We've hosted a number of wonderful events here at the Centre with highlights shown below. We have one more auction to go this year on November 6th but nothing else planned for the rest of the winter...please do keep a look out here and on our Facebook page for things happening in 2023.

On Thursday 20th April and Sunday 7th May, we held our first Dinosaur Encounter events here at the Centre. It was brilliant to welcome over 420 children (and their families!) over the 2 dates.

The dinosaur show was an absolute treat - the children were initially introduced to some ancestors of the dinosaurs including some snakes, lizards and snapping turtles. The snapping turtle in particular looked unbelievably pre-historic.

After this, the children got to meet "Rex" - a five year old T-Rex! Who knew that real life dinosaurs are still found in Curborough? :) The reaction of the children's faces when Rex emerged from behind the trees was priceless.

A big thank you to Byron at Lichfield Garden Centre, and to all his team, for organising the event. It was brilliant fun and definitely a memorable experience for everyone that attended.

We held our annual Festival of Artists event here at the Centre on Saturday 29th April through to Monday 1st May.

The place was a hive of activity throughout and we've had lots of great feedback from artists and visitors alike. We reckon this years festival must go down as the best one yet....we certainly saw lots of people walking back to their cars with lots of new artwork purchased.

On the Saturday of the event we welcomed Touch FM who did a live broadcast from the Centre. They interviewed several of our permanent studio holders and also some of the visiting artists so it was great exposure for both the festival and our Centre.

With over 50 visiting artists on display across the site, visitors were treated to stunning exhibitions as well as brilliant live demonstrations. As is always the case with the festival, it covered such a broad cross section of art including painting, drawing, wood turning, stone-carving & textiles, so there was great variety on display.

This year's winner of the Geoff Hollinshead Award was Paul Holmes (facebook @art.sandalwood). Picking a winner was such a hard task given the exceptional talent on display, but the judges ultimately decided on Paul as they were blown away by the diverse range of paintings and subject matter on view.

A big thank you for all the hard work put in to organising the event by Kara Strachan of the Art Loft, and to the farm for all their efforts. It's no easy task putting up & taking down all of our event marquees!

Last but not least, thank you to all the wonderful artists. It was fascinating to see all your artwork and to be able to watch your demonstrations - we look forward to being inspired by you all again next year!

Are you ready to meet some dinosaurs and their ancestors? Come along to Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre on Thursday 20th April (now SOLD OUT) or Sunday May 7th (Tickets STILL AVAILABLE) where you will be able to take a close look at dinosaur models, their bones and eggs, as well as witness the animals that were living at that time but are still alive today. Then, the show stopping finale…. meet a walking, growling T-Rex for what will be an encounter like no other.

Event Organiser: Lichfield Garden Centre

Booking Details: On both days, there are 3 sessions available with start times of 10.30, 12.30 and 14.30 hrs. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased inside Lichfield Garden Centre, or by calling them on 01543 254306

Cost: £4.00 per child

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