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These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. (Hebrews 11: 39-40)

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Arrival / Departure  -  Miss Activate - Information point - Free time - Drink stations - Signposting & help - Shop - Meet the team - Unlocking Your Vision

On Arrival:

Check in (follow signs from Reception)

When you arrive, you don't need to go to the Reception desk.  You'll be signposted to our Activate Welcome Area where you'll get your welcome pack and room key.

Check list:

Book your Grab and Go lunch if you have to leave early on Sunday

Check-in from 3pm to get your room key and welcome pack

Opt out of photos if you want to, by getting a special lanyard (Photo policy link here ADD)

The Miss Activate girls will help you make a name badge and choose a lanyard

We’re aiming to cut back on paper and printing so you'll get a summary of the programme printed on a bookmark. There's a longer pdf. version here if you'd like to print it before you come.  There will be an enlarged version on display in our conference areas.

On Departure:

Check out

Vacate your room by 11am

Please put your overnight bags in your car or in the Left Luggage Room (ask at Reception)

If you've ordered a Grab and Go lunch, pick it up from the Restaurant after the last main session.

Take time to book in to next year's weekend away and speak to the team or chat about Activate coming to your church.

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Miss Activate

We're passionate about supporting the next generation as they enjoy finding ways to share their faith. As they discover their identities in Christ, we love helping them live for Jesus at school and college in ways that reflect their own interests and personalities.  The girls get together at different points throughout the weekend to chat and encourage each other, play games, or go in the pool.  We encourage them to join in with the main sessions and some of the seminars, and we love the multi-generational atmosphere and sense of fun they bring to the whole event!

Under 16 swimming times are

Saturday - 9am-10am and 3:30-5:30pm

Sunday - 9am-11am and 3:30-4:30pm

Information point

Come to the Info Point if you have any questions about the weekend, if you would like a paper copy of the programme, or just want to find out who we are and what we do.

We'd love to help you set up a Standing Order if you'd like to make a regular donation to the work of Activate Your Life.  As a thank you, we'll pass you an invitation for drinks with Fiona on Saturday night.

Free time

This weekend is for you.  There's lots on but make sure you take time to relax too.  Enjoy chatting with friends and making new ones. You don't have to go to everything, pick and choose and build in time to use the pool, go for a walk or do some journalling, crafts or reading.  Here are some suggestions:

Halcyon baskets: colouring and simple activities - take what you need and return materials when you've finished. Located at the back of the Main Meeting Room 

Create baskets: craft activities with instructions - pick out what you need and enjoy completing on your own or with others. Located in the Warwick Room (where you booked in)

Prayer/Quiet room. Located in the conservatory through the Warwick Room (where you booked in)

Game baskets: Revisit old favourites and discover a new favourite. Located at Activate bar area

Take a nap!

Get active

Pool and Gym opening times

Bring your towel from your room or pay £1 at the leisure area.

There are a few lockers (£1) but please don't bring valuables to the pool area.


Opening Times 7am – 8pm

Last entry 7pm


Opening Times 7am – 7pm

Last entry 6.30pm

Under 16 swimming times are 9am-10am and 3:30pm-5:30pm


Opening Times | 7am – 6pm

Last entry 5.30pm

Under 16 swimming times are 9am-11am and 3:30pm-4:30pm

Walk and explore

Explore the grounds or go for a longer walk or run (ask for routes at Reception)

Activity baskets

This year you can turn any quiet area into your own tranquil space!

Halcyon baskets: Colouring and simple activities - take what you need and return materials when you've finished - Located at the back of the Main Meeting Room 

Create baskets: Craft activities with instructions - pick out what you need and enjoy completing on your own or with others - Located in the Warwick Room (where you booked in)

Game baskets: Revisit old favourites and discover a new favourite - borrow and return to the basket after the game - Located by Activate Info Point

Prayer/Quiet room

The Prayer Room  -  Please feel free to use this room, especially if you need a quiet place to pray and reflect - Located in the Warwick Room (where you booked in)

Drink stations are located around the hotel.

Please help yourself. If you need plant-based milk or gluten-free snacks, these should be labelled at the coffee points.  Please see a member of the hotel team if you have any queries.
Feel free to bring a small reusable cup if you'd like to reduce waste.

Signposting & help

Trigger warning - If any issues covered have affected you, please CLICK THIS LINK to find organisations who can help.

We are happy to pray with you, but recognise that the support we can give is limited.  Please talk to a friend who is able to support you when you return home.


Hi, my name is Debbie. I've been with you at Activate for many years and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Come and chat to me, I'm happy to give recommendations and help in any way I can.

Activate Your Life merchandise including mugs, notebooks, cards, tote bags and more. Take a look and have a chat!

Meet the team

Guests this weekend
Tola Doll Fisher

Tola Doll Fisher is Creative Director and Editor of the Premier Woman Alive brand.

She is the author of 'Still Standing: 100 Lessons From An 'Unsuccessful' Life' and writes a weekly newsletter on life lessons, based on the themes in her book. She was listed as an Inspirational Christian Millennial in Keep the Faith magazine.

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Sue Rinaldi

Sue Rinaldi is a singer-songwriter, worship co-ordinator, writer and creative consultant.  

She has released five solo albums and is a seasoned contributor to UK and international events. Her regular articles in various magazines help keep us up-to-date about current trends affecting our present and future.

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Ruth Coffey

Ruth Coffey recently retired from Moorlands College and previously the nursing profession.

She worked in variety of contexts in the UK: hospital, hospice and  GP practice.

In 2004, she started working as a Pastoral Co-ordinator in an International Church in France. On return to the UK I changed career to teach at Moorlands College, Dorset as Foundation Year Leader. I worked there for 12 years and retired 18 months ago.

She often work alongside Ian taking church weekends, and conferences together.

Unlocking Your Vision

Saturday 4.45-5.15 - The Activate team will be near the Activate stand if you want to chat or if you have any questions for us.

Activate is so much more than just a Weekend Away.

We depend on donations to continue to hold events, help subsidise Activate days away, cover our running costs, and so much more. If you’ve been impacted by Activate Your Life and have a heart for our work to continue, could you consider a one-off or monthly donation to support us? Thank you for your prayers and support. Activate Team

"Very inspiring and relatable speakers, great to be surrounded by friendly ladies and have time to reflect, pray and worship."

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Since the charity started in 1965, we have depended on supporters and volunteers who have been generous with their time, money and resources. We call these supporters our Activate Ambassadors.

Always striving to support the smallest to the largest groups and events, we believe in providing quality speakers for groups of 15 or 615 people!  Through your generous support, it's wonderful to be able to say 'yes' to a church in a far-flung place with limited resources, as your help can cover our travel costs.

Our two part-time employees are funded by your generous support. Come along to Unlocking Your Vision on Saturday afternoon to find out more.

Sometimes it can feel quite lonely as a Christian today and it was such a treat to be together with so many!

Knowing we're not alone and there are plenty of other people in similar situations and being given the tools to help us move on.

Feeling empowered and surrounded by wonderful women

So glad to hear such relevancy and realness that makes the message one that I feel easily able to respond to in my everyday life.

At the meeting I felt that God is asking me to organise a community event. So I really appreciate the opportunity to step back and hear from God - thank you.

What a gift to hear your personal stories & the encouragement that I matter to God.

After being a Christian for many years i was feeling a bit discouraged. It was refreshing to hear how the gospel can be shared today without it being so formal. It made me feel comfortable with who I am!

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