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What can we say about this weekend ? It’s fabulous! A Single With Kids tradition, this will be our tenth Christmas Party weekend, always a popular addition to our calendar.
A lovely country house in a picturesque location provides the backdrop to the weekend’s celebrations. We have a visit from the Father Christmas, a great children’s magician and entertainer and of course the usual Single With Kids Christmas ‘cheer’.
Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park between Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton, Hargate Hall is a fine and very substantial house and a fantastic venue for the popular Single With Kids Christmas Party Weekend. Divided into 12 self catering apartments, the Hall offers a good standard of accommodation as well as 7.5 acres of parkland with fantastic views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.
Arriving on Friday evening, we’ll have a chance to enjoy the facilities at the Hall, make new friends and prepare for our Christmas event. Arriving on Friday, you’ll enjoy warm mince pies and mulled wine on by the cosy fire in the main hall.
The Peak District has breathtaking landscapes, bustling market towns and lots to discover – Saturday morning is free to explore the surrounding area, there are also great walks nearby to blow away any cobwebs on Sunday . The stunning and diverse scenery of the Peak District and Derbyshire makes it a paradise for walking or outdoors pursuits, whilst local towns allow you to top up your Christmas shopping.
The main “party” takes place on Saturday afternoon with a visit by Father Christmas, our magician (with Christmas party games) and culminating in a buffet and disco. We can leave at leisure on Sunday or stay until Monday morning to make the most of the weekend.
This holiday starts on Friday evening, 30th November 2018, when you arrive to a warm welcome of a log fire and twinkly Christmas tree lights, followed by mulled wine and mince pies with new friends.
The trip runs to Sunday 2nd December 2018 when you can leave at leisure – no need to rush off. If you like, you can stay an additional night free of charge and leave on Monday morning. The last night tends to be very quiet and a good recharge after a jam packed weekend.
The Hall is located in the village of Wormhill in the heart of the Peak District National Park, between Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton. To check out the distance from home, use the postcode SK17 8TA on Google Maps.
This is a great trip for all ages, you’re never too old -or young! – to enjoy a visit from Santa! Mezzanine beds are not recommended for children under the age of 7 years old for safety reasons. Shared rooms are not suitable for the under 4s however there are a number of private room options in this property (these do tend to book up quickly)
Interested to know more? Click the tabs below for more information on this lovely party weekend.
There are always a few details that don’t always fit on the page – head by the Christmas Party FAQ Page for more of the in-depth details!
For more general information please have a look at the UK FAQ page.
We’re staying in a lovely country house which has been divided into comfortable and well equipped self catering apartments, sleeping between 2 to 10 people. As well as living spaces in the apartments, there are communal areas where everyone can socialize – a small lounge area on the first floor where children can play and a larger “hall” with cosy fire where we hold the parties.
All apartments have at least one bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and sofas.
The self catering apartments have a mixture of private and shared rooms (private rooms have 2 beds, shared rooms have a double bed and either a bunk or two singles on a mezzanine floor above). Double, twin and bunk beds are available. . Please note, shared twin beds are on a mezzanine floor, reached by a bunk style ladder – these are not suitable for young children under the age of 7 years old.
We will put families together in apartments with families with children of a similar age where possible. If you have any preferences on whom you’d like to share with, please note this on the booking form.
The mezzanine beds are on a rasied platform, similar to the photos here – please Click here to see further examples of the apartments and the various rooms types .
Hargate Hall has lovely grounds for the children to explore and is also good for sledging if it snows (as it has done on previous visits here as Buxton is on high ground).
Please note, shared rooms are not suitable for children aged under 4.
The cost includes accommodation in self catering apartments with mince pies and mulled wine / alcohol free punch on Friday evening and a catered buffet provided for you on the Saturday evening.
We have exclusive use of the Hall and its facilities, all of which are free of charge.
The Christmas party buffet and disco, Santa Claus & children’s entertainer are all included in the cost of the weekend.
On top of all of that you can even stay an extra night for free! Whilst the trip is a weekend event, anyone wishing to stay on Sunday night leave on Monday morning can do so at no extra charge.
The apartments run on electric storage heaters, fed from a meter. This is likely to take around £10-£15 in coins per room for the weekend.
The apartments are self catering but the cost includes a catered buffet on Saturday evening. Each apartment has its own fully stocked kitchen. There will also be warm mince pies and mulled wine (or non alcoholic punch) on Friday evening.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hargate Hall in the snow
Fun for children of all ages
Entertaining the children
The fabulous setting of a 19th century country house
Sledging in the grounds
One of the apartments
A mezzanine bedroom
The prices are based on private or shared rooms:
Private rooms are rooms for one family only, in an apartment usually shared with other families.
The shared rooms are rooms which can hold 2 families, always with parents of the same gender. This is a great way to make new friends, as well as keep the costs down. The shared rooms are only available for 2 person families with children aged 4 and over. Mezzanines are only suitable for children aged 7 and over.
Prices include self catering accommodation in the lovely Hargate Hall, mulled wine & mince pies on Friday evening; Father Christmas and children’s entertainer on Saturday with a small present for each child; party & buffet on the Saturday evening. The hall is available for 3 nights although most families will leave on the Sunday.
If you are booking with friends and want to be in rooms near to each other, please email us before booking so we can discuss the best solutions.
* Note: If you are booking a private room for a family of 3 or 4, this will be a room with a double bed and a mezzanine, or possibly bunk beds.
Private rooms available for 3 and 4 person families
Shared rooms; available for 2 person families
Open for booking!!
|Dates||No. of Nights||Room Type||Adult||Child (under 18)|
|Fri 30th Nov - Sun 2nd (or Mon 3rd ) December 2018||2/3 nights||Private room - double or twin beds *||£135||£105|
|Shared room - (double/twin/bunk beds)|
- 2 person families only
|Shared room - (mezzanine beds)|
- 2 person families only
CHILDREN OVER 7!
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|Dates||No. of Nights||Room Type||Adult||Child (under 18)|
|Fri 30th Nov - Sun 2nd (or Mon 3rd ) December 2018||2/3 nights||Private room - double or twin beds *||£160||£125|
|Shared room (double/twin/bunk beds)|
- 2 person families only
|Shared room (mezzanine beds)|
- 2 person families only
CHILDREN OVER 7!!
" Third year running and not disappointed. Fabulous time again with great people. Top entertainment (best yet) and Jo and Cath did a brill job of sorting all the arrangements and making us all welcome. Will definitely do again and always nice to see old faces and make new friends. "
" First time on one of these trips and it has been lovely. The magician/entertainer was brilliant and kept the kids really engaged. Santa’s visit was also good. I got on well with all the other guests which makes the break more enjoyable. Thank you for having us. "
" Had a fantastic weekend. Made very welcome. My two year old loved it. Hopefully we will be back next year. "
" We’ve had a fantastic time at Hargate Hall for the second year running. Great accommodation. Good activities for the kids and brilliant coordinators, Cath and Jo. We will come again. "
" 5. Had a great time. Cath and Jo were fantastic. "
" What a fabulous weekend. We had such a laugh. Entertainers were excellent. Father Christmas such a hoot. Kids had a fun time. Both coordinators, Cath and Jo, were first class and brought everyone together. Everything was well organised and fun throughout the whole weekend. I’ve been on many breaks with SWK and will continue to do so. Always great fun. "
" Another great holiday by SWK. Great location and rooms were very good too. Entertainment was good. The kids loved all of it. Thanks Jo and Cath. "
" First time on a SWK trip. I have four children of varying ages. We have all really enjoyed the break in this amazing place at this stunning location. Hope we can attend further breaks away and would definitely come back here, despite a seven hour journey from South West Wales. Thank you again for a lovely time and the chance to meet some really nice people. "
" Our first SWK trip to Hargate Hall with my 3 year old son. We had a great time, made to feel welcome and Jo and Cath were great coordinators. We will definitely book another trip with SWK. Thank you. "
" We had a great weekend and will be back next year for sure, The coordinators and everyone were great and Charlie had a great experience again. Look forward to Sherwood at Easter and Summer in the Fort. "
" This was our first Christmas weekend at Hargate with SWK. We had a lovely time – so magical for the children – they absolutely loved Santa and the magician and bopping at the disco! Lovely to spend time playing with friends – old and new. They were delighted with their Santa letters too. Thanks also to coordinators Cath and Laura – they did a brilliant job and we were well looked after. Lovely venue too! "
" What a lovely start to Christmas 2017. Thank you SWK for picking the most amazing place. Hargate Hall is magical for children and adults. Fantastic entertaining weekend and the icing on the cake were the best ever letters from Santa so personal and made our day. Thank you, Merry Christmas. "
" Hargate Hall was a fab location for a group trip, spotless apartment and brilliant activities. Libby and Benedict loved meeting Santa and the Santa letters too. The animal man was so patient with the kids. "
" This was my first SWK weekend and I have enjoyed every minute. Really welcoming group of people and fantastic entertainment, food and accommodation was just right. Thank you! "
" Thank you SWK for a fabulous pre-Christmas weekend. Loved the entertainment the animal experience was great. Cath and Laura made great hosts everyone was made to feel included and welcome. Great time, will book again for next year.
" My third year on the Christmas weekend at Hargate and never disappointed. Cath and Laura looked after to us and were the perfect hosts for this magical experience. The entertainment was great especially the animals which was brill, the guy was really patient and I learnt a lot! Going home feeling relaxed and festive. Happy Christmas.
P.S. The letters from Santa personal and the best!
" Thank you SWK for a fabulous weekend away! First holiday for us with SWK and will definitely be back again, my children had a wonderful time with instant friends. Thank you x "
" What a fantastic magical weekend away to get us all in the mood for Christmas! We’ve had a great time at Hargate Hall and the coordinators Cath and Laura made sure that all the actives ran smoothly and that everyone had fun and felt welcome. What a great weekend. Thank you. "
" The weekend really surpassed my expectations, it was evident a lot of thought had gone into thought had gone into the organisation ensuring A good balance of organised fun and downtime. All the people I met were lovely and really friendly. The interaction of Santa with the children, wasn't just a flying visit to hand out presents - a really storybook experience - sitting by the fireside, telling stories, singing songs and handing out presents - was just lovely to watch the children! Can easily see this trip becoming an annual tradition! "
" What a fantastic weekend! Hargate Hall is beautiful, and the surroundings are wonderful. Max enjoyed meeting up with his favourite friends again, and also made new friends yet again. The whole weekend has been full of Christmas Cheer!! "
" An absolutely Fab weekend, maybe on top of the list for best hols! The kids have really enjoyed themselves and so did us big kids too! The house is fantastic, so is the area surrounding it. "
" “Thank you so much for all the hard work in discovering this great venue for us all to have had such a fantastic weekend. All the sweat and tears (Joking) came together in the end.” "
" We’ve had a wonderful time here, the place is fantastic! Thank you. "
" Thank you for yet again another fantastic weekend. The house is fantastic and all the kids have clearly had a FAB time "
" We have had a wonderful weekend, thank-you! The apartments are great. The girls have loved meeting all the other children and have had so much fun – playing, sledging, Father Christmas and party. I have enjoyed it so much. Loads of photos to show too!!” "
" Cheers everyone for a fandabbydozy weekend. Alexander and I had great fun and will definitely be back next year. Thanks again.” "
" “A lovely country house weekend – log fires, mulled wine and good company. The children had a jolly good time too – loads of playing, tobogganing, Santa and a magician and other children!!!” "
" “Another fantastic weekend – we all had a ball. Thank you to everyone who did the organising and food etc. Great to see friends old and new. My social life was never his good when I was married and I am proud to be part of such a fantastic group of wonderful people.” "
" “Another fantastic weekend spent amongst friends. Thanks everyone for making it so special. xx” "
" “Lucy and had a great weekend with great people and entertainment!” "
" “This was my first trip and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were made welcome from a lot of friendly people, Thanks.” "
" “Thank you SWK for a brilliant party – we loved it all and the boys are really happy to have met and made some great friends. Looking forward to New Year!” "
" “Yet again, brilliant, thanks once more.” "
" “Thanks for a great weekend.” "
" “We had a fab time as always – meeting old and new friends.” "
" “Great weekend !” "
" Great weekend. Lovely to see so many friends and meet many more. Thanks for yet again great organisation and to everyone else who helped make it memorable "