In this workshop you will create your own scented, natural soy wax candle which is perfect for a gift or as a treat for yourself. Dianne will talk you through the science of candle making, how to choose the best materials and what a good candle should look like. There will be lots of evocative fragrances to smell and discuss.
This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Spring, Summer and Spa Scented Candles: March 25th, August 19th
Countryside Christmas Candles: November 4thFind out more Book now
Enter into the world of sourdough bread with our expert Helen from the White Cottage Bakery. She'll teach you the principles of making delicious sourdough bread in our charming Victorian bakery. During the day you will learn how to mix and develop a strong dough: to shape it, prove it and finally to score it and prepare it for baking. You will learn about the process of working with wild yeast: the good bacteria and lactic acid at play within the culture, as well as the care and maintenance of your own starter. You'll follow the story of flour from field to fork with a tour of our working, eighteenth century watermill and get a chance to experiment with our Victorian, wood-fired oven. You'll leave at the end of the day with your own sourdough starter, a proving basket, a dough scraper and all the knowledge you need to start on your own baking journey.
Our Introduction to Sourdough workshop will run on Saturday 15th September from 9:30am till 2:00pm.
This workshop is ideal for beginners or intermediates with an interest in baking. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Our watermill and bakery are historic buildings situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The meeting room used as part of the workshop is accessed by a steep set of external stairs and the tour of the watermill will involve climbing narrow, steep stairs with handrails to explore the four storey building. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the bakery; please contact us by email if this is something you require.Find out more Book now
During this workshop you will learn the traditional technique of copper foiling from the tutors from Strawberry Glass. You will work with the vibrant and glowing colours of handmade glass, capturing the summer sunshine to create your own unique suncatcher. The workshop will take place on Saturday 21st of July. You can book for either the morning session from 10am-12.30am or the afternoon session from 1.30pm-4pm. The workshop will last two and a half hours.
This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding you should consult a doctor before booking as some of the materials used have a lead content.Find out more Book now
Tai Chi is a form of breathing and moving that originally began as a martial art in 13th Century China. Today it is recognised as a popular form of exercise that can reduce stress and improve balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. In this introductory workshop at Sacrewell, Susanne will lead you in a series of gentle movements with coordinated breathing to relax you into a mindful state and help you appreciate our beautiful countryside. Susanne teaches the Tian Zhaolin Tia Chi Form which she has personally studied in China.
During the afternoon, you will be taught Qi Gong - a series of breathing and physical exercises for all ages and physical conditions. Qi Gong practice is a simple yet powerful series of exercises to help connect mind, body and spirit and promote a feeling of inner calm. You will be taught movements of the first set of the Tian Zhaolin Large Frame Form and also, weather permitting, engage in a Chi Walk through the farm.
Our Tai Chi workshop will run on Saturday 23rd June from 1:00pm till around 4:00pm.
This workshop is ideal for beginners and is suitable for all abilities and anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
If weather permits, the workshop will be held on our old, grass tennis court which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the tennis court; please contact us by email if this is something you require. The alternative, wet weather venue is a function room in our main building.Find out more Book now
Get hands on with one of the oldest art forms on the planet. Simple clay, made from water and earth, has been used to make pots, ceramics and decorative items for thousands of years.
In our children's workshops this summer, you will create your own farm animal from air-drying clay with the help of Richard Gibson, who has 20 years of experience as a practising ceramicist and sculptor.
This workshop is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12 years old and their accompanying adult.
The workshop will take place in the Hutton Barn, a historic building situated a 400m walk from our main entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the Hutton Barn; please contact us by email if this is something you require.
There will be three Make a Clay Farm Animal workshop sessions on each date.
Friday 27th July: 9:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 13:00 or 14:00 - 15:30
Friday 10th August: 9:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 13:00 or 14:00 - 15:30Find out more Book now
The raku firing process involves heating a pot until it is glowing red hot, then removing it from the kiln and placing it in a container with combustibles which react with the glazes to produce beautiful, unpredictable designs. This method is a modern twist on the traditional techniques used in raku pottery for Japanese tea ceremonies.
Spend the day with Richard Gibson, a practising ceramicist and sculptor, to experience the excitement of the raku firing process and create your own pots to take away at the end of the day.
Our Raku Firing workshop will run on Sunday 23rd September from 9:30am till 4:00pm.
This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
This workshop will take place outdoors in the gardens of our farm house which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the farm house, please contact us by email if this is something you require.Find out more Book now