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Family Whittling Workshop 9yrs+

4.8(24 reviews)
Learn safe whittling skills at Hackney City Farm
Hackney
In-person
£35 pp
2hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Spend some time together learning new skills. This workshop is for children and young people (aged 9-18) with an accompanying adult to learn whittling together.

Please note - one ticket admits 1 Adult and 1 Child/ Young Person

Families who have not attended London Green Wood courses before must bring one adult along for each child attending.

In this workshop

Using locally grown green wood we'll practice safe carving knife grips and make spatulas, staffs, wands or wooden knifes.

For families that want to start whittling at home, this is great introduction for both adults and children to learn…

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Things to remember

We have no indoor space and will be working outside in all weathers (under a tarp if it rains) so please come prepared. No sandals or bare feet please. Walking boots or work boots if you can, a thick sole will help to keep your feet warm in cold weather…

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Latest Reviews
4.8(24 reviews)
Laura Redman - Jun 14, 2022
This was a great workshop. It really inspired my daughter and was fun to do together. Wish there were more things for kids and families!
john wagener - Jun 13, 2022
Me and my daughter really loved the class. thank you so much . we both learnt a lot and the tuition was very relaxed and we got to know the rest of the group a bit as well which was fun. well done. I think setting up the seats beforehand would have given us a bit more time to whittle - then would be 5 stars
Madeleine Bowyer - Jun 13, 2022
Great day out so nice to be whittling in nature in the middle of Hackney what a brilliant group very welcoming and felt safe at all times. Very much look forward to doing another workshop soon.
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Booking Options
2hrs workshop
1 class
£35
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Age Requirement

9All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

London Green Wood is cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Hackney City Farm, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.

We have been running events and teaching courses since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We run workshop sessions for members of our cooperative three times a week and one weekend each month. Membership is open…

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Class Location
Hackney City Farm
Hackney
1a Goldsmith Row
E2 8QA
London

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Family Whittling Workshop 9yrs+

Reviews

Laura Redman - Jun 14, 2022
This was a great workshop. It really inspired my daughter and was fun to do together. Wish there were more things for kids and families!
john wagener - Jun 13, 2022
Me and my daughter really loved the class. thank you so much . we both learnt a lot and the tuition was very relaxed and we got to know the rest of the group a bit as well which was fun. well done. I think setting up the seats beforehand would have given us a bit more time to whittle - then would be 5 stars
Madeleine Bowyer - Jun 13, 2022
Great day out so nice to be whittling in nature in the middle of Hackney what a brilliant group very welcoming and felt safe at all times. Very much look forward to doing another workshop soon.
Zach King - Feb 19, 2022
Esther was fantastic - really patient and helpful when there was something the kids were finding tricky. Zach was teaching his sister how to whittle yesterday and they were busy with it most of the day!! Thank you - would recommend
Matthew Godfrey - Nov 29, 2021
Really nice course in spite of the cold
Agi Tsang - Nov 13, 2021
We really enjoyed the class and hope to be back regularly from spring. The class was well organised, the leading lady ( bad memory to names 🤦‍♀️ Sorry) was very friendly, knowledgable and with positive attitude and approach to kids. We were lucky to have a small class of only 2 families. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.🙏
Vanesa van Vlerken - Oct 17, 2021
We had a lovely time whittling. The place is lovely and the person teaching as was super nice. I wish they had a regular weekend course for kids.
Noah Schenato - Jul 24, 2021
Sorry, We missed the lesson because of external event !!!
Maeve Barclay-Brown - Jun 30, 2021
We didn’t really know what to expect but everyone absolutely loved this, a big groan went up from kids and adults alike when the teacher said we only had a few minutes left. The teacher was lovely, endlessly patient and good-natured. We all want to do it again.
Julian Madams - Jun 15, 2021
The session was well structured and lasted two hours outside under the trees. We used green wood that had been freshly cut that day. We learned various techniques on knife holding, types of wood, what part of the tree to use to make different utensils, what to do to preserve the wood if you need to pause the project for a while. We worked on a marshmellow stick and a butter spreader. We didn’t finish. Ben was a great teacher; we had a lot of fun.
Esther Oxford - Apr 20, 2021
My 13-year-old son and I really enjoyed this session at Hackney City Farm. We made a butter knife and a marshmallow toasting fork - sitting by a fire. Jo and her colleague are charming and precise teachers. I highly recommend.
Alice Toomey - Apr 8, 2021
We had a wonderful day, and came away wanting more, so already planning our next session. Thanks so much!
Luíza - Nov 10, 2020
This was a great class. Our girls are 10 and 15 years old. and in our class they both got to use the axe, the saw and the shave horse, all taught really well and safely. We came home refreshed after our time outside without screens and enjoyed it so much that we will be booking again sometime next year.
Jennifer - Oct 28, 2020
My 10 year old son and I loved this workshop. He was given so much independence to use the tools himself and great guidance to use them safely. He learnt loads and felt really proud of what he achieved.
Jessica - Aug 5, 2020
We really enjoyed it. Well organised and in a great location. It's good to learn something new and have something to take home with you. My daughter wants to go back and do more.
Vitor - Nov 25, 2019
Amazing Class
Emily - Jun 11, 2019
This was a great workshop, we both really enjoyed it. It was really good to go to a workshop for a parent and child to learn a new skill together. I was hoping for a hand carving course though so we could continue at home after the course, so a little more information about the content before would have been very useful. We will probably try and book another one in the summer though, the venue was good as was the instruction.
Grainne - Apr 16, 2019
Both 9 year old Dermot and his grandad loved the session and plan to book another one very soon! 5 stars!
Kim - Apr 12, 2019
It was fantastic! Jo showed us, in stages, what we needed to do and let us get on with it. My son, Harry, loved it because he was able to be really hands on with the tools and you also get to take your piece home with you at the end. I especially loved it and we are now looking forward to our next workshop together with Jo. Highly recommend London Green Wood CIC and Jo for her lovely calm and informative approach.
Chrystalla - Apr 4, 2018
An inspiring afternoon workshop from which we not only took away our wooden creations but sound knowledge of types of wood and safe whittling tips. Getting to work on the 'shaving horse' with a two handled knife was an added bonus. Great to be outdoors working with our hands - we loved it! Thank you.
Bridget - Apr 4, 2018
Fantastic. Lovely surroundings, and nice to do something calming and learn a new skill!
Gemma - Feb 19, 2018
We loved it.
Gemma - Oct 27, 2017
We all really enjoyed it
Ruth - Oct 27, 2017
Great experience, definitely plan to go back. Lovely activity & lovely location.