4 January 2017

Crafty courses are back by popular demand and now available to book for folk looking for a creative new year’s resolution.

Branch out and try your hand at one of the many nature based crafts at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery Centre. From Woodland Coppicing to writing with fire (pyrography), professional experts are offering a new range of classes from February.

In its fifth year, the unique programme of activities takes place at the edge of the woodlands and are becoming increasingly successful with more courses being added every year.

New activities in 2017 include bowl and kuksa carving, a leather axe and knife making course, and blacksmithing.

Taking place within the serenity of the forest you can enjoy the surroundings of the beautiful and extensive Ecclesall Woods as you create and learn.

Cllr Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure encourages people to make the most of the courses and enjoy the variety of activities that are on offer. She said: “What better than to enjoy the backdrops of some of Sheffield’s finest woodlands whilst have a go at a new skill which you may have not even known existed.

“Everyone leads busy lives and rarely have time to consider doing something just for fun. Have a look at what courses there are to offer and take some time out whether you’re retired, a young person, or a parent needing to do something different for a break.”

Staff at the Woodland Discovery Centre advise people to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information about the courses, prices, and to book a place you can visit http://www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk/.