Courses & Events

Join us to learn a new skill in the forest

Event Phone: 01299 488083

  • Saturday - Riverside North park
    October 27, 2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday - Ruskin Land
    October 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday 27th October in Riverside North Park, 11am – 2pm Sunday 28th October at Ruskin Land, 9am – 12.30pm A free family event open to all ages.  Through using, understanding and experimenting with traditional British and Japanese drawing methods and materials, everyone will be able to incorporate their own style and knowledge alongside a different (more…)

  • October 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along and learn how to make the most of all that surplus fruit by turning it into healthy wholesome apple juice. We will look at fruit selection, different types of equipment, health and hygiene and preservation. There will be the chance to bring along your own apples and press them and take home the (more…)

  • Wooden Forest Creatures
    October 29, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course is designed for children aged 8 and upwards.  Come and use your imagination to create a wooden forest creature using wood and materials from the Wyre Forest.  You will learn to use saws, drills and hammers to create your own crazy creature to take home. During this course our craftsperson Alice will explain (more…)

  • Cleft Gate making course
    November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS NOW SOLD OUT From a log to a gate… You will learn the whole process of making a cleft gate using oak from the Wyre forest. This includes splitting, cleaving and chopping mortice and tenon joints using hand tools and traditional techniques. You will make your own garden sized cleft gate to (more…)

  • Three Legged Stool Course
    February 15, 2019
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Make a three legged stool using wood from the Wyre Forest. You will learn how to safely and competently use traditional hand tools such as the axe, brace and bit, drawknife and shavehorse.  Turn a log and sawn timber into a useful piece of furniture to take home. This course is ran by our craftsperson (more…)