Transformers ran for the last time in 2023.

For the current holiday carrying on its work, please visit Livewires.

Transformers was a residential Scripture Union activity holiday for 14 to 18 year olds. It’s run by a team of dedicated volunteers who are excited by the possibilities that technology offers, just as much as you are!


Almost 30 years ago the Scripture Union Computing and Electronics holiday started up in deepest Norfolk. Having run for many years, the holiday became so successful and popular that it outgrew its site and moved to Abbots Hill School in Hertfordshire.

After further growth we were having to turn many people away and so we decided to split the holiday into two new ones, Transformers and Live Wires.

In 2003 both holidays moved south to Ovingdean Hall School where they ran for the next four years. In 2005 the dedicated catering team on Transformers, some of whom had served on the holiday for over 20 years, retired, and a new Head Cook and catering team took over.

2007 marked a first, in that the two holidays ran on different sites. Transformers moved to Aldro School in Surrey, and Live Wires moved to Chafyn Grove School, Salisbury.

A new chapter began in 2015 as Transformers moved to Knighton House in Dorset, our first site with goats!

A dorm, in 2015

2020 brought the pandemic, so we took the holiday online for a couple of years before returning to the newly merged (but, sadly, now goatless) Bryanston Knighton House in 2022.

In 2023, Transformers ran in its current form for the last time before merging with its former sister camp, Livewires.

The Site

XF goat

Bryanston Knighton House is a school in Blandford, Dorset  There’s a large playing field, tennis courts and plenty of other useful and enjoyable features.

Inside, there are numerous rooms set aside for programming, recording, worshipping and eating, plus dormitories for sleeping.  Most bedrooms sleep between 4 -6 young people.

Outside there are acres of countryside, including an apple-orchard and the aforementioned playing fields.

You can find many more details on Bryanston Knighton House’s own site.