Workshops in the Forest

The Heart of England Forest offers skills workshops throughout the year. These exciting workshops are an excellent way to experience the outdoors while learning new skills. With guidance from professionals, all materials and equipment provided, and stunning Forest settings, our workshops are for everyone. Treat yourself, or treat a loved one, to a special experience in the Forest.

View our 2024 workshop line up below and book now!

A group of previous participants proudly showing their needle felt creations
Needle felting workshop
Join us for our Needle Felting Workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the Heart of England Forest and spend a fascinating morning learning to needle felt a wool fibre picture.

Saturday 1st June · 10am - 1pm
Middle Spernal

£50 + fees
An aerial view over Middle Spernal
Beginners' Navigation
Have you ever looked at a map and wondered which way up it is supposed to be? Would you like to be more confident in planning your own walks in the countryside? Yes? Then this workshop might just be for you.

Saturday 8th June · 9am - 3pm
Middle Spernal

£35 + fees
A bushcraft firestarter kit including materials on a log.
Fascinating fire – the art of fire lighting in the wild
Join Rupert Loch on this one day bushcraft fire lighting course which will cover the science of fire and the practical application of how to create it.

Saturday 15th June · 10am - 4.30pm
Gorcott Hill

£95 + fees
A close-up of some Daimyo oak leaves in the Arboretum
Wonderful woodland cyanotype workshop
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print. This introductory session will show you how to create your own artwork using this fascinating, easy to use process.

Saturday 20th July · 9am - 3pm
Gorcott Hill Wood

£60 + fees
A handmade ceramic hedgehog from a previous workshop
Ceramic woodland animal workshop
Enjoy a day of sculpting a hedgehog in clay with ceramicist Ros Ingram, inspired by the wooded landscape of the Heart of England Forest.

Saturday 7th September · 10am - 3:30pm
Middle Spernal

£95 + fees
An image showing the various stages of carving a spoon, including the finished spoons in the middle
Spoon making workshop
Learn to work with wood using hand tools to create your own spoon. Your instructor Craig Wood, an experienced and talented green woodworker will cover everything to get you started carving wonderful spoons.

Saturday 5th October · 10am - 4pm
Middle Spernal

£85 + fees
A handmade willow deer from a previous workshop
Willow deer workshop
Join Rachel on this full day workshop to create a fabulous willow deer for your garden or home, suitable for beginners but a degree of hand strength is required.

Saturday 19th October · 10am - 4:30pm
Gorcott Hill Wood

£98 + fees
A handmade Christmas wreath from a previous workshop
Christmas wreath making workshop
After spending some time foraging in the surrounding woods we will use our finds to create a festive wreath. Using willow to create the base of your wreath you will then use your foraged materials to decorate it.

Saturday 23rd November · 10am - 1pm
Gorcott Hill Wood

£60 + fees
A group of previous attendees holding up their newly made Christmas wreaths
Christmas wreath making workshop
After spending some time foraging in the surrounding woods we will use our finds to create a festive wreath. Using willow to create the base of your wreath you will then use your foraged materials to decorate it.

Friday 29th November · 10am - 1pm
Coughton Park

£60 + fees
A man and his son sitting on a picnic blanket making something crafty with twigs
Other Forest events
View our full list of exciting Forest events to see what else you can get involved in this year! From walks to talks, peaceful moments to family adventures - there's something for everyone.