Entertaining a large group is often easier if a few activities are booked in advance. Everything below can be brought to our holiday cottages. There is usually a minimum group size and often a maximum party size.

As always, the sooner you contact the provider, the more likely they are to be available.

To accompany your activities at your holiday cottage, ask Claire our recommended caterer to provide a sumptuous picnic, vintage afternoon tea, high tea, lunch or dinner to suit your day.

Our Day’s Out page has even more things to do if you venture away from your holiday cottage.


  • Our local beauty clinic in Loddon is The Lawnes and can provide a wide range of beauty treatments including: manicure, pedicure, nails, eyebrows, eyelash tinting, waxing, tanning, make-up. Contact Jane Woolston at The Lawnes Beauty Clinic, Loddon, NR14 6ET, 01508 528610, thelawnesbeautyclinic@gmail.com
  • Colour consultation and make-up: Jo Allen Image Consultancy 01953 456645, joallen.cmb@tiscali.co.uk
  • Hair and make-up, Amelia Garwood, 07795 474130, info@ameliasweddingbelles.com
  • Photography: Antonella Muscat Photography, 07748 197522, antonellamuscat@gmail.com

Dance & Therapy

  • Indian head massage and Reiki, Sharon Yale, 01502 677214
  • Dance lessons, ballroom, latin, modern jive, designed for groups or hen parties, Dance Devotion, 01603 819129, roger@dancedevotion.co.uk
  • Bollywood dance lessons, costumes provided! Jaya Dance, 01362 854217, info@jayadance.com
  • American Tribal Dance, Anam Cara Dance contact via website
  • Singing workshops, Invidia Voices, 01603 343001


  • Archery, MG Archery, 01603 881336, mark@mgarchery.co.uk

Arts & Crafts

  • Pottery Painting for children or adults, Pippa’s Pottery, 01603 594898 or 07557 103871
  • Rag Rug workshops, Yvonne Autie, 01328 738131, yvonne@yvonneautie.co.uk
  • Watercolour painting workshops, Linda H Matthews, 01692 630 485, linda@paintncanvasholidays.co.uk
  • Life drawing workshop, Malcolm Cudmore,   malcolmsstudio@hotmail.co.uk

Food Workshops

  • Cupcake decorating, DecorateYourCake, 01603 279 814, sally@decorateyourcake.co.uk
  • Indian or vegetarian cookery demonstrations or lessons, PlanToCook, 07795361828, plantocook@hotmail.co.uk

Kid’s Entertainment

Evening Entertainment

Hen Night Extras

Please let us know if there is something you’d like which isn’t on here and we’ll try and help you find it. Also please tell us if you find any providers are no longer available. We would also love to receive any feedback, good or bad.

Heckingham Hall is not responsible for the quality of any of these suppliers.