Heart-Centred Activities for
21st Century Families 2013
Our aim is to support families and young people so that each individual can build a strong connection with the shining light in their hearts. Our activities provide a safe environment where heart-centred values of trust, fun, self-forgiveness, loving respect and compassion can flourish.
Generally held on the first Sunday of the month at New Lands, our Family days begin with a special Family Service/Celebration in a relaxed and warmhearted circle in the Temple. Often linked with the changes of the seasons and festivals, our aim is to make the services and afternoon activities both
inspiring and enjoyable, gently nurturing each child’s
or teenager’s understanding of their own link with all
life. In the afternoons we offer a variety of activities such as art and craft work, games, yoga, dance, drama or something musical. We hope that the day is relaxing and nurturing for parents too, including the opportunity just wander in the beautiful gardens and grounds as a family.
On two of the Family Days—March and November—we offer a special healing service for families and children at 2 pm; the atmosphere of these services is always very gentle and supportive. Our healers are trained to national standards administered by the umbrella body UK Healers.
There is no charge for any of these days though donations to help support our work
with families and young people are much appreciated. Open to all.
These are based around our Family Days in May, July and December. They are open to all families with children/teens, though priority will be given to White Eagle members. Arrive straight after lunch on Saturday and either stay in New Lands house ‘camping style’ i.e. mattresses and sleeping bags for the children
on the floor, or camping ‘proper’ on the May and July weekends. There will be relaxed, no pressure, activities. Please contact for all details; prior booking essential. Open to all.
Weekend dates for 2013
4 – 5 May, ‘The Joy of May’ Dance, song, craft and play for May time, outdoor
games and the Family Celebration on Sunday.
6 – 7 July, ‘Keep Calm and Keep On Keeping On!’ This is our unique Summer Midsummer Mystery Play weekend. On the Saturday evening we have our light-hearted families and young people fundraising Midsummer Mystery Play and dinner in the marquee on the lawn. The Sunday is based around our Family Celebration with craft activities in the afternoon.
Cost, including Saturday lunch Sunday breakfast and buffet style lunch: £34 per adult, £16.00 per child over 5, under 5s free or total cost for family sharing a room: £70. Cost if camping, inclusive of same meals: £20 per adult, £10per child or £40 per family group. Plus Tickets for the Midsummer Mystery £17.50 (under 15s £10) Family ticket £35. These must be pre-booked. Prior booking for these weekends is essential and early booking recommended.
30 November - 1 December, ‘Advent’
based around our magical Advent Spiral on the Saturday and the Family Celebration on the Sunday with craft activities in the afternoon.
Cost, including Saturday lunch evening meal, Sunday breakfast and lunch: £40 per adult, £20.00 per child over 5, under 5s free or total cost for family sharing a room: £80. Cost if camping, inclusive of same meals: £25 per adult, £12.50 per child or £50 per family group. Prior booking for these weekends is essential and early booking recommended.
Our White Eagle Family Camps offer the
opportunity for families with children of any
age to spend time in the beautiful surroundings of the Temple and experience a week of spiritual nourishment, friendship and outdoor exhilaration (whatever age you are). There is usually good representation of all age groups from very young to older teenagers, so whatever age your children are there should be friends of their own age-group. The same applies to parents and grandparents! The camp is open to members and first time non-members.
Specific details of our family camp 2013 have not yet been finalised, apart from the date. So please email (or telephone/write to New Lands) with your expression of interest, and we will send you full descriptive details (including cost) in mid
February when booking will also open.
Families and Young People Activities
Summer Mystery: ‘Keep Calm and Keep on Keeping On!’:
Saturday 6 July 6.30 - 9.30pm
Guaranteed to be an unforgettable fundraising evening with an intriguing mystery set in WWII days, to be solved dung the courses of a delicious vegetarian meal served in the field marquee.
Tickets £17.50 (under 15s £10) Family ticket £35. Must be pre-booked.
Peace Day: Sunday 22 September 11.30 – 4.00 pm.
Families are warmly welcomed to join us for our Peace Day
celebrations during which there will be activities for all ages.
Advent Spiral: Saturday 1 December 4.15 – 5.45pm.
A magical start to the Christmas season.
Carol service and Children’s Christmas Gathering:
Sunday 22 December 4.00 – 6.30 pm
Come and join us for a lovely festive celebration. Following a short time in the Temple Carol Service, we gather in
New Lands House for Christmas activities and tea. New Lands house itself truly seems to enjoy being full of children!
for our current leaflet of all activities for Families and Young People.
If you would like details of applying for White Eagle membership for you, your family or friends, please email
at New Lands.
The White Eagle Lodge has implemented a Child Protection Policy, reviewed annually, and helpers at all activities involving children have received training in its implementation, with CRB checks as appropriate. Our Training days are held each year in early February.