OutdoorLads Family Christmas 2021
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Four nights with OutdoorLads over actual Christmas!
Yes....we are BACK for 2021! Family Christmas returns in style as we make our location even more awesome than previous years! Simon will host you in the cosiness of the old vicarage. Our accommodation has a two comfy lounges, a big dining room, masses of bedrooms space (15 rooms spread across the building!), a peaceful location and lovely local walks, perfect place to spend Christmas. Dig out your Christmas Jumper and join us for a fantastic 4 nights over the festive period.
We will have all of the usual laughs, games and a belly or two's full of home cooked food. If you fancy walking, then our setting is perfect for some hills or just a stroll around the valley. Alternatively, put your feet up with some mulled cider and read a book or take in a film or play a board game.
With a short stroll on Christmas Day and then perhaps something more of a decent walk to explore some of the sights of the Wye Valley on Boxing Day. We will also have another local walk on the 27th and mix it up with some local ODL members. We're right in the heart of the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with it's excellent road and mountain biking routes and even a private launch onto the river. So maybe bring your bike or a canoe if you fancy something different.
This event truly does enshrine all of the magic of what OutdoorLads does. After over a year of lockdowns, a difficult time for many, we don't want anyone to be alone or stuck in the family cycle on Christmas, it may just be that you fancy doing something a little different this year.. so get us in your diary and we will see you there!
Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.
Photos: Photos of the hostel are copyright YHA, and used with permission. Other photographs taken by members including Elliot, Simon, Craig, James and Mark and used with permission.
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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
- OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.
What to bring
In addition to your walking gear, you will need a towel, clothes for the hostel and a whole load of Christmas cheer.....don't forget your Christmas jumper too! And a few extra decorations wouldn't go amiss!
Please do bring a Secret Santa gift, something in the £10 range seems reasonable, something you wouldn't mind receiving yourself!
Food & drink
Christmas Eve (Arrival): We will welcome you all to the hostel with some mince pies and the smell of mulled cider. The perfect start to Christmas.
Christmas Eve (Dinner): We will cook the traditional ODL buffet, something that works as an easy dinner after travelling up to this amazing event.
Christmas Day Brunch: Served from 10.00am, this will include pastries and a full English. All washed down with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Cereals and toast will be available if anyone wants them too.
Christmas Day Afternoon: Following the starter, we will serve a full three meat roast with all the trimmings and a glass of bubbles to toast!
Christmas Day Night: We can lay out any leftovers from dinner as is traditional for Christmas Day
Boxing Day Breakfast: A selection of cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts and pastries will be available for you to enjoy.
Boxing Day Lunch: You will need your own packed lunches for our day walk or other activities. We may be limited on fridge space and be aware that we may not have many open local shops - so we will figure something out!
Boxing Day Dinner: We will prepare a quality three course meal for your delight.
27th December Breakfast: A selection of cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts and pastries will be available for you to enjoy.
27th December Lunch: You will need your own packed lunches for our day walk or other activities. We may be limited on fridge space and be aware that we may not have many open local shops - so we will figure something out!
27th December Dinner: A quieter dinner to celebrate our time together and set you up for the journey home tomorrow.
28th December Breakfast: A selection of cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts and pastries will be available for you to enjoy.