Children at Lighthouse

Get your children involved in a fantastic week of fun, laughter, dance, song, messy games

and of course the daily gunging of a leader!

Although we are expecting hundreds of children, they are divided into small groups called Lighthouses, which are led by a dedicated team. Caring for your children is of utmost priority for us.

Each Lighthouse has a 'Lighthouse Keeper' (responsible leader) and some teenage 'Lamplighters' who help to look after your children throughout the week.

Every day the children start off in the Big Top with some great music, singing and games followed by sports, craft, creative activities as well as age-appropriate Bible teaching.

Twice a day everyone joins together in the Big Top for some noisy fun and games - and the ever-popular gunge tank, where they vote for their favourite leader to be gunged.

Parents are welcome to come and watch the last session of the day, starting at 3pm.

Age groups for children


(Current school year 5 & 6)

8 - 9s

(Current school year 3 & 4)


(Current school year 2)


(Current school year 1)

These four age groups follow a full Lighthouse programme and a typical day in the life of Lighthouse looks something like this:

9.45am Arrival
10.00am All together in Big top
10.45am Games or Craft or Age group time, or Creative session
11.30am Games or Craft or Age group time, or Creative session
12.15pm Lunch
12.45pm All together in Big top
1.20pm Games or Craft or Creative session
2.05pm Games or Craft or Creative session
2.50pm All together in Big top
3.30pm Home time!

4s and 5s (Preschool and Reception)

In the morning they have their own special programme and enjoy the Mini Top, a 4-5s size version of Big Top, followed by a similiar pattern as the one shown above.

The 4s leave after lunch (collect at 1.05pm please) while the 5s (current school year 1) join the main programme until the end of day (03.30pm).