, Excel, Lords and just over an hour to Wembley.
Travel to our campsite using public transport
If you are Travelling by train:
The 34 bus takes you from Walthamstow Central Station to the Crooked Billet Roundabout 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.
Types of pitch available at this campsite
Grass, Pre-erected Tent (4 man)
Types of accomodation accepted at this campsite
Tents, Pre-erected 4 manTent