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The Yard will open at 11am each Saturday and close at 3pm from 11th April.

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Coronavirus

Due to the recommendations and direction from central government Chedhams Yard will not open on the 11th April, as planned, and will remain closed during the current crisis. We will regularly review the situation and open as soon as possible.

Please continue to look at the web site for the latest information regarding reopening dates.
Alternatively, if you want information on reopening directly from us, please send your details by e-mail to enquiries@chedhamsyard.org.uk and we will contact you directly.

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The Yard will open at 11am each Saturday and close at 3pm. The exception is 9th May when there is an early morning Dawn Chorus Walk starting from the Yard at 6am

Every Saturday in addition to the themed events there will also be wood turning and blacksmith demonstrations by our own skilled volunteers throughout the day. This is an opportunity to learn about these crafts, which have almost disappeared. Talk to the craftsmen themselves. 

This year we will be repairing/renovating some vintage farm equipment during the normal open hours. Old equipment poses some unique challenges when traditional techniques are being used. 

There are three short films about the Yard and guided tours. Light refreshments, gifts / souvenirs and books are available in the café. 

On some Saturdays, when there is a fully qualified blacksmith in the forge, there will be the opportunity to become a blacksmith and make something yourself which you can then take home. Participants must wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. An apron and goggles will be provided. Please ask at the reception kiosk, on arrival, if this option is available. There will be a nominal charge for this. 

For the children there is the ever popular Mouse Trail. By finding the mice and solving the puzzle the children will get a gift.

Close to the Yard is an oak building known as ‘The Granary’. The whole building sits on staddle stones held up to 25 tons of grain. It is hoped that visitors to the Yard will be able to visit this 17th century grain store, which is a prime example of its type. More details will be available later.  Visitors wishing to see the Granary should ask when they arrive at the Yard. 

We re-open on Easter Saturday 11th  April

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Special Event

Stone Masonry Today

Date: 30th May 2020
Nick Bragg is a modern day stone mason and will be demonstrating and talking about the craft. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Photo Competition

Date: 23rd May 2020
The Yard houses a wide variety of tools and equipment in addition to a range of flowers, shrubs and trees. Use your imagination and enter the competition, there will be small prizes for the winning entries. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Moths and their role in our life

Date: 16th May 2020
David Brown will be at the Yard talking about moths and showing the wide variety that live in our area. - Click here to read more
Special Event

6am Dawn Chorus

Date: 9th May 2020
6am Dawn Chorus walk starting at the Yard and returning after the walk for light refreshments, there is no charge to join the walk but there will be a small charge for refreshments. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Children’s Craft Workshop with Debbie

Date: 9th May 2020
Debbie will be at the Yard to lead the children of all ages in a range of crafting activities. There is no charge for this event. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Quilting and Patchwork with Philip

Date: 2nd May 2020
Philip Anderson will be talking about and demonstrating quilting techniques and methods. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Hedgehog Rescue and Conservation

Date: 25th Apr 2020
Sophie Smith and Kyra Barboutis, the two girls from Stratford upon Avon who campaign for and rescue hedgehogs will be at the Yard to talk about their work and how important the humble hedgehog is to the environment - Click here to read more
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Blacksmiths and Wood Turning

Date: 18th Apr 2020
Demonstrations by Chedham’s volunteer blacksmiths and wood turners throughout the day. See the skills of the craftsmen and learn about wood turning and blacksmithing. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Easter Egg Hunt & Children's Craft Workshop

Date: 11th Apr 2020
Fun for the children and adults. Find the eggs hidden around the Yard, solve a puzzle and claim your prize – a chocolate egg. - Click here to read more
Special Event

Wellesbourne at War

Date: 28th Sep 2019
Wellesbourne like many other areas around the country was an RAF base during the second World War. - Click here to read more