Booking Information


   On this page you will find information on how to book, fees, payment and contact details as well as confirmed bookings.

   Fota Scout Centre is divided into three zones consisting of two campsites and the cottage for Groups using the Centre.

   The Avenue campsite can accommodate up to 30 people, the Cottage site can accommodate up to 60 people, the Cottage sleeps 14.

   Depending on the size of the groups and requirements of the groups staying it's possible for up to three groups to use Fota at any one time.

   Please see the facilities page to determine whether you require the cottage and / or the campsites.



How to Book

Step 1:
Check the calendar to see if there is availability at the Centre
(calendar only shows confirmed bookings, it does not show booking request where the deposit has not yet been received).

If there is already a booking marked in for the dates you are interested in please email or text /phone to check as
there may still be availability depending on your requirements.

NB: Help us make your stay at Fota as smooth and efficient as possible by submitting a booking request at least 21 days prior to your planned arrival date, the deposit MUST be paid within 7 days after the booking request. T
his is to allow us sufficient notice to timetable our volunteer duty staff to check you in and out of the Centre. Booking requests and deposits received with less than 14 days notice will only be accepted at the discretion of the Centre based on the availability of duty staff.

Step 2: Submit the booking request form online.

A booking request can be made by filling in the online form, an email will be automatically sent to you as acknowledgement of your request. NB: If you do not receive this email within 24 hours of submitting the form then please
email us with your details as this indicates the form did not submit correctly and we are not aware of your booking request.

Please note you must tick the declaration box on the online form to indicate you will abide by the Centres terms and conditions.

Step 3: Pay the deposit.

You have the option to pay by PayPal (our preferred method), by IBAN (inter bank transfer) or by cheque (drawn on Irish banks only). 
If paying by PayPal you will receive an email invoice from PayPal with instructions on how to pay. Paypal accepts payment with credit or debit cards if you do not have a PayPal account set up. If paying by IBAN then the IBAN details will be forwarded on to you, please mark the transfer with the booking reference so we can link up the transfer to the right booking request. If paying by cheque then please send a cheque made payable to "Fota Scout Centre (Scouting Ireland)" to the address below. Please note the booking reference so we can link the cheque to the correct booking. 

Once the non refundable deposit is received your booking is complete and it will be marked into the calendar. We will be in contact to arrange the final payment based on your numbers etc. The final payment can either be by cheque or interbank transfer. Deposits must be received within 7 calendar days from date of booking request.

NB: Bookings will not be marked into the calendar until the deposit is received, the slot remains open for 7 calendar days after submission of booking request. After 7 calendar days if no deposit is received the booking request lapses and the slot is allocated out to the next group requesting it.

In the event of having to cancel your event due to unforeseen circumstances your deposit can be transferred to another date up to 12 months from your original date.

Step 4: Booking Request + Deposit Received within 7 calendar days = Booking Made

Start planning your camp.


NB: Booking request and no deposit received within 7 calendar days = No Booking Made!

Notes:

All International enquiries / bookings MUST be handled through the online form /email and NOT by phone.

Peak season is defined as May, June, July and August inclusive.

For weekends during peak season the cottage or use of the cottage must be booked for the full weekend (i.e. minimum of two nights).

For peak season bookings the balance of the fee is to be paid minimum of 28 days before camp. Failure to pay the balance before 28 days of your camp may result in forfeit of deposit and cancellation of booking.

If you cancel without giving at least 2 weeks notice before your event's start date or fail to show then we will charge you 50% of the final fee based on the numbers supplied at the time of booking or the minimum nightly charge, which ever is greater.

In accordance with Scouting Ireland policy, the use of "Bouncy Castles" or other similar inflatable activity equipment is NOT permitted to be on site at any point during your stay.

We appreciate your co-operation in this.


Rates for 2017 (see below for rates for 2018 bookings)

 Accommodation Type

 Cost per head

 Minimum Charge 

 Non refundable deposit

Camping only (no use of cottage)

 €5 per night

 €50 per night 

 €50 (1 - 2 nights)

 €75 (3 nights)

 €100 (4 - 9 nights)

 €150 (10+ nights)

Staying in cottage or use of cottage while camping (*)

 €7 per night

 €100 per night

 €100 (1 - 2 nights)

 €150 (3 nights)

 €200 (4 - 9 nights)

 €300 (10+ nights)

Day outing with cottage facilities

 
 €3.50

 €50

 €50

Day outing without cottage facilities

 €2

 €30

 €30

 
(*) Use of cottage is defined as either the use of the kitchen and day facilities of the cottage while camping or full use including the sleeping quarters. If camping and using the cottage facilities then visitors are charged at the cottage rate. The cottage can sleep a total of 14 people in bunk beds (4 beds each in two rooms and 6 beds in the third room). For groups of 50 or over the nightly rate drops from €7 to €6

Groups coming to Fota from outside the Euro zone can find exchange rates here.

Training / Assessment Courses

For groups wishing use Fota's facilities to run training or assessment courses please contact us first to discuss requirements and prices.


Activity Store
Unlimited access to all of the activity equipment below during your stay at Fota is provided for free. In addition the store also contains games material (footballs, hurleys, frisbees, giant checkers) and various items to build your own custom designed assault course (ropes ladders, nets, tyres etc) and team building games.
  

 Key Activities

 Damage Charge (*)

 Orienteering

 €30

 Pioneering

 €60

 Fota Nature Trail

 €20

 Cobh Treasure Trail

 €20


(*) Damage charge is applied if equipment is lost or returned damaged at end of stay. Charges displayed are minimum charges, depending on damage the charge may increase.


Rates for 2018 bookings

 Accommodation Type

 Cost per head

 Minimum Charge 

 Non refundable deposit

Camping only (no use of cottage)

 €6 per night

 €60 per night 

 €60 (1 - 2 nights)

 €75 (3 nights)

 €100 (4 - 9 nights)

 €150 (10+ nights)

Staying in cottage or use of cottage while camping (*)

 €8 per night

 €110 per night

 €110 (1 - 2 nights)

 €150 (3 nights)

 €200 (4 - 9 nights)

 €300 (10+ nights)

Day outing with cottage facilities

 
 €3.50

 €50

 €50

Day outing without cottage facilities

 €2

 €30

 €30

 
(*) Use of cottage is defined as either the use of the kitchen and day facilities of the cottage while camping or full use including the sleeping quarters. If camping and using the cottage facilities then visitors are charged at the cottage rate. The cottage can sleep a total of 14 people in bunk beds (4 beds each in two rooms and 6 beds in the third room). For groups of 50 or over the nightly rate drops from €8 to €7


Payment Methods

Electronic


We accept payment of deposits by PayPal (our preferred method for deposit payments). Please select this payment option if you have a PayPal account or a credit / debit card. On receipt of your booking we will send a PayPal email payment request to the given email. Clicking on the link in the email will take you to the log in page of PayPal. If you have an account you can log in as normal to complete the payment. If you do not have an account then there is an option at the left of the PayPal screen to pay by credit / debit card. Due to limits imposed by PayPal we can only accept deposit payments and not full camp fees. Click here for more information if you are unfamiliar with using PayPal.

If paying by IBAN then the IBAN details will be forwarded on to you, please mark the transfer with the booking reference so we can link up the transfer to the right booking request.

Cheque

Payment by cheques drawn in Euros on Irish banks are accepted and can be posted to the address below. Cheques to be made payable to 'Fota Scout Centre (Scouting Ireland)'.

Please remember that until we receive your deposit your booking is not made.



Contact Details for Bookings & Enquiries

Our preferred method for booking and other enquiries is via email, website / Facebook page or text message, we aim to respond within 24 hours during Monday - Friday, it may take longer over weekends and holiday periods. As all staff at the Centre are volunteers it may not always be possible to answer phone calls due to work and other commitments.


Web




Email

bookings@fotascoutcentre.org
enquiries@fotascoutcentre.org



Phone / Text

Voice: +353 (0)87-2749623 (after 7pm only)
Text:   +353 (0)87-2749623 (any time)


Postal Address

FSC Bookings
c/o 15 Poppyfields Drive
Broomfield
Midleton
Co. Cork
P25 CR26
Ireland


PM via Facebook


Confirmed Bookings

Please note the calendar is not updated in real time and so may not reflect true availability.  If there is already a booking marked in for the dates you are interested in please email or phone to check as there may still be availability depending on your requirements. Please note that if your browser is set to block cookies then the calendar below may not display correctly.

Bookings