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Oldfield Forge Experience Days

Oldfield Forge, Hereford
Rated Based On 3 Reviews

  • Hosted by Oldfield Forge Blacksmith near Hereford
  • Learn how to forge metal to make your own piece
  • All the instruction & materials you need included
  • A lovely family-run forge in the countryside


What's Included

  • Learn traditional blacksmithing techniques
  • Choose from a 3 or 5 hour experience
  • Use heat and a hammer to forge a practical or decorative item from raw iron
  • Create a keepsake with your very own hands to take home with you
  • Take away a beautiful crafted piece of ironwork, created by you!
  • You will form part of a small group of up to 8 participants

Examples of items you can create

  • 3 Hour: Fire poker, candlestick holder, bottle opener, key ring, letter opener, toasting fork etc
  • 5 Hour: Rose, boot scraper, wall coat rack, candlestick, paper/viking knife etc

What Can I Expect

Visit Oldfield Forge and join the merry band of blacksmiths to make your very own forged iron piece! Spend time discovering how the age-old methods and the traditions of blacksmithing that are being kept very much alive at this wonderful forge.

Deep in the heart of West Herefordshire countryside at Garway Hill, you'll find Oldfield Forge. It's a bucolic scene, with wildflower meadows, woodlands and even little shepherding huts to chill out in whilst the children play outside. As well as the chirping of the birds and swishing of the trees in the wind, you might just hear the sound of metal on metal. That will be the bustling blacksmith's forge.

These blacksmith experience days near Hereford run alongside a very successful family-run ironwork business producing everything from latches, stays, bells and tie backs, to bespoke designed and forged gates and furniture. Creating ironworks in both contemporary and classic styles, this is our industrial heritage at its very best, producing high-quality practical and artistic ironwork. And don't just take our word for it - this forge carries out a lot of work for historical and ecclesiastical buildings looked after by the likes of National Trust, English Heritage and Cdaw in Wales.

And indeed it's fascinating to watch the skilled blacksmiths at work, as the iron is heated to red hot, then twisted, bent and cut to create the most amazing forms and shapes. But of course, you're not just here to watch, these are very much hands-on forging experiences and you will be joining the Herefordshire blacksmiths to learn how to make your bespoke iron piece.

We are offering introductory three and five hour blacksmithing experiences, where you'll create a handcrafted keepsake to take home under the watchful eye of the highly skilled blacksmiths. Book your place at Oldfield Forge on a blacksmith experience for a fabulous day out forging the metal!


  • Weekdays and selected Saturdays throughout the year*
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Due to popularity please book well in advance to avoid disappointment, weekends especially get booked quickly

* Special Offer weekday voucher (P22BLK)

  • Selected weekdays only
  • Please note: vouchers must be booked and redeemed within 3 months of the purchase date


  • Hereford, Herefordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • A picnic lunch is available to purchase for an additional £8.50 payable when booking your date
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5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 3

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  based on 3 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
A Trusted Customeer
10 Months ago

Really good experience and very helpful staff

Rating: 5 stars
11 Months ago

Great experience.

Rating: 5 stars
Sarah Waller
had a great morning - really friendly and fun experience