Farm Trails

Current Seasonal Trail – ‘Chef’s Shopping Escapade’  

Our exciting new trail ‘Chef’s Shopping Escapade’ is up and running from 13/01/24! Pop along and grab your activity packs for only £2.50 per child from the shop or café. As well as the trail information and map, packs include a pencil and a tasty treat. Follow the trail to find the supplies Chef needs for the cafe, and learn all about our local suppliers and food miles along the way.  Look out for the wonderful community made artwork by Market Drayton Climate Action Group whilst you enjoy this trail!
Don’t forget to pick up your trail passport too! Get a stamp for each trail completed (one per child, one stamp per trail) and when you have completed 4 they get a cuddly toy!

Toddler £5 Fridays

Every Friday between 10am and 12pm from Arthurs Farm Kitchen: little ones can enjoy an organic squash and seasonal trail pack, and grown ups can choose a standard hot drink…all for just £5 per child! Follow the below link for more info:

Year-round free farm trails

Fordhall Farm is continually developing as an educational olli in ropsand leisure facility and we are very proud of our way-marked farm trail, offering three free fascinating walks around the beautiful Fordhall countryside.

Come along with the whole family and have fun amongst our wood carvings, our giant worm and make your own dens in the woodland. We also have a human sized pig ark and let’s not forget the trees to climb and the dens that are waiting to be built!

We also have ropes to clamber through, woodland stepping stones and beautiful views across the Tern Vallefarm traily. All are accessed through our picnic area, which has covered space for eating on the off-chance we have a spot of British weather!

Charlotte’s farm trail is open all year round; however, due to wet ground, Ben and Arthur’s walks are much better enjoyed in the spring and summer. As long as you have a pair of wellies, Charlotte’s walk (the shortest of the three) is fine all year around. We suggest if you are visiting to specifically do Ben or Arthur’s walks you call us prior to your visit to confirm they are open. There are times they may be closed due to impact of bad weather or maintenance works. Our blackboard in the play area will always state which walks are available on the day of your visit.

Charlotte’s walk – takes approximately 25 minutes.

Ben’s walk – takes approximately 45 minutes.

Arthur’s walk – takes approximately 70 minutes.DSC_4168

Leaflets that guide you around all three walks and give you extra information are available from our Farm Shop and café. If you prefer to be more ‘free-range’ we also have an orienteering option.

Download the leaflet here: Three trails walks leaflets November 2018

Always follow the countryside code

Dogs are welcome on leads, both on the trails and in our café.
We have cycling racks for up to six bikes should you want to enjoy the North Shropshire countryside a little bit more.

Our farm trail has been generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Fordhall shareholders.

The Farm Map can be downloaded here.  Farm map

Farm Shop, Café and Farm Trail Opening Times

For general enquiries call 01630 638696