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A warm welcome to Vin, our new Children and Family Activities Manager.

Meet our talented new team member whose first name is Fun!

It's not often you come across an adult who retains that sense of magic, mischief and fun that most of us felt as children. If you've met Vin you'll know what we mean.

A Liverpudlian with a twinkle in his eye, he 'gets' children from the start and fully understands the (often understated) importance of play.

Vin has been involved in play, learning and working with children and families for nearly 25 years. Locals will know of Super Pirates, a local company that runs children's events. Vin previously worked for them as 'Admiral of Awesome'...and it shows! Now in charge of the Woolley Bears Den and family fun around the grounds, we asked him about his motivation and plans for children's and family activities.

What attracted you to Woolley Grange and the role?

Vin:  I love being creative, playful and curious and start every day asking my favourite question "what would happen if..."

I joined the Woolley team because it gives me a unique opportunity to combine all of my (otherwise completely random) skills, bring my experience to the team while learning lots of new ones.

I like that I get to challenge myself and grow in an absolutely wonderful unique environment surrounded by a fantastic team of colleagues.

How are you finding the new job?

Vin: I'm currently having an absolute blast delivering our summer activities programme with the team. If I'm not in the Den covered in glitter, you'll probably find me playing games on the lawn, or singing around the fire pit in the nature garden!

What plans do you have for the role going forwards?

Vin: I'm currently (in fact I'm always...) dreaming up and planning new activities and developing ideas to enhance and encourage outdoor, child led play opportunities around the hotel so we can build even more amazing memories for our children and families. Watch this space for new Autumn activities!

Thank you Vin, we can't wait to see what you have in store!

Let's Talk About Play: 10.30am Wednesday 4th August

We invite you all to join Vin on our front lawn for a ‘Let’s Talk About Play’ session in celebration of the national Play Day 2021. They’ll be fun and games involved! No need to book, just turn up.

Afterwards, why not visit our new Hideout Cafe & Bar at the top of our Glamping site for delicous coffee and cake, icecream and waffles or book in for lunch and enjoy freshly cooked pizza, salad or burgers