• The Elms Hotel
  • The Elms Hotel

Our Kids Club

The Bears Den is an Ofsted registered crèche open every day from 10am to 5pm with an array of exciting activities available for your little people.  The Blue Room is our older kids zone packed with fun to keep your grown up children entertained.


Activities change daily but to provide you with an idea of what the little ones will be enjoying during your visit, please see below some of the fun to be had in the Bears Den Crèche.

          • Arts and Crafts
          • Baking
          • Outdoor Exploring
          • Group Games

We also have themed sessions such as;

          • Pirate Paradise
          • Big Cook, Little Cook
          • Gardening
          • Messy Madness
          • Nature Detectives

The Elms also hosts special annual events with bouncy castles and outdoor games such as Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Family Fun BBQ and Teddy Bears Picnic which are fun for all the family. Please see our events calendar for the next family event.

Sessions and Booking

The Bears Den offers three sessions a day to entertain our little guests aged from 12 weeks up to eight years old, two of which are supervised by our Den team and one is an open Stay & Play.  Children over eight are unsupervised; however, can enjoy the older kid’s Blue Room at any time during opening hours.

Our supervised session times are from 10am and from 3pm every day and last two hours each, our unsupervised Stay & Play session which gives parents the opportunity to play within the creche with the little ones is between 12.30pm-2.30pm – for the 30 minutes between each session the crèche is closed. Pre-booking is required for both residents and non-residents; this service is not guaranteed for any guest who has not pre-booked.

There is one session available per child, per day, should this be pre-booked.  Further sessions may be available to book closer to your arrival or during your stay.  This service is fully complimentary to hotel residents and operates on a first come, first serve basis. Non-residents are permitted to one session slot only which is charged at £7 per child, per session and cannot always be guaranteed during peak times.  This service is subject to availability at time of booking, therefore we recommend checking availability with the crèche prior to making a reservation should you wish to make full use of this facility, especially during peak times.  During off-peak times, should there be no pre-bookings within 24 hours of the session time, the Bears Den will close, therefore pre-booking is always advised to avoid disappointment during your visit.

The Blue Room

This area provides a place for children aged 8 years plus to enjoy some time to chill out and make new friends.  The Blue Room is home to the Nintendo Wii and a selection of Wii games, football table, air hockey table and plenty of board games and books suitable for the older children.

Of course, should you have one little child and one older child they can both partake in the Den activities together, subject to availability and booking requirements.

The Blue Room does not need to be booked as it is unsupervised.  Open every day between 10am and 10pm, children and parents can come and go as they please.  Please remember that children accessing the Blue Room remain the responsibility of their parents.

More information

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