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Folly Farm Centre ‘goes for gold’ in Green Tourism award

Folly Farm Centre ‘goes for gold’ in Green Tourism award

Folly Farm Centre has been awarded a gold certification by Green Tourism for its commitment to sustainability.

Green Tourism measured 10 different aspects for the award including: energy saving; waste minimisation; nature and culture and commitment from management.

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Tips for a ‘greener’ wedding

Tips for a ‘greener’ wedding

From the moment you send your wedding invitations, you can make choices to make your wedding environmentally-friendly. Why is this important you may think? Surely it’s just one event, so how much damage can one day cause? With more and more people making a conscious effort to be more green in their everyday life, one of the most important events of your life doesn’t have to be different. Think of all the paper used, the travel involved, the food miles and the material? It all adds up! However, making green decisions doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Yet with a few simple swaps, you could make the world of difference.

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Folly Farm Centre team completes Mission Impossible!

Folly Farm Centre team completes Mission Impossible!

We offer a variety of team-building activities for corporate groups, including one of our most popular, Mission Impossible - a combination of navigating challenges across the nature reserve and mini tasks that test you both physically and mentally!

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Folly Farm Centre’s Wedding Fair – the story behind the flowers!

Folly Farm Centre’s Wedding Fair  – the story behind the flowers!

As the recommended florists at Folly Farm Centre, we were delighted to exhibit at the first ‘Off to Wed’ wedding fair earlier this spring. We chose natural looking displays to suit this beautiful rural location, incorporating seasonal flowers, with herbs and foliage - our trademark style!

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New Electric Car Charging Point for the Chew Valley

An electric car charging unit has been installed at Folly Farm Centre; Avon Wildlife Trust’s education, conference and wedding venue in Stowey. The installation of the charging point now makes it easier for visitors with electric cars to visit the Centre and 250-acre nature reserve.

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Fairtrade Folly! A Gold Award For Folly Farm’s Conference Centre

Fairtrade Folly! A Gold Award For Folly Farm’s Conference Centre

Folly Farm Centre have been awarded gold at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards, in a packed ceremony on Friday 6 March at the Watershed in Bristol. Bristol Heroes, Aardman Animations, partnered with Fairtrade heroes, Divine Chocolate, to present the awards to conclude Fairtrade Fortnight in the region.

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New ‘Detox Delegate Rate’ for 2015

New ‘Detox Delegate Rate’ for 2015


Happy staff are 12% more productive*. Therefore happy, healthy conference delegates will be more productive too!

We have worked closely with our caterers to tailor make a special ‘detox’ delegate package for January and February 2015.

By definition a detox is ‘a period of time where the body is rid of unhealthy substances’. Think super foods at lunchtime and swapping coffee and cake for sumptuous smoothies!

However, detox is not just about the body. With Avon Wildlife Trust’s 250-acre nature reserve on our doorstep, which is a beautiful setting for walks, outside meetings and teambuilding activities, your mind will be taken care of too.

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Folly Farm Wildlife Memories From World War One

Folly Farm Wildlife Memories From World War One

Remembrance Day this year is particularly poignant because 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of WW1.  The team here at Folly have been looking back at recollections of Folly Farm during the world war periods, which gives an insight into the lives of the people who stayed at home to work the land.

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