Bank Holiday - Saturday 29 - Monday 31 May 2021

Workshops & Activities

There are plenty of fantastic workshops taking place from simple, fun activities to tasks that will challenge your practical ability. Formal courses can be pre-booked via this website whilst drop-in sessions can be joined at the event. We have highlighted some of these features below to whet your appetite…

Pre-Bookable Workshops

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Introduction to Stone Carving

Tutor: Sebastian Rasch

Try your hand at stone carving, beginners welcome. Includes your finished masterpiece to take home. Children only £13

Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Cost: £18

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Chocolate Making

Tutor: Yvonne Everest

Come and join us today to make 12 delicious heart shaped chocolates. You will discover how to pipe ganache, use transfer sheets, handle chocolate and so much more.

Time: 25 mins

Cost: £15

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Tutor: Ros Freeborn

Discover the joys of paper collage and create an artwork to take home or have printed and made into a stunning paper lampshade.

Time: 1 hr

Cost: £20

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Feltmaking Workshops

Tutor: Andrea Coleman

Artfelt feltmaking. Fun and easy workshops with a choice of a peace lily corsage, a sheep landscape or a rainbow friendship bracelet (especially for children). Workshop cost includes voucher redeemable against kits.

Time: 1 hr

Cost: £7


Willow Weaving

Tutor: Simone Siegan

A choice of willow weaving courses to match your ambition and free time at the show! Learn a new skill and have great fun creating a lasting garden feature.

Time: 1 hour

Cost: £25 - £45


Marble your own Silk Scarf

Tutor: Craig Joubert

Create a beautiful, marbled silk scarf to take away in a one-to-one session

Time: 15 mins

Cost: £36

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Silver Clay Workshop

Tutor: Helen Foster-Turner

Make your own beautiful real silver pendant using amazing metal clay and firing the finished piece of jewellery in a kiln.

Time: 1.5 hrs

Cost: £30

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Macramé Workshop

Tutor: Helen Brewer

This workshop is designed for beginners. Learn how to make your own bespoke macramé plant hanger. Helen will show you a few basic knots so you can customise your own plant hanger.

Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Cost: £20

Longbow Making

Make your own Longbow

Tutor: Adam Jenkins

Learn the ancient art of bow making while you craft your own English Longbow by hand using the same methods as bowyers 600 years ago.

Time: 4 hours

Cost: £149

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Textile Block Printing

Tutor: Maggie Sheehan

Learn the traditional art of Block Printing and have fun hand printing your own tea towel or tote bag to take home.

Time: 1 hour

Cost: £7.50

Around the Showground

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Spectacular blowing demonstrations every hour in the Glassblowing Theatre.

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Raku Firing

Glaze your own pot and watch as the colours magically appear as the vessel emerges from the kiln. A great experience!


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Adult Drop-in Chocolate Workshops

Come & create your own Belgian chocolate truffles using piping, dipping & decorating techniques. No skills necessary. Just a love of chocolate. It takes 20 minutes to make your delicious truffles. £6.50

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Learn the ancient craft of marbling and make your own tile with expert Craig Joubert with easy to use, non-toxic, water based and quick drying marbling paint.



The modern equivalent of Découpage. An addictive craft that will have you hooked!

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Textile Block Printing

An amazing range of block stamps that can be used to create the most beautiful fabrics.

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Drop-in Chocolate Workshops

Children's drop-in, chocolate making workshops. Come along and have some creative fun designing your own Belgium chocolate dinosaurs, hearts, cupcakes and more. It takes 5 minutes to create a masterpiece to take home to eat! (Min weight 100g). £4.50