Newsletter: August 2022

August 1, 2022

Brownies Christmas Adventure

Come to Hautbois Activity Centre to enjoy the magic and sparkle of Christmas! Join in with Hautbois activities, Christmas-themed craft, a Christmas tea party with fun and games, and a special performance to complete the weekend! Guests are welcome to arrive after 6.00pm on Friday evening. An evening meal will be served at 7.30pm on the Friday and the event programme will start after the meal. The event finishes after lunch on Sunday, at approximately 2.00pm. During the event, Brownies and Leaders will have the opportunity to visit the Girlguiding Anglia shop which sells a variety of Girlguiding and Hautbois merchandise. Brownies must attend with their leaders, this is up to 6 Brownies and 1 or 2 leaders per unit.  The prices for this are £93.20 per Brownie, including 1 free leader place. It is £39.40 for a second leader. You do not need a residential licence to attend this event, so come along and join in the fun! The dates available are: Friday 25 – Sunday 27 November 2022 and Friday 9 – Sunday 11 December 2022 to register your interest.  



Friends of Hautbois AGM & Nurture Through Nature

New this year, Friends of Hautbois AGM and Nurture through Nature weekend will launch. This is a relaxed weekend to enjoy wellbeing and nature related activities, including attending the Friends of Hautbois AGM on Sunday. The programme includes a three course dinner on Saturday and AGM buffet lunch on Sunday. If you’re interested in attending, email  



Taste of Adventure

This winter, we are welcoming back all Guiding groups to come and sample a taste of adventure! We have returned with our excellent offer for both day visitors and residentials. Between November 2022 and March 2023, you will be able to experience Hautbois at a discounted rate. Day visits: Only £16.30pp Bring your unit for a day of adventure and take part in 3 of our onsite activities. Hosted by our instructors, you can choose from our range of activities (subject to availability) where your unit will develop confidence, teamwork and leadership skills while challenging themselves and having fun! Minimum of 8 girls required per booking. Packed lunches are available at an additional cost – speak to a member of staff upon booking. Residential stays: Only £45.90pp Come to Hautbois and enjoy four fantastic activities plus a fully-catered overnight stay in our beautiful house. Leader places charged at £29.00pp and includes accommodation and full-board catering. Minimum of 8 girls required. Depending on the size of your unit, you may be sharing accommodation with another suitable guiding group. Dates available from November 2022 – March 2023 Please email to discuss dates further or to create a booking.  


Hautbois Challenge Badge and Camp Skills Builder

Come and enjoy a day out with your unit and complete lots of exciting challenges throughout the day. You will spend the day with a Hautbois instructor and complete a range of Hautbois led activities, to earn each member of your unit a badge. Available for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Please email to book your unit in today!