Youth event

Youth Weekend Activity Centre

Youth Accommodation in Ashford Kent

Christian Youth Activity Centre

Activity Centre in Ashford Kent

Christian Youth Venue

Event Venue

Conference Centre in Ashford Kent





Gateway Church Ashford

As adults - I think we sometimes forget the impact places like Elm Tree Farm have on our lives & those who are in our youth groups.

This is a safe place in every sense. We appreciate all the work that you have done!

Westminister CU

This venue has been amazing, and we re grateful to God that we can come here!

We definitely want to return as  CU here again.You guys have been very kind to us and we greatly appreciate everything. God Bless!!! 

Thanks so much for letting us use your amazing facilities for our weekend away. We have all had an excellent time and have thoroughly enjoyed being able to learn from the Bible and praise God in such lovely & comfortable surroundings!

Emmanuel Church Canterbury





A beautiful Christian Youth and Conference Centre in the peaceful countryside of Ashford, Kent. 

With a fully equipped conference facilities, lodges, and dorm room, kitchen and dining area, games room and fire pit. There is a little bit of everything to suit all needs. 


Are you needing a getaway? Is there a group of friends you'd like to spend some quality time with?


Then come and join us at Elm Tree, and enjoy the local area whilst here. 


Come and use our dorm room and lodges, kitchen and dinning area, games room and acres of outdoor space to give your youth memories they will never forget. 


A conference centre which is quick to access from the M20 and A20 in the countryside iAshford. 

Come and bring your church for some quality time together. 

Need a quiet space to discuss day to day business?


Come and use out fantastic fully equipped conference centre that can host 50 people.



The vision started over 40 years ago, when Charles Pickford's father and mother (David and Betty) happened to be the youngest members at a Festival of Jesus meeting, aimed at youth! They felt called to set up a youth ministry in their front room with as many as 100 young people crowding into their sessions. Out of which came the ministry that Elm Tree Farm is now. 

Charles, with his wife Carol,  now runs the centre and has continued to see God's amazing work in action over the years with many young people coming to know the Lord as their personal Saviour. We feel that God has much more in store for Elm Tree Farm.

Please explore our website and maybe you can become part of our story to? Just get in touch!

David and Betty Pickford | Elm Tree Farm Christian Conference and Youth Centre
David and Betty Pickford | Elm Tree Farm Christian Conference and Youth Centre

Charles and Carol

David (founder)

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up to 30

Over 30 £6pp

Mid-week Day Hire


Including full use of entire site

Lunch and coffee can be provided at an additional £8pp

Capacity 50 people

15 space car park


per night

Under 20 people £800

Overnight Hire


Including full use of entire site

Day visitors £9 pd

Minimum 2 night stay with a minimum of 20 guests

Capacity 30 youth, 4 leaders

Additional 5 beds available on request

Overnight Guests

Please be aware check in time is 3pm and check out time is 10am unless arranged otherwise. Please ensure to give times to Abi Pickford via letter of confirmation.  Extra charge may be given if you want to stay longer in the day. All guests will need to provide their own bedding (sleeping bag/pillow), and  one pillow is provided per bed.


For any new potential 'hire's', why not get in touch and come and view Elm Tree Farm? It is a great opportunity to see the site and familiarise yourself with the facilities.

Any queries? Just get in touch!


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We are sometimes asked how and where gifts for Elm Tree Farm should be made.


If you would like to give, please do so by Cheque.

You can make the cheques payable to 'The Pickford Trust'. Please enclose your name and address and state whether your gift is intended for a special project or a general fund.



Elm Tree Farm is operated by The Pickford Trust.


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