ON THE FARM: FARMCRAFT
Farmcraft now offers Farm and Woodland activities. These are a great way to get our guests out and about and see what we get up to on the farm, or having some fun in a woodland.
Booking and payment is taken in advance in order to guarantee availability. This is particularly important in school holidays, as these sessions are popular.
“The Old Granary was an ideal size for us, spacious and comfortable. Loved the swimming pool, games room and the Farm Shop cafe. Unanimously the best highlight of the week was Becky’s forest activities, the family games and den building but especially the sheep herding”. – Review August 2019
WOODLAND SESSION: Fire lighting, den building, floral headbands, basic foraging, making a bow and arrow, whittling and other outdoor crafts
FARM SESSION: Sheep herding, Feeding the sheep, Weighing the lambs, Lambing (March/April), Farm Tour and Farm Olympics
GROUPS: Sessions can be run for families, groups of families, kids only sessions (depending on ages) or adult only groups (hen/birthday parties).
NEARBY (WITHIN A MILE)
Walking: Everyone thrives from a bit of fresh, countryside air. From your doorstep there is an abundance of footpaths and country lanes. The Kennet and Avon Canal is ¾ mile away, taking you in the direction of Bradford-On-Avon or Bath. Pubs and cafes are en route to help maintain the energy levels. Don’t forget your wellies!
Cycling: The Kennet and Avon Canal is a massive bonus for you cyclists out there, making trips easy, traffic-free and fun. Either bring your own bikes and store in our lockable, undercover bike shed or you can hire them from Bradford-On-Avon. A great day out for the family and such a fun way to explore an area.
Boat hire: Branch out and see the surroundings from a narrowboat, something that will certainly make your trip a memorable one and a great way to celebrate a special occasion. Worth booking in advance, especially during the school holidays
There is so much to do in the area it is difficult to know where to start. Here is some guidance:
ON THE DOORSTEP:
Kennet and Avon Canal: A fantastic day-out for walkers, cyclists, boaters. The Kennet and Avon canal goes towards Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. Enjoy stops en route, whether it is to view the scenery or refuel in a cafe/pub.
Bradford-On-Avon: There is so much to do here, often described as a ‘mini-Bath’. Walking around and admiring the beautiful architecture, stopping off in quaint cafes to warm up, or pubs if you prefer – Bradford has it all! Make sure you venture as far as Tithe Barn – again lovely architecture, but some gift shops too.
Hartley Farm Shop and Kitchen: Great for kids to see animals, walkers and cyclists to refuel and a place to get you all together to sample the exciting menu of locally produced dishes and not forgetting the cakes! We include a 10% voucher for Hartley Farm if you come and stay with us.
BATH: We are extremely lucky to have Bath so close to us. Allow yourself a full day or even two to really acquaint yourself with the beautiful Heritage city. Here are a few suggestions of what to do/see:
LONGLEAT: A fun-filled day out for all the family, particularly the young ones. Activities include the Uk Number 1 drive-thru Safari Park (watch out for the monkeys!), The Adventure Park, Shows and Events as well as the Longleat House and Grounds. Keep an eye out for their special events as well (Festival of Light, Balloon Fiesta etc). Well worth a visit! It is about a 30min drive from Church Farm.
Tickets can be purchased through us at a 30% discounted rate. These are bookable online. When making the booking please specify which day you wish to visit. Prices are as follows:
Children (3-15yrs) £18.35
Senior (60+yrs) £22.00
STONEHENGE: These iconic rocks are well worth a visit. A lot of history is locked up in how these stones have been shaped, how they appeared there and when. Be sure to take your camera! Also look out for special events. Tie in a visit to Stonehenge with a trip to Salisbury and it’s stunning cathedral. A great day out.
WESTONBIRT ABORETUM: A fantastic trip for all the family to discover and learn about 15,000 specimens of trees from all over the world. If you turn up not knowing a huge amount about trees then you will leave completely inspired. Great activities for kids too.
BOWOOD HOUSE AND GARDENS: Bowood has it all, there is something for everyone. House and gardens for the those of you horticultural lovers as well as a popular adventure playground for the kids to enjoy. Also not forgetting the spa, restaurant and golf course.
National Trust Gardens
We are ideally located for exploring National Trust gardens and properties. Here are some of the most local one’s to Church Farm:
THEATRE: The Theatre Royal, Bath
CINEMA: A trip to the cinema for any rainy days! The Odeon in Bath and Trowbridge
GOLF: Cumberwell Golf Club, Bradford on Avon
BATH RUGBY: Bath Rugby is a popular team to follow. For any rugby fans out there it is definitely worth seeing the Bath Rugby fixture list