Youth and children

Young people, children and families will find a warm welcome at Scargill!

Families, children and young people find their way through the doors of Scargill in all sorts of ways.

School holidays are a particularly exciting time to bring children and young people to Scargill. Our half terms are often themed around a particular story. Some of our recent favourites have been Paddington, Narnia and The Hobbit.  Great effort is put into transforming the house into a space where the young people can explore their faith in the context of stories they know and love, with friends new and old.


Ella w& wSummerfest is an ideal time to get all the family together to enjoy a great holiday in the Dales. In recent years we have welcomed many three generational family groups (grandparents, parents & children) to Summerfest, and one year had the honour of four generations!

Church Weekends

As part of your church weekend away our children’s and youth team will be happy to provide sessions alongside the adult sessions in the mornings. We are able to provide up to two hours provision per day.

Youth Groups

Scargill House is an excellent location to bring your youth group. Either to use us as a base and get outside to explore the Dales, or for more formal breaks of fellowship, bible teaching and prayer. It is of course possible to combine the two! Please speak to our Group Bookings Coordinator or Youth and Children’s team leader to discuss how we can help. Bursaries are available.

Schools, Colleges and Universities

youthWe can accommodate schools, colleges and universities here for either the day, or for a longer retreat. We have had schools bring groups here for a weekend of exploring what it means to be confirmed as a follower of Jesus, Christian union’s from schools enjoying a weekend of fun and bible study, as well as more local schools bringing individual year groups here as part of their curriculum studies.

Meet the Team

youth teamOur youth and children team is a mixture of full Community Members, International Community Volunteers and Working Friends. All the team are DBS checked. The youth and children’s team at Scargill would be delighted to provide a fun programme for your children and young people rooted in Christian teaching during the adult session times.


Sessions are usually two 1 hour blocks run alongside the adult programme. Most of our sessions will take place at the top of the house where the children can make use of the art block, games room and den. If the weather is suitable we just love to get the young people out enjoying activities on the estate, so make sure you pack suitable clothing and footwear!

Additional needs

In order to best meet the individual needs of a child or young person you are bringing to Scargill House, we would find it really helpful if you could discuss any additional needs a child has before visiting. That way the team can work together with you to see how we can include all children in what Scargill has to offer. We are committed to finding ways to make it work on a case by case basis.  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer one to one care for any individual child. On occasions it may be necessary for an adult from your party to attend the youth and children’s sessions with a child that has additional needs. We know that being a full time carer for a child with additional needs can be tiring, so please feel free to speak to us about funding to bring an extra adult along to help out.

Safety first

Scargill is committed to safeguarding and has a rigorous policy of ensuring all those who work with your children and young people are qualified to do so.

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