Flaxdrayton Workshops Open Day

23 September 2023

Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton TA13 5LR


Flaxdrayton Workshops are opening their doors! Visitors can explore the fascinating history of this Victorian farmyard, peek into the many thriving businesses and workshops, plus live music, fun and games, bar, café, local stalls, Morris dancing, demonstrations, exhibition.  

All profits to Somerset Wildlife Trust, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

This historic Victorian farmyard has been in the Blake family since it was built in 1858.  Francis and his wife Jane, the current generation, took on the farm in the mid 70’s, first farming organically, then, following a substantial fire in 1993, gradually converting the buildings with great care into its current vibrant community of 20 small businesses. 

Come to the Open Day and you can:

Taste and buy lovely fresh produce from nearby smallholdings, including:

Beer, cider and apple juice (Bar and to take away)

Fresh produce, jams and preserves

Purchase restored antiques and memorabilia and other up-cycled collectibles

See jewellery making and upholstery restoration in action

Tour the metal gaming miniatures workshop and the Sunshine Bindery

 Play with Imagine Learn & Create’s “Fairground Games”

Enjoy live music from Plum Jam and Toadflax in the farmyard

Watch Dr Turberville’s Morris Dancing (on at 12.15am)

Refresh yourself at Sue’s wonderful “Cook House Café”, selling tea/coffee/juice, savouries and cakes for lunch and tea  



Francis Blake
01460 241062
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