Adventure play

Our traditional wooden play fort is an effective and fun way to keep children occupied for an hour or two. Clambering and sliding over its struts and platforms, they can let their imagination roam freely as they conjure up soldiers, pirates, dragons and mountaineering adventurers. The fort was designed by local craftsmen.

Free Nature Trail

The Farm Shop is surrounded by 25 acres of its own fields, orchards and woodlands, through which we have signposted a mile-long nature trail. It’s a 40-minute walk if you take a questionnaire to do en route, and you will need wellington boots (not suitable for a buggy). We have devised two sets of questions, which you can pick up from the Farm Shop before you venture out. One is aimed at the under-fives, which includes a scavenger hunt (find a piece of ivy or a feather; draw a picture of your favourite animal etc) and one for children of six and over.

In spring, find snowdrops and bluebells; in summer count the bird species; and in autumn identify the bugs rooting around under the deciduous. An ideal way to spend time with your young children or grandchildren, helping to open their eyes to the delights of the natural world.

PICK-YOUR-OWN

For five months or so during summer and early autumn (June to October), if the weather has been good to us, our orchards and fields are abundant with beautiful fruit. This is when we invite you to come in and pick-your-own: a lovely family activity, and a great value way of buying nutritious fresh fruit.

First up, we have rows of gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants. Later on, you will find English apples, pears and plums, both for eating and cooking, and of course our famous Hawarden Estate Pumpkins.

Pick up a bio-degradable punnet at the Farm Shop, and then come back for weighing. 

The Tin shed

The Tin Shed is our new outdoors space. With a log burner to keep you warm, ping pong table to keep you entertained and extra seating for you to enjoy your coffee in peace. We will be hosting events and workshops in this space, too. Keep an eye out to see what we have planned by checking our events calendar and following us on facebook.

You can hire the Tin Shed for your party or event. Get in touch with us directly to find out how.