Looking for an unusual gift idea for someone who likes to get outdoors and learn something new? We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite workshops from around the UK, but you can find thousands more on CraftCourses.com by searching in your area. All these courses are suitable for participants without previous experience.
Explore the great outdoors offers a hands-on day out in the woods in Wiltshire. Learn to build a shelter, light a fire without matches, find North without a compass and more.
The perfect antidote to city life... get out into the woodland and learn some vital survival skills.
A two-day course with Peter Lanyon in Devon learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking. Starting with a fresh cut log, you’ll learn to cleave and shape the wood using traditional tools, going home with your own hand-made piece of furniture… Check out the glowing reviews for this award-winning tutor.
"I can't imagine Peter ever getting less than 5 stars - both he and the course are an absolute treasure!"
The original 'day in the life of a blacksmith' course, where everything you make is yours to take home. Anvil forge is a small family-run business in Berkshire and courses include all materials, lunch and all the tea/coffee you need to keep you hammering!
"An absolutely fantastic day. The fact you get down quickly to bashing and moving metal and can experiment to your heart’s content means this is a thoroughly enjoyable experience."
Meet the bees, learn to make a hive and gather all the essential information you need to manage your own honey bee colony. Bees for Development are based in the Forest of Dean and run a wide range of courses.
"I would highly recommend this course if you are currently bee-keeping or have an interest in doing so. Some of the attendees had been bee-keeping for several years but still found the course to be very eye-opening. I left the course feeling confident that I could successfully keep bees."
A hugely fun and informative day course run in beautiful West Wales, by the popular Guardian gardening journalist and The Organic Way editor Kim Stoddart. The £95 fee includes tasty treats, refreshments, lunch and plants to take home.
The action packed day features accessible, hands on advice and tips to help you grow food successfully around our changing climate.
Join this short introductory course in London with Creative Nature and learn to carve your own spoon from green wood using an axe, a knife and a crook knife.
"Amazing workshop, genuinely one of the most enjoyable things I've done in years!"
Want a longer course and/or need to get out of the city? Try this practical one day spoon carving course in North Cornwall with Turning Hare Woodcraft.
Can’t decide what to choose? Offer a CraftCourses gift voucher which can be redeemed at any of thousands of creative and outdoors courses across the UK. There is something for everyone!