To help you choose how to you'd like to celebrate your child's birthday during covid I've provided various options below. These are subject to the English (Welsh if you're in Wales) Government timetable.
All bookings are extremely flexible so book your date and confirm activity nearer the time plus rebook or refund if covid gets in the way!
Please note that all adults are required to wear a mask whilst on site and all children are required to wear a mask whilst riding - this is to protect me, my extended family and our livelihoods. I see this being the situation til the end of summer 2021.
Birthday celebration options during covid
Last year parents seemed to preferred to stick to either family celebrations or small groups. I've created some new options to help you celebrate your child's birthday as we work our way through the pandemic - hope it helps. Happy to answer any questions - just call me.
12th April to 17th May
Numbers can go over 6 outdoors, in small groups. I'd prefer to keep child numbers to 10 max plus the parents of the birthday child only.
Recommending parties during this time for ages 6 and up as younger children tend to like a parent at their side.
No indoor activities permitted so no party tea or indoor craft.
Pony/unicorn trail - an hour and a quarter for 1-4 children, ages 2-10, birthday rosette, party bags, groom, decorate and ride around our obstacle course collecting goodies along the way then put the unicorn/pony to bed.
£95 first child, £35 each extra child.
All in pony experience/unicorn encounter - an hour and a half for up to 6 children, from age 6 - groom, decorate, ride then put the pony/unicorn to bed. Birthday rosette and small gift for all.
From 17th May
The marquee will be available for socially distanced party tea and craft. This means my usual parties can go ahead with minimal restrictions on numbers.
Easier for parties for the under 6s.
Update as at 18th March 2021
We will be open from 29th March for 2 households or groups of 6.
Update at at Jan 2021
We are currently closed for activities until the national lockdown eases, but are still able to take bookings - My view is that we'll open in April/Easter BUT for single households only. My unicorn trails will be themed for Easter and can be combined with chocolate experience for a fun whole family morning or afternoon out-full details on the holiday fun page.
I suspect it will be May before I can host small parties (probably 6 children from max 2 bubbles).
All information offered on this website should be considered in the light of the current guidelines from Government.
All bookings are fully covid flexible - so rebook or refund.
Covid Restrictions (at at Sept 2020)
Whilst we are in an outdoor space, the children (and adults) use the marquee for art/craft and party tea and I've had to assess how many children (and adults) I can safely squeeze in.
I can happily get 8 children socially distanced in the marquee. I don't believe I can get 8 children AND their parents in the marquee socially distanced. I am pondering solutions for this.
To protect me, my family and my livelihood I'm insisting that children wear a mask just whilst they ride as they're in quite close proximity to me whilst riding. I appreciate that this can be a challenge for the under 4's AND that some people/children have an exemption. I'm not a big organisation that can use other staff to continue if someone catches covid - if I get it I can't work-potentially for months - so I'm afraid no mask, no riding.
Again, to protect me, my family and our livelihoods I am not accepting bookings from local lockdown areas - sorry.
- No bookings from local lockdown areas/tier 4 areas
- Maximum children permitted at an event 8
- I would prefer children to enjoy their party tea off-site if possible. If you desperately want to have party tea here only 2 adults will be permitted in the marquee (plus myself), all need to wear masks. Any remaining parents will need to remain outside the marquee.
- All children and their parent to wear a mask whilst the child is riding (you need to bring your own)
- Max 1 adult per child, 2 for the birthday girl/boy