Magic and Mayhem

A fun-filled, circus-themed extravaganza for Rainbows and Brownies

Magic tricks, circus skills and bedtime stories in a Big Top

Magic and Mayhem is our extra-special camp for Rainbows and Brownies. Across several exciting zones, girls try their hand at Zumba, juggling, caving, science experiments - and might even learn some card tricks to wow their friends! There's also the chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover in a Big Top.

It's a really good day - there are so many different activties that the girls can do, and it's good value for money. It’s good that the girls see that they’re part of a wider guiding. We're already thinking about coming again next year! - Hesta, Sarah and the 2nd Otford Brownies

When: Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June 2020.

Where: Blackland Farm in SussexFoxlease in the New Forest and Waddow Hall in Lancashire.

How much: 

For girls, it's £62 for the full overnight stay, and only £35 if you’re just coming to Saturday daytime.

For leaders and adults, it's £40 for the overnight stay and £15 for the day.

Download the booking pack.

What’s happening?

Magic and Mayhem is our biggest national event for girls between 5 and 10, and aims to give them all the fun of a festival in a safe and inclusive environment.  

As soon as they arrive, girls will get to explore different ‘zones’ - set around a real-life Big Top - each with its own themed activities. These may include:

  • Circus – see professionals demonstrate some mind-boggling circus skills, before getting to try them out. 
  • Magic and making – get messy making juggling balls and ribbon sticks, and learning magic tricks!
  • Fun – what it says on the tin - huge inflatables and lots more games!
  • Dance and music – Zumba, Bollywood dancing, drumming and singing will be on offer so girls can let their inner star shine.
  • Physical – including tunnelling, low ropes and bungee trampolining.

Outside of the zones, there will be lots of other activities to get stuck into - including a sleuthing treasure hunt! On Saturday night in the Big Top, everyone will put on their dancing shoes for a disco, before girls who are staying over bed down for some late night story-telling.

You don’t need a Going Away With Licence to bring your girls to Magic and Mayhem – so you can spend more time with them, and less time on logistics.

How much is it?

Tickets cost £62 for the full overnight stay for girls, and £40 for leaders and adults. This price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food on Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Transport from a local station
  • All activities

If you only wish to attend the Saturday day event, tickets cost £35 for girls and £15 for leaders and adults.

Payments can be made via cheque or over the phone by credit/debit card.

How do I book?

Booking opens at the end of October.

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Download the booking pack

Download the booking pack

Download the booking pack

Can I volunteer at Magic and Mayhem?

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, and it's free to volunteer too!

You can find out more about volunteering at the 2020 event in our volunteer information pack. To apply just download the application form and send in back to [email protected] 11 June 2020.

Lead volunteer

To help us make this event even better, we’re looking for a dedicated Lead Volunteer to work with our staff team to help drive the event forward and support and manage our incredible group of volunteers in the run-up and throughout the weekend. We need someone who is enthusiastic about events and has the experience to support the event to move forward.

You can apply for this role as an individual or a pair, it’s completely up to you. If you would like to apply as a pair please make that clear on your application.

If you would like to apply, just download the information and application pack and send it back to [email protected] 6 December 2019.