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

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Due to the recommendations and direction from central government Chedham’s Yard will remain closed for most of the 2021 season.

However, with current easing of restrictions, the Yard will open for a one-off event on 30th October for Halloween. Fun for both children and parents.

The Yard will reopen for the 2022 season on Easter Saturday 16 th April.


For 2022

The Yard normally opens at 11am each Saturday and close at 3pm. The exception is when there is an early morning Dawn Chorus Walk which starts from the Yard at 6am. 

Every Saturday in addition to the themed events there will also be wood turning andblacksmith 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.

During 2022 we will be continuing 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 plus light refreshments, gifts/souvenirs and books available in the café. 

On some Saturdays, when there is a fully qualified blacksmith in the forge, there will be the opportunity to have a ‘Blacksmith Experience’ and make something yourself which you can then take home.

This must be pre booked and there will be a nominal fee.

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 onstaddle stones and in it’s hey day 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 16th  April 2022.

A full list of events will be published early 2022.??

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