Learn green woodworking together
For families that want to start whittling at home, or around a campfire, our courses are a great introduction for both adults and children to learn how to work safely with knives.
All our courses for kids and young people require them to be accompanied by an adult who will supervise and work with them at all times. Each course space is for 1 adult and 1 child to attend together. We recommend that parents/carers join the course so that they can keep their child safe when whittling at home and be confident in their child’s abilities to work with knives and wood.
All courses are held at our outdoor workshop at Hackney City Farm. Please arrive 10 minutes early so you have time to find the workshop, go to the toilet, have a drink and be ready for the start. 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.
To make our family courses accessible to as many people as possible we have launched a ‘Pay it Forward’ ticket. This enables you to book a space for your own family whilst making a donation to fund a space for a family on a low income.
Our courses can be booked as a private session for family and friends. Our teachers are also available to teach at events and we can host kids birthday parties at our workshop, get in touch with us to discuss.
Courses at the workshop
Family whittling workshop, for 6-8yrs
1 hr course.
Cost: £30 for one adult and one child working together. Or £50 with ‘pay it forward’ option to enable a family on a low income to join in too.
Family whittling workshop, for 9-18yr
Cost: £35 for one adult and one child working together. Or £60 with ‘pay it forward’ option to enable a family on a low income to join in too.
Please contact us to buy a gift voucher with the name of the recipient and which course you would like a voucher for. Gift vouchers are valid for 1 year and are non refundable or exchangeable. However, gift vouchers are protected against prices rises during the year.
If you are buying a course as a gift we recommend you join the course together, it’s more fun that way.