Calendar

Aug
17
Fri
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/Carer and Toddler Group @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Seedlings and Saplings - Parent/Carer and Toddler Group @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom

Every Friday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent/Carer and Toddlers’ Group – FREE!. 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.

You can also pick from our menu and enjoy a cup of tea, cake or lunch from Arthur’s Farm Kitchen tearoom. Head Chef, Nic, has also produced a Toddlers’ Treats menu too!

Fridays 9:30am to 11:30am FREE to attend and there is no need to book – just come along – it’ll be great to see you.

For more information:
Telephone: 01630 638696 or
Email: project@fordhallfarm.com

Aug
18
Sat
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm  | England | United Kingdom

Spend an enjoyable and instructive day learning how to build a cob oven.

You will learn about where to site your oven, how to build the right kind of base for your needs and what kind of structure is required to keep your oven dry.  With plenty of opportunities to get mucky, you will then build an oven from scratch.  By the end of the day you will feel confident to go home and start your own project, having learnt how to build the different layers needed to keep your oven hot and how to plaster the outside of the oven to personalise it in your own style.

With a bread oven on site at Fordhall we will also show you how to light a fire so you will get a chance to make your own pizzas or flatbread, leaving you wanting more!  This is a hands on day and wellies or boots are necessary as well as clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Bex, our course tutor, has been making and using clay ovens for many years and is an experienced tutor. You will benefit from her knowledge and informal teaching style.

All materials will be provided as well as the crucial notes you won’t have to make during the day.

The day will start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30.

Light refreshments will be provided as well as ingredients for pizza making.  Lunch is available from Arthurs Farm Kitchen should you wish to purchase something more substantial to eat.

£65.00 per person

To book please click on the green ‘ticket’ tab (above right) to book instantly online or call us on 01630 638696 

Aug
20
Mon
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom

We are offering 4-day (Monday-Thursday) straw bale experiences from August 6th until 28th August (Tues-Fri this week) for willing participants.

Current Workshop dates are:

Monday 6th August – Thursday 9th August. 4 days

Monday 13th August – Thursday 16th August. 5 days

Monday 20th August – Thursday 23rd  August. 4 days

Tuesday 28th August – Friday 31st August. 4 days

You will be taught and led by industry experts Huff and Puff Construction. You will get to learn all about straw wall construction including both load baring and non-load baring.
This construction includes:
• Round wood timber frame
• Car tyre foundations
• Shingle roof
• Straw bale load baring walls (workshops)
• Straw bale non-load baring walls (workshops)
• Clay render and plastering (September opportunities)
• Lime plastering

Cost:
The cost is £40 (incl £10 for food and drink) per day and we ideally need people to commit to 4 days Monday-Thursday. If you cannot make the full four days, please contact us as there may be other spaces available. Camping onsite is available for no charge, but you will need to organise your own food in the evening or you can purchase sandwiches/salads from our onsite cafe.

Subsidised places available:
If you have volunteered at Fordhall in the past, are under 21, a Fordhall shareholder or are in the receipt of benefits, we may be able to offer a fully subsidised place. Please get in touch with our office to check availability.

Click HERE for more information on the whole eco-build.

What you need to bring:
• Steel toes capped boots or sturdy walking boots
• We will provide hard hats, but if you have one, please bring your own.
• Work closed to keep you warm/cool and dry
• Hat and sun cream
• Work gloves (ideally they will protect you from the straw but still allow you to use your fingers)
• Water bottle
• Paper and pencil if you would like to make notes

Our team works 7.5hrs per day. This normally means 0830hrs for a 0900hrs start, with
breaks at 1300-1330hrs for lunch, 1100-1115hrs and 1530-1545hrs for a tea break. We reserve the right to vary our presence and hours worked on any given day to best meet the needs of the project and the group.

Download the full Straw Bale workshop details 2018

To book your place and for more information please email Marie via  project@fordhallfarm.com

Aug
21
Tue
Clay Play @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Clay Play @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom

Clay is an integral part of our new Bunkhouse build so we thought we would have some fun with it! Create bugs and other creatures of your imagination, if your little ones love getting their hands dirty then this is the experience for them! 

£4.00 per child suitable for ages 3+

We are offering two sessions, 10.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm until 3.00pm

To book please click on the green ‘ticket’ tab (above right) to book instantly online or call us on 01630 638696 

Aug
22
Wed
Construction for a New Generation – Skills Workshop @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Construction for a New Generation - Skills Workshop @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom

Huff & Puff and be involved in the construction of Fordhalls brand new strawbale Bunkhouse! Leave your mark by helping with this exciting new project.  Details of event will be updated closer to the time as it will link in to the status of the build at that time (these things cannot be predicted!)  An ideal opportunity for your child to learn about traditional building skills in a hands-on fashion

Ages 11+ Price from £10.00 per child

10am to 3pm, please bring own refreshments and lunch

To book please click on the green ‘ticket’ tab (above right) to book instantly online or call us on 01630 638696 

Aug
24
Fri
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/Carer and Toddler Group @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Seedlings and Saplings - Parent/Carer and Toddler Group @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom

Every Friday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent/Carer and Toddlers’ Group – FREE!. 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.

You can also pick from our menu and enjoy a cup of tea, cake or lunch from Arthur’s Farm Kitchen tearoom. Head Chef, Nic, has also produced a Toddlers’ Treats menu too!

Fridays 9:30am to 11:30am FREE to attend and there is no need to book – just come along – it’ll be great to see you.

For more information:
Telephone: 01630 638696 or
Email: project@fordhallfarm.com

Aug
26
Sun
The Science Circus @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Science Circus @ Fordhall Organic Farm | United Kingdom

Roll up! Roll up!

Powered by the Grove School STEM Ambassadors, we are so excited to be hosting our amazing Science Circus event at Fordhall Farm on Sunday 26th August.

We’ve got slime making, popping rockets, colouring changing water, have a go experiments and even a birds of prey demonstration!

*Don’t forget to bring an empty 2L bottle to make your own rocket!

Entry is £4 per person including adults (under 4’s are FREE) – Book your tickets now! (see green link on top right for Tickets)

Contact us on 01630 638696 or project@fordhallfarm.com if have any queries

Aug
28
Tue
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom

We are offering 4-day (Monday-Thursday) straw bale experiences from August 6th until 28th August (Tues-Fri this week) for willing participants.

Current Workshop dates are:

Monday 6th August – Thursday 9th August. 4 days

Monday 13th August – Thursday 16th August. 5 days

Monday 20th August – Thursday 23rd  August. 4 days

Tuesday 28th August – Friday 31st August. 4 days

You will be taught and led by industry experts Huff and Puff Construction. You will get to learn all about straw wall construction including both load baring and non-load baring.
This construction includes:
• Round wood timber frame
• Car tyre foundations
• Shingle roof
• Straw bale load baring walls (workshops)
• Straw bale non-load baring walls (workshops)
• Clay render and plastering (September opportunities)
• Lime plastering

Cost:
The cost is £40 (incl £10 for food and drink) per day and we ideally need people to commit to 4 days Monday-Thursday. If you cannot make the full four days, please contact us as there may be other spaces available. Camping onsite is available for no charge, but you will need to organise your own food in the evening or you can purchase sandwiches/salads from our onsite cafe.

Subsidised places available:
If you have volunteered at Fordhall in the past, are under 21, a Fordhall shareholder or are in the receipt of benefits, we may be able to offer a fully subsidised place. Please get in touch with our office to check availability.

Click HERE for more information on the whole eco-build.

What you need to bring:
• Steel toes capped boots or sturdy walking boots
• We will provide hard hats, but if you have one, please bring your own.
• Work closed to keep you warm/cool and dry
• Hat and sun cream
• Work gloves (ideally they will protect you from the straw but still allow you to use your fingers)
• Water bottle
• Paper and pencil if you would like to make notes

Our team works 7.5hrs per day. This normally means 0830hrs for a 0900hrs start, with
breaks at 1300-1330hrs for lunch, 1100-1115hrs and 1530-1545hrs for a tea break. We reserve the right to vary our presence and hours worked on any given day to best meet the needs of the project and the group.

Download the full Straw Bale workshop details 2018

To book your place and for more information please email Marie via  project@fordhallfarm.com

Teddy Bears Picnic @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teddy Bears Picnic @ Fordhall Organic Farm | United Kingdom

If you go down to the woods today you are sure a big surprise – our Fordhall style Teddy Bears Picnic!  Bring your teddy and your picnic for what will be a really fun and interactive session on our beautiful farm. There will be stories, woodland crafts and adventures to be had.

£4.00 per child (teddies go free!) suitable for ages 2+

Sessions running are 10am  – 12midday and 1.00pm – 3.00pm

To book please click on the green ‘ticket’ tab (above right) to book instantly online or call us on 01630 638696 

Aug
29
Wed
Construction for a New Generation – Skills Workshop @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Construction for a New Generation - Skills Workshop @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom

Huff & Puff and be involved in the construction of Fordhalls brand new strawbale Bunkhouse! Leave your mark by helping with this exciting new project.  Details of event will be updated closer to the time as it will link in to the status of the build at that time (these things cannot be predicted!)  An ideal opportunity for your child to learn about traditional building skills in a hands-on fashion

Ages 11+ Price from £10.00 per child

10am to 3pm, please bring own refreshments and lunch

To book please click on the green ‘ticket’ tab (above right) to book instantly online or call us on 01630 638696