Willow Weaving & Woodland Feast – Family Workshop

Join us in the woods for an exciting collaboration with Lorraine from Hedges and Hurdles!


Spend a morning beneath the trees learning how to use natural materials and learn how to weave either a Mini-Obelisk or a Bird Feeder to take home for your garden.

For this workshop, we will be using Willow harvested in the spring from the lakesides at the Priory Farm Estates. Once harvested the Willow is first bundled, dried and stored ready to be rehydrated by soaking in the lake several days before use.

The technique used to create both a Mini-Obelisk and Bird Feeder is similar, so you’ll have the choice on the day. For younger children, you could also weave willow fish. We will be working from a table top, using a ‘jig’ to support the Willow upright whilst we weave.


Before we start the workshop, Christian from The Salt Box will teach you the art of lighting a fire in the great outdoors, sparking the flames upon which we’ll cook your lunch on!


Following the workshop, we’ll sit down at our shared dining table beneath the trees for a delicious 2-course feast, cooked over an open-fire and inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. 

What’s on the menu?


w/ grilled pitta chips


w/ wood-oven focaccia,
charred seasonal veg,
garlic mayonnaise




The Salt Box at Priory Farm
Red Oak Barn
Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
Redhill RH14EJ

Date & Time

Tuesday 13th August 2019

10:00 – 1:00pm

Ticket Price

£55 per family (1 adult + 1 child)
Additional child + £25

What’s Included

  • Drink and light bite on arrival
  • Fire-lighting workshop
  • Tea & Coffee for the adults
  • 1hr 15 minute Workshop with Lorraine from Hedges and Hurdles
  • 2-Course woodland feast cooked over fire


Further Information

  • A maximum of two children per adult.
  • Suitable for children aged 7+
  • We will have limited capability to cater for dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of the event, so please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets. 
  • The menu is subject to change.
  • It’s quite the adventure getting to us, you will be required to walk 5-10 minutes (with a little bit uphill) through the woods to get to us.
  • Please ensure to wear suitable outdoor clothing and sensible shoes.
  • This is a rustic woodland setting, therefore please note that toilet facilities are located a 5-10 minute walk away.
  • Full refunds available up to 7 days prior to the event.
  • Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you 72 hours prior to the event.

About Hedges and Hurdles

Husband and Wife team and founders of Hedges & Hurdles, Lorraine and Paul Matthews are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with others, encouraging people to discover a newfound love for nature and the outdoors! Offering “Experiences”, including Hedgelaying and Wattle Hurdle Making training courses, heritage skills undertaken during the autumn and winter months. Hands on Wood Craft Workshops are held throughout the year utilising seasonal materials cut and harvested locally as part of a sustainable woodland management programme. From traditional Willow Weaving Courses to Bushcraft Workshops, Lorraine and Paul continue to develop exciting activities for adults, children, families and private groups. Courses take place at Priory Farm Estates, Nutfield plus various locations in and around the Surrey Hills.

Find out more at www.hedgesandhurdles.com.

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