FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden. The plant fair offers the opportunity to pop along and visit some wonderful specialist nurseries at no charge to get the gardening season off to a great start.
At the same time visit Battlefields 1403 excellent farm shop, deli and Sparrow’s Café. Which is a celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks fresh daily with local ingredients, serving loyal visitors that return time and time again. The plant fair runs from 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 27th April. For full details please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Indoor carboot/ table top sale.
Wanting to clear your house of unwanted items or just make your self some extra money then book a stall at my indoor table top sale on Saturday 27th April 2019 10-12 @eastern Oswestry community centre. Tables are £8 each. I only have a limited amount of tables available so You MUST PREBOOK. tables are provided so no need to bring your own.
If your only wanting to browse or purchase please remember:
💰it’s FREE entry for everyone
🧁refreshments will be available.
🚘 car parking available
Feel free to message me for any information
📆 date: Saturday 27th April 2019
🕰 time: 10-12
🌎 venue: Eastern Oswestry community centre,cabin lane,Oswestry,sy11 2lq
Forge is delighted to be hosting a Prom Dress Sale
Many many prom dresses – brand new but slightly flawed will on sale at massive discounts – a fraction of the sale price.
90% of all proceeds from the sale of the new and wonderful prom dresses will go to the Telford Food Bank/Crisis Centre.
What is also great is if a dress needs a slight repair the sewing machines will be out with volunteers keen to make the repairs for you for a small donation to the work of Forge.
We take you off the beaten track to Real Ale pubs to sample locally brewed Real Ales, delicious food and live entertainment, without worrying who’s driving! Our dedicated bus service arrives every 30 minutes at each pub between 12noon and 10 pm.
Bricklayers Arms, Shrewsbury
The Bull, Rodington
Ugly Duckling, Long Lone
The Tiddly, Ellerdine
The Bear, Hodnet
Fox Inn, Wem
Dickin Arms, Loppington
Red Lion, Bomere Heath
Start and finish at any participating pub.
Calling all cheese lovers! Join us for an evening of tastings and an insight into the craft of artisan cheesemaking with Morgan McGlynn as we celebrate the publication of her new book The Modern Cheesemaker.
Morgan McGlynn is one of the youngest women in the business; she runs Muswell Hill Cheeses in London and is Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch resident cheese expert as well as the cheese adviser for Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason and an expert judge at the World Cheese Awards.
The Modern Cheesemaker shows you how to make 18 cheeses, from the rich and gooey, to the wonderfully stinky, and all the cheeseboard favourites – including simple, fresh cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta, working up to salty and versatile halloumi, feta and paneer, perfect, melting Swiss cheese, through to aged Cheddar and Brie. Starting from the very basics of the making process, with a guide to milk types and the seasonal nature of cheese, The Modern Cheesemaker will deepen your understanding of this essential ingredient and its production. Morgan will give us a peak at the cheesemaking process and pass on her expert tips – from making, storing and ageing to tasting, slicing and hunting out new cheeses.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Appleby’s, Cheesemakers from Hawkstone Abbey Farm, Marchamley, Shrewsbury for this event. Sarah Appleby will also be on hand to showcase their cheeses which you’ll have a chance to taste and savour with a glass of wine.
What better way to spend an evening!
Tickets: £10 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Modern Cheesemaker). Includes cheese tasting & a glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more.
Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,through to huge inflatables, go karting, bubble football, huge big top with circus skills, craft, tractor displays and educational free activities! For the adults there will be beer, gin, tastings and hands on workshops…
Field to Fork Festival is a FUN way to examine the journey of our food from where and how it is grown, all the way to our plates.
Visit our Shropshire Artisan Village is a wonderful monthly fair showcasing local, talented and unique artists, crafters and food producers 30+ under one roof. The event is free to attend and we have a lovely cafe and coffee shop on site. Free parking and great public transport links.
This is a monthly fair (first Saturday of every month) supporting very talented local artists, crafters and food producers giving them a regular place and time to sell their products.
At our May one which will fall at the start of May will celebrate the love of Art – its uniqiness and appeal. The Fayre will include a walkway of artists as well as our fantastic range of local artists, crafters and food producers. We will have wonderful bright and lively themed items, brightening up your house or that perfect gift for someone.
We will thrill you with a range of lovely food, live music and stands to tempt you
Disabled access lift and accessible toilets, family friendly site.
If you would like a stand it is just £5 – all profits from rent at this fair go to providing free art and craft workshops in the community.
Come and Join us for a trip through the beautiful Dee Valley, sit back and enjoy your Fish and Chips while watching the world go by.
The Fish and Chips can be collected from the café from 6pm and taken on the train to enjoy, there is a bar on board in case you fancy a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Soft drinks are also available.
train departs at 6.30pm
Book early as this is a very popular event.
Adults £22 Children £15
Clun’s Green Man will again be attempting to win the age-old battle against winter and darkness, and bring in the summer! Sunday is the Ice Queen’s last stand, with her Fair in the Square. Monday is the main event, with lots of family-friendly fun. Dancing, street theatre, circus skills, lots of festival food, battles, bowmen and, of course, beer!
Tickets on sale on the day.
Find us on Facebook at Clun Green Man or via http://www.clungreenman.org.uk/
Looking for a great value day out this Early May Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday (5th & 6th May). Look no further than a visit to the wonderful Weston Park and its Plant Hunters’ Fair. With a really great value entrance price of just £3.00 for this special event which includes entry to the gardens and parkland and the great Plant Hunters’ Fair.
The plant fair has become a magnet for plant lovers from near and far with a great line-up of nurseries to create a plant lover’s paradise. The mix of nurseries ensures there’s something for every type of garden; little gems to tempt the most discerning plants person and lots of help and advice for the new or less experienced gardener.
Weston is an award-winning stately home set in 1000 acres of “Capability” Brown parkland much of it wooded and planted with spring bulbs, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. There are miles of woodland walks, lakes and the beautiful formal gardens to explore. Children can let off steam in the Woodland Adventure Playground. Relax and unwind over a coffee in the Deli or enjoy lunch in the Granary Grill. The house will also be open from 1pm (additional charge). The miniature railway will also be running (additional charge) Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
On Sunday 12th May this year, a private Shropshire estate will throw open its door to the public and host a Country House Charity Car Boot Sale to raise funds for The Cavalier Centre, home of the new Perry Riding for the Disabled in Much Wenlock. Taking place at The Isle Estate, a hidden treasure just outside Shrewsbury and home to the Tate family, the event will be an exciting mixture of ‘booters’ selling family treasures and visitors (buyers) looking for that amazing bargain and possible hidden gem.
There will also be a Valuations Tent run by Christina Trevanion from Trevanion and Dean Auctioneers, well known BBC Bargain Hunt and Flog It presenter. In addition a Vintage Clothes tent will delight those wearing and collecting items from bygone eras, and a refreshments tent will offer local goodies from opening to the end.
For more information and to make a stall booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our plant fairs at The British Ironwork Centre have raised thousands of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices, with the £1.00 entrance fee going to this very deserving cause. Please help us raise more in 2019! There will be a brilliant line-up of top specialist nurseries who will bring a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nursery folk.
The British Ironworks Centre not only boasts a working smithy and a showroom featuring the biggest choice of quality British ironware for both indoors and garden use but also the Shropshire Sculpture Park featuring a safari in ironwork that has to be seen to be believed! The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters’ Fair to enjoy!
Entry to the Plant Fair and all other attractions is £1.00 in aid of Hope House Hospices. Free parking. The plant fair runs from10am-4pm on Saturday 18th May. Refreshments available.
Full details of the nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
The sixth annual Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival will be celebrating all things great about food and drink available in the North Shropshire area.
The event will be running on:-
Saturday 18th May 2019 from 10am – 5pm
Sunday 19th May from 10am – 4pm
The indoor festival is totally free with lots of activities to entertain the children.
First of two visits to this exiting, surprising and outstandingly friendly venue in Shropshire. The £1.00 entry fee is in aid of Hope House children’s hospices so dig deep and help us smash last year’s total of over £2000. Lots of great plants to buy, iron animal safari and lots, lots more for all the family. Full details http://planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/britishironwork.htm?option=n1
Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream. Advance booking essential.
This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.
Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.
Further information and bookings available soon.
Join Derwen College for the annual Summer Fete which features games, entertainment, shopping, food, and something for all the family. This popular community event brings together students, staff and visitors galore to enjoy a traditional day of summer fun.
Shop at the wide selection of stalls where you can buy produce made by students at Derwen, plants from the Garden Centre and a variety of cards and gifts designed and created by Derwen students. Then take part in a coconut shy or tombola and children’s activities including badge making and face painting.
The food court area includes delicious home-made fare, barbecue and a selection of drinks.
The fete takes place in the college’s commercial outlets offering home-made breads, jams, and chutneys to buy from the Garden Centre shop. Food, including a children’s menu, will be served in the college’s Orangery Restaurant and Garden Café from 11.30am-4pm. Main meals £5.95, children’s portions £4.95.
Other highlights include a performance of ‘Be SmART’ by Creative Arts students, an art exhibition and a grand raffle with a host of fabulous prizes. From 12pm-4pm. For more information go to www.visitderwen.co.uk
Built in 1728 Burford House and its beauiful gardens have been open to the public since 1958. At one point in the garden is the spot where the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire meet. The countryside around theses three counties is both beautiful and rich in wild edible plants and fungi. On the outskirts of Tenbury Wells, it is within easy reach of Ludlow, Leominster, Bromyard, Kidderminster, Hereford, Worcester, Bridgnorth and Shrewbury.
We will meet outside the cafe at Burford House. The course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Tea or coffee is available from the cafe.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the grounds of Burford House park and along the River Teme, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Enjoy a wonderful Plant Hunters’ Fair at Hodnet Hall Gardens with a special reduced entry price of only £4.00 for the gardens and plant fair. The plant fair boasts top class nurseries from across the country including RHS Gold Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants and it’s just the right time to pick up some Summer flowering plants to give your garden a boost and the nurseries will have just the right plant for your garden with nurseries specialising in plants of all sizes for a wide range of garden situations from hot sun to cool shade.
Hodnet Hall has over 60 acres of breathtaking gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, magnificent lakes and a walled kitchen garden. What more could you want on an early summer’s day?
The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. Special Low Entry Price for Gardens and Fair £4.00 (Half Standard Price Entry) Children Free. Free parking. Light refreshments available in the picturesque restaurant. Dogs welcome on a lead. Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Oswestry Antique and Collector Fair is situated in the heart of Shropshire at Oswestry Showground which is a 36 acres site with THREE LARGE exhibition halls in a prime position on the A495. You can except to find an array of outdoor and indoor stalls selling an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, collectables, architectural salvage, mid century or simply that decorative items.
Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair regularly see’s 200 stalls of experienced dealers from all over the country and has been a regular on BBC’s bargain hunt in the past.
The fair is affordable, dog friendly with free parking and free entry for children. This is a great day out for all the family to be enjoyed whatever the weather!
Fifth annual vegan fair in Shrewsbury arranged by Shropshire Veggies and Vegans group. Over 50 stalls including hot and cold food, cakes, sweets, chocolate, clothing, assessories, jewellery, cosmetics, books and charity stalls.
Free entry with a goody bag of samples and money off vouchers for the first 100 people through the door.
Free kids activities, treatment area and talks and presentations.
More details on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1226981117455894/
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Burford House and its beautiful gardens have been open to the public since 1958.The countryside around the three counties is rich in edible plants and fungi.
The course begins at Burford House Cafe with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the gardens and along the River Teme, teaching you how to identify the different plants, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for homemade refreshments such as a lovely wild food soup or elderflower champagne.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds and a wild salad that we will pick on the day.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Real Ale Train
6.30pm departure from Llangollen Station
Step on board and soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the Real Ales on offer at our well stocked bar.
Double return journey – arrive back approximately 9.30pm.
£18 Advanced ticket price includes a free Llangollen Railway pint glass.
REAL ALE – £3 per pint, Wines and Soft Drink also available
Food will be available to purchase from The Station Cafe + Bar on the evening, along with a BBQ on the platform.
Reserved seating will be provided for parties of eight or more.
It is not advised that children attend this event.
Advanced tickets – £18 per person with a FREE Llangollen Railway Pint Glass
Tickets purchased on the evening – £20 per person
Due to the terms of our premise licence – Passengers are NOT permitted to bring their own alcohol on board the Real Ale Train. Any alcohol brought will be removed from the customer for the duration of the event, the railway reserves the right to refuse admittance if the request is not complied with. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
This workshop is all about the joys of fair weather eating. You will make sensational salads, perfect picnics and sweet treats to enjoy on all those lazy Summer days. With her flair for foraging and her gardening knowhow, Milly will show you how to prepare delicious dishes
using local herbs, vegetables and country produce. As always, you’ll go home with lots of your day’s achievements so bring plenty of containers! £35 per person, booking essential.
Come along to Arley Arboretum for a great plant fair with HALF PRICE ENTRY to the Gardens, Arboretum & Plant Fair of just £2.75. Discover a tranquil wonderland of rare and ancient trees, exquisite walled gardens and panoramic views. The Arboretum offers plenty to do for all ages, add to this a plant fair with top class specialist nurseries and we’ve the perfect day out for plant lovers. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm. Free parking. Tearooms serving light refreshments.
Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Back for a 7th year with over 200 amazing food, drink and artisan craft stalls, 2 live music stages, cookery demo’s, hands on cookery clases, kids cookery, TONS for the kids to enjoy, animals, masterclasses and LOTS more!
We had the best year in 2018! We had more demo stages, more music, more kids activities and LOADS more food & drink than ever before!
We had 200 Food, drink and craft exhibitors as well as cookery demonstrations, a chef school, a free kids entertainment, a HUGE screen for the World Cup, a BBQ stage and tons more!
Summer Ball is back for 2019 at our charity headquarters! Three course sit down meal with catering from the fabulous Get Gourmet Catering, wonderful music from live band The Beautiful Ways and John Davies Disco, bar and promise auction, in a beautiful setting near Wenlock Edge in our marquee. Ticket only event, £40 per ticket includes a welcome drink!
A friendly and welcoming Antique and Collectables Fair.
Over 40 stands, with a diverse collection of traders, Antiques, Collectables, Vintage.
Fully accesible for disabled visitors, free parking, and a fabulous award winning cafe.
Great North Shropshire Location.
Children under 12 free.