Every year I choose a local event that is charity based and support them in raising funds over the Christmas period.
This year, I have chosen the gorgeous Christmas Fayre held at the wonderful Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in Sheffield. Please visit this Christmas Fayre to show support for the charity.
The charity’s festive annual event on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015 is be a fantastic weekend for all the family.
Admission for children is FREE. Shop til you drop in the lambing barn with up to 100 farmer’s market and quality art & craft stalls boasting the best in local arts and crafts. You can also sample gorgeous local produce from the Farmers Market.
Santa and his elves will be waiting in our traditional farmhouse ready to greet children and distribute gifts. You can even nip in to say hello to his reindeer! This event is a great way to get into the festive spirit, whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, tasty local produce or just a fantastic festive day out.The animals are also looking forward to being petted in the animal handling barn! Festive music from local bands and choirs will be on throughout the weekend along with gorgeous mulled wine and mince pies to get you in the festive spirit!
Dont forget the Whirlow Farm Shop and Cafe boasting Whirlow reared and locally sourced produce and the ever popular Whirlow Hog Roast and BBQ to get the taste buds tingling! You can even select your Christmas tree or order your turkey!
Whirlow Hall Farm is an Educational Trust which was set up in 1979 by Alan Aikin…
Alan grew up in the inner city and was sent to a farm as an evacuee during the Second World War. He was so profoundly affected by his experience of farming and the countryside that years later he decided to set up a centre for all inner-city children to come and experience the wonders of the countryside and develop their understanding of where their food, farming and the countryside. Since that date, many thousands of children and young people have visited the Sheffield farm on a daily or residential basis.
The Trust is a unique environmental and educational charity, providing an outstanding learning experience to over 10,000 children and young people a year, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city.
For many of our young visitors this is the first time that they will have visited a farm or the countryside. By holding a newly-hatched chick, bottle feeding a new-born lamb or simply seeing a pig with her piglets for the first time they are having an unforgettable experience. The educational visits and training range from nursery through to vocational and work-based learning.
Whirlow Hall Farm values your support…
Fundraising and donations enable Whirlow Hall Farm to continue to inspire children, young people and families who would not normally be able to experience the countryside first-hand.
Please click here if you would like the timings, location or any other details about Whirlow Hall Farm. I look forward to seeing you there 🙂