Traditional Woodland Skills
Have you ever walked past a trail of stalls and been wowed, asking yourself How on earth did they make that? What would I need to give it a go myself? or maybe, I could never do that! I wouldn’t know where to start!
Not only do our traders present bespoke goods at their stalls, but they also put on workshops! Blacksmithing, metalwork, woodwork, tool sharpening, willow weaving and more…
Willow weaving is an ancient craft that has been in use for thousands of years. Within the British Isles, the earliest historical records of willow weaving date from the Mesolithic (around 8,000 to 10,000 years ago) – what an ancestral skill to learn! Time to get tactile and weave away, creating baskets and even your own creation once you know the ropes.
Dryad Bushcraft is dedicated to providing the highest standard of Wilderness Bushcraft training, teaching traditional skills and crafts as well as using the latest techniques and equipment from around the world to ensure that your wilderness adventures are safe, pleasant and memorable!
Arts & Crafts
Our science, nature and art area Hub-Hyb also hosts a selection of activities to get stuck in on, such as up-cycling clothing workshops, illustration and watercolour sessions and becoming a creature through puppet making. Please note that they are very popular sessions, some with limited spaces, so booking is advised.
Do check out Children’s Activities page for more sessions in Arts & Crafts too!
Dance & Ballet Cymru
Ballet Cymru is an inclusive and proudly Welsh professional ballet company with a reputation for award-winning, innovative, choreography, performed by a diverse and hugely talented group of professional dancers from the UK and around the World. As well as evening performances at the main stage, they host matinee shows and dance workshops for children or anyone else who’d like to be involved.
Singing & Songwriting
Open Mic Sessions and “Unearthed”– Your Chance to Shine!
Our Open Mic sessions have been a great success, sometimes packed to the brim of musicians, poets and storytellers and listeners spiraling outside of the tent! If you fancy joining in on these sessions, you may also have an opportunity to perform on our second stage, The Niche, on Sunday afternoon where we schedule “Unearthed“ or “best of the open mic sessions”!
Open Choir – Singing Between the Trees
Back for the 5th year running, with a different name each time, is Singing Between the Trees! Come and join for an uplifting hour of singing each morning, learning some songs by ear and layering them with harmonious melodies. Show yourself off by joining in a group performance to the crowd in the main arena on Sunday afternoon too!