Blacksmith and beekeeping experience days, the ideal gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person, or for someone who thinks they might like to keep bees or take up blacksmithing.
Learn at your own speed how to handle bees, or make a piece of ironwork on my outdoor forge.
I don’t mix groups, so you will have the time to yourself. If you pay for one person then it will be exactly that, just you, with my full attention.
I am fully insured and have all the protective equipment you will need. I also have NQA Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work.
Beekeeping: half day starting at 1pm, for 1 £80, for two £110 and for 3 £135.
Blacksmithing: for 1 person £165 (10am to 4pm, or a little later if we need). For 2 people £240 total, including materials for a medium sized piece each. No one has ever failed to go home with a finished piece, a smile on their face and coal dust in crevices you had forgotten you had. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
For the blacksmith experience I ask that you bring your own lunch so that I can concentrate on our forge time, but I do have tea, coffee and biscuits on tap.
I hold blacksmithing days all year round. Whilst the winter can be chilly, there is nothing like a bright winter’s day playing with hot metal. However, my forge is outside, so, in the unlikely event that rain stops play on the date we have booked for your experience day, then we will reschedule to a day that works for you.
For beekeeping, the active season is mid April to the end of August. Either side of this it is generally too cool to have the bees open for long periods.
The experience days are held on weekdays, Tuesday to Friday. If you are buying the day as a present I can supply a ‘gift card’ for you to print. To maintain the surprise, we can then set the date that works for both of us after the gift giving. Experience days can be taken on a mutually agreed date within 12 months of purchase.
“Thank you for such an amazing day!”
“We both had a great day and my wife is very impressed that we managed to produce such beautiful work – all of which was thanks to your excellent coaching. You made great use of our time and I’m still amazed that we managed to do quite so much in a few short hours.” – Patrick
“Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and patience with us.” – Karen and Graham
“Wow what an amazing candle holder Dan made..I was gobsmacked….I absolutely loved it…thank you, Dan had an amazing time and hasn’t stopped talking about it….” – Leonie
“Thanks so much for making Henry’s day so enjoyable yesterday. He had a truly fabulous time and loved every minute of it. I am amazed and delighted at the sculpture he made in the time he had – his DT teacher was equally impressed. I think we have started something here! If you ever hear of any trainee opportunities, please let us know. He was still smiling at 3.30am when I woke him to go on his school trip to France.” – Rachel