April 2020

Easter Family Holiday

Date:
Fri 10 – Mon 13 April
Price:
£174 • Child £108 • 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.

Easter Family Holiday is now fully Booked, but please email us to request to be notified if places become available -

Booking has closed for this event

Easter Children’s Activity Day

Date:
Wed 15 April
Time:
10.00am – 3.00pm
Price:
£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. To 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.

Recycled Crafts Weekend

Date:
Fri 17 – Sun 19 April
Price:
£175 for single room in main house, £165 for single or shared room on verandah or in cabins
with:
Mary Maguire and Vicky Hirsch

This event explores upcycling materials that usually end up in the bin. It will be an opportunity to sew, hammer, print, emboss, and roll!

Activities will include printing with and without a press; repurposing shrunken jumpers; making jewellery out of old copper and pewter; rag rugs; rolled paper beads; and drink can lanterns.

Led by experienced craftswomen, Mary Maguire and Vicky Hirsch, this weekend encourages a creative approach to recycling!

Vicky Hirsch is a multi-talented craftswoman with many years of creative making experience.

Mary Maguire has been creating and making beautiful things with textiles for over 40 years and is the author of craft books covering a wide range of art and design techniques.

Booking has closed for this event

April Working Weekend

Date:
Fri 17 – Sun 19 April
Price:
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.

Booking has closed for this event

Yoga and Massage Weekend

Date:
Fri 24 – Sun 26 April
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

This weekend is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners of yoga. The classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance in the Iyengar style.

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.

Booking has closed for this event

2020 Yoga Weekends: Yoga and Massage 6–8 March, Yoga and Massage 24–26 April, Yoga and Walking 3–5 July, Iyengar Yoga 24–26 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 28–31 August, Yoga and Massage 25–27 September.

April 2020 Events

Fri 10 – Mon 13

Easter Family Holiday

Wed 15

Easter Children’s Activity Day

Fri 17 – Sun 19

Recycled Crafts Weekend

Fri 17 – Sun 19

Working Weekend

Fri 24 – Sun 26

Yoga and Massage Weekend

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