Coronavirus Update 17th October 2020


The Nightingale Centre took the decision on Tuesday 24th March to close the Centre to all guests and visitors until at least the end of May. Since then we have followed the Government's Pandemic restrictions carefully and extended the closure accordingly.

Following the latest government scheme putting the country into 3 Tiers according to the relative R-rates, we have again looked very carefully at the new requirements for hospitality venues. These requirements need to be looked at for each venue in relation to the rule of six, social distancing, deep cleaning and meal preparation and serving and much depends on the size and layout of the building.

We have, therefore, made the decision to remain closed until the 1st January 2021. We are hopeful of being able to open, albeit with limited guest numbers, from that date and will continue to publish updates on our website www.thenightingalecentre.org.uk and social media pages.

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, our colleagues and suppliers are of utmost importance to us and we must play our part in stopping the spread of the virus. We thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult and uncertain times.

We also thank our loyal supporters who have continued to support the Centre financially through becoming Friends of Hucklow and also supporting the Fighting Fund set up by David Warhurst which has now reached almost £26,000.

We have provided as much info as possible in our FAQ's below to help with different scenarios, These contain all the information and instructions for current and future bookings.

We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your consideration.

Can I make a booking with you?

Please be aware that our office is temporarily closed. We hope to re-open it on a limited basis from 3rd November. For any enquiries and bookings, please email using info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk

If you wish to make a booking after 1st January 2021, please make contact through the email address above. Please also note that, from 1st January, for the foreseeable future, we can only take bookings for groups of 6 or fewer from any one household or organisation. We will send you in advance the details of our Covid Security arrangements and ask you to sign that you have understood these and will take responsibility for ensuring that the members of your group are aware and follow them.

I have a booking with you, commencing before 1st January 2021, can I still go?

No. The Centre will be closed until the end of 2020. We will gladly transfer any deposit paid onto a future booking taken before 31st December 2021.

I have a booking with you commencing after 1st January 2021, what should I do?

If your booking is due to start after 1st January 2021 and is for more than 6 people, we will contact you after 3rd November to discuss the options available to you.

Our standard terms and conditions apply.

We will of course update this statement to reflect the most up to date government advice.

We appreciate your help, understanding and support. Please stay safe and heed Government advice about social distancing and self-isolation.

Saturday 17th October 2020

The perfect place for groups to enjoy conference spaces, make use of leisure facilities, hold a retreat or visit local attractions

Retreats

We can tailor the perfect occasion to suit you, including full reception facilities and overnight accommodation. Our range of function rooms provide a versatile space for your guests to enjoy whether lively dancing or quiet conversation by the fireplace.


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Voluntary & Faith Groups

We regularly welcome groups from voluntary organisations and a wide range of faith groups for business meetings, meditation and retreats, learning events and all sorts of group get-togethers. The centre is situated in peaceful countryside with formal and informal rooms available (soon even an iron-age round house!) with excellent facilities including three digital pianos.


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Walking, Cycling & Leisure

Set amidst beautiful Peak District scenery, the Centre is a haven for for walking and leisure groups, delivering peace and tranquillity alongside stunning scenery. For the more intrepid outdoor enthusiasts, there are exciting rock climbing opportunities nearby and a number of caves too, see more outdoor pursuits in “Facilities & Attractions.”


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Schools, Colleges & Universities

Children and young people of all ages enjoy visiting the Nightingale Centre. The extensive grounds (with football pitch and re-equipped playground) are perfect for outdoor choices and the location lends itself to a wealth of curriculum-related activity.


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Corporate & Conference

Try The Nightingale Centre's away-from-it-all atmosphere is perfect for effective team building, training, planning and other private, public or voluntary sector organisational needs.


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Lest We Forget

How can the Unitarian movement in this country best commemorate the centenary of the Armistice of 1918?


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YOU HAVE A CHOICE!

YOU CAN EITHER HAVE A SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLE OF WATER OR FOR JUST £1.00 YOU CAN HAVE A REUSABLE, BIODEGRADABLE, REFILLABLE BOTTLE WHICH YOU CAN PERSONALISE!


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About the Charity

The Nightingale Centre is a non-profit organisation and a registered charity. Driven to improve the lives of all the people it reaches.

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Customer Feedback

Silverdale school stayed at the excellent Nightingale Centre for a week as part of the Y7 pupils residential. The house met the need of both pupils and staff, the rooms were very tidy and comfortable. Every area of the centre was spotlessly clean and the food was excellent. The most impressive aspect of the centre was how outstanding all the staff were; being extremely helpful and always finding time to chat. Set in beautiful grounds and with the glorious peak district all around I would recommend the the centre to any other school or member of the public.
Silverdale School

Once again I have enjoyed a splendid weekend at the Nightingale Centre. The newly built sun room has really improved the communal area. As we had such good weather it was lovely to be able to sit in there and enjoy the view of the garden and countryside. The food again was excellent. Thank you.
FOY Conference

Staff friendly and helpful, always ready to accommodate your needs. We would certaily recommend Hucklow and we are likely to come back.
Causey Walkers