Nellie Doubleday Centre, Trusthorpe

Nellie Doubleday Centre comprises of two campsites (Little Tern and Kittiwake) and Seagull House. Nellie Doubleday Centre is just off the A52 between Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea on the Lincolnshire coast. The land was given to Girlguiding Lincolnshire South in 1979 by Mr Henry Doubleday who wished it to be named for his wife Nellie who had been a Guide. It is in easy walking distance of the beach.   


Seagull House was built in 1992. It is a fully insulated, double glazed building suitable for residential holiday bookings. 

The facilities include:

  • A large activity/dining room with carpeted area at one end with easy chairs. It is equipped with folding tables, stacking chairs and pin boards for posters.
  • A dormitory with bunk beds to sleep 24 with under bed storage containers.
  • Leaders room with 4 single beds.
  • First aid room with bunk bed.
  • Large kitchen, fully equipped.
  • Washrooms with toilets, showers and wash basins.
  • Conservatory/porch area with space for outdoor clothing and shoes.
  • Large grassed area outside for games and activities.

Little Tern and Kittiwake campsites are two fairly small campsites offering a peaceful camping experience. Either site can be booked with the wet weather building.

This building comprises of:

  • A small lobby with coat pegs and storage benches
  • A large carpeted room with tables and chairs
  • A fully fitted kitchen with a fridge/freezer. Cooker, microwave and tumble dryer.

 As well as this building there is Nellie’s Den which is a large timber-built hut (like a summer house) with some chairs and a table but no electricity.

 Both campsites are serviced by a toilet block which has hot and cold water with showers and handbasins. There is also a toilet and shower for disabled use.

Want to know more? Or wish to find out availability? Contact the Booking Secretary via our Contact Us page.

Download a general risk assessment for the Nellie Doubleday campsite here.

Download a general risk assessment for Seagull House here.

Download a general risk assessment for the Nellie Doubleday Wet Weather Area here.

Climbing Boulder

Trusthorpe offers a climbing boulder for use by Units using the centre.

Download the Risk Assessment for using the boulder here.

Download the Procedures for using the boulder here.

Please make sure you have read these prior to using the boulder.

Archery Sessions

Units using the centre can book archery sessions if a local instructor is available. Please ask when booking the centre for contact details.

Download the Risk Assessment for archery here.