HEADLINES FAMILY WEEKEND - Friday 21 – Sunday 23 September 2018

Windmill Farm / Adventure Plus
Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2SN


Come along and join in the family fun
Every year, Headlines members are invited to join us at our Family Weekend. For 2018, it will take place at Windmill Farm in Oxfordshire, where we will have exclusive use of the venue.

Windmill Farm is situated in the pretty village of Clanfield, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. Their partner organisation, Adventure Plus, a youth charity, is onsite, and offers a range of outdoor activities and team-building challenges. The weekend gives families the opportunity to get together to share advice and support, to make new friends, and have fun!

Places are limited by the capacity of Windmill Farm, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Adventure Plus offers a wide range of exciting outdoor adventure pursuits and learning. Children will take part in activities in small groups led by qualified instructors. Activities can be differentiated to cater for all abilities and skills.

We are still finalising the schedule, but this is a taste of what could be included: canoeing, climbing, archery, biking, bushcraft, fencing, circus skills, wide games, tug of war, and campfire.

Childcare and activities for younger children
A team of play specialists from Oxford Children’s Hospital will be there to provide clubs for the younger children. The clubs will provide a range of fun and interactive activities, including outdoor scavenger hunts, den-building, crafts and games.

Evening activities
Campfire night – build a campfire, sit under the stars and toast some marshmallows! Indoor evening entertainment may include a quiz night, disco or film!

The Annual General Meeting is also held during the weekend. The work and achievements of the charity are reported, and the Trustees are elected for the following year. If you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, please contact us directly.

The accommodation is found in the Wellspring Accommodation Block and Lower Farm. Bedrooms are mostly twin ensuite, with tea and coffee making facilities. Please refer to the booking notes for further information.

Camping pitches are available. Please note there is no electricity. Toilet and shower facilities are nearby.

Enjoy delicious home-cooked food, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, where possible. (Servery style in the main dining hall).

The full time visitor package includes full board accommodation / camping for a two-night stay, outdoor activities, campfire and evening entertainment, and childcare for the younger children.

  Full time visitor (Wellspring / Lower Farm) Full time visitor (Camping)
Adult (age 18 and over) £80.00 £45.00
Youth (age 13-17) £55.00 £35.00
Child (age 2 - 12) £40.00 £25.00
Infants Free Free

Day visitors are also welcome on Saturday (places are limited).
Day rates include lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments, outdoor activities, campfire and evening entertainment, and childcare for the younger children. The day starts at 9am and continues through dinner into the evening.

Day visitor (Saturday only)
Adult - £25.00
Youth - £20.00
Child - £15.00

The weekend will start with arrivals on the Friday after 3pm and include evening dinner at 6.30pm. The weekend will finish at 3pm on the Sunday after the carvery lunch.


Deposit (non-refundable) of 20% of total cost to be paid no later than 15 June 2018.
Early bird discount – if you pay the full amount on or before 30 June 2018, you will receive a discount of 5% of the total price.
All bookings must be paid for in full no later than 24 August 2018.

The weekend is heavily subsidised, but affordability should not be a barrier. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further financial support.

» Click here to download the Family Weekend 2018 booking form

» Click here to View some pictures from Windmill Farm

For any questions or further information, please contact Justine Tweedie - info@headlines.org.uk, Tel: 0330 120 0410

We hope you can join us for an informal weekend of outdoor activities and adventure.

Headlines would like to thank Zurich Community Trust for their generous contribution towards the cost of the children’s outdoor activities, provided by Adventure Plus.

For more information on the work they do, visit: www.zct.org.uk

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