Bawdsey Manor
Suffolk

for Brownies and Guides

 

 

About Bawdsey Manor

Overlooking the beautiful Suffolk coast, Bawdsey Manor is a fantastic place to bring your Brownies and Guides for a residential camp packed with adventure and fun. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Woodbridge on the Deben estuary, there are over 140 acres of grounds for your girls to explore, including a lovely beach with spectacular views along the coastline.

Brownies and Guides enjoy an exciting programme of adventure activities including archery, fencing and quad biking.

See Bawdsey Manor from the air in this recent video here

Accommodation

Accommodation Blocks

  • Groups - En suite rooms with bunk beds sleep 4-8
  • Leaders - En suite twin & single rooms

Manor House

  • Groups - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 4-10 (showers and toilets located close by)
  • Leaders - En suite twin & single rooms

Tents

Chalet-style tents with solid bases and frame beds

  • Groups - 4-5 per tent
  • Leaders - 1 or 2 per tent

Showers and toilets are located close by with separate facilities for leaders

Facilities

  • Playing fields
  • Meeting rooms / classrooms
  • Sports hall / gym
  • Shop
  • Teachers’ lounges
  • Beaches

Activities available

Our thrilling adventure activities have something to suit everyone and our experienced instructors know how to bring out the best in each individual.

The list of activities available at Bawdsey Manor is featured below. There's also plenty to keep everyone busy in the evening, with lively evening entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Bawdsey Manor.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food
Our meals are freshly cooked, balanced and will give your girls plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day. 

  • Hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Homemade soup every day
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Leader Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Sample day for Brownies and Guides at Bawdsey Manor
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead.
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute break in-between.

12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch.
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute break in-between.

18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day.
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!
Brownie & Guide Exclusive Weekends

Brownie Exclusive Weekends

Developed in partnership with Girlguiding, these popular weekends just for Brownies are packed with adventure activities, from climbing and abseiling to giant swing and zip wire.