One Weekend 2024

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

We’re heading back to the superlative surroundings of Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire for UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024 on 11 and 12 May.

There’ll be the usual mix of training for new branch officers and activist workshops, but this time ’round we’re also offering sessions for UNISON members who aren’t active in their branches yet as well.

And the centre-piece of the weekend as always will be the Gala Dinner and awards ceremony from 7pm, where we pay special tribute to the branches and activists who have really shone over the last year.

The courses start at 10am and anyone staying overnight will be on their way with a packed lunch by 1pm on Sunday. The creche will be provided by Nipperbout during sessions.

So pick your courses, and register below before 8 April.

We’ll see you there!

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Courses and workshops

We’re putting on an amazing blend of courses and workshops this year, with introductory training for new branch officers, deep-dive workshops for experienced activists and more introductory sessions for any UNISON member or activist who wants to find out more about the subject on offer.

Just click on the session below to find out more.





Last year’s branch of the year receive their gong


The One Weekend plays host to our annual regional awards, where we celebrate the fantastic work done by branches and activists over the last year.

Nominations are now closed. The winners will be revealed at the Gala Dinner and then on our website.



An aerial view of Wyboston Lakes, venue for the One Weekend

Venue and costs

Situated midway between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, at the edge of the historic market town of St Neots and set in 380 acres of rural countryside is Wyboston Lakes Resort.

Our One Weekend 2024 event will be hosted in the Woodlands Event Centre, clearly signposted near to the entrance of the resort. This self-contained building has all the modern training rooms, refreshments, food and accommodation facilities that are required to ensure the weekend goes smoothly for you.

Wyboston Lakes is a cashless venue so only card payments will be accepted for drinks and incidentals.

There are a range of event packages available but please discuss with your branch in the first instance.


Register now

Applications for One Weekend 2024 are now closed. If you have any queries, please contact