About Lighthouse Shelswell

What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse is a holiday club for children run by Christians from local churches. We aim to introduce the children to God, explore the Bible with them and help them look to Jesus as their special friend - all in a fun-filled week with sport, craft, performing arts and music.

Lighthouse began in Great Missenden and Prestwood in 1987. There are now 16 Lighthouses - Beaconsfield, Burnham, Cressex, Denham, Derby City, Great Missenden, Haddenham, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Loudwater, Mansfield, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Safe Harbour (was Bourne End),  Water Eaton (was Bletchley South) and of course, Shelswell!

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

Where and when?

The dates in 2024 are 29th July to 2nd August  It is held at Finmere CE Primary School Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR 

What are the timings?

5-11's: 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Who is in charge of the children?

Lighthouse is run by volunteers.  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 with special needs

We welcome applications for children with special needs and 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?

To run Lighthouse Shelswell costs £50 for each child. (which we think is fabulous value!).

Although we do not charge a set amount for children to attend, (as we do not want to deny any child a place) we do rely upon your donations and those of local churches, businesses and other generous benefactors so Lighthouse can continue each year.  Details of how you can support Lighthouse Shelswell will be sent with tickets and you can look at our donations page. Donate Here

We want to provide a great experience for your child. Please support us. Every donation, great or small, makes a difference. Thank you!

What happens next?

Volunteer applications are open. VOLUNTEER HERE!

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 Shelswell is from Monday 29th July 2024 to Friday 2nd August 2024.


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