Swanmore will play host to lots of great events over the coming few weeks – either here at Barnaby’s, next door in the adjoining Paterson Centre, or in the nearby Village Hall. Details of these will appear here on our events page on Facebook. Let us know if we have missed anything, and we’ll get it up straight away!
- Country Market on Saturday 5th September
- Flower & Produce Show on Saturday 12th September
- The Worlds Largest Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September
- Autumn Craft Fayre on Saturday 26th September
- Eastleigh Fusion Choir perform on Saturday 3rd October
To help you get over the holidays, Barnaby’s will be open every day this month from Tuesday to Saturday for all our usual fabulous coffee, tea and home-baked cakes. What more could you want? Check our homepage for opening times, then come on in and relax with a coffee or catch up on our free wifi.
Our Facebook page now has close to 200 followers, so don’t forget to check-in here when you come in for your coffee. Better still – bring your friends with you!
A huge thank you to all those who made our family summer events such a success – with “Cuppa & Colour” every Tuesday and Childrens Storytime every Thursday through the holidays. Many mums took advantage of the chance to enjoy a coffee (and our free wifi) while we entertained their children, so we look forward to organising more of these events during half term in October!
Congratulations to the winners of our fabulous new “Cuppa & Colour” events, which ran all the way through August and finished this afternoon. Lots of great kids brought their mums along for coffee and a chat while they got on with the serious business of colouring.
The winners are:
Week 1 – Annabelle
Week 2 – Isobel
Week 3 – Natalie
See their work on the big screen in Barnaby’s today!
“Cuppa & Colour” is a new weekly colouring competition for your little ones, with prizes for the best artists and a different theme every week! Yes, it’s your chance to enjoy a well earned break while we entertain your children!
Join in the fun every Tuesday afternoon throughout August at Barnaby’s.
No need to book – just turn up!
Every Thursday throughout August, Ruth Cummings will read from “Emily’s Heli-Hat and other stories”, while you sit back and enjoy a well-deserved coffee! Who knows – maybe a slice of cake too…
Stories start at 10.30, and will run for about an hour while you relax.
No need to book – just turn up, but remember to bring your children!
Your favourite coffee shop looked a little different today, in preparation for a party to thank all our amazing volunteer baristas and cake-bakers!
Barnaby’s had been decorated with balloons and bunting to welcome all 50-or-so people who had been invited, so that we could say a big “Thank you!” to them all. Those who came along enjoyed a delicious cream tea and a glass of chilled champagne. Perfection!
Photos live on https://goo.gl/UJ9Bah
Summer has arrived!
To celebrate Barnaby’s will be offering BBQ sausages in a roll this Saturday from 11:30 to 2. The normal Barnaby’s tea, coffee and cakes etc will be available as usual from 10:00.
So why not plan a lunchtime walk and snack this Saturday!
Swanmore Open Gardens starts and finishes at Barnaby’s again today, with a minibus running every 30 minutes around the village to see the 11 gardens on display. They vary from small & intimate, to a large country house.
Tickets are available outside Barnaby’s from 1230 today, and the coffee shop will have special extended hours to ensure that you get a well deserved cuppa after your visit. We look forward to seeing you.
That was the state of Barnaby’s for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon of the first Swanmore Open Gardens weekend of 2015.
It was lovely to welcome so many visitors to Swanmore with a selection of delicious home-made cakes, with our regular selection of teas and coffees. Some visitors chose to start at Barnabys, others waited until the end, and some did both! But a great weekend for The Open Gardens, Barnaby’s and the supported charities!