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This annual event, which has variously been known as Camping Week, Family Week and now Holiday week over the years since it’s inception, aims to bring all our members and visitors together to share a week of sports and other activities, to socialise. and to have fun in the sun!

Competitive Sports of Volley Ball, Miniten, Badminton, Petanque and even Crazy Golf, will take place throughout the week for interested adults.

The rest of the week will host a variety of sporting competitions and general entertainment for all tastes.

Many of our members will be staying the whole week on site in their caravans or tents.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own and we have electric hook ups, showers and toilets to use and the Clubhouse kitchen will be providing food and refreshments throughout the day. You are invited to bring your own food to cook in the evenings on our large, communal, under cover barbeque. This is in itself a social gathering around the coals and you can then sit in banquet style on the patio and put the world to rights over a leisurely meal.......bring your own wine or beer as we are not licensed premises. Our ‘week’ starts on the Saturday afternoon.  Don`t worry.......the weather is usually kind to us during Family Week and rain will never stop play......we will continue under the gazebo or move indoors!

The pool will host swimming events for all ages and abilities, and be used in between for pure relaxation.  You don't need to be energetic to join in!

Whatever events are happening during the day, be they Tea Dances, Quizzes, or whatever is dreamt up and desired; the day will always finish with an evening barbeque on the patio and round off with music and dancing.

Sunday is a wind down day when you can relax around the pool and chat with your new friends........you're guaranteed to have made some!

All activities are subject to change depending on the wishes of those present, plans for the whole week are intentionally kept fluid other than the socials on the two Saturday nights few firm plans are made in advance.

Hope to see you there!

Go here for a report of the 2015 event

Blackthorns Holiday Week 2017 - Saturday July 29th - Sunday August 6th.

Daily Happy Hour at 11am on the patio with first cup of tea or coffee free!

Come and chat, discuss and decide on more events during the week.

Evening BBQ every evening without a planned meal from the kitchen.

Bring your own food and cook it on the BBQ with a contribution of 60p per person to pay for the charcoal. Use cutlery & crockery from the clubhouse.

Raffle Tickets on sale all week to be drawn Sunday August 6th

at 1.30pm on the patio.

Donations of prizes for the Raffle & Tombola and cakes for the Cakes Stall will be most welcome.

Proposed Programme

Saturday  July 29

Evening Social with a meal at 6.30pm and One Million Years BC theme optional Fancy Dress .


Sunday July 30

11:00 - 13:00 Table Top Sale . . Lunch from the BBQ


Saturday August 5

Meal at 19:00 followed by Live Singer with optional 1940’s Fancy Dress.


Keep a look out: this is only a “provisional” time table.

Other activities might be added at any time!



Blackthorns Holiday Week 2017

Saturday July 29th to Sunday August 6th