Things to do During Half Term at The Grove
18 January 2022 / What To Do / Families /
We don’t know about you, but we’re wondering where the last month went, and how is it coming up to February half term already? If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t panic. We’ve got plenty of exciting things to do here at The Grove that will keep kids entertained. Pony Club is definitely top of our agenda…
For the thrill seeker
Hop on a Segway and race around the winding paths of our very own woodland. Alternatively, we have a selection of bikes to hire (including balance bikes and electric bikes) for hours of fun exploring our vast verdant grounds. If both feet are preferred pressed firmly on the ground however, we have archery and laser clay pigeon shooting sessions – both activities free to embrace a more competitive side!
For the animal-lover
Falconer’s Corner offers children the chance to meet an array of spectacular birds of prey. Watch as these magnificent creatures soar through the sky and come to a gentle landing upon your little one’s outstretched arm. Or, perhaps your child is an aspiring equestrian, and horses and ponies are their passion. Good news! For the first time The Grove will be hosting a Pony Club where both experienced and novice riders aged 4-15 years old will have the opportunity to learn how to groom and care for a pony under the guidance of trained professionals, before taking to the saddle for a fun lesson or hack around the grounds. For fans of more exotic animals, our Animal Encounters show will see the likes of snakes, lizards and tarantulas on display for guests to meet in the Ivory Suite.
For the nature-lover
Come on down to Asher’s Woodland Trails, where nature-lovers will revel in the vast expanse of forest containing a myriad of fascinating wildlife. You can either follow the Musical Meander Trail with interactive instruments perfect for the little ones, or discover the Nature Trail, developed in partnership with the Wildlife Trust. For something a little more hands-on, our Forest Camps and Mud and Guts Bush Craft Camps are the perfect chance for your little explorer to get back to basics with den building, campfire cooking and much, much more!
For the aspiring golfer
Does your child fancy themselves as the next Tiger Woods? Our Junior Golf Camps provide an excellent opportunity to learn from the best, with our friendly and passionate team of expert PGA Assistant Professionals on hand to impart the tips and tricks of the trade.
For something indoors
It is no secret that English weather can be particularly unpredictable, so for the days of half term where sheets of rain lash unforgivably against the windows (fingers crossed that won’t happen!) we have you covered. You can take the kids swimming, or venture down to the Ivory Suite where there will be soft play plus a diverse array of arts, crafts and games to keep little minds and hands occupied. Think jewellery making, biscuit decorating, scratch art – the list goes on!
For the parents
You’ve spent the morning running around after your little ones so now is the time for a well-deserved break. Luckily we have our OFSTED-registered kids’ club, Anouska’s, to save the day with their wonderful childcare facilities, which is located in a quiet spot just behind the Walled Garden, complete with a secure private garden and play park. Now you can slip away to the spa or the golf course with peace of mind knowing that the kids are being well looked after and thoroughly entertained with an exciting schedule of activities carefully put together by the team. Sessions include Creative Rock Painting, Pizza Making, Blooming Flowerpots and much, much more!