Family Activity Breaks 2024

Easter Family Holiday Long Weekend

Date:
Fri 29 March – Mon 1 April
Price:
Adult £225
Child £123 (under two free)

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

We shall decorate eggs, eat hot cross buns, construct Easter hats, hunt for Easter nests, boil eggs and roll them! In fact, egg rolling, on the slopes of Barbury Castle is a highpoint of this weekend’s celebrations. Activities will take place in the craft shed, round the fire, 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.

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

Circus Fun Weekend – workshops and performances,
an extravaganza for all ages

Date:
Thu 30 May – Sun 2 June
Price:
Adult £225
Child/Young person (5 – 25yrs) £168
Second or third child in same family £158
with…
Jacob-Hi Ho, Juggler Jim, Darine, and other Farm Yard Circus friends!

Have you ever dreamed of running away to join a circus?

Well, now you can, because the circus is coming to Lower Shaw Farm, and you can be part of it!

There will be workshops in juggling, staff spinning, plate spinning, devil-sticks, hula hoop, and more ...; aerial hoop and silks; rope walking and slack-lining; acro-balance and human pyramids; uni-cycling; and performance skills. There will be a fire show, and a fire sculpture created by you! After dark, we’ll have a cabaret, UV-light performance, and a Cowshed party to write home about. And on the last day, we’ll finish off with a games session, using your new skills! And for anyone who just wants to watch, the workshop space also has comfy sofas!

As part of the Swindon Circus and Outdoor Arts Project (SCOAP) we will be offering bursaries for two free places at this event. This is to help make circus and performing arts more accessible for people who might not normally be able to afford courses like this. If you would like to know more about these bursaries and who would be eligible, please email . We would like to thank Arts Council England for making this possible.

Booking has closed for this event

The Lower Shaw Farm Family Holiday Week

Date:
Sun 11 – Sun 18 August
Price:
Adult £396
Child (2 to 21 years) £246
with…
Lower Shaw Farm residents and friends

This is a week for people of all ages

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, 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. These might well include juggling, philosophy, board games galore, origami, creative writing, pizza making, a cabaret, campfire cooking, walks, yoga, sauna, riding on the vintage red tractor, and lots more!

Book The Lower Shaw Farm Family Holiday Week

Family Activity Break Dates 2024

Fri 29 March – Mon 1 April

Easter Family Holiday Long Weekend

Thu 30 May – Sun 2 June

Circus Fun Weekend

Sun 11 – Sun 18 August

The Lower Shaw Farm Family Holiday Week

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