It's all Happening - events calendar

We are open on Saturdays from 10 May until late September. Please use the calendar to view the latest events.

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There is no requirement to pre-book if visiting on a Saturday unless you are a group of more than twenty.

Midweek and evening visits are for pre booked groups only.

During 2017 there is no entry fee for visitors on a Saturday although charges still apply for groups visiting during the week and evenings when special menu options are available.

The Yard is open from 10.00am Saturdays between the 29th of April and the 30thof September with two extra events on 28th October and 16th December.

We open on Saturdays at 10am and close at 2pm except on Special Event days when we close at 4pm with last entry 1 hour before closing. Please check the calendar of events for the closing times.

Your visit will last approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours during which time you can take part in a guided tour and talk to the staff about all aspects of the Yard and its operation.

Group Bookings are by prior arrangement. a maximum of 30 and a minimum of 12 people can be accommodated during weekdays and evenings – with refreshments as desired. Please go to the Groups Booking page to download and submit the group booking enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to arrange your visit.

See our 'time-capsule' workshops where five generations of the Chedham family worked for over 150 years. Take a fascinating guided tour - or audio tour to discover a vanished way of rural, working life and have a go at putting together a cartwheel yourself!

In the Visitor Centre watch two short films about the history of the Yard including the success of winning the BBC2 Restoration Village competition in 2006 and of the wheelwright and blacksmith at work.

In the café you can enjoy light refreshments whilst watching a short film showing the rebuilding of a wooden wheel and the fitting of a steel rim to the wooden wheel or examine the many artefacts in the cabinets. There is also a small selection of souvenirs available

There is both indoor and outdoor seating.

For any other enquiries please call on 01789 842770 and leave a message or e-mail . The office is unmanned but regularly monitored and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible and stimulating environment for all our visitors to Chedham’s Yard.