Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question or query not answered below you can contact us directly by emailing reception@thefold.org.uk or find the contact details for the relevant department to get in touch with here.

When is The Fold open?

Farm Shop and Cafe:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sundays: First Sunday of each month open 10am-2pm

Independent Shops and Studios
The shops and studios are independent businesses and therefore may vary, although they do generally keep in line with the Farm Shop and Cafe opening times. If you are looking to visit a particular shop please check with the owner before visiting to ensure they are open. See a full list of the independent shops and studio’s onsite here.

Therapy Centre
By Appointment

Nature Trail (Car park opening hours)
Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 4.30pm

The Nature trail is open to use during daylight hours. To ensure that we are able to keep this space open to the public we ask that you respect the wildlife living there, only walk on the outlined areas and do not enter private property and do not leave any litter. No fires are permitted on the land at any time.

How do I get to The Fold?

The Fold is located in Bransford, 3 miles outside of Worcester on the A4103 Hereford Road, it is also 3 miles from Malvern. We welcome walkers, cyclists, public transport users and car drivers at the Fold. We have a small car park in the front, and to the rear parking for up to 200 cars.

For more information click here

How do I book onto a class/workshop/event?

The majority of our classes and workshops are run by external teachers who hire the space from The Fold. Therefore bookings need to be made directly with the teacher/leader, details of how to book onto each event are available on the event’s page on our calendar.

To view all events/classes/workshops taking place at The Fold click here

Tickets for events run by The Fold are available to buy on our website, in the farm shop or by phone on 01886833633.

For events run directly by The Fold tickets are available to buy here

Can I hold my fitness/crafting/educational etc. class at The Fold?

Yes! We have a multiple spaces available that are suitable for a variety of events including our brand new purpose built craft room! We are always excited for more people to join our community and inspirational activities to take place here. 

Find out more information about how to hire our space here.

Do you hire out The Fold for weddings?

You can hire our event spaces for small, self-catered parties. However we do not currently have the capacity to hold large weddings or catered events at The Fold. 

You can find out more information on our event hire here

Do you have any shops/studios available to rent?

We currently do have some studios space available to rent. If you are an artisan interested in renting this space and becoming a member of our communtiy please can you email operations@thefold.org.uk to discuss further.

How do I become a practising therapist in The Natural Therapy Centre?

We are always on the look-out for potential new members of our centre. Our therapists work on a self-employed basis contracted to rent the rooms for an agreed number of hours per month. We run the centre on a community ethos where we have regular meetings and make decisions together as a team.

We require all our professional therapists to be qualified level 4 and above. As The Fold is in a semi rural location and so it helps if therapists have a 2 year professional practice experience in their own business so they are able to bring clients with them to the Therapy Centre.

If you are interested in joining the team please contact Cleo on therapycentre@thefold.org.uk 

How do I make an appointment at The Natural Therapy Centre?

Appointments and enquiries need to be made directly with the therapists themselves.

A full list of our therapists, treatments and contact details can be found here

Would The Fold be open to collaborate for an event/project/cause?

Yes! We love working with local groups, schools and businesses, as well as teaming together with like-minded organsations to help work towards our mission of improving the health and well-being of the community or the planet. If you have an idea you think we would be interested in please get in touch!

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