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Complete your astronaut training and try our exciting activities that are out of this world!
4 - 5 February 2023 £95 per person ICANDO

You’re invited to our special ‘astronaut training’, where you can take part in a range of activities to get you prepared for space.

Each zone starts with a training video before you get your chance to try the activities.

Our space programme

  • Kit check – investigate a space suit and make your own mini one
  • Diet in space – try space food and learn how it works
  • Flying skills – can you master our drone course?
  • Space knowledge – look up, and have a go at stargazing
  • Women in space – are you up to the challenge with our team quiz?
  • Your space flight – a special VR experience.
  • Visit to Royal Observatory included

Key information

  • For Brownies and Guides
  • Starts: 10am Saturday 4 February 2023
  • Finishes: 2pm Sunday 5 February 2023
  • Indoor accommodation – ICANDO Sleepover style (fold out sleeping mats in the main room)
  • One free leader per unit ratio, additional leaders charged at the standard rate
  • Travel costs to/from the Royal Observatory included in the price
  • Kit list to include: sleeping bag, small pillow, pyjamas, slippers/slipper socks, cuddly toy, change of underwear, wash bag, small towel and flannel, warm jacket/coat, waterproof jacket, warm hat and gloves, warm top and bottoms, sunhat and sunscreen, refillable drinks bottle, day backpack, shoes, spending money, preferably in coins, in a named purse
  • Food provided from first evening meal through to lunch on last day
  • Packed lunch required
  • No Licence required
  • You will need to ensure you have completed the required Girlguiding forms for this event e.g information and consent form, health information form etc – find out more 
  • A Residential Event Notification (REN) form will need to be completed for your local commissioner – find out more
  • Shop visit included

Can I volunteer at this event?

Of course! Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to make this fantastic event happen. No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. To register your interest for this event, or any of the ICANDO events in 2023, email

Centre information


Situated right in the heart of London, ICANDO is a short walk from Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park – making it the perfect base for exploring the city, having an urban holiday or hosting your meetings and business events.