New at­trac­tions add to at­mos­phere

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

It’s all about fam­ily fun at The Pack­house, near Roxburgh, with two new at­trac­tions now on of­fer for the whole fam­ily.

Own­ers of the pop­u­lar or­chard and fruit stall Richard and Kerry Grot­ers have just opened their new cafe and mini-golf course along­side the or­chard lo­cated on State High­way 8 just 8km north of Roxburgh.

The cou­ple bought the or­chard, which was es­tab­lished in 1868 by Joseph Tam­blyn, five years ago af­ter mov­ing from Queen­stown and have worked hard to build up the or­chard and fruit stall.

But not con­tent to sit still, they have em­barked on their lat­est project, which they hope will at­tract fam­i­lies to the prop­erty, who will stay for a few hours as they en­joy lunch or af­ter­noon tea while their chil­dren play on the huge bouncy pil­low or have a round of minigolf.

Richard, who is a builder by trade, de­signed and built the mini-golf course which is 13 holes at the moment, but will even­tu­ally be 18 holes, while Kerry runs the cafe and bakes her fa­mous scones and muffins.

Cook Les­ley McGre­gor pre­pares the lunch meals, which in­clude veg­e­tar­ian falafels, warm lime, chilli and chicken salad and beef na­chos. And what bet­ter way to fin­ish off your meal with one of Kerry’s home­made fruit muffins or a real fruit ice cream made with fruit fresh from the or­chard.

Din­ing is al fresco, which is per­fect for the up­com­ing sum­mer months.

Richard says the venue is per­fect for chil­dren’s birth­day par­ties or for a group of ladies to spend the af­ter­noon choos­ing their fruit for pre­serv­ing be­fore en­joy­ing lunch or Devon­shire tea for their af­ter­noon tea.

The Grot­ers are hugely ex­cited about their lat­est ven­ture and say the lo­cal com­mu­nity has re­ally em­braced the con­cept and sup­ported it.

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