Hempstead House Hotel

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021

From 12:00pm

“If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a BIG surprise!”

This late May Bank Holiday, let us spoil you, your family and your friends with a unique and cute afternoon hosted in the refreshing Spring sunshine and beautiful grounds of Hempstead House Hotel.

We invite you to follow a one way “Teddy Bear Trail” through the gardens and brand new Woodland Play Area to find all the named teddy bears before being escorted to your plot for a sumptuous Teddy Bear’s Picnic! While the adults get to enjoy our exquisite traditional afternoon tea on the lawns of the hotel, children will be served their very own mouth-watering Teddy Bear’s Picnic Tea all to themselves. Please refer to the link below for a copy of the menu.

Bringing the theatre to you! We are delighted to welcome the amazing talents of Let’s All Dance who will entertain you with a stunning 30 minute Teddy Bear’s Picnic Ballet specifically designed for young audiences. Combining classical ballet and crystal-clear storytelling, this superb production is a perfect way to introduce theatre and ballet to the young audience and will have adults alike mesmerized. These two dancing teddies would love you to join them as they eat, dance, play and have fun! Little ones can bring their own teddy, clap along and then have their chance to personally meet the dancers, not forgetting that all important memorable photo as a keepsake!

Guests will be asked to arrive at staggered arrival times between 12pm and 12.30pm to allow for plenty of social distancing. Afternoon Tea will be served once all guests have arrived followed then by the ballet performance.

Being an outdoor event, we ask you to bring your own picnic blankets or camping chairs, then simply enjoy the surroundings and relax while we offer a real treat for the whole family. Please note that the hotel will not provide tables and chairs outside. Shelter will also not be provided.

The experience will last for approximately 90 minutes.

Following the guidelines permitted as of 12th April, guests will be permitted to be seated together outside as two households or a maximum of 6 from mixed households as per “The Rule of 6”. While this ruling is relaxed for outdoor hospitality as of 17th May, in the event of rain, the event will be hosted inside the hotel where the Rule of 6 still applies.

The price for the afternoon is £27 per adult and £20 per child to include the Teddy Bear Trail, Afternoon Tea and professional Ballet. A family of 2 adults and 2 children qualify for an £90 family ticket. Children under 2, not requiring catering will be required to purchase an entry only ticket of £7.50 while babes in arms are complimentary.

Additional drinks can be ordered on the day. Why not treat yourselves to a Pitcher of Pimms or Prosecco on Ice to compliment the afternoon? Please note, that additional food and drink brought onto the premises is strictly forbidden.

Dietary requirements and intolerances can be catered for providing these are highlighted in advance to include gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian or vegan afternoon teas. 

Places are limited due to the social distancing requirements. We anticipate this event to be very popular so please do not delay in booking to avoid disappointment.

So let us help you make some special memories after what has been a tough time for us all!

To book or for any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01795 428020 or complete the below enquiry form


We want you to feel as comfortable and as safe as possible. Our utmost priority is that of the safety of you, our valued guest, and that of our dedicated staff. A number of guidelines have been put into place in order for us all to feel safe and secure in these unique times to include social distancing measures, one way systems and regular testing of staff wearing PPE.


Full pre-payment is required at time of booking. Payments can be made with card details over the phone only. 

At this time of uncertainty, we want you to book with confidence. Therefore please note, that while payments are non-refundable, under the current circumstances, cancellations by yourself or the hotel will be entitled to a full credit voucher to utilise another time towards any service or alternative event at Hempstead House, valid for a full 12 months from the issue date.


Indoor hospitality is finally permitted from the 17th May, therefore in the event of heavy rain, we will host this event in the Heritage Suite ON PRIVATE TABLES as per your booking. 


The hotel can officially re-open as of 17th May. Bed & Breakfast is available from £145 B&B to include full use of the Aquamanda Spa (pre-booking is required and time is limited following the current guidelines). Guests attending our Special Events can receive a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability). To confirm a reservation, card details are required and will be held against the booking for cancellation purposes. Accommodation can be settled on arrival with the option to cancel 7 days prior to arrival.


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