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Plan your incredible adventure

Design a bespoke activity day or overnight stay for your unit. We offer a flexible approach and can take the hassle out of your trip. From a week of self-catering, back to basics camping to a single night catered stay indoors, we can meet the needs of your girls and your budget. Why not ask us how we can support you to bring your girls without a Going Away With licence to our events?

We can make camps easier to run by providing all the equipment you need. Our huge range of onsite activities, cater for all budgets, including instructor and self-led options. Not forgetting our themed events and badge days, from space exploration to nature conservation, offering a range of fun activities for all ages.

Contact our Blackland Farm, Foxlease, Glenbrook, ICANDO or Waddow Hall activity centres and find out what we can do for you.

County and large camps made easy

We have acres of land perfect for a camp to remember, set in stunning locations. Large scale is no problem – our sites have multiple spacious campsites.

Make your planning easier with our onsite activities. We have a great range on offer, with experienced instructors on site, and our whole team is on hand to help you as much as you need. And when you need to feed a field full of hungry campers, we can help. We have excellent on-site catering teams and work with great tried and tested external caterers.

Your own training weekend

£99 per person

Join us for your County training weekend at either Foxlease or Waddow Hall. Weekends are £99 per person and include two nights’ accommodation in shared bedrooms, two breakfasts, light lunches and evening meals, unlimited tea and coffee and use of training rooms and training equipment. We can help you find trainers for your weekend, and cover their travel expenses. 24 hour and self-catering options are also available.

We offer 10 £50 grants for each training weekend from our training bursary. Contact the relevant activity centre to find out more.

At Waddow Hall you can do challenges in the sky - like high ropes courses and things with harnesses. You can cook over campfires. And you can do your Baden Powell challenge which is a very important thing in guiding that is extremely fun.
Bryony, Guide

Grants for leader training

We have bursaries available to support leaders attending the activity centres. Contact the relevant activity centre to apply.

New leaders training bursary

When you complete your leadership qualification, your county will give you a £25 voucher towards any Girlguiding training at a national activity centre (Blackland Farm, Foxlease, Glenbrook, ICANDO or Waddow Hall) or at a regional activity centre (Broneirion, Hautbois or Lorne).

Adult leader training bursary

Counties can claim £50 per leader, for up to ten leaders, for county training weekends held at one of the national activity centres. And we have some leader training events supported by the bursary. For example our Leaders Essentials Training at Waddow Hall. These are reduced by £50.

Friends of Waddow bursary

The Friends of Waddow offer a bursary for leaders to cover the full cost of attending any training or event at Waddow Hall that helps to develop a leader’s skills. This training can be organised by Waddow Hall or by a local county or region.

Volunteer with us

We’re always looking for volunteers to help at our centres. There’s loads of different volunteering options available, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.

Volunteer in the front office doing things like greeting visitors and taking bookings. Or at our events, like the fun festival Wellies and Wristbands. Or you can help in our shops, serving customers and stocking the shop.

To volunteer, contact the activity centre you’re interested in volunteering with.

Complete your Queen's Guide Award with us

Complete elements of your Queen’s Guide Award with us:

Service in guiding

Element 2 – Volunteer at one of our weekend events or large-scale events
Element 3 – Volunteer to support the planning of one of our smaller day or weekend events or apply to be a lead volunteer for one of the large-scale events
Element 4 – Volunteer at Wellies and Wristbands. Make sure to note on your application that you’re working on this element of your Queen’s Guide Award

Outdoor challenge

Element 1 – You can use our centres to complete your permit or Going Away with Scheme
Element 2 – You can stay at one of our centres while you’re completing your exploration or expedition

Residential experience

Take part in one of our specific Queen’s Guide residential events, or volunteer at Wellies and Wristbands.

Complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award with us

Do parts of your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award with us. We can work on different timescales depending on the level you’re doing.


Volunteer at one of our centres on a regular basis, working in the shop, maintenance, activities or admin.


Attend one of our specific Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential events, or attend Wellies and Wristbands.