Summer is finally here and the fun is only just beginning…

Well, I can’t believe it is nearly August. Where has the year gone? We have done so much this year: apple grafting course, Easter activities, Spring Fair, AGM, Summer Fair, basket weaving courses, bread making courses, Dawn Chorus Walk, Supporters BBQ, tonnes of school visits, volunteer working weekends, birthday parties, evening functions…the list goes on and we have so much more to come!
Last year’s onion crop
Every Thursday of the Summer Holidays we are running family wildlife activities, starting this Thursday with River Antics!  Come down to the farm and become a crayfish, damselfly or kingfisher and explore the River Tern that borders Fordhall Farm.  Keep an eye on Twitter (@fordhallfarm) and Facebook (Fordhall Community Land Initiative) for more details about each week’s activity. £2 per child, grown-ups go free! Please book in advance so that we can make sure we are ready for you!
Toby from Pre-Sleep Monologue
On September 1st, we have our annual Beer and Music Festival.  This family friendly festival is set in the beautiful North Shropshire countryside, with 12 hours of music and a large selection of local real ales, complemented with a Fordhall Farm BBQ.  The event starts at 11am, advance tickets are £10 (on the door £12), under 14’s go free. Camping is available too at £5 a pitch.  The band and beer line-up will be available on our website soon! Get in touch to book your tickets.
If that’s not enough for you, on Saturday 22ndSeptember, we will be graced with the presence of John Kirkpatrick.  This fabulous folk musician will be performing “The Victorian Farmer’s Year in Song”.  The gig kicks off at 7.30pm and tickets are only £15 AND include a delicious buffet at half time. Tickets are limited, so hurry up and book yours quick!
John Kirkpatrick
So, that’s it for the next few months…Here’s a quick sneak peek into the Autumn, we will have a volunteer working weekend 13th-14thOctober, The Big Draw event on Sunday 14th October, A digital photography and editing course on Saturday 20th October and our annual Halloween Fun and Frights Night on Sunday 28th October – get the dates in your diary now!

To book on any courses, activities or events please call 01630 638696 or email

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