Market Open-Air Family theatre production, bring along a picnic and enjoy this fantastic show in a beautiful setting.
Princess Sophie is fed up. She’s EXHAUSTED and it’s all because the grumpy old giant can’t sleep – his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Based on the Children’s book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.
Open-Air Shakespeare production, bring along a picnic and enjoy this classic comedy in a beautiful setting.
The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food, women, and sleep in order to study for three years. No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business, with her ladies-in-waiting. How will the King and his Lords resolve hold up? This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s touch of live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.
If you go down to the woods today you are sure a big surprise – our Fordhall style Teddy Bears Picnic! Bring your teddy and your picnic for what will be a really fun and interactive session on our beautiful farm. There will be stories, woodland crafts and adventures to be had.
£4.00 per child (teddies go free!) suitable for ages 2+
Sessions running are 10am – 12midday and 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Please call 01630 638696 to book
Join experienced and qualified Medical Herbalist and Aromatherapist Bee McGovern on her guided walk around Fordhall Organic Farm. You’ll meander over Fordhall’s cattle grazing fields and through our natural woodland exploring and discovering the medicinal and culinary uses of various herbs, berries, seeds and roots.
Join Bee and other like-minded people on an afternoon walk starting at 12.30pm, followed by a delightful High Tea featuring foraged food put together by Fordhall’s Head Chef, Nic. The event should conclude around 4.30pm.
£35 per person
Booking is essential on these Foraging Walks – please telephone to book and pay:
Tel: 01630 638 696
The Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September (26-29 Sept 18) for a four day celebration of all things ginger & spice related, including gingerbread, secret recipes and a town with links to the ancient spice routes. Artisan Spicy Food Market is Saturday 29th September only!
Visitors can step into the exotic and fascinating world of gingerbread whilst also enjoying an abundance of specialty food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist!
There will be the Leek United heritage Spice Trail dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history including tastings of local specialty food and drink. Visitors can also enjoy many fringe events such as a Gin and Jazz Evening exploring Gin and Ginger/Spice; a live music concert with Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross & local singer song writer Heidi Browne; pop-up restaurants; foraging walks; film night; ginger inspired competitions & a vibrant and spicy street market (the Spice Exchange) on Saturday 29th September in the centre of Market Drayton. The Spice Exchange Street market will include food tastings, spicy beer, cookery demos, live music plus educational outreach about seasonal and local food. There’s everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, chocolate enrobed ginger, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies!
Whilst the spicy street market is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential. The festival takes place during British Food Fortnight!