Summer Fun

What a fantastic summer our Mini farmers have had! Our weekly themes have included, sticks, tractors, vegetables, hay and straw…just to name a few! We have seen chicks hatch and new goat kids arrive and watched them as they have played and grown. We’ve planted seeds and seen farmer John’s flowers and vegetables flourish despite the challenging weather and the children have learnt what happens on our farm during the summer months. It’s been great see some older familiar faces over the summer holidays and welcome new friends too.

Our new term will start in September, contact us if you would like to join in the fun!


New Term, New Life!

A new term of Gruff’s Mini Farmers has started this week with a theme of new life!

We’re happy to see so many new faces (and old friends)! As we celebrate the joys of spring and welcome lots of new faces on the farm too…

Our brilliant Boer Goats are in the middle of kidding, our curious chicks are hatching from the incubator and our tremendous tulips are blooming in the field ready to be taken home. How exciting! Our mini Messuage Farm shop is now open too, selling homegrown produce from right here on the farm.

Why not come and join in the fun too?


Gruff’s Mini Farmers

Our Mini Farmers sessions have started back this week after a short break. Come and join us for some crafts, free play and outdoor fun. Meet our animal friends and help feed the chickens.

This week is hedge week (it’s more exciting than it sounds)! Yesterday we added some hedges to our table top farmyard, found our way around the fir cone maze and even made our own little hedge to take home. It was a bitterly cold day on Monday but with the log burner lit in the Gruff Shed, warm apple juice and jammy toast, we were able to keep warm and nourished.

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s Mini Farmers session.


Spring Floral Workshops

After the success of our Christmas wreath making workshops we are excited to announce that florist Jilly is joining us once again! This time she is going to help you to create a spring inspired mini garden arrangement to decorate your home. This creative and fun workshop would make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or Easter, or simply a lovely treat for yourself! The workshop is priced at £35, includes all materials needed and refreshments including a drink and homemade cake. The two dates on offer are Thursday 15th March 2018 6.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday 17th March 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm. The workshops are held in our lovely light Gruff Shed at Messuage Farm. Contact us if you need further information or to book your place.

Happy New Year Folks!

What a great start to the New Year, a new term of our Gruff’s Mini Farmers has begun and next week we have our first ‘Crafternoon’ session of 2018.

We are planning a creative and inspirational programme of events for the year ahead, keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook page and right here on our website.