Shropshire Council

Events and courses

We offer a range of traditional rural craft and trade courses between April and December, where you can learn the forgotten skills of the past…

All courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm unless otherwise stated. Please note that a few courses run over more than one day. Where this is the case, information will be included in the course detail, with just the start date shown in the course information at the top of each page.

Lunch is provided on all full-day courses, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. Please notify us of any dietary requirements when you book.

Many of these courses make ideal presents. Please let us know if you'd like the day to be a surprise!

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You'll also find here all of the fabulous events we've got scheduled for 2018.

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Ploughing with heavy horses Next running on: 19 October 10am

Learn the basics of ploughing, including how to harness a pair of heavy horses and prepare the plough for work in the field in this in-depth two day course.

Also runs on: 20 October, 02 November, 03 November

Steam threshing Next running on: 27 October 10am

For the last two weeks of our season, we're visited by the steam engine to power our threshing machine and bailer.

Also runs on: 28 October, 03 November, 04 November

Christmas in a jar - 1 Next running on: 3 November 10am

Winter preserving is usually undertaken with Christmas in mind, and using up the last of the orchard and vegetable bounty.

Bread and butter Next running on: 4 November 10am

Join us on this course to learn the art of making cheese and butter at home from whole milk.

Christmas in a jar - 2 Next running on: 10 November 10am

Winter preserving is usually undertaken with Christmas in mind, and using up the last of the orchard and vegetable bounty.

Also runs on: 17 November

Wheelwrighting Next running on: 16 November 10am

During this three day course for just four participants with some woodworking experience, you will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel.

Also runs on: 17 November, 18 November

Make a Christmas wreath Next running on: 15 December 10am

Make your own Christmas decoration. A lovely way to prepare for the festive season.