April 2018

April Working Weekend

Fri 12 – Sun 14 April
No charge

This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too!

An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend.

Our Working Weekends are run in the beautiful spirit of the WWOOF organisation: we feed and accommodate you, you work, with us.

For more information on WWOOF, see www.wwoof.org.uk.

Book April Working Weekend

Easter Children’s Activity Day

Wed 17 April
10.00am – 3.00pm
£15 per child (Concessions £12)

For children aged 5 to 12 years. Outdoors and around the farm: meet the animals; enjoy arts and crafts; learn to cook over an open fire; and play, play, play in the big barn! Life is for learning and having fun at Lower Shaw Farm.

Please wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch.

Booking: This is a Children’s Project event. o book, please email , with children’s names, ages and parent/carer’s contact details. We will reply confirming, and giving details of how to pay.

Easter Family Holiday

Fri 19 – Mon 22 April
£165 • Child £99 • under two free

This is a weekend for all ages, for everyone who likes to practise and enjoy some of the older and newer Easter traditions. It’s an excuse to have a very good time together.

We shall blow eggs and paint them, bake hot cross buns and eat them, make bonnets and wear them, tell stories and hear them, hunt for nests and find them, boil eggs and roll them! In fact, egg rolling, on the slopes at Avebury, at 3pm on Easter Sunday, is a highpoint of this weekend’s celebrations. Activities will take place in the craft shed, sometimes in the farm kitchen, sometimes round the fire, sometimes on the high hills, and often in the giant hammock or on the barn swing! It is a celebratory weekend for young, not so young, and old, in fact, anyone young enough in spirit to have a good time.

We like it. You might too!

The weekend begins on Good Friday evening and finishes after lunch on Easter Monday.

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Yoga and Massage

Fri 26 – Sun 28 April
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught in a way that is suited to beginners and more experienced practitioners. The classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

The weekend will also include sessions on giving and receiving a relaxing and toning massage, covering different areas of the body.

On Saturday there will be an early morning Pranayama (breath control) class, then following breakfast, a two hour asana (postures) class, and a massage class. After lunch the options are to relax at the farm, use the super rustic sauna, or go on a led walk in the local countryside. In the late afternoon there is a restorative asana session, and a massage class.

In the evening there will be either a guided meditation, or foot baths, or time to relax around the wood burning stove, or campfire.

On Sunday morning, the programme will be the same as Saturday’s, with a late lunch. Departures during the afternoon, from about 3pm.

Group size: up to about 12.

Book April Yoga and Massage

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Wednesday Café
A friendly meeting place

Wednesdays 10am to 2pm from 24th April, term time.
No charge, but café purchases and donations welcome!

Home-baked cakes and light lunches available. We serve Fairtrade Tea and Coffee. Most food is organic, home grown, or sourced locally.

Time to play, learn and relax, meet old friends, and make new ones!

The regular farm walk at 11.30am is a chance to meet the friendly sheep, the kune-kune pigs, the chickens, and the ducks. There may be lambs and chicks in the spring!

Follow the trail round the farm, look for mini-beasts, peer in the ponds for frogs, find flowers, and listen for birdsong.

Find out how garden vegetables grow and taste; feel the warmth in the polytunnel; and meet the recycled scarecrow!

Food Allergies:So that we can make sure you will be catered for, please contact us if you have any food allergies.

Please note We receive no grants or subsidies so the farm Wednesday openings are dependent on income from the café. Enjoy a cuppa and buy some cake!

April 2019 Events

Fri 12 – Sun 14

Working Weekend

Wed 17

Autumn Children’s Activity Day

Fri 19 – Mon 22

Easter Family Holiday

Wed 24

Wednesday Cafe reopens: 10am - 2pm

Fri 26 – Sun 28

Yoga and Massage

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