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Courses and Events 2014

Old Sleningford offers a superb venue for courses and events. Its quiet, rural location with facilities both inside and out makes it ideal for any activity to take place.

We run a varied programme of courses and events throughout the year, see below for the remaining 2014 dates.
Our programme includes:
-Bent Willow Chair Making
-Basket Making, Pig Keeping
-Forest Gardening
-Sausage Making
-Curing and Smoking Food
-Hedgerow Foods and Medicines and more.
Dates for the following year are announced in November. Join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date with any new courses and dates that are arranged.

If you would like to use the facilities at Old Sleningford Farm to run a course then please contact us to discuss further.

We have a workday on the first Sunday of every month, see below for details of dates and times. We have a range of jobs for each workday which will suit all ages and abilities and we will advertise the likely jobs for each workday where we can. Please contact us  if you would like to know more.

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Workday - Sunday 5th October 2014

Come and help us make some apple juice! We get through loads of juice on our workdays, courses and WWOOF weeks and today is the day we make it all for the following year. Some will make cider too. Bring the kids, everyone can get stuck in, probably will be a bit of apple picking in the forest garden to be done too.

10am to 4pm ish, lunch provided for those who work!

Please let us know if you are coming so we know how much soup and cake to make


Birdwatching - Saturday 11th October 2014

How would you like to be able to identify the birds you see in your garden or at your local nature reserve? New to birdwatching or would you like to resume your hobby now that you have more time on your hands? By going out with a guide you will be able to gain or regain your confidence quickly and pick up where you left off.

There are many ways to appreciate birds, from the casual observer to the enthusiastic “twitcher”, you decide. The main thing is that you enjoy yourself and have fun. There is always something new to learn or something different to see, no matter how many years you have been watching birds.

Linda Jenkinson is running this one day class at Old Sleningford, see her website  for more information

10am to 4pm, £65 per person includes lunch and refreshments

Apple Juicing - Saturday 11th October


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Apple Juicing - Sunday 19th October


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Apple Juicing - Saturday 25th October


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2015 Course Dates


Our 2015 programme of courses and events will be announced in November, an email will be sent out when dates are confirmed. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here

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Workday - Sunday 2nd November 2014

Winter is on its way, time to finish off jobs in the garden and gather the last of the apples. Join us any time from 10am, lunch provided, finish 3pm ish

Please let us know if you will be coming so we know how much food to make

Apple Juicing - Saturday 8th November


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Sausage Making - Saturday 15th November 2014


This one day, hands-on course will show you how to make juicy, tasty sausages using only the best ingredients. The pork will be from our pigs, herbs and other ingredients from the garden. We'll also make some salami and chorizo.

£45 per person, including lunch and sausages to take home

Please use the contact form to make an enquiry

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Curing and smoking Food - Sunday 16th November 2014

Learn how to make bacon, smoked salmon, hams, salami, gravlax, smoked cheese and loads more culinary delights. We will cover wet and dry curing, and hot and cold smoking on this one day course with plenty of tastings and practical demonstrations throughout the day.

£60 per person includes lunch and numerous tastings.

Please use the contact form to make an enquiry

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Workday - Sunday 7th December 2014

The last workday for 2014. It's 10 years since we started our Forest Garden and having volunteers at the farm, so come and join us for a bit of work to round off this milestone year. Lunch provided for workers, please let us know if you are coming so me know how much soup and cake to make.


Art Courses at Old Slen Art

Juliet Ramsden has, for a number of years, organised a varied programme of art courses at the Stables Gallery at Old Sleningford Hall. See their website www.oldslen.co.uk for more details.