Don’t forget to visit to Father Christmas this weekend!!


Father Christmas is going to  be visiting Magical Story this weekend from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00-17.00. He’ll be collecting letters from good little boys and girls to see what’s on their wish lists!


Entry is FREE & Father Christmas is hoping to raise money for local cancer support charity –  St. Giles Hospice during his visits. So make a date for some festive fun whilst shopping at Magical Story.

Father Christmas will be at Heart of the Country Village from 30th November!!!

Father Christmas will be paying his first visit to Heart of the Country Village on 30th November between 10am and 1pm. You will be able to visit him in his grotto besides Magical Story’s Christmas Barn.
Father Christmas will then be at Heart of the Country Between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm on the following dates in December: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
For more information contact Magical Story on 01543 484398

MacMillan Coffee Morning at Heart of the Country Village- Friday 27 September 2013

The coffee morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People across the UK to hold coffee mornings, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2012 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million. Come to Heart of the Country Village this Friday to take part.


New Autumn Seasalt range at Chadwick’s

Seasalt’s Hellweathers Mac is a timeless, stylish fishtail parka design waterproof. Windproof and breathable, it’s just perfect for rainy days wherever you are! Part of the Seasalt RAIN® collection, it’s simply a classic and is now in-store at Chadwick’s along with a range of other beautiful waterproof macs. Pop along to Chadwick’s, (next to The Barn Restaurant), and have a look at the new Autumn range we have before you get caught in the rain! 

Celebrate a special event with a Crêpe Party…

From an office party to private get togethers, The Pear Tree Creperie is the perfect location to celebrate a special event. With over 40 different Galettes and Crêpes to choose from, a fully licensed bar and a great venue to enjoy with your staff or friends. The upstairs can accommodate 50 guests or the whole restaurant can be hired for up to 100 guests.   For further details about exclusive hire of the restaurant please contact us on 01543 481807 or email enquiries@peartreecreperie.co.uk. We will tailor make your event and ensure your occasion is an unforgettable one.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING…..

AT THE MAGICAL STORY CLOCK EVENT

 
From Wednesday 6th March – Sunday 18th inclusive all clocks from Magical Story have a minimum 25% off the sale price.
There are also some clocks that are slight seconds (all working) which will be a huge 35%-75% off the retail price to clear.
Don’t waste a second and grab a bargin from Magical Story!

THE CLOCK IS TICKING ……

AT THE MAGICAL STORY CLOCK EVENT
From Wednesday 6th March – Sunday 18th inclusive all clocks from Magical Story have a minimum 25% off the sale price. 
 
There are also some clocks that are slight seconds (all working) which will be a huge 35%-75% off the retail price to clear.
 
 
Don’t waste a second and grab a bargin from Magical Story!

Miss Darcy’s Vintage Tea Party at Heart of the Country Village

Everything is organised for Heart of the Country Village’s next boutique market, taking place on Saturday 16 February 2013. For information about confirmed stall holders visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOTC-Pop-up-Boutique-Market/394663823937866
 
We are very excited that Miss Darcy’s Vintage Cafe will be hosting a pop-up Tea party in the cabin. Drop by and enjoy a quintessentially English tea party!


Boutique Market- next Saturday!!

The last boutique market at Heart of the Country Village was a huge success despite the weather! Next Saturday the pop up market is back at Heart of the Country Village and is a MUST- visit.
 


The  boutique market is an ethical and original alternative shopping source, offering a range of goodies handmade by local people including jewellery, fashion, artwork, candles, furniture and homewears. The stall holders range from people who are enjoying a fulfilling hobby to people who have given up their day jobs to pursue their passion for handmade crafts. Most use the internet as a selling tool but insist the real joy comes from meeting the people who buy their products and offering them inspiration too. For more information email katharinastubbs@hotmail.co.uk

Valentine gifts from Paul Martyn Furniture

 
Thoughts turn to love and romance as Valentine’s Day approaches. Paul Martyn stocks a great range of present ideas for the special man or lady in your life. Prices start at just £2.99 for lovely heart key rings and little china heart trinket boxes. Sally, Paul Martyn’s newest member of staff, is busy putting out Paul Martyn’s new products which will be fabulous Valentine gifts and include lovely animal doorstops and Tiffany lights.


Paul Martyn has come to the end of their January sale but they still have some amazing deals on one off items of furniture – please email them at info@paulmartynfurniture.co.ukfor more information.
 
 

Pamper yourself this Christmas at Heart of the Country Village

 
If you are running out of time to fit in all your Christmas shopping and essential hair and beauty appointments why not combine the two at Heart of the Country Village?
 
Beauty Quest offers a wide range of beauty treatments to get you ready for the Christmas party season from must have OPI nail treatments to relaxing facials. Call Kate or Lisa on 01543 481 152 for more information or to book an appointment.
 
Anthony John Hair Salon boasts a team of highly talented, professional and creative stylists and salon staff who will make your visit a relaxing yet inspiring experience- just what you need before Christmas! For more information or to make an appointment telephone the salon on 01543 481 900. 

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Heart of the Country Village

 Heart of the Country Village is the perfect place for Christmas Shopping, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.
 Where else can you find free parking, award winning restaurants, a Christmas Barn and fabulous boutiques offering an unbeatable variety of quality gifts, Christmas decorations and clothes for the party season?

As ever, Heart of the Country Village is beautifully presented and the Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and seasonal music will fill you with Christmas cheer!
We look forward to wishing you a Merry Christmas at Heart of the Country Village!

DATE FOR THE DIARY- 24 & 25 NOVEMBER

HEART OF THE COUNTRY VILLAGE WINTER WONDERLAND
in aid of St Giles Hospice
2 DAY EXTRAVAGANZA24 & 25 NOVEMBER 10AM- 5PM
FREE ENTRY
Meet Father Christmas, visit craft stalls, enjoy mulled wine and chestnuts and enter a raffle for a top prize of a £100 gift voucher to spend in any store at Heart of the Country Village.
Please note that the fashion show, previously advertised on the blog, has been postponed, but Whimsey will be open as usual.

NEW POP UP MARKET

Heart of the Country Village is excited to be the host of a new pop up market. On each market day you can experience exclusive one day only attractions. These will include a book signing by a local children’s illustrator and a  fashion show by a local dressmaker. Please check our facebook page for more details http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOTC-Pop-up-Boutique-Market/394663823937866 

Just confirmed HOTC Fashion Show on 25th November including exclusive bespoke Whimsy Winter Coats Collection
Whimsy

Free give-away on the Whimsy blog: All you have to do to enter is ‘like’ our facebook page and/or follow our blog and you can win a fabulous 1920’s style handmade hat
Blog address: http://whimsywhisperings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/a-whimsy-october-give-away.html

Facebook address: http://www.facebook.com/browse/admined_pages/?id=100001960950028#!/pages/Whimsy-Boutique/249767805133548


 

DON’T FORGET THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

MACMILLAN DAY AT THE PEAR TREE CREPERIE ON FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER FROM 10AM
Free tea and coffee from 10am till 12 noon. After 12 noon 50% will be donated to Macmillan.
We are also having home made cup cakes and tiffin and biscuits, a tombola, book table and a raffle with prizes donated by the boutiques and shops at Heart of the Country Village. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan and we hope to raise a lot of money with everyone’s support.
For more information visit www.peartreecreperie.co.uk

DATE FOR THE DIARY

MACMILLAN DAY AT THE PEAR TREE CREPERIE ON FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER FROM 10AM
 
Free tea and coffee from 10am till 12 noon. After 12 noon 50% will be donated to Macmillan.
 
We are also having home made cup cakes and tiffin and biscuits, a tombola, book table and a raffle with prizes donated by the boutiques and shops at Heart of the Country Village. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan and we hope to raise a lot of money with everyone’s support.
 
For more information visit www.peartreecreperie.co.uk
 

Even more reasons to visit the Pear Tree Creperie

 
 
 
 
 
The Pear Tree is offering an amazing 10% off wine when you enjoy a relaxing meal on a Friday during the day.
Available until 30th September 2012
 
For those of you looking for somewhere to dine in the evening, The Pear Tree’s new evening set meal at only £10 per person is not to be missed.
French onion soup with bread
followed by either
 
Chicken Tikka or Mushroom Stroganoff or Ham & Cheese Galette accompanied by a salad of your choice
followed by
A sweet Crêpe of traditional Lemon & Sugar

Jammie Gifts at Heart of the Country

Jammiegifts will be at the Heart of the Country this Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August 10am – 4pm. They will be in the black log cabin in The Garden area and will have a tasting table in the courtyard area too. Please come along to try samples of their homemade preserves and chutney’s, which will be on sale. Jammie Gifts will also have a display of their gift hampers and wraps available for purchase at very affordable prices. They look forward to seeing you there. www.jammiegifts.com

Helen Billingsley at Heart of the Country tomorrow

Helen works from her home studio in Great Haywood near Stafford. She works full time as a potter and fits it in around her family life and being a Mum. She sells her work through fairs and events, in Galleries and retail shops as well as her own on-line shop on the website Folksy (www.hbceramics.folksy.com). Helen is visiting Heart of the Country tomorrow, 11 August, to sell her fabulous ceramics, so do make a trip to visit her stall.

Helen says: “I make ceramics that I feel add a splash of colour to a home or garden. I create a wide range of pieces that range from cats and dogs to bowls, brooches and buttons. Prices start from around £2.50 for a single button.”

NEW- Homebird at Heart

Homebird at Heart is opening at Heart of the Country Village on 8 August 2012.
This fabulous new homewares boutique will offer a gorgeous collection of contemporary cushions, rugs, clocks, accessories & much, much more! Create an exclusive style in your home by adding those all important finishing touches from Homebird at Heart.
For more information telephone 01543 482 037.

Visit Helen Billingsley Ceramics on 11 August 2012

Helen is a Studio Potter living and working in the heart of Staffordshire, creating handmade ceramics to use and decorate your home. All her work is hand-built by coiling or slab building. She makes a variety of decorative pieces from wall plaques to curvy coiled vessels. Due to the nature of her methods each piece is unique.
Visit Helen at Heart of the Country Village on 11 August 2012. For more information about Helen visit her website www.helenbillingsleyceramics.co.uk

Chadwick’s Sale

VISIT CHADWICK’S BOUTIQUE- SALE NOW ON!
Seasalt is currently running a fantastic holiday competition. Visit Chadwick’s Boutique and register your details to enter a prize draw to win a luxury Cornish holiday in St Ives worth £3500!  Visit www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/customer/competition2 for more information.

Ruby Rhino workshops at Heart of the Country Village

Ruby Rhino’s furniture painting workshops are proving to be a great success and this Saturday’s class is fully booked. If you would like to join the next workshop visit www.rubyrhino.co.uk/workshops/

Ruby Rhino is offering a discounted rate of £95 (usual price £110) to readers of the Heart of the Country Village blog.

If you want to see what it is all about before you book, you are welcome to pop in this Saturday. Find Ruby Rhino in the cabin in the Garden area beside La Maison Bleue.

Mon Cheri Bridal Designer Weekend at The Bridal Rooms

Exclusive Mon Cheri Bridal Designer Weekend at The Bridal Rooms at Heart of the Country Village.
 Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June, 10am till 5pm

Be one of the first to view the entire Autumn 2012 collection by David Tutera for Mon Cheri, not normally available until September 2012! The collection provides today’s stylish brides with an assortment of fashionable designs using high quality fabrics, hand beaded Swarovski crystals and an impeccable fit.
 
 Save 10% on all bridal gowns ordered over this weekend
 
Come and join us and enjoy a glass of fizz, chocolate goodies and mini cupcakes.  Appointments are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.  Call 01543 483083 or email info@thebridalrooms.co.ukor visit our website www.thebridalrooms.co.uk

Ruby Rhino’s Pop Up Shop- Jubilee Weekend

Local vintage furniture company Ruby Rhino is hosting a three-day pop-up boutique over the Jubilee weekend (2nd-4th June).

In addition to their popular collection of upcycled and painted furniture, you will find a unique collection of both genuine vintage and vintage-inspired home accessories.

From original glass and enamelware, Penguin classics and old apple crates, to British-made cushions, tea towels and retro photography prints – it is a shopping event not to be missed!

Special Diamond Jubilee offer from The Bridal Rooms

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee The Bridal Rooms is offering a free Veil and Tiara with any Bridal Gown ordered throughout May and June 2012* For more information please contact Pauline on 01543 483 083.

*Offer ends 30th June 2012 and is subject to availability. Please print this page out and take it to The Bridal Rooms to redeem offer)

NEW! Ruby Rhino furniture painting workshops at Heart of the Country

Workshop info:
Learn how to transform trash into treasure with Ruby Rhino furniture painting workshops.

Join us for a fun and creative day to learn how to give new life to old furniture through the art of decorative painting. We provide a hands-on experience that caters to all abilities from complete beginners to those wanting to fine tune existing skills.

The classes begin with the basics of choosing paint and other essential tools, before moving onto tips for professional application and a wide range of different techniques and finishes.

You’ll learn how to layer paints and create authentic aged effects, as well as creative tricks such as cracking, glazing and colour washing.

The workshops provide a relaxed setting to pick up useful tips and share ideas, troubleshoot problems and learn the secrets to makeover furniture to a high standard.

Upcoming dates:

Saturday 19th May
Saturday 2nd June
Saturday 16th June

The workshops run from 10am-4pm and we are offering a special introductory price of £95 per person for bookings made before 31st May 2012 (normal price £110). This includes all materials, refreshments and lunch, plus a small project to work on and take home.

Contact Hannah to book on: 07739 395 739 / studio@rubyrhino.co.uk

Fabulous unit available at Heart of the Country Village

Heart of the Country Village is a premium shopping village conveniently located
just off the A38, 2 miles south of Lichfield.
Heart of the Country Village, established 26 years ago, boasts 2 award winning restaurants, a number of exclusive boutiques, a hair salon and a beautician, and offers free parking to both tenants and visitors.
The unit that has become available is approximately 200sq ft, on the ground floor and is fronted by a fabulous garden and courtyard. The unit is available from 6 June 2012.
To arrange a viewing of this prime location unit or for further information
please contact Kate at Kate@heartofthecountry.net

EASTER WEEKEND AT HEART OF THE COUNTRY VILLAGE

The boutiques and restaurants at Heart of the Country Village are open on both Bank Holiday Friday (6 April) and Bank Holiday Monday (9 April) so you can visit us on any day over Easter weekend to enjoy a spot of retail therapy, pick up Easter gifts or treat friends and family to a fabulous meal.
We also have special events taking place over Easter Weekend.

Saturday 7 April- Bullies in Need are at Heart of the Country Village
Meet rescused bull dogs at Heart of the Country Village, learn more about Bullies in Need.
Monday 9 April- Samaritans’ Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers who work for Tamworth Samaritans have donated their time to organise and run an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the opening of a Lichfield branch of Samaritans, extending the invaluable service the Samaritans provide to Lichfield.

Samaritans has been offering emotional support to those in distress for over 50 years. Despite the increase in the number of help lines across the UK, Samaritans volunteers are among the very few who are still available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Easter Egg hunt starts at 12 noon.

Win a free Bridal Gown up to the value of £1000*

The Bridal Rooms is currently running an introductory offer for any Bride-to-be to win a free Bridal Gown up to the value of £1000*.  
All you have to do is to book and attend a free consultation to be entered into the draw. The draw will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 9th April and the lucky winner will be notified on the day.  All brides and accompanying friends and family are welcome to pop in over the Bank Holiday weekend to have a look through the stunning collection of gowns and accessories and enjoy a glass of fizz and a cupcake or two! 
*Full T & C’s are on our website http://www.thebridalrooms.co.uk/

Thank you from Frost and Snow

Frost and Snow, the social enterprise employing people who are, or have been, homeless within their bakery, had a successful Saturday at Heart of the Country Village.
Bonnie said “thank you for giving us space to sell cakes and promote our project at the weekend. The centre really is a credit to you, everyone was so friendly, making it a really nice atmosphere for me to work in and I’m sure for shoppers to shop in. Thank [you] Lesley for the cups of tea…”

Frost & Snow Cupcake Bakery
Amazing cakes. Making a real difference to homelessness.

March offers from Beauty Quest

FREE
Skin Consultations Sothys/Environ
Advice on products, lifestyle, nutrition.
SAVE £10
Express Prescription Facial
Suited to individual skin types 40min £20
Includes skin consultation with therapist.
SAVE £7
MINX Toes Treatment
(Selected styles only).
SAVE £100
Environ Cosmeceutical Facial
Includes skin consultation and advice.
ONLY £5
OPI Laquer when having a file & polish
(offer on selected polishes).
FREE
Jane Iredale make up consultation
with resident make up artist.
SAVE £15
Ultimate Firming Body Treatment.
Customised Gift Sets & Gift Cards Available.
Other offers and events available on Facebook & website www.beauty-quest.co.uk

Buy your gifts for Mother’s Day at Heart of the Country Village

Heart of the Country Village’s fabulous range of boutiques means there is a special gift for every single mum this Mother’s Day!
Next weekend you will also be able to buy fabulous cupcakes from Frost & Snow, a charitable organisation offering employment to the homeless, so visit Heart of the Country Village on
Saturday 17 March
to pick up a gift for your mum that also helps others. 

For more information about Frost & Snow please visit www.frostandsnow.co.uk

NEW- THE BRIDAL ROOMS IS OPENING ON 15 MARCH 2012

Heart of the Country Village is excited to announce the opening of The Bridal Rooms on 15 March 2012.

Located in Units 1 & 2, next door to Soapy Jones, choosing your bridal gown and accessories at The Bridal Rooms will be a truly fabulous experience.  The Bridal Rooms will offer a selection of beautiful gowns from some fantastic designers at prices to suit all budgets.  
  
For more information visit www.thebridalrooms.co.uk

Wine and canopes at Aroma Decor on 3 March

The home of home fragrance has moved to a new location at Heart of the Country Village. You will find your favourite home fragrance products in
Unit 11a, next door to Boutique Eleven.

Visit Aroma Decor’s fabulous new boutique on Saturday 3 March and enjoy a glass of wine and canopes and enter in to a prize draw* to win one of a selection of amazing prizes.
For more information please telephone 01543 482 037.  

* Entry in to the prize draw is free with any purchase over £5.00. 



Aroma Decor is relocating on 28 February 2012



The home of home fragrance is moving to a new location at Heart of the Country Village. From 28 February you will find your favourite home fragrance products in
Unit 11a, next door to Boutique Eleven.

Visit Aroma Decor’s fabulous new boutique on Saturday 3 March and enjoy a glass of wine and canopes and enter in to a prize draw* to win one of a selection of amazing prizes.
For more information please telephone 01543 482 037.  

* Entry in to the prize draw is free with any purchase over £5.00. 



February Treats from Beauty Quest

Environ Collagen Stimulation Therapy (CST) – Course of 3 treatments SAVE £100.
A cosmeceutical treatment that harnesses your body’s natural powers of healing to tighten the skin and achieve incredible results. Especially effective for addressing the visible signs of aging, sun damage and slackened skin.

Receive OPI polish 15ml when having an OPI Mini-cure nail treatment £16.00. (Offer on selected polishes).
Purchase any Sothys Facial and receive Active Contour Eye Treatment HALF PRICE (WAS £35 NOW £17.50)

A triple action freshness treatment for the delicate eye area, effective on wrinkles, dark circles and bags. This relaxing treatment relieves tiredness, frees congestion and smoothes the skin. (Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer).
Sothys Deluxe Beauty Flash Facial HALF PRICE (WAS £35 NOW £17.50). Treatment provides rapid illumination and relaxation. (Facial is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).

Great art at Heart Galleries

Commited to offering only the highest quality Limited Edition prints, sculpture and original artwork by some of the art worlds most exciting talents such as Rolf Harris, Fabian Perez, and Paul Horton, a visit to Heart Galleries is a fabulous experience for connoisseurs and novices alike. Heart Galleries is currently running an exhibition of Gary Walton’s work and will have new collections from mid- February.
Band on the Run, Gary Walton

Chadwick’s Boutique Opening Soon

We are very excited to announce the opening of Chadwick’s Boutique in 
mid February.

Chadwick’s Boutique will be stocking the Seasalt range, fabulous clothing designed in their studios overlooking St Anthony’s lighthouse and Falmouth Bay, Cornwall. All of Seasalt’s garments are limited editions and are made using the best quality yarns and fabrics.

A special Valentine’s treat from The Pear Tree Creperie

Valentine’s Night is just around the corner and the Pear Tree Creperie can help you make your loved one’s evening extra special.Enjoy a four course meal with a complimentary glass of Pink Champagne or Schloer on arrival.
Start with home made French onion soup, followed by a Gallete of your choice accompanied by an individual salad. For desert choose a delicious Crepe and round off the evening with tea or coffee served with a handmade chocolate.
This four course meal can be enjoyed for only £19.95 per person. Contact the Pear Tree Creperie to book your table on 01543 481 807.

Soapy Jones- Handmade Soap Creations

Soapy Jones, located in the front courtyard at Heart of the Country Village, creates beautiful soap and bathing goodies using the finest oils, butters, essential oils and botanicals. Soapy Jones prides itself on creating products that smell good, bring glamour to your bathroom and leave your skin feeling silky and soft.
Not only can you pick up a handmade soap to treat yourself, but Soapy Jones can also fill orders for wedding and party favours and corporate gifts!
Come and visit Soapy Jones’ beautiful boutique at Heart of the Country Village or contact Wendy for more information on 07816 621 492.

January Sales at Heart of the Country start in December!!

A number of our fabulous boutiques are having “not to be missed” sales starting from 27 December. Visit the websites of the stores listed below for more information, or simply pop along to Heart of the Country Village to browse.

Not to be missed sales at:

Grand Art Sale on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2012
Half price reductions on selected items!!
                                                                      
25% off for all new clients for January and February
Half price on selected products

50% off all Christmas Items excluding Jellycat, Really Good range & Wish Dog Doorstops
Huge reductions on fragranced candles, reed diffusers, scented sachets and more!

  • Purchase any Sothys Facial and receive Active Contour Eye Treatment HALF PRICE (WAS £35 NOW £17.50). A triple action freshness treatment for the delicate eye area, effective on wrinkles, dark circles and bags. This relaxing treatment relieves tiredness, frees congestion and smoothes the skin.
  • Sothys Deluxe Beauty Flash Facial HALF PRICE (WAS £35 NOW £17.50). Treatment provides rapid illumination and relaxation. (Facial is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).
· Sothys Thalassothys ‘Slimming Range’ HALF PRICE on selected products.

A range of body products that target reduction in water retention, stretch marks, loss of elasticity and create a feeling of well being which will kick start a diet.
  • Customised Gift Sets & Gift Cards Available.

BeautyQuest Money Saving Gift Ideas

£83.50 WAS £118
Ideal for Normal to Combination Skin.
Contains: Morning Cleanser – face wash, Absorbant mask – mask for rehydration, radiance. Active Contour Eye Gel, Desquacrem – exfoliation & Hydra Protective Softening Emulsion – Moisturiser.
Other Sothys Box Sets are on offer, to see more visit www.beauty-quest.co.uk
£30 WAS £38
Aroma Sothys Contains: Massage Elixir – Body Oil & Energising Shower Gel
OPI Gift Set
Contains: Sothys Swarovski Glass Nail File, OPI Mini Polish, Avojuice Body Cream, Toe Separators. £15.40
You can also customize your own gift set!
All gift sets will come beautifully boxed or wrapped.

There will be lots to see and do at Winter Wonderland on 11 December

In addition to all the fantastic boutiques and restaurants at Heart of the Country Village we have some special activites, stalls and attractions visiting us on 11 December 2011.

Father Christmas and his Reindeer will be at Heart of the Country Village from 11am.

Buy unique Christmas gifts from Shiny Things (handmade jewellry), On my Pinna (handmade haberdashery including aprons, needlecases, tote bags, tea towels and brooches), Kidz Rock (children’s rocking horses, toy chests and more), Magical Reindeer Food, and The Bespoke Dog Bakery.

The Women’s Institute will be selling cakes , Romney Lamb will be firing up their outdoor BBQ and Chambers will be running activities for children including a free Christmas Prize Draw with the chance to win a Nintendo Wii!!

Boutique Eleven

Visit Boutique Eleven’s brand new website. Showcasing Sandwich, YaYa and Masai’s Autumn/Winter collection. Better yet, make a personal visit to the fabulous boutique… 
                 

                                                     


                                                              www.boutiqueeleven.co.uk
                                      

Information about Father Christmas

We have received lots of queries about visiting Father Christmas at Heart of the Country Village on Sunday 11 December.

Father Christmas will be in his grotto in the Garden area between 11am and 3pm.

Children can visit Father Christmas individually if they wish, there is no charge, and each child will receive a small gift. If parents would like to make a donation to St Giles Hospice, the chosen charity for the day, we are sure that would be appreciated. 

Christmas Trees for sale at Heart of the Country Village from 1 December

You will be able to buy your own real Christmas Tree at Heart of the Country Village from 1 December. 4ft up to 8ft tall Nordman non- drop fir Christmas Trees will be on sale in the carpark at Heart of the Country 7 days a week. For more information please call Steve or Damian on 07974 255 950/ 07967 885 247.

Arrival Time of Father Christmas and his Reindeer on December 11th..

Many of you have been asking what time Father Christmas is arriving at the Village. We have been informed by his trusty elves that he will be arriving on his beautiful sleigh, drawn by two of his lovely reindeer, at 11am. He will be able to stay with us until around 3pm. So if you want to see his magical arrival, do make sure you are in the Village by 11am. See you all then…..

Forthcoming events at The Pear Tree Creperie

The Pear Tree Creperie often hosts special events and this Friday, 25 November, you can enjoy a night of French accordion music with the famous Richard Adey.

You can also enjoy a night of Magic with Russ Styler, magician and member of the Magic Circle, on Wednesday 21 December.
These events are not to be missed and booking essential for both nights. Telephone the Creperie on 01543 481 807 for more information.