Thursday, July 04, 2013

It's going to be a hot one...

Don't forget that this Sunday, here at Fordhall Farm, we are holding our 8th annual Summer Fair, from 10am – 4pm. It will be a fundraising, family day out celebrating bees and butterflies.

Town Crier - Geoff will be here to open the event
We are having a local producers’ market at the event with items for sale ranging from soaps to dog kennels to goats’ ice cream and the market will run alongside lots of free family activities around the farm. 

There will also be rural and traditional craft demonstrators on hand to show off their skills and the ladies from Ellesmere Spinners Guild will be here with their spinning wheels and yarn.  Two working horses from Carnog will be showing the traditional skill of logging and Andy Hyde will be demonstrating the skill of log hewing. We also have expert basket weavers, Helen and Kelvin Stanley, who will be creating willow baskets.
Dan's Cannons are going to be back - this time with an even BIGGER cannon to try.
Jester Jack and the Hobby Horse Project will be here running a circus skills workshop - come and have a go at a unicycle....or stilt walking!

We are also delighted to have an RAF helicopter flying in, which children will be allowed to scramble around and ask the pilot questions.  The helicopter will be stationed amongst other large machinery, including old Land Rovers, heavy farm machinery and a working steam engine.

Pilot Chris will be touching down on Sunday morning
Everyone at the farm is really looking forward to the Summer Fair. There will be so much going on; from tree climbing to beehive building and welly wanging to country dancing and the added bonus that the weather looks like it’s going to be a scorcher! 
The Hay Bale Tunnel will be out

There are going to be lots of free family activities to enjoy and to complement our bee and butterfly theme, we are encouraging everyone who attends to unleash their inner butterfly…or bee... Becca and the team are going to be fluttering about in fancy dress too - see if you can spot them on the day!
Lots of traditional games will be available with a bee/buttefly twist....
And all of this is only £3 per person and under 4’s are free. If you need more information look at our website, or give us a call on 01630 638696.

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