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Why book direct?

Booking direct means that we can plan your stay from start to finish and ensure every part is the personalised service you expect.

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The Art of Entertainment

Creating art on a massive scale the group is challenged to make an over-sized reproduction of a well -known painting. Guests will be split into teams, with each completing one part of the final artwork, working together to collect inspiration and materials. Artistic talent is not required as there are many different roles to be filled. Teams will complete a series of challenges as part of the overall project testing both their mental and visual abilities, as well as their engineering skills. At the end of the session, the individual pieces are joined together to recreate the masterpiece. Participants become aware of the ‘bigger picture’ rather than purely focusing on individual tasks, demonstrating that teamwork gets
better results than working alone.

Like ‘Antiques Road Show’ but with a twist, guests will enter a room filled with a variety of collectables and will be
challenged to determine which ones are valuable antiques and which are car boot classics. With items from the elegant to the bizarre, budding antique dealers will be encouraged to inspect each piece to estimate its value and guess its provenance. An expert will be on hand to confirm or refute the participants’ assessments. It’s a fun and sophisticated icebreaker and an ideal accompaniment to pre-dinner drinks.

Needle Felting is a joyous craft, fast-growing in popularity. Anyone can create 3D animals, birds and anything else your imagination conjures up! In this fun workshop, you’ll enjoy an introduction to the magic of dry needle felting and learn the basic techniques to get you started with our expert instructor guiding you through the process step by
step. You will work through the day in an entertaining and creative environment, leaving with an adorable creation of your choice AND all the skills you need to continue with your needle felting at home. 

A variety of speakers from Lord Maurice Fermoy, an expert on British etiquette, will entertain and instruct you in English manners, aristocratic traditions and British society, to Jessica Fellowes who is well known for her work as author of five official companion books to a certain hit television show, Downton Abbey, four of her books have made it into The New York Times bestseller lists and she is in much demand as a speaker at events in the UK and US.