Once the fire is lit, and the embers fly, you will be transported back in time to learn the historical skill of blacksmithing in our 100 year-old forge with our experienced blacksmith.

Our courses are perfect for those who want to try their hand at the ancient skill and whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced smithy, there is a course to suit you!

Since first picking up his tools at the age of 12, our Blacksmith, Alex, comes with years of experience and historical knowledge to pass down to his students, and as courses are never with more than 2 people you will be sure to receive a dedicated and unique experience.

All materials are included with the price and full day courses include a lunch provided by our Tea Room. You will also get the opportunity to walk around our site and take in the unique setting of our historical buildings which have been transported to and restored by Avoncroft since 1967.

Recipients of a gift voucher can arrange a date to attend the course at a convenient time for them as vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

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1/2 Day Course


Key Ring, Letter Opener, Coat Hook £99
£85 for members

Key Ring, Letter Opener, Coat Hook

£130 for members
1 Day Course Key Ring, Letter Opener, Coat Hook, Poker/ Rake £190
£160 for members

Key Ring, Letter Opener, Coat Hook, Poker/ Rake

£280 for members
2 Day Course Option 1
Day 1– Key Ring, Letter Opener, Coat Hook, Poker/ Rake
Day 2– Boot Scraper, Snail

£295 for members

Fireside Set*
Day 1– Rake, Poker, brush
Day 2- Fireside Holder(*participants will work together to forge 1 fireside set per workshop)
£500 for members
Option 2 (fireside set):
Day 1– Rake, Poker, Brush
Day 2- Fireside Holder
3 Day Course Day 1 & 2- Choose either option 1 or 2
Day 3- Hanging basket bracket

£390 for members

Not available


Gift Vouchers
We offer gift vouchers for all our blacksmithing courses so if you’re looking for that special gift, whether for your anniversary (the 6th wedding anniversary is iron!), Christmas or birthday give them an Avoncroft Blacksmithing Course gift voucher and win yourself some brownie points for imagination and interest!

Age Limit
All participants must be over the age of 16.
Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an Adult.

How to Book
Please e-mail bookings@avoncroft.org.uk or call Amy on 01527 831 363 (option 2) to arrange a course or purchase a voucher. Please note that it may take a few days to respond to queries.