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We have so much to offer at Eaton Manor for family celebrations.

If you’re planning one we can help you take care of it all, without any stress, or the need for taxis or designated drivers! Everything will come to you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it all.

 

Our guests have enjoyed all manner of additional services from celebration cakes (provided by our cake lady) to drop off suppers on arrival and celebration dinners in our stylish banqueting room (catered for by our private chefs).

Have-a-go archery sessions with our professional coach have been a big hit too and, of course, entertainment for the children, such as magic shows (which adults enjoy just as much), babysitting and childcare services, including face painting, allowing parents to have some valued ‘time off’ to enjoy treats such as afternoon tea, or indulge in a relaxing treatment at our on-site Wellness Centre.

We can also arrange a professional photographer, to capture your precious time with family and friends, as well as flowers, balloons and party decorations to add an extra touch to your special occasion.

We’ve seen some fantastic celebrations take place at Eaton Manor recently, including a variety of milestone birthdays – even a 100th birthday celebration!

Whatever you have in mind we are on hand to help everything go smoothly.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss your plans.

 

 

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Eaton Manor is an ideal location for family holidays for all sorts of reasons.

We have plenty to do on our 500 acre countryside estate without the need to get in the car, and you can be sure to create some truly special memories during your stay.

  1. Summer Pool for splashing about in (covered & heated).
  2. Family ‘have-a-go’ archery sessions with a professional coach & equipment provided.
  3. Large, private & enclosed gardens ideal for keeping children safe.
  4. Babysitters available to allow you to have a night off.
  5. Baby & toddler items available so you don’t have to bring all the kit with you.
  6. Grocery unpacking service for your arrival meaning a food shop on the way isn’t necessary.
  7. Enormous billiards & games room, vast playing field & croquet lawn – to keep all ages entertained.
  8. Three properties suitable for all generations, and reduced mobility items available.
  9. Drop off suppers are available, or even dine in style with a private chef for the evening.
  10. Dogs are welcome so you don’t need to leave the family favourite behind.

To find out more about our Complimentary Amenities click here.

For a full list of Additional Guest Services available at Eaton Manor click here.

 

Should you want to venture out for the day, however, there are some wonderful places to visit in the local area.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Eaton Manor – Winners of the 2016 Shropshire Business Award for Travel, Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality.

The team from Eaton Manor attended the Shropshire Business Awards ceremony last Friday, and we were so excited to be announced as the winners of the Travel, Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality category.

Open to all travel, tourism & hospitality businesses in Shropshire, we were judged on our positive contribution to the county through enhanced visitors and employment, as well as how we embrace adoption of technology and show evidence of customer feedback detailing satisfaction with the services and facilities on offer at Eaton Manor.

We knew we were up against some stiff competition with the Shrewsbury Food Festival, Buckatree Hall Hotel and The Lion & Pheasant Hotel all being fantastic finalists in our category however, following rigorous judging which took place in May, we came out on top.

The Shropshire Business Awards are held annually, with this being the 16th year they have been running.

Our congratulations go to all the other winners and finalists. It is great to see such a lot of wonderful success stories within the Shropshire business community.

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You may be wondering what Eaton Manor has to do with the International Space Station…well, one of our team, John, has recently volunteered his expertise as part of the UK ARISS Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station).  The UK ARISS team have set up a fantastic programme of contacts with the support of the UK Space Agency. This has facilitated school children from around the UK to speak directly to Major Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

As if talking to a spaceman travelling 5 miles a second isn’t wow enough, the UK team have achieved a world first in the 16 year history of the ISS by having live and direct video via ‘Ham TV’ from orbit to the school pupils asking the questions. “Hi Tim give us a wave.” How cool is that!

John setting up with the UK ARISS teamJohn has been part of the UK ARISS team using skills from over 30 years’ experience as a radio amateur and from his former life in the RAF.

We have loved hearing all about John’s expeditions to the schools that have taken part, especially hearing the delightful questions some of the school children have asked, including wanting to know if there is space candy!  (We have learned that there is a candy draw on-board the ISS but it’s a secret, so please don’t tell anyone!)

 

As Tim’s Principia Mission comes to an end soon John is also coming back down to Earth after what has been a most thrilling and rewarding project. (In the 16 years that the space station has been in orbit there have been 14 UK contacts and John and the team have achieved a marathon 10 contacts during Tim’s mission)

You can find out more about the UK ARISS project here.

 

Other fun answers to some of the school children’s questions:

Tim has overslept, doesn’t change his trousers, has grown 2cm in 6 months and has to do his chores cleaning his room on a Saturday morning (just a big teenager really!)

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We are delighted to be one of four finalists in the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality category of the Shropshire Business Awards.

These prestigious annual awards celebrate all aspects of the Shropshire business industry, not just accommodation providers, and being shortlisted is a testament to the hard work and commitment from our in-house team at Eaton Manor.

The Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality category is for businesses in Shropshire demonstrating a positive contribution to the county through enhanced visitors and employment, as well as how they embrace adoption of technology.

The awards ceremony will be held on 24th June, so we are all keeping our fingers firmly crossed!