Workshop FAQs

Workshops – metalworking, woodwork, ancient crafts, traditional skills.

At Butser Ancient Farm you will journey back in time as these inspiring sessions provide hands-on experience in a beautiful, atmospheric setting. We provide workshops in sword making, bronze casting, herbal medicine, woodworking, woodcraft, hedge laying, metal working, blacksmithing and many more crafts and skills.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2018

Click here for the 2018 workshops

This ‘Buy Tickets’ link will give you access to all events, workshops and passes currently being sold online for Butser Ancient Farm. All necessary tools are provided and all materials included in the price:

Workshop Gift vouchers also available.

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Unless the description says otherwise the workshop runs from 10am to 4pm.

Please note there is no smoking on site. Please do not bring any pets with you.

What should I wear? Workshops will always run no matter the weather, so please dress appropriately. Bring layers with you. It can be either hot or cold at Butser Ancient Farm. Being an outdoor site we suggest sun cream and hat or woolly socks and Sou’Wester! Don’t wear your best outfit – it could get muddy/dusty. Flat suitable footwear (solid sole, no open toed shoes).

What else should I bring? A cheery disposition!

Lunch? Your lunch is not included within this workshop. Please bring a picnic or packed lunch to enjoy outside or around the fire, depending on weather. There is nowhere local to buy lunch. Hot and cold drinks, ice cream, fudge, flapjack are available to buy in the shop but there is no cafe serving food at Butser Ancient Farm.

On the day. Meet at the visitor centre next to the free car park. I look forward to seeing you on the day but if there are any questions before hand please email the farm on volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk

Where to Stay. We recommend contacting the Sustainability Centre (01730 823166), a short drive away with alternative accommodation including a hostel, yurts and camping facilities. sustainability-centre.org

Vouchers. Buy a workshop gift voucher for family or friends – an unforgettable treat! Please call us on 02392 598838 or email volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk today. You can buy a gift voucher online, by phone, or from the Butser Ancient Farm shop.

Bespoke
We can also offer bespoke workshops for groups of five or more people. If you have an idea, please phone us to see if we can make it happen!  These are ideal for special occasions.  You could create a special axe head, a drum or cook a unique meal in the roundhouse.

This ‘Buy Tickets’ link will give you access to all events, workshops and passes currently being sold online for Butser Ancient Farm:

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