Feb
19
to Feb 25

MINE-CRAFT MADNESS WITH MINIMAKERY ✨

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The brilliant Minimakery have just announced a Mine-Craft Madness workshop for next February 19th February.

Morning and afternoon workshops for the Minecraft obsessed including creeper wall art, magnets & drinkable potions.

Here’s what you can expect:


Crafters will get to make their own Creeper wall art, by building a picture with 3D tiles, block by block. The work of art will be placed in a box frame and displayed for the world to admire!

Decorate a naturally scented Minecraft magnet with glitter and gem stones, choose from Steve, Pig, Creeper, Sword or TNT block to create the ultimate Minecraft inspired decoration.

Drinkable, Minecraft inspired potions with all sorts of wonderful ingredients.. magma cream, glistening melon, gun powder, fermented spider eyes, redstone, glowstone and more!

Decorate a potion vial to take your glistening potion home in.

Choose two magnets from our fantastic collection; Steve, Pig, TNT block, Creeper and the Sword decorate with glitter and gem stones and place a magnet on the back so you can display your creations at home!

Workshops are indoors so tickets are VERY limited, adults get an hours free time to enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake in peace. This is guaranteed to be a very popular event! We’re super excited to get crafting!

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHEESEMAKING 🧀

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An intimate introduction to cheesemaking with Moydens of Market Drayton.

Moydens of Market Drayton, a family-run business, make artisan cheese using traditional methods that are 900 years old. Martin will teach you a practical approach to cheesemaking that can be done in your kitchen at home. Starting with a bit about the history of cheesemaking, learning about the ingredients, production methods and some hands-on production resulting in a cheese that the participant can take home. 

The workshop includes a light lunch - there will be cheese tasting throughout the day!

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Feb
23
to Mar 2

SCARECROW COMPETITION VOTING WEEK 🌽

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Our gardener Joel needs to protect his crops from the pesky crows, but he can’t do it all by himself so we have asked local schools, groups, organisations and businesses to get involved.

There’s a prize for the winner, but we need your help to vote for the best.

Pick up your voting card from the cafe and head out to find all of the scarecrows.

Join us for to announce the winning scarecrow on Sunday 3rd March, too.

If you would like to get involved in the competition, please email us.

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Feb
27
10:30 AM10:30

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP 🍫

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A fun hour of chocolate creation with The Cheshire Chocolate Studio over February Half Term.

Open to children from aged 4 and their adult companions.
-Brief introduction to chocolate
-Make a chocolate lollipop (heart lollipops will be available!)
-Dip various ingredients (inlcuding some heart shapes) into chocolate and decorate
-Hear about the 'bean to bar' story
-Enjoy tasting various chocolate types and flavours
-Wrap your products to take home

Adults welcome to join in when they purchase an adult ticket. Alternatively you can watch your child or leave over 5s and enjoy some free time.

Those with a dairy allergy are welcome to attend as long as they are fine to handle chocolate but they won't be able to taste test any chocolate.

My chocolate supplier states that they cannot guarantee the chocolate is made in a nut free environment and therefore this is not suitable for those with a nut allergy.

All food allergies (and any food preferences) must be identified on the booking form AND brought to my attention at the very start of the workshop (as I use various flavour ingredients eg strawberry, marshmallows).

You will receive a booking confirmation email with full details for your workshop and I will aim to resend a couple of days before the workshop.

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Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

CAMPFIRE COOKING FOR KIDS 🔥

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Kids can join us for a day in the woods learning to cook up delicious meals and snacks over a crackling campfire. Children will gain confidence in cooking up a variety of foods outdoors from wild teas, to fresh bread, to scrummy desserts. This day is perfect for any child who loves the outdoor life and they’ll pick up a whole bunch of skills to use on their next family camping trip. Expect sticky fingers 🙂

Kids will also build their own campfires and create their own camp cooking gadgets from natural materials to grill, fry, bake and boil a range of tasty treats. All this will take place in our bushcraft basecamp within the grounds of the Hawarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields.

Activities will Include:

♦ Take a foraging walk on the hunt for edible plants

♦ Baking scrummy puddings in a dutch oven

♦ Build your own campfire and cook on it

♦ Craft your own campfire gadgets to hang your cooking pot

♦ Learn to cook up quick & easy alternatives to toasting marshmallows

♦ Bake bannock bread in a pan next to the campfire

♦ Create a woodland feast with campfire calzones, garlic bread, potato waffles, toasties, nettle crisps and more

♦ Plenty of opportunity for play in the woods including favourites like den building, rope games and camouflage

Tickets are £37 per child and £32 for each additional sibling.

The activities are aimed at 8-12 year olds due to the higher skill level required of kids when doing campfire cooking, but we have had younger and older children come along so if you feel that your child would be suited to the day, then do get in touch with us and we can decide if this event is a good fit for your child.

All activities are based around our forest school shelter and surrounding woods. Children will make new friends and learn new skills whilst enjoying a fantastic day out in nature, all led by experienced activity leaders.

Parents don’t stay with their children during this event. Our forest school activity days are all supervised by trained and experienced staff… that’s us. If your child has special needs that you feel would require a parent or guardian to stay with them for the day though, we would advise getting in touch with us in advance of making a booking and we’ll see what we can arrange. We like to be as inclusive as we can.

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Mar
5
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB PANCAKE DAY SPECIAL 🥞

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The Young Bakers Club is back for 2019!
We're celebrating Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes from scratch with Oksana of the Chester Russian Crepe Company.

Oksana will be teaching our Young Bakers to make three different pancakes which they can eat and enjoy with a range of toppings including chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, marshmallows and fresh strawberries.

All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Our café and Food hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!

Suitable for ages 3+

Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies.



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Mar
9
to Mar 10

2 DAY WILLOW BASKET MAKING WORKSHOP 🍂

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Learn how to make your very own round willow shopping basket with expert weaver Mandy Coates. Using traditional weaving techniques Mandy will guide you through every step of the way. You will be weaving with Mandy's homegrown willows with beautiful coloured barks, mixed with Somerset willow. At the end of this two-day course you will take home a basket to be used and treasure forever.

The course runs on both Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. If you are travelling from afar, we can happily recommend local accommodation. Please email sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk with any questions or queries. 

Numbers are limited to 6 people.

Your ticket includes all materials, a lovely lunch from the Farm Shop on both days as well as tea, coffee and cake.

This course is suitable for beginners and those a little more experienced, too.

If you would like to purchase this ticket as a present, please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for an official voucher.

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Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

QUIRKY BIRD FELTING WORKSHOP 🐥

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Needle felt a Quirky bird with artist/maker Ruth Packham.

Using British wool fibre, you will spend the day designing and making your very own quirky bird.

This workshop is suitable for adults. Experience is not necessary, although some might help. Be prepared to sit for a long period and to bring your glasses if needed. You will be in a warm, comfortable and social environment.

Each ticket includes a lovely lunch from the Farm Shop, tea, coffee and cake.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

MINDFULNESS IN THE WOODS 🍁

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An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutors will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. All this will take place in the grounds of the Harwarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields.

The session will include; walking, body scans, mindfulness exercises, nature awareness, using animal senses and nature connection.

This session is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. The class runs for 3 hours, from 10am until 1pm and costs £30 per person.

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything” Einstein.

So, What are the Benefits of Mindfulness?

Studies have shown the following;

• General happiness and contentment

• Positive emotions leading to greater physical longevity and resilience

• Reduction in anxiety, depression and irritability

• Improved functioning of cognitive faculties, memory, reaction time and mental stamina

• Improved immune system responses

• Greater harmony in relationships

• Stress relief, including a reduction in high blood pressure

• Better ability to manage pain

• An aid to recovery for Addiction and rehabilitation programmes

The term “mindfulness” does not refer to a single practice, but to a range of practice based approaches seeking to focus an individual’s mind and attention on breathing and patterns of thought as a means to managing emotions, feelings, habitual patterns of behaviour and unregulated critical reactions to events.

Running through all these approaches and therapies we practice an increased ‘awareness’ of the self and the environment, ‘taking notice’ of the present thoughts and conditions, including one’s surroundings and how these impact on the body.

Why Run This Session in the Woods?

Environmental psychologists have insisted that the physical and psychological problems of modern society are associated with a disconnection between human beings and their natural environment.

Humans are “hard-wired”through evolution to hold an emotional and psychological attachment to nature. Placing people apart from nature disrupts our connection with nature and can lead to negative impacts on wellbeing.

“Shinrin-yoku”, which can be defined as “taking in the forest atmosphere” or forest bathing, has been receiving increasing attention in Japan in recent years for its capacity to provide relaxation and reduce stress. Scientific studies have shown certain stress indicators, such as cortisol levels and sympathetic nervous system is lowered when time is spent in a forest as compared with an urban environment.

Mindfulness in natural settings is a growing movement.

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm £30

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

SPRING EQUINOX WALK WITH WOODLAND CLASSROOM 🌼

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The Spring Equinox is a special moment in nature’s calendar. It is one of only two times of the year that day and night are of equal length. Join Lea and Kay for a guided walk through the beautiful woodland and grounds of the Hawarden Estate, starting and ending at our campfire circle under the trees. We will be looking at the emerging woodland and hedgerow plants, using field guides to identify unfamiliar species and searching for tracks and signs of wild animals.

Lea and Kay will also share their knowledge of fresh spring plants that can be picked and eaten for a tasty snack, added to a salad, or made into a soothing tea to help cleanse and detoxify the body. So, be sure to bring your foraging basket 🙂

Along the way we will make time for a Sit Spot in the woods for a chance to identify bird language and take closer notice of the changes happening in the woods around us. At the end of the walk we will share some hedgerow teas around the campfire together, enjoying community and celebrating this special time in the countryside year. So, take some quality time out for yourself and join us on this Spring Equinox Walk, a perfect way to welcome and celebrate the return of spring.

This guided walk is open to all ages. An adult ticket costs £20, accompanied children aged 5-16 pay just £5 each and accompanied children under 5 come free.

The walk is unsuitable for prams. If you have any mobility issues please get in touch with us before making a booking so we can discuss whether this event would be suitable for you.

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 24th March for the arrival of the daffodils! 

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 Sunday 19th May, Sunday 16th June and Sunday 11th August.

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Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP ⚒

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Cost: £65 (Includes your own spoon to take home, campfire lunch and tea/coffee)

Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Woodland Shack

Ages: 18+, 16-18yrs on application (please message).

Learn to carve your own spoon from freshly cut wood in a small group, in our woodland environment.

Learn the skills needed to use an axe, knife and hook knife to carve your own spoon.
High-quality green woodworking tools and workstation provided.
Course run by local expert maker David White.
Notes provided on wood choices, tool purchase recommendations.
Tea & Coffee.
Warming campfire whittling.
Course kept to cosy maximum of six participants.

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Mar
30
10:30 AM10:30

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP 🍫

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A fun hour of chocolate creation with The Cheshire Chocolate Studio on Saturday 30th March.

Open to children from aged 4 and their adult companions.
-Brief introduction to chocolate
-Make a chocolate lollipop (heart lollipops will be available!)
-Dip various ingredients (inlcuding some heart shapes) into chocolate and decorate
-Hear about the 'bean to bar' story
-Enjoy tasting various chocolate types and flavours
-Wrap your products to take home

Adults welcome to join in when they purchase an adult ticket. Alternatively you can watch your child or leave over 5s and enjoy some free time.

Those with a dairy allergy are welcome to attend as long as they are fine to handle chocolate but they won't be able to taste test any chocolate.

My chocolate supplier states that they cannot guarantee the chocolate is made in a nut free environment and therefore this is not suitable for those with a nut allergy.

All food allergies (and any food preferences) must be identified on the booking form AND brought to my attention at the very start of the workshop (as I use various flavour ingredients eg strawberry, marshmallows).

You will receive a booking confirmation email with full details for your workshop and I will aim to resend a couple of days before the workshop.

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP ⚒

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Cost: £65 (Includes your own spoon to take home, campfire lunch and tea/coffee)

Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Woodland Shack

Ages: 18+, 16-18yrs on application (please message).

Learn to carve your own spoon from freshly cut wood in a small group, in our woodland environment.

Learn the skills needed to use an axe, knife and hook knife to carve your own spoon.
High-quality green woodworking tools and workstation provided.
Course run by local expert maker David White.
Notes provided on wood choices, tool purchase recommendations.
Tea & Coffee.
Warming campfire whittling.
Course kept to cosy maximum of six participants.

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOPS: COB LOAVES 🥖

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Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each participant will make bread to take home that evening along with all of the skills to make their own bread from scratch in their own kitchen.

Sessions will use locally sourced ingredients such as traditional stone-ground flour from Walk Mill in Waverton just outside Chester, as well as organic fair trade products, including Zaytoun extra virgin olive oil.

A mid-session drink and light refreshment will be supplied from the Farm Shop cafe during the evening.

Sessions will be led by Mary Horbury, who has been working as a Community Bread Making Facilitator in Chester for the past 5 years. Her love of all things bread goes back a very long way nurtured through study and work in the Middle East, the place where bread was invented.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

The course dates and themes are as follows:

April 1st Cob loaves

April 15th Baps April 29th

Spiced Fruit Bread

May 13th Enriched Bread

June 3rd Middle Eastern Style Bread

June 10th Italian Style Bread

Please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for any additional course information.

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Apr
2
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL 💐

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The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is celebrating Mothers Day with a special Mother and Child Young Bakers Club.

Oksana will be teaching our Young Bakers and their parent how to make a Fruit Basket Cake. All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Please bring along a tin or Tupperware to take home your baked goods.

Our café and Food hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!

Suitable for ages 3+

Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies.

(Dads are welcome too!)

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Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOPS: BAPS 🍞

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Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each participant will make bread to take home that evening along with all of the skills to make their own bread from scratch in their own kitchen.

Sessions will use locally sourced ingredients such as traditional stone-ground flour from Walk Mill in Waverton just outside Chester, as well as organic fair trade products, including Zaytoun extra virgin olive oil.

A mid-session drink and light refreshment will be supplied from the Farm Shop cafe during the evening.

Sessions will be led by Mary Horbury, who has been working as a Community Bread Making Facilitator in Chester for the past 5 years. Her love of all things bread goes back a very long way nurtured through study and work in the Middle East, the place where bread was invented.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

The course dates and themes are as follows:

April 1st Cob loaves

April 15th Baps

April 29th Spiced Fruit Bread

May 13th Enriched Bread

June 3rd Middle Eastern Style Bread

June 10th Italian Style Bread

Please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for any additional course information.

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Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB EASTER CAKE 🐣

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The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is celebrating Easter making Easter cake with Oksana of the Russian Crepe Company.

All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Please bring along a tin or Tupperware to take home your baked goods.

Our café and Food Hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!

Suitable for ages 3+

Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

SURVIVAL SCHOOL WITH WOODLAND CLASSROOM 🔥

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A whole day of survival skills and bushcraft fun for kids this Easter school holiday. We will be at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop to host a day of adventures in the woods, inspired by Bear Grylls' recent kids TV show.

Kids will have to choose which few precious items to take into the woods, discover which plants and trees could help them survive and learn to use sharp tools to craft useful items. There will also be our bushtucker challenge (optional for kids) where we'll be tasting all sorts of weird snacks including edible insects! If your kids have enjoyed our Wildcraft Adventure™ and wanted to take their bushcraft skills further, then this event is the one for them.

Finding water, building shelter, making cordage - we'll be taking kids through all the essential skills for survival, all in the name of fun of course. They will also get to try their hand at the ancient art of fire by friction!

They'll learn skills from our ancestors that will come in handy next time they find themselves dropped on a desert island... or perhaps on their next family camping trip.

We will be cooking some snacks on the campfire as part of the activities, but children should bring their own packed lunch too. Drinks and shelter will be available throughout the day - your kids' needs and comfort are important to us. Places are limited, so book early to avoid missing out.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Advance booking is essential. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us.

Tickets are £37 per child and £33 for each additional sibling. For our Survival School events we host a smaller group of kids so that we can give your child more direct attention and quality tutoring, hence the ticket price is slightly higher per child than our Wildcraft events.

The event is aimed at 8-14 year olds due to the higher level skills activities kids do throughout the day. But we have had younger and older children come along. If you feel that your child would be suited to the day, then do get in touch with us and we can decide if this event is a good fit for your child.

All activities are based around our forest school shelter and surrounding woods. Children will make new friends and learn new skills whilst enjoying a fantastic day out in nature, all led by experienced activity leaders.

Parents don't stay with their children during this event. Our forest school activity days are all supervised by trained and experienced staff… that’s us. If your child has special needs that you feel would require a parent or guardian to stay with them for the day though, we would advise getting in touch with us in advance of making a booking and we'll see what we can arrange. We like to be as inclusive as we can.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Tickets can only be purcahsed via our woodland classroom.com website.

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Apr
20
to Apr 22

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 Easter weekend fun. 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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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

WILDCRAFT; OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FOR VIDEOGAMERS 🎮

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We've bringing our video game inspired activity day to Flintshire for the first time ever this Easter holiday! In games like Minecraft and Fortnite players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the ‘wilderness’ on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the real woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from video games, to learn outdoor survival skills and earn points along the way. We're getting kids offscreen and outdoors!

Playing our ‘Wildcraft Adventure’ game is a fantastic way to get your video game obsessed child out into nature.

Just like in their favourite computer games, kids will be set a number of challenges throughout the day, and all the while be building their dens before ‘night’ falls and the monsters wake up. Players will light their own campfire, ‘mine’ for resources and use sharp axes; all closely supervised by experienced Forest School leaders. There’ll be plenty of time to get creative with play and imagination – of course. This will be a full day of video game inspired activities for kids aged 6-12 years from 10am to 4pm.

We’ll also be enjoying some hot campfire snacks such as sausages and marshmallows. Children should bring their own packed lunch though.

Tickets are £35 per child and we’re offering discount places of £30 for each additional sibling.

Open to children aged between 6 – 12 years. Advance booking is essential – these events have proved REALLY popular.

Parents don’t stay with their children during this event. Our outdoor activity days are all supervised by trained and experienced staff… that’s us. If your child has special needs that you feel would require a parent or guardian to stay with them for the day though, we would advise getting in touch with us in advance of making a booking and we’ll see what we can arrange. We like to be as inclusive as we can.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Tickets can only be purchased through the woodlandclassroom.com website. There is a link above on the top of this page which will take you straight to our Events page.

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Apr
27
to Apr 28

HAWARDEN CASTLE PAVILION SPRING OPEN WEEKEND 🌼

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Hawarden Castle Pavilion Open Weekend, Marquees + suppliers showcase. Featuring Posh Frocks and Wellies, Event Equipment + Blue Loos

Join us for a weekend of activities up at the Hawarden Castle Pavilion, meet our suppliers and friends and enjoy our beautiful events space in the height of spring.

Saturday 27th 11am - 4pm

Sunday 28th April 11am - 4pm

All are welcome.

Hawarden Castle Pavilion

A beautifully renovated 1920s cricket pavilion set in historic parkland. Weddings - Parties - Events

Please navigate to Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road CH5 3FB and follow the signs to the Pavilion.

www.hawardencastlepavilion.co.uk

hello@hawardencastlepavilion.co.uk

01244 784122

@hawardencastlepavilion



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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Forest Bathing / Shinrin-yoku 🍁

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Shinrin-yoku (which translates to Forest Bathing) has captured peoples attention everywhere. In Japan it is widely used as a preventative medicine for its beneficial effect on our wellbeing. We know instinctively that spending time out in nature is good for our soul, but now research into Forest Bathing is proving our gut feelings to be true. Join us for a morning session of relaxation techniques, meditation, earthing and nature connection, with the aim of giving you a range of techniques which you can take away and use in your own time enjoying the outdoors.

"Un-wind, de-stress, relax, turn off your phone and plug in to nature."

Stress is one of the leading cause of disease in this country so any ‘therapy’ that addresses this issue is going to be beneficial to our health. Forest bathing has been shown in scientific studies to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, this is the system that is responsible for rest and digestion, allowing the body to be in a state of calm where it can perform various tasks of repair. The bodies self-defence mechanism is activated and disease fighting cells have been shown to increase when we spend time in nature. We can see a reduction in blood pressure after only 15 minutes of Forest Bathing.

We've had great feedback from previous workshop participants. One student was overjoyed that after a session of Forest Bathing her Fitbit was showing the lowest heart rate ever recorded since she’d been wearing it!

During the session you will also be introduced to the practise of Earthing, which is having direct contact with the earth itself through barefoot walking. This has proven health benefits including a reduction in inflammatory disease, improved sleep and increased energy levels.

“The basic concept behind nature therapy is to increase physiological relaxation and act as a preventative medicine by improving the body’s natural resistance to disease, which is supressed under conditions of stress.” Prof. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, author of Shinrin-yoku: The Japanese Way of Forest Bathing for Health & Relaxation.

The session will include; meditations, barefoot walking (earthing), sit spots, mindfulness exercises, nature awareness and wild teas enjoyed around the campfire. All this will take place in the grounds of the Harwarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields.

This session is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. The class runs for 3 hours, from 10am until 1pm and costs £30 PER PERSON

“Shinrin-yoku”, which can be defined as “taking in the forest atmosphere" or forest bathing, has been receiving increasing attention in Japan in recent years for its capacity to provide relaxation and reduce stress. Scientific studies have shown certain stress indicators, such as cortisol levels and sympathetic nervous system is lowered when time is spent in a forest as compared with an urban environment.

"We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something seperate from us. So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves." Andy Goldsworthy

ABOUT THE TUTORS

LEA KENDALL is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Life Coach. Lea is also a qualified Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner. As an Integrative Counsellor Lea takes the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. She takes a holistic view of each individual, taking into account their emotional and mental well-being as well as their physical health.

"I am a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. My training as an Counsellor worked toward my long-term goal to incorporate nature therapy into my services. I am passionate about finding ways to increase the self-esteem of people and encouraging motivation through positive experience, shared enthusiasm and a nurturing environment."

KAY RIBBONS-STEEN is a qualified Forest School Leader, Social Forester and has worked for a number of years in eco-therapy having trained as a Mindfulness in a Woodland Practioner. Kay stuided a work based diploma in Environmental Conservation with Flintshire Countryside & Coast Service. She is also an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society, and an autism awareness speaker.

"I am passionate about reconnecting people with nature, improving wellbeing and having a positive impact on the environment.

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOPS: ENRICHED BREAD 🍞

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Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each participant will make bread to take home that evening along with all of the skills to make their own bread from scratch in their own kitchen.

Sessions will use locally sourced ingredients such as traditional stone-ground flour from Walk Mill in Waverton just outside Chester, as well as organic fair trade products, including Zaytoun extra virgin olive oil.

A mid-session drink and light refreshment will be supplied from the Farm Shop cafe during the evening.

Sessions will be led by Mary Horbury, who has been working as a Community Bread Making Facilitator in Chester for the past 5 years. Her love of all things bread goes back a very long way nurtured through study and work in the Middle East, the place where bread was invented.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

The course dates and themes are as follows:

April 1st Cob loaves

April 15th Baps

April 29th Spiced Fruit Bread

May 13th Enriched Bread

June 3rd Middle Eastern Style Bread

June 10th Italian Style Bread

Please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for any additional course information.

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

DOG DAYS 🐶

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Together with Barking Mad Pet Care, we are planning a day full of fun for you and your four-legged friends.

There will be stalls, activities, a fun dog show and more, for everyone to enjoy.

The fun dog show categories will soon be announced giving everyone time to practice. There will be a small fee to enter with each participant receiving a goodie bag and all proceeds raised on the day going to a brilliant cause; Dogs for Good.

If you would like to attend the day with your company, please get in touch.

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 19th 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 Sunday 24th March, Sunday 16th June and Sunday 11th August

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

WEEDS FOR WELLNESS 🍀

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An introduction to foraging for wild plants in spring that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. So many plants that are considered “weeds” can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You’ll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own honey elixir and immune boosting spring tonic and hedgreow syrups. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away foraged plants to dry at home.

This course will also include some Mindfulness in the Woods activities, as we give you a range of practical techniques to help you bring Mindfulness in to your life using the power of nature. Through identifying, gathering and using these special plants we will be exploring our deeper connection with nature whilst empowering ourselves with new skills to heal, nurture and enhance our own wellbeing, mind, body, spirit.

This course is aimed at beginners to plant-based medicine and Mindfulness in nature. No prior knowledge or experience required. All this will take place in the grounds of the Harwarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields.

This session is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. The class runs for 5 hours, from 10am until 3pm and costs £55 per person. This price includes all materials for making your natural medicines including; alcohol (vodka), honey, cloured elixir jars and colured tincture jars. Refreshments are also provided but do bring your own packed lunch or heat something up on our campfire.

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. £55

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOPS: MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE BREAD 🍞

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Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each participant will make bread to take home that evening along with all of the skills to make their own bread from scratch in their own kitchen.

Sessions will use locally sourced ingredients such as traditional stone-ground flour from Walk Mill in Waverton just outside Chester, as well as organic fair trade products, including Zaytoun extra virgin olive oil.

A mid-session drink and light refreshment will be supplied from the Farm Shop cafe during the evening.

Sessions will be led by Mary Horbury, who has been working as a Community Bread Making Facilitator in Chester for the past 5 years. Her love of all things bread goes back a very long way nurtured through study and work in the Middle East, the place where bread was invented.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

The course dates and themes are as follows:

April 1st Cob loaves

April 15th Baps

April 29th Spiced Fruit Bread

May 13th Enriched Bread

June 3rd Middle Eastern Style Bread

June 10th Italian Style Bread

Please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for any additional course information.

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOPS: ITALIAN STYLE BREAD 🍞

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Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each participant will make bread to take home that evening along with all of the skills to make their own bread from scratch in their own kitchen.

Sessions will use locally sourced ingredients such as traditional stone-ground flour from Walk Mill in Waverton just outside Chester, as well as organic fair trade products, including Zaytoun extra virgin olive oil.

A mid-session drink and light refreshment will be supplied from the Farm Shop cafe during the evening.

Sessions will be led by Mary Horbury, who has been working as a Community Bread Making Facilitator in Chester for the past 5 years. Her love of all things bread goes back a very long way nurtured through study and work in the Middle East, the place where bread was invented.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

The course dates and themes are as follows:

April 1st Cob loaves

April 15th Baps

April 29th Spiced Fruit Bread

May 13th Enriched Bread

June 3rd Middle Eastern Style Bread

June 10th Italian Style Bread

Please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for any additional course information.

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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 16th 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 Sunday 24th March, Sunday 19th May and Sunday 11th August

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB FATHERS DAY SPECIAL 🍫

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The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is celebrating Father's Day with a special Father and Child baking class led by Oksana of the Russian Crepe Company, Chester.

The bakers and their parents will be making Chocolate and Marshmallow Pizzas from scratch.

All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Please bring along a tin or Tupperware to take home your baked goods.

Our café and Food Hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!

Suitable for ages 3+

Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies.

(of course, Mums are welcome too!)

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 11th 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 Sunday 24th March, Sunday 19th May and Sunday 16th June.

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB VALENTINES SPECIAL 🌹

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The Young Bakers Club is back for 2019!
We're celebrating Valentines Day by making some heart shaped cookies with Oksana of the Chester Russian Crepes Company.
Oksana will be teaching our Young Bakers how to make Valentines Cookies. All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Please bring along a tin or Tupperware to take home your baked goods.
Our café and Food hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!
Suitable for ages 3+
Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies

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Feb
14
5:30 AM05:30

MINE-CRAFT MADNESS WITH MINIMAKERY ✨

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Mine-Craft Madness! Creeper wall art, magnets & drinkable potion

Morning workshops - for the craft obsessed: (10am, 11am)

Come and have some Minecraft inspired fun with The Mini Makery and create your own masterpiece to take home and display on your bedroom wall.

Crafters will get to make their own Creeper wall art, by building a picture with 3D tiles, block by block.. The work of art will be placed in a box frame and displayed for the world to admire!

Decorate a naturally scented Minecraft magnet with glitter and gem stones, choose from Steve, Pig, Creeper, Sword or TNT block to create the ultimate Minecraft inspired decoration.

Ages 7+ due to the skills needed to creat such a masterpiece! £13.50 per ticket

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Afternoon workshops for the Minecraft Wizards, £10 per ticket (1pm, 2pm)

The afternoon sees us creating drinkable, Minecraft inspired potions with all sorts of wonderful ingredients.. magma cream, glistening melon, gun powder, fermented spider eyes, redstone, glowstone.. and more!! What powers will your potions unlock? Decorate a potion vial to take your glistening potion home in 🧪

Choose two magnets from our fantastic collection; Steve, Pig, TNT block, Creeper and the Sword decorate with glitter and gem stones and place a magnet on the back so you can display your creations at home!

Any food allergies we need to know about?! Please message us with info 👍🏻

We are super passionate about encouraging children to get crafty and creative away from screens. Giving children the space to be creative builds self esteem and gives them an outlet to express themselves. In other words, it’s super good for them!

Workshops are indoors so tickets are VERY limited, adults get an hours free time to enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake in peace. This is guaranteed to be a very popular event! We’re super excited to get crafting!

Tickets are non refundable, however we will endeavour to transfer tickets to another events if given 24 hours notice and space permits.

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Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

BUTTER SLIME JEWELLERY WITH MINIMAKERY ✨

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After the success of our most recent slime events, we're bringing one of our most popular crafts to Hawarden Farm Shop... Butter slime necklaces!

Come and mix two colours of butter slime, twist and squish to create multicoloured slime. Decorate a giant pendant (hearts or stars) with gem stones and place the stretchy slime into the pendant. Be the envy of all your friends with slime you can wear and play with whenever you want! Keep the pendant for yourself or gift your wonderful creation to that special someone ❤️ decorate a gift bag with our huge selection of stencils and sparkly gems

Each child will take away their own pot of slime, a wearable giant pendant of slime and a gift bag.

Tickets are limited due to space, and based on previous events will sell out fast. Book now to avoid Valentines disappointment.

Tickets are non refundable. If you are unable to attend, and inform us 24 hours before the event, we will offer a ticket transfer to another event, space permitting.

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Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB NUTELLA FLOWER CAKE 🍫

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The Young Bakers Club is back for 2019!

It's World Nutella Day (who knew that was a thing?!) So we are celebrating with a baking class.

Oksana will be teaching our Young Bakers how to make flower shaped Nutella cakes. All organic ingredients will be provided as well as an apron.

Please bring along a tin or Tupperware to take home your baked goods.

Our café and Food hall will be open for you to enjoy whilst you wait!

Suitable for ages 3+

Please get in touch with any queries or questions regarding allergies


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Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Jan
27
9:30 AM09:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Sweaty Mama's bootcamp is back for 2019.

Join Lowri on the Estate for a female only, fun and fiesty workout aiming to get you fit and strong. Exercises and circuits are designed to suit all abilities and are to be endured and enjoyed at a your own level.

You can book a block of 4 session over on Lowri's website for £25, or drop in for £8 per session

Please contact Lowri directly for more information and how to book

http://lowri.sweatymama.com/#bookonaclass

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

STORIES OVER SUPPER 🍴

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Stories over Supper: 5 courses : 3 speakers

We are excited to welcome Tân a Mwg, a touring feast experience to the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop for an evening of locally sourced food cooked over an open fire accompanied by three key speakers from creative industries in Wales, in collaboration with Jwrnal.

Five courses carefully curated to reflect the regional landscape & seasonality, using only the best local produce available. 

Menu & full details coming soon. 
Please see sample menu below for a taste of what to expect.

6pm until late
£40 Per head,
Inclusive of a crafted botanical beverage on arrival.

Advance booking only.

Given prior notice we will do all we can to accommodate all dietary requirements. 

Vegetarian, vegan & GF friendly….  

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Tan a Mwg is a communal feasting experience, touring tables in & around Wales (UK), bringing people together & closer to their local food producers. Focusing on age old methods of food preparation and preservation, with an openness to influences from our culturally diverse community.
An intimate setting of misshapen tableware, tasteful music and delicious dinner to refine the art of sharing.
www.tanamwg.com

Jwrnal is a platform for makers + creatives in Wales.
www.jwrnal.com

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Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

SPRING EQUINOX WALK 🌤

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The Spring Equinox is a special moment in nature’s calendar. It is one of only two times of the year that day and night are of equal length. Join Lea and Kay for a guided walk through the beautiful woodland and grounds of the Hawarden Estate, starting and ending at our campfire circle under the trees. We will be looking at the emerging woodland and hedgerow plants, using field guides to identify unfamiliar species and searching for tracks and signs of wild animals.

Lea and Kay will also share their knowledge of fresh spring plants that can be picked and eaten for a tasty snack, added to a salad, or made into a soothing tea to help cleanse and detoxify the body. So, be sure to bring your foraging basket 🙂

Along the way we will make time for a Sit Spot in the woods for a chance to identify bird language and take closer notice of the changes happening in the woods around us. At the end of the walk we will share some hedgerow teas around the campfire together, enjoying community and celebrating this special time in the countryside year. So, take some quality time out for yourself and join us on this Spring Equinox Walk, a perfect way to welcome and celebrate the return of spring.

This guided walk is open to all ages. An adult ticket costs £20, accompanied children aged 5-16 pay just £5 each and accompanied children under 5 come free.

The walk is unsuitable for prams. If you have any mobility issues please get in touch with us before making a booking so we can discuss whether this event would be suitable for you.

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Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Sweaty Mama's bootcamp is back for 2019.

Join Lowri on the Estate for a female only, fun and fiesty workout aiming to get you fit and strong. Exercises and circuits are designed to suit all abilities and are to be endured and enjoyed at a your own level.

You can book a block of 4 session over on Lowri's website for £25, or drop in for £8 per session

Please contact Lowri directly for more information and how to book

http://lowri.sweatymama.com/#bookonaclass

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

INDIAN EVENING, PLANT-BASED COOKING CLASS 🌱

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Enjoy an evening of Indian culinary delights at this plant-based, vegan cooking workshop. Pick up some tips and tricks to making healthier, alternative choices for your weekly meals.

The plant-based cooking class will include getting hands on with prep work to make a delicious plant-based Indian curry, with spicy and cool side dishes, to make the perfect feast, as well as making your own mango chutney to take home.

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Jan
16
4:00 PM16:00

YOUNG BUTCHERS CLUB 🥩

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Ages 8+ Session run from 4pm - 5pm

With guidance from our expert Butcher Simon our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.

At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

£12 per individual session

Please note there is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course.

*The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Jan
13
9:30 AM09:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Sweaty Mama's bootcamp is back for 2019.

Join Lowri on the Estate for a female only, fun and fiesty workout aiming to get you fit and strong. Exercises and circuits are designed to suit all abilities and are to be endured and enjoyed at a your own level.

You can book a block of 4 session over on Lowri's website for £25, or drop in for £8 per session

Please contact Lowri directly for more information and how to book

http://lowri.sweatymama.com/#bookonaclass

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Jan
12
11:30 AM11:30

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP 🚴‍♀️

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Bike Maintenance Workshop
11.30am – 1pm Saturday 12th January 2019
£15

Learn everything you need to know to keep your bike well maintained and to fix the common roadside repairs so you can always get home. Learn more about the components and replaceable parts of your bike so you can have a good conversation with your bike shop when you need to. No jargon, hands on & lots of fun.
You can read a little more about Kate here: http://www.raceforce.co.uk/kate-linsley
Instagram/Twitter: @KateWinners

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Dec
29
10:00 AM10:00

ESCAPE THE CHRISTMAS SHACK 🎄

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Assemble your teams and escape the Christmas themes Shack! Now in our brand new Tin Shed.

In teams of up to 6 people, you will have 45 minutes to escape the Christmas Shack by finding clues to unlock a series of bushcraft related puzzles and challenges.

2 or 3 players - £25

4 to 6 players - £39 (£25 deposit with £14 balance paid on arrival)

Sessions are 45 mins and run on the hour, between 10am and 3pm.

Please book your place:

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Dec
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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Dec
22
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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Dec
19
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Our Young Butcher’s will learn a variety of skills over a course of 6 sessions ending in a Christmas party to celebrate their achievements and in completing the course. The workshops will cover skills like sausage making, burger pressing, chicken prep, some seasonal favourites and more. Skills covered in each session will progress in difficulty, with safely guarded knife skills introduced slowly as the Young Butchers gain confidence.
Each Young Butcher will receive their very own Kit Bag including an apron, burger press, safety gloves and pairing knife which they will be required to bring along to each session. 
At the end of each sessions, our Young Butchers will take home a pack of freshly butchered meat ready to share with their friends and family.

3.45 pm - 4.45 pm
£12 per session.
Ages 8+
There is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course. (book quick!)

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Dec
18
3:45 PM15:45

CHRISTMAS GLITTER CRAFTS 🎅🏻

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It’s beginning to feel a little bit Christmassy! 

Come and join us for some festive fun in the of our latest after school workshops, at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. We’ll be creating beautiful keepsakes that make the perfect gift for teachers, grandparents, or just to make your own tree look super beautiful! 

Tuesday 4th December: Three festive crafts - decorate your own cinnamon scented, tree decoration with glitter and gem stones, place inside a giant bauble, fill with snow personalise the outside of the bauble with gems and metallic pens. Make a pot of festive, butter slime! Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your gifts the ultimate personal touch.

Thursday 13th - Three festive crafts - decorate 2 handmade, scented tree decorations with glitter and gem stones, keep one aside for the perfect teacher/grandparent gift, place the other inside a giant bauble, fill with snow and sparkles. Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your present the ultimate personal touch. . 

Tuesday 18th - Three festive crafts - decorate 2 handmade, scented tree decorations with glitter and gem stones, keep one aside for the perfect teacher/grandparent gift, place the other inside a giant bauble, fill with snow and sparkles. Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your present the ultimate personal touch.  

Tickets are limited due to space, booking is essential, £10 per ticket.

Tickets are non refundable, if you are unable to attend, and we are informed in advance of the session, we will endeavour to transfer your ticket to another session, if space permits.

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HAWARDEN ESTATE TRAIL RACES
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

HAWARDEN ESTATE TRAIL RACES

Schedule

Registration over at the Tin Shed - 10–10.45am

5km start - 11am

5km Canicross start - 11.05am

10km start - 11.10am

1km kids dash - 11.15am


The Hawarden Estate Trail Races....in WINTER! An opportunity to enjoy a pre - Christmas run on this beautiful private estate, which explores corners that few people get to see! Expect a few hills, but nothing too sustained - also expect some wonderfully scenic running, and tons of support and facilities provided by the wonderful 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. In keeping with the family friendly nature of the venue, we'll be putting on a 1km 'kids dash' too, so all of the family can get involved in the running bit!

All participants must enter by midnight on Wednesday 12th via www.walkrunclwydian.co.uk

Prices for the races are as follows:

5k: £12.50

10k: £15.50

Kids 1k dash: £1

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

ESCAPE THE CHRISTMAS SHACK 🎄

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Assemble your teams and escape the Christmas themes Shack! Now in our brand new Tin Shed.

In teams of up to 6 people, you will have 45 minutes to escape the Christmas Shack by finding clues to unlock a series of bushcraft related puzzles and challenges.

2 or 3 players - £25

4 to 6 players - £39 (£25 deposit with £14 balance paid on arrival)

Sessions are 45 mins and run on the hour, between 10am and 3pm.

Please book your place:

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Dec
15
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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Dec
13
3:45 PM15:45

CHRISTMAS GLITTER CRAFTS 🎅🏻

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It’s beginning to feel a little bit Christmassy! 

Come and join us for some festive fun in the of our latest after school workshops, at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. We’ll be creating beautiful keepsakes that make the perfect gift for teachers, grandparents, or just to make your own tree look super beautiful! 

Tuesday 4th December: Three festive crafts - decorate your own cinnamon scented, tree decoration with glitter and gem stones, place inside a giant bauble, fill with snow personalise the outside of the bauble with gems and metallic pens. Make a pot of festive, butter slime! Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your gifts the ultimate personal touch.

Thursday 13th - Three festive crafts - decorate 2 handmade, scented tree decorations with glitter and gem stones, keep one aside for the perfect teacher/grandparent gift, place the other inside a giant bauble, fill with snow and sparkles. Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your present the ultimate personal touch. . 

Tuesday 18th - Three festive crafts - decorate 2 handmade, scented tree decorations with glitter and gem stones, keep one aside for the perfect teacher/grandparent gift, place the other inside a giant bauble, fill with snow and sparkles. Decorate a handmade gift bag to give your present the ultimate personal touch.  

Tickets are limited due to space, booking is essential, £10 per ticket.

Tickets are non refundable, if you are unable to attend, and we are informed in advance of the session, we will endeavour to transfer your ticket to another session, if space permits.

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Dec
11
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - NUTELLA CHRISTMAS TREE

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Ready, steady, bake!

Learn how to make traditional Russian bakes from start to finish with Oksana of the Russian Style Crepes Café, Chester. From Cheesey Buns to Cherry Twist Pie and some seasonal favourites thrown in too. Oksana uses only the best, organic ingredients and will teach your little chefs every step of the way from making the dough, mixing the filling, shaping and baking the goods ready to take home and enjoy. 

3.45 pm - 4.45 pm
Tuesday 2nd October - Cheesy Buns 
Tuesday 16th October - Russian Vatrushka
*Half Term* Friday, November 2nd (2 x afternoon sessions 1pm + 3pm) Pumpkin sweet Buns
Tuesday 13th November - Cherry Twist Pie 
Tuesday 27th November - Russian Cookies (Sochniki)
Tuesday 11th December - Nutella Christmas Tree

Each workshop costs £12 per child, which includes all ingredients and equipment. Your child will be supplied with an apron, and a carton to take home their baked goods.
Places are limited to 15 per children per session. 
Parents are welcome to stay and offer a helping hand, or simply sit back and relax in our café whilst Oksana leads the class. 

Please make sure to notify us of any allergies prior to workshops.

The Cafe, foodhall and deli are open during this time for any parents who’d like to wait, relax and enjoy a piece of cake!

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

THREE BIRD ROAST WORKSHOP 🦃

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Our expert Butcher Peter will be guiding you through as you make your very own Three Bird Roast to take home ready for Christmas.

Tickets are £45. This includes all the high quality, locally sourced meat you will need, expert tuition and a fun, social evening here at the Farm Shop.

6 pm for a 6.30 pm start, have a mulled wine on us whilst you wait.

Places are limited to 6 people, so be quick!

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Dec
9
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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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP 🎄

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Make a blue pine wreath from scratch with Kirsty, from Rock & Meadow to decorate your house or home during the festive season. Kirsty will lead you throughout the process of how to construct your wreath and then to decorate it. All supplies and materials will be provided, including wires, foliage, moss, dried fruits + more.

Coffee/Tea + cake from the Farm Shop is also included in the ticket price.

You will be by the fire in the tin shed, it will be cosy, but please dress warm!

You can contact Kirsty directly on 07815823003 or email rockandmeadow@gmail.com to book.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

CANDY CANE SLIME AND A SCENTED, FESTIVE TREE DECORATION 🎄

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Christmas is so very close! We thought it would be the perfect time to release our very own Scented, Candy Cane Slime!!

Come and join us for a very festive workshop where you will craft and create your own pot of Candy Cane Slime and decorate your own scented, hanging tree decoration. The perfect way to add some sparkle to your tree 🎄 (add a bauble and snow for an additional £2.50)

But what is candy cane slime?! Craft and create two pots of butter slime.. one white and one a colour of your choice, scent with mint essential oils. Roll out and twist to make candycane stripes!

Workshop duration - 55mins. Find us in Farm Shop.

This will be a popular workshop, and we are limited to two sessions, book now before it sells out!

Tickets are non refundable if you are unable to attend, and inform us before the start of the workshop, we will offer a transfer to another workshop if space permits.

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