Events

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.


Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre’s free “Festival of Artists” event is back for its fourth year, and will be even bigger in 2017! The event is now confirmed for three days from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May (11am to 4pm on all days).

The Festival is organised by on-site artist Kara Strachan of the Art Loft, (who will also be exhibiting on the day), along with the help and support of Curborough Hall Farm and the Centre’s other artists and galleries; Home of Colours, Lime Sky: Studio & Gallery, Lion House Art and Eden Gallery, all of whom are located at the Centre all year round.

Kara’s passion and enthusiasm for art is infectious, and a big reason for why the event has been so successful and popular with both artists and art lovers alike. Kara remarks, “We have had some fantastic feedback about our Festival over the past few years, but we are always looking at ways that we can make it bigger and better. This year we have decided to add an extra day, and that will help us to accommodate even more visitors to the event."

On view will be artists working with oils, pastels, acrylics, textiles and water colours - even wood, stained glass and stone, so there is an excellent and diverse range of artists attending. It’s not just their artwork that will be on display. A real highlight of the event is the fact that exhibitors will be demonstrating their exquisite techniques throughout the Festival so it’s a great opportunity to watch, learn and be inspired. Ultimately, the event is all about trying to create a long-term legacy for art, both locally, and for the wider area.

As well as the Festival of Artists event, the Centre’s other businesses and retailers will be open as usual. From antiques to gifts, there’s even a farm shop, garden centre and Mabel’s Tearoom (renowned for their delicious cakes and home cooked food), so there will be plenty of things to see and do for all the family during the bank holiday weekend.

The Festival of Artists will culminate in the Geoff Hollinshead Award being given to the artist displaying the best piece of artwork. Who will follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Martin Carty? With so much great art sure to be on display, come along to Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre for a great day out and to see if you agree with the judge’s decision.


Christmas Tales from the Tractor took place here at the Centre over two Saturdays at the start of the festive period. Our two large marquees were magically transformed for the event into Santa's festive tractor shed.

Both days were sold out and it was brilliant meeting so many lovely families (including lots of first time visitors to Curborough) and seeing all the children's faces when they met Santa, his tractor and his sheep!

Santa insisted that only that only the good boys and girls visited him in his tractor shed, and we're relieved to say that thankfully all of the children made the good list....Phew!

As well as getting to hear about Santa's experience with "Cynthia the Sheep", the children got to eat breakfast or lunch (depending on their chosen session), receive a farm related gift from Santa as well as having photo's with him and his tractor.

Once that had all finished, the children were taken into the farm conservatory where Christmas tree decorations were beautifully decorated.

A big thank you to everyone at the farm and Mabel's Tearoom for all their support and help in making this a lovely event.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Curborough again soon.

We're already counting down to Christmas, and this year we are excited to announce that we are having "Christmas Tales from the Tractor" here at the Centre.

There are 5 sessions available on each day, & we are operating a “first come, first served” bookings only policy to ensure the children have the best possible experience. For pricing information & to book your children's places, please download the booking form below & email/scan the completed form back to us at curboroughcountrysidecentre@yahoo.co.uk (For those of you who want to fill the form in electronically, please make sure you click on the download link and then save the form to your computer before you start typing on it.)

Alternatively, if you are unable to download the form, please send us an email (curboroughcountrysidecentre@yahoo.co.uk) with your desired session, along with the number of children you will be bringing along.

We will then check to make sure your preferred session is still available (we’ll let you know as soon as possible). If it is, we will reserve these spaces for 3 days to enable you to make payment. Payment can be made by BACS or money bought to the centre. These details will be provided in our reservation email to you.

We can't wait to see you for what will be a magical Christmas time here at Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre.

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