To help you choose how to you’d like to celebrate your child’s birthday during covid I’ve provided various options below. Options will depend on tiers and lockdown status.
Birthday celebration options during covid
From the party enquiries I’ve received it seems that mums are wanting to either stick to a small party or come with either siblings or one or two close friends. I’ve summarised the options based on numbers below – hope it helps.
What’s been working well
Many parents have been opting to bring siblings only (occassionally one or two school bubble class mates). They’ve opted either for an hour’s pony experience or unicorn encounter and tagged on putting their pony/unicorn to bed – the children fill a haynet and water tub and lead the pony/unicorn to it’s stable – sweet!
My latest offering is a pony/unicorn trail where the children ride around an obstacle course collecting goodies along the way, plus they receive another goodie bag to finish.
Both these can be combined with a fun, child friendly hour and a quarter chocolate experience – making and tasting chocolate – which means the whole family can enjoy the day (suitable for boys and teens too).
Up to 8 children
Up to 6 children
Luxury or Deluxe party
All in/ Deluxe experience/encounter
Pony experience/Unicorn Encounter
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