Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

WHITTLE + FEAST | NADDUE A GLODDESTA 🔥

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WHITTLE + FEAST | NADDUE A GLODDESTA 🔥

A collaborative event by Jwrnal and The Whittlings as part of the BLASU | TASTE North East Wales programme of events for 2019.

Fire. Friends. Feast. Tân. Cyfeillion. Gloddesta.

Carve your own wooden spoon with David White aka The Whittlings, then sit together to enjoy an autumnal feast cooked on an open fire. The menu will be carefully tailored to complement the season, the surrounding landscape and will feature only the best locally sourced, quality ingredients. An autumnal feast focussed on flavours from the woods - autumn root vegetables from the Hawarden Estate cooked on the fire, pine-needle cocktails, tea and traditional, warming Welsh cawl. All ingredients will be sourced locally to Hawarden from quality and sustainable producers.

Dewch i naddu llwy bren i chi’ch hunain gyda David White (neu The Whittlings fel y’i adweinir). Ac yna fe gewch eistedd i fwynhau gwledd hydrefol wedi ei choginio ar dân agored. Caiff y fwydlen ei theilwra'n ofalus i gyd-fynd â'r tymor a’r dirwedd oddi amgylch, a dim ond y cynhwysion lleol gorau fydd yn cael eu defnyddio. Gwledd hydrefol fydd yn canolbwyntio ar flasau o’r goedwig – gwreiddlysiau hydrefol o Ystâd Penarlâg wedi eu coginio ar y tân, coctels o nodwyddau pinwydd, te a chawl Cymreig traddodiadol i’ch cynhesu. Bydd yr holl gynhwysion yn gynaliadwy ac yn dod oddi wrth gynhyrchwyr o ansawdd sy’n lleol i Benarlâg.

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

APPLE DAYS 🍎

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A weekend of apple picking and pressing to see in the beginning of Autumn.

Our market stalls will be full of local food, drink and craft producers with other apple themed activities throughout the weekend.

More information coming soon.

We hope you can join us!

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

PUMPKIN PICK, CARVE + PICNIC

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Finally it's our favourite time of year - pumpkin time! Each year our gardener Joel plants thousands of pumpkins, so let's pick them, carve them and enjoy a pumpkin-themed picnic here at the Farm Shop.

  1. Arrive at the Farm Shop and choose your picnic lunch.

  2. Head to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin.

  3. Carve your pumpkin with Amy Swann

  4. Tuck into your picnic lunch!

We are hosting this event in two stages. One group starting at 9am, the other at 11am with a max number of 12 children per group. 

All ages welcome, with supervision.

Adults are welcomed to accompany children throughout the duration. Adult supervision is essential during the pumpkin carving due to the tools beind used.

Children will leave taking their pumpkin with them to put out for Halloween!

The group timings will be as follows:

Group One

9am. Arrive, choose your lunch

9.10am. P-Y-O pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.

9.30 am Pumpkin carving - 1 hour in the Tin Shed.

10am Picnic!

11am. Finish

Group Two

11am Arrive, choose your lunch

11.10am. P-Y-O pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.

11.30am Pumpkin carving - 1 hour in the Tin Shed..

12.30pm. Picnic!

1.30pm. Finish

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

HAWARDEN ESTATE NIGHT TRAIL RACE WITH JOE COOPER 🏃🏻‍♀️

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The Winter version of this evening event involves 2 hours of trail running, taking in a 2km lap from the HQ and transition area near the farm shop. Tackle the event in teams of 3, or as a solo runner to complete as many laps as you can within the allotted time. The shop will be open, there’ll be a fire roaring, hot soup on the hob and motivational music playing in the covered changeover area and the event will have a real fun and friendly feel to it, amongst some competition, of course!

Head torches, of course - will be compulsory and unfortunately due to obvious safety implications of a running a fast, compact course in the dark, running with dogs will not be allowed.

There'll be medals, prizes and lots of fun at this event - what a way to spend a Friday night!

Schedule
Registration/Number pick up - 5.30-6.20pm
Race Start - 6.30pm
Race Finish - 8.30pm
Presentation - 9pm


Solo Entrants
You’ll be dibbed at the end of each lap to get your times, and the winners will be those that complete the most laps within the 2 hour period.

Team Entrants
In teams of 3, only 1 runner runs at a time, with the changeover frequency and running order being up to you! As with the solo event, the teams completing the most laps shall win the prizes.

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Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

MINDFULNESS IN THE WOODS WITH WOODLAND CLASSROOM 🍂

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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 tutor 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 against the backdrop of the beautiful Hawarden Estate Farm Shop with 25 acres of its own fields, orchards, and woodlands.

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 £25 per person.

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Aug
11
10:00 PM22:00

YOGA IN THE PARK 🧘‍♀️

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Start your Sunday right with some simple, family yoga outside at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

Free for up to 30 people - please pre-book your tickets.

Please bring your own mat. All ages and abilities welcome.

Stay after class to enjoy food and drink from local producers during our GWLEDD | FEAST event in collaboration with Cywain. Farm Shop barbecue open from midday - 4pm and Hawarden Old Castle is open from 2pm - 5pm.

More about our instructor;

My journey with yoga began in 2001 after a knee injury brought on by martial arts. After years of high impact training through Muay Thai and JKD it was recommended to me by a friend that I take up yoga, I’ve never looked back since. I have trained at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India where I travelled there and lived for month at a time on two separate occasions training under the guidance of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. My training and practice has taken me around the world beginning in Thailand, through India and now the UK where I have taught many professional athletes including many players from the Everton football club. I am a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK (RYT 500). My background as a yoga teacher allows me to safely guide practitioners of all backgrounds including yoga, crossfit and other sports to maintaining a healthy body and mind.

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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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Aug
10
to Aug 11

GLWEDD | FEAST 🔥

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Together with Cywain, the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop team are excited to host a food festival and street food pop-up to celebrate some of the best local food and drink producers from North East Wales. This is a family-friendly day with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained!

FOOD. MUSIC. GOOD TIMES

Saturday 10th August 10.00 - 21.00

From 10am our market stalls will be full with food and drink producers, and we'll have;

Pop-up Arty Party with Lou's Awesome Arty Party. 10am - 1pm
Vegetable Hub at Flintshare Allotments
Stallholders from Horticulture Wales - all day
Awesome dog treats from Pupcakes Dog Bakery - all day
Crazy golf - all day
Producers' talks + tastings - throughout the day
Baker's Demo in the Tin Shed
Bring your own punnet P-Y-O - free for under 15's. 11.30am - 1pm
🔥 4pm - 9pm Farm Shop BBQ!


Sunday 11th August 10.00 - 16.00

• Rise – start your day with sun salutations. Simple family yoga
Stallholders from Horticulture Wales. 10am
Awesome dog treats from Pupcakes Dog Bakery - all day
Crazy golf - all day
Producers' talks + tastings - throughout the day
Baker's Demo in the Tin Shed
Bring your own punnet P-Y-O - free for under 15's. 11.30am - 1pm
🔥 12-4pm Farm Shop BBQ!
🏰 2pm the Hawarden Old Castle is open to the public.

We will be open late on Saturday evening with a Farm Shop BBQ. All are welcome; family, friends, neighbours - dogs too!

We will soon be announcing the line up of brilliant vendors, so keep an eye out for more information by following our @hawardenestatefarmshop Facebook page and @hawardenestatefarmshop on Instagram.

Whilst you wait - get those dates firmly in your diaries!

This event is free for all to attend.

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Cywain is a Menter a Busnes project aimed to help develop new products or markets for primary agricultural produce or fisheries. If you would like to get involved or support our event, please contact cywain@menterabusnes.co.uk

A bit about us;

Cywain is a Menter a Busnes project aimed to help develop new products or markets for primary agricultural produce or fisheries. If you would like to get involved or support our event, please contact cywain@menterabusnes.co.uk

The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop consists of a vibrant Food Hall, award-winning butchery, café, cheese counter, deli, takeaway food, events space, free children's play area, nature trail and pick-your-own farm.

We are a sister business to Pedlars, The Glynne Arms, Hawarden Castle Pavilion and home to The Good Life Experience.

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Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

WILDCRAFT ADVENTURE WITH WOODLAND CLASSROOM 🍂

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We've bringing our video game inspired activity day back by popular demand this school summer 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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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

CAMPFIRE COOKING 🔥

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Kids can join us to become Outdoor Masterchefs 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.

You can get your TICKETS via the link at the top of this event page.

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY LEADERS

JAMES KENDALL is Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Leader & Social Forester. He has been working in woodlands for over 10 years now. He recently received the Bushcraft Competency Certifiate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

LEA KENDALL is the co-founder of Woodland Classroom and has led hundreds of woodland activity sessions for groups of all ages. She is also a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner, specialising in Nature Therapy.

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Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

WILD DETECTIVES 🐛

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Is your child obsessed with nature? Do they collect creepy crawlies or old leaves and twigs? Perhaps they enjoy birdwatching or simply spending time getting stuck into nature in whatever way they can. Well, this is the day made just for them. Kids can join us for what we hope will be an inspiring day of discovery into the wonders of the natural world. So grab your magnifying glass and become a Wild Detective.

James & Lea from Woodland Classroom will lead children through a range of activities designed to appeal to their natural curiosity and nuture the Wild Detective inside.

We will be learning through play with plenty of nature based games which will get kids brains into gear and asking questions, whilst also having fun. We will be taking our discoveries back to the activity room for further investigation with microscopes, tweezers, field guides and a host of experiments. So, grab your magnifying glass! All this will take against the backdrop of our basecamp in the woods at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop ancient woodland, meadowas, orchards and footpath network.

Does your child fancy themselves as a YouTube star? Throughout the day kids will also be creating a video of their wild discoveries which we will then edit and put on our YouTube channel for them and their families to enjoy*

ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE:

♦ Guided scavenger hunts through the woods and parkland

♦ Learning through play: nature games to inspire young minds

♦ Try out your 'worm-charming' skills

♦ Dissect an owl pellet and see what he had for dinner

♦ Become a tree guru: Identify native trees even when they're missing their leaves!

♦ Make a plaster cast of a wild animal track

♦ Dive into field guides and learn how to use them

♦ We'll be playing the kids' favourite "Whose Poo?" Investigating animal droppings

♦ Create and star in our own film of the day's adventures, to be published on YouTube

♦ Opportunities for play in the woods to give enquiring minds a break; den building, rope games and camouflage.

...but who knows what we will discover in the wild?

PRICES & DETAILS

Tickets are £35 per child and £30 for each additional sibling.

This day is open to children aged 7-12 years.

All activities are based in and around our basecamp at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and it's 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.

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY LEADERS

JAMES KENDALL is Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Leader & Social Forester. He has been working in woodlands for over 10 years now. He recently received the Bushcraft Competency Certifiate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

LEA KENDALL is the co-founder of Woodland Classroom and has led hundreds of woodland activity sessions for groups of all ages. She is also a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner, specialising in Nature Therapy.

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Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

WOODLAND CRAFTS 🌱

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Start off the Summer Holidays with all things natural and crafty at our Kids Woodland Craft Event in the Tin Shed at the Hawarden Estate.
About this Event

A Drop Off workshop for children to have fun and get inspired making creations with natural materials. Think Stick dolls, Wax Crayons on stones, Wood slice medallions, Mexican Eyes, Wood Elves, Natural pictures frames, natural print making. Activities may vary depending on time of year and weather. All materials and instructions are included.Come and join us at the Tin Shed for a 2 hr fun filled session of getting stuck in with all things crafty.

Parents are welcome to drop their children off at the Tin Shed and enjoy lunch, coffee, cake -or just some peace and quiet- at th Farm Shop. Due to the nature of the activities on offer and the fact that parents are not expected to stay the session is deemed suitable for ages 7 and over (needing to be able to follow instructions and stay with the group)

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

IZORB + WATER ZORBING ☀️

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The iZorb team are back!

A firm favourite here at the Farm Shop. Martin and his team will be setting up their selection of inflatables and water zorbs on Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July.

This is 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.

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Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

HAWARDEN ESTATE TRAIL RACES 🏃🏻‍♂️

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We are really excited to host more of Joe ‘Out-fit’ Cooper’s Summer trail races on the Hawarden Estate.

The course will explore corners of the Estate 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 us here at the Farm Shop.

A well marked and marshalled 5km loop will be completed twice by 10km runners, and the family-friendly nature of the venue means that we hope the kids 1km dash will be popular too! The Canicross 5km was really popular during our Winter Trail here in December, and is great for agile dogs who don't mind a stile or two!


The races will be electronically timed and guarantee a rewarding and fun day out at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

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Jul
6
to Jul 7

IZORB + WATER ZORBING ☀️

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The iZorb team are back this weekend and they'll be cooling you down with water zorbing.

A firm favourite here at the Farm Shop. Martin and his team will be setting up their selection of inflatables and water zorbs on Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July.

This is 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.

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Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP 🛠

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Learn to carve your own spoon from freshly cut wood in a small group, in a woodland environment, with a warming campfire. Tea/coffee from the fire provided. You will be emailed with what you need to bring before the event.

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.

In the event of extreme weather an alternative date will be arranged.

Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Woodland Shack

Date: Sunday 30th June 2019

Cost: £70 (Includes your own spoon to take home, campfire lunch and tea/coffee)

Ages: 18+, 14-18 on application.

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Jun
29
9:30 AM09:30

SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP 🛠

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Learn to carve your own spoon from freshly cut wood in a small group, in a woodland environment, with a warming campfire. Tea/coffee from the fire provided. You will be emailed with what you need to bring before the event.

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.

In the event of extreme weather an alternative date will be arranged.

Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Woodland Shack

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019

Cost: £70 (Includes your own spoon to take home, campfire lunch and tea/coffee)

Ages: 18+, 14-18 on application.

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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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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
16
10:00 AM10:00

MARCH FOR MEN 🏃🏻‍♂️

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

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

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

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

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

Let's do this!!

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

EVENING ESTATE TRAIL RELAY 🏃🏻‍♂️

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This new Summer evening event with Joe ‘Outfit’ Cooper involves 2 hours of trail running, taking in a 2km lap from the HQ and transition area near the farm shop. Tackle the event in teams of 3, or as a solo runner to complete as many laps as you can within the allotted time. The shop will be open, there’ll be a fire roaring, and motivational music playing in the covered changeover area and the event will have a real fun and friendly feel to it, amongst some competition, of course!

There'll also be some lovely food and drink available to you to replenish and reflect on some great running!

There'll be medals, prizes and lots of fun at this event - what a way to spend a Friday evening!

Schedule:

Registration/Number pick up - 5.30-6.20pm
Race Start - 6.30pm
Race Finish - 8.30pm
Presentation - 9pm

Solo Entrants:
You’ll be dibbed at the end of each lap to get your times, and the winners will be those that complete the most laps within the 2 hour period.

Team Entrants:
In teams of 3, only 1 runner runs at a time, with the changeover frequency and running order being up to you! As with the solo event, the teams completing the most laps shall win the prizes.

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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
4
9:30 AM09:30

CANICROSS COUGH TO 5K 🐶

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Get fitter with your dog, with Your Fitness Buddy.

This is a 6 week course following the well-known structure of a ‘Couch to 5K’

  • Trail running with your dog does wonders for your mood, and provides mental stimulation for your dog.

  • Canicross has been proved to help control your weight and improve mood and well being for both you and your dog.

  • Reactive dogs or those with poor recall will love it.

  • The programme gradually allows you to get used to running 5K (3 miles) over 6 weeks at a pace that works for you. The classes are well structured and progressive.

Please contact Marianne directly to book, as spaces are limited.

Please note: dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old and trailshoes are essential.
These sessions are great for those new to the sport and those wanting to build up their own fitness and their dogs fitness.

The course costs £55 and does not include equipment hire. For those new to the activity, a taster session is recommended. Please contact Marianne to book a taster session if required.

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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
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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May
30
10:30 AM10:30

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS 🍫

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A fun hour of chocolate creation:

Open to children from aged 4 and their adult companions.

- Brief introduction to chocolate
- Make a chocolate lollipop
- Dip various ingredients into chocolate and decorate
- 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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May
30
10:00 AM10:00

POP-UP PARTY 🎨

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Facepainting by Catherine and Lou’s Awesome Arty Party will be hosting an event this school holiday where your little ones can get crafty and have a Face paint all under one roof!

Lou will be doing some awesome UNDER THE SEA themed craft, where your little ones can really go to town and explore their creative talents on a big scale.

Places for this event are limited therefore bookings are essential. To book via paypal, use the friends and family option with childs name/age as reference at morgancatsy@hotmail.com

Cost: £8.50 per child. Includes all craft activities and face paint

Siblings under 2 years of age are welcome to partake in colouring and have an “arm paint” for just £4.00. Under 1 year are free.

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May
29
4:00 PM16:00

Young Butchers Club; Traditional Beef Burgers 🍔

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Our Young Butchers Club are planning a BBQ special this Whit Half Term.

Ages 7+. 4pm - 5pm. £12

With guidance from our expert Butcher Jay our aspiring Young Butcher’s will learn how to make traditional Beef Burgers ready to take home and put on the BBQ.

Please note there is a maximum number of 6 Young Butchers on the course.

This workshop is unsuitable for children with gluten intolerance. Please contact the Farm Shop directly if you have any questions regarding allergens.

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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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

LET'S GO WILD CRAFTS 🎨

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Booking is now open for a day of Wild Animal themed Crafty Fun with Catherine from Creation Station.

There will be three fab activities for the little ones to work around and include a mixture of exploring, sculpting, colouring, creating, cutting and sticking. Guaranteed to get the imaginations flowing!

Activities are tailored to suit children aged between around 2 years and through to 11 years.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Each session will take approximately 45 minutes - you will receive a goody bag of fab activities to work around at your own pace! - Price includes all accessories, sparkles, overalls and your little ones makes for them to take away and be proud of!

Sessions will run between the following times;
10am - 10.45am
11 - 11.45am
12.30pm - 1.15pm
1.30pm - 2.15pm

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May
28
9:30 AM09:30

CANICROSS COUGH TO 5K 🐶

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Get fitter with your dog, with Your Fitness Buddy.

This is a 6 week course following the well-known structure of a ‘Couch to 5K’

  • Trail running with your dog does wonders for your mood, and provides mental stimulation for your dog.

  • Canicross has been proved to help control your weight and improve mood and well being for both you and your dog.

  • Reactive dogs or those with poor recall will love it.

  • The programme gradually allows you to get used to running 5K (3 miles) over 6 weeks at a pace that works for you. The classes are well structured and progressive.

Please contact Marianne directly to book, as spaces are limited.

Please note: dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old and trailshoes are essential.
These sessions are great for those new to the sport and those wanting to build up their own fitness and their dogs fitness.

The course costs £55 and does not include equipment hire. For those new to the activity, a taster session is recommended. Please contact Marianne to book a taster session if required.

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May
21
9:30 AM09:30

CANICROSS COUGH TO 5K 🐶

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Get fitter with your dog, with Your Fitness Buddy.

This is a 6 week course following the well-known structure of a ‘Couch to 5K’

  • Trail running with your dog does wonders for your mood, and provides mental stimulation for your dog.

  • Canicross has been proved to help control your weight and improve mood and well being for both you and your dog.

  • Reactive dogs or those with poor recall will love it.

  • The programme gradually allows you to get used to running 5K (3 miles) over 6 weeks at a pace that works for you. The classes are well structured and progressive.

Please contact Marianne directly to book, as spaces are limited.

Please note: dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old and trailshoes are essential.
These sessions are great for those new to the sport and those wanting to build up their own fitness and their dogs fitness.

The course costs £55 and does not include equipment hire. For those new to the activity, a taster session is recommended. Please contact Marianne to book a taster session if required.

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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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