AHOY ME HARTYS!
Marra Camp is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever before! Calling all captains, landlubbers and mateys, join us for a swashbuckling weekend of fun, challenge and plenty of adventure at Pirate Marra 2018! Shiver me timbers!
2000+ Pirates from far and wide across the land will be taking over Causey Park Farm from Friday 25th to Monday 28th May 2018 for amazing adventures for one and all. With brand new activities and challenges never seen before alongside spectacular evening entertainment and shows guaranteed to make you shout Yo-ho-ho. Plus there’ll be plenty of pirate treasure up for grabs, X marks the spot!
From the same team that brought you Circus Marra and Wild West Marra, this is one big weekend of swashbuckling adventure you do not want to miss. It's the pirates life for you!
When is it?
Friday 25th to Monday 28th May 2018
Where is it?
Causey Park Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland
Who can come?
Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Rangers for the full weekend along with Beavers, Brownies and all sections for our Sunday Open Day. Open to all members of Scouting and Guiding not only across Northumberland but from anywhere in the UK.
How much does it cost?
Participants (Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides & Rangers)
- Early Bird: £70.00
- Full Price: £80.00
- Group Leaders and Young Leaders: £17.00
- Participants: £20.00 (Youth members aged under 18)
- Adults: £5.00 (Members aged 18 and over)
- Full Catering: £30.00
- Self Catering: £17.00
How can I book?
Group Bookings are now open! As with last year all bookings will be made online and paid via a debit/credit card. Open Day and Staff bookings will open mid September.
Marra Camp is Northumberland's Big Adventure Camp. It's open to all sections of Scouting and Guiding from groups in Northumberland and across the UK. Every two years on the last May bank holiday weekend Marra Camp takes place each time with a distinct theme.
The event is still based on the old Caud Marra camps, which were winter activities camps held in February all about fun, adventure and meeting new friends.
You might wonder what Caud Marra means? It basically stood for Cold and Utterly Daft Friends, Marra being geordie slang for friend. Since the first event Northumberland County developed the Marra theme into lots of winter camps which were held at Gosforth Park Scout Camp. Sadly when Gosforth Park Scout Camp closed, Marra Camps ended for a period of time before being restarted in 2005 at new location of Hawkhirst Scout Camp.
In 2008 there was a change from the normal Winter camp at Hawkhirst to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Northumberland. This camp was called Lookwide Marra and was held as per the original Marra camps in Gosforth Park attracting over 1000 young people. This set a new format for the event.
This was followed by an even bigger camp in 2010 named Medieval Marra which saw 1400 participants head to Beanley in Northumberland for a old fashioned Medieval themed camp.
2012 came round, and we couldnt do anything but celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. Marralympics was born and again held at Beanley with a range of sporting and adventurous activities on offer.
Marra was then on the move again in 2014 as Circus Marra took place at Causey Park Farm in Morpeth. Youngsters joined in all of the fun of the fair with four days of adventure, challenge and fun packed full of activities and shows in our Big Top!
For our last event we went to Causey Creek Ranch for Wild West Marra! Across the weekend we had 1792 young people taking part in amazing adventure, fun and challenge! They were backed up and supported by a huge 616 volunteers making a total of 2407 people taking part our event!