Hillcrest
Herefordshire

for Brownies and Guides

About Hillcrest

Hillcrest activity adventure camp is one of our smallest residential centres, which makes it ideal for younger Brownies who may be staying away for the first time. With its cosy, home-from-home feel, Hillcrest is an ideal introduction to the PGL experience. But don’t let its size deceive you; there are plenty of activities in the centre grounds and lots of outdoor space to run around in.

Facilities include a basketball court, floodlit playing field and indoor activity space for your girls to enjoy. Comfortable accommodation is provided in rooms sleeping 6-16 with showers and toilets close by. Leaders are in single or twin rooms which are either en suite or have private facilities nearby.

Accommodation

Dormitories

  • Group - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-16 with showers and toilets located close by
  • Leaders - Single or twin rooms, en suite or with private facilities nearby

Facilities

  • Basketball court
  • Floodlit playing field
  • Indoor space
  • Group common room
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Shop

Activities available

Even though Hillcrest is a small centre, there's plenty of choice when it comes to activities for your girls.

The full list of activities available at Hillcrest is featured below. There's also plenty to keep your girls busy in the evenings, with lively entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Hillcrest.

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 Hillcrest
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.