Snowman & Santa Carving Workshop | Saturday 9th November | 1pm – 4pm


Snowman & Santa Carving Workshop | Saturday 9th November | 1pm – 4pm


Spend an afternoon carving your own wonderful Snowman or Santa Claus from green wood. Scroll down for full details.


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Snowman and Santa Carving Workshop with Martin Rollin 

 Saturday 9th November 1pm – 4pm

Enjoy a unique and satisfying experience crafting your own Snowman or Santa Claus from green wood at this fabulous new workshop. Located in our cosy craft barn at Hanwell Wine Estate, you will have time to relax, chat and experience for yourself the rewards of working with wood. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. You will learn a range of cutting and carving techniques using an axe and knife and how to shape your object safely and efficiently.

By the end of the session you will have hand carved your own wonderful Snowman or Santa Claus and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.

Summary of workshop content : design and shape, carving techniques, surface treatment and finishing, tool selection and usage and health and safety of when using craft tools.

This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments. The only hard decision you will need to make is whether to make a Snowman or Santa Claus!

Outline of the day

Arrive 10 minutes prior to start time

1:00pm | Welcome with light refreshments

1:05pm | Introduction to tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools

2:00pm | Refreshments (Do let us know if you have any food intolerances as we will be serving snacks).

4:00pm | Home time with you beautiful wooden Santa Claus or Snowman hand carved by you!


Martin Rollin is an expert in teaching bush craft skills. He was formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business.

This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.

“Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul”



To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here

Giving as a Gift?

If you would like to buy this as a gift for someone, please ensure when you place your order add in the comments box -‘gift voucher with the recipients name’. We will then email you a home-print voucher with a description of the workshop and date. Gift vouchers are fully flexible and if your recipient is not available or does not want to do this workshop we will happily move them to another date or different workshop of the same or lower price.


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