Family Activity Breaks 2013
- 29 March – 1 April
- £162 • Child £98 • under two free
This is a weekend for all ages, for everyone who likes to practice 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.Book Easter Family Break
- 2 – 4 August
- Adult £141 • Child £90
A chance to enjoy activities best suited to warm weather and good company in wonderful Wiltshire. Relaxing, health-enhancing, and enjoyable activities are likely to include breakfast outdoors, free runs, long walks, wild swims, hot saunas, cool yoga, marvellous music, perfect poetry, arts and crafts, barn games, nights round yard fire, and daily surprises. A weekend to remind us that life’s what we make it!Book Summer Activities Weekend
- 19 – 26 August
- Adult £252 • Child £168
This is a week for families, with children and parents (and/or grandparents, aunties, uncles etc) of all ages. We will do things, make things, and have a lot of fun.
Mornings are likely to be spent art and crafting it in the big shed, while the afternoons will be filled with games, outings, and walking trips.
Evenings will find us round the campfire, telling tales or reading a good book, together, singing songs, and watching stars. And those are only the official bits! The rest is determined by who comes, who connects, and who makes things happen. In the past this has included juggling, philosophy, poi, pizza making, promises auction, a cabaret, campfire cooking, cycle trips, yoga, and lots more!
This is a perennially popular high-summer week of high action and laid back inaction. Children experience both freedom and structure, while adults can enjoy the companionship of other adults, as well as having fun and learning new skills alongside their children.
The week begins after 5pm on Monday 19th, and ends after breakfast on Monday 26th August.Book Summer Family Activities Week
- 1 – 3 November
- Adult £138 • Child £87
This is a weekend for families, with children of all ages.
As the season turns and nights draw in, we mark the change by getting together to make and do Autumn things. We shall carve and hollow pumpkins and fill them with light, decorate little lanterns to shine brightly and drive away the darkness, harvest apples and turn them into golden juice, light fires and make fire sculptures to remind us of the sun, create shadow plays that tell stories in silhouette, build campfires and tell stories that warm the heart, and play autumn games that fan the flames of human imagination.
A weekend for all ages to get together and be imaginative, and have fun, in autumn!
The weekend begins on Friday evening and finishes after lunch on the Sunday.Book Autumn Family Crafts Weekend