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17th July

Out and About this August

We can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since two of the area’s most popular events last took place. The Newark Half Marathon and Southwell Races Ladies Day are coming around again on Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th August.

As true supporters of all things local, Eden Hall Day Spa will be proud sponsors for both of these fabulous days.

On Sunday 11th August. the Newark Half Marathon starts and finishes at the Sconce Park, site of civil war battles, passes the Ice Age Journey dig, where our ancestors settled over 13,000 years ago, skirts East Stoke, goes through Elston, home of Eden Hall and then back to the Sconce Park.
Road closures will be in place during the Marathon period so please check your route before travelling on the Sunday. Details of race time and road closures can be found on the Half Marathon website.

Once again, a representative from Eden’s Leisure Team will be motivating the runners with a pre-race warm up. We also have a stand at the finishing line where members of our team will be offering congratulations to the runners and be on hand to provide information about Eden Hall.

Sunday 18th August is another busy day in the local and national sporting calendar. From 11am, Southwell Racecourse opens its gates for Ladies Day. We’ll be there meeting and greeting race-goers, offering a prize for Best Dressed, not to mention sponsoring one of the races. Most importantly, we will be joined by Clarins Beauty Experts at our fabulous Perfume and Pout stand where guests of Ladies Day can pop over for a spritz of Clarins fragrance or a top up of lipstick and be in with a chance to win a Spa Day.

With an expected crowd of over 8,000 people, it’s going to be a great day out. And it all got underway with a launch night hosted by Eden Hall on Thursday 18th July where we were joined by Southwell Racecourse, Ladies Day sponsors and their guests for drinks, canapes and entertainment in our gorgeous grounds.

A Message from our CEO

The health and wellbeing of our guests, members and employees is and always has been, at the heart of our business. As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 20th March, it with deep sadness that we have taken the decision to close Eden Hall and Hoar Cross Hall until further notice. Though we genuinely hope to be welcoming you back sooner, rather than later we will closely monitor government updates to ensure we are keeping our team members, customers and members safe.

In these unprecedented times, we have been genuinely touched by the understanding and support shown by our guests, members and staff alike. We thank you for your words and acts of kindness that have given much needed hope and positivity throughout these difficult weeks. Our main priority has always been our loyal customers, especially since temporarily closing the doors of our beautiful venues, putting your experience with us on hold.

If you have an existing booking with us, please don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help as soon as possible.
If you have one of our gift cards with an expiry date before 30th June 2020, you do not need to do anything, we have automatically extended these until 31st December 2020.

We are also focusing on the wellbeing of our valuable team members, who are currently unable to work due to recent government restrictions. Our employees are a key focus for us at this time, as we hope you understand. Consequently, we are doing all we can to ensure a swift return and to reassure and stabilise their situation in the meantime.

For those of you who may still need to contact us, we have put in place a small dedicated team to respond to all enquiries. Please bear with us if our response isn’t as speedy as normal, we really are trying our best and will contact you as soon as we are able to.

But for now, on behalf of all of us at Barons Eden, I would like to wish you and your family the best health and to stay safe.

André Elshout

Read our full statement here