Junior Section & Company Section – Annual Holiday 2022

The Boys’ Brigade North West District Training Centre

The Boys’ Brigade
North West District Training Centre

In April of 2022, we once again returned to The Boys’ Brigade Northwest District Training Centre at Kirkham for our Easter holiday, which ran from Monday 4th April to Saturday 9th April.

Some of you may recall this was our destination in 2019 as well and was also intended to be our destination in both 2020 and 2021 but both of these holidays were cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions. As with previous years this was a joint holiday with the Juniors and Company Section. Normally the sections run their own programme of activities, however there is occasionally some joint ventures as this often gets us better rates which means we can keep the costs to the parents as low as possible.

We have utilised the centre at Kirkham many times in the past, a total of fifteen times in total between the Junior Section and Company Section, so as you can see we like this centre and it has always been well received by both the boys and staff alike.

Kirkham Centenary Hall

Centenary Hall

Why do we like it so much?

The centre is situated on the outskirts of the town of Kirkham in Lancashire, just a fifteen minute drive from Blackpool. We will also have exclusive use of the facilities of the centre itself which contains a number of dormitories, a large industrial catering kitchen and multipurpose dining and activities hall in the main building. The centre also has a large sports hall with Pool tables, Table Tennis tables and a climbing wall as well as a large grassy area which can be used for sports or camping and also an adventure playground.

Activities for the duration of our stay are listed below and include visits to attractions in the local area such as a Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Go Karting as well as LaserTag, swimming, and a cinema trip, etc.

Dining and Lounge area

Dining and Lounge area

Below is the programme for the holiday:


Juniors Company Section
Monday Morning Travelling, then Beach and Sand Dunes
Evening Games Hall
Tuesday Morning Knowsley Safari Park Ascent Trampoline Park
Afternoon Formulakart
Evening Quiz Night & Games Hall Cinema
Wednesday Morning Sandcastle Waterworld & Blackpool shops and Amusements
Evening Escape Reality / DVD Night
Thursday Morning Wacky World Clip-n-Climb
Afternoon Action Tag Warfare
Evening Escape Reality / DVD Night
Friday Morning Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Evening Cinema Quiz & DVD Night
Saturday Morning Games Hall
Afternoon Travelling