” 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 hellium balloons if you wish to have them as they are not supplied.

We know not every baby/toddler has a wide circle of friends so we are very flexible as to whether the money is spent on the children invited or the adults. Great for bigger family occasions where the bias is on the adults.



£9 per head and a minimum spend of £100 which can go on kids or Adult Food or The Birthday Cake and the Birthday Boy/Girl comes free.

The Nurture Barn WEEKDAY Party Package:

£8 per head and a minimum spend of £80 which can go on kids or Adult Food or The Birthday Cake and the Birthday Boy/Girl comes free. Party Bags will have sweets, bubbles, a sticker & a balloon.

To fit around our classes: our available slots are Mondays 10.30-12.30 & 12.45-2.45, Wednesdays 2.30-4.30, Thursdays 10.30-12.30 & 12.45-2.45 and Fridays 1-3. 

The Nurture Barn SATURDAY Party Package:

A minimum spend of £120. This can be used towards the children invited or adult food & drink. We charge £12 per child. If you have a small baby who is not eating we will just charge you the relevant entry charge, but pls note this will not include Party Bags unless you ask us. Party Bags cost £2.50 extra. There are 2 slots available on weekends: 10.30-12.30 and 2.30-4.30. Food is served at 12.00 for the am party or earlier if you prefer and 4 for the afternoon party.


Just amazing for a group of friends and family. Fling the patio doors open and you have a garden all to yourself too. The barn is all yours inside and out and available Saturdays 3.30-5.30. For exclusive hire the cost is as the Saturday package (£12 a head) with the £120 minimum spend, plus an additional £300 for us to close it to the public.  Talk to us if you would like it for a longer period.

PLS NOTE that for all parties, the deposit is non refundable and any cancelled children charges incurred, can be swapped to your tab to spend on the day on food/drinks.

We always cater for allergies. Dairy free spread/pasta can be used on entire party  – so no one feels left out. Your party 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 – (this excludes the weekday package offer – where you will receive bubbles, a sticker and a balloon instead)

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 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.

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 £3.90 so you might decide to treat everyone.

For more details on food see here























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),sandwiches, 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 £3.90, so feel free to run tabs.adults


  • ADDITIONAL OPTIONS for all parties.

Sarah of Boogiewoogies will come and entertain your babies and toddlers with her musical sensory class. Lights, bubbles, textures and real music. Princesses, Superheros, Down in Jungle and Disco are all popular themes at £70.

You can have Animal Petting outside, for £130 for an hour (rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, ferrets, chickens), let them see the animals up close.

Einstein Entertainers will come and do a great interactive science show for your little ones, great for 3 + so they are really engaged. Slime, explosions, rainbow glasses £185 for an hour.

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, 6 days a week (in a shady gazebo)?  Talk to to us if interested.

All year round Mooshy and his owner Jenny will come and entertain your guests at £130 extra. Prince and Princess or Unicorn theme options if you wish too. Mooshy is 32 inches high, 6 years old and very strong. He pulls a cart with 2/3 little ones inside (helmets are supplied) and parents can choose to hold their hands and accompany them. The little ones can go in the cart around our garden and choose to hold onto reins like they are riding and then learn about Mooshy and pamper and groom him. He loves his mane being played with and his hooves being painted and glittered (all non toxic and washable), which sometimes makes him fall asleep. All party children will also receive a certificate and the birthday boy/girl a special rosette.

Mooshy is very well natured and has regular bookings into nurseries and old people’s homes, as he is so gentle.


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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