Magic and Mayhem

A fun-filled, circus-themed extravaganza for Rainbows and Brownies. 10-11 June 2023.

Bring on the magic.

This fun, circus-themed event for Rainbows and Brownies is one of our favourites. Our fields are filled with laughter and excitement as girls enjoy activities in the different zones, get to watch and take part in magic tricks and then sleep in a giant Big Top at the end of the night.

We're raring to go

We had a blast at Magic and Mayhem 2022 and we can't wait for the next one! Here's the details:

When: Saturday 10 June to Sunday 11 June 2023

What time: Starts at 10am on 10 June. Finishes at 10am the following day. There's also a day option from 10am - 5.30pm for those unable to stay over. 

Where: Blackland Farm in SussexFoxlease in the New Forest and Waddow Hall in LancashireGlenbrook in the Peak District won't be running an overnight event but you can come for the day on either Saturday 10 June or Sunday 11 June. 

How much: £69 for overnight tickets, £39 for the day. Leaders pay a discounted rate of £40 for overnight tickets or £15 for the day. You can secure your group booking with a £100 deposit.

How to book

Leaders can book for their unit or group in the following ways:

Book online

Book using our booking pack

Download the booking pack, complete the form and return it to your chosen centre. Full details are included in the pack. You can pay by cheque, BACs or over the phone by card.

What’s happening?

Magic and Mayhem is our biggest national event for girls aged between four and ten years old, 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. 
  • Magical science– 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 –  Join us for a fabulous dance workshop before putting on an epic dance show at our closing event.
  • Physical – Get active on our activities, 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 – the event is open to all.

How much is it?

Tickets cost £69 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 day event, tickets cost £39 for girls and £15 for leaders and adults.

All prices listed above are per person.

Book for Blackland Farm, book for Foxlease, book for Glenbrook or book for Waddow Hall online. You can also book using the booking pack, completing the form and returning it to your chosen centre. Full details are included in the pack. You can pay by cheque, BACs or over the phone by card.

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 2023 event in our volunteer information pack.

To apply, just download the application form and send it back to [email protected].