Due to Covid-19, for the 2020 season The Filly & Fox will be resident at The Picnic & Party Paddocks. What are they?
We took the beloved box to be converted in November 2019. At the time we said there was no rush, we just needed it back in March/April 2020.... big mistake! Or was it, the Covid pandemic made us think a little 'outside the box' if you'll excuse the pun! We worried about whether to continue with the conversion as not only was it unlikely that there would be any hire for the 2020 season but we also had to consider the financial implications. With this in mind, we came up with a plan! To bring the Filly & Fox home and let her reside in the paddocks, that are now affectionately known as The Picnic Paddock (by day) and The Party Paddock (by night).
The Picnic Paddock is the daytime paddock. Open at weekends (at the moment) you can pop in for a lovely take away tea or coffee or sit in and enjoy the surroundings, wildlife and ponies! Bring your own picnic blanket and sandwiches* or book a rustic table with straw bale seating and enjoy a pre-ordered afternoon or cream tea picnic or just indulge in some lovely home made cake or brownies. Keep an eye out for the facebook page for The Picnic Paddock.
*Drinks must be purchased from the Horsebox only.
The Party Paddock is the evening paddock with the Filly & Fox serving alcoholic drinks. Events are held on an ad-hoc basis and driven a little by the weather. Summer Sundowns, Birthdays and Celebrations. The Party Paddock has a facebook page where the events are posted. These have proved to be uber popular. A chilled summer evening, watching the sunset to mellow music with friends enjoying your favourite drink or two! Keeping warm around the firepits and roasting marshmallows. You can also order takeaways to enjoy at your table*. Tables are arranged to adhere to social distancing and get booked up VERY quickly when an event is posted!
*You will need to bring your own plates and cutlery. ALL Drinks must be purchased from the Filly & Fox only. Anyone bringing their own drinks to site will be politely asked to leave.
If you would like to private hire one of The Paddocks inc. the Filly & Fox (The Picninc Paddock between 11am - 3pm or The Party Paddock from 7pm - 11pm Saturday and Sunday) please do get in touch.
The Picnic Paddock is available to anyone wanting to book a table/s for up to 6 people with pre-ordered afternoon or cream teas, picnic platters or childrens picnic boxes (see details on The Picnic Paddock menu). If booking a table, straw bale seating and whiskey barrel tables will be reserved for you. You can also hire the entire paddock for a private function. Great for any special occasion! If you would like to book The Picnic Paddock please call or email for more information.
The Party Paddock is available for private functions of up to 35/40 people. We have pulled pork hog roast to offer or giant paellas if you also wanted food! If you would like to book The Party Paddock please call or email for more information and prices.
We are always looking to provide additional services and are hoping to add stretch tent structures and bell tents to the services we provide soon.