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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES for 2022

At Battlefield 1403 we regularly hold seasonal events and organise fun activities for all the family. To be kept updated on all of the exciting things taking place why not follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our email Newsletter?

Here is a list of our events and activities for this year, which is being constantly updated.

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This Autumn we will have our annual Pumpkin Event – Pick a Pumpkin from Archie Sparrow's Halloween fun field! This runs from Saturday 22nd October until 5.30pm on Monday 31st October, which is half term week for most of us. We will also have a Halloween Crafting area in the Exhibition space, where your little ones can have fun making something to take home! You'll be able to treat yourself to a Pumpkin Latté and other scary delights. The Bird of Prey Centre will have some magical activities, owl flying lessons – and much more! Watch out for some magical announcements on how to book very soon!

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Our lead up to Christmas starts, as always, in the middle of November after we have commemorated Armistice Day on 11th November. we are planning our Shropshire Christmas Evening on Thursday 17th November from 6pm to 8pm. You'll be able to do some Christmas shopping, there'll be tasty produce to sample and we'll have Carol Singers and Mulled Wine. Put the date in your diary – and please look out for more announcements in the coming weeks on Social Media and email!  Our Christmas menu will run from 30th November to 21st December.

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The second Pudding Club was on Friday 9th September 2022.

Tickets are £29.95, please call 01939 210 444 or email cafe@battlefield1403.com.

We started off the evening with a welcome drink and a carefully selected antipasti board; then Cured meats from Wenlock edge farm, the best of local & British cheese, ‘Silver & green' Queen olives, Battlefield baked sourdough and Bennet & Dunn dipping oil. Then, for the main event; An 8 course mystery sweet feast consisting of dishes from all over the world using fresh and local ingredients.

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Archie Sparrow's Nature Trail
Follow Archie's signs around the trail and note down the letters on the way. There are 11 letters in total. If you can work out what word the letters spell, you can collect a treat in the Farm Shop! Collect a map and worksheet from the Farm Shop. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles and will take 30 to 45 mins depending on your little ones..! The letters will change on a regular basis – so please visit again soon.

Please note – at the moment the opening times of Archie's Nature Trail are subject to activities on the Farm.

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Ride on Tractors in the Barn
Open all year round, free for your little ones to enjoy.

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Meet our Food Producers in the Farm Shop.

Come along and meet our suppliers and producers – and taste a sample or two! In the coming weeks we will have;

Haremoon Cider
Oak Apple Nibbles
Clotton Farm – clotted cream
Laura’s Ice cream
Hannah's Fudge
Heather's Harvest
Flower and White
and a selection of our own produce

The list is subject to change – look out for dates as we add them in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for our social media posts and emails for news.

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Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend Festival 2022
This took place on 23rd & 24th July 2022 and was free to attend!

We travelled back in time to medieval Shropshire and saw the sights and sounds of everyday life leading up to the battle. We had over 400 re-enactors from all over the country (Scotland to Devon) attending this year's anniversary weekend including horses!

During this great family day out we saw knights in armour and archers preparing for battle, living history including traditional crafts and cookery. We also enjoyed watching terrifying jousting matches, live Battle reenactments and tried our hand at many historical activities. There was 'Bradmore Extractor' demonstrations – Prince Henry, Prince of Wales, was hit in the face with an arrow during the fighting, sustaining a terrible wound. He later recovered due to the skilled treatment of the Physician General John Bradmore, who used honey, alcohol and a specially designed surgical instrument to extract the arrowhead.

There was a market area selling all manner of wares, plus local crafts, organisations and much more. Each day ended with the Battle of Shrewsbury itself where you could choose sides of the rebel army or the King himself.

Battlefield 1403 provided outside catering from 10am to 4pm and were joined by the Pizza Box who were on the field offering a selection of authentic hand made pizzas.

What a fantastic FREE day out for all the family! Battlefield 1403 Farm shop & cafe was open as usual alongside the children's play area and ice cream kiosk!  

Look out for news on next year's event...

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Ice cream & Coffee Kiosk – Spring & Summer months
We also plan to open on warm, during the Summer. Please look out for announcements.
Situated in the Woodshed, we offer quick service of Snugbury Ice Creams, homemade Cakes & Biscuits, along with Coffee, Tea and Cold Drinks. Seating is available on benches in the courtyard.

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Children's play area
Open all year.

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Bomere Heath Cricket Club – Bomere Heath Bonfire Night
We will be returning this year to provide Burgers, Hot Dogs and Loaded Fries. Remember to get your tickets soon they are selling fast! 

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Image of Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend © Charlotte Graham