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Hawarden Estate

The Hawarden Estate sits within the rolling hills and sprawling farmland of Flintshire, North Wales.

With Chester just a few miles away across the English border, the Estate is home to Hawarden Old Castle, a 13th Century fortification constructed to defend the North Wales coast to the West. The estate includes thousands of acres of active farmland and forestry, with orchards, dairy herds, crops, seasonal vegetables, pumpkins and community allotments. The estate also plays host to the Good Life Experience annual festival and hosts an exciting programme of events throughout the year.

Our Woodland Classroom basecamp is nestled under the trees of a tucked away corner of 25 acres that make up the grounds of the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is an award-winning purveyor of local produce with much of their meat, fruit and veg being reared and grown on the estate. This is not only for sale in the excellent Farm Shop but also served up in their tasty cafe.

“Provenance is key to us because we not only believe in food that tastes great but that is also local, sustainable and is good for our community, the environment and our customer’s health.”

We’re excited to be working in partnership with the Hawarden Estate to offer this fantastic and varied outdoor space to groups for our workshops and events. Our popular Woodland Birthday Parties are a particular favourite here too.

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is easily accessible from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Chester City Centre is only 15 minutes drive away. Central Wrexham is just 20 mins drive away. The venue postcode is CH5 3FB.

Whilst your loved ones are busy with us you might want to make advantage of the many things Hawarden Estate Farm Shop has to offer…

  • Weekend Makers & Producers Market Place
  • Cafe with a fantastic seasonal menu
  • Kids adventure playground
  • Farm Shop including; butchery, fresh & local fruit n’ veg, a superb selection of local cheeses
  • The best coffee in the area (fact)
  • Nature trail
  • Hawarden Old Castle (open to the public select dates in the year)

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.


Address: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3FB

Arriving By Car: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is just off the B5125 less than a mile out of Hawarden village. Whether you’re attending one of our events or dropping someone off we meet everyone outside the Farm Shop entrance before walking over to the woodland. Parking is free.

Arriving By Bus: Arriva Cymru run services through Hawarden village on routes to and from Chester. The journey to Chester is around 30 mins.

Arriving by Train: Hawarden train station serves the village of Hawarden with regular Arriva Trains Wales services on the Borderlands Line. Trains from Hawarden operate on a basic hourly schedule between Wrexham Central and Bidston, with service frequency dropping to become two-hourly in the evenings and on Bank Holidays. On Sundays, trains depart six times in each direction. Passengers wishing to connect for Liverpool should change at Bidston, for Chester and Manchester Piccadilly at Shotton, and for Shrewsbury, Birmingham New Street, Hereford and South Wales at Wrexham General.

Upcoming Events at hawarden estate

We host a regular programme of courses and events for old and young alike at Hawarden Estate. Below you can see what’s coming up at this great venue.

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