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Parent and child blacksmithing

James and Alexandria 28.1.2018 proud dad and daughter

Duration: One day - 10am to 4.30pm

Price: £340

Contact: John at Anvil Forge

Unit 2, The Forge
Church Road , Farley Hill

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Due to the popularity of our Blacksmith Experience Days, Viking Knife Classes and Dragon Making classes we have decided to add a special experience day for all the juniors who want to have a go at metalwork. The class is tailored towards 8years+ who come with either Dad or Mum. The options are fairly open and are discussed before attending the class and are designed with the child in mind and their aspirations.

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What's included in the price?

All equipment is provided , however access to power tools is limited to adults for obvious safety reasons. We have a full selection of hand tools and of course they will be using the hearth for forge-work as well.

Everyone must wear sturdy footwear but we will supply safety goggles, gloves aprons etc. (some items may only be available in adult sizes). We have a selection of smaller hammers and aprons are adjustable to suit most sizes. Of course whatever is made on the day is theirs to take away, the cost is for one parent and one child (180.00 per person).

Tea, coffee and soft drinks are provided as well as biscuits but we don't go to the pub unlike the other courses so please bring a packed lunch (we have a microwave if needed).

Want to review this course?

What an excellent day. Started the morning making a simple poker and by end walked away with a Sword and a Dragon Claw mount to hang it in. All the guys there were attentive, super friendly and helpful. It really didn't matter who you asked, they were happy to help you move along with whatever it was you were making.
Need to use an angle grinder, here is how to use it safely.
Need to make a curve in that sword, use this tool.
Need to drill something, let me help clamp it down properly and get you started.
My son (12) was just grinning the whole day and when asked at the end just said "Awesome". We came with some ideas for a sword and within reason you got to make what want to your design within the day.
I can strongly recommend this experience day if your son/daughter has any sort of interest in working with metal.

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Response from Anvil Forge:

Hi Chris
thanks for your review
we appreciate the feedback , I am pleased you and your son had such a good time. It make all the effort of running classes for younger aspiring 'blacksmiths' rewarding. As we said photos will be on the web site when its up and running again.
best wishes

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Children
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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