Word Alive takes place from Saturday 4th April until Thursday 9th April 2020.
Word Alive is held at the Pontins site in Prestatyn Sands, North Wales.
On site bookings open on 11th July and off site event passes can be purchased in the autumn.
Number of days before start date of event Cancellation Charge 66 days or more deposit 65-43 days 25% of total holiday cost 42-29 days 50% of total holiday cost 28-8 days 75% of total holiday cost 7 days or less 100% of total holiday cost
Normal check-in is from 4pm, but if you are in Club accommodation, or are part of a group booking of 3 or more chalets, you can check in from 2pm.
If you are staying on site, event passes are included in your accommodation. For example, a 4 berth chalet will receive 4 event passes. If you are staying off site, you will need to purchase event passes in order to be able to attend Word Alive.
Event passes go on sale from the 28th August 2019, you can purchase them on our website or over the phone 0207 407 5863.
Standard rates: Adult £160, Child £80
Concessions: 50% discounted event pass for students, OAPS, low income families, full time Christian or church ministry workers and their families.
The first main meeting starts at 6.30pm on Saturday 4th April and the last meeting finishes at 11am on Thursday 9th April. However, you can register children for their groups from 3pm on 4th April and our all age meeting, Families Together, is at 5.30pm that day.
We provide teaching and activities for children from the age of 3 months up until 18 years old. See below for our suggested age and group table:
Word Alive Group Age range School years: England and Wales School years: Scotland depending on intake School years: Northern Ireland Scramblers 3 months – 3 years Transformers 4-5s Reception P1 P1 Trailblazers 5-7s Years 1-2 P2-P3 P2-P3 Heroes 8-11s Years 3-6 P4-P7 P4-P7 Ignite 11-14s Years 7-9 S1-S3 Years 8-10 Resolved 15-18s Years 10-13 S4-S6 Years 11-13
Groups and provisional timings below:
Scramblers: 9.45am-11am OR 11.30am-12.45pm and 2pm-3.15pm
Heroes: 9.45am-12.45pm and 6.30pm-8pm
Ignite: 9.45am-12.45pm and 6.30pm-8pm
Resolved: 9.45am-12.45pm and 6.30pm-8pm
Pontins charge £15/day for each person (over 13s) or £7.50/day for a child (aged between 3 and 13). Under 3s are free. If you purchase meal tickets in advance, you will be charged £75/adult or £37.50/child extra for the whole event. Please note that breakfast and evening meal is provided including the evening meal on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure in the on site Beachcomber Diner.
If you are staying on site, you can add half board meal tickets to your order by logging into the website, going to ‘account’, ‘order history’ and ‘edit booking details’. You can adjust this up until final payment on the th January. If you want to add meal tickets to your order after this date, you can do so by ringing the office.
If you are staying off site, unfortunately it isn’t possible to book meal tickets in advance. Subject to availability, you may be able to purchase meal tickets on arrival at the Pontins reception.
On site, there are several shops and restaurants including the Queen Vic Pub, Captains Cods Fish & Chips, the Beachcomber Diner, Nisa mini supermarket, Java Coffee Shop and a variety of food vans. In Prestatyn, there are several supermarkets, including a Tesco Superstore, SPAR and Aldi, as well as many local coffee shops and restaurants.
Pontins chalets provide duvet and pillows, but no bed linen, so please bring your own sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. There are limited coat hangers in the bedroom wardrobes.
In the kitchen: toaster, microwave, kettle, electric oven, grill and hob, fridge, basic crockery and cutlery, basic pans and Pyrex dishes for microwave
Please bring your own bed linen, towels, bath mat and loo roll.
For the kitchen, please bring washing up utensils, tea towels, bin liners, sharp knife, peeler, oven gloves.
For the event, bring warm and waterproof clothing as it can be chilly in April
There is a swimming pool on site and a beach nearby, so bring swimming costumes and beach equipment.
Bring your Bible, notebook and pen!
Yes! Different from previous events, Pontins no longer provides bed linen for guests, so please do bring your own sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. Bedding layouts can be found on your email receipt or in your ‘order history’ on the website.
Use of all Pontins and Word Alive facilities are available for both on site and off site guests for free. Facilities include:
- Swimming Pool
- Skateboard/Scooter park
- Face Painting
- Go Karts
- Table Tennis
- Kids Driving School
- Crazy Golf
- Kart Hire
- Outdoor Inflatables
- Indoor Soft Play Area
- Snooker Tables
- Chuckles Swing Ride
We hope to produce the event programme and app by mid-March.
The Bible Reading, Morning Tracks and Evening Celebrations are recorded and available to purchase on USB sticks during the event, please visit Word Alive Media in the Hub. Audio and video downloads are also available after the event here