We host daily demonstrations giving a flavour of farm life at the turn of the 20th Century. The farm bailiff and the bailiff's wife will be around the farmyard and cottage carrying out everyday tasks and interpreting Victorian farm life.
Each week we have visits from:
- the blacksmith
- the wheelwright
- the bodger
- the dairymaid
Throughout the season there are special events organised on highdays and holidays along with our ever-popular harvest celebrations and threshing weekends towards the end of our year. See below for events and dates:
Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April
Easter on the Farm
Easter’s the theme with chick handling and lambs to feed. Young visitors will love the Cracking Egg Challenge (Friday), Egg-ceptional Quiz (Saturday) and Easter Egg Hunts (Sunday). Monday offers foolish fun …. as you’d egg-spect!
Saturday 4 – Monday 6 May
Wonderful Wood Weekend
See how the bodger, hurdle maker and wheelwright bring their traditional skills to life and we’ll have the Shropshire Branch of the British Woodcarvers Association working too!
Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May
May Fun and Games
Spring has sprung and its time for fun! Join in with traditional games, trails, quizzes and activities.
Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 June
Horses, Harness, Wheels and Wagons
A weekend where our own shires are joined by visiting horses. See our splendid horse drawn vehicles and marvel at the work of the Guild of Model wheelwrights.
Monday 26 August
Victoria and Albert Day
Whatever your age, come to the farm dressed as Queen Victoria or Prince Albert. Take part in the afternoon Royal Parade or watch and be amused!
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September
An iconic time on any farm, see preparations being made on Saturday for the procession at 3pm on Sunday.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November
Steam Threshing Weekends
This most evocative of events brings our season to a close. There’s an extra special atmosphere on the farm at threshing time.
To avoid disappointment, if you are hoping to see a particular craft demonstration on the day of your visit, or a special event, please call in advance to check the programme.