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This has become a club tradition over the years since the first members got together for a family week at the start of the school summer holidays and spent it at the club providing entertainment predominantly for their children but it became a week of fun and activities for every member of the club.
It always commences with the last weekend of July.
The pool will host water events in between it being the place to cool down in this glorious sunshine.
Our outdoor pool is kept at a comfortable temperature by a heat exchanger and is generally open for use from April to October.
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 Kiosk will be open for refreshments throughout the day. On the evenings there is not a meal offered by the club catering team, you are invited to bring your own food to cook 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.
If the weather should change to rain we will eat indoors or under the gazebo on the patio.
Nothing stops us having fun at Blackthorns!
All events are based on enjoyment -
you don't need to be super energetic or skilled to join in!
Please add your name to the lists on the notice board in the clubhouse if you wish to attend an event or order food.
Saturday Socials & Meals must be booked and paid for in advance.
The kiosk will be open all week selling hot & cold drinks, ice creams, chocolate, sweets & crisps & possibly cakes!
Raffle tickets will be on sale all week and drawn on the final Sunday afternoon.
The first and second Saturday will involve an evening meal
and live music or a disco.
It often includes a Fancy Dress theme but it’s always optional.
There will be lots of organised activities for us all, whatever our age or ability!
Yellow duck race in the pool.
Crazy Golf tournament.
Fish ‘n Chip supper.
Children’s Breakfast Club.
Ladies Cocktail Afternoon: bring some drinks to mix
but they needn’t be alcoholic if you prefer soft drinks.
Bring a chair and a glass and come and chat and get to know each other.
Men’s Beer tasting night: each bring 2 bottles and add to the table and, using shot glasses provided, taste the rest and discuss which is best.
A holiday week for all our members!