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Bring family and friends along to a magically entertaining Hobbit's Tea Party and Night to Remember on Saturday, 12th May at The Gap House, Kettleshulme from Noon till 10pm

The Gap House is located in the stunning Derbyshire High Peak overlooking the Toddbrook Reservoir and surrounded by rolling hills resembling the breathtaking landscape from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

A Hobbit’s Tea Party and A Night to Remember is sponsored by the Uniting Partnership in Whaley Bridge, comprising of three local churches. We believe this will be a grand event for families to enjoy.

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Amazing Sights

Not only does the landscape resemble Middle-earth, there’s a magnificent party tree, a central point for all the festivities.

Fancy Dress

Why not be a mythical character for the day? Come dressed up as your favourite Lord of the Rings character. A prize will be given to the best dressed character.

Fun for all the Family

Enjoy a delightful day of lawn games, giant bubbles, children’s activities, steam engine, live music, raffles, food, fancy dress contest, archery, circus skills and professional fireworks.

A Day and Evening Packed with Excitement

The festivities begin at noon and will continue into the evening with a headline act ‘Fuzzy Felt World’. A professional fireworks display ends A Night to Remember.

What's On

We have planned a whole host of fun activities for all ages to enjoy during the day and evening.  Wander over to Bag End for scheduled family games, children’s activities, giant bubbles,  circus skills and archery.   If you want to try the best sandwiches and cakes this side of the Shire, pop by the Prancing Pony for refreshments and beverages throughout the day.   For an extra treat, enjoy food provided by Bailey’s Restaurant in Whaley Bridge in the evening.  You can eat inside the Inn or bring a picnic chairs to sit outside on the grounds.

A fanciful wizard known in these parts will entertain you with tales and puzzles.  This year we have invited musician William Allen to provide live music during the day.   Headlining the evening is Fuzzy Felt World.    These two acts, plus games and professional fireworks in the evening will please both Hobbits and Elves alike.  Your ticket is good for both day and evening entertainment.

While you are inside the Inn, listen for news about a mysterious ring that has gone missing and is waiting to be discovered somewhere in the enchanted grounds.   Everyone will not want to miss the costume contest, organized games, raffles and giveaways, too.   A  professional fireworks display will conclude the night to remember!

Elven’s Sandwiches and Cakes Noon – 4:30pm
Bag End Spuds with Chilli and toppings. Plus Beverages 6pm – 9pm
Raffles Middle-Earth Cosplay Circus Skills
Games Rivendell Children’s activites Archery
Music Giant Bubbles Ring Search
Live Music by Guitarist William Allen 2pm, 3:30pm
Fancy Dress Competition and Riddles 3pm
Sounds of the 60’s, 80’s 4:30pm
Organised Games and Competition 5pm
Evening Food provided by Bailey’s Chilli Spuds 6pm-9pm
Live Music by Fuzzy Felt World 7pm-9:30pm
Professional Fireworks Finale 9:45pm Onwards

Please check back later to find out more about the Artists performing at the event.

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Fancy Dress

We’re also holding a fancy dress competition. Fancy Dress is optional but we’re hoping to fill our Middle-earth with as many hobbits as possible! Last year’s competition was a great success and we’re hoping to make this year’s even better so get involved! We’ve included a few ideas below to help you get started.

For male costumes, they’re quite simple. There’s loads of images around on the internet to help you but here’s a list of some clothes that you might need:

  • Baggy Trousers/Cut-off Trousers
  • Baggy white shirt/Pirate shirt
  • Waistcoat/Braces

Female Hobbit’s dress slightly differently so again, here’s a list of some clothes that you might need:

  • Long Flaired Dress
  • Waistcoat
  • White Puff Sleeve Blouse
  • Apron
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Getting to The Gap House Parking is available on a field through a service road entrance 50 yards beyond the main entrance to the farm house. Disabled parking is available behind the barn through the main entranceMacclesfield Road, Kettleshulme, Cheshire East, SK23 7EJ

We want to make sure that as many people as possible can get to this event, and in doing so, we have arranged a local taxi service with Whaley Private Hire. Simply call them on 07813 139 529, either on the day or pre-book and let them know you’re attending the Hobbit’s Tea Party & Night to Remember.
If you’re staying with us for our Night to Remember then 11pm may also be a bit too late to travel home, but don’t worry. Whaley Hall is offering B&B accommodation at reasonable rates. Book by calling them on: 01663 732 495 and let them know you’re attending the event.