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Lakeside Printing

Our trainees provide a wide range of customised products. Use our online shop today.

Nest Cafe

Based at the stunning Three Sisters recreation area in Ashton-In-Makerfield, the NestCafe serves a range of hot drinks and a place for walkers and visitors to take a well deserved rest.

Conference Suite

We have a state of the art conference suite that is available to the local community.

Three Sisters Tourist Information

Who are we?

The Hamlet is a continuation of Hope School & College‘s ‘Outstanding’ Legacy provision. We offer term-time day-provision for those young people aged 19-25 with additional needs who, at the time of admission, are independently competent, working at RQF Entry Level 1 or above and aim to progress to full-time unsupported employment or voluntary work.    

Our goal is to build and grow The Hamlet at the heart of our local area, providing an opportunity for young adults to gain experience and skills equipping them for life as well as serving the local community. 

Based at the stunning Three Sisters Recreation Area in Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, we provide a range of valuable services to the local community. These include:

Lakeside Printing

Lakeside Printing is The Hamlet’s in-house print shop. A Karten Network Centre, Lakeside is fully-furnished with state of the art equipment and software for designing and producing high-quality print merchandise. Presently our focus is on made-to-order canvases, mugs and other gifts, with a view to expanding our range of products to cater for corporate clients in the near future.

Our Trainees are fully engaged in every aspect of work at Lakeside, from customer service (in person, over the phone and via e-mail) to the design process; manufacturing to quality control. Moving forward the intention is for trainees to take a greater role in advertising the business through social media. As their skillsets grow so too does their confidence.

Nest Café

Serving the local community (particularly the regular walkers and joggers on the Three Sisters site), The Nest Café offers hot and cold drinks in an intimate and welcoming setting (and at very reasonable prices too!) As we journey forward, The Nest will soon begin to offer hot food and snacks to our customers, making visiting us an even more appetising proposition.

Through working at The Nest our trainees learn how to work front-of-house in a busy environment, how to communicate with customers, catering skills (including food hygiene) and cash handling. Our present crop of trainees have proven they are up to the task, showing greater competency as each sitting goes by.

Conference Suite

We have a state of the art conference suite available to local businesses across Wigan and the North West. Our idyllic location that has ample parking and can be easily accessed from the M6 motorway, is the perfect place for your meeting surrounded by stunning scenery. Find out more or book today.

Tourist Information

Provided for visitors to the Three Sisters recreation area.

Latest News

2 weeks ago
Photos from The Hamlet's post

Thank you to everyone who came to The Hamlet today to support the Easter trail. A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers a fantastic £535 was made. Remember we are open again tomorrow 9-30 x

2 weeks ago
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The sun is shining for a lovely day at The Hamlet. Lots of fun for the children ....

2 weeks ago

🐣 Happy Easter from The Hamlet 🐣
Don’t forget The Hamlet is open tomorrow (Good Friday). Lots happening for the children between 10-2. All the shops and cafe will be open to enjoy.
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2 weeks ago

A lovely morning for a walk before coffee and cake near the lake......

3 weeks ago
The Hamlet

A reminder about our Easter opening times .....

We are piloting opening The Hamlet over the school holidays this Easter .... here are the opening days and times.
We will be announcing a Easter egg trail too that will be Covid Secure..... Keep a ... See more

3 weeks ago
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We are well stocked......

3 weeks ago

The Hamlet has kindly been donated a PlayStation 4 for our Trainees to use while on their breaks.
If anyone has any unwanted games or controllers we would be really grateful.
Many thanks

3 weeks ago

Easter opening dates and times.
There will be a Covid Secure Easter Trail on Good Friday (you will need a pen/pencil and some money as there will be lots of amazing things to purchase)
The cafe and ... See more

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