Owl Carving at Hanwell Wine Estate



Owl Carving Workshop with Martin Rollins Enjoy a unique and satisfying experience crafting a beautiful Owl from green wood at this fabulous workshop. Located in our 100sqm craft barn at Hanwell Wine Estate, you will have time to relax, chat and experience for yourself the rewards of working with wood. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. You will learn a range of cutting and carving techniques using an axe and knife and how to shape your Owl safely and efficiently. By the end of the session you will have hand carved your own beautiful Owl and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own. Summary of workshop content : design and shape, carving techniques, surface treatment and finishing, tool selection and usage and health and safety of when using craft tools. This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood. Age 16+ Outline of the morning: Arrive 10 minutes prior to start time Welcome with light refreshments Introduction to tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools Refreshments (Do let us know if you have any food intolerances as we will be serving snacks). Home time with your beautiful wooden Owl hand carved by you! Martin Rollins is an expert in teaching bush craft skills. He was formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business. This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side. “Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul” To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10.

What's included in the price?

Tools, materials and refreshments included


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
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No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners.


Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, , Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG