Life 2 the Max

Life 2 the Max is a fabulous day out for members of The Boys’ Brigade in London and those a bit further afield. With activities , rides, shows and more you are guaranteed to have a great time. We even invite members of other uniformed youth organisations to join us as well!

Life 2 the Max 2022

We’re excited (and we hope you are too) that Life 2 the Max is back for 2022. After missing the last two years due to the pandemic we are looking forward to welcoming you all to Felden in the Summer.

Open to Anchors, Juniors, & Company age groups, including Girls’ Association, Girls’ Brigade members and of course their leaders! There are also opportunities for Seniors to come along and help at the event. The aim is to get as many children and young people from across London together on one day! In 2019 we had had over 600 children and young people onsite, plus over 150 leaders and we are keen to build on this number in 2022.

The event will be held on Saturday 18th June 2022 at Felden Lodge, BB Headquarters which is in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The event will run from 11am to 4pm and a wide range of activities will be on offer throughout the day including funfair rides, inflatables, shows, workshops, sports, crafts and more! There promises to be something to keep everyone entertained at Life 2 the Max 2022. The programme will also include an opportunity for us all to get together for a time of devotions led from the Main Stage. As part of our opening and closing ceremonies we will also see displays from some of our guests.

Full information can be downloaded here and below are some Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will give you a full picture of a day at Life 2 the Max.

Registration & planning information

How much does Life 2 the Max cost?
There are a number of ticket options for Life 2 the max with the costs outlined below:

  • Anchors, Juniors, Company Members with lunch
    £18 per person if booked by 20th May 2022
  • Anchors, Juniors, Company Members without lunch
    £16 per person if booked by 20th May 2022
  • Anchors, Juniors, Company Members with lunch
    £20.50 per person if booked after 20th May 2022
  • Anchors, Juniors, Company Members without lunch
    £18.50 per person if booked after 20th May 2022
  • Seniors volunteering for 2 to 3 hours & Leaders who are not volunteering
    £9 per person including lunch
  • Leaders volunteering for 2 to 3 hours
    Free including lunch

How do I book tickets?
Please book tickets using our online registration form,

Can I make amendments to my booking?
An amendment to increase the numbers attending can be made to your original booking if required. Should you have taken advantage of the ‘early bird’ price before 20th May and want to increase your numbers after this date then we will allow a maximum of 10% increase in your numbers at the original price and all others will need to be paid for at the full price.
Unfortunately we do not provide refunds on bookings made and you will not be able to reduce the number of people attending following your completion of the online registration form.

How do I pay for my booking?
Once we have received your registration form, we will send you an invoice with all the payment options outlined. All bookings must be paid for in advance of the event. We do not accept payments on the day.

Should members bring any spending money with them?
We would encourage members to bring some spending money which can be spent in the onsite shop. The shop will sell sweets, drinks and a small selection of BB merchandise. We would recommend members bring a maximum of £10 per person.

Are there any posters or leaflets available for companies to advertise the event?
We have produced an A5 editable leaflet that you can give to parents which can be downloaded here. There is also a poster that can be printed and displayed in your venue which can be downloaded here.

Do leaders need to accompany their members throughout the day?
Only children in Anchors need to be accompanied by a leader. Juniors & Company members can go round the site without direct supervision by leaders from their company.

What activities are available for Seniors?
The event is best suited for those aged 14 years and under, however there will be activities that can be enjoyed by Seniors. If Seniors are coming, please register them as a leader, as we would ask that thy would help support the running of activities for a few hours in addition to being able to take part in activities.

Is it expected that companies who attend provide a volunteer to help supervise activities?
As this is an internal Boys’ Brigade event, we rely on volunteers to support the core event team on the day. We would ask that each company attending the event can provide at least one leader who can be added to a rota, to help with the running or supervising of an activity for two to three hours. Leaders helping with the running of the event for for this period of time will have free entry to the event and the number of leaders helping with the event should be included on the registration form.

Are there any forms we need to complete prior to the event?
We require companies to register their attendance in advance via our online form. Please register by 20th May to take advantage of our early bird prices.
Companies should ask parents/guardians to complete the Special Event Consent Form for members who are attending.
On arrival at the event, in order to register and receive your wristbands, you will need to provide us with names and the age group of each member. This should be prepared before you arrive on site and to help you out, you might like to use our template form which is in Microsoft Word format.

How do you ensure that photographs are only taken of members with the correct photo permissions?
Due to the size of the event, we cannot guarantee that members will not have their photo taken, as they may end up in the background of photos that other leaders take of their own group. If you have any members who do not have permission for their photo to be used at District level, please let us know on arrival and we can make the official photographer aware of who cannot have their photo taken. Leaders will need to be vigilant at the event if they have members who cannot have their photo taken and this is the responsibility of the company leaders to manage. We would ask leaders to explain to parents who have not given consent that there is a risk that their child may be in a photo, to enable them to make an informed decision about whether their child should attend. If you have any questions regarding photo consent, please contact us.

Transport information

We are driving to the event, is there a one way system for access to the site?
A one way system will be in operation on site on the day of the event, Full information about access and drop off/pick up points will be provided when your booking is confirmed.

Can we park on site?
There is limited parking for cars and minibuses on site but unfortunately coaches will need to be parked off site for the duration of the event. Please follow the directions of the car park attendant on the day.

We are arriving by public transport, can we get get picked up from the station?
We would encourage companies to look at public transport options to attend the event if possible and will arrange for companies to be picked up from the station as the walk from Hemel Hempstead Station is not suitable for Anchors or Juniors. If arriving by public transport, please specify this on the registration form and you will be asked nearer the time to confirm your train times with us.

Lunch & Facilities information

What does lunch consist of?
Lunch consists of a sandwich, packet of crisps, chocolate bar and a bottle of water. The sandwich fillings are from a selection including ham, cheese and chicken. Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available for those who have listed these requirements on the company registration form.

Is there a timeslot for lunch?
Due to the number of attendees at the event, it would be impossible for everybody to have lunch at the same time. Each company attending will have a timeslot allocated to them to pick up and eat their lunch. This timeslot will be provided to you when you arrive at the event.

Are there lunch options for vegetarians, vegans and those attending with allergies?
We will make every effort to accommodate dietary requirements. Please record these on the registration form and we will be in touch to obtain further details nearer the time of the event. You may however decide that it may be better for those with special dietary requirements to bring a packed lunch.

What happens if we miss our timeslot for lunch?
Please try to plan your day so that you are able to get to the lunch point within your slot. Should you miss it for whatever reason, please speak to one of the event leaders who will be able to assist you.

What other refreshments are available for members throughout the day?
Water fountains will be available throughout the day and we would encourage those attending to bring a water bottle with them. Additional refreshments such as drinks and sweets will be available from the on site shop.

Are there any drinks available for leaders throughout the day?
Water fountains will be available throughout the day and we would encourage those attending to bring a water bottle with them. Free hot drinks will be available to leaders at certain times during the event and leaders can always get additional cold refreshments from the on site shop.

What toilets are in use throughout the day?
Toilets for children and young people will be available in the sports hall and ‘The Shed’. Toilets specifically for leaders will be advised on the day.

Who is responsible for First Aid Provision?
During the event there will be a first aid tent which will be manned by a qualified first aider organised by London District.

Who is the lead person in charge of the event?
Chris Norman is the London District Events Director but any questions running up to the event should be directed to enquiries@thebbinlondon.org.uk

have other questions?

We hope that the information on this page has provided you with all the relevant information about Life 2 the Max but if you have any other questions, please contact us.