Sunday 15th February 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - £85

Learn about the management of our native woodland Ecclesall Woods



Wednesday 18th February 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make your own Flowerpot Character (ages 12+) - £35 Create your own rustic flowerpot character  


Saturday 21st February 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Intro to Woodland Hand Felling - £85

Learn how to fell small trees by hand and how to process them ready for use as firewood, craft material and brash  


Saturday 14th March 2015 - 9:30am-4:00pm


Bronze Making & Smelting & Casting

Looking at the evidence for the first use of metals



Saturday 21st March 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


“Against The Grain” Wood Sculpture Course - £95  Learn the art of creative wood sculpture on large pieces of timber << more info >>


Wednesday 1st April 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Weaving and Basket Making for Kids (ages 12+) - £35  Make a traditional log basket from willow  << more info >>



Wednesday 8th April 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (ages 12+) - £35. (The wood carving course is suitable for kids 12yrs+)  << more info >>


Saturday 25th April 2015 - 9:30am-4:00pm


Walking Stick Course - £85

A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks  << more info >>


Fri 1st-Sun 3rd May 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Greenwood Craft - 3 day course - £225 A 3 day course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools << more info >>


Sunday 10th May 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make your own "Besome" Broom and Carve a Spatula - £85  Besom brooms are made from the twiggy growth of the birch tree << more info >>


Sunday 17th May 2015 - 9:30am-4:00pm


Make a 3-Legged Rustic Stool - £85

What is Green Wood? Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood << more info >>


Sunday 24th May 2015 9:30am-4pm


Basic Pole Lathe Turning - £85

Have you ever wanted to make something amazing but lacked the confidence to have a go? This is the course for you << more info >>


Wednesday 27th May 2015 - 9:30am - 4.00pm


Basic bushcraft for kids (aged 12+) - £35

Could you survive in the woods on your own!

Learn basic bushcraft techniques

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Sunday 31st May 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Tool Sharpening

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



Sat/Sun 6th & 7th June 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make a Rustic 4 legged Jointed table - £190.  A 2 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools << more info >>


Saturday 13th June 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Making Spoons & Spatulas - £85

A one day course. You will learn the basics of splitting and shaping greenwood to make spoons & Spatulas << more info >>



Saturday 20th June 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Stake & Strand Basket Making - £85

Basketry making is the weaving of unspun vegetable fibers, usually to form a container

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Saturday 25th July 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Basic Pole Lathe Turning - £85

A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and using a Pole Lathe to make a Woodland Candlestick << more info >>


Wednesday 5th August 2015

09:30am - 12:30pm OR 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Pyrography for kids (aged 8+) – the art of writing with fire! A 4 hour course - £35

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Wednesday 19th August 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (ages 12+) - £35  Learn to safely use a knife, chisels and drawknife  << more info >>



Saturday 29th August 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Spoon & Spatula Carving - £85

A one day course learning the basics of spoon & spatula carving  << more info >>



Sat/Sun 5th & 6th September & Sat 28th November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Longbow Making 3 day split course

A 3 day course in the making of a traditional English Longbow and 1 arrow << more info >>



Sat/Sun 12th & 13th September 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make a Shave Horse (2 day course) - £240

Start off your green wood workshop by building an essential tool << more info >>



Sat/Sun 19th & 20th September & Sun 29th November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Longbow Making 3 day split Course - £295

A 3 day course in the making of a traditional English Longbow and 1 arrow << more info >>




Saturday 26th September 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Against the Grain - expressive wood carving - £95. Expressive wood carving on a large peace of wood << more info >>



Fri-Mon 2nd-4th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Greenwood Craft - 3 day course - £225 A 3 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft << more info >>



Saturday 10th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Cider Making Course - £65

Cider (fermented from apples) and perry (from pears) are amongst the oldest drinks produced in the UK << more info >>




Sunday 11th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Tool Sharpening Course - £65

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





Saturday 24th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Against The Grain' - expressive wood - £95 carving  Against The Grain'  - expressive wood carving  on a large peace of wood  

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Sunday 25th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Prehistoric Rock Art: Exploration, performance and practice - £85

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Wed 28th October 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make your very own willow lantern (aged 12+) - £35. Stand out this Halloween and bonfire night with your very own handmade lantern << more info >>


Sat/Sun 7th & 8th Nov 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Iron Smelting/Bloom Making & Smithing - £190. Two day Course: Based at the Discovery Centre and at the Industrial Hamlet

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Sat 14th November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Willow Garden Structures - £97

On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways << more info >>



Sun 15th November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Hazel Hurdle making - £100

Hurdles are traditional fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years  << more info >>



Sun 15th November 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm


Heating your Home with Wood - £15

During the chill of a British winter, there are few things more satisfying than a warm fire

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Sat 21st November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Reindeer Making Workshop (ages 12+) - £45  Get into the Christmas spirit with your very own, hand-made rustic Rudolph!

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Sun 22nd November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Reindeer Making Workshop (ages 12+) - £45  Get into the Christmas spirit with your very own, hand-made rustic Rudolph!

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Sunday 29th November 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Frame Basket Making - £85

Basketmaking is one of the oldest of all crafts. It pre-dates pottery and cloth weaving, and led to the invention of both << more info >>




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For further information or to hire the facilities contact us on 0114 2356348 or woodland.discovery@sheffield.gov.uk. Or visit the website on www.sheffield.gov.uk/discoverycentre

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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.


Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited to ensure a high quality personal experience with our dedicated team of craft experts. Book online through PayPal.


If the course is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list or notified of an additional course, please email contact@ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk.


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