News from the Farm


Lambing season, every Easter at Blaze Farm
Watch lambing at Easter

Lambing season takes place over Easter every year at Blaze Farm.

Watch our flock of sheep lambing from the viewing gallery.

Please note: An admission charge applies.

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The Wool Experience

The Wool Experience happens on the first Saturday in July, every year at Blaze Farm. Watch and learn about the sheep shearing process with shearing demonstrations taking place throughout the day. See the creative use of raw fleece by expert spinners and skilled weavers. There’s even felt making displays too. Local produce stalls from within the Peak District also join us so it’s a great day out for all the family! An admission price applies with all proceeds to local charities.

The Murmuring Wheel group will be demonstrating at The Wool Experience at Blaze Farm. For more details about Murmuring Wheel including the latest news and event information, click here.

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Marshall & Wendy waiting with the other 'runners' for the action to begin
Hovis Farmer's race campaign launches ahead of Grand National

The new campaign from Hovis features a TV ad in which farmers race to promote that they only use 100% wheat and that British farmers will go to great lengths to produce this wheat for them.

The filming for the commercial took place at Blaze Farm the week of 21st March 2011 and the family even had roles as extras on the commercial!

Find out more here.


Katy Waller receives her travel scholarship from John Platt (left) and Meredydd David at the Cheshire Show
Entrepreneurial young farmer to travel the globe

Katy, pictured here with John Platt (left) and Meredydd David, Principal of Reaseheath College, won the £2,000 Travel Scholarship in 2010.

Katy used the John Platt Travel Scholarship to attend the Great Lakes Ice Cream and Fast Food Trade Show in Lansing, North America, which is the largest annual show in the world catering for ice cream operators.

Find out more here.


Think Food and Farming
Hollyoaks star takes to the farm

In June 2008 we were heavily involved in the ‘Year of Food and Farming’ campaign run by the governement. We had Leah Hackett (who played Tina McQueen in Hollyoaks) with us for the day with a film crew and photographer! She learnt how to milk a cow, shear a sheep and even made ice cream!

You can see the videos here.

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The Waller Family pictured with Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan's Fresh Sandwich

In August 2007, we had a Morrison's advert filmed here using the diary cows from our very own Hilly Billy herd!

Gabby Logan was the celebrity on the day (pictured with some of our family members), she was lovely – we had a very exciting day here at the farm, the filming crew were here at 5am in the morning to set up!



Katy and Marshall Waller at Ragley Hall
Future of Farming Award 2008

Blaze Farm were chosen as Winners of Natural England’s Future of Farming Award in the North West Region 2008!

The picture shows Katy and Marshall Waller in front of Ragley Hall, after receiving the award.

Find out more here.


Florence and Katy Waller at Awards Dinner
Best Small Visitor Attraction Award for Blaze Farm

Blaze Farm were the 2004 Winners of the Best Small Visitor Attraction Award in the Cheshire and Warrington Area.

Florence and Katy Waller are pictured here at the Awards Dinner.



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