Shakespeare in the Barn: The Tempest

Date: 18th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome The Festival Players back to Winterbourne Medieval Barn as they perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 

Shakespeare’s last, and great, play is a triumphant compilation of intrigue, magic, and humour. Prospero, an exiled Duke with supernatural powers, creates a great storm which sees his enemies shipwrecked on his island. Magic abounds, plots are exposed, and a colourful array of characters gain their deserts. Fascinating entertainment.

The Festival Players Theatre Company is a professional theatre company in their 38th year of touring, delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare, committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre.
As in the Bard’s day, Festival Players International will be performing with an all-male company of skilled professional actors, and invite you to share in the fun of this amazing play. A Summer treat for the whole family.

Parking for this event will be at The Barn and a section of private land next door will be used for overflow parking. The private land has kindly been leant to us for this event only so we ask users to follow instructions of parking stewards, only park in designated areas and treat the space respectfully.

Accessible parking will still be in The Barn’s main car park as this has easier access to the main barn. To book accessible parking please email us on ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk  with your registration number, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and any accessible seating for the show and we can book this for you.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

The Little Mermaid

Date: 21st July 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
The Little Mermaid

Family friendly theatre.

IKP’s unmistakable brand of “delightfully daft” family theatre is back in The Barn for another adventure for all ages.
Escape under the sea with The Little Mermaid for a huge European adventure to find freedom, truth and love!

Recommended age 5+ but all welcome.

Parking is free and will be at The Barn (BS36 1SE). Space is limited so please follow the instructions from our parking stewards on arrival.
There is plenty of bicycle parking and space for drop off / pick ups at The Barn if you are able to arrange this.
Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

We have toilets on site, including a fully accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

The Barn Bar will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments are accepted.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Talk: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Most of us have visited the Grand Pier at Weston either as children or with our own children and grandchildren. We probably all heard about the devastating fire which occurred in 2008 Did we know an almost identical fire happened in 1930? We probably thought it was just a fun day out but what made Laurie Lee describe it as “loaded with freaks and fancies, a whole series of nightmares for a penny”?

Have you been to Weston in the last few years and seen the sorry state the Old Pier is in? Do you know there is at last efforts to save it? Who knew that the Old Pier was designated as HMS Birnbeck in World War ll, where the “Wheezers and Dodgers” tackled some of the strangest tasks in the history of warfare? 

Come and find out more about the weird and wonderful things which went on there.

Refreshments available on arrival and during interval. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

ZOOM TALK: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online
Pier at Weston

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. 

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Most of us have visited the Grand Pier at Weston either as children or with our own children and grandchildren. We probably all heard about the devastating fire which occurred in 2008 Did we know an almost identical fire happened in 1930? We probably thought it was just a fun day out but what made Laurie Lee describe it as “loaded with freaks and fancies, a whole series of nightmares for a penny”?

Have you been to Weston in the last few years and seen the sorry state the Old Pier is in? Do you know there is at last efforts to save it? Who knew that the Old Pier was designated as HMS Birnbeck in World War ll, where the “Wheezers and Dodgers” tackled some of the strangest tasks in the history of warfare? 

Come and find out more about the weird and wonderful things which went on there.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Make a silver ring or bangle workshop

Date: 7th August 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn - Byre workshops
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Make your own ring or bangle in silver during this summer workshop. 
Spend 2.5 hours under the expert guidance of our on-site, professional jeweller, Aimee, in her cosy studio creating your own personalised jewellery.
Using jewellers piercing saws, hammers, soldering and a selection of finishing techniques you can create a personalised ring or bangle for yourself or as a beautiful gift.

Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to make a ring or a bangle.
You can contact Aimee in advance of the workshop to discuss any specific ideas / designs if you wish. This can be very helpful so that she can ensure she has the relevant materials available, where possible.

All equipment and materials will be supplied.

  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Closed shoes must be worn
  • No loose clothes or scarves must be worn
  • This is a adult event of 16+ 

Parking for this event is at The Barn and the workshop will take place in Aimee’s studio which is located in our Byre workshops. The Byre workshops are located behind the main barn (as you are facing it from the car park) and are signposted once you are on The Barn’s site.

About the host
Aimee Winstone is a jeweller based in Bristol. Outside of running expert jewellery making workshops, you’ll find Aimee in her studio creating original designs running her successful business making commission based fine jewellery in silver gold and platinum.
You can find Aimee on social media via @aimeewinstonejewellery or check out the original creations via Aimee’s Gallery www.aimeewinstone.com.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Family Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for a two hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 
This session is suitable for adults and children (5 years +)/ young people to take part in together. Each ticket holder will create their own mosaic masterpiece.

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of pre-cut tiles and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of fun wooden shaped boards or small terracotta trinket dishes. There should be enough time for grouting, but in any incidences that there is not, Three Little Birds will take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for later collection.

Tea, coffee & squash on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Adults Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for a two and a half hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of ceramic and glass mosaic tiles, tile cutters and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of wooden shaped boards, terracotta dishes or mirrors.
Three Little Birds will then take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for collection.

Tea & coffee on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Walk on the Wild Side: Family bushcraft with Steve England

Date: 12th August 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join Steve England, outdoor educator, Horticulturist and Historian, on this family friendly guided walk around the barn site and local nature reserve to explore habitats, plants and trees and learn the fascinating facts & practical uses of them for food, medicine, bushcraft & fire!
This walk will very much be determined by what is found along the way and so is likely to be different every time.

Please make sure you dress sensibly in comfortable, suitable clothing and wear sturdy footwear. Please bring any snacks or drinks you need for the duration of the walk and ensure you are protected from the sun.
Under 18s must remain accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during the walk.

After approximately 2 hours out with Steve you will return to The Barn for tea, coffee & squash. 
The Barn will be open on arrival for use of the facilities and to check everyone in.

Tickets are £26 for a 1 adult & 1 child. Additional child tickets are £13 each. ​
Important ratios: maximum of 2 children to 1 adult.

About your guide:  “All my life I have loved the outdoors. Growing up in Bristol, my childhood was spent exploring the fields and woodlands of Stoke Park, fascinated by every tree, plant, bird & butterfly. I decided to continue my learning with the RHS, studying horticulture alongside teaching myself everything there was to know about the wildlife and history on my doorstep. I began teaching what I had learned over 10 years ago to friends, local people and my local community, and absolutely love sharing everything I know. Whether foraging foods, learning poisonous plants, lighting fires, recognising birds, identifying bats or looking back in time at the history of North Bristol, I come alive when in front of an audience and thrive on sharing my knowledge with others.”
Steve England Outdoor Learning provides outdoor adult education events, courses and workshops within North Bristol.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE. The car park will be locked once the event has finished so please ensure your car is moved if you will be exploring the local area after your visit to The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Summer Holiday Mandala Dot Painted Tiles workshop

Date: 16th August 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join artist and experienced craft workshop facilitator, Debbie from Debanne Creations in this relaxed and friendly workshop, ideally suited to participants ages 8 years +.

Learn how to create beautiful patterns using ceramic paints and dotting tools on a 15 x 15 cm ceramic tile. The tiles can then be taken home with you and baked for 35 minutes in a conventional oven which will ensure that the paint will not fade or wash off. 

This is a wonderfully relaxed workshop with no right or wrongs, everyone will create their own unique patterned tile, which can then be used as a pot stand, coaster or just as a decorative item.

Suitable for children aged 8 years and up to take part in by themselves, or why not buy a ticket and join in to make your own creation too? A lovely activity to do together during the school summer holidays.

Visitors who are under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst on The Barn’s site. 
Adults who are not participating do not need to buy a ticket.

Tea, coffee and squash are included in your ticket.

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE and is free.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Summer Holiday Tree of Life Suncatchers workshop

Date: 16th August 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join artist and experienced craft workshop facilitator, Debbie from Debanne Creations in this relaxed and friendly workshop, ideally suited to participants ages 11 years +.

In this workshop you will learn the art of creating a beautiful decorative suncatcher by twisting wire and threading your chosen beads to form your own hanging tree of life. Each suncatcher is finished with a crystal glass drop which will catch the light beautifully when hung in the sunlight. 
If you have any beads you would like to incorporate into your tree please feel free to bring them along. 

 Suitable for participants aged 11 years and up to take part in by themselves, or why not buy a ticket and join in to make your own creation too? A lovely activity to do together during the school summer holidays.

Visitors who are under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst on The Barn’s site. 
Adults who are not participating do not need to buy a ticket.

Tea, coffee and squash are included in your ticket.

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE and is free.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Bat Walk with drink & nibbles

Date: 20th August 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for an evening guided walk (around 1.5 hrs) with naturalist Ed Drewitt followed by a drink and nibbles at the Barn.Dusk in late summer is a great time for looking for bats such as pipistrelles feeding along the local pathways and nature reserve. Ed will be on hand with a bat detector to ‘hear’ the bats echolocating. We’ll also be listening for any birdsong in a dusk chorus and perhaps the hoot of a tawny owl as sunset approaches.


Ed Drewitt is no stranger to wildlife and over the past 20 years has been showing people flora and fauna and helping them to spot and identify different species. Ed is a freelance naturalist and works across the west showing people wildlife. He is based in the Forest of Dean which he shares with wild board, deer and many different types of birds.

What to bring: outdoor footwear, suitable outdoor clothing , binoculars (not essential as it will be dusk).

You will set off from the Barn at 8pm for an hour and a half walk, followed by a drink from the bar and nibbles. 

The drink from the bar is your choice of a juice carton, tea, coffee, small glass of wine, beer or cider (alcoholic options are strictly for over 18s only). We operate a challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID with you if you will be selecting an alcoholic option.

£20 per person, including a drink and nibbles. Please inform of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Recommended for ages 12+

Please note parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Summer Family Craft Sessions

Date: 22nd August 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Travel back in time with Winterbourne Medieval Barn to a 14th century summer in rural England and prepare to gather in the August harvest with our country crafts! 
Design and make your very own rustic wreath, create deceptively mouth-watering fruit and veggie pebbles and explore the most medieval of craft materials with a wool wrapping craft!

Recommended for ages 5-11 years (approx) Ticket price is per child.

These workshops will be held in our beautiful main barn so there is plenty of space to move around, get creative but do remember some layers if it’s a chilly day!

A responsible adult will need to remain at the barn with the child / children attending. Under 18s must be accompanied at all times whilst on our site.

Refreshments will be available. Cash and card payments accepted.

Parking is free, but limited at The Barn, BS36 1SE.

We have an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities on site. 

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Down at the Barn with Leonie Evans and Friends

Date: 5th September 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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After a break to write and promote new material, we are delighted to welcome Leonie Evans back to The Barn for a summer evening of intimate music in the unique Barn setting.

Our host for the evening, vocal talent and multi-instrumentalist Leonie Evans, also has a passion for history so plays a lot of pre war Jazz, blues, country, gospel and Latin music. Expect to hear an array of languages and her well known ability to play ‘Frumpet’ (her name for vocal trumpet). 
Leonie will be joined by her special musical guest for the evening.

“Like nothing else I’ve ever heard in my life, I was just blown away with her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’  slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” Prog Magazine 

Leonie Evans has been performing since the age of 5 and has never stopped. With hundreds of collaborations with musicians from all over the world under her belt she’s created a catalogue of albums and a strong musical family.  

“Leonie Evans’ distinctive vocals were magical. An astonishingly good simulated trumpet sound in her understated stride she kept the audience in her thrall.” The Bristol Post

Doors and bar open at 7pm, Concert begins at 7.30pm.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE

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The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Heritage Open Day

Date: 15th September 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to be taking part in the Heritage Open Days Festival for our 20th year!
This event marks the anniversary of the first ever event to be put on at our site and we are so proud of how much we have achieved since then…and to still be taking part in this nationwide festival.

Come on in to find out the history of this beautiful barn and admire original medieval timbers. Hear the story of how it was all almost lost in the 1980s, then saved by local supporters in the 1990s and how it is used today!

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, built in 1342, is a unique surviving example of a great medieval Barn built by a gentry family. Constructed using green timber methods, cutting edge technology for the time, it has been described as a magnificent example of the builders craft. Come and look around this beautiful building, set in rural South Gloucestershire, just outside Bristol.

The Main Barn will be open for you to look around at your leisure with some of our volunteer tour guides on hand to answer any questions you have about our beautiful site.

Our pop up café will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments are accepted,

Why not combine your visit with a trip to St Michael’s Church next door? Check their listing for times. We’re also located next to Monks Pool Nature Reserve which makes the Barn an ideal starting point for exploring the local landscape.

We will be open from 1pm – 5pm. Please arrive at any time within this time slot and stay for as long, or little as you like.

Booking in advance is helpful for us to manage numbers, but drop ins on the day are also very welcome.

Look out for the brown signs on Winterbourne High Street to direct you to The Barn and follow the pink bunting to the entrance!
Limited car parking is available onsite. We have plenty of cycle parking for those travelling by bike. The Barn is a short ten minute walk from Winterbourne High Street.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

Cider Tasting Evening

Date: 20th September 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We welcome Tim from Orchard Revival and David from Bushel+Peck to guide us through the aromas and flavours of a range of cider and perry in this informative but fun workshop.

With many years experience in managing their own orchards and producing their own products (and teaching!) our expert hosts will be able to tell you all about the ciders you are tasting and will welcome any questions;  it is guaranteed to be a merry evening!

Tim and  David will have a small amount of their cider and perry to sell on the evening should you wish to purchase any. Cash and card payments are accepted and a percentage of these sales is kindly being donated back to The Barn.

Strictly over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. There is plenty of bicycle parking available for those arriving on two wheels as well as space for drop off / pick up if you prefer to arrange this.

For those who will be drinking there are plenty of taxi firms serving the area and limited buses to Winterbourne.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.

Orchard Harvest Day

Date: 6th October 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Our annual Orchard Harvest Day is back!
Visit the amazing Winterbourne Medieval Barn for a fun day out for all the family.

Celebrate the Great British Orchard and visit the amazing Winterbourne Medieval Barn for a fun day out for all the family. 

Enjoy entertainment from Terry Moules ferret-racing, 5678 School of Dance, Winterbourne Down Border Morris Dancers, Same Same but Different Puppeteers and live music from Bygonz wandering minstrels. 

New for 2024!
Live music from Piratitude – Bristol’s best (or at least silliest) Pirate-themed raucous singalong folk-rock and sea shanty band. Fresh from Glastonbury Festival! Take a sneak peak here: https://www.piratitude.com/home and on their Facebook page.

We’ll have a variety of artisan crafts traders and stalls as well as high quality food and drink all day. 

For our younger visitors there will be competitions, face painting and a pocket money stall.

St Michael’s Church (next door) will also be open for visitors.

Pre book tickets now! £5 adults, £1 children. A great day out with something for all ages!

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Dogs remain the responsibility of the owner within the grounds of the Barn. There is plenty of bicycle parking on site for those arriving on two wheels.

Please note there is no car parking onsite or in Church Lane for this event (with the exception of blue badge holders, contact us to reserve a space if needed). We’ll be operating a free park and ride from Winterbourne Academy (BS36 1JL) with a shuttle bus to and from the Barn site throughout the day. Both the car park and the shuttle bus are free! Just park up and see our steward for the next bus.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Silent Cinema with live music accompaniment: Nosferatu

Date: 11th October 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome back Chris Green from GreenMatthews. This time Chris will provide his solo live music accompaniment to the cult horror film, Nosferatu which will be played during a showing of the film in our atmospheric main barn.

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Please note this is a Park and Stride event. Parking will be at Winterbourne Academy, BS36 1JL. The Barn is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Academy’ car park. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane. Please take care along the country roads to The Barn and be sure to bring a torch!

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

Parking at The Barn will be reserved for accessibility parking requirements and must be pre-booked. If you need to book an accessible space then please email ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk and advise your vehicle registration, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and if you need any accessible seating for the performance.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.

The Pottery Shed, Taster Afternoon – Hand Build

Date: 19th October 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Pottery Shed, Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join Brenda from The Pottery Shed in this afternoon taster workshop where you’ll create your own masterpiece in a relaxed atmosphere with professional help and guidance.

During the afternoon, you’ll try hand building techniques (no wheel work) where you’ll come away with a 15cm in diameter and about 8cm
in height. You’ll then add a glaze to the outside of the pot and ‘Sgraffito’ into the glaze, adding a pattern of your choice.
Your pots will then be kept to be fired and you will be contacted a few weeks later to advise when they are ready to collect from the main barn.

Brenda is very generously donating all proceeds from this workshop to Winterbourne Medieval Barn for which we are very grateful.

To find out more about Brenda, please see The Pottery Shed website.

Please note parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.

The Pottery Shed, Taster Afternoon – Wheel

Date: 19th October 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: The Pottery Shed, Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join Deon from The Pottery Shed in this afternoon taster workshop where you’ll create your own masterpiece in a relaxed atmosphere with professional help and guidance.

During the afternoon you’ll have 3 balls of clay to work with to make your own pot on the wheel.  The pots will be worked once dry and Deon will then glaze them.
Your pots will then be kept to be fired and you will be contacted a few weeks later to advise when they are ready to collect from the main barn.

Deon is very generously donating all proceeds from this workshop to Winterbourne Medieval Barn for which we are very grateful.

To find out more about Deon, please see The Pottery Shed website.

Please note parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.

Wine Tasting Evening

Date: 9th November 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Ian Redfearn returns to guide us through the aromas and flavours of a range of festive wines from Italy, to include some robust whites and reds as well as a sparkler(!) in this informative but fun workshop.

With 25 years experience in the wine trade, Ian makes the ideal host for the evening. He will give some background information on each wine’s individual appearance, aroma and flavour, and he will welcome questions and comments. Guaranteed to be a merry evening!

Ian will have a small amount of the wines sampled to sell by the bottle on the evening should you wish to purchase any. Cash and card payments are accepted and a percentage of these sales is kindly being donated back to The Barn.

Strictly over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. There is plenty of bicycle parking available for those arriving on two wheels as well as space for drop off / pick up if you prefer to arrange this.

For those who will be drinking there are plenty of taxi firms serving the area and limited buses to Winterbourne.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person at The Barn.