” 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 7 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.
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.
- Hot or cold lunch menu
- Unlimited squash
- Party Bag relevant to ages rather than gender – A quality wooden toy or book or anti door finger trap for the little ones and ‘healthier’ 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 equates to 10 children and maximum 30 children) for weekend parties and £10 per child 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 2 slots available on weekends: 10 – 12 and 1 – 3 and for exclusive parties 3.30-5.30. If you do not have 10 children, we can put the remaining monies towards drinks, cakes or adult food.
Food is served at 11.30 for the am party and 1.15 or later if you prefer, for the afternoon party. We cater for allergies. Dairy free spread/pasta can be used on entire party – so no one feels left out.
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.
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.
Click here to Book Your “Birthday Party”
FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
The cost is £12 per child (minimum spend equates to 10 children and maximum 30 children). If you have a small baby who is not eating, we will just charge you the relevant entry charge. There are 2 slots available on weekends: 10 – 12 and 1 – 3 and for exclusive parties 3.30-5.30. If you do not have 10 children, we can put the remaining monies towards drinks, cakes or adult food. Please use the same party form linked above. The £12 includes, invites, food and party bags.
Food is served at 11.30 for the am party and 1.15 or later if you prefer, for the afternoon party. We cater for allergies – so no one feels left out.
The Baby Led Weaning Box, Grazing Box, Lunch Box, Purees & Yoghurt, Mushy Pasta with tomato/ hidden veg sauce (DF) or a cheesy version. For bigger appetites we have the pastas 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. For more details on food see here www.thenurturebarn.com/menus
We will lay out mats and some soft toys in the room and you will be fed upstairs . 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. The slots are 10-12 or 1-3 and the adults can choose to have the £6 a head platters for ease: quiche, wraps, coleslaw and crisps or PREorder food from the menu – so we endeavor to feed you at the same time. Please note that it is standing room only for adults upstairs. After 2pm the hot drink and cake deal kicks in at £3.90 so you might decide to treat everyone. You are welcome to bring in your own cake or we can bake you a Barn favourite cake for £20, you provide the candles (this is from our regular cakes on offer – our Sprinkle is the favourite, but can do decorated theme cakes ie our popular Farmyard Cake at £40).
Have you got a little one with a birthday party over the Christmas period? Do you find everywhere closed?
- EXCLUSIVE HIRE
2 hour slot parties, where the barn is all yours inside and out, are available weekends at 2.45-4.45. 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.
- ADULT FOOD
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, salad, crisps and coleslaw @ £6 a head. We can also do a bowl of chill and rice or Sausage Casserole and Mash for Adults too at £6 a head ( Veggy options available).
- 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?
A Face Painter can be arranged at £35 per hour ( approx. 10 will fit in the hour).
Jo from Barn Owls Music will do a 45 mins session at £70.
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.
To book the party room fill out our form here and we will come straight back to you. If the date is free we will only secure your place from when the first half of the deposit is received and then send out your invites.