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Calendar of Events

OCTOBER

Saturday 21st October - Young Farmer for a Day - (suitable age 4-8) - for more details please see Farmer for a Day page

Saturday 28th October - Farmer for a Day - suitable ages 8-14 - for more details see Farmer for a Day Page

Saturday 28th October - Sunday 5th November - AUTUMN HALF TERM FUN including...

Saturday 28th October - Halloween Fun featuring The Nearly Wild Show

FOR ONE DAY ONLY we are delighted to welcome Chris & the gang from The Nearly Wild Show. Chris will be presenting his array of more unusual and slightly spooky animals including Snakes, Bearded Dragons, Leopard Geckos, Wood Turtles, Scorpions, Tarantulas and more!! A very memorable experience where you can learn lots of interesting facts about these fascinating creatures and enjoy hands on opportunities :-) This is a bookable event £7 per child including farm admission (£3 for Yearly Pass Holders), normal admission for adults. Please note normal admission applies to those not wishing to attend the Nearly Wild Show (£5.95 per adult, £4.85 per child, age 2+, £21 Family 2 adults and up to 3 children) Spaces are limited, book in advance to avoid disappointment, please call 01633 647662! Why not come in your Halloween costume and start off half term with a bang?!?

The full line up for the day is as follows:
10.00 Farm Opens

10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - come and meet and handle some of our smaller animals 

11.00 The Nearly Wild Show - as above, booking in advance recommended

11.30 - 3.30 Pumpkin Carving (£2.50) Carve your devilish designs in a pumpkin of your own to take home! 

11.30 Milking Demonstration - join us in the Milking Parlour to see our lovely Holstein Friesian, 'Dipsy' milked and learn more about cow's milk and all the milk based products we enjoy!

12.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride 

12.30 - 1.30 Meet the Giant Rabbits

1.00 The Nearly Wild Show - as above, booking in advance recommended

2.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

2.30 Pig Agility & Apple Bobbing - join in and enjoy as our perky pigs tackle the assault course and take part in their favourite Halloween pastime of apple bobbing! 

3.00 - 4.30 Cuddle Corner - come and meet and handle some of our smaller animals 

3.30 Feed the 'Phoenix' - help us give our baby ‘phoenixes’ a tasty treat 

4.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

4.30 Piggy Pumpkin Teatime - we can't let all that pumpkin flesh go to waste! Come and help us give our perky porkers a tasty teatime treat 

5.00 Farm Closes

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th October - Halloween Happiness

Come along to the Farm and enjoy our lead up to Halloween! Here is the What's On for Sunday 29th & Monday 30th October:
10.00 Farm Opens

10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - have a cwtch with and get to know some of our smaller animals

11.00 Creepy Creatures - learn a bit about and get to handle some of our more unusual residents (Spaces limited, please book on arrival) 

11.30 Milking Demonstration - meet 'Dipsy' our Holstein Friesian, the star of the show and learn all about how cows are milked and what products their milk goes into! 

11.30 - 3.30 Pumpkin Carving (£2.50, please pay in Shop) Carve your devilish designs in a pumpkin of your own to take home! 

12.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

12.30 - 13.30 Meet the Giant Rabbits

14.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

14.30 Pig Agility & Apple Bobbing - enjoy as our perky pigs tackle the assault course and take part in their favourite Halloween pastime of apple bobbing! 

15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner - have a cwtch with and get to know some of our smaller animals

15.30 Creepy Creatures - learn a bit about and get to handle some of our more unusual residents (Spaces limited, please book on arrival) 

16.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

16.30 Piggy Pumpkin Teatime - we can't let all that pumpkin flesh go to waste! Come and help us give our perky porkers a tasty teatime treat 

17.00 Farm Closes

Tuesday 31st October - HALLOWEEN FUN FOR LITTLE ONES (10am - 3.30pm)

For all those who don't want too much of a scare on the 31st, come and join us for some Halloween Happiness! 

Facepainting throughout the day with Sarah of Bounce 'N' Play South Wales - get yourself ready for trick and treating in the night!

10.00 Farm Opens 

10.30 - 15.00 Cuddle Corner - come and enjoy a cwtch with some of our smaller animals 

11.00 Creepy Creatures - learn a bit about and get to handle some of our more unusual residents!

11.00 - 15.00 Pumpkin Carving (£2.50, please pay in Shop) Carve your devilish designs in a pumpkin of your own to take home!

11.30 Milking Demonstration - come and see our Holstein Freisian 'Dipsy' being milked and learn about all the fabulous products that we enjoy thanks to cows!

12.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride

12.30 - 13.30 Meet the Giant Rabbits - get up close and personal with these lovely, large bunnies! 

13.00 - 15.00 Spooky Storytelling with our Wonderfully Whacky Witch! 

14.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride 

14.30 Pig Agility - enjoy as our perky pigs tackle the assault course and take part in their favourite Halloween pastime of apple bobbing! 

15.30 - Farm closes to prepare for our evening Halloween Spooktakular!

NB Farm closes at 15.30pm to put the finishing touches in place for our HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR (details below)

Tuesday 31st October - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR/GALA GAEAF FRAWYCHUS - starts at 6pm

Gates open at 6pm for our Halloween SPOOKTAKULAR Prepare for the scare!!! Not for the faint hearted…Moonlit tractor rides, murder mystery, haunted haybarn, animal lab, Halloween games and more!!  There will also be delicious food from Café Cwtch, licensed bar. 

We get asked an awful lot what the recommended age is for attending our evening Halloween event. This is really difficult to answer as every child has their own scare level and we have to advise that it is at the discretion of the parents/carers because what is fun for one child could be terrifying for the next. As a guideline, parts are intended to be scary (after all it is Halloween)! There are some loud noises, strobe lights and some gory scenes. Tickets for Halloween are non-refundable £6.00 in advance or £7.00 on the 31st. To purchase tickets in advance please drop in or call 01633 647662

Gatiau yn agor am 6 am ein noson Gala Gaeaf FRAWYCHUS – paratowch I gael eich dychryn!!! Nida r gyfer y gwangalon…Reidiau tractor yng ngolau’r lleuad. Dirgelwch llofruddiaeth, ysgubor ysbrydion, lab anifeiliaid, gemau Calan Gaeaf a llawer mwy...Bydd hefyd bwyd blasus yng nghaffi Cwtsh, bar trwyddedig. 

Mae llawer ohonoch yn gofyn beth yw'r oedran chi’n argymhellir i fynychu ein digwyddiad Calan Gaeaf. Mae hyn wir yn anodd ateb gan fod pob plentyn yn cael lefel dychryn eu hunain ac mae'n rhaid i ni gynghori ei fod yn ôl disgresiwn y rhieni/gwarcheidwaid gan fod yr hyn sydd yn hwyl i un plentyn allai fod yn frawychus i’r nesaf. Fel canllaw, bwriedir cael rhannau i fod yn frawychus (wedi'r cyfan, mae'n Galan Gaeaf)! Mae rhai synau uchel, goleuadau strôb a rhai golygfeydd gwaedlyd. Ni ellir ad-dalu tocynnau Calan Gaeaf ac maent ar gael o flaen llaw. Tocynnau £6 o Flaen llaw neu £7 ar y 31st I brynu tocynnau o flaen llaw, galwch heibio neu ffoniwch 01633 647662

Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th November

For the remainder of half term, the What's On looks like this:

10.00 Farm Opens

10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - come and enjoy a cwtch with some of our smaller animals 

11.30 Milking Demonstration - come and see our Holstein Freisian 'Dipsy' being milked and learn about all the fabulous products that we enjoy thanks to cows!

12.00 Hop aboard the Tractor & Trailer Ride

12.30 - 13.30 Take & Make your own Bird Feeder - it's that time of year again where the birds appreciate all the tasty treats they can get...help to keep them fed in the colder weather and make your very own bird feeded to take home and place in your garden

13.00 - 16.00 Craft - get hands on and creative with our Autumn themed craft

14.00 Hop aboard the Tractor & Trailer Ride

14.30 Greet & Groom - join us and help us give some of our animals a little extra TLC!

15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner - come and enjoy a cwtch with some of our smaller animals 

15.30 Exotic Encounters - come and meet some of our more unusual residents (Please book on arrival)

16.00 Hop aboard the Tractor & Trailer Ride

16.30 Animal Teatime - join us to dish out a tasty teatime treat to some of our lucky animals 

17.00 Farm closes - time for the animals to hit the hay before another lovely day!

 

DECEMBER

Sunday 10th December - Young Farmer for a Day - (suitable age 4-8) - for more details please see Farmer for a Day page

Sunday 17th December - Farmer for a Day (suitable age 8-14)  for more details please see Farmer for a Day page

CHRISTMAS AT GREENMEADOW 

A magical time of year at the Farm when our favourite visitor takes up residence in his cosy farm grotto.  Father Christmas will be welcoming school groups & prebooked groups of 10 or more from Monday 27th November - please call for details (01633 647662)

His visiting hours for general visitors are 10am - 4pm on the following days: 

Our favourite visitor who goes by the name of Father Christmas will be here to welcome visitors on the following dates:

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th (NB Reindeer here on the 10th also)

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th (NB Reindeer here on the 17th also)

Saturday 23rd - Reindeer also here on this day!

Reindeer at the Farm

We are delighted to welcome back the Lylac Ridge Reindeer on Sundays 10th & 17th & Saturday 23rd 

JANUARY

Farm closed for deep cleaning and winter maintenance, we will miss you!  We reopen on Thursday 1st February at 10am 

FEBRUARY

Join us for February Half-term fun & frolics! (Saturday 17th February - Sunday 25th February)

MARCH

MOTHERING SUNDAY - we don't know about you but we don't know where we'd be without our darling Mums!  As a thank you to Mums everywhere we welcome Mums and Grandmothers to a visit on us on this special day.

Why not try our special Mothering Sunday Trail and learn all about the lovely Mums right here on the Farm?!

APRIL 

EASTER  HOLIDAYS

Saturday 31st March - Sunday 15th April - even more farm fun to be had in the school holidays!  Full Whats On will be posted on here nearer the time

MAY HALF TERM

Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June - even more farm fun to be had in the school holidays!  Full Whats On will be posted on here nearer the time

JULY & AUGUST

SUMMER HOLIDAYS - Loads of fun to be had all day, every day of the summer holidays and keep an eye out for our Wonderful Wednesdays of Summer which will have a different theme each week!

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 9th September - FAMILY FUNDAY/THE GREENMEADOW SHOW featuring the HORTICULTURAL & CRAFT SHOW

A fantastic Family day out for all.  Our annual craft and horticultural show is a great day to be involved in and you can enter your own exhibits to win cash prizes!  Even if you are not entering anything into the show, it's still a great day to come along and have some good old fashioned fun!  And the best bit?  Half price admission!  What's not to love? 

Baby & Toddler Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from February to November is  Baby & Toddler day - targeted at infants and pre school children with an array of additional exciting activities.  They will recommence on Tuesday 7th February 2017 - please check the Baby & Toddler Tuesday page of this website for updates. You can also 'Like' our Baby & Toddler Tuesdays Facebook page.

Gwent Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

The object of the Guild is for the preservation & improvement of craftmanship in hand weaving, spinning & dyeing for the benefit of the members and the promotion of public awareness in such craftsmanship. Meetings are held at the Farm on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10am February to December inclusive.  Their events diary for 2017 will be advertised soon!

For more information on the Guild, please call or visit www.gwentguildwsd.org.uk

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Tel: 01633 647662 or Email: greenmeadowcommunityfarm@torfaen.gov.uk


Last Modified on: 17-09-2017

Forthcoming Events

DOTTY - Art Exhibition

Date:
09/09/2016 - 29/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition of work by Hilda Smith - Dotty - mixed media work of scenes and still life in the style of dots.

Pontypool Local History Meeting

Date:
03/10/2016 - 03/10/2017
Description:
Pontypool Local History meeting on 3rd October at Pontypool Museum is by Tony Hopkins on John Roberts, Pontypool Police Superintendent 1830-1860 Pontypool LHS meet every first Tuesday of the month between October and March 2018.

Granny's Attic - creative writing session

Date:
12/10/2016 - 12/10/2017
Description:
Meg Hurney is holding a second creative writing session at Pontypool Museum - 11 -1pm cost £5 and booking is advisable.

See You in the Park in August Exhibition

Date:
15/02/2017 - 15/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition with images of our wonderful Pontypool Park from the museum & private collections. Local artists' work for sale.
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