EKO Bushcraft activities - Fire lighting, Creative Clay & Wonderful Willow - Apley Farm Shop
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Sun's up again over our Pumpkin patch - come PYO

Spookley Pumpkin Festival 13-31 Oct

PYO Pumpkins in the Maze today, Sun 21 Oct

Bushscraft - willow activities, 12noon daily 1-4 Nov

Bushscraft - clay activities, 11am daily 1-4 Nov

Bushscraft - Firelighting activities, 10am daily 1-4 Nov

Apley Christmas Market 24 & 25 Nov - Free entry

Taste our award winning Apley Cheese

Creamery Cafe - meals handmade onsite

Fresh, local & seasonal produce

Eat al fresco in our courtyard

Smoked Pheasant - unique to Apley

Apley Delicatessen

Apley Butchery

Delicious new menus

Apley Christmas Market, 24-25 Nov

Get creative at Paint & Create

Slim Gym meat boxes

Locally sourced meat

British White rare breed beef

Big Little Things - Florists

Big Little Things - Floristry workshops

Event day barbecues

Afternoon Teas

Walled Garden tours

Maze now closed ! May be back in 2019

FREE Skylark Nature Trail

Apley Experiences - Courses

Hampers available all year round

The Lady Hamilton range

Apley Estate supplying Apley Farm Shop

Bakery courses

The Great Apley Breakfast

Birthday Parties in Paint & Create

Apley Christmas Market, 24-25 Nov

Big Little Things - Floristry workshops

EKO Bushcraft activities

Get your children playing & discovering outdoors more this half term ! For the first time EKO (Educating Kids Outdoors) will be running Bushcraft activities at Apley Farm Shop. These will be a great way to finish off the October half term week & each activity will be held daily on 1-4 November. Outdoors around the campfire, each activity lasts one hour: Fire Lighting (10am), Creative Clay (11am) & Wonderful Willow (12noon).

  • Fire Lighting – Making a fire & toasting marshmallows 10am
  • Creative Clay – Creating pots & other clay objects 11am
  • Wonderful Willow – Weaving willow sculptures 12noon

The sessions are for children & adults of all ages & will be adapted to the group’s experience & knowledge with plenty of free range exploring & discovery activities available as well. Booking is essential. All places are bookable online or in Pigg’s Playbarn. Don’t forget to wear your outdoor clothing, wellies, thick socks & waterproofs! Under 4s must be accompanied by an adult at all time.

Special offer of £24 if you book all 3 activities at the same time ! This offer is for any combination of 3 tickets. You can mix tickets for children over with tickets for children under 4 yrs old.

NB Times have changed to those originally advertised*

Spookley & Bushcraft – Press Release

The Spookley Pumpkin Festival is back again at Apley Farm Shop this Autumn, with its underlying anti-bullying message for children. This year it runs 13-31 October.

For the first time EKO (Educating Kids Outdoors) will be running bushcraft activity sessions to finish off the October half term week, held on 1-4 November.

Held outdoors around the campfire daily, activities include Fire Lighting (10am), Creative Clay (11am) & Wonderful Willow (12noon).  The sessions are for children & adults of all ages & will be adapted to the group’s experience & knowledge with plenty of free range exploring & discovery activities available as well. All places are bookable online or in Pigg’s Playbarn.

The festival provides a great, non-scary family day out. It’s perfect for all ages who are ready to get their wellies on & have some wholesome, earthy fun.

Lord Hamilton began “This year, due to the popularity of the event, we are offering a whopping 3000 places aboard the Pumpkin Express. Each Express trip has 20 places & it runs 15 times a day for 10 days, giving customers plenty of choice.

There will be masses for everyone to do – ride the Pumpkin Express, listen to the Spookley story, select a pumpkin, carve it in our Carving Cavern, get your face painted & some glitter tattoos & walk the free pumpkin treasure hunt on the Skylark Nature Trail. If you’re peckish after all that, tuck into the daily pumpkin barbecue in the Apley Courtyard, taste pumpkin recipes in the Creamery Café & finally pick up a free, take-home pumpkin recipe card. Before heading home, pick up the Spookley book.

“Since we began Spookley 6 years ago in 2013, hundreds of children have come to us & had hours of non-scary, pumpkin family fun. The anti-bullying message comes from Spookley being a square pumpkin & when being different came in handy, he became the hero of the day“ explained John Wesley, General Manager.

Apley Farm Shop’s team will be dressed up to help you really get into the spirit of the pumpkin festival & we invite customers to do the same.

“The children love our Mrs Pumpkin who reads the Spookley story aboard the Pumpkin Express” added Chloe Drew of Pigg’s Playbarn.

Customers are encouraged to post photos of their fancy dress outfits & carved pumpkins on the Pigg’s Playbarn Facebook page to have a chance to win one of two Spookley Little Pigg’s hampers, each worth £65. The hampers includes a year’s membership for Pigg’s Playbarn. The best fancy dress & best carved pumpkin winners will be selected & informed on Wednesday October 31st.

The Spookley event runs 9:30-5:30pm daily (Sunday 5pm) on 13-14, 20-21 & 26-31 October. Then Bushcraft runs 1-4 Nov, 10am-1pm.

Booking is advisable, to avoid disappointment. To book, visit https://apleyfarmshop.digitickets.co.uk/tickets. Tickets start at £5. Alternatively, call 01952 581 002, text or call 07739 320 314. Or email enquiries@apleyfarmshop.co.uk. Visit www.ApleyFarmShop.co.uk for full details.

There are Spooktacular tickets from £10, which include entry to Pigg’s Playbarn & Scotty’s Animal Park, the Pumpkin Express, storytelling, 2 pumpkins (one to take home), the carving cavern & a carving kit. The Spookley book is £5 from the Playbarn. Babies under the age of one can travel on the Pumpkin Express for free.  Bushcraft activities are £8.50 per activity or £24 for three.

Apley Farm Shop is on the A442 between Bridgnorth & Telford. Open 7 days, it has a Food Hall, Playbarn, café, an animal park, pottery painting & craft studio, gift shop & plant centre.


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