Wellies and Wristbands

Wellies and Wristbands is Girlguiding's flagship festival for Guides and members of The Senior Section

When live music, dancing and high-adrenaline activities collide

Our annual exclusive event for Guides and members of The Senior Section, Wellies and Wristbands aims to give both our girls and volunteers the full festival experience. That means live bands, a pamper zone, hot tubs, a Leaders Lounge, cinema screenings, huge inflatables, zip-lining and much much more. 

When: Friday 24 - Monday 27 August 2018

Where: Foxlease in the New Forest and Waddow Hall in Lancashire

How much: £115 per person for Leaders and girls (or £105 for early bird tickets booked before the end of February 2018).

Bookings close on 31 May 2018 or when all places are filled.

Download the booking pack

Download the booking pack

Download the booking pack

What's happening in 2018?

Just like our very own Glastonbury, Wellies and Wristbands doesn’t just have a great line-up – it also offers girls an array of festival activities to get stuck into. Girls will be able to:

  • catch big names on our main stage
  • duck and dive on inflatable slides and obstacle courses
  • hang out with friends in one of our hot tubs
  • try their hand at climbing, abseiling and other adventurous activities
  • challenge their unit to a game of mini 5-aside football or netball
  • take to the stage to compete in a talent competition
  • settle down to watch a film in our cinema
  • test their balance on a crate-stacking challenge
  • relax and unwind with braiding and nail art in the pamper zone.

Keep an eye on our social media channels for band announcements in the build up to the weekend.

How much is it?

Tickets cost £115Ticket price includes:

  • campsite fees
  • full catering from Friday night until Monday lunchtime
  • transport from a local station
  • activities
  • wristbands (bring your own wellies!)
  • … and much more!

No Going Away with Licence is required, but there is an opportunity for you to work towards yours at this event.

Loads for Leaders to enjoy

“I’m not a big camper but I can cope with this. It’s really well organised, you don’t have to worry about the food and, once you have got your tent up, the rest of it is taken care of.  It is quite an easy way to take your girls camping where they are completely entertained. You don’t have to organise a massive guide camp with loads of activities - it’s all done for you.” Becky, 14th Wallasey Guides 

Planning to bring your girls? You’ll be able to join them on many of the more challenging activities – and there’ll be a special Leaders’ Lounge with free tea and coffee, badge-swapping and crafts. Plus, we're offering various training opportunities at Wellies too, including 1st Response, giving you a chance to develop your skills and knowledge. 

And the best bit? You won’t need a Going Away with Licence for this event, meaning you can spend less time with admin, and more time getting stuck in. Visit our page for Leaders for key information about travel, food and facilities.