In-person course
in St. Michael's, Tenterden Maker & location details

Crafty Basketry's Half-day Weaving with Willow - Course for Kids (+8 years’ old)



Looking for bonding experiences with your child or grandchild over the summer holidays? Build their self-esteem, confidence and dexterity, while weaving a birdfeeder, flower, or dragonfly and learning about tools and responsibility. It’s exciting and fun! Weaving with natural materials while at ease in the countryside develops a deep bond and creates lasting memories. Take friends and blow off steam along with other kids in adventurous woods, with birds, ponies and chickens around you. Breath in the smells and take in the sounds. Enjoy the sense of freedom that nature provides you both with. What will they learn? – Use tools in a responsible way, while practising and developing their skills; – Develop dexterity; – Skills for life! The excitement of using tools that your (grand)child may not be familiar with and their managing that fear within a safe environment has an enormously positive effect on their self-esteem and confidence. These half-day courses are £50, are held at a forest school and will need to be accompanied by one adult per child or group of four children, dependent on the age of the children. Please contact me prior to booking, if you feel your course may need to be tweaked to your (grand)child’s abilities.

What's included in the price?

What will be include? – All materials and use of tools; and – Drinks, and cakes and fruit for when we get peckish.


3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Crafty Basketry

with Craft Courses since 2021

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Marianne has been a basketmaker since 2006 and teaches the age-old techniques now applied to contemporary baskets She teaches weaving with willow, hedgerow, rattan and rush. The locations are usually on smallholdings and forest school areas in Kent and East Sussex to fully experience the grounding power of nature. Classes are small, giving you all the guidance you need to create your very own design.

Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Accommodation offered
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
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Readers Bridge Farm Oast, Readers Bridge Road, St. Michaels, St. Michael's, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6TH