Garvald Summer Fair

A wonderful day of BBQ, Ice-cream, Strawberries, and children’s games, along with stalls selling items crafted in our workshops and houses.

St John`s Day

BBQ with everyone. After BBQ a St John`s event/play will be performed.

Olympic Games Day

A date will be confirmed in the coming weeks for our Olympic games day – please get the training started now!

Michaelmas and Harvest

Morning workshops followed by a communal lunch together of various soups prepared by each of the houses. Bakery will provide bread rolls and cheeses will also be served. Gardeners will set up a harvest table of vegetables and fruit grown in Garvald. In the afternoon there will be a Michaelmas event/play followed by singing around […]

Hallowe’en Party

Hallowe'en party in one of the houses, or main house, and each house to do a game – dooking for apples (with forks!), treacle scones, flower and sweet game etc. Residents and staff to dress up! Rehearsals for the Christmas plays will begin around this time.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day is a feast day observing the lives of the many saints for whom there is no specific feast day during the year.

Guy Fawkes Night

Fire works with hot chocolate in one of the Houses or in Willow

St Martin

We'll make lanterns with glass jars and tissue paper on the outside, and have a Lantern walk with a story about St Martin and the Beggar. We'll have small paper lanterns available for decoration in the houses.

1st Advent

Advent celebration at the Main house. 5 pointed star to be laid out by Estate/Maintenance in preparation for each house to light their candle and leave at the star to bring light to the occasion/winter. Bell ringing and singing too followed by hot chocolate and a biscuit. A large Christmas tree will be put up […]

St Nicholas

We polish the shoes and put them outside the residents door for the night into the 6th, make parcels with napkins and sweets and place one on the shoe for each resident.

Garvald Christmas Fair

A Christmassy fair with workshops and Houses selling their items they have made

Christmas Day Breakfast

Stollen provide by the bakery - Christmas day Service - Christmas meal in the main house –Each house to be cooking the allocated part of the communal meal – Turkey, Vegetarian dish Roast Potatoes, and Brussel sprouts with Carrots, Gravy and Lingonberry sauce ( Bread sauce), Pudding.