Come to Wallops Wood Cottages and enjoy our creative and fun experiences!
We are all about slowing down at Wallops Wood Cottages. Wallops Wood is about finding your slow button: relaxing in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, recharging those batteries with quiet time, refreshing your mind and body with some swimming, revitalising your lungs and mind with walking and cycling in our stunning Meon Valley, in the South Downs National Park.
Finding your slow is also about discovering or even reacquainting yourself with simple things like baking, cooking, painting, smelling flowers and making things with your hands. It's that satisfying feeling that grabs you and takes you somewhere happy, fun, thoughtful and relaxing. Our experiences are all about this - for adults and children alike.
From seasonal jam making to using essential oils in creating your own natural perfume, our experiences are all offered by Hampshire people, who have perfected their craft over the years and live in our rural community.
We will add more experiences over time to this page, so keep checking back with us! From country pursuits to crafts, to food and wine tasting and making, farm tours to midnight picnics and star gazing to bushcrafting for families and children's activities, we will ensure that there is something for everyone right here at Wallops Wood to delight, entice and amuse whilst you stay with us.
"We have had a fantastic stay at Wallops Wood and can’t thank everyone enough for their hospitality."
Just wished to inform you that we decided to depart Glenside this evening to avoid the Monday morning rush back to the city. We have had a fantastic stay at Wallops Wood and can’t thank everyone enough for their hospitality.
We were amazed following our arrival at the amount of thought that had gone in to the provisions and personal touches at the cottage. Every time we thought “No, they wouldn’t have provided that...”, there it was, tucked away in a drawer or cupboard, just waiting to be discovered!
Any issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently with a ‘can do’ attitude. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and eager to please. I only managed to ascertain the names of Chris and Fran, whom were both extremely helpful, but every point of contact with staff was a positive experience. Max’s tag (what a wonderful touch!) has been returned to the envelope & placed back in the dog bed/basket).
Thank you again for a wonderful holiday experience. In the meantime, please forward this email to whomever needs to know what a fantastic team they have - not least of all Emma whom has indulged me in answering my continuous questions in the run up to our arrival! Kind regards, Rachel & family "
Easter Biscuit baking!
A fantastic activity for children and Mum and Dad, baking and decorating Easter biscuits!
A fantastic experience for children whilst staying at Wallops Wood Cottages. We prepare all the ingredients for you so you don't have to worry about ordering anything and you get to take away your apron, rolling pin and cookie cutters as well as your recipe card!
Buongiorno Pizza bella!
Pizza making at Wallops Wood is fun and oh so tasty! perfect for the children and Mum and dad too!
Pizza making made easy and fun, right here in your own cottages. No need to think about it, we have it covered for you. All ingredients are provided, along with a laminated how to card, an apron and a rolling pin!
Our beautiful kitchens are already chock full of cooking utensils, so you just need to order this experience pack and that is it! You have sheet pans to place your lovely made pizzas into the oven and just 15- 20 mins later you can by tucking into your very own home made pizzas!
Brownie making experience!
Squidgy, fudgy and oh so chocolatey! Who can say no to a chocolate experience?!
An easy and fun recipe to work with that the whole family can take part in during your stay at Wallops Wood Cottages. This recipe was tested by local Wallops Wood children and the staff here in the office (3 batches had to be made as they went so quickly!) And it was a resounding thumbs up for this fabulous brownie recipe.
We give you all the ingredients and you get to take away a heave duty cake tin, an apron, a laminated recipe card to make it again at home!
Make a Gingerbread man or lady
On a rainy day or just for fun why not have a go at baking with the children!
Who doesn't love baking?! Kids will love this activity - all the ingredients are weighed out and prepped for you, all you have to do is blend it together, bake it and decorate!
You get to take away your rolling pin, apron and cookie cutters! Perfect for Mother's Day or Easter!
Espresso chocolate ice-cream for Mum & Dad!
Enjoy the sunsets and your bottle of wine or fizz with this decadent ice cream!
So easy to make, it only takes a few minutes to whip up and put together. No churn and no mess, just straight forward whipping and blending. Put it in the freezer for a few hours for a soft serve or overnight if you can wait that long!
One pack per couple or just yourself! This will be ample for several bowl fulls! Unless you really are an ice cream monster!
Pack serves 10 persons
Natural Perfume Making - create your own scent!
Whilst staying with us at Wallops Wood Cottages, why not enjoy a natural perfume making workshop with Debbie, an award winning perfumier!
Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people
Spa Treatments at Wallops Wood
We have the hot tubs, we have the indoor heated pool and now we have beauty treatments! Coming to you in the comfort of your own cottage, Wallops Wood can offer you a whole array of amazing spa treatments. From facials to massage, manicures to pedicures, pregnancy massage is also available, you can indulge in some out of this world pampering and go back to work feeling refreshed, polished and ready to face the world!
Get your Jam on - Jam and Chutney Making!
Come together with friends or family to enjoy a jam and chutney making workshop with Sue, an award winning jam maker! Sue uses locally grown seasonal produce to excite your taste buds !
Minimum 4 people, maximum 10 people
A fun jam making time!
This jam making experience is perfect if you want to expand on your knowledge or just have some fun. Sue our award winning preserve artisan will show you how to maximise the flavour in the jams you will be making, using seasonal fruit form Hampshire's bountiful farms. This is a jam making session only.
Minimum 4 people, maximum 10 people
Jewellery Workshop - make your own silver bangles, rings and more!
Spend an amazing morning or afternoon making some gorgeous silver jewellery with Fiona. A silversmith with 20 years experience. You can choose to make rings, bangles, earrings, necklaces and charms! Or a mix of any of them!
Minimum 6 people, maximum 12 people
Glass Fusing Workshop - a family activity for up 12 people!
Come and make a glass picture for you to keep – or why not combine your efforts into one big picture or installation! The perfect place to have a family activity, a hen party or even friends just getting together. This suits a group of guests with a maximum of 12 people lasting 1 1/4 hour.
Maximum 12 people. Perfect for a group or family booking
Glass Fusing Workshop - a whole day activity!
Create your own art work in glass
Enjoy a whole day of glass fusing with a few friends and make a glass installation or art work to embellish your home or give as a gift to someone special. This workshop is perfect for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8 people.
You can make a garden ornament to capture the light and colour a darker spot of the garden or why not make your own art work to hang in your home? The possibilities are endless and you do not need to have any experience at all!
Minimum 4 people
Hambledon Sparkling Wine Tasting
England's oldest commercial vineyard comes to Wallops Wood!
Learn about this award winning vineyard from the comfort of your Wallops Wood Cottage. Taste all three of Hambledon Vineyard's sparkling wines and learn how the wine is produced from grape to glass.
Minimum 8 people
Hambledon Sparkling Wine Tasting with local Cheese Pairing
Food and wine, what goes with what in your own cottage at Wallops Wood!
Taste all three Hambledon Vineyard's sparkling wines and learn how the wine is produced just over the hill from Wallops Wood. From grape to glass, the art of sparkling wine making will become clearer and you will find out how to maximise what is in your glass with three local cheeses, crackers and chutney to match your fizz.
Minimum 8 people
What's behind the bubbles?
Ever wanted to learn the difference between all the sparkling wines?
A fantastic experience led by Katrina Smith DipWSET, Hambledon's Tour and Education manager in the comfort of your own Wallops Wood Cottage.
Behind the bubbles takes you on a tour of appreciating the differences between Cava, Prosecco, Champagne and our very own English sparkling wine. You will learn about the regions where these wines come from and the grape varieties that make up these distinct sparkling wines as well as the production and maturation process. It goes without saying that there will be wine tasting!
Minimum 8 people
Hambledon Vineyard and winery tour
A fantastic walk around this beautiful vineyard & its gravity-fed winery.
Led by Katrina Smith DipWSET, Hambledon's Tour and Education Manager, walk the vineyard that is nestled on the edge of the South Downs, just over the hill from Wallops Wood. A beautiful vineyard with stunning views over the valleys and hills, Katrina will show you around their gravity-fed state of the art winery. There will be tasting involved!
No minimum number of people required
Hambledon Classic Cuvee Rose with afternoon tea
A charming day out in the Meon Valley amidst the vines.
A beautiful day to enjoy with a friend or several which will include a full vineyard tour led by Katrina Smith DipWSET, Hambledon's Tour and Education Manager, a tasting of the Classic Cuvee followed by a delectable afternoon tea (including fresh fruit scones, cream, cupcakes and mixed dainty sandwiches! Served of course, with a glass of Classic Cuvee Rose.
Minimum 2 people
Hambledon Classic Cuvee with Lunch!
A full tour of the vineyard and winery and an amazing lunch comparing the different fizzes!
This super experience for a minimum of 2 people to enjoy a full tour of the winery and vineyard expertly led by Katrina Smith DipWSET, Hambledon's Tour and Education Manager, will leave you dumbfounded at the work that goes into growing and producing these award winning sparkling wines.
After your walk around the 1000s of vines with stunning views across the South Downs, walk back to the tasting room for a superb lunch of cheese and charcuterie with chutneys and fresh breads and Katrina will guide you through a comparative tasting of Hambledon't full range of wines!
Minimum 2 people