February is a busy month in the land of Hooray’s – we’ve launched a new Stay and Play for parents and caregivers, Valentine’s day, aaaaand Pancake day! Phew, what a busy month.
Let’s get into what we’ve been up to and what’s going on!
Hooray’s Stay and Play
As a mum (and with another on the way!), I know how hard it can be to meet other parents, and to find a nice place to take a breather while the little one plays…
So I’m very happy to announce that we’ll be hosting Hooray’s Stay & Play every Wednesday, from 11am.
Our kid’s corner has been stocked with some lovely new toys, books, and lots of things to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy a coffee and some cake, and perhaps spark up a conversation with other mums, dads, grannies and grandpas, or caregivers!
It’s an informal meet-up – no need to book, just pop in and stay for as long as you like (or as long as nap time allows!).
The day of love! We’ll be launching our Valentine’s flavours on February 10th and we’ve got some delishy treats to share with your loved ones!
We’re also running a giveaway, and the prize is a date at Hooray’s. Head to our Instagram to enter – it’s so easy; just like, comment, and share, and you could win two menu items of your choice and two drinks (they can be boozy if you’re over 18!).
Tuesday 21st of February is quite possibly one of our favourite days of the year… It’s Pancake Day!
We’ll be serving up classic crêpes with all of your favourite toppings. What do you like on your crêpes? Personally, I’m a big fan of banana and Biscoff sauce… Or white chocolate buttons with hot fudge sauce. Yum!
Make sure to book a table if you fancy popping in – pancake day can get super busy! Give us a call on 01789 296613 to reserve your spot.
We’ve also got a busy month of Hooray’s birthday parties – if you’re thinking about having one this year, get in touch! The weekends are getting booked up, fast.
We hope everyone has a fabulous February and we’ll catch up with you next month!
Lots of love,
Sasha & Sara X
Happy New Year to all of our favourite Hooravers! We can’t believe it’s January already…
We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
We certainly did! We threw a Hooraysmas Christmas Party a couple of days for our team, where we ate, drank, and danced the night away!
So, what’s in store for January? Lots of things!
January is national Vegan month (or Veganuary!), so all of our favourite flavours this month will be dairy free and delicious! Make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook to see what delicious treats we’re serving up this Veganuary.
We’re also going to be closed from January 9th as we’re treating the shop to a lick of paint! Don’t worry – we’ll be open again on January 14th!
Also – we’re offering free room hire of our upstairs area in the week. So if you’re running a book club, knitting club, mum and baby group, or perhaps it was your New Year’s Resolution to do so… Get in touch! Our cosy upstairs area is available every day, between 11am – 6pm. For more information, send us an email to: email@example.com ?
We’d like to thank you again for all of your love and support in 2022, and we think 2023 is going to be even bigger, better, and sweeter!
Lots of love,
Sasha & Sara X
As a company, we’re very conscious of the impact we have on our environment, and we try our hardest to help where we can. Today we thought we’d write a blog about all the things we do at Hooray’s to help.
- Food miles
Food miles can really add up when you’re making ice cream, so we only use very local milk (North Cotswold Dairy is a family-run dairy farm that’s only 18 miles away from our shop in Stratford upon Avon). We get the delicious, creamy milk delivered in reusable milk churns, that are delivered daily by our friends at NCD!
- Eco-friendly cups/spoons
When people don’t want to stay in and enjoy their treats, we always offer them one of our biodegradable and compostable takeaway tubs! And we encourage our customers to utilise the recycling bins, just like we do! Our takeaway coffee cups are sustainably sourced too!
- Rave coffee
Rave supply the delicious beans for our hot coffees – they’re an amazing coffee roasting company based in Cirencester. They are hot on sustainability and are a 1% company (you can read more about that here!).We’ve also found a handy use for all of our used coffee grounds – they are really useful in the garden, and we give our grounds to our lovely customers!
- Duck food ?
If our delicious crunchy ice cream cones don’t get eaten, we’ve found a solution! Ducks looooove our crunchy cones, and we put our leftover cones out for all of our customers (and the ducks of Stratford upon Avon) to enjoy. It’s free, so help yourself!
- Less food waste
We always make our gelato in small batches, which means we’re never throwing ice cream away! Everything on our menu is made to order too, so we’re not left with piles of old waffles. All of the cake in our celebration range are made in our kitchen by our star baker Lindsey in small batches – so we never WASTE CAKE.
- We give back
We’re known in Stratford upon Avon for our generous nature – we give out free scoops of gelato every week, support our local primary schools and nearby charities by donating prizes, and we raise money for charity as much as we can!
- Seasonal menu
We change up our menu seasonally – not only does this mean you can treat yourself to new and exciting treats, it also means we don’t have a massive menu, so we don’t have to keep ingredients we don’t need… which means less waste all around!
We always strive to help out where we can, and if you have any suggestions – let us know! We’d love to hear your thoughts.
It’s finally December and we’re feeling very festive indeed! ???
The Hooray’s elves have been very busy decorating the shop, and we think it looks amazing! What do you think?
We’ve also been delivered a very magic post-box, where you can write and send your very own letter to Santa (fingers crossed you’re on the nice list this year). ??
Our festive flavours hit the shop last week too – we’ve got some Christmas classics, like Chocolate Orange, Christmas Pudding, and Gingerbread… and some new favourites too, including Salted Caramel Mince Pie, Candy Cane, and even Christmas Tree flavour!
We’ve got a very busy month in the shop – with the launch of our winter menu (full of winter warmers – like Apple Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Fruit Crumble… served with a scoop of course!), Christmas wreath making… There’s lots happening! We’re open every day from 11am until 6pm (5pm on Sundays!), serving up delishy delights!
Pop in and join us for a Hooray’s hot chocolate (or perhaps a Baileys…) and we hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Sasha & Sara X
We’re ever so excited to announce some family fun for this winter… Christmas Cookie Decorating Workshops! ?
Treat yourself and your little ones at Hooray’s Gelato Kitchen this winter, and decorate some delicious hand-made Christmas cookies (baked by our in-house star-baker Lindsay) with festively fabulous icing, and wrap them up as a gift… Perfect for grandparents!
Tickets are £10 (plus booking fee), and go live tonight at 7.30pm!
It’s September… Summer is over!
To celebrate such a busy and hectic summer, and to thank our incredible team for working so hard all summer, we had a “we survived the summer” party – with delicious food, lots of prosecco, and all the laughs! Big thank you to The Vintner for such a fabulous evening, and an even bigger thank you to our hardworking team for being so bloody brilliant! ♥
If you’ve passed by the shop recently you will have noticed the shop has been Harry Potter-ified!
We’ve got a freezer full of wonderful & weird new flavours fresh from the wizarding world. Fancy a scoop of butter beer? Or a scoop of Aunt Petunia’s pudding perhaps?
We’ve also borrowed the infamous sorting hat from Hogwarts – don’t worry, we won’t kick you out if you’re in Slytherin!
Speaking of back to school, this month a lot of our team are off to university – we’re going to miss them so much and can’t wait for them to come back! ☹️
Last thing… If you’re a bit of a runner bean, and you’re taking part in Stratford’s Big 10K this Sunday, make sure to swing by the shop! We’re giving 10% off all your recovery waffles, scoops, and milkshakes. Just make sure you bring your race number with you!
We hope everyone has a fantastic month, and we’ll see you soon!
Sasha & Sara