Bawdon Lodge Farm is a National Forest site and working farm nestled away in the heart of the Charnwood Forest; a stunning area of outstanding beauty within Leicestershire. Ideally located between junction 22 & 23 of the M1 Leicestershire, we offer a variety of services, events and tourism experiences.
2020 & 2021 has seen a number of diversification and development opportunities at the farm.
NEW for 2021 – The Shop on the farm
Due to open when retail can again, the shop on the farm opened temporarily in December 2020 in the absence of Christmas events. Linking up with fellow Wire Member Jules Baines (Just Jules Jewellery) and showcasing other local artisan businesses (including Wire Members) the shop opened offering a range of lifestyle and gift products along with local food and drink to service the local community with a safe shopping experience during the festive season.
New – Woodland Walks & Takeaway Drinks
Recognising a need for our visitors to have the opportunity to explore new walking rules and appreciate local habitat; in December 2020 we opened up our 30 acres of National Forest Woodland and offered takeaway drinks and sweet treats inline with government guidelines. This continues throughout 2021 on selected dates until the next restrictions are lifted.
Outdoor, Tipi & Woodland Weddings
As a seasonal venue, we host weddings between April and October. We are a fully licensed, Covid secure venue. Over the years, we have shaped our offering based on what our clients would like and from experience; what we know our clients and their guests will need.
Wedding celebrations are fully managed, co-ordinated and hosted by our Wedding Industry Award winning team. Micro wedding Packages coming soon in 2021.
As the home of Burleigh’s Gin we stock the full range of gins along with glassware and accompanying tonics. We have a selection of 27 flavours of Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials (non-alcoholic, gluten free and suitable for vegans)along with giftware. All products are available to members at a discounted rate and can be collected from the farm or brought along to a Wire event.
Retail Sales at Events
We attend many events around the Midlands from Food Fairs to Charity Fundraisers bringing along our range of products to sell. If you are holding an event and would like us to attend please do get in touch.
Pop Up Events
At the farm we host a number of public events throughout the year. From Gin-Ema nights (Gin Tasting & Cinema) and Open Farm Sunday, to Barn Dances, Charity Events and Artisan Fairs – check out our events page fore details and join our mailing list to be the first to find out!
Mobile Bar, Mobile Luxury Loos and Events Team Hire & Event Co-ordination
Whether you are arranging a get together with friends or a large event; our facilities and team are available to hire at your chosen location. Experts in our field (excuse the pun); we are specialist in outdoor events and offer advice and support throughout your event planning journey.
Nature & Natter – Lets have a 1-2-1
I would love to welcome you to the farm for ‘Nature & Natter’. An opportunity to visit the farm for a 1-2-1 whilst taking a stroll around our stunning woodland. Followed by a cup of something warm and a homemade chocolate.
Bawdon Lodge Farm – Not just a field on a farm!