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Creative Workshops and Craft Experience Days

Watch, learn and have a go yourself on these craft experiences!  You’ll be trained by enthusiastic professionals who are all experts in their creative fields, be it working glass, ice, flowers or metal. It's time to roll up those sleeves and get properly stuck in as you put your inner artistry skills to work!

We're talking artisans, craftsmen and women, making things by hand and giving goods that wonderful bespoke look that just can't be bought on the High Street. Imagine arriving at the studio to fashion your very own silver personalised necklace? Maybe you’ll be learning how to fuse glass or even trying the art of Batik. Whether what you've made during your workshop is a gift to give or will take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you are sure to get loads of fun and enjoyment out of your day. Read more...

Taxidermy Workshops

Bloomsbury, Central London

From £65.00

    • Learn to stuff a rodent!
    • Taxidermy classes for beginners in London
    • Naturalist & anthropomorphic taxidermy styles
    • Take home your creation - a real talking point!
Neon Art Workshops

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Save £30 From £45

    • Bend and blow glass over a flame
    • A demonstration in neon from an expert
    • View the latest neon art exhibitions in the gallery
    • Discover the full spectrum of brilliant colours
Rocket Building Workshop

Badersfield, Norwich

Save £50 From £149

    • Innovative rocket workshops in Norwich
    • Learn how to build your very own rocket
    • Launch your missile, track & then recover it
    • A full-day course at HQ at former RAF Coltishall
Beginners Candle Making with Afternoon Tea

Bexley, Kent

From £105.00

    • Learn how to make artisan candles in Bexley, Kent
    • Use soy wax to make 100% natural candles
    • Make 2 container candles in glass jars to take home
    • Includes an afternoon tea to round off the course
Blacksmith Academy

Oldfield Forge, Hereford

Save £20 From £59

    • Courses at the Oldfield Forge Blacksmith Academy
    • Learn how to forge metal to make your own piece
    • All the instruction & materials you need included
    • Full range of blacksmithing courses available
Blacksmith Course Kent


From £199.00

    • Learn the art of blacksmithing in Kent
    • Hosted by award-winning blacksmith Michael
    • Full day courses with a max of two pupils
    • Make three metal-work creations to take home
Blacksmith Experience Day Cumbria

Middle Row Forge, Brampton

Exclusive Offer From £140

    • Blacksmithing at a forge in Brampton near Carlisle
    • Workshops are in a purpose-built teaching forge
    • Learn to forge using traditional techniques & tools
    • Take your very own hand-made forged item home with you
Bronze Casting Workshops

Carmarthenshire, South West Wales

From £150.00

    • Make your own bronze sculpture to keep!
    • Hosted by leading founder Mark Halliday
    • Small groups or exclusive workshops available
    • These are hands-on, one-day workshops
Butterfly Setting & Preserving

Crouch End, London

From £45.00

    • Learn the art of butterfly setting & preserving
    • Hosted by Suzette at her studio in Crouch End
    • Modern take on Victorian art of butterfly collecting
    • Take your butterfly set home with you
Candle Making Workshop London

London and Beckenham

Save £9 From £29

    • Learn to make artisan candles in London
    • Combines crafting with mindfulness & socialising
    • Workshops last two hours and are totally hands-on
    • Decorate your handcrafted candles to take home
Creative Workshops Choice

Burton-Cum-Walden, Yorkshire

From £85.00

    • One day creative workshop in the Yorkshire Dales
    • Hosted by art teacher Katherine in her farmhouse
    • All sorts of classes from Batik to glass fusing
    • A friendly welcome, time to chat & food included
Custom Watch Building Experience

St Andrews, Fife

From £99.00

    • Build your own customised wristwatch
    • At Kartel's flagship store & workshop in St Andrews
    • Modern classic timepieces with Scottish heritage
    • Personalise your watch with a caseback engraving
Exclusive Jewellery Making Workshops

Tonbridge, Kent

From £45.00

    • Private jewellery making workshops in Kent
    • Make a silver bangle, earrings or a ring
    • These exclusive workshops last two hours
    • Hosted by skilled silversmith Sara
Floristry Taster Staffordshire

Tutbury, Staffordshire

From £45.00

    • Hands on training with an award winning florist
    • Take home your floral creation
    • Refreshments provided during the workshop
    • All the floristry supplies used are included
Flower Arranging Course

near Burton Upon Trent

From £75.00

    • Four hour flower arranging experience
    • Guidance and tips from a professional florist
    • Create and take home your own flower arrangment
    • Refreshments included
Glassmaking & Glassblowing
Based On 7 Reviews

near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

From £149.00

    • Discover the art of making, shaping & blowing glass
    • Hands on tuition in a professional glass workshop
    • Make your own souvenir glass art to take home
    • Half day & full day experiences are available
Grow your Own - Terrarium Plants

Nationwide Delivery

From £15.99

    • Grow cactus & succulent plants at home
    • A kit with everything you need to grow indoors
    • Ideal plants for indoor terrariums
    • Watch your seeds germinate & grow into seedlings!
Hand Forged Ring Making for Two

Oldfield Forge, Hereford

From £239.00

    • A blacksmith workshop to forge your own rings
    • Design and make a ring for each other
    • Working with a highly skilled blacksmith
    • A very unique way to show your love for each other!
Make Your Own Wedding Rings


From £295.00

    • Hand craft your own sterling silver wedding rings
    • Hosted by an artisan silversmith in Kent
    • Exclusive workshop just for the two of you
    • All materials, tools and a light lunch included
Potters Wheel Experience Staffordshire

Stoke on Trent

From £185.00

    • A one-to-one pottery workshop in Staffordshire
    • Spend a day learning to throw clay
    • Create up to 6 pieces on the potter's wheel
    • Your pieces will be kiln fired so you can use them!
Silversmithing Workshops Kent

The Creative Quarter, Folkestone

From £40.00

    • Silversmith workshops in Folkestone, Kent
    • Learn the traditional techniques & methods
    • Make rings, bangles and pendants to keep!
    • There's even a course for all the family
Soap Making Course with Afternoon Tea

Bexley, Kent

From £105.00

    • Learn how to make artisan soap in Kent
    • Soap making courses using all natural ingredients
    • Create up to eight bars of soap to your recipe
    • Course concludes with an afternoon tea
Stained Glass Course in Bristol
Based On 2 Reviews


From £125.00

    • An introduction into the art of stained glass
    • Learn to cut, solder, cement and polish glass
    • Design and create your own light catcher or mirror
    • Lunch is included
Terrarium Masterclass London

Kings Cross, London

From £69.00

    • Learn how to make a terrarium indoor garden
    • Hosted at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross
    • Take your terrarium home with you
    • Self-sustaining micro gardening at its best!
Traditional Blacksmithing Carmarthen

Trevaughan, Wales

From £130.00

    • Blacksmithing courses in Carmarthenshire, Wales
    • Make axes, knives, letter openers and more
    • Take everything you make home with you
    • A choice of three different full-day workshops
Willow Weaving Courses

near Battle, East Sussex

From £49.00

    • Willow weaving courses in East Sussex
    • Learn traditional techniques from Julia Gurr
    • Half, full and two-day courses available
    • Make plant supports & woven baskets to take home
African Drumming Experience London


From £20.00

    • African drumming workshops in east London
    • Learn to play traditional African djembe drums
    • Two-hour group sessions & one-hour individual lessons
    • Teaching is by the 'call and response' technique
Bee Experience Lancashire

Samlesbury Hall Estate near Preston

From £55.00

    • See how honey is made in Lancashire
    • Get kitted out in all the beekeeper gear
    • Be amazed by the view into the observation beehive
    • Suitable for all ages - a great family day out
Blacksmith Courses Essex


From £99.00

    • Blacksmithing tasters & day courses in Essex
    • Learn basic blacksmith skills from an expert
    • Make your own forged metal item(s) to take home
    • Classes for up to two only - lots of hands-on time
CSI & Forensic Experience Days

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Special Offer From £59

    • Become a crime scene investigator for the day!
    • Learn from real life crime scene investigators
    • Secure and investigate a crime scene set up
    • Lift fingerprints, take photos & gather evidence
Design your own Fragrance for Men

Free Nationwide Delivery

From £49.00

    • Design your own fragrance - just for men
    • Kit contains everything needed to create a scent
    • Includes 6 specially chosen blends preferred by men
    • Your chance to make a male cologne suited to you
Design Your Own Perfume
Based On 16 Reviews


From £49.00

    • A consultation with a perfume consultant
    • Create your own unique perfume
    • Take home a sample of your perfume
    • Suitable for men and women!
Fragrance Creation Gift Box

Perfume Gift Box delivered to your door

From £49.00

    • Create your very own fragrance at home
    • Perfume making kits with everything you need
    • Contains blends created by a master perfumer
    • All kits use high quality perfume ingredients
Reed Diffuser Making Workshop

Bexley, Kent

From £70.00

    • Learn how to make a reed diffuser for your home
    • A hands-on workshop lasting two hours
    • Hosted by soap, candle & diffuser maker Paula
    • Make your own bespoke scent for your diffuser

Get crafty with this range of hands-on experiences

You might think signing up for a craft experience sounds like it's going to be a session involving sticky-backed plastic and cardboard loo rolls tubes in that typical Blue Peter craft corner kind of way. But on these crafty courses nothing could be further from the truth.

Of course, a bit of imagination might always put you in good stead when it comes to designing what you're going to make, but it's not an obligation as great ideas will be bouncing around all the time. You'll be amazed with what you come up with!

No previous experience necessary for craft courses

And don't worry if you don't know your pinking sheers (you'll find those in your sewing box) from your lifting tongs (you'll find those in the forge). All of these workshops and coures assume you have zero previous experience. What's more, all the textiles, tools, base materials and equipment are all included, so all you have to bring along is a willingness to get stuck in and a desire to get crafty.

Craft courses in everything from flower arranging to ice sculpting

As for what you'll be crafting, we've got a rather eclectic mix of experiences for you. One of the most satisfying is the flower arranging workshop. There's nothing worse than receiving a bunch of flowers and then making a right pig's ear of putting them in a vase, so imagine how wonderful it'd be to be able to mix foliage and flowers to come up with a stunning display that is sure to wow.

Glass features quite heavily in our programme line-up, with courses to make blown glass, stained glass and fused glass too. You can even go right back to the 80s and make your very own neon sign. It's retro hip and very cool these days, as you can see from this Los Angeles Neon Light exhibition video!

Then there’s jewellery. Perhaps you want to make the man in your life a very special pair of cufflinks? Or if you want to buy a present for the soon-to-be-married couple, how about the very unique gift of being able to work with a jeweller to make their own wedding rings? Very romantic indeed.

In fact, there are so many craft experiences we can't mention them all here, so we suggest you have a browse and see what's what. Whether you yearn to make your own blown glass vase, or quite fancy creating a unique neon artwork, we've got it all and at no point will anyone say 'And here's one I made earlier'!
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