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- Sunday 16th June 2019, 2pm—6pm
- Tickets from The Merchant’s House, £6 in advance, £8 on the day (accompanied children under 14 free)
132 High Street, Marlborough
- 12 Gardens open to visitors
- Teas 3pm—5pm, in garden number 8
Entry by ticket only in aid of The Merchant’s House Appeal, Registered Charity no. 1010902
Following the success of last year’s event, Newbury Town Council will be holding a Family Day in Victoria Park on Sunday 23 June from 12 noon to 4pm.
There will be entertainment throughout the day which will include traditional Punch & Judy shows, face painting, dancing and singing on the bandstand with the Ragtime Theatre School, and Watership Brass.
There will be live falconry displays throughout the afternoon and Kennet Radio will be there too broadcasting live from the event and we’ll even have a Fire Engine for you to explore.
The local branch of ‘Rugby Tots’ will be coming along so you can meet them. They run groups for 2 – 7 year olds to develop their social and physical skills, in a fun, positive environment.
The Bowls Club are happy to welcome new members and the Club will be open for everyone to look around and have a chat about membership and how you can get involved.
The tennis courts will be open too, and as part of the ‘Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend’, our coaches, the National Tennis Association, will be on hand to chat about classes and how you can get involved. Membership for a whole year for a family costs just £44 and with the new floodlighting, the courts are even more accessible for everyone and if you join on the day, you get 1 month’s free membership! You can even book a FREE coaching slot for the day via our website.
Our children’s Splash Park will be open, as it is every day throughout the summer from 10:30am until 5pm so children can make the most of the day, and hopefully the sunshine. The Skatepark will be open to everyone so come along and show off your skills.
The ‘Friends of Victoria Park’, a volunteer group who welcome new members, will be available at the event to discuss their involvement.
Newbury Town Council would like to invite everyone along on Sunday 23 June to see what’s going on and enjoy all the facilities on offer!.
About this Event
Our open evening will showcase all that Sheepdrove Organic Farm has to offer in our stunning West Berkshire location.
Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and to guide you around our magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces. If you are looking for a sustainable wedding venue, eco-friendly conference, event space or wellness retreat then please do join us.
Our venue incorporates the latest thinking in sustainability. It is both ethically and environmentally responsible. The impact of the building’s structure on the environment has been minimised by using recycled, renewable and local materials.
Our Venue Includes:-
- 5 Meeting Rooms
- Vaulted Dining Room
- Self Catering Accommodation
- Physic Garden
- Boathouse & Private Lake
- Natural Burial Ground
- 2,500 Acres Of Beautiful Berkshire countryside
In June our Physic Garden is at its best. Planted by the renowned herb grower Jekka McVikar, each planted bed has a theme such as:- aromatherapy, culinary herbs, apothecary herbs and medical herbs for animals. Enjoy this exceptional setting on what we hope to be a warm summer’s evening. Nestled just beyond our garden is Sheepdrove’s private lake and boathouse
We have five rooms within our venue that can be used for a multitude of purposes and has the capacity for up to 200 guests. Weddings, wakes, conferences, parties – the list is endless. Come and find out how you could use the space. Don’t miss our Rooks Nest room at the top of our tower!
Our restaurant area boosts stunning natural daylight and comes complete with an in-built pizza/bread oven.
Woodend – Our Self Catering Accommodation
Come and view our bedrooms in our converted farmhouse. We can offer en-suite accommodation for 18 people. It provides the ideal space for large family gatherings, wedding parties or conference delegates. A large farmhouse communal kitchen comes complete with with log burner and a large lawned garden area.
New for 2019! The Boathouse – Lakeside Self Catering Accommodation
Our boathouse has been recently renovated and will make the ideal place to escape from it all. Situated on the side of our lake, this one bedroomed apartment comes complete with an open plan lounge (with additional sofa bed), dining area and small kitchenette. Hexagonal bifold doors make full use of the view.
Our Natural Burial Ground – A Green and Eco-Friendly Option
Our woodland burial site offers a natural and environmentally friendly burial option. Come and take a peaceful stroll through our woodland paths and find out more about Natural Burials.
Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about why you should consider a natural burial as an alternative to other burial options available.
Spoilt Leopard is a local Hungerford business who make and sell stunning products from handwoven rugs and blankets.
On Saturday June 29th, from 11am to 4pm they are throwing their doors open for an Open Studio day in collaboration with Far Living, another local Berkshire business which sells distinctive homewares and parasols from India and other exotic countries.
Pop along to Moss Farm in Inkpen to see what they do and have a browse.