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-away-from-home feel, Hillcrest is an ideal introduction to the PGL experience.

But don’t let its size deceive you. At Hillcrest there are plenty of activities in the centre grounds and lots of outdoor space to run around in. The nearby River Wye is an idyllic spot for canoeing, while other watersports take place on our own private lake close to the centre.

Facilities include a basketball court, floodlit playing field and indoor activity space for your girls to enjoy.

Comfortable accommodation for Brownies 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
Hillcrest Interactive Centre Map for Brownies and Guides

Take a look around the centre (requires Flash Player)

Activities available

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

These include canoeing on the beautiful River Wye and canoeing, kayaking and dragon boating at our very own private lake nearby.

The full list of activities available at Hillcrest is featured below.

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

See the evening entertainment available at Hillcrest.

Select an activity for a full description

Food

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 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 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.