Oct
20
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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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

FOREST PLAY 🌲

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Open to 5-12 year olds.

Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead by calling

£15 per person.

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 12pm.

Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led.

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

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Oct
23
4:00 PM16:00

HALLOWEEN SLIME + SPOOKY SKULLS 👻

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What better way to get in the Halloween spooky spirit, than with a GLOW IN THE DARK slime and embellished  crystal skull craft! 

Come and join us for our one and only Halloween appearance at The Estate . 1 hour of after school, spooky fun. Mix your own pot of glowing slime , adorn a ceramic skull with crystals and glitter, and decorate a bag to take your goodies home in. 

Workshops run 4-5pm and 5-6pm. Due to indoor space, tickets are very limited.  £10 per ticket. 

Book your tickets here

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

ESCAPE THE SPOOKY SHACK 👻

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Assemble your teams and escape the Spooky Shack!

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

£25 for groups of 2-3 for one 45 min session

£39 for groups of 4-6 for one 45 minute session

Sessions run on the hour, between 11am and 3pm.

Please book your place here; http://www.castlerockcrafts.co.uk

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

HAWARDEN CASTLE PAVILION AUTUMN OPEN WEEKEND 🍂

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We are being joined by the fantastic team from Event in a Tent for the weekend on October 27th & 28th. The Pavilion grounds, overlooking the Old Castle will be home to tipis, stretch-tents and the new and exciting geo-domes so you can see the site dressed and ready to go. This really is the best way to imagine your own perfect day here at the Hawarden Estate. Our team, along with the Event in a Tent team will be on hand to share details and information, answer any questions you may have and show you the many different options you can consider when planning your event at our venue.

There will be food, coffee and entertainment to enjoy and keep little ones busy whilst you take in your surroundings.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, 11am - 4pm

We Kindly ask that all visitors park in the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Car Park and follow the signposts to the pavilion.

www.hawardencastlepavilion.co.uk

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

ESCAPE THE SPOOKY SHACK 👻

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Assemble your teams and escape the Spooky Shack!

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

£25 for groups of 2-3 for one 45 min session

£39 for groups of 4-6 for one 45 minute session

Sessions run on the hour, between 11am and 3pm.

Please book your place here; http://www.castlerockcrafts.co.uk

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Oct
28
to Nov 5

OCTOBER HALF TERM 🎃

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October Half Term is full of special events here at the Hawarden. Joel has been busy looking after our fantastic Pumpkin crop which is looking better than ever. We will have pumpkin picking, carving and sweet bun making. Bonfire crafts, woodland walks and spooky science. Key an eye out for each event, launching soon 🎃

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Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

TOTBAG SPOOKY CRAFT CORNER 🎃

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With technology increasingly present in all areas of children’s lives, we set out to design an alternative, screen-free activity that would get kids back to nature, spark their imagination, encourage creativity and enhance family time.

https://www.activitiesforkids.co.uk

£3* for 3 activities inc. witchy wand making, spider web weaving + pinecone bats.

*This is redeemable against any purchase of a totbag or subscription to our totbox.

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

ESCAPE THE SPOOKY SHACK 👻

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Assemble your teams and escape the Spooky Shack!

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

£25 for groups of 2-3 for one 45 min session

£39 for groups of 4-6 for one 45 minute session

Sessions run on the hour, between 11am and 3pm.

Please book your place here; http://www.castlerockcrafts.co.uk

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Nov
1
11:00 AM11:00

CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOPS 🎄

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There's nothing quite as exciting to a child as Christmas. Why not make it extra special by spending time with your child(ren) creating your own Christmas cards to send to those special people in your life? Just imagine how thrilled Granny, Grandad or Auntie will be when they realise that the card they've received has been handmade by your children's artwork and features their very own hand and footprints? It will be a treasured item for years to come.

At this workshop, we'll have all of the products, materials and know how to help you create a beautiful piece of artwork using your child's hand and/or footprints as the centrepiece. You can even choose to have all of the children in your family on one picture. We'll then send your artwork away to a specialist manufacturer who'll convert it into the most beautiful, fantastic quality A6 sized Christmas cards. You can even have your design made into gift tags and mugs too! 
We can offer hints and tips to help you get those perfect prints and will have loads of examples and ideas to spark those creative juices. You'll be amazed at just how creative you can be if you just give it a try and rest assured, if you don't know what to do then your creative kids will!

The session costs £5 per child and is aimed at children of any age. The booking price covers all of the products and materials used to create your pieces of art plus free Play Doh toys to keep your children entertained whilst you do the finishing touches!

At the session, you then decide how many packs of cards you require and complete the order form, make payment for your order and we'll do the rest. A6 card packs cost £5.50 for the first pack of 12 and then £4.50 for each additional pack. You can also buy a pack of 16 gift tags for £2.50 per pack & mugs which would make a great Christmas present/keepsake and can be ordered at £6 per mug. Payment must be made in full once the design is complete. The Christmas cards will then be available for collection at the Hawarden Farm Shop from early December.

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Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - PUMPKIN SWEET BUNS

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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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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

MAKERS + PRODUCERS MARKET PLACE ➕

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

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

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

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

FOREST PLAY 🌲

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Open to 5-12 year olds.

Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead by calling

£15 per person.

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 12pm.

Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led.

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

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Nov
7
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - BURGERS + MEATBALLS

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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

Wednesday 3rd October - Sausage Making

Wednesday 17th October - Sausage Rolls + Scotch Eggs

Wednesday 7th November - Burgers + Meatballs

Wednesday 21st November - Bacon + Curing

Wednesday 5th December - Basic Chicken Prep

Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Party

£70 for a series of 6 sessions OR £12 per session.

Ages 8+
There is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course. (book quick!)

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

GLOW IN THE DARK, SCENTED AND BUTTER SLIME MASTERCLASS ✨

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Prepare yourself for the masterclass of all masterclasses!! Slime made 3 ways... scented, butter slime and GLOW IN THE DARK!! 

A perfect workshop to satisfy the slime obsessed!  Pick your own scents, choose your own colours, and mix a super magical glowing slime!! 

3 pots of slime, made 3 ways.

Each masterclass is an hour long, tickets £10 each.. Tickets to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Parents can enjoy an hour of free time in the beautiful surrounds of the Estate. Make sure to visit  the delicious cafe with teas, coffees, brunch/lunch and cake! 

Book here.

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Nov
13
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - CHERRY TWIST PIE

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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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Nov
17
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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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

FOREST PLAY 🌲

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Open to 5-12 year olds.

Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead by calling

£15 per person.

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 12pm.

Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led.

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

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Nov
21
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - BACON + CURING

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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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Nov
24
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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Nov
25
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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Nov
27
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - RUSSIAN COOKIES (SOCHNIKI)

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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
5
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - BASIC CHICKEN PREP

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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

£70 for a series of 6 sessions OR £12 per session.
Ages 8+
There is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course. (book quick!)

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Dec
8
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

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
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
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
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
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
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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Oct
17
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - SAUSAGE ROLLS + SCOTCH EGGS

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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

Wednesday 3rd October - Sausage Making

Wednesday 17th October - Sausage Rolls + Scotch Eggs

Wednesday 7th November - Burgers + Meatballs

Wednesday 21st November - Bacon + Curing

Wednesday 5th December - Basic Chicken Prep

Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Party

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

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Oct
16
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - RUSSIAN VATRUSHKA

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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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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

SPOON WHITTLING IN THE WHISKY SHACK 🌳

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Whittle in the woods with expert spoon maker David White aka The Whittlings During the day, you will be taught green wood working tips and tricks, carving skills using an axe, knife and hook-knife whilst whittling your own spoon to take home and use. The day will be spent in the shack with tea/coffee, warming campfire, and hot lunch cooked on the fire. David is an expert whittler and Sabine a campfire cook. Join us on Saturday 7th October for a day of making and learning!

Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Woodland Shack
Date: Saturday7th October
Cost: £60 (Includes your own spoon to take home, campfire lunch and tea/coffee)
Ages: 18+, 16-18 on application (please message) 12-16 with parental supervision.

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

FOREST PLAY 🌲

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Open to 5-12 year olds.

Maximum of 12 per session, please book ahead by calling

£15 per person.

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 12pm.

Parents do not need to stay as the sessions are child led.

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

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Oct
6
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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Oct
3
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BUTCHER'S CLUB - SAUSAGE MAKING

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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

Wednesday 3rd October - Sausage Making

Wednesday 17th October - Sausage Rolls + Scotch Eggs

Wednesday 7th November - Burgers + Meatballs

Wednesday 21st November - Bacon + Curing

Wednesday 5th December - Basic Chicken Prep

Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Party

£70 for a series of 6 sessions OR £12 per session.

Beginning October 2018.
Ages 8+
There is a maximum number of 8 Young Butchers on the course. (book quick!)

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Oct
2
3:45 PM15:45

YOUNG BAKERS CLUB - CHEESY BUNS

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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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Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

ESCAPE THE SHACK ⚡️

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Assemble your teams and escape the Shack!

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

£25 for groups of 2-3 for one 45 min session

£39 for groups of 4-6 for one 45 minute session

Sessions run on the hour, between 11am and 3pm.

Please book your place here; http://www.castlerockcrafts.co.uk/escape-the-shack/

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Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Every Sunday this August and Sunday (except Sunday 16th September) 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.

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

BUILD A BUG HUT 🐛

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Build a bug hut with our resident bushcraft leader Andy. Using recycled and found objects from around the Estate, each child will create their very own bug hut to take away.
Bug huts are a fun way to encourage biodiversity in your own back garden and a great way to learn all about creepy crawlies along the way.
Parents are encouraged to get stuck in too!

11am - meet at the Farm Shop
£8.50 per child
Max. 12 children.

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Every Sunday this August and Sunday (except Sunday 16th September) 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.

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Sep
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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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

SLIME MASTERCLASS ✨

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Come join us for the ultimate masterclass in slime! 

Due to our previous sell out events, and the request for more, its time we treated all the slime obsessed to a bumper session! 

We'll share our slime secrets so you too can become slime masters!

Join us for 1 whole hour of slime. Create 4 pots of slime.. 3 colourful and 1 rainbow pot. 

Suitable from 5+ and not for the faint hearted.. we will be mixing LOTS of slime!! 

Sessions run from 10-11am and 11-12pm and workshop numbers are limited. 

£10 per ticket and can be purchased here https://www.tickettailor.com/events/theminimakeryltd/197022.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

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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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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Sep
9
10:30 PM22:30

SENSORY SLIME MAKING WORKSHOP ✨

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Craft your very own pot of Cosmic Space SLIME and decorate a pot to take it home in ✨
The Minimakery team are back, this time with Sensory Slime. This workshop has been hugely popular, so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment


Workshops will be limited to 12 children per session and run from 10.30 - 3pm and cost £5 per child.

Book your tickets online here: http://www.theminimakery.co.uk

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

MEAT THE BUTCHER

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There'll be tastings and demonstrations all day to celebrate our fantastic independent butchery here at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

No need to book, just go over to the counter to see what's going on.

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

TREE BEES 🐝

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Tree Bee Society are joining us in our marketplace to talk all things honey and bees. They are bringing along an observation hive so you can see the bees in action. Abigal will be holding talks at 11am and 1pm so make sure you gather around to listen.

Free.

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Sep
8
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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Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

BLACKBERRY BUDDIES PARENT + TODDLER GROUP 👶

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Please call Kay on 07821198819 to book your space.

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Sep
2
10:30 AM10:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Every Sunday this August and Sunday (except Sunday 16th September) 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.

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Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

ARCHERY WITH DAVE 🎯

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

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

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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

ZORBING + INFLATABLE ASSAULT COURSE 🌐

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

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

Photo: Rachel Kay

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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

SWEATY MAMA'S BOOTCAMP 💪🏻

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Every Sunday this August and Sunday (except Sunday 16th September) 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.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

FOREST PLAY 🌲

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Ages 8 - 15
Maximum of 12 per session.
£15 per person including a healthy lunch from the Farm Shop Cafe.

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

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

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

Please meet outside the farm shop for 10am on the morning of the session. The session will end at 2pm.

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