Welcome to Rural Antics, located within Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire .

Offering Creative Craft Workshops in an inspiring surrounding

The perfect place to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people. Carpe diem – seize the day!

Here at Hanwell Wine Estate, we love hosting Rural Antics workshops!

They enable us to open up the wonderful countryside setting of our vineyard to you, giving us all the opportunity to get closer to nature.

Hand-making great wine is a real craft and Rural Antics provides a space for us to involve interested people in our wine-making, alongside other artisan past times, such as chair weaving, foraging and painting.

Carpe diem – seize the day!

Creative craft workshops in inspiring surroundings

Weaving Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the tools & materials before being taught how to work with the tools. Our skilled tutor will help you to create something to be proud of! The workshop includes a homemade 2 course lunch. Click for more info & to book: 2nd September

Foraging for Food Summer Workshop

Enjoy a ‘2nd Spring’ on our one day foraging for a food experience will be hosted by Richard Mawby discover the edible foods on the estate and around the countryside. Your day includes a homemade two course lunch served with local wine and samples of your forage.  Click for more info & to book: 9th September.

Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop

Join us and make your own wooden spoon from scratch. A 1 day workshop with Martin Rollin will guide you step-by-step to creating your own spoon, and a delicious locally-sourced lunch is included. Click for more info & to book: 30th September.

Wild Land Art Photography

Our one day workshop will truly inspire you and unearth your creativity for the world around you. Create art using natures materials and capture them with your camera. The workshop includes refreshments and a homemade two course lunch served with local wine. Click date for more information & to book: 7th October.

Bentwood Chair Making

The Bentwood chair making workshop is a great introduction to rustic woodcraft and it’s always a sociable two days with a fantastic atmosphere. Join us to make something you can enjoy for years to come! The workshop includes a homemade 2 course lunch. Click the date for more info & to book: 14th & 15th October.

Beginner's Pencil Drawing

Louise Comfort our illustrator, will work alongside you explaining basic drawing skills and showing you how to use pencils to bring to life the detail and colours of the English countryside. All materials, refreshments and two course homemade lunch is provided. Date TBC. Click here for more information

Support your Health Naturally

Join us and enjoy a day learning easy quick ways of improving your health, how to make fit more nutritious food choices, easily and cheaply into your shopping basket. Sue is ready to share with you her top tips and abundance of knowledge to improve your health.  Click for here more information.

Beginner's Digital Photography Workshop

Award-winning professional photographer, Chris England will be hosting a one day workshop focused on helping you capture striking photographs with any type of digital camera. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. Click for more info & to book: 19th August.

Introduction to Flower Essences

Expert Homeopath, Wendy Jackson, will teach you how to identify the healing qualities of individual flower essences before you create your very own combination of Australian Bush Flower Essences to take home with you. All materials and homemade 2 course lunch include. Date TBC. Click here for more information

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Your opinions are very welcome – we’d love to hear your ideas for workshops!

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Rural Antics Voucher!

Our Rural Antics Workshop Experience voucher makes a great gift & is valid on any full day workshop.

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Workshop Tutors

We’re always looking for new workshop topics & tutors – if that could be you…

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