Hen Weekend Workshops

Basket Weaving and Willow Work

DSC04962What better way to relax than sitting with a bunch of DSC04956friends weaving wonderful creations out of willow!  Barbara Clift and Anna Rayment are our two fantastic teachers who will not only teach you some incredible willow work, allowing your imagination to run wild, but will also make your workshop one of laughter and fun.  You can make anything you like from hearts to animals to garden decorations to stars and more !

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PomPoms, Streamers and Wrapping Paper

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  cropped pompom photo Learn to create Learn to create luscious PomPoms and Streamers in gorgeous rich colours – so much fun and you’ll be ao you will learn to print your own tissue paper with amazing designs.  Not only great fun, but the bonus is you have something great to take home, wrap up your presents with, or hang up at the wedding !                                      DSCF0564   unfurled pompoms

 

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Graffiti

IMG_0559Fancy a go at being the next IMG_8354Banksy?  Miss*C and her Graffiti Academy will provide everything you need to have a go at graffiti .  You will be told the history of graffiti (it’s older than you think!) and be kitted up in all the gear to use sprint paint (brilliant photo opportunity time!)  Miss*C will then tutor you all to write in a graffiti style with the aim of making canvases that you can take away or gift to the bride with your own special messages.  

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Treasure Hunt

This is brilliant !  We’ll divide you into teams and send you off on a mad hunt for our clues.   These will be lead you all over our farm and woodlands giving you a chance to use up some of that energy and soak up the beautiful surrounding countryside at the same time.  You will be on different routes so you won’t know who’s in the lead until you get to the end and see the winners with their prize !

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The Olympics Sports Day

Why not get the heart pumping with our superb sports day event.  Individually, or in teams, you’ll compete for some fun prizes.  Shuffle and bounce along in our sack race, navigate obstacle courses, race in old favourites like the egg and spoon, join forces in the 3 legged race, and much much more.  At the end there will be prizes for Bronze, Silver and Gold winners.  Of course there will be the traditional lemon juice and orange segments to keep you hydrated!

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For Busy Hands

How do you fancy idling away a few hours in the sunshine with a gentle activity of your choice?

We can set you up with all sorts of things should you wish.  How about soap making?  Fancy making felt jewellery?  Make your own lip balm?  Create a colourful dreamcatcher?  Colourful woollen pompoms for bunting?  Just let us know what you enjoy, and we’ll find the right activities for you.

This workshop doesn’t involve a teacher.  We will provide you with complete kits for the craft of your choice and let you get on with it!  Refreshments can be provided if required.  Prosecco and pompoms – always a good mix !

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It’s Magic !

This is a really fun workshop.  To start with you’ll have a half hour magic performance from our amazing magician, then he’ll teach magic 8you how to shuffle like Dynamo !  Or try to !  Next magic7you’ll learn a bunch of magic tricks you can impress your mates with using cards, rope, coins and more.  Or at least you’ll be trying to learn them whilst hysterical with laughter ! 

This is a really unusual workshop which we know you will love.

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Drumming

You will love our drumming workshop – so much fun – and you will be amazed with what you can achieve.  Start with the basics and before you know it you will be creating magic.  Nothing like it to create an amazing bond !  You will discover that you have rythym even if you didn’t know it!

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Juggling

This you will love.    Moses, originally from Kenya, will teach you to juggle with clubs, hats and balls.   As a teenager, Moses was selected along with 6 others to train at the Wuqiao Acrobatics School in China , so not only is he a brilliant personality, he is also incredibly talented !  Having done a juggling workshop before, my main memory is of being in complete hysterics as we all scrambled around trying to stop our juggling balls from flying into each other – and not succeeding !

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Fascinator making

Make your own fascinators using feathers, sinamay fabrics, bases, ribbons and vintage buttons and much more.DSCN1219  DSCN1448 

It’s so much fun creating something great and at the same time, have a real laugh and a good old chat.   A great way to get to know each other.  And, you get to take home something you can wear for a fabulous night out, or at the wedding.

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Yoga

So you’re feeling a bit frazzled from your Saturday night frivolities ? This is the perfect solution !  Wind down, relax and limber up with our lovely teacher Helen,  surrounded by oak trees and green fields. Total yoga novices will benefit from this just as much as those more expert.  One thing we can promise you – you will feel a lot better !

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Make your own Bunting 

056Create your own beautiful strings of bunting crafty hen (1)bunting made from a selection of pretty fabrics tailored to the wedding colour scheme or theme. Make your wedding stand out from the crowd with your unique decorations and details.  You can experiment with accessories and colours to make your bunting any style you like – even personalise them with touches of your own.

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Crochet a bedspread for the Bride!image7

Settle down with your friends, baskets of wool or cotton and crochet hooks to make the most beautiful granny squares. Once you have mastered the art you can make your own heritage blankets to snuggle up under.

Or why not all work together to make a wonderful keepsake for the bride to be .  All make a square and then make it up into a blanket for her – what a thing to have to remember your friends by!

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Flower Crowns

Flower Crowns with Lyndsey – Using a variety of artificial flowers, wire, ribbons and more, make a stunning flower crown. A relaxing and fun activity, perfect for all crafting abilities. Wear your gorgeous crown during your weekend away or on the big day.

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