Spring Fun at Fordhall Farm!

Well, yesterday I spent the morning with Sian walking the cold streets of Market Drayton sharing Pork Pie samples from the Farm Shop and promoting our new Market Munch Meal.  
On a Wednesday, you can get 2 courses for only £9.95 – delicious, organic, local, seasonal, home cooked food for less than a tenner! Oh – it snowed a lot too and I was dressed as a cow!
So, now that I’m back in the office and my fingers have defrosted a bit we thought it was time to tell you what you can get up to at Fordhall Farm this spring…
We are open all over the Easter Weekend, including Easter Monday.  There will be self-led activities available to pick up from the tea-room, including a Spring Treasure Hunt, Orienteering maps, sticky bookmarks and woodland ropes to climb through on the farm trail.
The Great Egg Roll of 2012
On Saturday 6th April, our annual fundraising Barn Dance and Hog Roast will be held at 7pm. We have the brilliant folk group The Boat Band (with dance caller) to lead the proceedings. Whether you are a first time Barn Dancer or a seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome! It is always a good laugh and the Hog Roast is mouth wateringly delicious…! 7pm-11pm, £10 adult, £5 child

The very next day, we have our Spring Celebration and Lambing Day. This is a great opportunity for you to come and see our lovely lambs up close and peek in at the chicks keeping warm in their incubator.  You can have a go at powering an air pumped canon using only your body, have your photo taken with a bird of prey, have a go at May Pole dancing and enjoy the wonderful mime performances of Kaleidoscope Theatre.  You can scramble through a hay bale tunnel, help look after the birds this spring by making bird feeders and you can even get your face painted…phew – and if that’s not enough, there will also be a variety of lovely, local producers selling their wares and a Fordhall Farm BBQ. 10am-4pm, £1 adult, 50p children
In the week after the events, we will be holding our annual Egg-Stravaganza!  On Thursday 11thApril, children (with an accompanying adult) can come and decorate an egg, take part in the Great Fordhall Egg Rolling competition, go on a mini-egg hunt and if they are very good…and quiet, they can even go and visit the lambs. 10am-12pm, £5 per child (with accompanying adult).
On Saturday 13th April, we will be running a Family Woodland Day with Julie Edwards. See who can build the biggest den? Play woodland games, get creative with woodland materials and enjoy a woodland snack by the campfire! 10am-2pm, £10 per person (£35 for family of 4) Suitable for ages 4+
So – there is A LOT going on! If you want to take part in any of the above events or courses, please give us a call or pop into the tearoom to book your place 01630 638696
Meanwhile, Happy Easter…don’t eat too much chocolate!

Becca x

(photo taken from alexcastle.blogspot.com)