300 very excited Rainbows from Rochdale, Heywood, Bury and Oldham all gathered for a Christmas celebration at Gulliver’s World. Aptly named ‘Rainbows Christmas Cracker’; this event brought together all Rainbows from Girlguiding Lancashire South East County for a day of festive fun and adventure.



Taking on all types of weather, Rainbows received full access to the Gulliver’s World Theme Park. From the high-flying rides to the slow and steady, Gulliver’s World found themselves in a sea of red uniforms and Christmas hats as the festive spirit grew.

This event was not only for Christmas, this was also a birthday celebration for Rainbows, the youngest group of Girlguiding. The 5 – 7 year old age range, founded as Rainbows, celebrate their 30th birthday this year with a variety of activities happening throughout the country.


Kathryn Abram, Event Coordinator, said “It’s been a tough few months planning the Rainbows Christmas Cracker. The logistics for organising so many young girls has been tiresome work but seeing these girls have so much fun has made it worthwhile.”

Jessica Dawson, aged 6, particularly enjoyed the pantomime show. “The show was really funny, my favourite part was when the turkeys went running around us. I’ve had a really fun day and can’t wait for Christmas.”

Lynne Scales, County Commissioner, said “This is likely to be my last event as County Commissioner with my role coming to an end. I’ve been delighted to enjoy it with my own group of Rainbows. The work and effort of the events team has been fantastic, everyone has had a really good day.”