15th February 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - £80

Learn about the management of our native woodland Ecclesall Woods.




22nd February 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Adults - £80 - Learn basic woodcarving, lettering skills and simple relief carving.



15th March 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Bronze Smelting and Casting - £80

Learn how to smelt bronze and cast a bronze artefact  << more info >>


16th April 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids - £35

Each participant will go away with two items they have made themselves. << more info >>



26th April 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Walking Stick Making - £80

Learn to make and take home your own walking stick  << more info >>


18th May 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Making Spoons and Spatulas - £80

Introduction to green woodcraft – make a spoon or spatula  << more info >>




25th May 2014 - 9:30am - 4pm


Basic Pole Lathe Turning - £80

An introduction to green wood using a pole lathe. << more info >>


1st June 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Tool Sharpening - £65

Learn to sharpen tools to be as effective as possible - did you know that many tools are sold blunt?  << more info >>



15th June 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make a 3-legged Rustic Stool - £80

Make a Rustic Stool in green wood. Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood.

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22nd June 2014 - 9:30pm - 4:00pm


Stake & Strand Basket Making - £80

Make a traditional stake and strand basket from willow  << more info >>





26th June 2014 12:30pm – 4:00pm   


Tree and Woodland Identification Talk and Walk - FREE. A fantastic opportunity to hear from our woodlands officer about our local woodland trees. << more info >>



20th July 2014 9:30am - 4:00pm


Woodland Candlesticks - £80

A course to introduce you to green wood craft and using a pole lathe to make a woodland candlestick.  << more info >>



24th July 2014 10:00am-3:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids - £35. (The wood carving course is suitable for kids 8yrs+)  << more info >>





27th July & 31st August 2014  9:30am - 4:00pm


Art in the Woods - £80. Respond to the natural world with drawing exercises that clear you thoughts, heighten your senses and energise you creative spirit!  << more info >>


13rd & 14th August 9:30am-4:00pm


Rustic Jointed Stool Course - £160

Learn to make and take home a rustic stool made in green wood over two days.

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17th August 2014 9:30am-12:30pm


Woodland Pyrography - £45

Pyrography – the art of writing with fire!

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17th August 2014 1:00pm-4:00pm


Woodland Pyrography - £45

Pyrography – the art of writing with fire!

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17th August 2014 9:30am-4:30pm


Introduction to Woodcarving - £80

Learn basic woodcarving, lettering skills and simple relief carving << more info >>


28th August 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Spoon and Spatula Course - £80

Introduction to green woodcraft – make a spoon or spatula  << more info >>


13th & 14th September 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Make a Shave Horse - £160

Start your green wood workshop with this essential tool << more info >>



28th September & 26th October 2014


Art in the Woods - £80

Respond to the natural world with drawing exercises that clear you thoughts, heighten your senses and energise you creative spirit!

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10th October – 12th October 9:30am-4:00pm


Introduction to Greenwood Craft - £225.00

A 3 day course to introduce you to green wood craft, including coppicing, using a pole lathe, basic craft tools and making simple rustic furniture << more info >>


11th October 2014 9:30am-4:30am


Cider Making for Christmas - £60

Learn traditional cider making – ready to drink for Christmas << more info >>


18th October 9:30am-4pm


Tool Sharpening - £65

Learn to sharpen tools to be as effective as possible - did you know that many tools are sold blunt?  << more info >>


18th October 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


“Against The Grain” Wood Sculpture Course - £80

Learn the art of creative wood sculpture on large pieces of timber << more info >>


25th October 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Hazel Hurdle Making - £80

Learn the art of hurdle making - the traditional fence panel << more info >>



1st November 2014 10am-3:30pm


Heating your Home with Wood - £50.00

Learn about successful and economical wood heating for your home << more info >>



1st & 2nd November 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Longbow Making Course - £160

A two day course to make a traditional English longbow << more info >>





22nd November 9:30am-4pm


Frame Basket - £80

An excellent beginners basket in willow

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29th November 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Willow Garden Structures - £80

Learn the art of willow structures and craft your own structure << more info >>





29th November 2014 9:30am-4:00pm


Reindeer Making Workshop - £40

Get into the Christmas spirit with your very own, hand-made rustic Rudolph!  

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Set in the extensive and beautiful Ecclesall woods, the Woodland Discovery Centre is the perfect indoor and outdoor facility for a spectrum of events and a visit to the woods.  Space is available to hire at the centre for:



The centre runs craft courses all through the year from cider making to wood work skills.  Public events in the autumn and spring celebrate Sheffield’s rich woodland heritage and demonstrates the unique facilities of the centre, as well as providing activities such as story telling, discovering nature and traditional uses of wood in the home and garden.


For more information regarding any of our courses please contact us on 0114 235 6348.


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