” I just wanted to say what an absolutely AMAZING time we all had yesterday!!  Mel your place is beautiful and you do such a wonderful job of hosting parties I didn’t have to do anything and was just floating about socialising.

Everyone that came have sent me messages today to say how delicious the food was and all the parents were particularly impressed with the children’s food baskets. Spencer had a lovely time and the lady that has the horses is wonderful. All the children enjoyed the pony rides round the garden.

One other thing your girls worked so so hard and were always so polite and pleasant even when they had a queue of my family asking for sausage sandwiches!!  We really had the best day.  Everyone was commenting on you in particular and how efficient, friendly and calm you were.  I honestly couldn’t have hoped for a better day for my special little man.  Thanks again so so much.  Thank you thank you thank you.”  

Robyn, Russell and Spencer Haigh  Xxxxxxxxx

Our funky party room has the wow factor. It has been interior designed with a beautiful starry ceiling and is bright and fun and can be hired in 2 hour slots 6 days a week, exclusively or non exclusively at certain times. We have an Iphone docking base for you to bring your own music too. See video below to show you an exclusive party at the barn and lots of highchairs. Pls bring balloons if you wish to have them.


The Nurture Barn party package for babies and toddlers includes:

  • Unlimited open ended play in and outside the barn with other paying guests
  • 2 hrs private party room for you to use whenever or just for eating
  • Invitations
  • Hot or cold lunch menu
  • Unlimited squash
  • Party Bag relevant to ages rather than gender – A quality wooden toy or book and a bag of sweets

We can make the cake for you if you tell us what you would like from £20 (Any of The Nurture Barn Collection without decoration or themes ie Farmyard, Peppa Pig at £40 plus any allergies can be catered for) and we are happy for you to eat it in the room or for us to slice and place in the party bags. If you or your guests are bringing baby siblings who are not to be sat down, we will just charge the normal entry price for them.

The cost is £12 per child (minimum spend is £120 which can be spent on the kids and added to with adult food, cakes etc). The room holds a maximum of 30 children and please note there is no seating for adults, so if you order platters these will be as a casual standing buffet. Saturday parties are £12 per child and it is £10 for weekdays (provided a class is not running). If you have a small baby who is not eating we will just charge you the relevant entry charge. There are 3 slots available on weekends: 11-1 and 2.30-4.30 and for exclusive parties 3.30-5.30. Food is served at 12.30 for the am party or earlier if you prefer and 4 for the afternoon party. We cater for allergies. Dairy free spread/pasta can be used on entire party  – so no one feels left out.

Give us a call to check the date is free and then you can Click here to Book Your “Birthday Party

Hot food is: Pasta with tomato/ hidden veg sauce or cheese and ham pasta with veg sticks or Fishfingers with mash/pasta and veg or a Priors Hall Farm sausage, homemade mash/pasta and fresh veg with gravy jug. party-2

Cold food is a basket each with some Pombears and a platter of sandwiches, cut in triangles, brown/white – assortment of fillings and a fruit pot.

For really little ones we can do our Baby Led Weaning Box, Grazing Box, Lunch Box, Purees & Yoghurt, Mushy Pasta with tomato/ hidden veg sauce (DF) or a cheesy version.

The room is yours for those 2 hours for bags etc but you will more than likely prefer to play in the barn with everyone else. Adults can choose to have the £6 a head platters for ease – see more details below. After 2pm the hot drink and cake deal kicks in at £4.00 so you might decide to treat everyone.

For more details on food see here




















2 hour slot parties, where the barn is all yours inside and out, are available weekends at 3.30-5.30. Great if a few friends all club together or if you have a big family and lots of friends and want to be waited on. For exclusive hire the cost is as above plus an additional £300 on top of the £12 per head on weekends  Talk to us if you would like it for a longer period.




Tell your adult guests to come hungry as we serve the best Priors Hall Farm sausage and bacon sandwiches on Knead Homemade bread. We do a blackboard of daily specials, 3 x Daily Quiche plus cake galore and very good coffee.  Some of our party hosts put a tab behind the café for drinks or food  – it is entirely up to you.  If you prefer to eat at the same time as the kids in the party room, please note it is standing room only and we need to know in advance to get timings right. Or have some Adult Platters – Homemade Quiche ( meat and veg option), wraps, olives, crisps and coleslaw @ £6 a head. We can also do a massive plate of bacon or sausage sandwiches at £6 a head ( Veggy options available). Plus at 2pm our cake and hot drink deal kicks in at £4.00, so feel free to run tabs.adults


  • ADDITIONAL OPTIONS for all parties.

Our ponies will come along for grooming and rides at £130 for an hour ( approx. 10 rides).

Why not get Victoria from Painted Peppermint here too to do some memorable keepsakes in our party room?

In the warmer months, why not have a party outside, 7 days a week (in a shady gazebo)?  Talk to to us if interested.



A 50 percent deposit is payable on booking. (CHEQUES MADE OUT TO The Nurture Barn Ltd or cash or call us to pay over the phone on 01371 810870) to The Nurture Barn, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4PY to confirm your booking. BACS to The Nurture Barn Ltd, Barclays, Account number is 73067165 and Sort code is 20-41-41 and pls write in reference ‘Party and your date’. The remainder is due 14 days prior and we are afraid we cannot refund monies for no shows, but can move that across to a tab to be spent that day.

To book the party room, call us to check the date is free and then  fill out our form here and when the first half of the deposit is received, we will then send out your invites.







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