Spice National Weekend 2021 - Denstone, Staffordshire
Following the huge success of 2019 and the unfortunate postponement of 2020 we are thrilled to announce the 2021 Spice National Weekend Break at Denstone College is now available to book.
The English boarding school has an evocative appeal - whether you grew up with Billy Bunter, Harry Potter, St Trinian’s or Malory Towers. So we know you will just love the chance to spend a weekend with hundreds of Spice friends as “pupils” of one of the country’s finest Victorian Public Schools.
As well as being a really atmospheric location, it’s also a venue that can fulfil the main focus of a national weekend which is to bring Spice members together and have a lot of fun with friends old and new. Denstone College also offers much more such as plenty of FREE sports facilities and full board catering all of which are included in the package.
Saturday's party theme has been chosen and this is CIRCUS so let your imagination run wild As always there will be lots of you that think outside the box!!! We look forward to seeing your creations and ideas. You never cease to amaze us!
Deposit: £30 non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE: Balances are due by 30 May 2021. There will be NO refunds for cancellations after this date unless you can replace yourself or we can replace you from a wait list.
No dogs allowed.
Your money is protected via our Trust Accounts in accordance with Travel Package Regulations.
2 nights - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Fri & Sat), 2 evening meals.
Accommodation as chosen, 2 party nights one themed, 2 walks in the local area. Access to all facilities on site including an all-weather pitch, outdoor running track, 18 outdoor tennis courts, indoor sports hall which includes badminton and volleyball; Gym; indoor swimming pool (time restrictions will apply)
Drinks and personal extras.
Extra costed events over the weekend.
Guest bookings are an additional £25 which will be added at the time of booking.
Location & Itinerary
Access to the accommodation is available from 2pm but you can arrive from 12 noon on Friday when lunch will be available from 1pm - 2pm while you wait for access to your room. There will be a Spice coordinator ready to meet and greet you on arrival with a big smile and a warm welcome. They will direct you either to the dining hall, if you are in time for lunch, or to your accommodation. After dropping your car off in one of the the car parks head inside, meet your roomies / house mates / coordinators etc. and then get ready for a party weekend.
As always, and in true Spice style, we have a party night on both the Friday and Saturday evening with the latter being themed on CIRCUS. This is very broad ranging and should therefore give you plenty of scope to choose from. Spicers have proven time and time again to be brilliant at thinking outside the box so we look forward to seeing your creations, whether they be home made or bought. We know you will all look FABULOUS!
The programme for 2021 is currently in the planning stages so more information will follow. Please keep checking back here to see any updates. Of course there will be some of the regular favourites making a reappearance including the Sports activities, Treasure Hunt, the popular Super Soaker Madness, Craft workshops, Circus Skills Workshops and much more.
The weekend finishes on Sunday and you will need to vacate your rooms by 11am but you can continue to socialise on site until 1.30pm. We will have some activities available on site on the Sunday morning to keep you occupied.
Alternatively there will be some other options that will take you off site. As always you can do as much or as little as you like. The choice is all YOURS!
Full board – there are 2 breakfast, 2 lunches (Fri/Sat) and 2 evening meals one of which will be a BBQ on Saturday included for everyone. Meals are buffet style.
Travel & Stay
Camping – pitches are on the playing fields and there is access to a sports pavilion with toilet and shower facilities (mixed sex). You will need your own tent and camping equipment but no BBQs’ or fire pits allowed. If you want to bring a camper van you will need to let us know when you book as space for these is limited and there is no electric hook-up.
Dormitory – for the traditional boarding school experience! A single bed in a large dormitory style room ranging from 4 to 9 beds in a room and have separate shared facilities in the building. They will be single sex rooms unless there are group requests to mix. Some rooms may have bunk beds.
Twin shared facilities – 2 members sharing a room with two single beds. Some of these rooms are triple bedded but being used for 2 people, if you would like to share as 3 please speak to your coordinator but there is no discount. Facilities are shared with other rooms in the block.
Twin en suite – 2 members sharing a room with two single beds and facilities within the room. (Limited availability)
Single shared facilities – a room for one person with a single bed. Facilities are shared with other rooms in the block (there are no single en suite rooms). (Limited availability)
Each accommodation building has a lounge / communal area which is excellent to meet your fellow Spicers
NB – there are no locks on the rooms and hanging space in wardrobes may be limited and vary from room to room. There are lockers available outside the rooms if you want to put anything away in a locked space however you will need to bring your own padlock!
Based near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire between the M1 and M6 motorways access to Denstone is hopefully relatively easy for everyone by road and if travelling by rail Uttoxeter is the closest location station (approx 6½ miles) or Stafford and Derby are the nearest mainline stations (both approx 21 miles).
|Member 2nd person in Campervan||£144.00||Available|
|Member place camping||£144.00||Available|
|Member place own camper van||£144.00||Available|
|Member place in dormitory shared facilities||£174.00||Available|
|Member place in a twin shared facilities||£209.00||Available|
|Member in a single room||£224.00||Available|
|Member single room (female only)||£224.00||Available|
|Member place in a twin en suite facilities||£239.00||Available|
|Guest place camping||£169.00||Available|
|Guest place in dormitory shared facilities||£199.00||Available|
|Guest place in a twin shared facilities||£234.00||Available|
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