Our Family Fun Day is on Monday 7 May

Come and join in the fun at our annual open day on the Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 7 May, 11am to 4pm!

This year the Jarman Centre is celebrating its 30th birthday with a new challenge badge which we are launching at the Family Fun Day.

The challenge sheet, activities and badge cost £4 per person.
If you’d like to come and join in the activities, without working towards a badge, the cost is £2 per child.
Archery is extra and costs £3 per person.
We will also be serving light refreshments and the souvenir shop will be open.

If you would like to come and help at the Fun Day please contact Toni-ann on estate@jarmancentre.org.uk

The challenge will be available for download after the fun day, with badges costing £1 each plus P&P.

Help advertise the event – download an A4 poster

Last minute opps in May and June

We have TWO prime booking slots unexpectedly available:

The Ground Floor of the house is available for the weekends of 18-20 May and 15-17 June.

If you are interested please contact the Booking Secretary now for more details.

Otherwise in this year (during term) there are only three weekends in September, one in October and the very last one in November still available.  So if you are thinking of coming, check the Availability section and book soon!

Car Boot Sale Bank Holiday Monday 28 May

Come and bag a bargain at our Charity Car Boot Sale. We’re at The Severals, Newmarket CB8 7BP. Gates open at 12 noon: sellers to the left, buyers to the right.

Having a clear out? Sellers fees – Car £8, Car + Trailer £12, Vans £12-£20.

Buyers free to park, but we will be shaking a bucket or two! All proceeds go towards our next project – lighting for the drive and carpark.

If you could help as a steward please contact Sheila.

Family Fun Day returns!

Bank Holiday Monday – 1st May, 11am to 4pm

A day of themed fun activities for all the family with the opportunity to complete the STICKMAN CHALLENGE and earn the badge if desired. 

The event is free to enter but a small charge is made for some activities to cover the instructor and/or materials costs.

Light refreshments will be on sale and the souvenir shop will be open.

If you would like to help on the day please contact Toni-ann.


Share the Christmas Spirit with us!

We are bag packing at Marks and Spencer Newmarket on Saturday 17 December.  All donations are in aid of the Jarman Centre this  time.

We only need a couple of girls at a time, in uniform, and supervised by an adult.

Please contact Toni-ann for the details if your girls would like to help.


Bag packing for the Jarman Centre

Grow your tenner is back!

Matching one-time donations by up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 a month for the first 3 months.

Thanks to the Office for Civil Society, the total match fund for this year’s Grow Your Tenner is £345,000! This means the Jarman Centre will have the chance to benefit from up to £2,500 of match funding: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debits.

Grow Your Tenner has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups across the UK over the last five years. This year they are matching one-time donations made to Localgiving members (that includes the Jarman Centre) by up to £10 and regular monthly donations by up to £10 a month for the first three months.

Regular donations are hugely important for small local charities such as the Jarman Centre – helping us to stabilise our finances and plan for the future. That’s why this year Localgiving are encouraging more people to set up a Direct Debit to a cause they care about.

Grow your Tenner for the Jarman Centre!

(The campaign runs until 17 November 2016)

Grow your Tenner

Successful Archery Instructors Course

Our Archery GB Instructors Award in April was very successful and we now welcome five new instructors to our pool at the Jarman Centre.

The course was full, with participants coming from as far away as Anglesey and Scotland. We hope you are all now enjoying being archery instructors at your own venues!

With thanks to Andy Hood of Feathers and Fletchings who ran the course and to our team of caterers for hosting the weekend.

Archery - a break from conservation work

Putting the extra into extra-curricular experiences

Are you visiting the Education Show at the NEC this week? Come and see us on the Scout and Guide Activity Centres stand (E85). The Show is free to attend.

We have joined with nine other activity centres – each venue is unique and independently run by either Scouting or Girlguiding. Accommodation ranges from basic camping to a fully-catered break with everything in-between and a huge variety of outdoor activities suitable for all ages.

We put the extra into extra-curricular experiences! Explore our comprehensive website for what the Jarman Centre can offer.

Each centre is offering discounts of up to 10% to schools who register with us at the Education Show 2016.

Rope ladders involve teamwork!
Rope ladders involve teamwork!

Slacklines update

Our project to install Slacklines at the Jarman Centre was accepted for the Aviva Community Fund competition. Thank you to all who voted for us, but we didn’t make it through to the shortlist. However, we are in with a chance for £500 in a draw at the end of June. Additionally our profile on the Aviva website has brought us some new volunteers who are currently planning a team-building day.

Slacklining is akin to tight-rope walking but uses a line only some inches above the ground. It is enormous fun to do, and develops balance and core strength. The line is stretchy and bounces like a long and narrow trampoline; it is flat so that feet do not turn over like on a rope, which makes it easier for beginners to master simple moves. As users become more confident an impressive range of feats can be achieved. Because the line is close to the ground, the activity can be supervised by group leaders without the need for qualified instructors.

We shall continue fundraising to install Slacklines at the Jarman Centre! Make a difference and donate now, online or by cheque in the post.