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Funky Farmyard!

26th July 2019
Funky Farmyard!

We welcomed some new editions to the Marshland family today in the form of our funky farmyard! To be used in the soft play area these friendly fellows will get a lot of use I'm sure!

Stay cool, til next time...

Tracy x

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Stay Cool Marshland!

22nd July 2019
Stay Cool Marshland!

Well it looks like it's going to be a blazing week ahead. Just this morning we had a few of our regulars from the nearby building sites, who looked very pleased to be sitting having their breakfast in our lovely air conditioned Tea Room! We have cold water in the fridge for anyone looking for a local hydration station. The soft-players are in enjoying themselves, with a little help from the air conditioning too!

Looking ahead on the weather front it looks good for our mass Teddy Bear's Picnic next Monday, so do come along if you are free and want to make use of our fantastic playing field. Remember that we also have free ball games for you to borrow and enjoy too.

Well, I'm off to get an ice lolly, so until next time...

Tracy x

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Painting Day

18th July 2019
Painting Day

Morning all!

It's a bit of a strange day as today's task is to paint props for our Nerf Wars event which is taking place in a few week's time. We managed to get an hour's painting in before we were rained off the patio! Now I need to get shopping and buy some large sheets to make base camps! Our first Nerf Warzone session is on Thursday 1st August and bookings are now being taken. Give us a call if you need more information, or visit our Facebook page for full details.

Til next time,

Tracy x

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Come and Play!

17th July 2019
Come and Play!

We now have a range of ball games for use on the playing field that you can borrow free of charge! All we ask is for a deposit of £5 which will be returned in full when you return the game. We have available:
Footballs
Basketballs
Rounders Set
Cricket Set
Boules Set
Soft Tennis Set
You can borrow them between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

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This Week at the Hall

15th July 2019
This Week at the Hall

Good morning all!

This week at the hall I am busy planning for our Summer Activity programme, which has now been printed. All last night I was pondering the Treasure Hunt, and how to turn the clues, into answers, into letters, into numbers, and finally into prizes! Turns out a good night's sleep really does help as I woke with the solution - hurrah! Now just the work to get it all organised and ready for August 5th.

Then we have our usual multi sports, which James takes the lead on - so I don;t really have to do much apart from spread the word. The Teddy Bear's Picnic is the first event I have to plan for on July 29th, and I am almost there. Just a few more teddy bears to go out and get tomorrow, the Lucky Dip is done but not wrapped (this afternoon's job) and then I just have to create the display on the day with a picnic blanket filled with teddies having their tea! Teddies will be available to buy on the day, as well as a children's Lucky Dip and a special children's menu.

Well, better get off now as I have over 100 ;lucky dip prizes that need wrapping...

Til next time,

Tracy x

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NCT Get-together

10th July 2019
NCT Get-together

I'm really looking forward to the NCT holding their July meeting at the Hall this month. Already great supporters of us here, they will be getting together at the end of the month for a big play date, and we shall be putting on a couple of craft activities just for them alongside the soft play. I have no problem in admitting I am baby and toddler-obsessed, my own children having grown up now, so the opportunity to have some fun with the little ones is too good an opportunity to miss! You will see lots of children-based activities being added to the Marshland Hall list of 'things to do' over the coming months, as it's what I feel I know and do best. So if you have a little person in tow please do come along to one of our upcoming children's events!

Til next time,

Tracy x

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£500 raised at bingo!

9th July 2019
£500 raised at bingo!

Thank you to everyone who came along to bingo last night where we raised over £500 for the Hall! A great night was had by all, with lots of new faces and all of our favourite regulars. Fantastic joint effort so thank you for coming and supporting us!

Tracy x

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It's Bingo Day!

8th July 2019
It's Bingo Day!

Good morning all!

I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are ready for the week ahead. There were grand plans in our household to get the garden sorted, have a BBQ, catch up on a box set or two - the reality was sleeping in a bit too late and then playing catch-up on all of the house things that didn't get sorted during the week while we were busy working! Oh well, there's always next weekend I suppose (I'm sure the weeds won't complain about another week of honing their trifid skills).

If you are looking for something to do this evening then come and join us at the hall for our Family Bingo Night. Doors open at 6:30, eyes down 7:15 and it's a really fun evening.

See you soon,

Tracy x

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Summer Fun!

5th July 2019
Summer Fun!

All of the Summer Holiday have now been confirmed and are up on all of our social networking pages! Here's a rundown of what we have planned...

Every Friday throughout the holidays - Multisports
Come along and enjoy Multi Sports with Aaron from Inspire Sports. Football, Table Tennis, Dodgeball & more. Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Age 6-11, just £10 for the day. Booking required.

Monday 29th July - Teddy Bear's Picnic
Time for our Summer Teddy Bear's Picnic! We will have a selection of children's lunch deals in the Tea Room, as well as our much-loved menu if you fancy a toastie, coffee, or homemade slice of cake. Bring your own picnic blanket and spend the day on our playing field - hopefully enjoying the sunshine! Inside the Tea Room we will have a children's Lucky Dip and also a selection of teddy bears on sale for anyone looking for a new friend to join them for lunch! Throughout the Summer we also have free sports equipment that you can borrow for use on the field (we simply ask for a returnable deposit), so why not bring the family and start a game of rounders or cricket while enjoying your picnic. No need to book, just turn up anytime between 10am and 3pm.

Every Thursday (except August 15th) throughout the holidays - Nerf Warzone
Come and join our Nerf Warzone sessions throughout the Summer Holidays.Two sessions - morning for younger players and afternoons for older players. All equipment provided, £5 per session, booking essential.

Monday 5th August - Treasure Hunt
Calling all little pirates and adventure-seekers! Come and join us on the hunt for treasure at Marshland Hall. Somewhere close to us there is treasure to be found - can you solve all of the clues to unlock the treasure chest full of amazing prizes? Just £2 per child, and lots of fun to be had! Parental guidance required. No need to book, just turn up anytime between 10am and 3pm on Monday 5th August to take part. Fancy dress always a bonus if your little ones want to dress up! If you loved our Easter Egg hunt you won't want to miss out on this!

Thursday 15th August - Craft and Activity Afternoon
Our next craft and activities event, especially designed for kids this Summer. There will be lots of different activities for the children to get involved in and all tables will be child and parent-led so the kids are in charge! Lots of crafts and activities available. We will also have the soft play available for ages 4 and under, and the Tea Room will be open as usual so you can treat yourselves! Just £3 per child for the whole day so you can come and go throughout the day, making use of our fantastic playground too if the sun decides to shine! No need to book, you can just turn up - from 12noon until 4pm.

Hope to see you at one of our special Summer events!

Tracy x

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Summer Programme

2nd July 2019
Summer Programme

Flyers will be given out to all local primary schools over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye in children's book bags towards the end of term!

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