GFS Chester-le-Street is reopen for face-to-face sessions, with social distancing measures and full COVID precautions in place.

Welcome to GFS Chester-le-Street

GFS Chester-le-Street offers weekly sessions and a space for girls and young women to meet new friends in a relaxed, girls-only environment. We host a range of fun activities including crafts and life skills, games and trips out. In the Autumn term we have lots planned, including:

  • lots of themed crafts
  • games
  • a Festival of the Girl celebration week
  • a trip to the The HUB in Barnard Castle
  • mindfulness and confidence building sessions
  • we’ll also be choosing and working with a charity close to the girls’ hearts

Our programme of activities are fun, but ultimately designed to develop self confidence, life skills and resilience through being part of a supportive, non-judgmental group of girls and young women. We want every girl at GFS to feel valued and proud of who she is when she is at GFS. You can find out a bit more about our programme and how we aim to help girls, here.

Ready to sign up? Please register via the link below.

If you have any questions about the group, our post-COVID return, or anything else, please feel free to contact us on

If you’re the parent or carer of a girl who already attends GFS Chester-le-Street, join our Facebook group for photos from sessions and other important updates.

A group of 10 girls aged nine and up, dressed in warm clothes and enjoying a day trip out.
Group age range


Group meeting time

Monday evenings 6-7.30pm

Weekly fee

GFS is a registered charity, and does not operate to make a profit. Weekly session fees, or ‘subs’ help to pay for costs such as insurance, venue hire and resources. Subs are paid weekly to ensure you don’t pay for sessions that your child doesn’t attend.

£3 per week

GFS is an inclusive organisation and we welcome any girl or young woman that would like to join. The cost of sessions should not be a barrier to attendance, and GFS is happy to accommodate a break from session fees where helpful. If this applies to you, please let us know when you complete the sign up form.
If you are already attending a group, you can let your Group Leader know, either in person or by email or text. You can also contact GFS directly on

Group location

Bullion Hall Community Centre, South Approach, Chester-le-Street, DH2 2ES

Sign up

We’d love to have you join us at GFS Chester-le-Street and we are currently able to accept new girls!

As parents leave girls at the group, it is essential to register before attending. All you need to do is complete our registration form and we’ll get back to you to let you know the next meeting your child can join.

Sign your daughter up now