Thank you from all the committee to everyone who came to make
the day so special. We want to see as many photos of the event as
possible in your logs please.
Please note that Robin is on a well deserved holiday until
September, so any EMails to the committee account will go
If you want to contact the committee regarding the event, please
use the UK Forum.
Sunday 3rd August, 2008
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the poll. Out of
the 485 votes, 80% said they could make this weekend. We had hoped
to hold the event on the Saturday, but alas our chosen venue (out
of the many contenders we looked at) was only available on the
Event Times and Programme of events
-12 midday - Doors open...please do not arrive sooner on
request of the hotel.
- 1pm - Welcome in cedar suite
- 2pm, 3pm, 4pm- Announcements and prize giving
- 1pm to 3pm - Childrens activities... Magician, Circus skills,
Balloon modeling, Face painting, Art and crafts
The event will officially close with an annoucement in the Cedar
Suite at 5pm
The Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate is a Spa town, 10 minutes drive from the A1(M), and a
reasonable drive from all areas of the UK, whether you are
travelling from John O Groats, or Lands End.
The Hotel itself is a 4-Star venue. The building dates back to
1671, and, as Harrogate is a popular Conference destination, it has
enough space for 1000 visitors. And what's more, it's all ours for
The biggest draw for this venue for us, is it's location. It is
practically in the town centre, but opens out onto "The Stray" - a
200 acre parkland, giving scope for much outdoor fun (weather
The post code for all you Sat Nav users is HG1 5AH
As with all Geocaching Events, there will be no charge for
attending the day event. But if you wish to help the committee meet
the costs of hiring the venue; we are selling a Mega Event Geocoin,
details can be found on our Mega Event Website (link above).
As a number of people have enquired, the hotel as normal does
not take dogs apart from Registered Assistance Dogs, but if there
are special arrangements, please contact them direct.
However we will be providing a marquee on the front lawns as part
of the event, so dogs are more than welcome.
Please also note the hotel opens out onto 200 acres of parkland....
although right in the centre of Harrogate this is very much a
There will laid on childrens entertainment in the form of :- a
magician, circus skills (hands on) activities, face painting,
Balloon modeling, art and crafts
Obviously there is plenty of caches to go out and find within
There will be various competitions and things to do during the
day whilst at the event
There will be announcements, prizes etc etc on the hours of 1pm,
2pm, 3pm, 4pm and finally 5pm
Fancy coming to FIVE other cache events over the week
For those of you who wish to make an affordable little caching
holiday out of the Mega Event, we have now arranged a
camping event, and for those not camping but wishing to
turn up there is
On Saturday 2nd August how about
chasing a fox, geocaching style - interested and
confused, well follow the link.
On Friday 1st August at a local hostelry, we have now arranged a
cache meet to meet our friends from North Of the
On Thursday night (31st July) there is a cache meet in Ripon to
see the 1100 + year old tradition
blowing the horn
Fancy a walk around some of the best scenery in North Yorkshire,
grab an event, and earthcache and a couple more caches
all in one day, have a picnic and a great chat
Not sure what caches to do.. then look at our book marked lists
on the right hand side of this cache page...
Registering for the Event
Registration is now closed, and all the welcome packs are
allocated. If you missed registration, you are still welcome to
Help Us Spread The Word!
We've a simple banner you can add to your Profile or Cachepage to
help spread the word further. Instructions for how to add it to
pages can be found in
this forum post.
!NEW! We've also created a simple flyer for you to
printout and put in caches around the country, or hand out at
events (or even give to random people in the street).
Link to our dedicated website for the event