Beam House
North Devon

for Brownies and Guides

About Beam House

Want to try surfing with your Brownies and Guides? Then Beam House activity adventure camp is the place to be! The surf school at Westward Ho! is just up the road and your group can learn to ride the waves in a safe, well supervised environment.

Beam House is situated in its own grounds with plenty of space and adventure activities for your girls to enjoy.

The centre has an exciting range of adventure activities to keep your Brownies and Guides active and having fun, plus a lively evening entertainment programme every day. Alternatively, you are free to organise your own evening programme.

Accommodation in our cosy mansion house is provided in dormitories with toilets and showers nearby.


Main House

  • Group - Rooms with bunk beds sleep 8-16, with toilets and showers close by
  • Leaders - Twin or triple en suite rooms


  • Disco / communal area
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Shop
  • Drying room
Beam House Interactive Centre Map for Brownies and Guides

Take a look around the centre (requires Flash Player)

Activities available

Our wide range of thrilling adventure activities has something to suit everyone - our experienced instructors know how to bring out the best in each individual.

And with PGL, you can rely on getting the best value for money: adventure and evening activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation are all included in the price, as well as round the clock support during your stay.

The full list of activities available at Beam House is featured below.

There's plenty to keep everyone busy in the evenings too with lively evening entertainment sessions led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Beam House.

Select an activity for a full description


Plenty of choice for your girls
Our catering team work hard to prepare balanced, nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Extra healthy or extra food?
Whether your Brownies & Guides are passionate about healthy eating or just need that little extra bit of re-fuelling, we have a fantastic self-service salad bar that offers a great range of delicious salad choices. We also have tasty, homemade soup for them to try and plenty of fresh fruit that they can take with them to keep them going between activity sessions.

If after all that, they still would like a little more, just ask one of our friendly catering team and we’ll be happy to provide extra food.

Catering to your needs
There may be girls in your group that have special dietary needs or some that are just choosy about what they eat. Whatever the requirement, our team will be able to provide a variety of alternative options to suit the needs of your group.

A pleasant dining experience
We take pride in keeping our catering facilities clean and well maintained. Our team work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable mealtime experience and will always give a warm welcome to your group.

Food at Barton Hall for Brownies and Guides

View our sample menu

Sample Day

Sample day for Brownies and Guides at Beam House
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 refreshment break
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 refreshment break
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 & Guide Exclusive Weekends

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