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Guys Farm Activity Centre is the County’s residential activity centre. However, there are many other venues in the county that you may be interested in hiring for your term events:


Silver Sapling Campsite

Enclosed by picturesque woodland, Silver Sapling is a voluntary run campsite that provides an outstanding outdoors experience for Girlguiding members, as well as family camps, schools and other non-guide association groups. We are easily accessible from the M6, yet set in peaceful countryside, located in a National Trust “area of outstanding natural beauty”.  With direct access to beautiful woodland walks and stunning rocky coastlines, Silver Sapling campsite provides camping facilities for large or small camps at very competitive prices.

Rene Sladen Centre for Guiding, Penwortham

The centre is located on Chesmere Drive, Penwortham (PR1 ORA), and boasts two rooms (41ft by 20ft in the Main Hall and 20ft by 10ft in the Bolton

Room), and a small basic kitchen. The superb grass outdoor space is ideal for games and outdoor events, and there is even a small car park on-site.

Centre hire costs £15 for the first hour, and £10 an hour onwards. There are reduced rates available for Guiding and Scouting groups, so why not get in touch and ask for a quote?

Just email the Rene Sladen Centre for Guiding at for more details.

Download the Rene Sladen Centre Flyer

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Guys Farm Pearl Anniversary Badges

Guys Farm shop still has Pearl Anniversary badges available at a reduced price of 60p each! They are very beautiful badges and can be used alongside the Pearl Challenge Pack that you can find here Although not the official challenge badge, they mark the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Guys Farm being purchased by […]

County Skills And Knowledge Day

This years County training day will be held at BAE systems in Salmesbury. The day offers an opportunity to increase your confidence, develop new skills and share different ideas and tips for running a successful unit! This is excellent training for new guiders as well as very experienced guiders particularly if you are introducing the […]

Safe Space Training 2019

26th January- Guys Farm -Level 1+2 (1.30pm-4.30pm)   27th January – Guys Farm- Level 3 ( 1.30pm-4.30pm)   11th Feb – RHQ- Level 3 (6.30-9.30pm)   30th March- Samlesbury- Level 1+2, Level 3   23rd April- RHQ- Level 1+2 (6.30-9.30pm)   19th May- Lostock Hall Guide HQ- Level 1+2 (9.30am-12.30pm)   June- North Morecambe- Level […]

First Aid Training 2019

Saturday 26th January – Full course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Sunday 27th January- Full course, Guys Farm Activity Centre, 1.00pm-7.00pm Tuesday 19th February- Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 6pm-9pm Saturday 30th March- Refresher course, County Skills and Knowledge Day, Samlesbury Sunday 28th April- Full and Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Saturday […]

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