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Pottery Wheel beginners taster session
A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel and is suitable for complete beginners. This is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn the age old art of the potters wheel At the end of the session you will be able to choose 1 of your pieces which will be bisque fired for you then glazed in a colour of your choice and fired again. Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 2 months of your class, but sometimes longer. Pick up will be arranged via an email or can be posted at a small charge There will be a maximum of 6 people attending this class. Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel
Walk alapacas around a Cotswold Manor Estate
You will meet our lovely alpacas (Frodo, Gandulf, Chewy and Whisky. We will explain the characteristics of these lovely animals and teach you how to handle them. You will walk them around our 16 century Manor Estate. We have mediaeval stocks, a Tudor barn and 5 acres of amazing gardens, a lake and a large orchard.
Explore Idyllic Cotswolds Villages
*** Book for 2 gets a 5% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 10% discount. Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Explore the Hidden Gems of Cotswolds
*** Book for 2 gets a 25% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 35% discount. *** %20 OFF for early-bird bookings (two or more weeks in advance). Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a guided driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Guided tour of the beautiful Cotswolds inc Tewkesbury Abbey
Come and experience this magnificent full-day, driving and walking tour of the famous Cotswolds with a friendly local guide, in-vehicle refreshments and plenty of incredible photo opportunities along the way. The Cotswolds is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) known for its stunning countryside, historic castles, grand manor houses, lively market towns and quaint villages with honey-coloured stone cottages. By booking this tour, you will escape the hassles and time-constraints of accompanying a larger group, gain local insights and be able to fully immerse yourself in the experience. During this tour, you will: • Be driven in a luxury vehicle with refreshments. • Visit quintessential English countryside locations. • Learn about the history of the places we visit. • Have some free time to explore, or relax. • Stop for photographs in various places along the way. • Eat and drink in a Cotswold pub or restaurant (Optional- not included in tour price). Bookings for 3-5 people achieve a 10% discount. Bookings for 6-8 people achieve a 15% discount. (NOTE: Airbnb’s 20% ‘Early bird’ discount will supersede all group booking discounts). I will collect you from (and return you to) Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse train station. Tours run from 9am-5pm approx. Private groups can be collected from accommodation anywhere in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire or Wiltshire.

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Pottery Wheel beginners taster session
A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel and is suitable for complete beginners. This is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn the age old art of the potters wheel At the end of the session you will be able to choose 1 of your pieces which will be bisque fired for you then glazed in a colour of your choice and fired again. Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 2 months of your class, but sometimes longer. Pick up will be arranged via an email or can be posted at a small charge There will be a maximum of 6 people attending this class. Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel
Foraging walk for beginners
- Short introduction into the foraging code and what to look out for - Exploring the local area by foot where I will show you around 50 (!) different edible wild plants plus a few poisonous ones - Finding and identifying wild plants - Information and recipe ideas how these wild plants could be used - Every guest gets a booklet with valuable information on wild plants, selected health benefits and further study ideas - The walk also includes the sampling of foraged food/drinks and homemade natural skin salves/creams LET US GO ON A LITTLE FORAGING MISSION TOGETHER! Please note: You can also request availability if you cannot find a suitable time slot for your group…
Learn the craft of stained-glass
This one-day course will introduce you to the medieval craft of stained glass. You will choose from a selection of designs that are all achievable in a day. Your day will include tuition and materials for a panel with a simple design approx 20cm square or a rectangle 20cm x 25cm. Classes are small - one or two people - so you get a lot of individual tuition and extra help if needed. By the end of the day you will have a beautiful leaded glass panel to take home. We start at 9:30am with an introduction to the day. You will then learn the basics of glass cutting before choosing a design and selecting your glass from a range of colours and textures to make your panel unique. After you have cut the glass pieces to fit the design I teach you how to use lead and solder to join the glass pieces together. To finish your piece you will learn to cement and polish to make your panel strong and water-tight. I aim to finish the day at 5 or 6pm. There will be refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and a light lunch around 1pm. I am an Airbnb Superhost and can accommodate up to three guests so you can include the course in a short break. Other things to note The course is not suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers because it involves working with lead. We try to cater for dietary requirements where possible so please let us know in advance.
Walk alapacas around a Cotswold Manor Estate
You will meet our lovely alpacas (Frodo, Gandulf, Chewy and Whisky. We will explain the characteristics of these lovely animals and teach you how to handle them. You will walk them around our 16 century Manor Estate. We have mediaeval stocks, a Tudor barn and 5 acres of amazing gardens, a lake and a large orchard.
Explore Idyllic Cotswolds Villages
*** Book for 2 gets a 5% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 10% discount. Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Beehive Air Therapy & Bee Beds
Experience beehive air therapy in the restorative and soothing atmosphere of our apitherapy house. Relax upon special ‘bee beds’ inside a uniquely constructed building. Then dream, meditate or chat with friends. View the apiary and woodland or browse the bookshelves. Honeybees create an impeccably clean and healthy environment inside a hive using the beneficial properties of wax, honey, propolis and more. The bee hive air permeates up through vents into the apitherapy house. It is relaxing, de-stressing, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, full of negative ions and deliciously fragrant. One can lie down on the beds and be entranced by the gentle hum and whispering of the honeybees below, at the same time benefitting from micro vibrations. The whole building is designed to enhance the finest quality of air. Breathing masks are available, being connected directly to the hives below the beds for more concentrated beehive air. People come to these experiences for many reasons: Simple relaxation and rest; as a remedy for an imbalance, ailment or concern; to share some meditative time; to immerse in the blessings of bees; with friends and fellowship with nature or simple soulful solitude. I like to consider this experience as a perfect mix of science and sorcery. Blending the medical benefits of this soothing apitherapy with magic, wonder and literally inspiration. Other things to note Please wear farm appropriate clothing Compost toilets are available to use Please avoid wearing any strong smelling perfumes or hair products
Potter's wheel experience
Potter's wheel experience Please allow 1.5hrs for your visit. On arrival you'll be offered a warm welcome from either Jon or his wife and fellow maker Sarah. Following a step by step demonstration, you will share a wheel between two, each having two goes to make a pot. You’ll then be offered one of three choices: 1) The ‘green’ option. We’ll recycle your attempts so your clay can be enjoyed again and again by our lovely customers. 2) Select your favourite pot to take away, air-dry and paint at home. 3) For an additional £20 per pot we’ll fire and glaze your creation. Your masterpiece will need to dry thoroughly before it goes in the kiln. It will be fired twice. This whole process takes about a month, after which we’ll contact you to let you know it’s ready for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.
Explore the Hidden Gems of Cotswolds
*** Book for 2 gets a 25% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 35% discount. *** %20 OFF for early-bird bookings (two or more weeks in advance). Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a guided driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Oxford University Tour With Alumni
We will start with a whirlwind overview of Oxford as the central player in 1,000 years of British history, and giving guests an understanding of how the sprawling institution operates before embarking on the tour. Navigating down the windy alleyways we will get an insiders take on the little known viewing angles that bring across the drama of the world famous architecture in this city. With striking spires and imposing buildings, we will cover how these influenced Tolkien, C S Lewis, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We will enter one of the oldest Colleges at Oxford, renowned for its beautiful gardens, before heading into one of the most famous Library's in the world - responsible for over 13 million books. Capping this off we will cover a Harry Potter film site, along with why the most powerful religious figure England has ever seen, was burnt alive in the centre of Oxford, on what is now such a nondescript part of road you could easily miss it. Please note: Colleges and the Library can shut without notice and currently they are available as of August 2021. If this changes on the day we will of course incorporate them - if we are not able to offer any access, we will offer up the option of a full refund.
Guided tour of the beautiful Cotswolds inc Tewkesbury Abbey
Come and experience this magnificent full-day, driving and walking tour of the famous Cotswolds with a friendly local guide, in-vehicle refreshments and plenty of incredible photo opportunities along the way. The Cotswolds is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) known for its stunning countryside, historic castles, grand manor houses, lively market towns and quaint villages with honey-coloured stone cottages. By booking this tour, you will escape the hassles and time-constraints of accompanying a larger group, gain local insights and be able to fully immerse yourself in the experience. During this tour, you will: • Be driven in a luxury vehicle with refreshments. • Visit quintessential English countryside locations. • Learn about the history of the places we visit. • Have some free time to explore, or relax. • Stop for photographs in various places along the way. • Eat and drink in a Cotswold pub or restaurant (Optional- not included in tour price). Bookings for 3-5 people achieve a 10% discount. Bookings for 6-8 people achieve a 15% discount. (NOTE: Airbnb’s 20% ‘Early bird’ discount will supersede all group booking discounts). I will collect you from (and return you to) Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse train station. Tours run from 9am-5pm approx. Private groups can be collected from accommodation anywhere in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire or Wiltshire.
Printmaking and drawing workshops
Whether you choose to spend a few hours drawing, crafting or printmaking, you can enjoy your time in a creative environment doing something for yourself, either in my art room or printmaking workshop. In the workshop you will be able to explore the techniques of lino cutting, mono printing and collagraph printing and produce original and unique artwork to take home with you. In the art room (situated in my Regency house) you can revisit and hone your drawing techniques, or if you are a complete beginner, enjoy learning how to draw in an informal and relaxed setting. Whichever creative experience you choose will be accompanied by plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits and, on those autumnal and wintry days, the log burner in the parlour will keep us warm whilst we create our masterpieces.
Potter's Wheel Taster Workshop
In this fun introductory class you will get familiar with the potters wheel and learn what it is like to have a go at throwing. On arrival at our Studio, you’ll be warmly welcomed as you join the rest of your small group. The workshop begins with a full demonstration of the pot throwing process, given by one of our expert potters. You will then be individually assigned a potter’s wheel for the duration of the workshop and its your turn to get hands-on and have fun practising your pottery skills! An experienced tutor will be on hand throughout offering practical tips and guidance. You will learn the 5 basic steps in making a pot, from centering, opening out and pulling up the walls of your pots, using specialist tools. You may create as many pots as you wish on the session, using an unlimited supply of clay. As a beginner, your pots tend to be super wobbly and often collapse but it’s all part of the fun and the normal learning curve of a potter! At the end of the class you can chose your best pot(s) to take away on the day, which can be left to airdry at home and painted if you wish!
Paddleboard River Safari For Beginners
A 'Visit Worcestershire Tourism Experience of The Year 2022' nominated SUP adventure you'll never forget. Ready for some SUP therapy? Learn to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a SUP safari on the beautiful River Avon with Wittering SUP; an ASI accredited SUP school. Perfect for absolute beginners, you'll learn how to stand up paddleboard followed by a peaceful tour of the beautiful river Avon to enjoy the tranquillity and local wildlife (kingfishers, deer, herons, wagtails, skylarks, swallows, Canada Geese, buzzards, Red Kites, otters, mink, water voles, oystercatchers and even rare curlews!). Every ticket sold makes a contribution to the Kemerton Conservation Trust who help take care of our beautiful wildlife here. With ASI qualified SUP Technical Coaches (and all gear provided), you will learn everything you need to start your paddleboarding adventure; how to kneel and ultimately stand on a board, correct paddle-stroke and turning techniques as well as safety and equipment knowledge before we head off on our adventure! Ideal for couples, families or friend groups from age 12+ so long as you can swim at least 50m. This a very accessible water sport and you don't need any experience to join in. All paddlers get a 10% discount from our friends at Revil's Farm Shop and Cafe; hot drinks and delicious lunches onsite - Yum!
Yoga on the Malvern Hills
I’m offering 1 hour yoga classes on the stunning Malvern hills followed by a walk where I take you to the Beacon - the highest point on the Malverns! Shorter walks are also available on request. The yoga classes are vinyasa flow. I like to start the classes with a relaxation exercise such as guided breathing then I will warm you up to get to a more dynamic yoga class then a relaxing end leaving you calm yet invigorated.
Bee & Bee Air - beekeeping & apitherapy
Experience the apitherapy house and the bee beds. Enjoy the serenity and ambience of 'beehive air therapy', a perfect mix of science and sorcery. Browse the bee book shelf with a view of the apiary and bee-boles, or just kick back and enter your dream on top of the bees, inhaling honeyed air, enjoying deep relaxation and micro-vibrations. You might want to learn about other apitherapies on offer, and all the medicines of the hive from Chris Park, expert in bee medicine, folklore, history and the heritage of honey. View the mini-museum of beekeeping artefacts and have a go at the ancient art of bee-skep making. Then of course, indulge in some honey tasting. Learn about bee forage whilst visiting the bee garden and apiary. You might want to sit a while in the sacred grove and then walk the organic farmland to visit an ancient spring, in view of the Uffington White Horse and Ridgeway.