April 2023

Easter Family Holiday

Date:
Fri 7 – Mon 10 April
Price:
Adult £204
Child £117 (under two free)

This is a weekend for all ages, for everyone who enjoys some of the older and newer Easter traditions.

We shall blow eggs and paint them, bake hot cross buns and eat them, make Easter hats 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 or Barbary Castle, 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 rope 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.

Fully Booked, but please email us to request notification if places become available -

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Textile Crafts Short Break

Date:
Fri 28 – Sun 30 April
(begins 12 noon on the Friday, with lunch)
Price:
£198 (Veranda room)
£216 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £150 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Mary Maguire

Immerse yourself in a tactile world of textile crafts.

Learn the art of needle felting (sculpting using wool and a barbed needle) to make soft toys, pincushions, or small sculptures. We will also use this technique two dimensionally to make a picture, cushion, or bag, embellish clothes or a hat, or to make decorative repairs to holes in jumpers.

You will learn embroidery stitches, which you can use creatively to make a work of art, or up-cycle a garment, or combine with the needlefelting. The warm and friendly atmosphere of a small group will be conducive to creativity!

No previous experience necessary. Tools provided. £20 charge for materials.

Mary Maguire has been creating and making beautiful things with textiles for over 40 years. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Arts and is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, where she specialised in creative embroidery. Mary is the author of craft books covering a wide range of art and design techniques

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April Working Weekend

Date:
Fri 28 – Sun 30 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.

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April 2023 Events

Fri 7 – 10

Easter Family Holiday

Fri 28 – Sun 30

Textile Crafts Short Break

Working Weekend

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