Craft Workshops

 

Summer Holiday Kids Craft Workshops

Keep the kids busy this summer with our fun craft workshops!

We are running sessions every weekday at 10.30am (except Mondays, when we are closed).

The workshops on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are bookable online, or you can turn up on the day and hope there is space!  Each of these workshops cost £6 per child and the sessions last for around 45 mins to an hour.

Timetable of Summer Kids Workshops

Summer craft timetable

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We ask that parents/carers stay on site during the workshops, but they do not have to participate/support. However for younger children (ages 3yrs to 5yrs) parents/carers will be needed to supervise their little crafters!

Tuesday sessions will be our Alpaca Pom Pom kits.  This is a self-led (i.e. parent/carer led) session and there is no need to book in advance, just turn up and pay at the til.  It is £3 per kit/child. One of our Crafters will be available to offer help and guidance where needed.

 

Alpaca BiscuitAlpaca Biscuit Decorating

Our visitors always enjoy the Wolfridge Alpaca biscuits! In this session children can decorate their own alpaca biscuits to a design of their choice.

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Wet Felted Book Worms 

Create a wet felted bookworm in this fun workshop!  Have fun selecting fibre and seeing the magic of the wet felting process as the loose ‘fluff’ gradually rolls in to your worm-like creation!

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Wet Felted Pen Covers

Discover the magic of wet felting and create a "pen-cosy" to take home!  Using wool, water and soap, a little elbow grease, and your cosy will take shape under your finger-tips!

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Fluff Bugs

Our smallest crafters will love creating their own fluff-bugs using silk-clay and ‚Äčtheir choice of fibre to make the hair. They will create the body / head shape and add features themselves (perhaps a grown-up will help), and then they can ‘plant’ their own crazy head of hair in to their bug. A fun activity aimed at the youngest visitors, but enjoyed by all ages.

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Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls

Kids love selecting and stuffing these rattan balls with alpaca fibre, shorn from our gorgeous Wolfridge Alpaca herd!  Hang them in your garden and birds will be able to take the soft fluff and make a cosy nest.  

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Workshops for Groups (4 or more people) and Children's Party Options

If you have a group of at least 4 people, please have a read through all of the workshops on this page to see what we offer.  Then please get in touch and we can arrange something specific depending on your group size, age, skill level, activity preferences/combinations (craft activities, alpaca experiences and food/refreshments), budget and time available.  

Our children's parties are available for groups of 6 to 12 children, aged 6 years and over.

 

Gnome for websiteNeedle Felt Gnome Ornament

Gnomes / Gonks are popular all year round. Customise yours with a choice of colours and styles of body / hat.  Add hair / beards using fibre from your choice of fibre, including some shorn from the Wolfridge Alpaca herd.  The workshop is 2 hours in duration and is suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 11 and 12 year olds we request that you support with one adult for every two childen.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Bag embellishment bothAccessory Embellishment

Select your accessory: a zip top bag, tablet slip, pencil case, shopping bag or laptop case.  Create your design using either cut-out felt shapes or have a go at needle felting a 2-D design: a flower, animal, your initial, or even an alpaca – perhaps you can recreate your favourite from the Wolfridge Alpaca herd?! The workshop is 1 hour in duration, and is suitable for sticking shapes for 5 and over. If you wish to needle felt, it is suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 6 to 12 year olds, we request that you support with one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Bees for workshopsNeedle Felted Bee

Make your own needle felted "Queen" bee, complete with a tiny crown! Created entirely from wool using specialist barbed needles, create a happy 3D bee of your very own to take home. These bees are fun way of introducing yourself to the world of needle felting.  And of course reminding everyone how important bees are!  The workshop is 1 hour in duration and suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 11 and 12 year olds we request that you support with one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Crochet broochCrochet Flower Brooch

Crochet flowers are so pretty! Wear yours as a brooch and it will brighten any outfit.  Suitable for beginners or intermediate crocheters, you will learn how to crochet a flower in cotton yarn, attaching a pin at the back to wear it as a brooch.  You will be taught basic crochet stitches and crochet in the round.  Yarn, hook, brooch pins and pattern are supplied.  The workshop is 2 hours in duration and suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 11 and 12 year olds we request that you support with one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Crochet key ringCrochet Rainbow Key Ring

Key rings are fun and easy to make and so handy!  In this complete beginner crochet workshop, you will learn basic stitches and make a key ring in any colours you like. No crochet experience needed!  Yarn, hook, key ring and pattern are supplied.  The workshop is 2 hours in duration and is suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 11 and 12 year olds we request that you support with one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Crochet scrubbiesCrochet Scrubbies

These face scrubbies are perfect to replace single-use disposable cotton pads. They can be used as make-up or cleanser/toner pads and have gentle exfoliating properties.  Suitable for beginners and intermediate crocheters, you will learn how to crochet in the round using basic stitches. You will be able to make one or more scrubbies for you to take home.  Yarn, hook and pattern are supplied.  The workshop is 2 hours in duration. Suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties with 11 and 12 year olds we request that you support with one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop! 

 

Weaving wheelWeaving Wheel

Learn the basics of weaving with this weaving wheel workshop. Make a colourful, fun wheel using yarn and alpaca fibre, and display it in your home!  Yarn, alpaca fibre and cardboard template are supplied. This workshop is up to one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 5 and over (younger participants will need some assistance).  For Children's Parties we request that 6-12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Wet Felted Book Worms or Pen Covers

Create wet felted bookworms or pen covers in our 1 hour workshop.  You will have fun selecting fibre and seeing the magic of the wet felting process as the loose ‘fluff’ gradually rolls in to your worm-like creation! This workshop is up to one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 3 and over (younger participants will need some assistance). For Children's Parties we request that 6-12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

  

Alpaca alpaca ornamentAlpaca Alpaca Ornament

Create your own 3D alpaca using alpaca fibre! A cushing (sitting) alpaca will be covered in the natural alpaca fibre of your choice, and you will sculpt ears and add facial features for a cute cartoony, or more lifelike alpaca to suit you. Will you take home a mini-Mayhem, or handsome Hercules?  This workshop is 2 hours in duration and is suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties we request that 11 and 12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Pom poms 

Alpaca Fibre Pom Poms

Bag charms, keychains, bobbles for hats and scarves are all fashionable and fun accessories - even better when made by you with your choice of size, fibre and colour. You may have fallen for an alpaca from the Wolfridge herd and now you can make a pom pom to match them! Our Pom Poms have a luxurious look which is more fur-like than traditional pom poms made from knitting yarn as it is using the super soft fibre in its unspun form. Suitable for ages 5 and over (younger crafters will require some assistance). For Children's Parties we request that 6-12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

Felt braceletFelt Ball Bracelet / Garland / Keychain

During this needle felt session you will see the super-speedy method of making small felted spheres using the fibre of your choice. Watch your felted spheres take and hold the shape as you stab to sculpt them! With a little practice, you may be able to form each ball in as little as 5 minutes, then string them to make a fun garland for your house, a fun keychain, or even a chunky-bead effect bracelet.  We have a range of our own herd's natural fibre if you are looking a gorgeous tonal alpaca creation of your own to treasure.  This workshop is one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 11 and over. For Children's Parties we request that 11 and 12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children.

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!

 

SoapWet Felted Soap

A wet felted soap is a fantastic way to use soap more economically and provide mild exfoliation! As you use it the fibre shrinks along with the soap, allowing you to use every last bit of the bar, leaving you with a felted, gently exfoliating ‘scrubbie’. In this session you will select your choice of fibre – and alpaca is a fantastic option. Suitable for beginners, including children (younger participants will need some assistance).Each bar will take up to 45 min to create, however the more energetic crafter can make one in around 20 minutes. This workshop will be up to one hour in duration and is suitable for ages 5 and over.  For Children's Parties we request that 6-12 year olds are supported by one adult for every two children. 

Please get in touch or email info@wolfridgealpaca.co.uk to arrange a date and time for your group workshop!