Gourmet treats, home-brewed beers and local honey at a food and drink market in Wokingham this summer
Holme Grange Craft Village in Heathlands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire is hosting the event this August in partnership with The Handmade Craft Company.
We are really pleased to be holding our popular Food and Drink Markets again this year here at Holme Grange Craft Village.
2nd Sunday of each month May – Oct 2019
10am – 3pm
The list of stall holders is growing…. keep checking back for updates.
Silent Pool Gin Distillery – Gin (June, Aug, Sep, Oct)
The Liquor Cart – Prosecco, Cocktails and more (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct)
Saf’s Kitchen West End – Indian street food (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Purely FairTraid – Chutneys, teas and more (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Hellobakehouse – Cupcakes, loaf cakes and more (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Bond Brews Ltd – Draught and bottled beer (May)
The H’eggs Company – Fresh Pasta (May, June, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Forever Living – Aloe drinks and food supplements (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Blue Button Bears – Reusabe snack bags (May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct)
Our Annual Vintage Day full of fun vintage is taking place on Saturday 1st June. From 12:00noon till 16:00
With lots of activities including :-
It’s that time of the year again. Your kids are off school and you start wondering what delights to offer your siblings.
Holme Grange is puting on some fabulous activities with favourites like Pony riding and one or two new things.
Pony Rides with Santolina Stables
Are a friendly, family run fully licensed riding school working with local schools and other services as well as individuals of all ages! We are one of the few riding schools insured to take children under 4 for Tot’s Trots.
TUES 9th APR – 11am – 3pm, THUR 11th APR – 11am – 3pm, TUES 16th APR – 11am – 3pm, THUR 18th APR – 11am – 3pm.
Pony rides – Santolina Stables (£2.50 per ride) (ponies break for an hour at 12.30pm
BERKSHIRE REPTILE ENCOUNTERS
Come and get up close and personal with snakes and reptiles when Berkshire Reptile Encounters return. The ‘Reptile Man’ will be in the village on FRI 19th APRIL From 11am to 3pm there is a small charge to handle the creatures
Berkshire Reptile Rescue was set up in 1996 with the aim to take in, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of unwanted reptiles.
Berkshire Reptile Encounters provides reptile visits and reptile handling to both individuals, businesses, learning industries and much more. We regularly carry out reptile events for schools, fetes, birthday and other groups. This is sessions are aimed at educate children and others about reptiles and other exotic animals.
Talented face-painter Zoe Pratt will also be in the village on
TUES 16th & FRI19th APRIL
£4 per face
If you’d like to see some of Zoe’s work, take a look at her FaceBook page
Have a go at creating a piece of Sand Art.
Children will learn lots of transferable skills and benefits such as concentration, creativity, colour awarenesss, imagination and lots more. SandArt also learns them how to plan and complete a project.
TUES 16th, WED 17th, THUR 18th APRIL
£2 – £5 per picture
As early as the 16th century, the fourth Sunday of Lent was called Mothering Sunday, when families came together to attend church. It was traditionally a day off for servants, who could use it to return home and visit their mothers, since they wouldn’t get to see them during the rest of the year… By the early 20th century, Mothering Sunday had evolved into a tradition of spending family time at home.
Children and young people who were given a day off on that date so they could visit their families would pick wild flowers along the way to place in the church or give to their mothers. Eventually, the religious tradition evolved into the Mothering Sunday secular tradition of giving gifts to mothers.
Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers.
This year it is 31st March and Chocolate Café Customers treat their mums to breakfast, lunch or Afternoon Tea. It is one of the few days of the year when we don’t require you to book a table, but we always look forward to warmly welcoming you and your families.
And if you are looking for fab gift ideas to treat your special mum, then you can buy Chocolate Café gift vouchers or get 25% off on our popular Chocolate Tasting for Two by joining our VIP list. https://chocolatecafewokingham.co.uk/vip-list/
This includes a glass of Prosecco each and a delicious platter of various different chocolates treats made in house, together with a hot chocolate sauce to dip marshmallows, bananas and strawberries in. There are no expiry date on our vouchers so it makes an ideal present for mum.
For other Mothering Sunday gift Ideas go to https://chocolatecafewokingham.co.uk/shopping/
One of the benefits of the Chocolate Cafe location is that there are often events put on by the various craft shops and by the Holme Grange Estate.
These are events listed for October 2018;
21st October – Sunday, 11:00 – 3:00 PM – Intermediate Furniture Painting Workshop. Held at https://www.absolutelymintage.co.uk/courses/furniture-painting-courses/ Please go to the website and book via EventBright. They say on their website, “Learn Layering, Highlighting and Distressing techniques using Frenchic Paint & Products for perfect end results.”
23rd October – Tuesday, 11:00am – Half Term Pony Rides. Doesn’t everyone love to ride on a Pony? I know I always did!
24th October – Wednesday, 11:00am – Half term Halloween fun – Make a pumpkin become a Glamkin. Held at AbsolutelyMintage order via EventBright.
25th October – Thursday, 11:00am – Half Term Pony Rides.
28th October – Sunday, 11:00 – 3:00 pm – Intermediate Decoupage Workshop. Held at https://www.absolutelymintage.co.uk/courses/decoupage-courses/
Order via EventBright
Hope you have time to pop in to see us for a drink or bite to eat!
Ok, we’re off to a winning start, England’s second group game against Panama will be on the big screen at The Grange Chocolate Cafe. The Three Lions kickstarted their campaign in Russia with a 2-1 victory in Volgograd as a stoppage-time Harry Kane header gave Gareth Southgate’s side a pressure-relieving Group A triumph, Phew, what a relief!
Belgium’s game against Panama was rough on Eden Hazard (an understatement) so how will Harry Kane and England fair?
If your nerves can stand it, come and give the boys a shout and enjoy some great food & drink at the same time!
The Grange Chocolate Cafe,Holme Grange Craft Village, RG40 3AW Wokingham
The Gap Festival – Goring & Streatley 14 – 17 June 2018
With four fabulous days, filled with music, words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more. Come and listen to amazing speakers, singers and bands, dance the night away, laugh, go to a workshop, follow the Art Trail and meet the artists, enter the world of Wind in the Willows. Most of all, come and have fun and enjoy the Gap Festival 2018.
At Chocolate Cafe Goring we have some of the beautiful art on display on our first floor. Denny Webb has a number of pictures which you may buy if you wish or simply enjoy in relaxed surroundings. Other artists are also featured.
Denny’s website says “Denny is an intuitive, experimental artist who works in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, she is well known for her luminous watercolour paintings using many contemporary techniques which she also loves to share with her students to help inspire them to step out of their comfort zones and re-connect with their creative selves.
Denny has worked and studied in the U.S.A. where she has established a large client base and won numerous awards in national shows, in addition she has paintings in private collections in America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the U.K.,she is also a member of the prestigious Oxford Art Society.”
The Gap Arts Trail
Local artists and craftspeople open their own studios or display their work in central community spaces.
Walk the trail on foot or cycle around and take in some interesting facts from heritage sites along the way.
The art map is available at The Village Cafe/Chocolate Cafe Goring and from many locations in the villages. Or you can just pop into any of the studios where they will be freely available or visit the main GAP Festival Website.
Please do feel free to visit us, why not enjoy a snack or one of our Connoisseur Hot Chocolate drinks made lovingly created using the finest ingredients!