Guiding Essentials 

Guiding Essentials Leicester shop

0116 204 4902 - This number is only manned during shop opening times.

From Friday 16 April our Leicester shop will be open on the following days.

Fridays 10am to 12 noon

Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm

Mondays 10am to 12 noon

Order and collect will also be available on each of these days. Orders for small items will be posted on Fridays and Mondays. Please send orders to

We will continue with these hours until the end of May when they will be reviewed with the probability of extending times and adding more days.


When emailing orders please ensure that the following details are given.




Contact phone number (preferably mobile)

Items required:

Address for postage:


All orders will be invoiced, payment can be made by cheque or alternatively you are welcome to pay by BACS (details of this will be on the invoice). 

Get everything you need for all sections of guiding from Guiding Essentials- our fantastic volunteer-run shop based at Girlguiding Leicestershire County Office. We keep a wide range of stock including uniforms, badges, books, gifts and more, and anything not available can easily be ordered.


Buying from us in the shop has many benefits. You can try uniform on and have a look at items before you buy, as well as getting the expert advice from our friendly volunteers and a chance to visit the magnificent County Office building. What’s more, all purchases directly benefit Girlguiding Leicestershire.   




Day Open Close
Monday CLOSED  
Tuesday CLOSED  
Wednesday CLOSED  
Thursday CLOSED  
Friday CLOSED  
Saturday CLOSED  


Remember that if you would like “The Flying Squad” to visit your training, meeting, or sleepover then this needs to be organised well in advance. This service is for Leaders only, and can be organised by contacting Alison via

Guiding Essentials telephone 0116 2044902


We are always looking for new volunteers at the shop, if you can give some time, or simply would like to find out more, please get in touch using the Contact form. 

County Office, 97 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DW

County Office, 97 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DW