Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

MAKERS + PRODUCERS MARKET PLACE ➕

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Come and meet our local makers and producers in the marketplace.  Discover something new!

On specially designated Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm we welcome a fantastic gang of small businesses to our Market Place at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. The Market Place is full of all kinds of goods and produce from sellers all over North Wales and the North West. It’s located outside the entrance to the farm shop.

We’re always looking for new Market Place traders – join us! Our traditional counter stalls are corrugated and weatherproof and with a built in table, can accommodate one or two traders and are free to all traders. For more information contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

ARCHERY FOR ALL 🎯

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5+ years
£3 per 6 arrows
No need to book.

Back by popular demand! Dave Van Delden has a wealth of experience in teaching archery to people from 6 yr olds right the way through to 106 year olds! Suitable for the whole family, come along and have a go!

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

LAND | SUPPER CLUB 🌿

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RIVER | WOODLAND | SEA | LAND
THE BRIDGE LODGE X HAWARDEN ESTATE FARM SHOP

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After a successful first outing with RIVER | Supper Club, we can now announce that we have our new date for the next The Bridge Lodge x Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Supper Club, hooray!

LAND | Supper Club will be on the 30th June 19:00-22:00, focusing attention towards the amazing variety of terrain we have here in North Wales, from the mountains, fields, valleys, to the brooks, hills and meadows. The main course will be meat based and please contact us for any allergens.

We would love for you to join us for a delectable LANDscape-inspired three-course menu and foraged cocktail on arrival!

Tickets £30, spaces limited.

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Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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5-12 years
£15 per person

Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead.
£15 per person.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

For any further info about the session, please call Kay directly on 07821198819.

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

WINE TASTING EVENING 🍷

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John Budd from Boutinot Wines will guide us through a tutored tasting of biodynamic and organic wines. It will be a chance to learn more about biodynamic and organic wine growing and methods of production and a chance for those unfamiliar with these exciting new wines to familiarise themselves with them.

Tickets cost £15 per head with wine and nibbles

We will offer 5% off all wines purchased on the evening and will refund the cost of the ticket if 12 bottles or more are purchased at the event.

Numbers are limited and booking is essential on 01244 533442

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Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

HAWARDEN ESTATE TRAIL RACES 🏃 🌿

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5km - Entry £12.50
10km - Entry £15.50

The first ever trail races to take place on the beautiful Hawarden Estate, exploring corners that few people get to see, will be hosted by Joe Cooper's WalkRun Clwydian. Expect a few hills, but nothing too sustained - also expect some wonderfully scenic running, and tons of support and facilities provided by the Farm Shop. A well-marked and marshalled 5km loop will be completed twice by 10km runners, and the races will be electronically timed and guarantee a rewarding and fun day out at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. Once you've finished, head to the cafe for a rewarding brunch!

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

FREE GUITAR SCHOOL SESSIONS AT THE FARM SHOP 🎸

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The Guitar School comes to the Farm Shop! 
11am-3pm
Ages 5+
FREE drop in sessions

Mark Ellwood is the founder and head tutor of Flintshire's Guitar School, providing lessons for the absolute beginner all the way through to diploma level. This is a wonderful opportunity to try something new or pick up some tips to improve your skills.  The chance to learn to play the guitar or ukulele.  Bring your friends along and have a go together. 

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Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 12th August.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 13th May and 17th June.

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Sep
14
to Sep 16

THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE 🎪

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In 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday and it's going to be one heck of a party! Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate, the festival is absolutely unique. Founded by four friends –BBC 6 Music's Cerys Matthews MBE, Steve Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone- if it fits in with their idea of The Good Life, it features at the festival.

Expect raucous music from all over the world curated by Cerys, axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking sessions with world class chefs, daily feasts, wild children, mass sing-a-longs, over 40 expert craftspeople, beer served by experts, talks by explorers, abseiling, a free 1930s fairground, tree climbing, poetry, literature and endless How To… talks. And everything is aimed at adults and children alike; there aren’t many festivals that truly do that. 

Under 12s go free | Dogs welcome | 15 minutes from Chester.

Early Bird Tickets available here.

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 17th June for Father's Day.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 13th May and 12th August.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead.
£15 per person.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

For any further info about the session, please call Kay directly on 07821198819.

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

ARCHERY FOR ALL 🎯

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5+ years
£3 per 6 arrows
No need to book.

Back by popular demand! Dave Van Delden has a wealth of experience in teaching archery to people from 6 yr olds right the way through to 106 year olds! Suitable for the whole family, come along and have a go!

 

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Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

MAKERS + PRODUCERS MARKET PLACE ➕

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Come and meet our local makers and producers in the marketplace.  Discover something new!

On specially designated Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm we welcome a fantastic gang of small businesses to our Market Place at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. The Market Place is full of all kinds of goods and produce from sellers all over North Wales and the North West. It’s located outside the entrance to the farm shop.

We’re always looking for new Market Place traders – join us! Our traditional counter stalls are corrugated and weatherproof and with a built in table, can accommodate one or two traders and are free to all traders. For more information contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead.
£15 per person.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

For any further info about the session, please call Kay directly on 07821198819.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

BEERBODS AT THE FARM SHOP LAUNCH 🍺

11am-4pm

  • FREE!

BeerBods beers are lovingly made by small independent breweries, the kind that put their hearts and souls and ideas into what they're making.  BeerBods' Tom will be offering tastings of these beers and telling the stories behind them.  Stop by with your friends and sample some beers worth talking about. Or pick up the perfect Father's day gift.  Just don't drink it before the 17th!

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May
31
11:00 AM11:00

PLANT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN 🎃

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Come and plant your own pumpkin with our Estate horticulturalist Joel! Head to the tills in the farm shop and buy your tag, then we will direct you out to the field, where Joel will show you how to plant your pumpkin, and add your name tag. Then drop back in over the Summer and watch your pumpkin grow, and pick it up in time for Halloween! 

Limited to 40 spaces.
Please call 01244 533 442 to book, and pay on the day.
£5 per pumpkin.

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May
29
11:00 AM11:00

PLANT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN 🎃

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Come and plant your own pumpkin with our Estate horticulturalist Joel! Head to the tills in the farm shop and buy your tag, then we will direct you out to the field, where Joel will show you how to plant your pumpkin, and add your name tag. Then drop back in over the Summer and watch your pumpkin grow, and pick it up in time for Halloween! 

No need to book.
£5 per pumpkin.

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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10am-2pm
Open to 4-14 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person, includes lunch.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

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May
28
11:00 AM11:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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May
26
6:30 PM18:30

THE BRIDGE LODGE X HAWARDEN ESTATE FARM SHOP: RIVER | SUPPER CLUB 🐟

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RIVER | WOODLAND | SEA | LAND
The Bridge Lodge x Hawarden Estate Farm Shop

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Join us cooking fish over fire. Enjoy a three-course menu and cocktail inspired by our island's rivers, using the wild ingredients that grow within its landscape.

TBL x HEFS team up this year to host 4 unique, seasonal supper clubs. Each encapsulate a different part of our diverse landscape, using traditional cooking methods and ingredients sourced from the local landscape.  Further three dates to be released shortly for Woodland, Sea and Land Supper Clubs, stay tuned.

Email for more information: hello@thebridgelodge.co.uk. 
Artwork: @hermioneaurora

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

BANK HOLIDAY MAKERS + PRODUCERS MARKET PLACE ➕

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Crafters, cake makers, Gin tasting from Henstone Distillery and more!

On specially designated Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm we welcome a fantastic gang of small businesses to our Market Place at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. The Market Place is full of all kinds of goods and produce from sellers all over North Wales and the North West. It’s located outside the entrance to the farm shop.

We’re always looking for new Market Place traders – join us! Our traditional counter stalls are corrugated and weatherproof and with a built in table, can accommodate one or two traders and are free to all traders. For more information contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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May
21
11:00 AM11:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Open to 4-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

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May
14
11:00 AM11:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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Every Monday.
Adults £5 | Child £2.50
For children under 5 yrs + parents.

Following the  success of our nature play sessions, we are now going to be hosting a weekly parent and toddler session in the woods. Blackberry Buddies will take place in our specially designated woodland area here at the Farm Shop and the sessions are a chance for your little one to explore our woodland and get closer to nature. There will be guided walks on the estate, hot drinks around the campfire, lots of sensory toys for your child to enjoy and woodland tales. This is a chance to meet new local friends in The Great Outdoors. Whether its making mud pies, jumping in puddles or singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the campfire, we are sure they will have lots of fun

We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a sheltered area for protection from the sun, wind or rain.
Meeting point is the bench at the farm shop. 

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

 

 

 

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May
13
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 13th May.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. There is a great booklet available on the gate with a full history of the castle. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 17th June and 12th August.

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May
13
1:30 PM13:30

CHESHIRE CANDLES CLASSIC CAR CHARITY RUN

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Holt to Hawarden Castle via Lake Bala.

We look forward to welcoming 175 pre-1977 classic cars, including a good number of MGs to Hawarden Castle as the finish point for the 2018 Cheshire Candles Classic Car Charity Run. 

If you are a classic car owner, head this way to find out more and book your place.

Here at Hawarden Castle there will be a training display of guide dogs, a special historic car exhibited (an MGB driven by the late Baroness Jean Denton in the London - Sydney car marathon in 1968), a 90 minute show by Lucy Barlow singing songs from yesteryear, and a stall from Clwyd Special Riding Centre.

Supporting The Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Clywd Special Riding Centre.

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May
7
11:00 AM11:00

ZORBING + INFLATABLE ASSAULT COURSE 🌐

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The expert team from iZorb are bringing a full selection of inflatables and zorbs and inflatable assault courses to the Farm Shop for some serious Bank Holiday fun on Monday 7th May. It's a family event aimed at all ages, so come along and try out forward flips, backward rolls, and crashing into others, all the while safely encased in a giant plastic ball.

From £3-5 per person.
No need to book.

Photo: Rachel Kay

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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Open to 4-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person.

Join us for den building and campfire cooking and learn all about spring and what it means to the woodlands, the plants and animals that live within it.

Email annie@hawardenestate.co.uk or call 01244 533442 to book. Payment is taken on booking. Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led. 

Kay Ribbons-Steen and her assistant both have a number or years of experience leading children in outdoor activities and are both emergency first aid trained. Children should wear warm layers, waterproofs and sensible footwear. They should also bring a bottle of water with them. A Farm Shop packed lunch will be provided, so please specify on booking if your child would like; cheese, ham or chicken. Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

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