October Half Term Events

School may be closed next week but at Love’s Farm House we’re busier than ever. On top of our usual activities we have a week of special events to celebrate two years since we first opened our doors. We really hope you can join us!

LFCA Community Champion Awards, Family Quiz and AGM
Friday 20 October, 7pm

The LFCA Community Champion Awards are when we celebrate that amazing people and groups that make Love’s Farm a better place to live. We’ll also be hosting a family quiz and there’s a chance to find out — and have your say — about the new parking restrictions that are coming to Love’s Farm. Then there’s the small matters of AGMs for Love’s Farm Community Centre and Love’s Farm House — we promise to keep them mercifully short.

It’s a great chance to meet your neighbours and find out what’s happening in the community, and the bar’s open too.

Neon Disco
Saturday 21 October, 8pm-12am

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Dig out your day-glo outfits and get ready to dance to classic 80s and 90s floor-fillers from Rick Astley to The Prodigy and back again. We had a great time at last year’s 80s Disco so we’re back for more. Over 18s only. Tickets £5 in advance — see below.

 

Lost and Found Theatre Production
Monday 23 October, 11:30am and 2:30pm

SORRY – CANCELLED! We’re very sad to report that this show has been cancelled as the production company are no longer able to deliver the show. Ticket holders, please contact our office 9am-12pm Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th for full refunds.

Set sail on a wonderful theatrical adventure in this magical, musical adaptation based on the book by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.

Produced by the people who brought My Pet Monster and Me and Dotty the Dragon to Love’s Farm House in 2015 and 2016, this show is set to be a real treat for 3-7 year olds. Performances at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets £6 per adult/child in advance — see below for ticket information.

Jam Night at the Farm House Bar
Friday 27 October, 8-11pm

Jam RGBBring your instruments and singing voices to Love’s Farm House for a night of music making. All instruments and abilities welcome (sorry, no under-18s), and the bar’s open as usual. We’ll be putting together a set list of songs in advance so please email ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or join the Facebook event and we’ll keep you posted. You can make your own song suggestions too!

Indoor Car Boot Sale
Saturday 28 October, 9:30-11:30am

Buy and sell nearly new items at our indoor boot sale. We’re not weather dependent so there’s no risk of soggy shoes, drenched dresses or blown-away babygrows. The coffee shop will be open too for a well-deserved cuppa. Seller’s tables are £5 in advance — see below to book a table.

Halloween Disco
Saturday 28 October, 6-10pm

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Get ready for an evening of spooky fun and ghoulish goings on at the Haunted Farm House. There’ll be games for younger children from 6pm and a chance for kids and adults of all ages to strut their freakiest moves from 7pm. Fancy dress encouraged but not essential. Tickets are £2 in advance — see below.

And Lots More Besides…

Limelight Entertainment’s workshop on Tuesday 24 October is inspired by Beauty and the Beast (contact amy@limelightentertainmentuk.com), while Tiny Tots Dance will be running a spook-bat-ular dance workshop on Wednesday 25 October at 10am (visit http://www.tinytotsdance.co.uk for more info). St Neots Library’s brings Baby and Toddler Rhymetime to the Farm House on Friday 27 October at 10.30am.

Our Tuesday coffee shop is closed during school holidays but Switch Café is open as usual on Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm serving light lunches and delicious cakes baked on the premises.

Tickets in advance

For events that need tickets in advance (Neon Disco, Lost and Found, seller’s table at the boot sale, Halloween Disco), please pop in or call Jenny on 01480 262626. We accept cash or card payments. The office is open 9am-3pm during term time, and 9am until midday Mon-Wed in half term week. Follow us at www.facebook.com/lovesfarmhouse for more information and the latest updates.

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Happy Birthday To Us!

Love’s Farm House celebrated its first birthday in style with a week of parties and special events.

lfh-1st-birthday-14On Saturday 22 October we hosted an 80s disco, our first adults-only party. Based on the feedback we’ll be planning more soon.

Monday 24th saw the arrival of Dotty the Dragon, a fabulous touring theatre production from Blunderbus Theatre. There were two sold-out performances and the show went down a storm with the kids. Thanks to St Neots Slings and Your Time to Grow for sponsoring the performances.

On Wednesday 26th illustrators Marion Lindsay (Ready Steady Ghost!, Bella Donna, Maisie Hitchins) and Jo Clark (hehehe hyena) helped children to make animal masks and spooky dreamcatchers. Thanks to Friends of St Neots Library for sponsoring this event.

lfh-1st-birthday-36Friday 28 October was our combined quiz night, Community Champion Awards and the annual general meetings for both Love’s Farm House and Love’s Farm Community Association (LFCA). It was a fantastic turnout and support from our community has never been better.

The Community Champion Awards was LFCA’s chance to say a public thank you to the people who go out of their way to help make Love’s Farm such a great place to live. Our winners were:

Bring Your Family to Work Award – The Tames
Committed to the Community – David Wells
Star Behind the Scenes – Cornelia Sbircea
Going the Extra Mile – Rebecca Mitton
SMART Superhero – Joshua Jones
New Venture – Little Loves (Roxy Andrews, Sam Claussen, Becky Symms, Lynda Cronin, Kathryn Pickering, Paula Phipps, Cornelia Sbircea, Di Briggs, Steve Briggs)

We ended our week of celebrations with a Halloween Disco on Saturday 29th, with party games lead by Anna Crompton and Ben on the DJ decks.

A huge thanks to EVERYONE who made the week such a success. We had lots of fun and we hope you did too!

Click below for a slideshow of the week’s festivities.

 

Launch Festival: Full Details

It’s just a few days to go until Love’s Farm House opens its doors for the very first time. Here’s the low-down on activities you can take part in during our Launch Festival week (plus a few that start the week after). A huge thanks to St Neots Town Council and our session providers for helping us offer the majority of Launch Festival events for free.


Saturday 24 October

LFH LFCASaturday 4pm: Love’s Farm Expo
Free

Our first event is your chance to see the building, meet the people who will be hosting activities and find out about the projects Love’s Farm Community Association (LFCA) is running across Love’s Farm. There will be craft activities, a barbecue and we’ll be burying a time capsule in the garden. Please bring your submissions for the time capsule (must fit into a 90x55mm envelope) by 5pm. Please bring a pre-loved item of clothing to turn into bunting to decorate our venue.

At 6pm we’ll be hosting the LFCA AGM. There’ll be a couple of speeches and voting in of the chair, secretary and treasurer. It’s a great opportunity to find out what LFCA does and how you can get involved.

At 6:30pm there’ll be live music from Parson’s Nose followed by the LFCA Community Champion Awards, a barn dance and disco until midnight, so bring your dancing shoes.


Sunday 25 October

Breakfast ChurchSunday 10-11:30am: Breakfast Church
Always free

come when you can, leave when you need to, come back if you want

Hosted by Helene, the Love’s Farm Community Chaplain, Breakfast Church welcomes all ages to come and eat breakfast, read the papers, explore questions about life, faith and doubt and consider how an ancient story relates today.

www.facebook.com/lovesfarmchaplain
Contact Helene on 07938 803501 or email community.chaplain@yahoo.co.uk


BigHero6-1000pxSunday 2pm: Film screening: Big Hero 6
Free Launch Festival event

An action-packed comedy-adventure from the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. This Certificate PG film will be shown for free as part of our launch week festivities.

Seats allocated on first-come-first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Monday 26 October

HartbeepsMonday 9:30am, 10:30am & 11:30am: Hartbeeps
Free tasters in launch week, £6.50 thereafter (£5.50 in advance)

Multi-sensory, developmentally directed, musical storytelling sessions for small people and their grown ups. Designed by experts, fuelled by magic, delivered with love.

  • 9.30am Happy House – toddlers to five years
  • 10.30am Baby Beeps – sitting to walking
  • 11.30am Baby Bells – newborn to sitting

www.hartbeeps.com
Contact Anna on 07903 142 133, annac@hartbeeps.com to reserve your place.


NCT YogaMonday 3pm: NCT Mother & Baby Yoga
Free taster session in launch week, £10 thereafter (normally at 1:15pm)

Sessions for women from six weeks after birth, gentle yoga-based exercises for mums and babies to do together.

www.jennysclasses.uk
Contact Jenny on 01480 215658 or email jenny@jennysclasses.uk to reserve your place.


Pop MoversMonday 4:45pm: Pop Movers
Free taster session in launch week, £4.50 thereafter (normally at 4:15pm)

A 45-minute dance class for boys and girls aged 5-9. Start with a fun and energetic warm up and then learn a dance routine to your favourite pop songs. Pop Movers is the perfect opportunity for children to have fun, build confidence and make friends.

www.limelightentertainmentuk.com
Contact Amy on 07825 331453 or email amy@limelightentertainmentuk.com to reserve your place.


At Peace YogaMonday 7pm: At Peace Yoga
Free taster session in launch week, £7.50 thereafter (booked in nine week blocks, £9 drop-in)

Yoga for everyone, all ages and abilities, incorporating breathing exercises, movement (asana), meditation and relaxation. Taught by a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist.

www.facebook.com/AtPeaceYogaTherapy
Contact Rebecca on 07789 175009 or email oakley_rebecca@hotmail.com to reserve your place.


Tuesday 27 October

Baby SensoryTuesday 10am & 11:15am: Baby Sensory
Free tasters in launch week, 9 weeks at £58.50 thereafter (normally 10 at £65)

Baby Sensory introduces you and your baby to a world of rich and varied sensory experiences through a wide range of creative, imagination and exciting activities and tools, all to encourage learning and development in those precious early months.

www.babysensory.com
Contact Sarah Knights on 07921 29937, email Beds@babysensory.co.uk or visit the website to reserve your place.


4 Seasons FitnessTuesday 1:30pm & 2:15pm: 4SF Bootcamp
Free tasters in launch week, £5 thereafter on Thursdays at 1:30pm (6th session is free)

4 Seasons Fitness will be bringing a Bootcamp to Love’s Farm. The session will always be challenging but the instructor will cater for all abilities and help you work towards any goals.

www.4seasonsfitness.co.uk
Contact Max on 07862 726276 or email max@4seasonsfitness.co.uk to reserve your place.


Everyone HealthStarting Tuesday 10 November, 1:30pm:
Everyone Health Adult Weight Management
Free (book in advance through your GP or self-referral)

Nutrition and exercise based group session for overweight adults looking to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.

www.everyonehealth.co.uk
Call Vicki on 01223 941150 / 07834 173726 or email victoriawhite@everyonehealth.co.uk for more information.


Pilates ProfessionalTuesday 7pm & 8pm: Pilates Professional
First class free (must be booked in advance), £78 for 12 classes thereafter

Annie Morton’s Pilates classes will help you to reduce back, neck and shoulder pain, improve your posture, flexibility and strengthen your abdominal core muscles.

www.pilates-professional.com
Contact Annie on 01480 474 363 or email annie@pilates-professional.com to reserve your place.


Wednesday 28 October

LFH coffee cupWednesday 9am-12pm: Farm House Coffee Morning

Pop in for tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cake, lovingly baked and served in the foyer by our team of volunteers.


Music For Little PeopleWednesday 9:30am & 10:30am: Music For Little People
Free tasters in launch week, £7:50 thereafter (normally at 9:45-10:45am and 10:45-11:30am)

Award winning classes build the foundations of learning through music with colourful props and puppets. Delivered by qualified teachers.

www.musicforlittlepeople.co.uk
Call Karen on 01480 812469 or email karen@mflp.co.uk to reserve your place.


At Peace YogaWednesday 10:30am: At Peace Yoga
Free taster session in launch week, £7.50 thereafter (booked in nine week blocks, £9 drop-in)

Yoga for everyone, all ages and abilities, incorporating breathing exercises, movement (asana), meditation and relaxation. Taught by a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist.

www.facebook.com/AtPeaceYogaTherapy
Contact Rebecca on 07789 175009 or email oakley_rebecca@hotmail.com to reserve your place.


Children's CentreWednesday 1:30pm: Love’s Farm Starlings
Always free

A drop-in session with play based activities that change weekly, regular baby weighing with a Health Visitor and monthly visits from JobCentrePlus.

www.cambridgeshirechildrenscentres.org.uk
Contact St Neots Rural Childrens Centre, 01480 357540, stneotsruralchildrenscentre@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for more information.


Starting Wednesday 4 November 6:30pm: Youth Club

A new youth club for school years 8 to 11 (ages 12-16). Watch this space for more information.


Mad MaxWednesday 7pm: Film screening: Mad Max Fury Road
Free Launch Festival event

The 2015 reboot of George Miller’s deranged post-apocalyptic saga, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. This Certificate 15 film will be shown for free as part of our launch week festivities.

Seats allocated on first-come-first served basis.


Thursday 29 October

My Pet Monster and MeThursday 11:30am & 2:30pm: My Pet Monster and Me!
£2 in advance

Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her Dad. She spends all of her time day-dreaming, but most of her time alone. If only she had a little friend to share her adventures. One day, Sophie finds an egg. She keeps it warm, and out pops a cuddly, toothy, burpy, baby MONSTER!   And so, the fun begins…

Brought to life by acclaimed Blunderbus Theatre, this is a very funny show especially for little monsters aged 3-7 and their grown-ups.

Thanks to the generous support from St Neots Town Council, we’re able to bring you this fabulous show for just £2 per person. Last remaining tickets available in person from Love’s Farm House (2:30pm show only) – please call 01480 262626. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Brownies GuidesStarting Thursday 5 November 6pm and 7:30pm

Love’s Farm Brownies and Guides move into their new home.

Email guides@lovesfarmguiding.org.uk for more information.


Friday 30 October

Switch NowStarting Friday 6 November 9:30am: Switch Now

Switch Now aims to provide young adults with learning difficulties / disabilities supported training and work experience to develop employment skills, with the objective to be ‘work ready’. We aim to work collaboratively with the local community and partner organisations to identify the opportunities for employment, aiming for inclusive places of work, with a mutual benefit to both employer and employee.

www.switchnow.org.uk
Contact Mark on 07518 795301, markhawking@switchnow.org.uk or Catherine on 07518 795370, catherinefairholm@swithnow.org.uk for more information.


St Neots LibraryFriday 10:30am: Baby and Toddler Rhymetime
Free taster session in launch week, £1 thereafter (first Thursday of the month at 2:15pm)

Action rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers to enjoy, courtesy of our friends at St Neots Library.

Contact St Neots Library on 0345 045 5225 for more information.


K Dance and FitnessFriday 6:15pm: Burlesque Fitness
Free taster session in launch week, £5 thereafter

A fun and mischievous exercise class combining a cardio work out and burlesque tease.


Friday 7:30pm: Farm House Bar

Good beer, fine wine and the finest company you could hope for, every Friday in the foyer.


Quiz nightFriday 8pm: Love’s Farm Quiz
£1 per person

The LFCA monthly quiz returns in its new home at the Farm House Bar. Emma is your quizmaster this month, so it’s probably worth brushing up on Eastenders plots. The bar will be open so no more bring-your-own-bottle.


Saturday 31 October

The Katy North Academy of Dance and CheerSaturday 9:30am: Rosettes Dance Class
Free taster session in launch week, £4 thereafter

Street/Pop dance mixed with ballroom and Latin for kids ages 4-6 years.

www.katynorthdanceacademy.com
Contact Katy on 07500 875060 or email katynorth.danceacademy@gmail.com to reserve your place.


The Katy North Academy of Dance and CheerSaturday 10am: Junior Street Dance
Free taster session in launch week, £5.50 thereafter

Street dance for kids aged 7-10 years.

www.katynorthdanceacademy.com
Contact Katy on 07500 875060 or email katynorth.danceacademy@gmail.com to reserve your place.


Halloween DiscoSaturday 6-10pm: Halloween Family Disco
£1 in advance

Get ready for an evening of spooky fun and ghoulish goings on at the Farm House. There’ll be games for younger children from 6pm and a chance for kids and adults of all ages to strut their freakiest moves from 7pm. Fancy dress encouraged but not essential.

Tickets cost £1 and are available in advance from Love’s Farm House throughout launch week (from 24 October). Children must be accompanied by an adult.


My Pet Monster and Me! – tickets on sale now

My Pet Monster and Me!Join us down on the farm for adventures with Sophie and her new friend George, the most lovable baby monster in the land! But when a little monster just keeps on GROWING, there’s big trouble ahead! With puppetry, music and songs, this hilarious new show promises plenty of laughs for kids aged 3-7 and their grown ups.

We’re hosting two performances of this magical theatre performance at Love’s Farm House on Thursday 29 October at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

Tickets costs £2 per person (a subsidised price as part of our launch celebrations). Babies on laps are free.

Update… just a few tickets remaining for 2:30pm only. Please call 01480 262626 or email bookings@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk to arrange collection in person.