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Become a village blacksmith for a day in rural Dorset

Blacksmith experience
Delivered by Ian Thackray

Book now from £160/person

Berwick St John
Full day
2 people only
Limited accessibility

About this village blacksmith experience

A rural skill experience delivered by certified blacksmith Ian Thackray. A very physical learning activity for two people per day only. All tools and all safety equipment provided. Ian is DBS certified and full risk assessments are available upon request.

What you’ll do

You will be experiencing a full day of blacksmithing in the forge on the tools, not in a classroom, guided by Ian. You’ll have plenty of time for one-to-one experience. You will learn the basics of metalwork, and get a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home.


Due to the nature of the location visited and the hard physical work involved, this experience may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility and is not wheelchair friendly.


The venue for this experience is The Forge in Berwick St John, Dorset. Show map


Visits by appointment only
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Blacksmith experience