Trying your hand at a new craft technique can be very relaxing and rewarding. During the hectic run up to the festive season why not make some time for yourself, and attend one of the great workshops highlighted below. Try a new craft, or hone your skills at one you already do, and then come back to Airhouses and relax in your hot tub under the winter stars.
At Birkhill House is a wonderful venture set on a small holding 20 mins south of Airhouse. They run adult and children's art and craft workshops all year round. This year they have an adult focused Christmas Makes weekend with a number of glorious sounding workshops including Christmas tree origami, and lino cutting to create your own Christmas card design.
Check out the website here for full information and how to book. Hurry though as they keep workshops small to allow for personalisation and a calm relaxing experience.
Why not try your hand at needle felting? This is a really therapeutic and easy to pick up craft. It involves repeatedly stabling a needle into felt to bind the thread! At the end of all this stabbing you have wonderful creation to share, and you find a lot of tension has left your body! Feltology is an experienced needle felter and she is running a workshop at the beautiful Hirsel in December to make unique Christmas Decoration. More information can be found here.
Jacksons at Jedburgh is another family farm that invites vistors to farm tours and meet the animal sessions. They are also this year running a number of adult wreath making workshops in outdoor spaces around the farm. You will use products sourced from around the farm to create a wonderful festive wreath to take home! They are running on various dates in late November and more information can be found here.
Join the lovely people at the family run Harestanes Glass Studio for some festive creating. Located in the craft courtyard at Harestanes Near Jedburgh you can try your hand at creating wonderful christmas decorations using glass. More information can be found at the website here.
Airhouses is more than an award-winning holiday escape — it’s an experience you will never forget. Explore woodland walks, hiking trails and the peaceful village of Oxton (plus Edinburgh is less than an hour away). And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly animal family of alpacas, goats, donkeys, pigs, Shetland ponies and more.