TWENTY TWENTY ONE AMAZING DAY
SOLID is an annual festival for 8-17 year olds that brings together hundreds of children and young people from across the South East of England to discover and worship Jesus while taking part in all kinds of adventure, creative and sporting activities. It began back in 1996 and after going online in 2020 is now back for the ONE AMAZING DAY celebration in 2021.
The festival is organised by Scripture Union and a number of partnering agencies and churches and is open to any children's/youth group from any denominational background to attend.
We are pleased to be returning to the amazing Stubbers Adventure Centre (RM14 2TY), only 10 minutes from M25 J30 on the border between London and Essex, close to the Dartford Crossing.
The site boasts a great variety of adventure activities that have all been adapted to be in line with current government guidance and COVID secure. And then on top of that are all the facilities brought to site by the SOLID team for the weekend including fantastic sports activities, inflatables, a NERF arena, delicious food court and more...!
We are delighted to be running the ONE AMAZING DAY celebration on 3rd July 2021 with the site open for eleven hours of activity from 10am to 9pm.
You'll be able to come along as an individual household or as a group from a church or other Christian organisation. ONE AMAZING DAY will be a brilliant way to re-engage with the festival experience for a single family, to kick start your Sunday School or Junior Church or as a way that your youth group can finally get to spend some time together outside of a Zoom call!
At SOLID, we give children and young people time to spend with their friends, leaders and mentors over a crepe or milkshake; opportunities to enjoy sports, space to be creative and to make use of the amazing adventure activities we have available; and all set alongside the chance to enjoy meeting with God in an exciting new way.
If you've been to SOLID in the past, you'll know we usually have two venues - JUMP IN and EXPECT. To be extra COVID secure this year, JUMP IN is going to be scattered across the whole site for the whole day with 'pop up prayer spaces' featuring loads of fun, engaging and interactive ways to connect with God and EXPECT will be taking over Radio SOLID on the outdoor stage twice through the day.
The 2021 program is still coming together as we await final news on what the government guidance will be at the time, but at the moment... here's the plan!
Gates open for registration
Activities open across the site - adventure, sports, pop up prayer spaces, music, food and more!
Activities pause while EXPECT take over the Radio SOLID stage - bring your picnic, enjoy live sung worship and great input
All activities reopen for the afternoon
Adventure activities start to wind down as the big football tournament winds up
The JUMP IN team take over Radio SOLID stage to share what's been happening across the site throughout the day
EXPECT take the stage for more live worship and inspiring input
"After Hours" activities kick off with music, dancing, UV sports and more!
Venues close - time to head home
Everyone attending the SOLID Festival has to book in as part of a household, church or parachurch group with children and young people remaining the responsibility of their over 18 leaders at all times while on the site.
All bookings have to be made through our online system which you can access by clicking here.
We have a variety of pricing plans depending on how early you book. Please note that children aged 6 and under go free but will not be able to access the adventure activities.
Includes all activities
Flat rate for leaders and groups members
UNTIL 6pm THURSDAY 24th JUNE
UNTIL 6pm THURSDAY 1st JULY
THURSDAY 27TH MAY
Includes all activities
Up to two adults and two children from same household
Some small print
Bookings by debit/credit card require immediate payment. Bookings by BACS/Cheque must be paid within ten working days and/or by the pricing deadline (whichever comes first) or they will be cancelled and a £10 administration fee charged.
If the event cannot run due to changes to COVID19 restrictions then full refunds will be offered. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if individuals or family groups are instructed to self-isolate by NHS Track & Trace.
We know this past year has been hard for many families and many churches who might love to come to SOLID but cannot afford it. If this is you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as we do have the ability to make concessions depending on individual circumstances; we never want money to be a barrier to people connecting with Jesus.