With couples becoming increasingly adventurous and with savvy brides wanting great wedding deals, the idea of mid summer being the best season for weddings is long gone!
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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.
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.
With the kitchen garden harvested and the days becoming hazier, autumn provides the perfect time for foodies to explore all the culinary delights on offer. In the Chew Valley, just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath, West Country foodie delights are in abundance.
SOUTH Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWAST) is pleased to support Folly Farm Centre by installing a defibrillator.
Folly Farm was identified as an ideal location due to its rural location, coupled with the hundreds of wedding guests, conference delegates and school groups that pass through the Centre on a weekly basis. This is in addition to many local people that enjoy walks in Avon Wildlife Trust’s 250-acre Folly Farm nature reserve.
My name is Julie Doherty and I am the Community Groups and Partnerships Manager for Avon Wildlife Trust. It’s been eight months since I took on the old market garden at Folly Farm and since then, we’ve transformed the site.
As the days grow longer and the chill in the air makes way for warming sunshine, Avon Wildlife Trust’s Folly Farm nature reserve and Folly Farm Centre are ready to welcome in springtime!
We are very excited about Feed Folly- a new community food-growing project based here at Folly Farm Centre. The project will teach volunteers about growing healthy food and improving health and well-being, as well as encouraging wildlife into the garden.
The last two weeks has seen the project buzzing with community groups. The ‘Bee Team’ from Chew Valley School visited to assess the site for their ‘Bee Garden’; Bishop Sutton Primary School have learnt about organic gardening and design; young people from Tomorrow’s People Charity have made new benches; and the regular group from the Brandon Trust enjoyed an afternoon of gardening.
Monday 17 February saw the team here at Folly Farm Centre swop raincoats and welly boots for dresses and tuxedos!
This is because Monday night was Destination Bristol’s fourth annual Tourism and Hospitality Awards, wonderfully hosted by Downsy at Bristol’s Jack FM.
We were finalists in the Business Tourism category and (although we unfortunately didn’t win this year) it was fantastic to meet up with everyone that makes Bristol such a fantastic place to visit.
Brighten up your February by joining us for an evening of art, wine and canapés on Tuesday 25 February, 7pm to 9pm!
Accomplished artist, Lucy Routh, will be exhibiting her vibrant collection of still-life framed prints and greeting cards. This provides your chance to meet the artist in person, view her work and enjoy the surroundings of the Centre, with a glass of wine and canapés in front of the roaring log fire!