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

Weaving is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. 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 the date for more info & to book: 1st July.

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 will be provided & the workshop includes a homemade 2 course lunch. Click the date for more info & to book: 8th July.

Beginners 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. Click the date for more info & to book: 29th July.

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 more info & to book: 5th August

Oil Painting for Beginners

Join us and create your own landscape oil painting in a day.  Local artist Sara Penrose will guide you step-by-step to creating your own canvas, and a delicious locally-sourced lunch is included. Click for more info & to book: 6th August

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.

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.

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.

Later in 2017...

Seasonal creative poetry walks; Spoon whittling; Detox in harmony with nature. Your opinions are very welcome – we’d love to hear your ideas for workshops!

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Rural Antics Voucher!

A wonderful gift for someone special, our Gold Rural Antics Workshop Experience voucher is valid on any full day workshop.

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