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FA Qs 01

Can you buy the Crafts?

Yes, yes and yes again! All of our 200 exhibitors will be offering beautiful handcrafted items for sale. Many also take commissions for bespoke pieces. This is your chance to shop direct from the maker and take home something unique.

Can you buy lunch at the show?

You can buy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea! Grab a coffee and a bacon sandwich when you arrive. Stop for lunch at one of our street food vendors. Choose from wood-fired pizza, hog roast, burgers, South African food, gourmet hot dogs, or cheese toasties. There's also a lunch menu and afternoon tea in the Vinteage Tea Tent. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available from some of our vendors.

How do you book a workshop?

The easiest way is through the website Workshop Page where you can see the list of pre-bookable workshops. There are also drop-in activities around the showground and some of our tutors keep places to book on the day as well.

Are there demonstrations?

Lots of our exhibitors will be demonstrating their crafts around the showground and in the pavilions. They are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions so make sure to have a chat. Look out for horse-logging, the glass-blowing theatre and our Masterclass Pavilion. You will also be able to see stone carving, different types of woodworking, potters at their wheel, leatherworkers, artists painting, glass lampwork and weaving.

Are there activities for children?

Living Crafts is about discovery and learning. From watching demonstrations, to questioning the master craftspeople and having-a-go. Read our blog, 'what about the kids', to see what's available and remember children must be supervised at all times when taking part in activities. It's a great way to try something new together.

Is there any other entertainment?

We have a different programme of live music everyday provided by local jazz and singing groups in the bandstand. We will also be joined by the Potters Bar Town Band on Sunday and there will be circus entertainers and classes Saturday to Monday. If you want to have a look at events in London, we will also be live-streaming the Coronation on Saturday.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at Living Crafts, although they are not allowed in any of the marquees (except for assistance dogs) and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Where is Living Crafts?

Living Crafts takes place in the stunning parkland of Hatfield House, home to the Earls of Salisbury for over 400 years. Your ticket includes entry into the glorious West Gardens which you can reach on foot, or by taking the shuttle bus from the showground. On Saturday to Monday the Old Palace will also be open to visitors for an additional entry charge.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes, but it's cheaper to buy your tickets in advance via our Ticket Page. When booking, simply follow the link to your day of choice and you will be able to purchase your tickets and workshop places.

You can find more information about visiting Living Crafts on our Visitor Information page. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can email us on

We hope you have a fantastic day at the show. Remember to tag us in your posts about the event.