• The Elms Hotel
  • The Elms Hotel

Creche and Kids' Club

The Bears Den crèche is so much fun that you might find your children begging to go back there every day… While the Blue Room, with its table football, Wii games, air hockey and board games, gives older children that sense of autonomy that they so often crave.

Bears Den

Our Ofsted-registered crèche is run by enthusiastic and imaginative staff who come up with fabulous, age-targeted activities every day. Whether it’s arts and crafts, baking, outdoor exploring or a range of themed sessions such as Pirate Paradise, Messy Madness or Nature Detectives – children will be kept busy, stimulated and having fun.

Throughout the year, the Elms hosts special annual events with bouncy castles and games, Family Fun BBQ and Teddy Bears picnic. Please see our events calendar for more information.

Sessions and booking

Supervised sessions for children aged 12 weeks to eight years run from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 5pm (giving you time to have a relaxing treatment at the spa, or to head to the lounge for coffee, biscuits and an uninterrupted go at reading the papers.).

Pre-booking is required for all supervised sessions. There is one session available per child per day and operates on a first-come, first served basis.

Between 12.30 to 2.30pm, families are welcome to use the crèche as an unsupervised drop-in.

The Blue Room

This is an unsupervised space for children over the age of eight to make some new friends and enjoy having some time to themselves. There is a selection of Nintendo Wii games as well as a football table, air hockey table, board games and books suitable for older children.

The Blue Room is open every day between 10am and 10pm. Please remember that children accessing the Blue Room remain the responsibility of their parents.

Sunday morning breakfast club

Lazy Lie ins! Available every Sunday at 8am, the bears den team will come to your room and collect your hungry little ones and take them to the Bears Den  where they can enjoy a continental breakfast. This gives the opportunity to enjoy a rare lie in, a quiet breakfast and time to plan the busy day ahead knowing that your little ones are being well looked after until 9.30am when you need to collect them. To book please speak to the den and give your children's names, ages, room name and any allergies or intolerances they may have. Please note that this is for children aged 2 years and above who can walk on their own.
There is minimum requirement of 3 children in total to be booked on for the club to run.
Additional clubs may run mid-week in peak holiday periods.