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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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Battlefield 1403 Summer Season 2022
This runs from 4th July to 4th September this year. Look out for the Ice Cream Kiosk, a refreshed and renewed Tractor Barn, Archie Sparrow's Nature Trail and some new additions to the Children's Playground. Look our for news on Social Media, by email – and on this website..!

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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 harvesting 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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The second Pudding Club will be on Friday 9th September 2022. Please look out for more details.

PRICE PER TICKET TBC. PLEASE EMAIL cafe@battlefield1403.com TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ATTENDING.

At the first event, we started off the evening with a welcome gin cocktail from ‘Shire Distillery’ 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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In the Autumn we will have our annual Pumpkin Event and of course the lead up to Christmas starts at the end of November after we have commemorated Armistice Day on 11th November.

 

Image of Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend © Charlotte Graham