Christmas Fun 2021
We're looking forward to a frosty, wintery Christmas with crackling fires and present making galore.
Christmas Holiday week:
Monday 20 - Christmas baking day! We will be whipping up the most delicious festive delicacies for you to take home and enjoy! (£2.50 supplement for truly extravagant baking ingredients )
Tuesday 21 - Present making factory - Channel your inner elf as you create and professionally wrap a perfect present to take home for a loved one! (£5 supplement for gift - Discount alert! Families only pay this for the first child)
Thurs 23 - Secret Garden Christmas day! Cooking and eating Christmas lunch, cracking music, Christmas baking, dancing and festive happiness all round! (£5 supplement for Christmas lunch, but no need to bring a packed one)
Weds 29 - A fun post Christmas playtime in the gardens and barns to run off your Christmas excesses!
Thurs 30 - Wish day - Our famous day of wishes and dreaming as we create beautiful boxes full of hope for the coming year..
All will run from - 9.30 - 4
£40 per child / £5 supplement on blacksmith and Christmas dinner days (but you do get to take something really cool home / eat amazing food and drink lovely drinks) £2.50 supplement on baking day
We are trying to work within very challenging guidelines, in order to keep your children, and members of our household and staff safe. We are all vaccinated twice Jules has had 3!! We will be doing bonfire and marshmallows every day except Christmas dinner day. This will be socially distanced, so please tell your children to expect this.
Please try to book ahead. It is unlikely that we can accomodate people at the last minute. All details will be supplied to those who have booked in, well in advance, so you can go through the temporary rules with your children.
Due to COVID -19 there are temporary rules and guidelines in place, so some of what you read below may not apply..
Event days are a little different. We will be making or doing something that can't be managed with people arriving and leaving at different times. We always either make something extra special to take home, or provide coaching over and above what we usually offer (ie: Art/sketching/pottery/gardening skills/baking/blacksmith). We try to source guest demonstrators such as maybe a well known chef, a henna artist, perhaps a landscape gardener or an artist, etc). These are very special days.
Contact Jules should this not quite fit your requirements.
All policy documents available for scrutiny on request. Staff carrying out any roles that require a DBS check will get one. The Secret Garden at Ottery St Mary holds an appropriate insurance policy which covers the activities offered including camp fires and animals on site. Children are required to follow our rules at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of others. There is always some 'downtime' offered when the children can rest and choose from a number of activities should weather/situation require it.
Please try to honour all bookings and let us know as soon as you can if your circumstances/requirements change. All invoices to be paid by date stated. I regret that we are unable to refund should your child cancel on the day or once the week has commenced. If you cancel before the holiday we will try to fill your place. but if we can't then we will not be able to refund. Regular cancellations might affect your ability to book in the future.
And finally! We lock the house and often will be in the beautiful garden running about and making plenty of noise, so please try not to come early. We always send someone to let you in at the time you book to arrive - we might not hear you at the door if you come earlier than expected - but that's because we'll be having so much FUN!! :)