Feb
24
to Feb 25

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

INTRO TO ROAD CYCLING 2 PART COURSE 🚴

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Have you ever wanted to get out on the roads around Hawarden but not quite had the confidence to do it yet? Why not join Kate Linsley on the following dates where she will cover basic riding skills, group riding etiquette and lead you out on to the roads as a group and in a friendly and fun environment.

Saturday 3rd March 09.30 - 11.30
Saturday 24th March 09.30 - 11.30

£40 per person for both sessions.

You need to be able to have a basic riding ability but no experience on the roads is necessary.

You will be riding on the roads from the first day so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing. Kate will contact you before the course starts to run through all of this with you and get you ready.

Spaces are limited so please book via bit.ly/2n1989V or contact Kate on 07791658542.

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Den and shelter building, foraging, campfire skills and bush tea.

Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person.

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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Mar
10
to Mar 11

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Mar
17
to Mar 18

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Den and shelter building, foraging, campfire skills and bush tea.

Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person.

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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Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 18th 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 13th May, 17th June and 12th August.

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

INTRO TO ROAD CYCLING 2 PART COURSE 🚴

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Have you ever wanted to get out on the roads around Hawarden but not quite had the confidence to do it yet? Why not join Kate Linsley on the following dates where she will cover basic riding skills, group riding etiquette and lead you out on to the roads as a group and in a friendly and fun environment.

Saturday 3rd March 09.30 - 11.30
Saturday 24th March 09.30 - 11.30

£40 per person for both sessions.

You need to be able to have a basic riding ability but no experience on the roads is necessary.

You will be riding on the roads from the first day so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing. Kate will contact you before the course starts to run through all of this with you and get you ready.

Spaces are limited so please book via bit.ly/2n1989V or contact Kate on 07791658542.

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Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

TALKING TABLE: GET ON YER BIKE 🚴

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1.5 hr workshop (followed by Q+A session) with local cycling coach & bike mechanic Kate Linsley (@katewinners) taking you through the basics of bike maintenance including puncture repairs, how to clean your bike and your essential kit for on the road repairs as well as some advice on how to get started.

For beginners + regular riders who have never been shown the basics. Bring your bike for a FREE safety check + advice on what you need to do to get it road worthy. Spaces limited, book via bit.ly/2n1989V or contact Kate on 07791658542.

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Mar
31
to Apr 1

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

TREE CLIMBING 🌳

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The Great Big Tree Climbing Co are coming to the Farm Shop! Come and join us for some of the best tree climbing you'll probably ever do.

The Great Big Tree Climbing Co has many years of tree climbing experience, along with rigorous health and safety procedures; safety is the most important part of what they do. 

Spaces are limited, call us on 01244 533 442 to book.
It's £10 per half hour slot, worth every penny. 

Suitable for anyone over 6 years old!

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

SEGWAY TASTER SESSION 💨

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All ages welcome, no need to book.
£5 per person.
Riders must be over 1.34m in height and weigh over 7 stone.

Bring your family and grab this chance to have a go on a segway in a fun and safe envirnonment! Before tackling our obstacle course, you will be given a safety talk and brief training session in an enclosed area.

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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
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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Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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. 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, 13th May and 12th August.

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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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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. 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, 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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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

GUIDED 5KM TRAIL RUN 🏃

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£10 per person.

1.5 hour guided run with Joe Cooper exploring route for trail run that will take place in July. Stops to talk terrain and technique. 

Here's the route.

On this 1.5 hour Guided Run with Joe Cooper you will  explore the route to be used for the Hawarden Estate Trail Races that will take place in July. This is a 5km loop which will be covered together initially - with stops to talk terrain and technique, and anything else trail running - then participants will get the chance to cover the loop again continuously at their own pace, as the route will be marked. A great opportunity to come and take a look at the route, which most don't get to run on, as the event is held on a largely private estate - helping you prepare physically and mentally for the 5k/10k event, or as a participant who is not running in July, just come down and enjoy an educating, interesting trail run to kick off your weekend!

Book your space here.

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Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

GIVE A BUG A HOME WORKSHOP 🐛🕷🐞

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Join our (Cheshire) Half Term "Give a Bug a Home" workshop! The workshop will be run by our resident bug expert Neil, and children will make a bug house to take home with them.

5 yrs and up.

4 sessions to choose from and workshops are approximately 30-40 mins:
11am / 11.45am  / 1pm  / 1.45pm

£5 per person. Spaces are limited. Call us on 01244 533 442 to book.

 

 

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Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

TALKING TABLE: GET ON YER BIKE 🚴

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2 sessions at 11.30am + 1.30pm 

1 hr workshop with local cycling coach & bike mechanic Kate Linsley (@katewinners) taking you through the basics of bike maintenance including puncture repairs, how to clean your bike and your essential kit for on the road repairs as well as some advice on how to get started.

For beginners + regular riders who have never been shown the basics. Bring your bike for a FREE safety check + advice on what you need to do to get it road worthy. Spaces limited, book via bit.ly/2n1989V or contact Kate on 07791658542.

COMING SOON - Intro to Road Cycling. 6 week course with Kate building road confidence, group riding skills + building up bike fitness to start clocking up the mileage + enjoy a wonderful Summer of cycling.

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Feb
14
9:00 AM09:00

VALENTINE'S DAY ❤️

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Everything you need for the perfect meal at home; a couple of ribeye steaks from our butchers and homemade sweet potato wedges, paired with Alto de Mayo Malbec, or perhaps the Miopasso Nero D'Avola, a magnificent match for our steaks. And elegant Vigneto de Fiori Prosecco, for those who love bubbles.

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

SEGWAY TASTER SESSION

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All ages welcome, no need to book.
£5 per person.
Riders must be over 1.34m in height and weigh over 7 stone.

Bring your family and grab this chance to have a go on a segway in a fun and safe envirnonment! Before tackling our obstacle course, you will be given a safety talk and brief training session in an enclosed area.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to a frosty/snowy weather forecast this weekend, this event is subject to suitable weather conditions.  🌨️❄️☃️

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Den and shelter building, foraging, campfire skills and bush tea.

Open to 5-12 year olds.
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person.

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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Feb
3
to Feb 4

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌿

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Age: 5 - 15 years

£15 / person

Booking essential - limited to 12 spaces.

Den and shelter building, foraging, campfire skills and bush tea. Price includes Farm Shop packed lunch at midday. Led by Kay Ribbons-Steen.

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 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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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jan
22
to Jan 28

TEA + COFFEE ON US FOR NATIONAL BREAKFAST WEEK!* 🍳

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We're big on breakfast at the Farm Shop, and in celebration of National Breakfast Week this week (22-29 January), we're offering our Farm Shop customers a free cup of Allpress coffee or tea with every Hawarden Estate Welsh Breakfast and every Vegetarian Hawarden Estate Breakfast* ordered in our Café. So drop in for a proper Welsh Breakfast.

Breakfast Week has been run by AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds (formerly HGCA) since the year 2000 to raise awareness of the benefits of eating breakfast as part of a healthy balanced diet. 

(*offer only valid for these two breakfasts)

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Jan
20
to Jan 21

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jan
13
11:15 AM11:15

FREE NATIVE BIRD WATCHING WORKSHOP WITH CHESTER ZOO TEAM 🦅

Find out more about our native birds and their importance with a bird watching session with one of Chester Zoo's Outdoor Ranger. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the birds that share this corner of North Wales with us. Participants will also make a basic bird feeder that they can take away with them.

Spaces are limited, please call us on 01244 533442 to book a place

Workshop times for Saturday 13th January:
11.15-12.15pm
1-2pm
2.15-3.15pm

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Jan
13
to Jan 14

FARM SHOP MARKET PLACE ➕

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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, from wild garlic pesto, to decorated cakes, to jewellery, antiques and more. It’s located outside the Farm Shop by our Smoke Shack!

For more information, or to join our Market Place as a trader, contact marketplace@hawardenestate.co.uk.

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Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL PLAY SESSION 🌲

We are excited to welcome Kay Ribbons-Steen to the Farm Shop on Saturday 6th January for den and shelter building, foraging, campfire skills and bush tea. Open to 5-15 year olds. Maximum of 12 per session, £15 per person. 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 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

Natural Play Sessions take place on the first Saturday of every month.

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