Fiddle Thumby Bug Workshop Tuesday 2nd April 3pm

Come and design and create your own Thumby Bug from Polymer clay, a fun and brightly coloured material to explore and create with. Thumby Bugs are a great fiddle toy and can also be used as a comfort aid and a perfect size to pop in a pocket. Workshop is led by Jen Maslin keepsake artist from Mads & Moodle in Thame.

During the workshop your child will:

Pick the colours they would like to use to create with

Learn how to marble the colours together

Shape and smooth and create their bug

Add character with a face and eyes

Think of a name for their bug and decorate a box the bug can be safely kept in

The bugs will need to be baked at home in an oven to harden. Full instructions will be given at the end of the workshop.


45 mins – 1 hour


Suitable for Ages 6+ (Age 4+ with an adult present to help and supervise). If you are not supervising your child, please stay nearby in the cafe.


All materials and equipment are provided for you in this class (polymer clay needs to be baked in an oven at home after the workshop)


This workshop will take place in the cafe.  Children ages 4 and 5 will need adult supervision for this workshop; one adult to two children maximum.


In stock

Bookings are non transferable and cancellations are non-refundable but someone may take your place if you are unable to come. In this instance, please drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know who will be taking your place. Order number and the surname of the person who made the booking must be given to Jen on arrival at the workshop. 

Please note that if we do not receive enough bookings to fill this workshop you will be contacted by email and refunded, with our apologies.

farm shop

We sell all our own homegrown produce when in season - including several varieties of our own potatoes - picked and on the shelves within a few hours. We work hard to source the best quality local products from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and The Cotswolds. In our fridges you’ll find local meat, pies and sausage rolls from Eadles Farm in neighbouring Beckley village, chicken, lamb and beef from D'Oyley's Farm in Stadhampton, award-winning organic cheeses from Nettlebed Creamery, and traditional farmhouse Cotswold Butter – plus all manner of condiments and cooking sauces, baking supplies, biscuits, pantry essentials, free range eggs and milk from Oxfordshire farms and dairies. Our bread arrives each morning from Oxford’s Natural Bread Company and Degustibus artisan bakers in Abingdon.

cheese hamper


The Rectory Farm picking season runs from April - October, starting with asparagus and finishing with pumpkins. 

Our strawberries ripen up at the start of May and finish into September. Check out our PYO page to see what's in season when, and for lots of recipe ideas.

Plan your visit

Enjoy a day out at Rectory Farm picking all your favourite fruit and vegetables to take home and enjoy. Remember to bring your own punnets and carrier bags to help us reduce plastic use.

Visit the shop from March - December to stock up on kitchen essentials and all our ready-picked fruit and vegetables if you’re short on time.

rectory farm cafe

Join us for coffee and locally baked pastries, a pot of tea and a slice of homemade cake or a cool ice-cream topped with a flake. 

We have both indoor seating and outdoor seating (covered and uncovered) and plenty of space for families and groups to gather and catch up over good food and drink.