Our Experience Days & Events
From mastering the art of perfect photo composition to getting your hands dirty with organic and sustainable produce growing, our specialist masterclasses cater for all levels of ability and offer the perfect introduction to a wide range of topics and skills.
Alongside our regular experience days, we’re marking some of the key dates in the calendar with special one-off events.
Join us for a Traditional Four Course Dinner, Traditional Burns Toasts & Speeches and a Northumbrian Piper.
We love a good festival, and with the Battlesteads Beer Festival now in its 6th year we know a thing or two about hosting them.
Discover the best beers, ciders and lagers, with music and entertainment, at our annual four-day beer festival.
From getting to know your camera to mastering the art of composition, we've got photography classes for all levels.
The perfect introduction to the sometimes-overwhelming world of digital photography with Martin Kitching.
An enthusiast's session focusing on aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity settings to achieve a well-exposed image
Learn the secrets to creating an eye-catching image by getting the composition right at this practical workshop.
This 3 night break is a stunning way to improve your landscape and wildlife photography
Get out in the garden and start growing your own produce, with our head gardener Kate's hands-on experience days.
Head gardener Kate will share all her top tips for growing vegetables, herbs and salads in your own polytunnels.
Discover the dark art of growing organic and enjoy fresh fruit and veg, grown naturally at home.
Would you like to make your day more special by growing your own bouquet, grooms buttonhole, and table arrangements?
Would you like to be able to pick flowers from your own garden or allotment and have them in your home to enjoy?
This 1 day course will give you indepth information about Flower Farming and changing your career to be a flower farmer.
Try your hand at hot and cold smoking with beginner and advanced courses - and take home what you produce!
Discover the basics of curing and brining as well as how to make your own hot smoker at this hands-on workshop.
Learn advanced curing processes and smoke production and take home all the cold-smoked delicacies you produce.
Discover the secrets to the perfect flower arrangement or make your own wreaths at our fantastic floristry days.
Give the gift of flowers this Mother's Day but not any bouquet... a bouquet you have created yourself with your mum.
Put your Christmas jumper on and get into the festive spirit with our decorative wreath-making workshop.
Do you wish to learn how to create your very own wedding flowers? Then this 1 day workshop is just for you.
Unlock some of the mystery get really close to amazing birds of prey.
Wrap up warm and enjoy some festive magic as owls fly off to Lapland with your letters for Santa Claus.
Advanced booking is essential.