Willow Christmas reindeer

Christmas Willow Reindeer Workshop


Come along and treat yourself or a loved one to this wonderful willow reindeer workshop. Learn the basic skills and techniques used to create something wonderful.

It's sure to be a fun day so get booked up now as this proves to be very popular.

Not only will you leave at the end of the day with new knowledge and skills, but also a work of art to be decorated with fairy lights for your home or garden.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials along with tea, coffee and a large supply of biscuits or cakes.

Lunch is not provided so please bring a packed lunch with you.
Also, wear warm clothes should the weather be a bit cold.
If you have a favourite pair of secateurs and would like to use those, then please bring them with you.


Victoria Conner at The Willow Barn


Blakeston Hall
Blakeston Lane
TS21 3LQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Diane Swan - - #12173

Excellent course. Victoria is an excellent and patient teacher and we all came away with something that looked like a reindeer. This was a fun day out and definitely was value for money. Would recommend the willow course to anyone, you do not have to particularly gifted at crafting just be prepared to work hard at your creation.

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Beverley Clifton - - #12171

We set off on a very snowy day wondering if we got there would we ever get home! The house was easy to find and although cold at first it soon warmed up . Never having done anything like this before I was apprehensive about the day ahead. I should not have worried, everyone was so friendly and throughout the day was had such a laugh. Every step was well explained and examples shown were easy to follow. We all found different sections more challenging than others but help was always at hand. Plenty of hot drinks and Christmas stolen kept us going . I was pleasantly surprised at the large size of our reindeer. All the finished reindeer were different but all were recognisable as a Christmas reindeer. Mine now has pride of place outside my front door at home. An excellent day out with an excellent model that I will keep for many years . Looking forward to my next course.

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Amanda - - #12166

A fun day - we were guided every step of the way and I am really pleased with my reindeer!

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Christine Hunton - - #12164

Excellent course, tailored to meet the needs of the whole group.
Absolutely delighted with my reindeer.
Thank you

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Lisa Collingwood - - #12163

Thoroughly enjoyed the day, well paced and worth every penny. Now have a wonderful Christmas Reindeer full of lights for the garden.

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Denise B Simpson - - #12161

Brilliant as normal. This is my 3rd craft day with Victoria. Love my Rudolph sooooo much. Thankyou 💛 looking forward to more classes in 2018. Merry Christmas

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Marie Hallas - - #12157

Had a great day at the reindeer making workshop. Victoria was very helpful and patient, teaching us total beginners. I bought this as a Christmas present for myself, my mum and sisters. We had a fun day out and all came home with a reindeer to be proud of. Well worth the money, would highly recommend this course.

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Cheryl - - #11970

Had a fantastic day making a reindeer. Would recommend for any ability.

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Sam - - #11898

A great day out with my best friend who had invited me along to make use of a voucher she had from last Christmas. Despite my impatience and perfectionism at times undoubtedly making me a frustrating student, Victoria was patient and encouraging. She was quite right too when she said that when I got my reindeer home I'd realise what a good job I'd done! I agree now. I really enjoyed the course and the end product. I have been spreading the word too about the Willow Barn!

In-person course
CathyLax - - #11798

Nice to meet other like minded crafters, the learning experience and workshop environment was the best I've attended. Keep it up Victoria.

See you soon.


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Carol - - #11791

Had a great day , well organised, very relaxed, lots of help and patience . Absolutely loved the craft and would encourage anyone to try .

In-person course
Ros Hoyle - - #11790

My husband and son are amazed that I’ve managed to make such a lovely willow reindeer and it’s all thanks to Victoria’s great teaching! From the welcome to the final group photo we had a great day with plentiful cuppas and friendly banter. I’d thoroughly recommend this course.

In-person course
Lesley Spencer - - #11777

Victoria is an excellent teacher, she kept the group of 10 on track to provide an enjoyable and informative willow weaving workshop. I came home with Dapper, a good sized reindeer suitable for many years of outdoor use. However, I love him so much he is taking pride in the house this year. Brilliant day, thank you Victoria. X

In-person course
Linden Smith - - #11770

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. I really was not expecting to come away with something that looked so good as I'm not artistic or creative so I was absolutely delighted my creation actually looked like a reindeer5. Victoria was a great teacher and nothing was too much trouble - plenty of tea and coffee too. Excellent value for money and would definitely like to attend another of Victoria's courses.

In-person course
Lindsay Mills - - #11637

Great to be back at Willow Barn with Victoria and accompanied by daughter and daughter in law to be. Excellent constructive help and encouragement from Victoria and we all succeeded in producing very different reindeers . They were much larger than anticipated and packing three plus ourselves into the car continued the enjoyment of the day. Partners were suitably impressed, the deer will join piglets from earlier in the year!
Many thanks Victoria we may well return again with your new ideas for classes.

In-person course
Christine Arthington - - #11630

Brilliant day, great instructions and plenty of tea and coffee. Reindeer now joined pheasant from earlier this year and seems to be protecting it from the mysterious overnight wildlife attacks.

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Yvonne Collen - - #11620

Loved the friendliness and the entire experience. Have something that makes me smile. Excellent tuition and at the right pace for all.

In-person course
Catherine - - #11461

Absolutely brilliant day!!!We all came away with lovely reindeers each with their own personality.Victoria was an amazing teacher and has the patience of a saint!!!Thank you so much for a great day

In-person course
Marie Frazer - - #11458

Very much enjoyed the day and the finished masterpieces we came away with.

In-person course
Geoff Hustwit - - #11446

I had already had a bit of experience with willow, but learnt so much more on the course. Thoroughly recommend this to beginners and non beginners alike. Victoria puts you at your ease and works to your ability. Must be good since my partner said “wow” when I brought the Rudolf in the door.

In-person course
Lesley Birkett - - #11442

What a wonderful day, great company, great teacher and a great skills learned! Plenty of drinks and laughs along the way too! Looking forward to future courses!

In-person course
Nellie Heavisides - - #11438

What a superb day! I have seen beautiful willow sculptures around for a long time wanted to learn how to do this.
Victoria has enabled me to create a “characterful” creature for my garden and given me the confidence to attempt more on my own.
Victoria had other sculptures around the garden and which show that she has a real aeristic eye for shape and form. She used this to help us all produce a very recognisable reindeers to be proud of!
Thank you Victoria. Your help, enthusiasm and skill was much appreciated.

In-person course
Julia - - #6976

Had a great time, now even have lights on it too!

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Wendy Johnson - - #6963

Had a lovely day with lovely company. Started the day in amazement thinking I would never achieve the finished product, but with Victoria's guidance, we soon had something recognisable!

In-person course
Louise Logue - - #6928

I treated my four daughters to this course. We all had a great time and each went home with an individual reindeer. Lots of laughter and great teaching. So relaxed and enjoyable

In-person course
Lynne Lambert - - #6923

Had a really enjoyable time making my raindeer we all had a good giggle and the day went really well I'm sure I would love to do more classes with Victoria. Well done to everyone .

In-person course
Sally - - #6907

Was a fun day making a great reindeer.
Never done willow weaving before, but I'll be doing it again for sure.
The reindeer all looked fabulous, and they are super size too.

In-person course
M Paterson - - #6901

Victoria made us feel very welcome - with her brilliant tuition and relaxed, friendly atmosphere this is
an excellent course which I would highly recommend to everyone.
Thank you :)

In-person course
Michelle Brook-Woodcock - - #6827

Great day long course and everyone walked away with a fab handcrafted willow reindeer at the end of it. Victoria is very knowledgeable, approachable and accommodating with lots of tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits to keep you fuelled throughout the day. This is my second course with The Willow Barn and I can't wait to do a third! If you are thinking about going on this course - do it and give it a go, I don't think you will be disappointed.

In-person course
Sue Tucker - - #6651

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