Following on from the success of our previous sold out baby retreat, Natural Baby Box and Lime Cross bring to you a craft & nature half day retreat.
An opportunity to step away from the everyday chores of parenting and enjoy some quality time with your baby, making new friends and making memories to cherish.
You will enjoy a delicious freshly prepared brunch at Olive’s Café, an opportunity for you and baby to reconnect with nature on a sensory exploration, followed by a hot drink and a ceramic painting workshop where you will create a stunning Christmas bauble, with your babies hand print to keep and cherish forever.
This wonderful retreat has been tailored for you and your baby to ensure we have thought of everything, so you don’t have to.
You can relax and enjoy your brunch with support from our fully CRB checked team who are on hand to assist you in caring for baby in our baby play zone.
Our baby change facilities stocked with luxurious baby products available for your convenience, a buggy park, bottle warming facilities and the beautiful shepherds hut hideaway as a quiet zone to relax and breast or bottle feed your baby in comfort and peace.
10 – 10.30 am – A relaxed arrival (We understand how tricky it can be to get out the door in the mornings and so we have left the arrival time flexible) You and your baby will be greeted and welcomed to the retreat, introduced to the other parents and babies and settled down to enjoy brunch.
10.45 – 11.30 Brunch is served. Freshly prepared in our Olive Kitchen, this delicious brunch has been designed with parents in mind to energise after sleepless nights and nourish the body and soul. Served with fresh juice and freshly ground coffee or a selection of artisan teas. Sit back, get to know the other Mummy’s and enjoy without having to worry about more washing up!
11.30 – 12.30 – We head out with our babies on a sensory exploration. We discover all the beauty and sensory experiences that nature has to offer as we explore, see, touch, feel and smell the vast variety of nature in its Autumnal beauty. This walk is equally interesting and stimulating for parents and babies, learn about different species of trees and feed the alpacas and giant fish.
Next take some time out to feed and change your baby as needed and inhale the fresh air, beauty and tranquility of nature. Join us for a wood land walk (baby sling/carrier recommended). Alternatively, simply relax in our Sheppard’s hut or beside the lake, inhale, relax and enjoy your surroundings.
12.45 – We gather back in the Olive Café to warm up with a hot drink. Joined by the experts from “Masterpiece Pottery”, you will be guided and assisted as you create a beautiful baby hand print Christmas bauble.
Take your time to let your creative juices flow as you decorate and finalise your beautiful Christmas bauble creation, whilst you enjoy the company and support of the other parents.
Uplift and empower each other, share in your highs and lows and celebrate together the joys of your beautiful babies.
2pm – Feeling refreshed and uplifted our day will come to an end, we will say our farewells and head on our way.
Your bauble creations will then be taken to the kiln where they will be fired and finalised. These will be available for collection within 14 days, ready in time to take pride of place on your Christmas tree (Postage can be arranged)
Ticket price includes 1 Bauble – there will be an option to print and purchase more if required.
Spaces are limited to ensure everyone feels supported on the retreat and so book early to avoid disappointment.
We love nature and the outdoors, even in the rain. Our activities go ahead in all weathers. If it is a wet day, please ensure you bring appropriate clothing, footwear and rain covers for prams.
This retreat is ideal for newborn to roughly 1 years.