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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

Half Term - Part One (Saturday 26th May - Monday 28th May)

Don't know about you but we are all very much looking forward to half term! As always our May half term begins over the bank holiday weekend with lots of fun including shearing demonstrations as we prepare our flock for the warmer weather of summer! Here's what you can expect:

10.00 Farm Opens
10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - join some of our smaller, cute & cuddly animals for a cwtch in cuddle corner, good for the soul!
11.00 Milking Demonstration - meet our beautiful Dairy Cow, Holstein Friesian, 'Dipsy' in the Milking Parlour and see how she is milked, learn more about milk production and what milk makes!
12.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
12.30 Shearing Demonstration - it's that time of year again when our
woolly flock get their annual haircut in readiness for the warmer months. Pop along and see shearing in action as well as rolling the fleece. 
13.00 - 16.00 Craft - if you're ready to sit down and put your creative skills to use, grab a seat and make something to take home and remind you of your visit! 
13.30 - 14.00 Chicken Lunchtime - join us as we give our cheeky chooks a tasty lunchtime treat
14.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
15.00 Shearing Demonstration - it's that time of year again when our
woolly flock get their annual haircut in readiness for the warmer months. Pop along and see shearing in action as well as rolling the fleece. 
15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner - join some of our smaller, cute & cuddly animals for a cwtch in cuddle corner, good for the soul!
16.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
16.30 Animal Teatime
17.00 Farm closes - time for the animals to hit the hay before another busy day!

Half Term - Part Two (Tuesday 29th May - Sunday 3rd June)

10.00 Farm Opens
10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - join some of our smaller, cute & cuddly animals for a cwtch in cuddle corner, good for the soul!
11.00 Milking Demonstration - meet our beautiful Dairy Cow, Holstein Friesian, 'Dipsy' in the Milking Parlour and see how she is milked, learn more about milk production and what milk makes!
11.30 Bottle Feeding the Kid Goats - a fantastic experience where you can meet our kid goats and feed them some milk. A small charge applies (£2.50 per head), spaces are limited and you CAN book and pay in advance by calling 01633 647662
12.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
12.30 - 13.30 Kid Play - join our cheeky kid goats for some fun in their pen! Guaranteed a giggle 
13.00 - 16.00 Craft - if you're ready to sit down and put your creative 
skills to use, grab a seat and make something to take home and remind you of your visit! 
14.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
14.30 Pig Washing - our pigs just love being spruced up ready for the agricultural shows! Help us give them a good wash...warning! You may get splashed!!
15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner - join some of our smaller, cute & cuddly animals for a cwtch in cuddle corner, good for the soul!
15.30 Bottle Feeding the Kid Goats - a fantastic experience where you can meet our kid goats and feed them some milk. A small charge applies (£2.50 per head), spaces are limited and you CAN book and pay in advance by calling 01633 647662
16.00 Tractor & Trailer Ride
16.30 Animal Teatime
17.00 Farm closes - time for the animals to hit the hay before another busy day!

JULY & AUGUST

Saturday 7th July - Junior Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 4-8 (Guardian to attend)

Saturday 4th August - Farmer for a Day (suitable age 8 - 14)

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

Saturday 1st September - Junior Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 4-8 (Guardian to attend)

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? 

OCTOBER

Saturday 27th October - Farmer for a Day (suitable age 8 - 14)

AUTUMN HALF TERM FUN

Saturday 27th October - Sunday 4th November - Halloween and Half term fun!

Wednesday 31st October - 10am - 3.30pm - Halloween Fun for Little Ones - spooky fun for those who do not want too much of a scare!

Wednesday 31st October - Halloween Spooktakular - Gates open at 6pm - prepare for the scare!!  Tickets can be bought in advance

December 2018

Sunday 16th December - Junior Farmer for a Day (age 4-8, guardian must attend)
Sunday 23rd December - Farmer for a Day (age 8 - 14)

Christmas at the Farm...our favourite visitor, Father Christmas will be taking residence in his cosy farm grotto and will be looking forward to meeting and greeting you on the following dates between 10am and 4pm:

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th (Reindeer flying in on the 9th)
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th (Reindeer flying in on the 16th)
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd (Reindeer flying in on the 23rd)

Father Christmas will also be with us for our Twinkley Twilight Christmas Celebration evening on Tuesday 11th December between 4pm and 8pm

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 2018 is as follows:

Saturday 3rd March - 'New Ways with Shawls - shape & texture' A knit-along with Mandy Smith
Cost £5

Sunday 18th March - Taster Session - Join the terrifically talented team from the Gwent Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers and have a go at all 3 crafts - Spinning, Weaving & Dying! No previous experience needed! Just £20 per person...suitable from age 16 (or younger if attending with adult)

Saturday 7th April - Natural Dyeing - Sue Cromack, Cost £5

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April - Guild Members will be attending Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells

Saturday 5th May - 3D Felting - Claire Harris, Cost £5

Saturday 2nd June - Eco-printing - Caroline Bell, Cost £10 (spaces limited, 10.30 - 4.30)  Caroline is a textile artist whose inspiration comes from nature.  She will be demonstrating a way of applying natural dyes to silk.  The process, called 'eco-printing,' involves applying heat and moisture to fabric combined with plant material.

Saturday 7th July - Wet-felted Pictures Chris Waite, Cost £5

Saturday 4th August - Embellish Your Felted Picture and Clear up your Snags!  No charge

Saturday 1st September - Techniques for preparing and spinning long & short staples.  Marilyn Rowlatt & Wendy Parsons, Cost £5

Saturday 6th October - Blending Board, Hackle & Diz - make your own sliver to spin.  Mkiru Onyechi & Marianne Larcombe, Cost £5

Saturday 3rd November - Annual General Meeting Exhibition of Felted Pictures

Saturday 1st December - Christmas Craft, Bring a Plate, No Charge

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

If you would like to be kept up to date on what events are taking place at the farm simply complete the online form below to be added to our distribution list or join our facebook fan page!

FEBRUARY 2019

Join us for February Half-term fun & frolics! (Saturday 23rd February - Sunday 3rd March)

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Contact Us

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


Last Modified on: 21-05-2018

Forthcoming Events

Family of Miners Exhibition

Date:
01/09/2017 - 30/08/2018
Description:
A photographic exhibition by Walter Waygood documenting mining and miners of Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards

For Freedom and Empire Exhibition

Date:
17/04/2018 - 24/06/2018
Description:
This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription.

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Crafting Club

Date:
23/05/2018
Description:
Bring your own favourite craft or learn something new whilst chatting with like minded crafters
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