Plant-Your-Own pumpkins! πŸŽƒ

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It's that time of year again! 

You can now pop into the Farm Shop to purchase your pumpkin. Planting will take place on Friday 31st May.

Pumpkins are Β£5 each and we will be selling them at a first-come-first-served basis through the till only.

Here’s everything you need to know;

πŸŽƒ Each pumpkin costs Β£5, and can only by bought over the till at the Farm Shop.

πŸŽƒ This was hugely popular for us last year and therefore will only be selling pumpkins at a first-come-first-served basis.

πŸŽƒ You must leave your name and email address with us when purchasing your pumpkin. This way, we can keep you up-to-date with how the pumpkins are progressing, and when they will be ready to pick.

πŸŽƒ Planting will take place during allocated time slots on Friday 31st May. We will let you know your time when purchasing your pumpkin.

πŸŽƒ When you purchase your pumpkin, you will be given sheet. Please fill this in and exchange for a tag when arriving at the Farm Shop till on Friday. You will then write your child's name on this tag for planting.

πŸŽƒ If you cannot make the allocated time on Friday please let us know when purchasing your pumpkin so we can do our very best to accommodate you.

Happy planting! 

Whit Half Term at the Farm Shop β˜€οΈ


It's Whit holidays next week and we've got lots lined up for you and your little one's to enjoy here at the Farm Shop!

Tuesday 28th
πŸŽ‚ Young Baker's Club Cherry Twist Pie

Wednesday 29th
🎨 Lets Go Wild Crafts - Family Crafty Fun (2-11 yrs)
πŸ” Young Butchers Club; Traditional Beef Burgers

Thursday 30th
🍫 Chocolate Workshop for children & families Thurs 30th May, Hawar

πŸ’¦ Pop Up Party

Links to book can be found by clicking on each event.

See you next week!

Coming up; March for Men


Hosted by the brilliant Kelly Bremner, March for Men in aid of Prostate Cancer UK is coming to the Hawarden Estate.

After a dynamic warm-up by Lowri Tegan Earith Sweaty Mama North Wales East, we will march a 5KM loop around the Estate taking in beautiful views along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome.

All proceeds raised will go towards this is a fantastic cause.

Get to the Farm Shop for 10am on the day.

Β£5 per entry. Register on Eventbrite or here at the Farm Shop.

Let's do this!!

Pre-order your Butcher's BBQ now πŸ”₯


Longer summer days are on the way, so -if you haven’t already- it’s time to wheel out the barbecue! If you’re planning a big get-together, pre-order your meat with John and team at the butchers counter. We will prepare your order ready for collection.

Let us do the hard stuff so you don't have to.

Simply download our order form or pick one up from the meat counter.

Enter the Little Growers' Sunflower Competition! 🌻


Launching Friday 3rd May, you can enter the Little Growers' Sunflower Competition!

We have 40 sunflower competition packs ready and waiting to be planted. From Friday 3rd May, pop into the Farm Shop and pick up yours.

Β£5 for one entry
Β£8 for two entries
Β£10 for three entries

Within the pack you will find;
1 x sunflower seed
1 x numbered stick
1 x competition rules
1 x how-to guide

Simply follow the instructions to start growing your sunflower at home and bring it back to the Farm Shop when it reaches 10-15cm for us to plant around the Tin Shed.

When buying your competition pack, we will take your contact details and keep you up to date with how they are growing.
You are welcome to come and measure your sunflower and top it up with water using our watering cans.

Share your sunflower's journey with us using #hawardenestatefarmshop

Please note entries will be sold on a first-come first-served basis and will only be sold here, in person at the Farm Shop.

Good luck!!

The Hawarden Castle Pavilion Spring Open weekend; what's in store 🏰


We hope you can join us for our Spring Open Weekend Marquees + Suppliers Showcase this weekend at the Hawarden Castle Pavilion.


Saturday 27th + Sunday 28th April
11am - 4pm


Here's what we've got in store...


Throughout the weekend our Score Hut Bar will be selling the best sausage rolls and tartlets made fresh from the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Deli as well as some sweet treats to keep you going.


Stay with us after your wedding or event. You and your guests will wake up to the view of two historic castles in beautiful surroundings - guaranteed to blow away any cobwebs from the evening before. We'll have our glamping tents set-up for you to see first-hand this weekend.


Nythu offers a bespoke online wedding gift list service; working with established craftspeople and emerging talent from Wales and the UK, Nythu carefully curates ranges of homewares including cushions,  blankets, tableware, glassware, artworks and more for the perfect wedding wish lift. Elen, the founder of Nythu, will be with us all weekend - come along and say hello!


Safe and Sound Outdoors will be providing archery for all throughout the weekend. Craig and the team offer a range of outdoor activities whether it be archery, axe-throwing, archery tag and more, these guys can add a whole new dimension to your event.


Fierce Blooms is an artisan florist and flower grower with a design studio and cutting garden nestled beside a historic canal in rural Cheshire. Kathryn will be joining us on Sunday 28th April running two Floral Crown Workshops at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Please contact Kathryn directly via to book your place.


Lou's Awesome Arty Party will be hosting some pop-up arts and crafts sessions on Saturday 27th April to entertain the little ones whilst you take a look around!


David and Sabine will be set-up on Saturday 27th April offering spoon whittling sessions. David, aka The Whittlings, is a regular here, offering workshops at the Farm Shop and the Good Life Experience Festival. This is your perfect opportunity to try wood carving. You never know - this could be the start of your new hobby!


Throughout the weekend we will be joined by Simon Howe, a solo guitarist performing beautifully crafted arrangements of classic and modern romantic songs from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Nora Jones, Tracy Chapman and many more! 


Posh Frocks and Wellies are the contemporary marquee people from Cheshire. We have worked with Sarah, Steve and their team for years and we love what they do. They will be setting up a range of their traditional marquees and stretch tents decorated in a variety of ways this weekend.


Event Equipment will be lighting up the Pavilion and surrounding woodlands this weekend. We have been working with Richard and his team for years with our sister business the Good Life Experience Festival. The team offer lighting and power distribution for small parties, weddings, markets and town events to large festivals adding the wow-factor to any event.


Blue Loos will be proving their luxury loos and powder rooms throughout the weekend. Everyone knows that loo's can be a real talking point of any event so it pays to get them right, which these guys do.

and finally…

The Hawarden Castle Pavilion itself will be fully dressed for a range of events; Spring wedding feast, party and private meeting space. If you would like any information about hosting your event with us, please make sure to chat with us during the weekend. If you can't make it, get in touch to make an appointment at a more convenient time for you.
Please email

We hope to see you there!
Vicky & the Hawarden Castle Pavilion Team x

Please navigate to the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and follow the signs to the Pavilion.