Events

Booking is essential for our courses, workshops and most events as places are limited. Just call the office on 01630 638696 or email project@fordhallfarm.com
We have some funding from the Shropshire Housing Group to support families with low incomes to attend activities at Fordhall Farm. If you would like to access this support please ask our office staff when you book.

 

 

SEEDLINGS & SAPLINGS
During our parent and toddler group held in a secure and beautiful classroom, there are various toys and activities to keep your children entertained where they can learn about new sights, sounds and textures. Venture outside and explore the farms’, trails, mud kitchen or wonderful creatures just waiting to be discovered. It’s a lovely space to meet other parents, let the children play and enjoy a cup of tea, piece of cake or lunch from our farm kitchen.
Every Tuesday – 9.30-11.30am

 

 

GEOCACHING – COW PAT CACHES
There are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them and this summer we launched our route on the farm ‘Cow Pat Caches’. We’d love you to come and see if you can retrieve the caches, from the six easy ones on Charlotte’s Trail for younger children or, if you’re willing to go the extra mile on Arthur’s Walk, you can find nine, more challenging puzzles, challenges, tree climbs and adventures beyond the usual routes of the farm. Please be warned, Geocaching is not for the faint hearted and you are highly likely to get muddy and wet. Make sure you create a profile at www.geocaching.com to get you started.
Geocaches are available Monday to Saturday 9.30-5pm, 10-4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO CROWD FUNDING
This one day event aims to give community growing groups insider knowledge on how to plan and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign as well as how to get the best from social media.
Come along to Fordhall Farm in Shropshire to hear more about:
  • What is Crowdfunding and top tips.
  • Real life examples of what works (and what doesn’t).
  • What platforms there are to choose from.
  • How to get the best from your social media interactions.
  • Tour of the amazing Fordhall Farm.

22nd November 2017 09:45 to 15:00

 To register, go to this address:
https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/events/introduction-crowdfunding-and-social-media-community-growing

 

 

VOLUNTEER WEEKEND
Our famous volunteer working weekends take place on selected dates over the year (see the events page for details of those coming up) and focus on outdoor work, where you get to help us with conservation, wildlife and access focussed projects.
These weekends are great fun and everyone always leaves with a real sense of fulfilment from what they have helped to achieve. We match jobs to people’s skills, assign a group and give you all the instruction you need from one of our fantastic Fordhall leaders. Then you set off and get your hands mucky.
Past jobs have included building a boardwalk, putting in steps, planting wild flowers, building an otter holt or bridges, planting fruit trees, scrub clearance and hedge laying. You will never be bored and guaranteed to make lasting friendships.
Saturday/Sunday, November 25/26
Start from 9.30am with lunch included

 

 

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM
Visit Father Christmas in his traditional Christmas Grotto from 11.00am.
£5 per child. Please call us on 01630 638696 to book your visit.
There will be Christmas crafty activities and seasonal fun going on all day.
The festive celebrations will continue with Christmas singing,
mulled wine and seasonal activities from 4pm to 6pm. Free.
Meet Santa, 11.00am – 5pm (pre-book).
Festive celebrations until 6pm
Sunday, December 10

 

 

VOLUNTEER WEEKENDS 2018
Our famous volunteer working weekends take place on selected dates over the year (see the events page for details of those coming up) and focus on outdoor work, where you get to help us with conservation, wildlife and access focussed projects.
These weekends are great fun and everyone always leaves with a real sense of fulfilment from what they have helped to achieve. We match jobs to people’s skills, assign a group and give you all the instruction you need from one of our fantastic Fordhall leaders. Then you set off and get your hands mucky.
Past jobs have included building a boardwalk, putting in steps, planting wild flowers, building an otter holt or bridges, planting fruit trees, scrub clearance and hedge laying. You will never be bored and guaranteed to make lasting friendships.
Saturday/Sunday, 

10th – 11th February
19th – 20th May
1st – 2nd September
24th – 25th November

Start from 9.30am with lunch included