Thriftwood is located south east of Brentwood, at Ingrave, just off the A128. It is about a mile from the main town centre. Thriftwood is made up of 76 acres of woodland, and is totally fenced off from the surrounding built up area.
There are 39 secluded and well grassed sites, all with vehicular access to the entrance of each. The site has two 1 acre lakes, one for canoeing, rafting, pedalos, and swimming, and the other for fishing.
There is a large Pack Holiday Centre, which can sleep up to 32. This also has a grassed area exclusively for your use – whether this is pitching tents or playing games, etc.
There are now three toilet and shower facilities, with a fourth building due to open in early summer 2007. The new block is near Sites 21 & 22. It has 13 individual shower cubicles, disabled facilities, underfloor heating and bright modern fittings. There is no extra charge for hot water for washing or showering.
The use of wood fires is encouraged, but must be in the form of a trench fire or altar fire. Please see website or site staff for specific information.
On site activities
Climbing, abseiling, artificial ice climbing, cresta run, archery, canoeing, rafting, fishing, air rifles, cork guns, pioneering, sports, laser tag, junior crossbow, pedaloes, pedal cars, pond dipping, 3D maze, trampolines, circus skills and volley ball. Equipment is available to hire for all the above activities, and instructors for some. There is also an adventure playground, nature trail, and orienteering courses with quizzes available.
The site also have the following equipment for hire: Marquees, sleeping tents, cooking equipment, lights, tables and benches. Please contact the site for specific details.
Thriftwood is within easy reach of both London and the sea. The site also has a full time staff. The souvenir / tuck shop sells a range of souvenirs, badges, sweets & drinks. It is open regularly on Saturdays & Sundays, and also the evenings during holiday times. It is also possible to request the shop open for a group, providing more than an hours notice is given.