Authentic 2018 is Activate Your Life’s annual women’s weekend away. Held at Horwood Estate near Milton Keynes, this is the perfect getaway with friends and the ideal place to meet new ones. Last year we welcomed 15 groups of ladies who came with others from their churches and small groups. Why not join them in bringing your friends? Book early: 97% of last year’s attendees said they want to come again!
Activate weekends are all about learning from the Bible, discussing ways to reach out to our friends and inspiring us as we live for Him. Whether you have been immersed in church life for many years, are a new Christian looking for ways to live for Jesus daily or are simply happy to accompany friends who have convinced you to come, you can be assured of a warm welcome, whatever your age. We have a dedicated programme for 14-18 year olds, called Miss Activate. This is an invaluable opportunity for girls to ask questions and grow in their faith and self-esteem in a safe and fun environment.
With main sessions full of worship, bible-based teaching, and testimonies; seminars, discussions, crafts, prayer, and time to chat as you enjoy free-flowing refreshments and delicious food, Authentic offers time with God, inspiration, resources and friendship.
The dedicated team at De Vere Horwood Estate work with us to make this one of your best weekends of the year! Horwood Estate combines vintage appeal and modern facilities and its peaceful countryside setting and 38 acres of landscaped gardens provide a beautiful backdrop to relax and unwind. With a swimming pool, sauna and gym, excellent food (catering for all tastes and dietary requirements), and even a fun Gala Dinner with music and dancing, all for an Extra Early Bird discount price from £135pp., you don’t want to miss out! This price includes all meals, facilities and refreshments. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Book today by filling in the form below (take care to select your room option from the drop down menu). Please note, your booking is only complete once payment has been received, which must be at the time of booking if you are using PayPal, or within 7 days of booking if you choose to pay by cheque. Mail cheques to:
Activate Your Life
PO Box 1217
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Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire, just 11 miles from Milton Keynes, De Vere Horwood Estate elegantly combines vintage appeal with modern facilities. Whether travelling by air, rail or car Horwood Estate is located just off the A241 between Buckingham and Milton Keynes.
Its peaceful countryside setting and 38 acres of landscaped gardens provide a beautiful backdrop to relax and unwind—making it ideal for romantic weekends away, family breaks, or leisure trips to local attractions like Woburn Abbey, Silverstone, and Gullivers Land.
Satellite Navigation Coordinates:
51.958921, -0.843010 (Mursley Road, post code MK17 0PH)
From Junction 13, the M1 Northbound:
Leave the M1 at Junction 13 and take the A421 (the main road) towards Milton Keynes, Bletchley, and Buckingham. You will pass through roughly 15 roundabouts before you reach with Mursley signed to your left. Go straight over this roundabout. Take the next road on your left signed for Little Horwood. Follow this road into Little Horwood; take the next road on your left signed Mursley, Leighton Buzzard, and Horwood Estate. Horwood Estate is found just under a mile on your right and is accessible from Mursley Road, not Winslow Road—14 miles from Junction 13 of the M1.
From Junction 14, the M1 Southbound:
Leave the M1 at Junction 14 signed to Newport Pagnell. Take the first right onto the A509 towards Milton Keynes, then the A5130 towards Woburn Sands. This road leads onto the A421 towards Milton Keynes, Bletchley, and Buckingham. From here, follow the signs detailed above.
From Junction 10, the M40 Northbound:
Leave the M40 at Junction 10 and take the A43 towards Brackley. At the first roundabout, take the A421 towards Buckingham and Milton Keynes. Continue straight and after 17 miles you will pass over a roundabout signed for Great Horwood. Take the next road on your right for Little Horwood. At the T-junction, turn right and travel into Little Horwood, then take the next road on your left signed Mursley, Leighton Buzzard, and Horwood Estate. Horwood Estate is just a mile on your right, 20 miles from Junction 9 of the M40.
From Junction 11, the M40 Southbound:
Leave the M40 at Junction 11 for Banbury and turn onto the A422 towards Brackley and Buckingham. Follow this road for 15 miles, taking the “all routes” sign into the centre of Buckingham, then onto the A421 towards Milton Keynes and Bletchley. Take the next road on your right for Little Horwood. At the T-junction, turn right and travel into Little Horwood then take the next road on your left signed Mursley, Leighton Buzzard, and Horwood Estate. Horwood Estate is just under a mile on your right, 20 miles from Junction 11.
Parking at Horwood Estate:
Parking is extensive and free for guests of the hotel, conference venue, and leisure club.
Milton Keynes Central Station is approximately 11 miles away or 20 minutes by taxi.