Rural Craft Courses


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Rural and Craft Courses:

Our Rural Craft Courses offer a unique opportunity to learn a range of crafts and skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Courses are held in small groups, making use of our indoor and outdoor training areas, in and around our converted poultry barn. 

Courses include making a traditional sussex trug, country wine, cider and mead making.  An introduction to Willow weaving, willow basket making and willow Christmas decorations.  Then why not find out how to power your craft workshop or garden shed by solar energy?.





Training Course Feedback:

View many satisfied customers' feedback on our trustpilot reviews page.

Here is just a sample:

'An excellent course which I believe all prospective beekeepers should attend. We had absolutely no idea what a responsibility it would be. The information was fascinating and we learned an incredible amount and now look at bees with tremendous respect. (The lunch was great too)! Thanks to all involved'. 

'Great course in chicken keeping both for adults and children. very friendly, honest and passionate people'

'Absolutely amazing introductory beekeeping training at Mantel Farm. Amanda answered every question that was asked in detail and more!  The food was very good, such a selection too and there was more than enough for everyone to have at least second helpings.  Overall I cannot fault the weekend training, facilities or staff at Mantel Farm. Would 100% recommend to anyone interested in BeeKeeping or anything else they train there.'





Importance Of Traditional Crafts:

Learning a new skill or craft is fun, fulfilling and keeps the tradition of passing knowledge from teacher to student alive. It is becoming increasingly important to maintain cultural techniques so their methodology is kept alive.





Accommodation Links:

Located in the heart of the East Sussex Countryside we are lucky to be surrounded by tourist destinations including Battle, Hastings and Bexhill. Each has many places to stay, as well as a mainline train station.

Find out more about accommodation used by our previous course attendees here