Events

Booking is essential for all courses and workshops, and for some events.

It’s easy to book, just call us in the office on 01630 638696 or email project@fordhallfarm.com

Seedlings and Saplings Group every Tuesday

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 enjoy a cup of tea, cake or lunch from our tearoom.
Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am, FREE

AGM & Line Dancing!

 

Spring Fair

Easter Holiday Activities

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10th – 21st April

OUR ACTIVITIES ON THE 18TH (Eggstravaganza) & 19TH (Woodland Adventure with the Gruffalo) ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.

However, we do have an Enchanted Door Spring Trail running until the end of May.

Follow the gentle one-mile trail known as Charlotte’s Walk, starting at the walkthrough to the picnic area, where Old Betty the Elf’s door hides a letter.

Collect 11 letters hidden near fairy, elf, pixie and goblin doors to solve the riddle and collect a certificate from Arthur’s Tea Shop.
Children can experience a truly ‘free range’ day while exploring the beautiful grounds of one of England’s oldest organic farms and learn about the environment in a fun and engaging way.
Bring a picnic to enjoy in the Heritage site and let the children swing on the rope tyre, balance on stepping stones and build dens under the canopy of the ancient woodland.

Entry costs £1 per child.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday 9.30 – 5 (4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays)
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Green Foraging Mosey

30th April 2017

Bee runs her walks and workshops throughout the year. She loves sharing her knowledge of plants and natural healthcare in a relaxed environment.

Come and join her in the Fordhall hedgerows, fields and gardens to learn more about how you can attain optimum health, a more natural diet, appropriate exercise, rest and relaxation and a sense of self. All the secrets you need to know to underpin your holistic wellbeing!

£30, 10am – 1.30pm

Spring Banquet

13th May 2017
Expect a relaxed evening in the renovated old dairy that is now home to ‘Arthur’s Farm Kitchen’. Suitable for small groups, couples or solo diners (we’re a friendly bunch here.)

Call 01630 638696 to reserve your seat.

£32.95 per person includes a welcome seasonal aperitif. All dietary requirements can be accomodated if noted at the time of booking.

24Hr BioBlitz

3rs – 4th June 2017

Join local experts and enthusiasts to survey all manner of wildlife at Fordhall over a 24 hour period.
No need to book, just drop in and join in.
There will be self led activities as well as guided sessions.

This event is FREE – there will be refreshments available for purchase throughout the day.

The event runs from 2pm – midnight on Saturday and 10am – 2pm on Sunday.

Volunteer Weekend

1st – 2nd July 2017

Our famous volunteer working weekends take place on selected weekends over the year (see the events page for details of those coming up) and they 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 us to achieve. We will match the jobs to you, assign you to a group and give you all the instructions 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, building bridges, planting fruit trees, scrub clearance and hedge laying. You will never be bored!

FREE.

Build A Clay Oven

2nd July 2017

Spend an enjoyable and instructive day learning how to build a clay 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. There are plenty of opportunities to get mucky. You will then build an oven from scratch. 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!

Bex 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.
Perfect for you to then make one in your own garden at home in time for the summer!
9.30am – 4.30pm, £65 (inc lunch)
Booking in advance is essential 01630 638696

Supporters Barbecue

22nd July 2017

Our opportunity to say “Thank you” to you, our supporters, shareholders, volunteers and friends. Ben invites you to spend the day with us in the farmhouse garden partaking in a free barbecue lunch and we are also offering a behind the scenes farm tour!
FREE

Volunteer Weekend

16th – 17th September 2017

Our famous volunteer working weekends take place on selected weekends over the year (see the events page for details of those coming up) and they 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 us to achieve. We will match the jobs to you, assign you to 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, building bridges, planting fruit trees, scrub clearance and hedge laying. You will never be bored!

FREE

Bread Making

1st October 2017

More details to follow

£TBC

Mushroom Mosey and Munch

15th October 2017

Go on a fungi forage with local mushroom expert John Hughes from the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. See what delights the fields of Fordhall have to offer and enjoy a two course mushroom themed lunch after your walk from Arthur’s Farm Kitchen.
£TBC (inc lunch) 10.30am – 2pm

Merry Berry Mosey and Meal

21st October 2017

Guided walk around Fordhall farm and woodland foraging for herbs, fruits, berries, seeds and more. Learn to harvest wild food, understand the medicinal benefits and, see some cooking techniques to preserve your bounty over winter! The walk will finish with a delicious high tea back at the farm. The chefs will be using hedgerow fruits, foraged goodies and the seasonal produce you’ll see on your walk.

1.30 – 4.30pm, £30 (inc High Tea)

Magic & Mystery Night

29th October 2017

Celebrate autumn and the coming of winter with a mulled cider and hot hog bap.
Lots of activites to entertain your little goblins and faeries…. book before and save on entry £3.50 instead of £5 on the door. Adults go free.
Hog Roast & BBQ
Hot drinks, cake and soup from Arthur’s Farm Kitchen.

Autumn Banquet

18th November 2017

Each year we turn our upstairs function room into an autumnal hideaway, allowing you to experience the tastes of this bountiful season like never before.

Each course is personally introduced by our Head Chef, Nicola Shuttleworth and most ingredients have been foraged here or sourced locally. All lovingly put together to test your taste buds and awaken the senses.

In true banqueting style, there is lots of food to go around and large tables to clunk down your wine or ale glasses! This convivial layout allows you to attend our event either on your own or with friends and loved ones, everyone is welcome.

£32.95 each and include all four courses plus an introductory drink (all dietary requirements can be catered for if we are informed in advance).

Volunteer Weekend

25th – 26th November 2017

Our famous volunteer working weekends take place on selected weekends over the year (see the events page for details of those coming up) and they 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 us to achieve. We will match the jobs to you, assign you to 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, building bridges, planting fruit trees, scrub clearance and hedge laying. You will never be bored!

FREE

Christmas on the Farm

December 2017

More details to follow

£TBC