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Barn Events

The Trust and its supporters organise several events and activities throughout each year to give visitors the opportunity to explore and learn about the barn and its grounds and to raise funds towards the regeneration project. The Orchard Harvest Day and Heritage Open Days are established annual events and now the revival last year of the Winterbourne Fair under the name, Medieval Fayre, is joining them.

Other activities that change from year to year include craft workshops, concerts (sometimes at other venues) and talks by heritage experts with plans to widen this offering very soon.

Please come along to our events in the year and help us celebrate and enjoy using this wonderful piece of our heritage.


Events at the Barn - 2015 :


Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm - 5pm


Carols in the Barn

Our popular ‘Carols in the Barn’ will again take place on two afternoons this year with gates open from 3.30pm and carols beginning at 4pm. It provides a chance to sing some of our favourite carols interwoven with the Christmas story in the form of a nativity play.

Members of St Michael’s Church provide the players and music and the barn makes a perfect setting for a traditional Christmas celebration.

Tickets, which include mulled wine, fruit juice and mince pies, are £2 for adults, £1 for children and can be obtained from Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne from November.

Alternatively, please download the Booking Form here, print, complete and send as requested.

For those who are unable to print, please send request, cheque payable to Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust and stamped addressed envelope to: ‘Carols in the Barn’ , 11 West Ridge, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2JA, making sure that you state the date for which you require the tickets, number required and designation (adult or child).


Carols poster

Only limited parking will be available, so where possible please walk. If using a car, please approach from Beacon Lane only.

Wrap up warmly !


Please download the Booking Form here


Download the poster here




Events at the Barn - 2016 :



Saturday 27 February 2016 - Apple Grafting Workshop - 10am - 4pm


Apple Grafting Workshop

Ever wondered why we graft? Do you have an old favourite that you wish to propagate? Or simply want to acquire this skill? Come and attend this workshop run by Ben Raskin of the Soil Association and find out how to graft and take away three grafts that you make on the day.

We will provide some common varieties for grafting. If you have a favourite that you wish to propagate then bring your own wood to graft. If you know of a particular variety that you wish to propagate, but do not have wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some wood (£1 extra on the day). The only equipment you will need will be a very sharp knife, e.g. a Stanley Knife.

This would make a very suitable present.

Cost £35 in advance plus £5 on the day for materials.

The workshop is limited to 8. If demand is sufficient, it may be repeated the following weekend.

To book, please download the booking form here and return as indicated. For enquiries, please telephone 0117 957 4921


Download the booking from here



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