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Christmas Fair Preparations

Christmas preparations start early here on Dale Farm. Every year we hold our spectacular Christmas Fair. We spend months preparing for the great event; over the next few months we will keep you updated on our preparations and give you a sneaky peak at what gifts and plants will be available for sale.

We often sell our crafty items in our shop, please contact us for availability or just pop down Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm and see what gifts and produce we have for sale.

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Please come and join us at our Christmas Fair.

Everyone at the farm has been busy planting, making and building ready for our Christmas fair. We will have hanging baskets, plants, crafts, wreaths, refreshments and a raffle.

The event is for everyone to enjoy and the people we support, our volunteers and staff, will have spent months preparing for the big event.

If you have a woodwork or planter project in mind, why not contact our workshop team, who will be really happy to help.

Christmas Preparations


In the potting shed our guys have been planting bulbs, potting on seedlings and experimenting with bulb lasagnes.

The guys in our wood workshops are amazing, they work alongside our volunteers, people we support and staff to help make their ideas come to life.

We use waste natural materials or by products from processes on the farm. We believe in reusing as much material as possible to help conserve our environment.

Here we can see Liz, Jack and Thomas putting together and decorating Christmas Trees that have been cut in our workshop.

Our craft room is especially busy in the cold, wet and windy months when we can do less work outside. Everyone tries to keep busy no matter what the weather and this is the perfect time to get ready for Christmas.

If your are crafty we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for volunteers who are artistic and can help us come up with creative and saleable idea.

October and November

The people we support and the team have been busy creating various items in the craft room with the help of our amazing craft room workers. We recycle wood from local tree surgeons who kindly donate their wood. We then use this for log splitting and to create items for sale in our shops and at our fairs.

Almost there, the final preparations are in full swing, the gifts are being finished, the hyacinths are poking their noses through the soil and everyone is getting excited about Saturdays big event.

Plants and hanging baskets:

We have potted lots of bulbs, tulips, hyacinths, fritillarias, daffodils and crocuses.

There has been lots of wreath making, we have used as lots of shrubs from around the farm, so, we suppose you could call it a pruning exercise too.

There has been a lot of activity in the craft room, preparing gifts ready for the big sale.