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Sports Day

Sports Day

As we approach the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, we also approach what, for  many parents’ feels like the longest day of the year: Sport’s Day. So here is our Parents’ Survival guide and how to prepare and what to bring to eat whilst you watch your child attempt to hop across a field in a brown sack.

No picnic is truly complete without a large platter of meat and crips. We pride ourselves on providing the finest  Sausage rolls, Pork Pies or Scotch eggs to share these with your family and other passing  children, but you might want to keep Lidgate’s Pasty to yourself with its’ hand cut beef, swedes, potatoes, salt, pepper and properly crimped rich pastry on the top.  

 Our range of gourmet cheese crackers are so good, they don’t even need cheese with them, as they are a tasty treat in themselves. They come from a fantastic small food supplier in Bath called the Fine Cheese Company who only supply similar small gourmet shops and refuse to supply any supermarkets.

Their Chilli Crackers are intentionally subtle, so as to never overwhelm the cheese. Flavoured with chilli for a little kick. Serve with English Cheddar or any strong cheese. In addition we have the more subtle Chive or Sea Salt crackers to choose from.


Also providing an easy win is the Lidgate cheese platter, Our Cave Aged Gruyere. is a connoisseurs Swiss cheese slowly matured in the Kaltbach Emmi cave for 14 months. It contains a full rounded nutty flavour. 


Our Langres comes in its own picnic-friendly tub. It’s a cow milk cheese with a delicate creamy taste that is punctuated with a very pleasant tang in the tail


And then what could be more appropriate for a British summer than our Stilton slice. Stilton was first recognised as a type of cheese at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

It was given its name by the village of Stilton, just south of Peterborough on the Great North Road, where it was first made and traded. This is a beautiful creamy blue veined cheese, ideal for any occasion or celebration. 

Sports Day Hints 

  1. Be careful not to eat too much before the dreaded parents’ race
  2. Find someone roughly the same height as you – attempting the three-legged race with a person 5 inches smaller, may force you to only walk in circles for the entirety of the race.
  3. Keep secret treats in reserve (especially important for younger children) to make sure that if your child cries having lost the egg and spoon race, and you have something to distract them with.
  4. Make sure you are not the person who hasn’t been to the gym in years at the 60-metre mark, pulls their hamstring and at the 70-metre mark, the head of the geography department helps you limp off whilst your own child ignores you.
  5. Whatever the forecast, prepare for a British Summer and bring rain gear.
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