Welcome to GFS Stanwix

GFS Stanwix will be reopening for face-to-face sessions soon, with social distancing measures and full COVID precautions in place. If you’d like to join us, register below and we’ll be in touch. 

Welcome to GFS Stanwix

We’re a weekly girls’ youth group, open to all girls and young women aged 7-16.

We offer weekly sessions which provide a space for girls and young women to meet new friends in a relaxed, girls-only environment and – most importantly – to have fun.

GFS groups are volunteer-led and run all over England and Wales. We offer a range of fun weekly activities including crafts, life skills, sports and games, as well as the occasional trip out. We also provide advice and workshops on a variety of topics for our older groups.

Our weekly girls-only groups offer young women the opportunity to:

  • Have fun – Develop new supportive friendships and take part in activities, be creative and enjoy themselves.
  • Get advice and support – Our volunteers are there every week to offer a friendly ear and chat to our girls and young women, we can also advise on how to seek professional help if needed.
  • Try something new – We encourage girls and young women to learn new practical skills and hobbies and go on trips to new places.

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.

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 stanwix@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk

We also have a Facebook group for parents and carers of active members of the group. Join us here


Group age range

Age 7-16 years

Group meeting time

Mondays during term time, 6.30pm-8pm

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.

£2 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 info@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk

A group of ten girls smiling at the camera.
Group location

St Michaels Parish Centre, Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle CA3 9DJ

Sign up

We’d love to have you join us at GFS Stanwix 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