When you arrive you will meet the horses and other farm animals and then watch the horses being “put to” the carriage. You will then climb aboard a 100 year old vintage Barouche carriage, sit back and relax for your 45 minute carriage drive through beautiful English countryside. Our drives take us across a private estate along quiet country lanes with spectacular scenery. A chilled bottle of Champagne and glasses will be provided for you to enjoy during your drive. (Soft drinks provided for the children)
Afterwards you will be dropped off at the start of a footpath to follow the signs to your own private picnic spot. On route you will pass “Goat Corner” where the children can meet and pet our friendly goats Nora Batty, Gladys and Teddy. When you arrive at your picnic area you will find a luxury hamper packed full of local tasty produce. The picnic area includes table & chairs, a relaxing day bed, blankets and sumptuous cushions to sun bathe on and while away the afternoon. There is also a games box to keep the children entertained! The area is covered to provide shelter / shade and overlooks rolling green fields. After your picnic you can explore the numerous footpaths and even walk as far as the Ashdown Forest, or you can choose to just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
All of our hampers come from our local delicatessen Shearer’s Fine Foods. Below is what a typical hamper might include but there is a wide range of high quality products to choose from if you’d prefer something slightly different.
Please visit www.shearersfinefoods.co.uk for more information. When you book in your experience we will confirm your hamper preferences and any dietary requirements you might have.
Total time duration: All day. The picnic area is yours to enjoy for the day, carriage drives are usually booked at around 11am so when we drop you off at the woodland walk it is about 12pm – ready for your lunch.
If the weather is unpleasant on the day of your experience we are happy to reschedule to another time (subject to availability)
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Experiences can be booked on any day Monday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm (subject to availability). Full details on how to book the experience day are printed on the back of the voucher.
“I just wanted to thank you & everybody for such a fantastic & perfect day that you arranged for us yesterday at such short notice. Everything was perfect in every respect from the time of arrival to our departure. Champagne was chilled to perfection. The horse's & carriage were immaculately turned out & the boy's were a delight on such a warm day.... A lovely drive in beautiful idyllic countryside, the goats were so cute & friendly, the girls loved petting & feeding them. As for the picnic & picnic area that was out of this world. Excellent local food & drink in such an enchanting setting. In all a perfect day in every respect.”
Ian Legg – Family Picnic Drive – 23rd July 2016
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