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Tractor Rides Currently Unavailable

(Last updated Thursday 22nd August 2019) Please note there will be no tractor and trailer rides until further notice due to excessive track damage caused by heavy rain. We are doing our utmost to get this sorted...in the meantime we are providing alternative activities. If you would like to know specifically what they are day to day, please call 01633 647662.

Summer Holiday Farm Fun!! 

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 1st September

Every day of Summer will be rammed with fabulous farm fun and animal activities and each week you can enjoy one of our themed event days...we are listing the six weeks and event days separately below so you can see what to expect day to day and come back time after time to enjoy the Farm across the summer!  We've popped it all onto a handy table for (hopefully) easy reference!  Hands on Craft will be available throughout the day each day.  Please see the Glossary beneath for more detail and individual event details beneath that for more detail on what to expect on our event days :-) 


Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd August

Week 5
Time Activity
10.00 Farm Opens
10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner
11.30 Milking Demonstration
12.00 Meet the Farm Animals Tour
13.00 Greet & Groom
14.00 Meet the Farm Animals Tour
14.30 Pony Agility
15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner
15.30 Meet the Giant Rabbits
16.00 Piggy Tea Time
17.00 Farm Closes
Craft T is for Tractor
Event Day Equine Antics (Wednesday 21st August)

Saturday 24th August - Sunday 1st September

Week 6
Time Activity
10.00 Farm Opens
10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner
11.30 Milking Demonstration
12.00 Meet the Farm Animals Tour
13.00 Meet the Stick Insects & Snails
14.00 Meet the Farm Animals Tour
14.30 Mouse Racing
15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner
15.30 Den Building
16.00 Snails Tea Time
17.00 Farm Closes
Craft Stickman Family Tree Collage
Event Day Stickman Day (Wednesday 28th August)

Summer Activity Glossary:

  • Bearded Dragon Bathing: Our bearded dragons love a splash about in a nice warm bath! Join us and help us give them a bit of a pamper!
  • Chicken Enrichment: our cheeky chooks just love to play! Come and help us make some entertaining toys to brighten up their days
  • Chicken Lunchtime: Chickens just love a tasty treat…something a little different from corn and pellets!  Help us dish out thier lunch and see how much they enjoy it!
  • Cuddle Corner:  ever popular is our cuddle corner where you get the opportunity to have a cwtch with some of our smaller animals…good for the soul and very therapeutic…a time to chill out in the midst of your busy day! 
  • Den Building: join us in the cool of the woods and build your very own den using materials from the land…a fantastic hands on activity
  • Duck Agility: a firm favourite with all of us here at the Farm…cheer on our amazing Runner Ducks as they make their way round the obstacle course…may not always go to plan but that is definitely part of the fun!!
  • Exotic Encounter: meet and learn more about some of our more unusual residents! 
  • Greet & Groom:  help us give some of our animals a good old brush and some TLC…they just LOVE it! 
  • Hands on Craft:  A chance to sit down and get crafty!  A different themed activity each week and all can be entered in to the Greenmeadow Show which takes place in September – a fantastic family show with fun for all!  If you’ve never entered an exhibit before, this is a great opportunity!  Cash prizes to be won!  (Just 25p entry fee per exhibit)
  • Meet the… various opportunities tomeet lots of different animals from the Farm…find out a bit more about them and how we look after them
  • Milking Demonstration: join us in the Dairy as we milk Dipsy our beautiful Holstein Friesian dairy cow.  Learn more about milk and milk products and get a chance to have a go yourself!
  • Mini Beast Hunting & Pond Dipping: stroll along to the Mini Beast Garden and see what signs of wildlife you can find…mini universes surround us!  Learn more about bugs and pond life!
  • Mouse Racing: yes, mouse racing!!  Our mice have been in top training to be the fastest!  Cheer on your favourite to get past the finish line!
  • Pig Washing: our pigs love a good old scrub, especially during Show Season when they want to look their best at all times!  Such a fun, hands on activity…Warning!  Chance of getting wet!!
  • Pig Racing: our prime porkers have been training hard and are ready to get their legs going around the race track!  Come and cheer on your favourite!
  • Pony Agility: our cute and cheeky ponies have so much energy!  They just love trotting around the agility course…join in and give them a hand!
  • Tea Times: the animals’ favourite time of day!  Their work is done and they can relax with a teatime treat before snuggling down to hit the hay before their next busy day!
  • Tortoise Bathing: did you know that tortoise love a bit of a splash about? Come and help us to give them a lovely refreshing dip!

 

 

Stick Man Day - Wednesday 28th August

We are super excited for a day full of Stick Man fun! Hope you can join us to see out the summer in style! Throughout the day keep an eye out for the amazing Walking Tree and his Fairy Friend! Facepainting from Bounce 'N' Play South Wales*...Stick Man themed craft and more!

10.00 Farm Opens
10.30 - 12.30 Cuddle Corner - ever popular is our cuddle corner where you get the opportunity to have a cwtch with some of our smaller animals…good for the soul and very therapeutic…a time to chill out in the midst of your busy day!
10.30 Stick Man Movie showing in the Haybarn! Pick up your Popcorn, Hot Chocolate and other treats from Cafe Cwtch at Greenmeadow Community Farm and settle down to watch Stick Man!
11.00 - 12.30 Woodland Activities - stroll along to the Dell and join in the kind of fun that Stick Man would love! Including Nature's Pallet, Leaf Trails & more!
11.00 - 15.00 We are delighted to welcome Cwmbran Wood Carving Club - who work wonders with wood!
11.00 - 16.00 Make & Take Bird Feeder - make your very own bird feeder to take home and place in your garden
11.30 - Milking Demonstration - join us in the Dairy as we milk Dipsy our beautiful Holstein Friesian dairy cow. Learn more about milk and milk products and get a chance to have a go yourself!
12.00 Meet our very own Stick Men! Come along and learn all about our Stick Insects & Snails!
12.30 Stick Man Movie showing in the Haybarn! Pick up your Popcorn, Hot Chocolate and other treats from Cafe Cwtch at Greenmeadow Community Farm and settle down to watch Stick Man!
13.00 Stick Man Story Time!
14.00 - 15.00 Marshmallows on the Campfire - join us in the Dell and get cosy around the campfire as you toast your own tasty marshmallow!
14.00 Meet our very own Stick Men! Come along and learn all about our Stick Insects & Snails!
14.30 Stick Man Movie showing in the Haybarn! Pick up your Popcorn, Hot Chocolate and other treats from Cafe Cwtch at Greenmeadow Community Farm and settle down to watch Stick Man!
15.00 - 16.30 Cuddle Corner - ever popular is our cuddle corner where you get the opportunity to have a cwtch with some of our smaller animals…good for the soul and very therapeutic…a time to chill out in the midst of your busy day!
15.00 Bug Hunting & Pond Dipping - join us and see what marvelous mini beasts you can find!
16.00 Snail Tea Time
17.00 Farm closes

*Please note the Facepainters may decide to leave earlier in the day depending on custom

*** NOW FULLY BOOKED *** Saturday 21st September  - Junior Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 4-8 (Guardian to attend)

Get the Real Life Farming Experience at Greenmeadow Community Farm!

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with a member of our livestock team and get more of a 'behind the scenes' feel for the Farm ... perfect for a day with a difference and also makes an ideal gift!  

We run various days suitable for different age groups from age 4 up.   The day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm at a cost of £25 per person. Activities vary depending on the season and what jobs we need to get done! Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Additional date due to popular demand!  Saturday 28th September - Junior Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 4-8 (Guardian to attend)

Get the Real Life Farming Experience at Greenmeadow Community Farm!

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with a member of our livestock team and get more of a 'behind the scenes' feel for the Farm ... perfect for a day with a difference and also makes an ideal gift!  

We run various days suitable for different age groups from age 4 up.   The day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm at a cost of £25 per person. Activities vary depending on the season and what jobs we need to get done! Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Saturday 19th October - Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 8-14

Get the Real Life Farming Experience at Greenmeadow Community Farm!

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with a member of our livestock team and get more of a 'behind the scenes' feel for the Farm ... perfect for a day with a difference and also makes an ideal gift!  

We run various days suitable for different age groups from age 4 up.   The day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm at a cost of £25 per person. Activities vary depending on the season and what jobs we need to get done! Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Saturday 16th November  - Junior Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 4-8 (Guardian to attend)

Get the Real Life Farming Experience at Greenmeadow Community Farm!

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with a member of our livestock team and get more of a 'behind the scenes' feel for the Farm ... perfect for a day with a difference and also makes an ideal gift!  

We run various days suitable for different age groups from age 4 up.   The day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm at a cost of £25 per person. Activities vary depending on the season and what jobs we need to get done! Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Saturday 14th December - Farmer for a Day - Suitable for age 8-14

Get the Real Life Farming Experience at Greenmeadow Community Farm!

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with a member of our livestock team and get more of a 'behind the scenes' feel for the Farm ... perfect for a day with a difference and also makes an ideal gift!  

We run various days suitable for different age groups from age 4 up.   The day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm at a cost of £25 per person. Activities vary depending on the season and what jobs we need to get done! Book early to avoid disappointment!!

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 5th February 2019 - 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 craftsmanship 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.  

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

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Contact Us

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


Last Modified on: 22-08-2019

Forthcoming Events

Soft Play & Face Painting

Date:
20/07/2019 - 30/08/2019
Description:
Join us in our Play Lab for FREE soft play and Face Painting at £1 per face paint. Suitable for under 5s only.

The Beach at Cwmbran Centre

Date:
27/07/2019 - 31/08/2019
Description:
Join Cwmbran Centre from Saturday 27th July to Saturday 31st August for their FREE family-friendly beach event.

Exhibition: Out in 1914 - Home at Last

Date:
01/08/2019 - 17/11/2019
Description:
The story of the 2nd Monmouthshire Battalion who departed for the First World War in 1914 and did not return from France until 1919

Exhibition: Just for Joy

Date:
10 - 31/08/2019
Description:
Just for Joy is an exhibition of paintings produced by Members of the Art Clubs run & tutored by Richard Davies
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