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  • Competition Guidelines
    🌟 Though this is a competition, we want the focus to be on spending time with loved ones, creative fun and Christmas joy. ❗NOTE: All houses must stay behind for display and judging. Houses can then be collected after the winner has been announced. 🏠All gingerbread houses will be sealed/wrapped and displayed in our hall, creating a marvellous gingerbread gallery for everyone to come and admire during our Sunday service. (Sunday, 17 Dec, 10:30) All are invited to our morning service - Come and admire the gallery of houses as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy some seasonal refreshments too. 🏆Houses will then be judged and the winner will be announced at our Family Nativity Service. (Sunday, 17 Dec, 17:00)
  • Family/Group Size
    👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Maximum group size is 6 - This includes all ages from 1 to adults. Children under 1 are not counted but must be noted when booking. Smaller families can join together to make one group/booking. Larger families may have to split over two separate bookings.
  • What to wear
    👚Dress in comfy clothes which you don’t mind getting messy, be prepared for Icing sugar to get everywhere! Bringing your own apron is highly recommended. For little ones, we recommend an apron type bib or a craft/paint cover.
  • Building & Decorating - What's included?
    ⚒️🎨Building and decorating duration is a total of 2 hours, there are two different time slots to pick from when purchasing tickets. All materials to build and decorate a gingerbread house will be provided, one kit per family/group. 🎁 Items included are as follows: - Gingerbread House Kit (ready to build gingerbread "walls" and "roof") - Icing Sugar kit (sugar, water, bowl, spoon and piping bags) - Sweets for decorating (love hearts, jelly tots and smarties) Please feel free to bring along any extras or any special items you'd like to add to your gingerbread house. There will also be various refreshments available during the event, hopefully this keeps us all from having a sneaky taste of our gingerbread houses! 😉
  • Arrival & Parking
    🎟️⌚Please arrive at least 5 - 10 minutes before your chosen time slot, and have your digital ticket ready in hand. There is no need to print tickets, this can be displayed on your mobile phone, but must be shown on entry. Every family will have a pre-assigned table which will be pointed out to you by our lovely helpers. 🍼Buggies and push chairs are to be left in our prayer room during the event (just to the left of our main entrance) Exceptions can be made, mainly for very young (under 1s) or napping children. 🚗Limited parking is on site, this will be available on a first come first serve basis. Alternative free parking is available at Three Bridges Shops or Three Bridges Playing Field (3 - 5 minutes walk)
  • Public Transport Links
    Our nearest public transport links are as follows: 🚂Train Three Bridges Train Station (5 minute walk) 🚌Bus Three Bridges Station (Stop A, B, C, D) (1 - 3 minute walk) Jubilee Walk (3 minute walk)
  • Allergy Disclaimer
    ❗Please be aware that we cannot accommodate any specific allergies at the GINGLE event. We cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment, as attendees may bring their own food either for snacking or for decorating. If you do have any allergies, kindly take necessary precautions, such as bringing any medications you may need if exposed as well as your own eatables either for decorating or for snacking. Your safety is important to us so please let us know if you have any worries or concerns.
  • Photography
    🤳Photography is allowed at this event but we do ask that you would be mindful about who else you can see in your shot. Please do not post any photos of other people on social media without their consent. Three Bridges Free Church can not be held responsible for any unwanted photos and/or social media posts. 📸We will also have a balloon photo booth from Crafts 'N Balloons, where you can take amazing photos of the whole family. Then your gingerbread house will be wrapped up for safe keeping and labelled with your family/group name in preparation for competition judging.
  • Who can I contact about this event?
    📨If you have any further questions or concerns, please send an email to admin@threebridgesfreechurch.org and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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