four beautiful bouquets held by bridesmaids in blue

5 top tips for including Children in your wedding day

Flower girls and page boys

A truly magical day for you can equally transpire as a pinnacle moment in a childhood. Why not ask those special little ones to do the honour of being part of your ever so important wedding party. As well as creating no doubt some of the *cutest* images for the photographer, walking down the aisle and tossing petals is truly a beautiful way to begin the ceremony procession.

What better excuse to ask a special little one to be your ring-bearer?


Image by James Fear Photography



Image by Kerry at Tall Long Legged Bird

Keep them entertained!

If you are planning to invite the little ones along to the big day, do think about those moments where the “grown-ups” are going to be more than happy swilling wine, and chatting, and the children are meanwhile itching for something to do!

Our beautiful grounds offer plenty of space for lawn games in the summertime. A simple game of giant Jenga is always a sure winner, or how about a spot of mini golf? Equally we have a small children’s playground available behind the venue for children to enjoy – supervised of course!

Some super fun (& cost effective) activities we have seen recently include organising a mini treasure hunt – why not draw up a list of things for them to spot throughout the day and they can work together to tick them off the list! Alternatively hand out mini disposable cameras to each of them at the start of the day, and give them a list of things you’d like them to capture for you!


Images by James Fear Photography 

Include them in the Arts and Crafts

This is the perfect opportunity to complete tasks from your very long wedding checklist and simultaneously plan an arts and crafts activity for the children! Is there anything little ones enjoy more? Depending on age, why not have them help you out with simple tasks, like hand-writing place cards, filling confetti cones or if you think they are up for the task, why not involve them in creating something like the traditional 1000 paper cranes?


Image by Kerry at Tall Long Legged Bird

Perhaps your children are of the furry variety?

We absolutely love having dogs at the wedding! Should you wish to bring along your little one, please check out our recent blog for all our tips and tricks on how to ensure both you and your pet have a great experience – Link to Doggy Blog.


Image by Natalie J Weddings

Nanny to the rescue!

Perhaps you’ve got some very helpful grandparents at hand to help with the childcare on the day, or perhaps you’d like your real nan to sit back, and just enjoy. If so, why not book a private nanny to come and help out on the day. We can recommend the following local and well-loved childcare companies who’d be delighted to help out!


Images by James Fear Photography 

Pitch Up and Play - - Headed up by Isabella, who works as a Private Nanny and has been in the Childcare Industry for 11 years, Pitch Up and Play is made up of highly qualified and highly awesome Play Workers, all of which are fully qualified or training in the Education or Childcare sector. All Play Workers are DBS checked, experienced, and fully referenced.

Freckles Childcare - – Lucy Brown offers well recommended and bespoke childcare options with her team at Freckles. Why not give her a call on 07776 508863.

If you are planning your special day, why not get in touch with the team. We’d love to hear from you and discuss all of your plans – including how many children you’ve decided to invite!!

Email us on or give us a call 01225 423894.

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