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Booking is essential for all courses and workshops 1st January 2014 - 1st January 2015

It's easy to book, just call us in the office on 01630 638696!

Seedlings and Saplings Group 1st July 2014 - 24th December 2014

Every Tuesday at Fordhall Farm is our 'Parent and Toddlers' Group. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys and activities to keep your children entertained, to learn about new sights, sounds and textures and to explore the farm and see what gorgeous creatures you might discover! A lovely space for you to meet other parents, let the children play and you can enjoy a cup of tea, cake or lunch from our tearoom.

Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am FREE

24-Hour Bioblitz 16th August 2014 - 17th August 2014

Help Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Fordhall Farm to survey the land for all manner of wildlife. FREE and suitable for all ages and abilities from the expert to the novice.


2.00pm (ongoing) Bug hunting near entrance to farm, Children's crafts, Face painting, Make a bird box

2.30pm Butterflies, Bee & wasps

3.30pm Dragonflies

4.30pm Butterflies, Bee & wasps

5.30pm Spiders

6.30pm - 8.30pm Break for tea - Arthur's Farm Kitchen Open for food.

8.30pm Set mammal traps - intro session with Stuart, Moth trap set and leaf sugar-painting

9.30pm Bat walk

10.30pm Close


9.00am Small mammal session with Stuart

10.00am Moth session

10.30am Bug hunting &Pond dipping

11.00am Fungi walk

Ongoing Children's crafts, Face painting, Make a bird box

12 Noon Close.

Wild Wander 21st August 2014

Explore the farm using your senses. Play with clay, colour palette, barefoot walk and a veil of silence. £5 per child. 10.30am-12.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family fun in the woods 28th August 2014

Sit by the campfire, cook damper bread, make a nettle string belt and a giant nest. £5 per child. 10.30am-12.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FordFest: A local beer and music festival 6th September 2014 - 6th September 2011

Gates open at 11am, live music starts at 1pm

Tickets: £12 in advance, £15 on the door

Camping available Friday and Saturday night only, £5 per tent, per night.

Family fun with Jester Jack, Sack Racing, Welly Wanging, Barrel Rolling and Face Painting!

The Bands:

James Hickman

Ed Conway & the Unlawful Men

Daisy Jaks

The Rainbreakers


Thin Vision

Ghost Trains

All Over Nowhere

Local Ales from:

Joule's Brewery

Wood's Shropshire Beers

Hobsons Brewery

The Three Tuns

Ludlow Brewing Company

Titanic Brewery

Lymestone Brewery

Wine and Ciders from:

Wroxeter Vineyard

Wrenbury Cider

Mahorall Farm Cider

(correct at time of publishing)

Greenwood Workshop (Adults) 20th September 2014

Learn the basics of greenwood working and make your own stool using traditional tools and techniques. Suitable for 16+

10am - 4pm, £40, Lunch included.

Mushroom Mosey 11th October 2014

Go on a fungi forage with a local mushroom expert, John Hughes and enjoy a mushroom themed lunch.

9.30am - 1pm, £15, Lunch included.

Volunteer Weekend 11th October 2014 - 12th October 2014

Take part in activities around the farm including building a compost toilet and solar shower, creating raised beds, creating a green roof and landsaping. This is a great opportunity to meet new poeple, make new friends and learn a new skill. You just need to be prepared to Get Mucky! There is no charge for these weekends, we only ask for a donation towards you lunches and snacks and breaktime. Come alone or bring a friend, we'll love to see you here.

To book on please email

Magic and Mystery: A Traditional Shropshire Halloween 26th October 2014 - 26th October 2014

An evening celebrating pumpkins, apples and the autumn season. Traditional family activities including apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and storytelling.

5.30 - 8.30pm, £3.50 in advance, £5 on the gate

Basket Weaving Workshop 1st November 2014

Already learnt the basics of basket weaving? Want to learn more? This is the perfect opportunity! Come to our one off, Improvers Basket Weaving Workshop. All materials are provided.

10am - 4pm, £45 (bring and share lunch)

Breadmaking Workshop 9th November 2014

Suitable for beginners and improvers. Bake your own breads and learn about techniques and ingredients to create festive flavours.

10am - 4pm, £80 (lunch included)

Basket Weaving Workshop 22nd November 2014

Learn the traditional art of basket weaving and take home your very own hand-woven basket. All materials are provided.

10am - 4pm, £45 (bring and share lunch)

Christmas Carols on the Farm 14th December 2014

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Christmas Carols, Hot Chocolate and Father Christmas.

4pm - 6pm, No charge.

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