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Smallholding Courses Wales

Practical, inspiring courses on our working smallholding.  Come and join us for a day and learn new skills.

  • Taught by veterinary surgeons.

  • A strong emphasis on animal health and welfare

  • Practical, hands-on sessions with the animals

  • Comprehensive course handouts provided

  • Plenty of good food and home baking

Our Courses:

New for 2024......

Course photos and testimonials:

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"the hands-on experience was invaluable"

Course Dates

Course Dates: Spring 2024

Additional dates will be added as demand dictates:

If the dates below do not suit you, please join our mailing list and let us know which course you wish to attend.

All courses run from 10am - 5pm apart from 'Pigs to Pork': 10am - 4pm

Sheep 'Breeding & Lambing':        Saturday 24th February 2024 *FULLY BOOKED*|  Sunday 25th February 2024 *FULLY BOOKED*

Introduction to Smallholding:   Saturday 11th May 2024  |  Saturday 25th May 2024

Pigs to Pork:                                       Sunday 12th May 2024 |  Sunday 26th May 2024

Cattle for Beginners:                   Tuesday 4th June 2024

Sheep 'Health & Husbandry':     Sunday 9th June 2024 *FULLY BOOKED*

Chickens for the Table:               Sunday 16th June 2024 *One Place Available* Tuesday 18th June 2024 *FULLY BOOKED*

A Day On The Farm:                   Sunday 23rd June 2024        

                                                                  Booking form for 'A Day On The Farm' can be found here

Course Dates: Autumn 2024

Additional Autumn dates will be added as demand dictates

Cattle for Beginners:                    Sunday 8th September 


Introduction to Smallholding:    Saturday 14th September


Chickens for the Table:                Sunday 15th September 


Pigs to Pork:                                  Saturday 5th October     Sunday 20th October


Sheep 'Health & Husbandry':      Saturday 12th October

Sheep 'Breeding & Lambing':      Sunday 13th October  Come to both sheep courses over one weekend - see below

*NEW* Producing Your Own Christmas Turkey:   Sunday 1st December

Make a Weekend of It:


Join us for a full weekend of smallholding!  Two courses in one weekend.  Plenty of lovely accommodation options locally.


25th & 26th May 2024 

Saturday: Introduction to Smallholding

Sunday: Pigs to Pork

12th & 13th October 

Saturday: Sheep: 'Health & Husbandry'

Sunday: Sheep: 'Breeding, Pregnancy & Lambing'


£248 per person

*** Further dates may be added, depending on demand***

If our current dates do not suit you, please use the button below to join our mailing list and be the first to hear when new dates are added. 

Booking Information:



Introduction to Smallholding:    £145

Sheep  (Health & Husbandry)     £145

Sheep  (Breeding & Lambing)     £145

Cattle for Beginners                     £145

Chickens for the Table                 £145

  (includes free range, oven ready chicken to take home)

Your Own Christmas Turkey     £160

  (includes 4kg free range, oven ready turkey to take home)

Pigs to Pork                                         £130


 10% off for two people attending together

Dates:  Courses run from May to October. 

Current dates for each course are shown on the booking form. 

Times: Courses run from10am to 5pm     

(Pigs to Pork:  10am - 4pm)

Food:  Lunch is included.  Let us treat you to a delicious, hot meal.  Featuring our own free range meat and homegrown vegetables.  Homebaking and plenty of tea & coffee are provided during the day.

Ages:  Minimum age 16

Gift Vouchers can be purchased here.  

Course Info:  We will send you a confirmation email after booking.  2 weeks before your course, you will then receive a reminder, containing all the info you will need in advance of the day.  Feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions!

How to Find us:

Argae Cottage is situated on the banks of the River Severn in Wales, just over the Powys/Shropshire border.  

Argae Cottage




SY22 6SQ

Satnav is usually reliable here!

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If you encounter any issues during checkout, please email us and we can arrange a more convenient method of booking/payment:

Please note:  these courses will be held partly in our classroom, and partly outdoors.  Please ensure that you bring plenty of warm clothing, waterproofs, and sturdy footwear or wellies (suitable for dipping in disinfectant)  We will send you full info after booking.

Booking Terms & Conditions

By placing a booking, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions


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