The Residential Experience
Can we Res it? Yes we can!
If you’re planning a residential the following guides may be of interest to you:
Organising Residential Events for Children and Young People, downloadable pdf by the Methodist Children & Youth.
Residential Guide, web-based resources by Youth Work Resource.
Activity, Conference & Retreat Centres
Within the Diocese:
Chellington Centre – a 12th Century church transformed into a stunning centre, with amazing views across the Great Ouse valley.
Felden Lodge – a conference and training centre located in Hemel Hempstead, also home to the Boys’ Brigade National UK & Ireland headquarters.
Hertfordshire Scout Activity centres – check out the full range of activities and sites!
High Leigh – conference centre with a relaxed environment within 40 acres of lawns, parkland and woodland in Hoddesdon.
Kempston Outdoor Centre – a full range of challenging and exciting outdoor education and adventure activities in Bedford.
Turvey Abbey – a Benedictine Abbey just outside Bedford, which holds retreats and day visits, courses and more.
Waterways Experiences – they operate three large canal boats on the Grand Union Canal just to the south of Hemel Hempstead. As well as offering day trips all year round, they provide very special holidays for teenagers with learning difficulties or other disadvantages.
Buckden Towers – based at St Neots, near Cambridge, the Claret Centre at Buckden Towers offers a range of facilities and services for the use of individuals and groups.
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust – exciting outdoor adventure activities for young people at Tollesbury, on the UK Essex coast.
Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre – on the edge of Epping Forest, 108 acres of beautiful woodland, amazing activities, lodges and camping.
Restore Hope, Latimer Park – a 360 acre country estate in the Chess valley (Buckinghamshire).
This is just a selection – you may like to check out CCI’s venue finding service for Christian camps, holidays and conference centres.