Newsletter: October 2022

October 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.



Generation Green Outdoor Training

We are happy to announce that we are running another Generation Green outdoor training event for volunteers and adults to build their skills in the outdoors. Our weekend learning programme will give our volunteers the confidence to offer outdoor opportunities to our young members, create connections and have fun.

You’ll be able to learn new skills such as campsite techniques, campfires, walking and navigation skills, outdoor cooking, and bushcraft plus much more. All sessions will focus on providing you with the knowledge to share these skills with other members of Girlguiding.

There will also be an opportunity to talk with a Hautbois member of staff to ask questions on how to make a booking, the process leading up to visiting and what we have to offer units.

The confirmed date is 19 – 20 November, overnight stay is optional.

Please contact or call 01603 739696 for additional information.


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.    


Friends of Hautbois Christmas Get-Together

Come to Hautbois for a Christmas get together. Relax with friends, do some Christmas shopping in Norwich and take an opportunity to catch up with developments at Hautbois Activity Centre. You will be able to celebrate Christmas and have an enjoyable break with other like-minded individuals in our beautiful surroundings. Make sure you don’t miss Christmas Day on Thursday, we will be serving roast turkey with all the trimmings, mince pies and christmas pudding! This visit is available for all Friends of Hautbois and Trefoil Members. The dates are Monday 5 – Friday 9 December. You do not have to attend for the full visit. Part visit, day visits or just Christmas dinner on Thursday are available. Please contact us on 01603 739696, email or click the button below to book your place today!


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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!