"LET'S ALL BRING SOME FESTIVE CHEER TO SOME POORLY LITTLE PEOPLE THIS YEAR..."






Kerry, Mark and the entire team at The Hare and Hounds are delighted to welcome and invite you to The Christmas Market and Fair.
The market & fair is not only going to be festive and magical... it's also backing a really worthy cause.

Colchester Hospital's Children's Ward
Charity registration number: 1051504

 The purpose built Children's Unit, which opened November 2011, is located on the ground floor of the hospital and provides care for children within a Children's Assessment Unit, Children's Elective Care Unit, Children's Inpatient Ward and dedicated Children's outpatient department.


 £10 will be donated from each stall holder to help support the Children's Ward, and make some poorly little people better this Christmas.
We will also be holding a raffle and all the proceeds will go directly to the Children's Ward fund.
Christmas Market Stalls


Forget busy department stores and swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back. Whether you're searching for a last-minute bauble or desperately seeking inspiration for the perfect gift, we've got you covered. 

Not only will you be supporting local businesses you'll also be supporting children and families at your local hospital this Christmas.

If you would like to know more please click on the stall holder or sponsors and it will take you directly to their independent page or website.

Here are a list of some of the stalls & sponsors we have so far.


If you would like to be part of our Christmas Market as a stall holder or sponsor or even just make a donation then please contact us!

"Lets all bring some festive cheer to some poorly little people this year."

Santa's Grotto...

A special surprise!

This year Santa has given the reindeer a rest until Christmas Eve, he has decided to pay a special visit to Layer Breton to see you all with the help of Layer Marney Horse Drawn Carriages.

Santa will arrive and go into his magical grotto at The Hare and Hounds and wait for you all to meet him in his magical grotto. There will be a gift for every child.

Santa will be arriving in his carriage at 6:30pm. We hope that you'll all have your lists ready...

For the Foodies...

Baby it's cold outside...

I can smell fireworks and bonfires and all of those delicious winter scents...

Guess what else I can smell?

CHRISTMAS AT THE HARE AND HOUNDS!

Please come along to sample some delicious festive, winter warming food served at our AWARD winning country pub and restaurant with accommodation.

HOT ROASTED CHESTNUTS
BEEF & HORSERADISH
LAMB & MINT SAUCE
PORK, CRACKLING & APPLE SAUCE
TURKEY & CRANBERRY



 A Live Choir & Christmas Carols...


We are delighted to welcome The Birch School Choir who will be entertaining you all with carols as you enjoy the market and atmosphere, it really will be a magical night.

Christmas isn't about giving or receiving but it is about love, friendship, communities, compassion and most of all children.
So Let's all get together for a fantastic cause and make it a night to remember.

Colchester Hospital's Children's Ward
Charity registration number: 1051504