Our tent has really come into its own for big functions. It was the base for our Halloween games and then the shelter for our Christmas Party. Following on from the success of these I was keen to host our New Year’s Eve celebrations here too. In previous years we have had drinks and nibbles around the BBQ hut, however only a few can fit inside at a time leaving everyone else hoping the rain held off. Furthermore lighting was always an issue with floodlights rigged up but never powerful enough to really do the job. This year was much better for everyone with the space of the tent and fairy lights from the electric in the nearby train tunnel.
The week was notable for its rain but we actually had clear skies and stars for New Year’s Eve, even the wind dropped and it was surprisingly cosy in the tent when everyone crowded in to share a drink and something to eat despite the falling temperature outside.
We deliberately organised the event for 6pm to allow all the younger children to join in too. I’m sure the children thought it was later than it really was and danced around enjoying the atmosphere while the parents chatted.
I gave Nick a 10 minute warning when I thought everyone was there and had had something to eat and drink and he disappeared to set up the fireworks. This was what the children had really been looking forward to and we all came out of the tent to watch as Nick set off a wonderful display, to be fair the video shows then much more than the photos.
We were out for over an hour in total which given the temperature had sunk to just 4 degrees with the clear skies was really quite impressive. It’s amazing what running around can do for children and a few glasses of fizz and good conversation for us parents!
If you fancy sharing New Year with us next year we offer up to 10 nights for the price of 7 and our New Year’s Eve celebrations are all inclusive.
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Win a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies with Country Kids
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