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Upcoming events space bookings
Thursday 15th - 1/2 day NHS nurses group
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July Morning - Now available due to cancellation
Sunday 18th July PM - Kids party
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd July - Video shoot - Oxford Media Solutions
Friday 23rd July - End of term school kids party
Saturday 24th - Wellness all day course with Louise Biles
Sunday 25th July till Wednesday 28th - British Film & Television School film shoot (extras needed!)
Thursday 29th July - Private kids party
Friday 30th July - Cafe Reason Dance Company rehearsal
Saturday 31st July - Fairy School
Sunday 1st July - Wednesday 4th July - British Film & Television School - Film shoot (extras needed!)
EVENTS SPACE AVAILABLE TO HIRE THROUGHOUT JUNE AND JULY
This summer we are delighted to offer you the opportunity of hosting your workshops, retreat or classes at beautiful Heath Farm.
As the UK starts moving again, so can we, and with classes, retreats and workshops back in the mix, why not begin the summer in style.
Whether it’s promoting your passion, or hosting your child's party, we can offer the perfect venue whilst still following all government guidelines.
From now until the end of July, we will have a luxury tipi set up in our extensive woodland. Experience your own tranquillity, enjoy breathtaking views and step back into nature.
Private use of 1420 sq ft luxury tipi with wooden flooring, fairy lights and spotlights.
Closed or open configurations to cover all weather scenarios
Woodland stage (16ft x 12ft)
Games lawn with a host of games including croquet, boules, skittles, giant jenga and more
BBQ & Pizza oven in undercover catering area including hot water, fridge/freezer, kettle and sink
Benches for picnics
Spring water on tap Woodland walks and nature trails
Electricity, super glam compost loo and shower
Shepherds hut with bed/sofa for use as green room
Overnight camping available on request, for post class/workshop participants only.
£20 per hour
£50 per half day
£80 per day
Community Rates & Discounts available*
*Please contact Mon or Sasha Barbour on firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 26th June & Sunday 27th June - In association with Chipping Norton Theatre - Pirates of Penzance Opera - Outdoor opera by the lake.
Feel free to wander through tree lined paths to find this secret, natural lakeside amphitheatre, surrounded by woodland and beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Feel free to bring your own picnic blanket to relax on the hillside and watch the sunset over the trees.
An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, results in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets a course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera. Oxfordshire's own Opera Anywhere bring Gilbert and Sullivan's favourite to these amazing surroundings.
Generously supported by Heath Farm Holiday Cottages and Duncan and Jaynie Ford.
Special thanks to Oxford Planters and Parkside Architectural Tiles.
- Feel free to join us onsite for an explore and an evening drink from an hour before each performance. The show will begin promptly at the advertised start time.
- Audiences can sit on the grass or bring a picnic blanket/cushions from home. Due to the uneven ground, chairs are not advised.
- There will be bar and catering provided , but you are allowed to bring picnics . Gourmet burgers, wraps and salads available onsite from In Any Event catering.
- The events run outside in most weather conditions, where it is safe to do so. So please dress appropriately!
- Sat 26th June, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Sun 27th June, 2.30pm & 7pm
Tickets:£20, £18 under 16s
This event is currently being booked and planned on a socially distanced basis. If government guidelines change, audience capacity may be increased, but COVID safety measures will remain in place.
Buy tickets here.
VIP Fundraiser (Farm Fiesta) from 5pm on Sat 26th June OR 4.30pm Sun 27th June
To book for our VIP events (Farm Fiesta) please add Pirates of Penzance tickets for the performance on either Saturday 26th at 5pm or Sunday 27th at 4:30pm to your basket, on the next page of the checkout you can then book for the Farm Fiesta.
Tickets £65 including opera tickets. Limited places now available. For further information CLICK HERE
Well we've been busier than ever now that we're back open. Behind the scenes there's been loads of work that's been done. We've drained, dredged and rebuilt our pond. Rebuilt the jetty and added steps to get into and out of the water. There's also a small "beach" style area on the other side of the pond which has a shingle base just under the water and also stairs going down into the pond. We've had our first guests have a wild water swim and it's proved popular with our kids too! We've had great feedback from guests staying in Chestnut & Walnut cottages which now both have private gardens with hot tubs. Chestnut now also has a pathway all the way to the front door so we now have a wheelchair friendly, step free entrance to one of our cottages.
The new Narnia wardrobe in Cobnut has also gone down well with guests. The craftsmanship is incredible, it has hand carved lions on the front panels and an almost photographic image on the back wall of the wardrobe of Narnia. The wardrobe acts as a gateway between Chestnut & Cobnut cottages so we now have a magical cottage (Aslan) which sleeps 6 and also has a private garden with hot tub. See our cottage listings for images.
We've not stopped there, we've done extensive refurbishment of the games room which has been repainted and the sofa upholstered. The drying room next door now has BBQ kit, spare wellies, waterproofs and life jackets for customers to use.
The games lawn now has more games such as boules, skittles and new kites. We've also constructed an outdoor shower next to the compost loo which also has been transformed into the most glamorous compost loo you're likely to ever see! We've also constructed an outdoor catering area nearby the woodland stage which has everything you could need for an afternoon of fun, games and food. There's a BBQ/Smoker, Pizza Oven, Kettle, fridge/freezer, sink with hot water and all the utensils you'd need.
Well we had lots of fun with the outdoor cinema & opera here at Heath Farm last month. A great success and thank you to Chippy Theatre for using the farm!
We've had plenty of very happy guests recently. The hot tubs have still been a hit with guests in Walnut & Chestnut cottages and everyone enjoyed the heatwave with a few guests going swimming in the lake! We've now put a few Rainbow Trout in the pond so guests can now also go fishing and catch up to 2 trout per stay for free. We've also just purchased a new wooden rowing boat for the more adventurous guests to enjoy!
The event space has been very well used for all sorts from NHS nurses day out, children's parties, well-being, yoga and motivational workshops and also as a film set by the National Television and Film School.
It's been a busy month with all the cottages being fully booked out. Guests have really enjoyed the new sheep & goats roaming in the animal field. They'd all been bottle fed so they're all very tame and approachable! David & Nena have been busy in the garden and there's been an abundance of tomatoes, padron peppers, courgettes & cucumbers. The produce are left out on a table in the courtyard for guests to help themselves to.