What’s on at Ferne

Upcoming Events and Activities…

Summer At Ferne

Summer At Ferne

Explore a world of summer wonders at Ferne!

With a diverse range of activities every week, there’s never a dull moment. From celebrating International cat day to educational talks and exploring the wildlife in our ponds. Each activity will unleash your creativity and passion for animal welfare.

22/7 to 4/8 (2 weeks) – Planting

5/8 to 11/8 – Cat Crafts

12/8 to 18/8 – Pond Dipping

19/8 to 25/8 – Bug Hotels

26/8 to 1/9 – Tile Painting

All week Scavenger Hunt

We will also be hosting chicken and rabbit talks too, please keep an eye out for more information on this

Step into our Creative Corner this summer and join our passionate team for an experience brimming with creativity and discovery

Ferne’s Summer Fayre

Ferne’s Summer Fayre

Step right up and immerse yourself in the magic of our Summer Fayre!

With an entrance fee of just £5 for adults and £1 for children, it’s an affordable day out for the whole family.

Prepare to be entertained with a delightful array of activities that capture the essence of classic fete fun. Alongside a performance from Ilminster Icons. A live painting with Emma Keys. And our newest ambassador, Zoe Jasko will be doing a creative workshop around her new book.

For the little ones, there’s a thrilling lucky dip waiting to be explored, with excitement for every dip. Feeling adventurous? Dive into our sock game and see if you can guess what’s hidden inside each sock in record time or with the most accurate guesses.

And of course, no fayre would be complete without the timeless hoopla! Try your luck at this classic game of skill and precision, and see if you have the steadiest aim

Join us for a day of laughter at our Summer Fayre.

Learn Wire Flower Sculpting

Learn Wire Flower Sculpting

Join us for this exciting opportunity to create your own bouquet of flowers – out of wire.

Sculpting with wire is a magical process This workshop will see you arrive as a beginner and leave clutching a collection of beautifully made flowers, with pride!

Using wire, pliers and cutters, the tutor will show you the techniques of hand weaving wire to create a variety of flowers. This will include fuchsias, daffodils and seed heads.

The two workshops will run from 9.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 to 4.30. All the materials to make your bouquet of wire flowers will be provided. Please note, we recommend wearing old clothes and even an apron, as wire can be quite messy.

We are looking forward to this workshop, and look forward to seeing a host of beautiful blooms!

Don’t miss the opportunity to unleash your creativity and get your tickets here

Ferne’s Annual Dog Show

Ferne’s Annual Dog Show

Our favourite event of the year! Ferne’s annual dog show returns on Sunday 1st September with fun classes, have-a-go agility, stands, fundraising activities, delicious food and lots more.

All funds raised go straight back to Ferne Animal Sanctuary, so please come along with your furry best friend and support Ferne.

If you want to be a part of our best fundraiser and favourite event of the year, please reach out to the team on frm@ferneanimalsanctuary.org for more information

We will be releasing more information on this event closer to the time.

Discover the latest dog law

Discover the latest dog law

Attention to all dog owners, dog walkers, pet sitters and other dog care professionals. 

Trevor Cooper is the leading dog law specialist in the country. Take this opportunity to stay current and ask any dog law related questions face to face.

Save the date and be a part of this unique opportunity to engage with the leading dog law specialist in the country and click here for more information.

Autumn Healing Sound & Yoga Retreat

Autumn Healing Sound & Yoga Retreat

Stretch, cleanse, re-align and relax with Healing Sound & Yoga

Karen Ward will be returning to Ferne Animal Sanctuary for another yoga retreat joined by healing sound practitioner, Alexandra Simson.

Come along on Sunday 6th October and give yourself some valuable time out on the mat.

In this retreat you will be releasing tension with yoga and breathwork.

Followed by a sound bath and full moon meditation with the gongs – to deeply relax and realign.

The pure harmonics of these extraordinary instruments soothe and slow your busy mind into a meditative state while the vibrations gently restore resonance and harmony throughout your physical and non-physical body. Deeply restorative and rejuvenating, by the end you’ll feel beautifully calm and relaxed.

Your time together will close with some light snacks

Secure your limited space for by clicking here 

Please note that although gong baths have healing properties, it is advisable to avoid them if you have undergone major surgery within the past 6 weeks, are in the first trimester of pregnancy, or have been diagnosed with epilepsy.

Ferne’s Spooky Day

Ferne’s Spooky Day

Help us celebrate Halloween at Ferne by joining us for a spooktacular event for the whole family at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

We will be revealing all you need to know on the run up to this event

Craft your own wreath

Craft your own wreath

Join us on November 27th from 2pm to 4pm for a delightful afternoon of creativity and festive cheer.

Unleash your inner artist as we guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own stunning wreath for a unique Christmas decoration!

Tickets for this exclusive workshop are priced at just £35 per person and are strictly limited. Be sure to secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

Come solo or bring along friends and family for a memorable afternoon of festive fun. Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your holiday celebrations in style!

Ferne’s Annual Christmas Market and Animal Blessing

Ferne’s Annual Christmas Market and Animal Blessing

We will be holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Sunday 1st December.

We have a super collection of stalls featuring hand crafted goods. The tranquil setting of Ferne makes Christmas shopping a pleasure. Why not make a day of it and enjoy a meal at Nina’s?

Join us and our barn animals for our heartwarming annual animal blessing at 4pm

Keep your eyes peeled for more information

Construct your own Willow Robin

Construct your own Willow Robin

Enjoy an afternoon of crafting at our popular Willow Workshop!

Join us on Saturday 7th December from 10am to 3pm for a unique experience where you’ll create your very own robin hare. Hosted by Fon Cosens.

All materials are provided, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable crafting journey.

The workshop fee of £60 covers all materials as well as refreshments.

Unleash your creativity and take home a charming willow robin masterpiece. Limited spots available


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