Next month I will be demonstrating at Okehampton and Chagford shows (10th and 17th August respectively). I will be offering woodworking tutorials and selling my wares. For both shows I will be sharing a pitch with Jim White of Whitewood Management, who offers a fantastic range of local timber and will be demonstrating his mobile saw mill.
My main focus this summer will be to promote the courses, particularly to families. The one day pole lathe course is a great family activity and I am currently making child sized shaving horses for my own four and five year old children.
I would suggest that from eight years and over, the one and two day courses are perfect fun family activities. Under sixteens are half price so you could always team up with your children to make a stool or table on a longer course. What could be more special than a piece of furniture for your home that you and your children made together? There are a huge variety of activities that can engage young children, they can make their own rounders or baseball bat or even a greenwood sword, quite possibly more fun for me and the kids than for the parents!
If you think this is something that your family would enjoy please use the form to book a place and remember, if the dates available don’t suit you then you can contact me with your own dates. Come and find me at the shows to have a taster session and introduce your children to a new outdoor hobby.
I will be running workshops later in the summer where families with young children can make there own coat racks or mug trees from green ash. This really is great fun for all families with primary aged children and older. This activity can easily be incorporated into the courses to ensure that your children get the most out of the day and manage to make something entirely on their own.
So for a fun family day out as part of your summer holiday, get in touch and we can arrange your bespoke course tailored to the needs of your family.
All children will be expected to rub Milly (the dog’s) tummy and throw sticks (there are always plenty of sticks!).