Learn green woodworking
Family whittling courses and spatula making: all taught outside in the woods at Abney Park Cemetery.
All our courses can be booked on Obby.co.uk.
All family courses and events are held at our outdoor workshop at Abney Park Cemetery. Please dress for all weather, sturdy footwear is recommended. Warm clothes in winter, keep your feet covered in summer and waterproofs whenever. We have a tarpaulin to protect us from the worst of it and will continue to work outside in all of it.
Following the coronavirus pandemic we now also offer online courses for families who want to learn together.
Most of our courses (at the workshop and online) can be booked as a private session for family and friends. Our teachers are also available to teach at events.
We also do kids birthday parties at our workshop, get in touch with us to discuss.
Courses at the workshop
For families that want to whittle together, this is great introduction to learn how to work safely with knives.
2hrs. School holidays only.
Cost: £35 for one adult and one child working together.
Available for group bookings of 4-6 famillies.
Taster sessions, 11am-3pm
Cost: £45 full price/ £35 low income.
Whittling for families
Play with knives- safely! Mindful whittling for the whole family. This workshop is for children aged 7yrs and upwards and their families to gain skills and confidence working with whittling knives, and make magic wands. Wood is provided, each family must buy their own knives (we advise on appropriate knives).
This course is available only as a group booking for 4-6 households, contact us to arrange an online course.
Cost: £14 per household, 45 min. class
Are your friends and family keen to get carving? We now sell gift vouchers for all of our courses. Gift vouchers are non refundable and must be redeemed within 12 months of purchase.