About Lighthouse Princes Risborough

Please note Lighthouse Princes Risborough  will not be running in 2021

What is Lighthouse?

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, Cressex, Great Missenden, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Langley, Mansfield, Marlow,  Shelswell and of course, Princes Risborough,!

What goes on at Lighthouse?

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, drama and craft, plus sessions to explore the day's theme.

Where and when?

Lighthouse Princes Risborough takes place on the first full week of the summer holidays. It is held at Princes Risborough School, Upper Field, access via New Road. 

What are the timings?

4-12 year olds: 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Little Lighthouse for parents and toddlers in a tent of their own on the main site (0-3rs):  10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Who is in charge of the children?

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, drama 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.

What about younger children?

There is a half-day programme for parents and toddlers called "Little Lighthouse". There is no need to pre-book.

Children with special needs

We welcome applications for children with special needs. 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).

How much does it cost?

Running Lighthouse Princes Risborough costs about £65 per child. We do not charge to attend but rely on your donations. Details of how to give are sent with tickets.

What happens next?

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 Princes Risborough is a registered charity No.1178119