A Christian holiday club which gets the summer holidays off to a great start. Lighthouse began in Great Missenden and Prestwood in 1987. There are now 13 Lighthouses - Beaconsfield, Bletchley South, Bourne End, Burnham, Great Missenden, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Langley, Mansfield, Marlow ,Princes Risborough, Shelswell and of course, Cressex !
At the start and finish of the day everyone is together for worship, teaching, drama, competitions, etc. In between children have a programme of games, performing arts and craft, plus sessions to explore the day's theme. The 10s and 11s age group have a choice of workshops.
Lighthouse Cressex takes place on the first full week of the summer holidays.
In 2021 age groups are split across two sites:
5-7s: 9:45 a.m.-2.35 p.m.
The Avenue Methodist, 159 Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe,
8-11s: 10.15 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. at Christ The Servant King (CSK), Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ
Little Lighthouse for Parents & Toddlers including age 4, 10.15 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. (no need to book) at CSK
5- 7: 9:45 a.m.-2.35 p.m.
8-11's: 10.15 a.m. - 3.00. p.m.
Parents and Toddlers: 10.15 a.m. - 12.20 p.m.
Lighthouse is run by volunteers. Children are in year-groups, which are broken down into smaller Lighthouse groups. Each Lighthouse has a Lighthouse Keeper (leader) and Lamplighters (assistants). Specialist teams help with craft, performing arts and games. We take up references for all helpers and police check adults.
Year groups are based on a child's age on 31 August. If you ask in advance, it may be possible for a child to join a younger age group to be with a friend or sibling. Friends arriving together on day 1 have the best chance of being in the same Lighthouse.
Children aged 4 have a half-day programme. There is also a half-day programme for parents-and-toddlers called "Little Lighthouse". There is no need to pre-book Parents & Toddlers.
We welcome applications for children with special needs. We have a special facility “The Space” for children who find it difficult to participate in other groups. We will do all we can to accommodate such applications but in order to ensure the appropriate support is in place it is essential that you tell us well in advance if your child has additional help at school or has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Running Lighthouse costs about £50 per child. We do not charge to attend, but rely on your donations. Details of how to give are sent with tickets.
Volunteer registration is now open.
Only volunteers' children, grandchildren or volunteers’ younger siblings are guaranteed places. After this, places are given on a first come, first served basis. We will write to you in late June as soon as we have allocated places.
Lighthouse Cressex is a registered charity No. 1183476.